Post by Felicityfan85 on May 7, 2009 21:05:01 GMT -5
I posted photos of my mom's Samantha's outfit a couple years ago. I got this outfit for my Samantha, for Christmas in 2008. My mom's is from 2006 and they've changed in those two years. The material on mine is thinner-so much so that the skirt is now lined. The fabric is also a little different in color. The ribbon and lace seem to be pretty much the same. Both versions are very nice and at least my mom and I can tell our Sam's Christmas dresses apart, lol. I give this outfit an A.
The skirts-see how the skirt lining is?
Notice the fabric difference? Mine on the left; my mom's on the right.
Both Samanthas look lovely in their Cranberry Party dresses!
Post by Felicityfan85 on May 7, 2009 20:32:36 GMT -5
Back when I was first into AG (mid-late 1990s), Samantha was my third favorite historical. I love her books and collection. I got my own Samantha Noelle Parkington for Christmas in 2008 (my dad ordered her in September, soon after the first buzz of the archival). She is a beautiful doll! My mom has a PM Samantha, that I got from ebay, cleaned up and gave her, and although both Sams look quite different, they're both wonderful dolls. I do like the eye-color on the PM Sams more though.
I did have a little bit of bonding issues when I first got my Sam, probably mostly because I play with my mom's quite a bit. After a couple months I changed Sam's hair to be a side-ways half pony, like on the old cover and first chapter of Meet Samantha and she's adorable with that style. I also had put mine into her nightgown before my mom put her Sam into her nightgown, and that helped, too.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Apr 4, 2009 10:21:21 GMT -5
I got this from ebay in fall 2008; it's missing the stockings. I wasn't quite sure about the outfit but wanted some more for my dolls, so I thought I'd get it.
I'd rate this outfit a B (would be higher if a shirt were included under the jacket or the jacket was done differently). It's a pretty color and style is nice but the outfit really needs a shirt or cami underneath the jacket. The sides of the jacket lift up quite a bit when you raise your dolls' arms up high, their skin shows. I also wish they style of the jacket were a bit different or instead of a jacket that it was a sweater or something. Sometimes the jacket doesn't stay closed (also why a top underneath it would be better). The skirt is pretty and shoes are cute. The fabric might make them prone to bleeding onto the doll though, so it's probably best to handwash the outfit to get excess dies out.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Apr 2, 2009 22:27:02 GMT -5
From the AG website:
"American Girls can’t wait to wear this outfit to summer camp! It features:
* A hoodie sweatshirt with blue sleeves and a “Pine Lake Camp” graphic * Twill shorts with patch pockets and adjustable cuffs * Sporty sandals for exploring the outdoors * A bandanna to sweep back her hair while she plays * Includes the Camp AG book, filled with ideas for summer fun $24"
When I saw the Outdoor Play outfit in photos and the catalog/website, I knew my dolls would be getting it. My mom bought it for me for my dolls (my Jess convinced her to; she said it was made for her, lol) and the outfit arrived yesterday.
Anyway, I love this outfit; I give it an A+! It's got cute mix and match pieces which make it well worth the money and it's not pink (I like pink but the blue suits this outfit more). I kinda wish the white part of the top was a light grey instead. White seems like it would get dirty pretty easily while at camp/camping, however, that doesn't take away from the awesomeness of this outfit. I haven't read the book yet but it has activities for kids to have their own little camp.
Now onto the photos:
The sandals-I love the stripes; they're the same style as Nicki's Tie Top outfit sandals.
Detail of the side of the shorts-there are two belt loops on the front sides and two front pockets that work. Elastic at the back; velcro closure on the front.
Shirt detail-I'm not sure if the graphic might be prone to peeling like Mia's meet sweater or not. The kangaroo pocket is a nice touch.
Back of the bandanna The tag on the bandana, on the front of the band, does show through a bit. The shirt and shorts close with the [snaggy] velcro closure; you have to pull the shirt over the head. (the blue hairties are just some cheap ones I had bought for my dolls).
The cuff on the shorts can be let down, which is good if you're doll feels like wearing slightly longer shorts.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Dec 26, 2008 23:07:22 GMT -5
I got this outfit for Christmas for my #21 who I got for Christmas. The dress is beautiful! I love the color and the style is very pretty. The ruffle at the bottom adds a nice touch. The shoes and stockings are cute and the hat is adorable. I love the snowflake and sequin details on the outfit. I think it could work for Valentine's Day, too, since Valentine's Day is still in winter. This is probably one of my favorite holiday outfits; A+++ from me.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Dec 26, 2008 17:18:11 GMT -5
I just got Shirley for Christmas! She was from my mom. I did get to see her a teensy bit before Christmas and she and Corde took a couple pics together.
#21 is a lovely doll. Her curls are sweet and she has a great hair and eye combo. Mine will actually be getting an eyeswap probably in the spring, though. Her hair is a nice shade and the pin curls are nice. She looks good in many outfits and glasses and she gets and A+ from me!
Post by Felicityfan85 on Dec 1, 2008 22:56:11 GMT -5
I got this on the 17th. I like it a lot although the shirt is definitely a bit thin. I don't think the jumper part is too thin or too thick.It's a lovely shade. It does seem like it could easily snag (like, be careful if your have cats). I also think tights would be best with it, though I haven't tried that yet. The shirt looks like it might go nicely with other outfits and the shoes, too. The jumper also looks cute as a simple sun dress. At first I wasn't sure which of my dolls would get it so I tried it on both Marina (#26) and Gabby (#14) and it looks pretty on both but I like it on Gabby a lot more; it really brings out her blue eyes and it wasn't too tight on her (she's a mid 1990s dolls). It gets an A from me.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Dec 1, 2008 22:21:31 GMT -5
I got the lilac glasses earlier this year for Mischa, since she's my modern AG lookalike. They're wicked cute and the style is similar to pairs I've had/have. The only thing I don't like about them is that they mess with Mischa's left eyelashes by squishing them a bit so that eye either won't close or won't open, until I move them out a bit. But in order for that to not happen, they either have to sit lower on her nose/cheeks or not really rest on her face at all(like on her nose and cheeks). Other than that I like them a lot. A-/A.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Dec 1, 2008 22:07:16 GMT -5
I got these recently, from AGB-Boston and they're cute. At first I wasn't sure about them because some photos/lighting seem to make the lighter part a brighter yellow and I didn't like that. In person they're actually not as bright which is good. They do seem more fragile than the metals ones but I'm used to that anyway since I wear glasses myself. I do agree that these glasses are better to pick out at a store yourself, if you can. Some pairs are more stripey and have more of the lighter color than others, however, because of all of the variations in the patterns, no two pair are exactly alike.
I LOVE my Kit, she's a sweet looking doll! My Kit's hair is longer in the front on one side then the other, and it's very noticable with her hair down from the elastic that she comes with, Is it normal for there to be such a big difference? If it is normal, then does anyone know why?
My Kits hair is the same way so I'd assume that it is normal!
I'm not sure when they starting making the front of the one side a tad longer; the older Kits don't have it but the newer ones do.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Nov 12, 2008 23:30:49 GMT -5
I picked out my Kit on May 6th, 08 at AGPNY; I had planned for a little over a year that she would be the doll I got when I went to AGPNY. My grandma's name is Margaret as well as one of my friends and my grandparents grew up in the thirties, so Kit had to join the others here. She is very pretty and her short hair adds a nice variety (it especially did when she was first released). I also like that she has dark blue eyes and the freckles add a nice touch.
Kit's outfit is nicely made with the snaps, hook and eye and zipper. It is also versatile (My Kit is wearing her overalls outfit with the sweater on over that, like in a scene (or a couple) from her movie). It's nice colors on her, too. The barrette is adorable although it should definitely be kept out of reach of very young children and mischieveous pets.
Overall I give Kit and A+!
Her first picture
Susie and Kit (in case anyone wants a comparison of #24 and Kit- I got Susie Christmas 2005). Mine are cousins.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Oct 27, 2008 8:52:41 GMT -5
I don't really care for the OG horses even if they look more realistic-they still aren't more realistic than the AG horses because they don't have "fur." I've always wanted Penny, ever since she came out, and so I finally bought her in Dec. 2007 for my Felicity because that was her ten year anniversery of being with me. So of course she needed her beloved mare.
Penny is so soft and very pretty; Felicity looks perfect with her. The only thing I don't care for is that her mane and tail are much darker than the illustrations. That's okay though. She still gets a solid A from me.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Aug 12, 2008 21:16:36 GMT -5
Although for Addy's period, the hat bow of the hat goes in the front, it also works being in the back, for other times.
Addy's summer outfit is pretty! I had always thought it was more of a sandy brown color on off-white but it's berry colored. I guess I just hadn't paid too much attention. It's a lovely dress for summertime and looks great on Addy or even Kirsten. Mostly Addy though, lol! The brooch adds a nice touch as does the ribbon on the hat. I got this from the 2007 Over_18 holiday swap and I couldn't have been more pleased; Addy and I were so excited to get it, especially since I had just gotten Addy on my birthday (she was a graduation gift I got to open a semester early).
Kirsten in the dress:
Addy in her summer outfit:
The hat sometimes likes to fall off so if you have Addy's hair down, you could try pulling a couple of the sides of her hair in front of the elastic-this also helps hide the elastic in photos.
The boots add a nice touch to complete the whole outfit!
Post by Felicityfan85 on Aug 12, 2008 20:39:33 GMT -5
I got Sari when I went to AGPNY in May. She's such a sweet little doll. My mom has a kit to make a rag doll and it would be a big Sari. I also have a yarn doll I made a when I was younger; she's dressed for St. Lucia day and I named her Sari, after Kirsten's doll (which shows that I've loved Kirsten since I first got into AG!) A+++++
Post by Felicityfan85 on Aug 12, 2008 20:27:09 GMT -5
This set is so adorable! I saw it and had to have it for my BB, Hannah. My mom got it for me for Christmas; Hannah is so cute in it. The bodice of the dress is green velvet as is the hat. The desgin on the bodice is nice and elegant. The little sash adds a nice tough and it is classic Christmas colors.
The tights did snag a bit on mine when I put it on, but I'm not used to putting tights on a BB. The shows are shiny and red.
I love the rocking horse for Bitty Bear and the book is a coloring book (I like the activity type books more than the board books). I do wish they still came with the 4 crayons but most homes with kids will have crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc. in them already so it's not a big deal.
This dress is an A+++++++++++ from me-so sweet and soft; perfect for dressing Bitty up for the holidays!
Post by Felicityfan85 on Aug 12, 2008 20:13:04 GMT -5
When I first got into AG, I fell in love with this doll but never got her. Then, when I ordered Kaya in Feb. 2006, I finally ordered a bitty, too-my Hannah Olivia! She is so pretty and adorable; soft and cuddly! Hannah has the blondish, hard eyelashes and I wish they'd use it for some of the 18" dolls.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Jul 24, 2008 17:48:53 GMT -5
My Nicki just arrived today! She came from the MCM sale (thelight139 picked her up for me) and she is pretty! I love the color of her hair and the pretty curls. Her hair is a bit thin but not everyone has thick hair in real life and it's not so bad. It seems about the same thickness as #26 and it might seem thinner because of the way the curls are. At first I had passed her up (when she was available direct from AG in 2007) but it was for dumb reasons and I realized in Jan. that I really really wanted her.
The outfit I'd rate a B+. The belt could've been detachable and the boots could've had lining but the skirt is pretty; I love the embrodiery, colorand it's soft. I don't really mind the no underwear since this is a doll, but I would've liked the bottom of the shirt to snap. I've seen shirts like that and they snap at the bottom. The eyelet is cute on the shirt though.
I definitely rate Nicki and A! (B+ for the outfit; A+ for the doll).
Post by Felicityfan85 on Jun 22, 2008 13:05:34 GMT -5
Revised version (plastic)
I got this a few months ago (yay for sale items). It's really nice and I love the design. I don't mind that it's plastic too much-the modern one is, too. I've heard mixed reviews about both since everyone has their own preference. This gets an A from me.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Jun 1, 2008 11:54:43 GMT -5
I won a PM #14 from ebay :). Her name is Gabriella Starlight Cohen and she's so adorable. I've always loved this combination of hair and eye colors since I first got into AG and I'm so happy to finally have my own #14! She's got so much personality that you can't go wrong with her. Her bright blue eyes shine against her dark brown hair and her hair is great for styling.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Apr 23, 2008 20:02:49 GMT -5
Finally Mischa is mine! After finishing my tech theatre project which took forever, it seems, my roommate gave me Mischa. Mischa is a joint Christmas, bday and graduation gift from my roommate (she paid $50, I paid $40 during the free shipping last month). She's my GOTY lookalike.
Mischa is so pretty! Her hair is definitely more strawberry blonde than red, to me. Mischa's hair is very thick (I think it's the thickest of all my AGs). The layers are cute.
Her meet outfit is pretty cute. Her skirt is a bit tight though and the sweater has the graphics starting to peel. If it all peels, I'll probably take it off when I'm home. Other than the peeling, I like the sweater. The shoes are also pretty cute. The tights are alright but I think they might rip pretty easily if you're not careful with them.
So all in all, I give the doll an A++++ and the meet outfit is a B+/B.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Mar 18, 2008 19:51:51 GMT -5
I got this with my Addy as a pre-graduation gift from my parents that I got to open on my birthday in Dec. I love the size of this quilt and is thick and beautiful, even if the top is appliqued. I hadn't really noticed the green on the border before I got it. Two dolls can snuggle up under it. My Addy is so happy to have her quilt. I give this an A!
Addy snuggles under her quilt for a good night's sleep.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Feb 27, 2008 23:10:22 GMT -5
After the whole missing out on Kirsten's School Supplies, I had to get this asap (just in case) as it's my top item I wanted for Kirsten. The quilt is pretty although, it is smaller than Addy's Family Album quilt. I like that they use some fabrics from different outfits-it's neat that they use the original Kirsten school outfit print, with the divide signs. Since I don't have Sari yet, I'm not sewing the small quilt yet. It has to be saved so Kirsten can sew it for her doll. This quilt gets an A from me (would've been an A+ if it was a tad bigger.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Feb 27, 2008 22:42:27 GMT -5
I got this outfit when I heard that it came back online in mid Jan. for like a day. I had really wanted it but didn't buy it while Nicki was out. So I had to grab it.
This outfit is so nice and has a lot of pieces to mix and match. The tank top is plain so can go with many outfits and the shorts are nice and can go well with many other things, too. The sandals seem to stay on pretty well (which we all like) and the belt is adorable; I love the print on it! The tie-shirt is a nice mix of pink and grey-green. I give this outfit an A+ for being well worth the money for all of the pieces!
Kirsten is our model here as I do not have Nicki-yet.
With the tie-top not tied.
Without the Tie Top
The sandals-dollie toes don't hang off of them, either!
And last but not least, I took ronniestar14's advice and used the belt as a headband. It looks super cute as both a belt and a headband!
Post by Felicityfan85 on Feb 27, 2008 21:59:27 GMT -5
This bag earns an A from me, too! It's cute and not frilly. It's too small to be a real messanger bag for a doll and is more like a messanger bag purse. I also wish the strap as longer but it is very nice the way it is. My Susie got this for her birthday from PrincessEmily's Lindsey.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Feb 27, 2008 21:43:24 GMT -5
This is a really cute shirt. It goes really well with the Petals and Plaid skirt and probably goes with many other outfits since black is pretty versatile. My Susie got it from PrincesssEmily's Lindsey, for her birthday, along with the AGP black hat and the AGP messanger bag.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Feb 2, 2007 10:48:36 GMT -5
I think they usually change every couple of years.
While this isn't my favorite meet outfit, I do like the colors and it seems like it might be mix and matchable. The boots are a little better than I expected, which is good because I'm not a fan of boots. Here is my Marina in this outfit.