I love this dress. Actually, I like all of the work dresses and wish AG hadn't discontinued them! The fabric is softer than I expected it to be, and I like the colors of the stripes that run through it (which I never really noticed until I saw it in person). This is actually one of my favorite dresses on Kirsten, I love the way the color looks with her hair/eye color.
I love this set! I remember liking it when it first came out but I didn't get it until recently when it was on sale. My mother-in-law also got it for my daughter so we have two sets, but that works out pretty well because we have three Bittys and this way they can all match. I really like the tights, because all of our other Bitty tights are a specific color or have flowers or something on them, and these go with a lot of things.
I'm glad to see the pictures of Kit wearing this set. I wondered how the shirt would work on an 18" doll, but my DD won't let me try it on any of hers because "it's for Bitty, silly!"
I have to disagree with the previous reviewer, I think this is cutest Bitty Baby! We also have the medium brown Bitty and a Blond ONB. I really like the skin color of this doll, I think the medium brown one always looks a bit "off" in the pastel outfits. This one is cute in anything though.
I am glad to see the heads on these don't show as many marks as some of the other dolls. My daughter just got this doll for Christmas and calls her Dark Brown Bitty. The other two dolls are called Brown Bitty and Blond Bitty (are you noticing a trend here? ).
This set is really cute. I like the 2-in-1 sets as I feel they are a better value than buying a single outfit (and who doesn't want to save on doll clothes?). My daughter has had this for about two years and it has held up very well.
She has the matching outfit (minus the bear shirt, which met with a washing mishap) and loves to wear the jumper and dress each of her Bitties in part of the outfit (although I must say the colors look much better on the Blonde Bitty than the medium skinned Bitty).
The weak point in this outfit would have to be the boots that come with it. They are difficult to get on and off, and I can't imagine how a child could tie them. They are also heavy and bulky.
I give this set a B+ which would be an A if it had better shoes.
This set is adorable. My 3 year old got it for Christmas two years ago and she has played with everything so much that we are giving her the new Starter Collection with a different Bitty for Christmas this year.
It comes with a good variety of items, although I do wish it included a more casual outfit (something like the knit onesie and pants with the new Collection--I think that was the only weak point in this Collection). Everything in the set is beautifully made and has held up really well to nearly constant playing. I love the trunk, I think it's adorable. It's also very sturdy and perfect for storing the items in (although we also got the older wicker suitcase to hold the overflow as DD has added to her collection). I would also like to say that I appreciate the construction of the clothing, which makes them easy for my 3 year old to change her doll, and although she's young and tends to pull things harder than she should at times, we've never had a problem with a seam tearing or anything like that.
I think that buying the Bitty Baby with the Starter Collection is a good value. You really wouldn't have to buy anything else if you didn't want to, and it's a perfect first doll for a little girl.
I love all of the details on this outfit, but my favorite is the different fabrics used to line the jacket, just like in the story. Ours was purchased secondhand after it retired, and unfortunately did not come with the medal.
There are other outfits of Addy's I prefer, but DD has had her Addy doll dressed in this since I gave it to her several weeks ago. It's a very nice outfit though, and I would rate it an A. I think it is a shame it was discontinued.
This is one of my favorite gowns of Felicity's. I remember seeing it in the catalog when my oldest was younger (too young for AG), and I'm not sure when it retired, but I think it must have been before she got her Felicity, because although she has quite a few of Felicity's outfits, she does not have this one.
I got this as part of a poorly photographed lot from Ebay. I wondered if one of the dresses was the work gown, and was SO excited when I pulled it out of the box. I only have the dress and the apron. I am planning on making the fichu. I don't think I will make a mob cap though, because I have a spare plain one that I think will work fine.
I give this set an A. I love the styling, which is like her original meet dress, and something about the homespun look of the fabric is very appealing to me. I guess I like that it is a dress, but it is not "dressy". The only issue I have is that it is seriously tight on our PM Felicity (I am not sure that we could fit a shift under it, never mind her undergarments). It fits DD's newer Felicity fine though.
This doll is OK to me. I got her as part of a lot, listed as Samantha. We already have two Samanthas, so it was a pleasant surprise to find that it was a JLY and not another Samantha (because although I like Samantha, we certainly don't need three of her!). That said, this is probably one of my least favorite JLY dolls. Perhaps because it most resembles me (aside from the bangs), it seems boring.
Ours is a PM, and my 3 year old has named her Cocky Locky, which is what she has called all of the JLY dolls since I told her they don't come with names and you can call them whatever you like.
I don't know if we are going to keep this one, just because she is so similar to Samantha, and I would prefer a little more diversity. On the other hand, I'm really lazy about selling things, so this doll may very well become a permanent part of our collection.
I give this doll a C. It would be a B if it didn't have bangs or if the skin was a little bit more "medium" (or both), but this still wouldn't be one of my favorites.
I just got a PM Felicity as part of a TLC lot on Ebay. I wasn't going to keep her, but my two daughters and I all think she is the prettiest doll we've seen, and mutually decided she was staying.
I've always been partial to Felicity and my oldest DD has a Mattel Felicity, so we had a lot of fun comparing the two. The PM one is definitely shorter and chubbier (even more so than other PM dolls we have). Her hair and eyes are lighter, she has the red eyelashes that match her hair, and very minimal face paint. Since she came from Ebay, I am not sure of her age, but I think she might be one of the older PM dolls. Her face looks different than other PM dolls we have with the same (classic) mold. Her vinyl is also different than our other PM dolls. It does not seem as smooth, and it doesn't get the same shiny look to it.
This is sort of unrelated, but I would also like to say that I am happy that Felicity's hair is supposed to be back in a ponytail, because the one we got had her hair trimmed slightly in the front on both sides. I would have thought that this would drive me crazy, even in a ponytail, but it's really not noticeable once it's back. I am usually a terrible perfectionist, but I think this is such a gorgeous doll in otherwise perfect condition, that I can overlook it.
This is another outfit I would not have bought if I hadn't seen pictures of it here on agplaythings.
It's adorable in person, and as someone else said, a very nice change from all the red, white and blue in Molly's collection! I love the cheery colors, and the fact that it is historically accurate.
DD has a PM Molly, so I was worried that we might have fit issues, but we didn't. I didn't even have a problem getting the loafers on over the thick socks. I actually prefer the thicker socks to Molly's meet socks, which seem to snag so easily.
I think every piece in this outfit could be used to mix-and-match. The single hair ribbon is a very pretty color, but I'm not really sure what to do with it, so I just use it to tie the ends of Molly's two braids together and that seems to make DD happy.
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I absolutely adore this dress! The colors are so perfect for Addy. I bought this on Ebay shortly after it retired, and paid about retail for it, but now that I have seen it in person, I think I'd pay a lot more if I had to buy it again for some reason.
The headband is fine. I think it's a pretty color and goes nicely with the dress, but I am not a huge fan of headbands for dolls and would have preferred a ribbon instead.
I'm not too sure of this one. This was always my favorite quilt of all the historical dolls, and when I finally ordered it on sale, I was a bit disappointed. I guess I expected the appliques to be real (hah), and the print on the top layer of fabric seems very stiff. Almost rubbery?
I've had this packed away for a year or so, and when I got it out to give to DD for her birthday, I liked it a little better than when I first got it, but I'm still not thrilled with it. I think I want it to be softer.
I don't have any bedding for any of the other dolls, so I can't compare, but I'd give this quilt a C or so.
I really like this dress. In fact, it might be my favorite historical Christmas dress. I wasn't sure what to expect quality wise after reading the reviews, but I'm very pleased with it. I probably wouldn't have chosen this one for my DD, but she picked it out herself and, as always, I think it is so much prettier in person than in the catalog.
Ours is Mattel, and the weight is definitely heavier than Felicity's travel/meet gown or Christmas gown. The colors looked how I expected they would, and I think the bright shades complement Addy's skin nicely.
I think this would be a pretty "modern" Christmas dress for any doll.
Addy really is a gorgeous doll. It's too bad Mattel can't figure out how to photograph her better. I thought she was so ugly until I saw photos here, and now that I have seen her in person, I think she is even prettier than the agplaythings photos. DD's new Addy is one of my favorite dolls.
I also love Addy's meet outfit (actually all of her clothes), it has always been one of my favorites and is even prettier in person. I think AG does way too much pink these days, but I've always loved the shade of Addy's meet dress and I think it looks so nice on her. I think the hat is really cute too.
DD seems to really like Addy as well, although she has been renamed Daisy. DD also got Addy's Christmas Dress and her Striped Dress, but DD hasn't put either on on Addy yet. I'm really looking forward to getting more of Addy's outfits.
My only complaint is the bit of glue in the part of her wig. My MIL bought Addy for DD, so I didn't see the doll until DD opened it. I don't think DD would like to be without her for long enough to exchange her, so I guess we'll have to live with it.
I would not have paid full price for this set, but it's definitely worth the sale price of $28.
I do agree that the cradle could be a bit roomier, and the blanket isn't anything special, but the cradle is very sturdy and I think the doll will hold up very nicely. I also think that the dress and bonnet are of better quality than the outfits you usually see on dolls this size.
I bought Polly for my 3 year old and she has been playing with her constantly, so for play value I give the set an A+. We already have a couple of Bitties, but Polly is the perfect size for taking places. I don't mind that her eyes are painted instead of sleep eyes, because she seems more durable that way (for some reason, I always worry about the sleep eyes), but I can definitely see where it would bother people from a collector standpoint.
Kailey is cute, but not a favorite around here. My daughter got her for Christmas during the brief time she was interested in AG dolls. My daughter later told me that she didn't actually like Kailey; she only liked Kailey's dog and the fact that she was LE! Of course, we didn't get her the dog. Had I known, I'd have gotten the dog instead of the doll and saved some money, because now my daughter is in her teens, and Kailey is tucked away under the dresser.
As for the doll, I really like her hair. It doesn't appear to be super thin on the doll we have, and it's just so silky smooth and shiny. It has held up quite well, but the doll hasn't been played with much. I am not generally a huge fan of the blonde dolls, but I do like the fact that she has brown eyes. It's a nice combination. Her meet dress is cute (one of my favorites of the LE dolls), but the shoes are terrible and won't stay on her feet.
Overall, I'd say I like her, but she doesn't "wow" me.
My older DD got this outfit a few years ago for her Felicity doll, and she never cared for it at all. I didn't think too much of it either. I guess it just REALLY doesn't suit Felicity, and I don't think she ever even bothered to put it on Kailey, who it would probably look cuter on.
This year she passed it on to her little sister for Christmas, and as soon as my youngest DD saw the silver skirt and shoes, she wanted it on her new Molly doll. I don't usually care for Today clothes on the historical dolls, but I think this outfit is super cute on Molly.
I really like the fuzzy sweater. The skirt is a nice length, and both pieces fit well on Molly's PM body. The tights we have don't seem to have a pattern, but it's possible that they were switched with the tights from another outfit (although I don't recall any of her other outfits coming with white tights). The shoes are adorable, and they too fit well on PM Molly's feet. I don't think they are the best part of the outfit, but I could see them mixing well with other holiday outfits. Sadly, we no longer have the hairclips, and I only vaguely remember what they looked like, so I won't comment on those.
I would give the outfit a B. It's definitely cute, and I don't think there is anything wrong with it. It doesn't exactly knock my socks off though. My daughter would probably give it an A+ though!
Wow, I didn't dislike this set nearly as much as the other reviewers.
The mirror is definitely chintzy, but I consider the $10 I spent on it a fair price for the other items. I love the powder box. The vase is cute and the cloth is fine. The flowers are nothing special, but the quality seems comparable to the flowers in Samantha's Nature Paraphernalia or with Josefina's Herb Gathering Outfit.
I would give it a B- (although I'd probably rate it lower if I had paid full price).
We have two of these, one tagged PC and one tagged AG. The PC one has elastic (though it's a bit loose on ours) and is made of a thinner material (I want to say, maybe about the weight of the material Samantha's plaid cape is made from, or maybe thinner). The one in the pictures looks like the newer one we have, which, yeah, it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to get on Molly's head!
One other thing about the PC hat is that the little thingy on top is a bit different. I think it's a loop? Our PC set didn't come with the locket, so I can't say how those vary, but the purse and handkerchiefs are identical as far as I can tell. The only other difference was the coin: the newer set has the reproduction and the older set has a real steel penny. But you probably already knew that!
I'll try to get some pictures of the two together. Molly is for my daughter for Christmas, and seeing as how I can't get the newer beret on her head, I'm thinking it would be impossible for her, so she's getting the older one and it's already wrapped.
I'm giving this outfit an A. It's my favorite Molly outfit that we have so far.
The blue of the dress looks really nice with Molly's coloring, and I love the material. I like that it doesn't close with velcro. The hat is cute, and finishes the outfit off nicely. I do wish it came with hair ribbons, but I think I can make some easily enough.
It's a shame that they retired this outfit, but I recently found it on Ebay NIB for right around retail price.
We just got our Nellie mini doll recently, and I like her so much more than I thought I would. Her eyes look demonic in a lot of the pictures I have seen, and since we ordered her online, that's what I was expecting her to look like. She's really cute though! The hair on ours is a little uneven, but not at all poufy. She's probably my favorite of the five mini dolls we have.
Here is a picture of Felicity wearing Elizabeth's Meet dress. I don't care for it on Elizabeth, but I like it quite well on Felicity (as long as I don't give too much thought to shimmery bright pink gowns in Colonial days).