Post by WildPigeonChase on Feb 19, 2013 14:42:37 GMT -5
I have mixed feeling about the dress. I don't really like the polyster-y feel of the black and white pattern, but I love the white front (yolk?) and sleeves with all the ruffle detail. the "bretelles" are good, however one of mine seems determined to stick up the wrong way. I bought this for Samantha, and it seems go work well with her coloring too. I don't have the shoes so I can't comment on that.
Shown here with Rebecca's School boots, which I think look much more appropriate than Sam's black Mary Jane shoes for the period.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Feb 19, 2013 14:31:16 GMT -5
Is the dress really big on anyone else's doll? Mine seems to be swimming on my Sam. I have to pin it back for pictures otherwise it's be down to the boot (which would be mid calf). It's also really baggy around the waist. I like the hat personally, and haven't had any trouble with it. The boots are also nice, though I do feel like I might break a button if I'm not careful. The same details of the dress look really nice though.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Feb 19, 2013 14:24:26 GMT -5
I have the second version with the full sandwich, 2 peach halves, and gingerbread cookie. It's a very cute set, though I do wish I had the deviled egg. The one thing that I noticed is the peach halves look out of proportion to the other pieces. Mine look huge, and are bigger than the sandwich. Also, they seem a bit tight in the tea tin, but it does fit.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Feb 19, 2013 14:14:13 GMT -5
It's an adorable, if a bit pricey, little set. Includes the book strap, composition book, Baldwin Primer, report card, pencil box, 2 pencils, nib pen, and wiper. I like how the reader fit into the story of Sam teaching Nellie how to read. The book strap is also pretty easy to ft on Sam's hand for her to "carry".
Post by WildPigeonChase on Feb 19, 2013 14:09:27 GMT -5
Very cute! The robe is a silky material and has a nice floral pattern. The slippers look really knit. However like others have said they do tend to slip off Sam's feet. Oddly, the right one is fine, but the left one seems a little big. Not sure what's with that.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Nov 16, 2012 21:11:29 GMT -5
The nightgown is a little thin, but the cotton is very soft. The ribbon and lace details are very pretty, and overall the long sleeves and floor length make it very Victorian/Edwardian looking. I like how the sleeves are just elastic, rather than velcro.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Nov 16, 2012 20:55:26 GMT -5
It's certainly a nice outfit, but not a must-have. Luckily it goes for pretty cheap second hand on ebay, so it doesn't cost too much. The outfit is pretty cute, and *very* lace. The pinafore wrinkled easily though. Like others have said, the dress looks pretty plain by itself.
The lacy whites under it make it look a little bulky in this one.
Props to AG for making the pinafore tied rather than velcro. The lace could have been dreadful if it was caught. Though my bow-making skills might need some work.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Nov 12, 2012 14:14:18 GMT -5
This is the only piece of furniture I have for Samantha, so I can't compare it to anything else, but it looks very sturdy and well made to me. It looks just like her desk described in the books. There is a shelf under the desk that holds her books.
Such a cute set! Looks great over a lot of outfits, and seems to fit the time period well. I don't have the hat, but her meet hat fits in nicely. The scarf looks really pretty tucked into the duster, but like others have said, it is really just a ribbon and not a full scarf that could be wrapped around. I love the pleated detail on the shoulder. The duster has real snaps too (no velcro!), which is very nice. Though it does look better closed, I think it doesn't look too bad open. See the last picture.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Nov 6, 2012 19:49:30 GMT -5
Pretty, but a little snug around the waist on my '99 Sam. However it seems big in the chest and sleeves, but that may just be the style. The dress is labeled made in China for AG in '86. I like the buttons on the front, and the little bow, which luckily I haven't had an issues with riding up. Sam looks really cute wearing it when playing with her other school accessories.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Nov 6, 2012 19:40:07 GMT -5
Amazing! A must have of you can find them. They look pretty all on there own, and under Samantha's clothes, they make the skirts fuller.
I don't have the stockings, so I can't comment on those, but the top and skirt look so delicate and pretty trimmed with lace. The garters are an adorable and realistic touch. I like how the bottom buttons into the top, small details like that make this great!
Excuse her bad hair day there.
2nd pic is a little dark, but shows the back of the set, and how they close with velcro.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Nov 6, 2012 19:33:03 GMT -5
Cute! The look so good with her cape and garters. I have a little trouble getting the hat not to look poofy on her head, but its do-able. Not being able to fit both hands in the muff doesn't bother me personally, I think it looks a realistic size if she was real and could bend her elbows to fit in it.
Post by WildPigeonChase on Nov 6, 2012 19:25:05 GMT -5
Beautiful! I'm not sure what year mine is from, as I bought it secondhand, but is definitely one of the later cranberry colored ones, not bright red.
As you can see from the last image its a little snug on my 99-01 Samantha, but not bad. I'm not a huge fan of the material, it feels a little polyster-y to me, but again its not too bad. Overall I'd definitely recommend it for someone interested in her collection.