Where are you getting that it's a Christmas wreath? It looks more like a laurel wreath to me. If it were supposed to be a Christmas wreath, I imagine it would be closer to a circle rather than the oval shape the laurel wreath tends to make.
Beret: The beret is a nice size and appears to be made out of the same woolen material as Molly's skirt,if maybe a little lighter. I was concerned at first when I couldn't stretch the opening and put it over Molly's head AT ALL, but then I thought that maybe it's just not supposed to be worn that way. I had a beret I used to wear when I was younger and it was more the kind of hat you sit on top of your head, not really pull over your head. The opening does at least tend to keep it from sliding around on Molly's head too much when you have it situated just right. It's quite stylish. A
Purse: This little purse is just awesome!It's made of red pleather and has a nice luster to it, and it actually snaps closed as opposed to having a velcro closure. I love its rather large size, I supposed I was expecting something smaller.I don't know why. It is only about an inch smaller in perimeter compared to Molly's schoolbag from her school supplies set. I just tried putting an American Girl mini magazine in the purse and it fits down inside almost perfectly so I imagine it might even fit other mini books inside too; a dolly sized ID card and money, as you could imagine, would be a cinch to fit in. I plan to use the pattern for Molly's purse on the AG Playthings main website to make one for Emily since her Meet accessories don't have a purse. A+
Hankie: Awwww,how cute is this little handkerchief? I just love monogrammed or embroidered hankies. I haven't quite figured out how to make it hangout of the purse yet but I will. It appears to be a decent size for American Girl hands. A+
Reproduction penny: Very cool. I have an actual penny that dates back to 1944 and it has the details perfectly copied, down to the wheat stalks and "ONE CENT" printed on the back. The wheat stalks were what caused these pennies to often be called wheat pennies. A+
Locket: At first I thought the locket part of the necklace would be a little bit bigger; I compared it to a locket I have from another doll line (more specifically Elsie's locket, from the Life of Faith line). Thinking about it though, Molly's locket was scaled to be a smaller version of the lockets a young girl would typically wear today; most lockets from the 1840s were quite a bit larger and so for that locket, an actual girl's sized locket from today was put on a shorter chain, at least I'm sure. I was disappointed that Molly's locket no longer comes with her dad's picture to paste in, but as a piece of doll jewelry it's very pretty. The clasp is easy to open and close. A
Overall grade: A
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Sweater: I received my Molly doll along with her Meet outfit for Christmas in 2012 so I think the sweater must've changed a little over the past couple years. Mine is not a pullover, it opens and closes in the back with the new softer velcro. Either way I really like the bright design of the sweater and how soft it is it seems to have a lot of mix and match potential. It looks adorable with the dickey underneath but looks just as nice without it. A+
Dickey: It probably isn't going to be used too much with other outfits but it does look good with the Meet outfit's sweater. Just wish it didn't curl up so much, it's kind of hard to keep folded down sometimes. A-
Skirt: This has to be one of my favorite parts, if not my favorite part, of the whole outfit! It seems to be the right length and the right cut for a girl growing up in the 1940s, and it's such a lovely navy color. It can easily be mixed into other outfits. It's one thing that makes me wish sometimes that there was a white blouse included in the outfit instead of just a dickey because I can imagine how nicely it along with the skirt would look by themselves; it would probably make for a nice school uniform for other dolls. The material seems high quality. I'm not completely sure if it's 100% wool or a wool blend but it certainly isn't just felt. A+
Bloomers: I'm not totally sure if these kind of bloomers were still being worn around Molly's time, but they're quite cute. They're puffy enough that they obviously wouldn't do well with pants, but they work just fine under her dresses, at least from her time and further back. A
Socks: Nice, fairly thick white cotton bobby socks. That's about it. A
Shoes: Ugh! What were they thinking when they gave poor Molly these fail-tastic rubber/plastic shoes? They look okay, but they didn't come off of her feet easily. I don't think I'm going to even try putting them back on. I mean, I do have one Bitty Baby outfit that includes plastic shoes but those are actually fairly easy to put on and take off. These, though, look like they'd be an unnecessarily long struggle. I noticed that in Molly's separate Socks and Shoes set that she has patent leather Mary Janes that snap open and closed. Could these shoes and Samantha's been why those sets were created? xD F+ (the plus is being nice since the Meet outfit does require some kind of shoes)
This is one of my most recent AG purchases (actually a gift) so I figured of all the stuff I have to review, I'll review Molly first.
I received Molly for Christmas 2012 so I've had her for a little over a month or so now. I can't believe it took me so long to get her, she was always one of the dolls I wanted the most. Well now that I finally have her, I can say that the wait was well worth it!
Molly may appear kind of plain or even a bit mousy on the pages of the catalog but once you bring her home and get her out of her box, she looks soooo much cuter and prettier IRL. One of the first things that attracted me to her was her eyes. They are such a soft, lovely shade of gray! Some Molly dolls may have more of a green or blue tint to their eyes, but mine are about as pure of a gray as you can get. I really wish there were more dolls with this eye color. The only other gray eyed doll AG still currently produces is Ruthie and I have every intention of getting her, too.
Her hair is very beautiful too, and appears to be pretty easy to care for. My Molly's braids were very neat and orderly and I only undid the braids just a couple of days ago. I was going to brush her hair but the waves that her braids make are so pretty that I decided to wait on brushing her hair. When I do brush her hair I shouldn't have too much trouble though, I didn't feel where it would tangle easily while I fluffed her hair out after I undid the braids.
She has a very sweet face and I love her little glasses. Did they change the shape of her glasses again? I know that most newer Molly dolls don't have perfectly round glasses, but aside from the nose piece still not curving up and having more of a natural shape, my doll's glasses are almost perfectly Harry Potter round in the frames. Either way, they're adorable and they have a nice snug fit on my doll too. I also like that there was a case for the glasses included even if you can't use it to wipe them clean.
There is a separate section to review the Meet outfit so I'll post my opinions on that later in that thread.
Overall though, I give Miss Molly an A+! I'll try to update later with a couple pictures of her.