Post by supernonamegirl on Mar 1, 2010 21:48:19 GMT -5
I was surprised at how much I love this outfit! I put on my wishlist on a whim, and my Clandestine Coconut got it for me.
The skirt looks a lot nicer in person, so long as you make certain the lining is straight, and the t-shirt is one of the most realistic shirts AG has ever made. The boots are weird, but I like weird. The colors might be pink and purple, but they're very rich and definitely not what I would consider Princess colors. I do recommend it!
Worn properly, it should drop down a bit on the bottom and cover the hairline from the back of one ear to other, but the top should be flat, and pulled off the hairline, at least a quarter of the way, but a bit more is generally fine. It is a bit stiff, so it doesn't do it easily, but some careful smooshing and fiddling should work.
Post by supernonamegirl on Oct 10, 2007 21:46:22 GMT -5
Do some versions of this doll have darker skin than others? In some she seems really really tanned, while in others she seems just slightly darker than JLY 25. Or is it just the camera/lighting?
Medium skinned dolls in general have the most variation in shades and 28 is no different.
Lighting also has more of an impact on the medium tones, for a variety of reasons, but especially because it's harder to *tell* when it is having an effect.
Like, a picture of Kirsten where she has WHITE skin, clearly is having too strong of a flash, but a picture of Josefina with too much of a flash will only make her skin lighter. Opposite works too. Too-dark picture of Addy is clearly too dark, while a too-dark picture of Josefina might just look really tan.
Post by supernonamegirl on Jul 25, 2006 1:08:18 GMT -5
I got this for my birthday a few days ago and briefly considered returning it. It's simply not my favorite. I'm keeping it though as I figure I'd get it eventually otherwise. Also, I hate returning gifts, it seems ungrateful. The material is taffeta but the pink stripes aren't a solid pink, which I always thought the were, there seems to be s epckly effect in the fabric, possible due to the way it's made. It's really unnoticeable from any distance though. They're also a deeper color than I thought. The pinafore is also a little frilly for my taste, but I suspect that may be in combination with the puffy, lacy sleeves of the dress. I'm goint to mix and match both pieces with other outfits I have and I suspect it will turn out better. Als the circlet seems cheap to me. I expected it to tie on, but the bow is sewn together, giving the impression it's supposed to be just placed on and I'm not to happy with the way I have it on right now. I love the socks though. I could easily see a "rip-off" turning out nicer than this, simply by using different fabric, toning down the lace and even the puffy sleeves a bit. All that said though, it is a nice dress, well made. I was happy the pinafor tied in the back, as all my handmade ones have snaps and that's just not as nice. I also think it has potential to grow on me, when I head up to my dull colorless dorm, but right now that pink is at terrible odds with my purple walls. Grade C-
Post by supernonamegirl on Jul 25, 2006 1:19:26 GMT -5
This outfit is worn by Kirsten in the books Kirsten Learns a Lesson, Kirsten’s Surprise and the short story “Kirsten and the Chippewa”.
I really like the simplicity of this dress. I've never liked her school dress much, because I find it dull, basically a red version of her meet dress (and who wears division signs? I mean really?). While that may be realistic for the time period, I like this dress soooooooo much more, though it is still relatively simple and understated.. The fabric is a really beautiful color. The stipes are also a nice contrast to the teal. They're sort of purple-y and darker teal. The ruffles on the sleeves are real cute along with the simple colar. Ribbons, are... ribbons, though I do like the woven pattern of them.
I really like the sleeves on the dress. I also like that the collar is cream, and really stands out from the rest of the dress.
Grade: B+ for the price, though it is the dress and ONLY the dress (well, and some ribbons), which isn't much to write home about. I like accessories.
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Post by supernonamegirl on Jan 19, 2008 1:37:56 GMT -5
I like the outfit, hate the dress. I know, I know, it's supposed to be worn with the Apron,but I would really like it if the dress looked nicer without the apron, just to have that option. As it stands, the plain-dress is downright fug to me.
See? Gross. My biggest complaint is that neck. Just look it, standing there, all poorly done and odd.
But, this? I do like this and the wreath is nice for fake flowers. And, the apron itself is kickin'.
Just look at that scalloped edge. I also really like the socks, which aren't really clear in these pics, but are nice and thick, though they don't actually match anything, including this outfit. I like them anyway though. But still, I wish AG could have tried just a bit harder. Grade: B- overall, with a crappy looking dress D and an awesome apron A, but the dress is the foundation and all.
Post by supernonamegirl on Jul 1, 2006 1:26:05 GMT -5
I know a little about historical fashion, but am definitely not an expert, not to mention that Conlonial is actually a little out of my time periods, but I do believe the concept of the dress is historically accurate, but Lissie may have been a tad too old for it. The simple white dress, to my understanding was something children wore to keep cool and what not, but they stopped a little before 9. I could be totally wrong though. All that said, I love this set. I have the current one, purchased only a month or so a go, so it came with the hat and Brocade slippers too. I got the box and was dancing around my dorm room in excitement and when I opened it my roomates were all kinda confused about why I spent so much on a simple white dress when there are so many better ones, for cheaper. So, I told them, it was the whole effect and to hold their horses. I took my time putting it all together but once I did they all agreed that it's one of their favorite outfits, the "whole effect" is amazing. I then danced around the room doing the "I'm always right" dance. It is one of may favorite outfits ever though, if not *the* favorite. The quality is amazing and when you consider you get the shoes (which look nice with her spring outfit too) and the hat and cap (I'm a huge believer in mixing and matching. You should see what I do with Josefina), it's actually pretty reasonable comparatively. I also tried it with some different ribbons and that gives it a little more variety, but admitedly not much,
Post by supernonamegirl on Jan 19, 2008 1:49:09 GMT -5
I love this dress, any and all parts.
I like the color, it's not a traditional pink to me, and not really a salmon, but somewhere in between the two. I feel like there is an ever-so-slight orange-ish tint to it, which is nice.
i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3/supernonamegirl/doll%20review%20pics/09172006100.jpg I like the print of the apron. I also can usually get it to stay up without pins and it doesn't look awkward, when done right. (The first pic is without, I think.) But, then again, Lis is mostly display, and if for some reason she's not, like a photo story or adventure in Disney World, she gets the pins. Or doesn't wear the apron, because...
Unlike some other pink birthday/apron dresses, (Kirsten, Sam, I'm looking at you) I find this one to look very nice without the apron.