Post by Buckingham Alice on Dec 18, 2010 7:41:29 GMT -5
I really hate to say this, but I'm rather disappointed with this dress.
I love the look of it... it's beautiful, to be sure! I love that it comes with so many pieces. I love the significance in the story. I love the accuracy and attention to detail. I wanted it for all of these reasons, and because I like all my dolls to have holiday wear.
But I'm not crazy about the color on Felicity... I wouldn't say it clashes, per se, but I like her better in other color combos. And I worry that the velcro on the stomachers are going to snag the lace, so I'll have to be extra careful. But more than anything... I don't just dislike the material... I HATE it. It feels ridiculously cheap. I don't know what it is exactly, but it feels very synthetic. I can't imagine a bolt of this crap sitting in Mr. Merriman's store. I don't know if the PC version of this dress is made of a nicer material since I've never felt it or seen it in person, but I'm not happy with this material.
I considered sending this outfit back (would have been my first ever return to AG) but I couldn't let Lissie go to the ball in everyday clothes.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Dec 10, 2010 7:54:48 GMT -5
Just received this from ebay the other day, and I'm pretty much in love! I had wanted this set for so long, and it was worth the wait. I didn't get the headband or shoes, but I tied Wendy's hair back with blue and white ribbons and put black Mary Janes on her, and it looks sweet.
The sweater is beautiful with the little rhinestones. It's soft and seems like something you would really buy at a department store to wear to a holiday party. It seems a little short to me, but that's a minor complaint. The skirt is fantastic. It's a rich and gorgeous shade of blue, and the velvet material is thick and very nice. The shape of the skirt if perfect for a little girl too. I could just see Wendy twirling around so it would bell out around her.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Dec 10, 2010 7:40:41 GMT -5
Swing Coat for Dolls Item# G0244 $20
Bitty Baby can stay cozy in this sweet coat. The perfect accent to any fancy outfit, it has a swingy shape with a wide collar and two pom-pom “buttons.”
There was a request for a review for this one, so Bre to the rescue. I like this little coat a lot. The cut and style are current, yet classic, and it looks like something a baby or young girl would actually wear. I got this on sale for $10, which I feel is fair. $20 for a BB coat and no accessories (because, make no mistake, this is just a coat) seemed steep for my tastes. The material is very soft and seems warm. It closes with the no-snag velcro, which is a plus, considering how soft the material is. Now, my problem with this coat is that although it's a bitty outfit, it fits better on a 18 inch doll. I tried the coat on a slimmer Mattel doll first and it was easy to get on and fit wonderfully. Then I tried it on a plumper PM doll, and although it was tighter on the arms and shoulders, it still fit rather well. Then I tried it on my BB. It was hard to get on her bent arms, and even harder to take off of her. It was more difficult to close it on my bitty too, but perhaps her outfit was bulkier than what the bigger girls wore. It could also be because my BB is a chubby very early one, but no matter.
A for an 18 inch doll and on sale. B- at full price and for a Bitty.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Dec 9, 2010 5:41:41 GMT -5
I adore this dress. I bought this last year from a board member, before I even had any thought of buying a Felicity, just because I liked it. My Nicki has worn it several times as a dress-up piece. I love the feel of the fabric, and I love the pattern. The colors are muted, but pretty. I think it flatters Lissie far more than the current meet dress. This seems like a nice, versatile dress. I'm glad I have it for my Lissie who is on the way.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Nov 6, 2010 1:45:10 GMT -5
My PM #7 came in this meet outfit.
This is the first AGOT meet outfit I ever saw. One of my childhood friends, the one who more or less introduced me to the dolls, had a #12 who came in this outfit. At the time we thought it was sort of loud and silly... but we rather liked it anyways, even though her doll would wear the t-shirt and pants without the jacket more often that not.
The outfit has it's own charm... a bit garish, yes, but still cute in its own way. The shirt and pants are nice... Ivy has snatched them for herself though. The flats are the same as the ones that came with the '95 meet outfit... they're soft, basic, and versatile.
It is high quality though. Overall, I'd give it a B+.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Nov 5, 2010 21:26:17 GMT -5
My #26 came in this meet outfit.
This outfit is very cute and trendy. I like the look of it, but the hood is a PITA. I can get it if I fiddle with it for a while, but I don't want to have to put in a bunch of work to dress my dolls, KWIM? The leggings and shoes are cute and I've gotten a lot of use out them. The shoes and leggings have more mix and match potential than anything in the outfit. The headband is cute, but it only really works with other pink outfits or this. The pink underwear is nice... I actually like them being lower cut so they don't show if I dress Ashley in low rise pants.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Nov 4, 2010 7:11:20 GMT -5
I like this dress a lot. Cute, perfect for summer because of the cut and material. I just purchased it this year and it fits my PM Addy fine.
My only complaint is with the hat. It doesn't seem to want to stay on very well. I've tried the elastic strap under her chin and behind her head, and neither way really made a difference. I like the look of the hat, and it is quite period appropriate. Although I wish she had a hat with a wider brim... you know, so it could actually shade her face from the sun. But that's just sort of nitpicky.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Sept 28, 2010 18:35:36 GMT -5
I recently got a PM #7, and she's awfully cute. I mostly just bought her because she was cute and a good price, but I really like her now that I have her. I like the hair/eye combo, and her PM-ness makes her extra cuddly.
My particular doll's wig is just a tad on the dry side, but not at all bad. Her hair is a little darker than my PM Molly's. Her eyes are a clear light blue. I worried she and Molly might seem similar to me, but they don't at all.
I give her an A-. This particular doll was probably a lot more unique when the AGOT line debuted than she is now.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Sept 28, 2010 18:26:37 GMT -5
I love this doll! She's got such lovely, shiny, soft hair. I love the Addy face mold on her with the hair texture and style... makes her unique. Mine is from around the transition era, I believe, because she has a few PM features and a few more modern features. Her skin tone is really pretty... a little cooler than my #26 from 2009 or my Marisol.
Give her an A+.
Mine is named Amira Regina Santorelli, and she's half Italian and Turkish.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Apr 30, 2010 17:58:51 GMT -5
I like this outfit more than I expected. It is simple, but it's authentic and sweet, and it looks better in person IMO. My brand new Mattel dress fits well on my PM Molly, even over her slip. And after getting the most recent BB birthday dress with the straight up paper crown, this more durable crown was a sorta pleasant surprise. My main complaint, however, is that the material is pretty thin. At certain angles you can practically see through it. It makes it a sort of catch 22 because you can see the red bow and bottom ruffles on her slip easily through the thin material, but it's too sheer, IMO, with nothing under there.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Mar 22, 2010 20:07:15 GMT -5
I got this outfit at AGPLA in December, and it's really sweet. I like it all, even the uber chintzy paper crown. The toy is wonderful, and the cardigan is a wonderful piece. Noah's worn that quite a few times. This is one of those BB outfits I really like because it actually looks like something a real baby might wear.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Mar 22, 2010 19:06:40 GMT -5
I've had this outfit since 2007, and never once has Nicki or anyone else worn the whole thing together. I like it better as separates. The pants are really low-rise though. I've never used the chaps. The shirt is cute... that I like. The boots are an odd choice... I think they look better with other outfits.
I give this one a B. I'm not sure what it sells for now, but I wouldn't pay over retail...
Post by Buckingham Alice on Mar 17, 2010 21:34:11 GMT -5
This is one of the prettiest and cutest JLY dolls currently available!
I picked my #26, Ashley Noel Beaumont, out at AGPLA a couple of days before Christmas as my gift from my mom. This doll is so sweet! She looks good in everything. And I haven't had any trouble with her hair yet. I was worried it would start looking ratty, but it's held very well, as I've done nothing to it.
In pictures, the amber eyes don't appeal to me AT ALL, but they're much nicer in person.
I give this girl an A, definitely recommend her to anyone considering her!
Post by Buckingham Alice on Mar 17, 2010 21:17:21 GMT -5
Can't believe I haven't reviewed this girl yet!
My #25, Taylor, is really lovely. Mine is of a Mexican and Spanish decent, and I can easily see her passing for any number of nationalities. She seems to have slightly more tanned skin than some of my other light skined dolls, although it doesn't really photograph well.
Her hair is soft and manageable, although the slick texture makes up-dos slightly more difficult than they are with Wendy, my PM #12.
This girl looks amazing in everything! Wonderful dolly, a solid A.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Dec 24, 2009 19:55:14 GMT -5
My Kirsten recently got this dress, and she loves it. The dress is very soft, and the socks are so cute. My only complaint is that the attached sash makes the dress the tiniest bit more difficult to pull up over the bum if you're not paying attention. A
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 10, 2009 4:27:02 GMT -5
After wanting this outfit since 1998, I recently lucked into one on eBay, with everything put the ponytail holder, which I plan to replicate.
The top is adorable. Nice quality material, and I love the look. It screams summer. The shorts are made of a good quality thick denim. I prefer them to the Blue Jean Basics I jeans. Great for mix and match. The only problem is that, although the outfit is tagged PC, the shorts are plenty tight on my PM Wendy. She kept making the top button pop open. I have her wearing the shorts atm with the 10th anniversary tee, and that's covered by the shirt now so it isn't as much of an issue. The shoes are much cuter in person, and unlike the Earth Day sandals, these stay on! Woot! The sunglasses are shaped almost like Wayfarers, which have become popular again. I'd say the only thing that really dates this set is the cord on the sunglasses.
Awesome set though. A-. Only gets the minus because of the fit of the shorts.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 10, 2009 4:05:16 GMT -5
I got this set to use as pieces. The jeans are for Molly because I remember reading in the original paper doll set that she wore jeans to work in the victory garden. The shirt and shoes are for the modern girls because I love converse, and all of them are too cool to wear jeans with such an outdated cut. The t-shirt is a nice, basic tee and I really like it. The jeans are a little snug, but they do fit PM dolls with a bit of work. I don't have pics of the shoes, but these are wonderful! Very real. My favorite part of the set.
I'd give this an A- overall. It's classic and great for mix and match.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 10, 2009 3:47:26 GMT -5
My friend owns this outfit... she's borrowing one of mine atm, and I'm borrowing this from her. Thought I'd give my two cents.
This dress is really pretty... probably the best one from Elizabeth's collection. My friend uses this for her PM #20 who time travels. It looks stunning on her! I have it on Taylor, my time traveling #25, and it looks better on her than I expected.
The quality of the gown is fairly nice. I like the material, although it feels a mite thin. The lace is not as fragile as some have reported, but this set was bought at AGPLA just this year. The kerchief is a nice addition, but as other reviewers noted, is nothing special. The shoes fit well on Rachel (the PM #20), but are rather roomy on Taylor. For the price, I wish there were stockings included. Taylor had to cover her legs with inaccurate tights. The lace mob cap is adorable... but it fits a little strangely. It seems to sit too high on the head, but maybe I'm just imagining things. :p
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 10, 2009 3:27:58 GMT -5
My adorable PM Molly that was rescued from the Bay early this year.
This doll is pretty special to me. I got my first doll (Addy) when I was 10, and Molly was to be my second. Somehow she kept getting pushed back until I finally decided I needed her for sure this year (and I'm 20!).
She's got the sweet, rounder face of PM dolls with minimal coloring. Some people think this makes a doll look kinda sickly, but I think it serves to make her look innocent. Her hair is a lighter brown. It's really soft (MUCH softer than I expected) and not at all hard to handle. Her eyes are a very pretty grey - like my friend's PM #20. And maybe it's just my Molly, but she seems shorter than my other girls... for a while her nickname was the runt.
Overall, there's nothing I don't like about her. I'd recommend her to anyone who's looking for a Molly! A+
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 4, 2009 3:07:05 GMT -5
I love this dress. The color is prefect for spring and looks lovely on Addy, as well as man other dolls (Kirsten or any blue or grey eyed JLY all spring to mind). The material is light... it's thin enough to feel like an actual springtime dress, but it doesn't feel cheap to me. The plaid hair ribbon is lovely... it matches her black and white boots, which is nice.
I got this quite recently, so it came with neither kite nor flowers, although I'm hoping to get the kite.
Overall, I'd give this an A-, would be a solid A with flowers, A+ with kite.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jun 27, 2009 3:20:12 GMT -5
My friend has this doll. A PM one from 1995. She's beautiful... the blonde hair and grey eyes are a unique combination. Her hair, however, is a lot drier and beat up than my Wendy (PM # 12, also from 1995.) She's still a wonderful doll. I don't have pics atm, though.
Post by Buckingham Alice on May 27, 2009 5:07:59 GMT -5
I actually liked this dress much more than I expected I would. My Addy is late PM, and this fits fine on her. The color is a really lovely purple. This looks like something a slightly older girl would wear, which is something I liked about the historical outfits that came out with this batch. The hat is really cute and good if your Addy is looking to wear this to church. I don't have pics, but E of A did a thorough job with her's.
Post by Buckingham Alice on May 23, 2009 2:29:27 GMT -5
Adorable set! This is really versatile and great for mix and match. The little jacket is just love. The top is sweet (I remember requesting the one for girls), and the pants fit well on PM girls as well. I actually also love, love, love the little shoes... they slip off a lot, but they are SO darn cute! Wendy is actually wearing the shoes at the moment with a blue tank and bermuda shorts from Liberty Jane.
Post by Buckingham Alice on May 23, 2009 2:22:23 GMT -5
I love the jumper and blouse. The top is really versatile... agreed that it looks AMAZING on Mia. I like the jumper as well. This, I think, looks best on girls with brown eyes (as purple so often does). The fabric feels nice, and the lacing is wonderful. It's a really nice detail, and I don't think I'd like the set as much without that. The boots are evil. I never use mine... I'm not a fan of hateful purple boots.
The jumper is tight on PM dolls, but it will close with enough... elbow grease, shall we say? (Sounds a little better than brute force.)
Post by Buckingham Alice on May 23, 2009 1:31:34 GMT -5
I love this. It's adorable, and it's a longer, relaxed fit kind of top. I've had Wendy wear it as a part of a casual after school type outfit, as well as with shorts or sweats for pjs. It's really roomy on Mattel girls, but it doesn't look bad.
Post by Buckingham Alice on May 18, 2009 6:16:15 GMT -5
^I agree... I was never a fan of the glass-eyed ones.
I just got Mini Julie (a friend picked her up at AGP for me) and I like her quite a bit more than I figured I would. Her hair is just SO silky and soft! The little outfit is well made, but something about it makes the mini doll look stockier than she is. But she's adorable anyway... the little jeans kill me, and her face is really sweet.
Post by Buckingham Alice on May 17, 2009 6:13:16 GMT -5
As a Barbie collector and not a Julie collector (lol), I've always liked this. So when I saw this go on sale for $5 I bought it for me, not any of my dolls, lol.
This is amazingly accurate to the real thing, which, believe it or not, was actually really popular at the time. I'm 20, and I remember having a Barbie styling head (albeit a 90s crazy one, not a 70s crazy one) when I was younger.
This isn't terribly useful to the dolls, but for someone like me it's pretty cool. B.