25 arrived in our house shortly after Christmas. I bought her with some late Christmas money. She has the traditional face mold with very shiny, very silky black hair. I didn't really notice too many at first, but she does have some brown highlights when the light hits her head just right. Her wig is thin compared to the girls we previously had which were the ones with bangs. Her hair is longer than Kit's but shorter than AG 4. She has deep dark brown eyes. I give her an A- simply because I was honestly disappointed with her wig.
I gave this one a C. The straw hat review is in a thread all it's own.
The shirt is a long sleeved back velcro closure. Pale shade of green with ivory patches on the shoulders-front of shirt only. The ivory patches have a pink flower pattern to them. This same ivory flower material caps the end of the sleeves. Elastic at the ends causes the sleeve to drop into a bell shape. The end of the sleeve isn't hemmed. It looks as if someone just cut of the material and moved on to something else.
The center of the shirt has an iron on or sticker of a girl riding a horse. The girl's lasso is actually stitched into the shirt. There are 5 copper studs glued on to either side of the girl to form a circle. Too bad those couldn't have been put on with a much more permanent means.
The bright pink trousers have a corduroy look to them but they are very lightweight. There is a western style button on the front where the velcro closure is. The pants are hemmed and stitched in a gold thread around the pockets, functional belt loops, and trouser legs. There are copper studs down each of the pant legs only on the front. Glued again, not attached in a better manner.
The chaps are bumless. Made of a flimsy faux suede material with velcro back closure and velcro closure around the trouser legs. The embroidery is pretty and the hanging fringe is a cute touch. The silver belt buckle is for show not function.
Her riding bag is cute. Canvas with her name and the horseshoe ironed on. The bag drawstring is dark brown and braided like boot strings.
The cowboy boots are a strange purple. They don't match anything. I don't know why they didn't give her a dark brown pair or something to match the brown on the chaps. They have back velcro closure and are very thin. No lining on the inside at all. Snakeskin pattern at the top, embroidered in the middle and more snakeskin at the bottom. Small heel. Not sure how she'll do standing in them yet.
This seemed very thin quality wise and the color choices disappointed me. I gave it all a C.
I give this outfit an A. The bright pink cotton jacket has velcro front closure. The silver and copper colored studs appear to be glued on and not attached by some other permanent means. I am wondering if they might tend to come off with excessive play or after a period of time.
The embroidered trim goes all the way around the jacket sleeves, neck, bottom and around the middle.
The skirt is ivory colored cotton on top with satin on the inside and under three layers of mesh. The embroidered flowers on the top layer of mesh are beautiful and nicely done.
The shoes are flat ballet type with that faux suede covering and copper and pink colored studs on the front. They look a bit confusing to me as to how to get them on. On the back of the slipper there is a loop. Inside this loop is a lighter pink elastic loop with another loop sewn in.
There are 6 plastic hair clips included. Three bright pink and three light pink.
I gave this outfit an A too. The shirt has a cute pink, white and gray flower pattern to it with a western style shoulder section and fake pockets on either side. The front buttons are functional and the ties come laying flat. You might be able to tuck them in if you wanted to.
The pink tank top reminds me of the one from the old valentine outfit (without the hearts) or the one from the On the Go outfit. Nothing spectacular.
The khaki shorts have pink stitching. The side cargo pockets are functional. Velcro front closure. There are functional belt loops for the belt, but the shorts also have an elastic waist band. The belt has butterflies and flowers on it.
The sandals are black and ridged on the sole-antiskid. The bottom of the sandal is a material that looks like it might be cork patterned or trying to be. Straps are dark -maroon or burgundy colored faux leather material.
Sprocket gets an A. He's a cute little guy. Much bigger and fluffier than Kit's Grace. He feels like a stuffed animal compared to Grace. He has a burgundy leash attached to a burgundy collar that has a silver piece of plastic hanging from the front with the letter S on it. The leash however is sewn into the back of his neck. I thought they could have made that removable.
He comes with a box of Training Treats that are sealed but if you shake it, it sounds like something is inside it. Box says, "for large dogs"
There is a Dog Log with ruled paper inside. A pack of two pupply clean up pouches and his green service vest with functional side pockets. It says Service Dog.
I wanted to take a picture of him next to Grace, but unfortunately I can't find what my daughter did with Grace.
The hat is cute. Pink suede like material twists on top to make a band and comes down through eyelets on either side to form the chin strap. Can be adjusted by the wooden bead at the other end. There is also a grossgrain lining on the inside of the hat to keep the hat from scratching the doll's head.
Nicki arrived today. I don't have AG 23 or Lindsey to compare her to, just Kit. She has light blue eyes and more freckles than Kit does. She has feathery eyebrows. The stamp on the back of her neck says Pleasant Company. So far everyone has shown pictures of her next to AG 23, so what I did was put her next to a doll with blond hair and one with brown hair to show the hair color better.
Her meet top is a long sleeved lightweight bodysuit with velcro closure in the back. The bottom portion is off white cotton meant to look like underwear. Undo the velcro in the back, pull arms out of the sleeves and slip it off like you would a leotard. The buttons on the front are nonfunctional. The eyelet design and pattern are very pretty.
The skirt is has back velcro closure and is made of a very thin faux suede material. The brown belt is the same material and sewn onto the skirt. The embroidery here is nicely done.
The meet boots are cute, but lightweight, thin fake leather type material. They are not lined on the inside. They have back velcro closure and a heel. She seems to stand pretty well in them so far.
I give this outfit a B. They could have used a thicker material. The skirt on the new meet JLY outfit is more heavy weight than this is. The boots should have had some lining I think.
Awesome set. I know it just went on sale, but we got it last year this time when it was released! I am sucker for anything red white and blue so AG had me at go with this one. The shoes are the best parts, and the girl twin hat was adorable! (DD lost hers at Target) I think someone said this would go well on an 18 inch doll, but I have not tried it yet.
I give this a A+. My favorite twin outift besides their Christmas ones from a couple years ago!
I got this last year on it's release too- I think I splurged with tax money! Anyway, the bike is very sturdy and well made. The little basket hooks on easily and the horn works! The other toys fit well into the basket, but the twins and bitty have a hard time holding them. The trike seats one doll well, but the step on the back has no way to keep another doll there without falling off. One twin has to lean into the other to be steady.
I bought DD's bitty Alexa for her for Easter and got this set as the special. The dress is mostly cotton, pastel shades of blue, purple and green. There is mesh overlay on the skirt with embroidered flowers at the different levels. The slippers are a bit of a pain, they slide off her feet, and the headband seemed a bit tight for her little head. The wings are very nice, little floppy, but the shiny side changes colors when you move the doll.
I am a sucker for anything red white and blue. Since the twins have their red and blue for two, we had to track this one down on ebay for Alexa. Lightweight material with a great pattern. The hat is cute as always. The only thing I am missing is the shoes.
I love this set on bitty and on the 18 inch dolls! The pants are a very pretty light shade of green and the tank falls a little below the waist. The ruffles and coloring on the tank are cute as can be and the pink cover up adds a great finishing touch. LOVE the hat!!!! The shoes are cute- light shade of pink - no embroidery or designs, just plain.
Post by monimarine on Jun 12, 2006 15:05:34 GMT -5
DD got hers on Saturday! I feel like I have a hat fetish, but the hat is adorable. Every outfit so far that has come with some sort of head gear is amazing. DD loved this set and Alexa hasn't even taken it off to put regular jammies on in two nights!
Post by monimarine on Mar 20, 2007 17:33:54 GMT -5
I just got this in an exchange today and yes the dress is very simple. I might consider trying iron down the ruffle sleeves on low setting because they don't look like they are going to sit down on her shoulder properly.
The crown, to my first impression, was just flimsy paper or cardboard. It looks to actually have been reinforced in the back. It's hard, shiny plastic.
I bought ours back when it was announced that it was going to be retired. I tracked it down from a PS in Chicago and I am very glad that I did. It's very well made and detailed. Worth every penny, even if you have to get it from ebay.
I just got this back this week in an exchange order. I agree with the original review giving it an A+. The detail is amazing and the face that all the drawers slide out for use is great for play value. My daughter is thrilled with it.
My daughter got Kit's bedroom set for Christmas and the bed with bedding is awesome. The little area rug is a nice finishing touch. So far we have not had any problems with the bed staying together. The other side of the frame folds down instead of coming out from underneath like a regular trundle bed would.
Kaya has only been in our house for about a month. Divabydesign and a PS in Chicago did a wonderful job picking her out for me. I was looking for one with nice color in her cheeks and I couldn't be more thrilled with the one that arrived.
I love her peaceful facial expression and her deep brown eyes. I don't think catalog pictures do her justice. She has a very beautiful skin tone. I believe there might be a darker version - earlier? run of Kaya's but I think, compared to I beleive Jeanette's Kaya and maybe Dionne's, that I have the lighter one. Either way, I still love this doll. Her features are so serene, she stands out among our collection.
Her braids are long and very shiny. The detail on her meet outfit is very simple, but nice. So far, I don't have any of her other outfits, but very interested in getting her the fancy shawl outfit. I purchased her because my grandfather's side of the family has Native American ancestors- I believe Cherokee- still researching that though.
All in all, I give the doll herself an A- just for the fact that I can see limited ability to do much with her hair, but that may not bother me as much as someone else. I definitely would not allow DD take the braids out.
I finally got this for Kaya last week and love it! It's so detailed and I didn't have a problem with the outfit being slippery. I did have to hold her upside down in order to get her moccasins on properly, but I love this colorful outfit on her!