I really like this outfit. While the colors are both fairly bright, other posters are correct in saying that the red is actually a fairly soft red. I think the red eyelet material is so sweet! I like the dress without the cardigan, although I generally don't like being able to see the doll's arm sockets and stitching. I want to try it on Piper with a white t-shirt underneath and see how that looks. The butterfly clip is a fun little accessory. Looks cute on the finger or in the hair. The cardigan is great paired with pants and a tee, as well. A good mix and match piece. I do feel that mine doesn't stay buttoned very well - the button hole seems to be a tad too big. The shoes are really cute, stay on well, and will be good mix and match pieces too. Grade - A Pictures of Piper in the outfit -
Post by LinneaAnne on Oct 24, 2009 15:53:25 GMT -5
I think this piece is very important to Kirsten's collection, but definitely could have been done better. I have the same problem of my plastic-y candles angling inward waay too much. I have to really shove it onto her head to get them to stand up straight. I bought this wreath in 2007.
Post by LinneaAnne on Oct 24, 2009 15:50:03 GMT -5
I have two pairs of these boots - an older PM pair, that does not have grommets, and a newer Mattel pair, that does. I prefer the older pair, because they are more historically accurate, and the red is slightly more subdued. However, for a young child I'd definitely want them to be using the grommet-ed pair. :-) I think it would be just too easy to tug the laces too tight on the older pair and rip through.
Post by LinneaAnne on Oct 24, 2009 15:47:39 GMT -5
The easy way to get the sleeves on the doll without getting fingers caught on the sleeves is the roll the sleeves up before putting it on her. I'll try to take a picture to demonstrate here soon. This is a beautiful set, and a must-have in my opinion. It is such a beautiful Scandinavian design, and really looks lovely on the doll.
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Post by LinneaAnne on Oct 24, 2009 15:46:34 GMT -5
The price of this set was just too steep for me, so I just ordered the candle holder, candles, and kettle as replacement parts. I really love all three pieces. The candleholder is large and beautiful. The kettle is very heavy! I wish I could have afforded the whole set, but I feel very happy with what I was able to get.
Post by LinneaAnne on Oct 24, 2009 15:45:25 GMT -5
I agree with what a lot of other people have said about this outfit. Apparently paisley was becoming popular around then - and it's actually not the paisley that I dislike, it's more the colors. I don't know why- but for some reason that shade of blue just looks more modern to me. I'm so glad I got the outfit though. The apron is adorable. I decided to embroider over the top of mine after seeing JeanieD's beautifully done apron. It took some time, but it was an enjoyable activity and turned out so pretty. I like the outfit more in person than I did online. The dress is VERY tight around the waist of my PM Kirsten. Much, much too tight actually. She will never be able to wear it without the apron, though I don't think I'd want her to anyhow. The shoes are cute. I know there are gripes about them not being wood, but I'm sure the price for using real wood would be much too high. They look sweet on Kirsten. I give this outfit an A- because of the fit of the dress.
Post by LinneaAnne on Jun 30, 2009 20:43:58 GMT -5
I really like this dress. I was able to get it through the warehouse truckload sale, so I didn't pay much. :-) It's a gorgeous blue color, and the little tucks are very sweet. It did surprise me on how wide the neckline was. I guess I had never realized in photos. I got used to it though - and it is one of my favorite dresses to put on any doll. I like the hair ribbon, too. It's a fun pattern to match with the dress.
Post by LinneaAnne on Jun 19, 2009 17:26:23 GMT -5
My #3 was the first doll I ever got. I saved up all my own money from her - with help from the 1995 Savings game! She has had several names throughout the year, including Mary, Abigail, and Charlotte. She is my mini-me from when I was little, though her eyes are a little bluer than mine. She is quite dirty now, but I don't know that I'll ever clean her up. Her shiny vinyl just speaks of all those years of play to me. In her original outfit -
I recently got my Ruthie doll. She is beautiful! Her hair was a bit mussed from being in the hair net, it took quite a bit of playing to get it to look even in its curls. There were also quite a few little flyaways, you can especially see that in my pictures. I have since misted it and tried to make those go down more. Her dress is cute. A bit thin, but with cute details. I love the little buttons. Overall, I was a bit disappointed in it, mostly just because of how thin it is. Her socks are adorable. My mom loves them too. :-) Her shoes have little heels, but she can still stand in them well. Overall, I think she's a beautiful girl. Grade - A
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