Momma made this beautiful outfit for Addy’s spelling bee at school. It includes: A sky-blue peplum jacket with bell sleeves and a white Peter Pan collar A bell skirt with black trim to match the jacket A pair of matching black velvet ribbons on hair combs $34
A+ for accuracy and quality. As soon as this dress was released, I knew I had to have it! I don't have her original blue school dress to compare but I personally favor this one a little more. This outfit goes really well with her new accessory set!
Post by onemoredoll on Sept 3, 2014 19:34:22 GMT -5
This is a very pretty outfit. It looks great on my Addy. I do wish the top came apart so it was 2 separate pieces but I understand the ease for little girls to dress their dolls. I think the material is quite thin but I am not a seamstress. The color is amazing and I think other than Rebeccas new meet this is the best outfit in the BeForever collection thus far. I give it an A.
Post by sixthruler on Sept 15, 2014 22:10:56 GMT -5
I really, REALLY love this outfit! I think it is probably the best outfit Mattel has come up with in a very long time. The style is so great for Addy's era. Very nice historical accuracy. The fabric is nice quality and texture. It feels like a linen that would have been used in the 1860's. The details are very beautiful. The light blue also looks nice on Addy.
The skirt and the waist band on the skirt and jacket are nice and roomy, so they fit perfectly on my plump PM Addy. Also, the length of the skirt is perfect. Her petticoats fit nicely under it. I adore it!
Here's the bows from the school outfit in Addy's hair:
The combs went nicely into her braids, so I didn't have to take out her braids:
Post by Buckingham Alice on Sept 26, 2014 2:33:42 GMT -5
I love this outfit! It fits really well on my PM Addy over the pink crinoline. The light blue color is gorgeous on Addy, and while the material is on the thin side, it's soft and doesn't feel cheap at all. The quality is high, what you would expect from AG of old. And the details on this set are very nice, and the outfit is overall different enough from her original school suit that having both sets does not feel redundant.
When I removed this outfit from it's box it absolutely took my breath away. I'm thrilled they created such a stunning piece for Addy's beforever wardrobe. It is a top and skirt with two hair combs. The combs have black velvet bows attached to the tips and are hard plastic. The detailing of this set is so gorgeous. I adore the velvet touches, and the thick wool like material. The skirt has a nice length. I have this outfit on my PC Felicity and it fits her perfectly. She looks stunning in it. The top collar lies nicely and I like that the skirt is full enough to be accurate
Post by chernayakoshka on Apr 7, 2019 10:44:35 GMT -5
When this outfit was released as part of the new BeForever line, I thought it was one of (if not the) best pieces of the historical collection. It was also one of the first things I purchased at the American Girl Place in Columbus, which makes it just a little more special to me. I originally bought it for Kirsten (since I didn't have Addy at the time), and while it looked good on her, it's simply breathtaking on Addy. While I still prefer the original school dress in overall appearance, I'd say that this is one of the nicest outfits that Mattel has made for the historical line in a while.
I love the design and detail on the jacket. I don't claim to be a historian, but it feels appropriate for the period. I do sort of wish that the undershirt and jacket were separate pieces, but I think they were going for ease in dressing the doll - as a child, I probably would have struggled a tad to get the jacket over another shift (because I did not have the nimblest of fingers), so I get that and don't consider it a big letdown. I honestly wish I had this jacket in adult size; it's stunning and I'd wear it all the time!
Although it's been a few years since I bought the outfit, I distinctly remember being impressed with it because it wasn't just another dress or dress/apron combo, as I recall thinking of many of the new offerings (not in a bad way, just as an observation). Mattel put some thought and time into this one, and it definitely shows. The detail in the jacket is what I love to see in the historical collection, especially in the pre-1900s ones (that I feel are often ignored these days). I do wish that it was lined, but that's the seamstress in me talking
The skirt is a simple skirt, same colour and trim as the top. There's not a whole lot to say about it except that it pairs well with the top, hangs nicely, and hits at an appropriate length. The waistband is elastic, making putting it on and taking it off remarkably easy.
This was just quickly taken as I was getting ready to change Addy out of the outfit, so pardon the turned-up hem in one place and her pantaloons peeking through.
I give this outfit an A+, especially for a more recent offering. There are also two little hair bows on combs that slide effortlessly into Addy's hair (and don't mess it up!). I neglected to take pictures of these, but I'm happy with them. Some have noted that the fabric is a little thin, and I won't disagree...but I like the design of this so much and adore how well Addy wears it that I won't complain. I still hope to acquire the original school dress someday, but I'm also pleased to have this one in my collection. The two outfits are so different that I think most collections will have room for both of them (and kids may enjoy having a couple options for Addy's school adventures).
So, well done, American Girl. This is one of my favourite outfits that's been produced in the past decade or so.
My dolls: Samantha, Tess (Bitty Baby), Kit, Emma (#4), Molly, Elizaveta (My Twinn), Aziza (Goetz Little Sister), Saila (Maplelea), Kirsten, Viktoria, Peggy (#58), Marya Gregoryavna, Byron, Caroline, Alyssa (Stardust Classics), Joan of Arc (Dolls from Heaven), Luciana, Addy, Kaya, Rose (Magic Attic), Odette (Vanage Kristelle), Minuk (#11), Blaire, Blanaith (#8), Lindsey, Cécile, Eldora (#15), Nia (#18), Selina (#6), Courtney, and Margaret (#21).