Post by sailormolly on Sept 5, 2015 22:52:06 GMT -5
Poodle skirts were very popular in the 1950s, and Maryellen is thrilled when her mother buys this one for her to wear to her first day of fourth grade! This outfit includes:
A black quilted skirt featuring a pink poodle with a stitched leash A pink blouse with a cute Peter Pan collar and contrast polka dots on the sleeves A polka-dot kerchief that can be worn in her hair or around her neck White bobby socks Black-and-white saddle shoes
I do NOT own the whole outfit yet. But I do have the prototype version of the blouse that I bought off Ebay. I wanted to post a picture of that blouse on Maryellen.
This is my favourite outfit of Maryellen's! This just happens to be my Helen's favourite, too! It is very well made and worthy of a 36 dollar price tag. It is very accurate to her books (it is the outfit she chose to wear for her first day of fourth grade). My Helen is 15 years old, though she still rocks this little ensemble! It fits perfectly.
The blouse is very soft. The shirt part is a semi-soft cotton and has four faux buttons on the front. The sleeves are a lovely pink polka-dotted silk which is very soft. The scarf has a multitude of purposes. You can tie it around her hair, or her neck. I personally think it looks the best around her neck. It is the same fabric as the sleeves.
The skirt is definitely my favourite part of the set. It is a wide, black, quilted circle skirt which has a very decent weight to it. It is very thick and well made. The appliqued poodle is made out of pink silk with two black bows; one on it's ear and the other on it's neck. Attached to the poodle is a long, pink leash, which is stitched on. It goes all the way up to the elastic waistband. When you lay the skirt flat, it almost looks like a record! Fun fact: back in the 1950's, it was more common to have a telephone with a telephone cord on a circle skirt than a poodle with a leash. Yet we call them poodle skirts, not telephone skirts!
The shoes and socks are very sweet. The socks are quite thick. They can be pulled up nearly to a doll's knee, but all 1950's girls folded them down neatly to their ankles. The shoes are lovely little saddle shoes; similar to Molly's. One shoe is a little smaller than the other (again, accurate to Maryellen's story). They're made out of pleather, with a brown plastic base. The shoelaces are a white cord and are very easy to tie. A doll can stand up in them very easily.
Overall, this outfit gets an A+ from me. I also find that it looks swell when I add a pair of Our Generation cat-eye glasses to it! I certainly would buy this outfit again!
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I'm Erin. I'm a 21 year old Australian girl who has way too many dolls, loves Australian television and music, and is an early childhood educator!
I ordered Maryellen and some of her outfits a couple weeks ago for my birthday. Today she can officially leave her box, and of course the first outfit to try on her was the poodle skirt! I really love this outfit! The skirt is so nice with the two fabrics combined. I wasn't sure if the skirt would be very stiff or not, I was surprised to see the material it's made of. I was expecting felt, but it feels more like very thick cotton (I'm sorry, I'm not good with fabric names at all!). You definitely need the crinoline to go with it, it adds fullness and looks beautiful! Everything is so well made.... my only concern is the shoes! In her story Maryellen's shoes are a bit tight... so perhaps this was intentional? (Just like the bangs?). They are very hard to put on and it takes some time. Having said that, I absolutely love this outfit and I'm very pleased with it. My awesome Personal Shopper sent me the ponytail tie, which matches the sleeves and scarf. It looks just like the one the AG Bistro used to tie the napkins when I went there in 2014, except for the polka dots.
I just got this outfit for Christmas for my 50s girl Sharon.
I love all the pieces you get with this outfit: Blouse, skirt, socks, shoes, and kerchief.
I was a little surprised by the kerchief. It's actually a square, so I folded it a few times to tie it around her ponytail. I could only tie one knot with it, not a bow.
The blouse's sleeves are slightly more of a sheer material, and as others have said, the same material as the kerchief.
The skirt is soft and quilted. It actually has an elastic waist, and there's no velcro. It is a full circle skirt.
There's nothing much to say about the socks. The saddle shoes are really cute. I didn't really have an issue fitting them over the socks, but I did have to loosen the laces to get them on. Also, they are black and not navy like Molly's.
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