Post by Mrs. Richardson on Sept 29, 2019 20:13:53 GMT -5
American Girl ME’s Sledding Outfit $48. The boots are amazing! They are heavy duty and have a nice rubber feel. They are lined inside. The overalls feel like a wool blend. The coat and hat are a nice rich material. The hat is lined in the same fabric as what the shirt is made out of. Quality set and would recommend for the price!
This set retails for $48 and is part of the new October 2019 release (released a few days earlier in stores). It was the first item I picked up from the release!
Here’s AG’s online description of the set, along with my thoughts and photos of the different pieces. It’s being worn right now by my huge PC Josefina. It fits her snugly, and is much more comfortable on the more recent AG girls. I’d try to add pictures with them sometime soon.
When Maryellen visits her grandparents, she gets to do lots of fun winter activities she never imagined, including sledding! Outfit includes:
A classic ’50s-style plaid jacket with functioning front buttons and patch pockets to warm her hands in. I love this jacket. It has a very authentic feel and I like the attention to detail, like real buttons and button holes, real pockets, and the plaid design matching up on the front. While it’s great for 1950s sledding, it would also perfectly suit as a plaid shirt in many other time periods, including modern day. Here are some pics with sleeves down and pushed up, and a close up of one of the pockets. Grade: A
A green skinny belt with a bronze metal buckle. This is thin shiny plastic. There aren’t buckle holes in the belt, so you can adjust it however tightly or loosely you want. My PC girl is pretty big and I wasn’t sure if it would fit on her, but there was still a little room to spare. I think it’s a cute detail, but I do question the material and how long it will hold up and still look good. The color is a great match to the green in her plaid jacket. Grade: B
A plaid bonnet-style hat to keep her ears warm, with white faux-fur trim and a pretty red ribbon tie that matches her jacket. I think this piece is very cute and well made. It’s lined with plain unbleached cotton and fits really well, and you can slide it forward or back on the doll’s head depending on how cozy she wants her face to be. It might be a bit short on back (I think your girl would probably either want to wear her hair down or wear a scarf to keep the back of her neck warm), but the style is very cute and looks authentic to me! Grade: A
A long-sleeved cream mock turtleneck for added layering. This is a basic cream-colored mock turtleneck that closes with Velcro up the back. It’s nice and thin so it suits well as an under layer, but really doesn’t stand out on its own. It’s a very snug fit on my big PC girl, but it does fully close and she can still move her arms around. Grade: B
A pair of real woolen snow pants with functioning metal clasp suspenders and elastic stirrups attached to the bottom hem to keep Maryellen warm so she can play in the snow all day! I love, love, love these adorable snow pants! They’re a nice navy color with a woolen texture and seam up the front of the legs. The suspenders and stirrups are appealing and authentic touches! Grade: A
A pair of cozy white knit socks. Well, I don’t think they’re especially cozy, but they are white knit socks. They’re short and thin, which helps the boots slide more easily on and off, but otherwise not particularly special. Grade: B
A pair of yellow rain boots from Florida to keep her feet dry, with elastic and button closures on the outside for added style. Love these adorable yellow rain boots! They feel sturdy and well made, and have a textured sole as well as the cute elastic and button closures on the sides. They slip on and off and can be just as temperamental as real rain boots in this regard. The closures seem real (the elastic moves around the buttons), but as they don’t actually tighten or loosen the boots, there’s no need to use them. It’s still a wonderful touch. Grade: A+
Overall, I think this outfit has great play value and is very well made, and I’m thrilled with both the authenticity and the number of pieces that make up the outfit. Overall grade: A+
Edited to add a few more pictures of the Sledding Outfit in action. Here it’s being worn by a dark-haired Marie-Grace. It’s much roomier on this girl (made sometime between 2011-2014) than on my early PC girl!
I slid the snowpant’s stirrups off from beneath her feet so she could sit down more easily. Even though she could sit down without me doing this, it gave a little extra room to make it easier.
Comparing the plaids from Maryellen’s Sledding Outfit jacket, the thermos that came with her Sled, and the satchel from her Hiking Accessories set. Plaid coat, plaid thermos, plaid bag. This girl likes plaid.
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2019 22:17:35 GMT -5 by mamared: added photos