Wow, I got to be first reviewer for this! Guess I'll have to post pictures, too. In all honesty, I'm not quite sure why I actually got this outfit, as I had always liked the Flower Power Outfit better and this one does not really suit Amanda's personality or looks and doesn't really match the school accessories. Oh well. It looked okay on Josefina, and maybe I was just destined to be the first reviewer.
The top - the top reminds me of a lot of Josefina's camisas, with the scoop neck and puffed sleeves. It's not nearly as long though, just the right length to tuck into the pants. The top seems to be made of stiff, berry-colored velveteen, darker and less reddish than the stock photo shows. There are little berries that are actually embroidered in different colors across the outfit! It's a very heavy piece and I imagine it looks best on medium-skinned girls. A
The pants - I'm not really that great with fabrics, maybe these are twill? Either way they are very soft in a neutral olive-khaki color. They pull on with elastic and go down to the doll's mid-calf. They really tie at the waist and at the cuffs, but ties at the cuffs are shorter and tend to come undone. These seem fairly mix-and-matchable, especially with the other pieces of this school line, and could work for a tomboy too. A
The sandals - these are really great and seem to look like actual sandals. They are made from a soft, almost suede-like pleather, woven and with real buckles! The soles are textured and cobbled. A-
Post by princessemily on Dec 6, 2009 18:13:13 GMT -5
This is actually the very first AGT outfit I ever received! I bought it with Lindsey to be hers, so I like to think of it as part of her collection.
Anyway, I love the magenta peasant top - very reminiscent of Josefina's camisas, the green khaki cargo capris, and the tan sandals that really buckle (mine are really worn/frayed as I've gotten a LOT of use out of them).
I've no complaints at all. Not one. People tend to forget about this set, but it's a really cute one.
Post by emmyalizapie on Jan 25, 2010 20:31:54 GMT -5
I love this outfit! I think the shirt is incredibly cute, and goes well with lots of little skirts and different types of pants. The pants are also very versatile, and everything is really well made! The sandals aren't my favorite, but I still like them a lot!
Post by chernayakoshka on Mar 8, 2020 10:14:09 GMT -5
Shirt – A+
I’m not sure if I’d describe this as a peasant top or not, but it’s a pleasing magenta colour with flower embroidery. It’s a little shapeless, but I think it’s meant to be that way – this came out when I was in the upper end of the target age group and I definitely saw shirts for girls like this. It many ways, it’s reminiscent of Josefina’s camisas with its gathered scoop neck and puffy sleeves. I’ve always liked this top for how modern it is (for the early 2000s).
Capris – A+
Olive green capris made of, I think, twill. Like the top, these remind me of pants that I both wore and saw other girls wearing during this period, so I’m fond of them. They’re a flattering length with the hem able to be tightened with drawstrings. They also have a drawstring waistline, which matches what I was wearing in those years. They also likely have some mix and match potential.
Shoes – A+
Lovely canvas sandals. Like other parts of this outfit, these are very similar to what I was wearing in the early 2000s, so they appeal to me for that reason alone. The buckle on them actually works and is the only way to get the shoes off and on, which proved to be a slight difficulty when I was a kid, but I like it as an adult collector. Saila’s feet are a little big in the sandals, but her feet are longer than an AG’s – they aren’t small on an AG doll.
Comfy looking canvas sandals.
This retailed in the early 2000s for $22, which I think is fair for what you get. My parents bought it as a set with the Flower Power Outfit, the Denim Jumper Outfit, and some accessories. I don’t remember how much it was, but for them to purchase the set, it must have been a fair price (my parents really weren’t big on buying stuff from AG when there were local options available). I don’t know what it goes for on the secondary market, but the original price is good for an outfit and shoes.
Overall – A+
I used to put this on Kit when I was younger, but now Saila has claimed it. Honestly, I think it looks better on darker or medium-skinned dolls. Looking back at AG’s photos of it, it looks like the shirt was meant to be tucked in, but I’ve never done it that way. I love it regardless. I adore the muted colours and how much it resembles things I was wearing in 2001, so the nostalgia factor is strong. This is one of my favourite Spring or back-to-school outfits.
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), and Nia (#18)