Cousin Felicity Comes To Visit!

My sister came to see me a couple of days ago, she lives about 2 hours away and we don’t get to see each other nearly enough.  She arrived Thursday evening and left Saturday afternoon.  Usually we just hang out and go shopping, but this time before she came, I asked her if she would like to make a Downton Abbey dress for her AG doll.  She thought it sounded like fun, so we spent some time on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning making dresses.  I told her to bring Felicity with her, and was I ever glad she did.  Not just because I just wanted to look at her doll, but another reason.  I knew that the older AG dolls tend to be a little larger than the newer ones, and I wanted to be sure that the dress fit correctly.  My gosh, it is such a good thing that she brought her along for a proper fitting, because it definitely wasn’t going to fit!  I was absolutely stunned at how far off it was because my Samantha doll is an older PC/AG doll, but the dresses weren’t this far off on her.  I even had her cut the pattern just a bit bigger to be on the safe side.   I was really puzzled, so I decided to get out my tape measure.  Turns out Felicity is a good 3/4 inch bigger around than even Samantha!  That doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but if you convert that to human sized measurements, that’s somewhere between 2 1/2 – 3 inches which can be the difference between one size and another in certain styles of clothing.  YIKES!  After thinking on it we came up with a way to solve the issue and it worked well.  However, it leaves me with a bit of a dilemma on what to do about a dress I was going to make off this pattern to donate for a raffle, not sure exactly what size I should make it :/   We determined that Felicity was purchased sometime in the late 1990’s, anyone else have this problem with dolls from that era as well?

Anyhow, we each picked different fabrics out to make the dresses from.  I think that both versions turned out really cute, I can’t decide which is my favorite.  Marie-Grace really wanted to model it alongside her cousin Felicity, so I said sure, I really think it looks great on her:

Front of Felicity’s dress: (her hair kept getting in her one eye!)

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Back of Felicity’s dress with the insert:

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Felicity and Marie-Grace together:

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I can’t decide which one I like best!  Which one do you like?

Felicity in the car ready to leave:

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Marie-Grace showing the front and back of her dress.  I think the blue shade in the dress brings out the blue in her eyes even more!

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I just have to say that I am really glad I decided at the last minute to get Marie-Grace, it’s a shame that they decided to discontinue her.  I think she is probably one of the prettiest dolls that AG has done.  I will be curious to see if they do any dolls in the future with this face mold.

I hope all of those reading in the United States are having a great Labor Day weekend!  It’s raining here, ugh.

 

Party for 3-Part 2

Kit and Rebecca heard a voice in the hallway. “I heard there was a party here, and you know I love a party!”
They looked at each other in disbelief. “It couldn’t be…” said Kit.
Just then Samantha walked back in to the dining room with another girl beside her.
Story 6
“Marie-Grace!!!” squealed Kit and Rebecca. “I can’t believe it’s you!” said Rebecca.
“It is really me!” said Marie-Grace. “I got an invitation last week to come here to live, and I couldn’t believe my luck. Unfortunately Cecile had already left so she isn’t with me. Hopefully someday in the future she can come here too.”

Story 10
“Isn’t this exciting?” said Samantha. “I almost fell over when I opened the door!”
“Now don’t go getting hurt on my account!” Marie-Grace giggled. “I would feel terrible if you did that.”

Story 7
“Well then, let’s get back to this party you were having, I see some wonderful snacks on the table” said Marie-Grace.

Story 8“Make sure you try the cake!” said Kit.

Story 9

Only one more day till BeForever!!!

Party for 3

Over the weekend, the girls were sitting around watching it rain. “We need to think of something to do, we obviously can’t go outside and play” said Samantha. “School starts Monday, we could get our stuff all ready” said Rebecca. Kit rolled her eyes at both of them.
Story 1
“I know!” said Rebecca. “Let’s have a party to celebrate the new BeForever releases this week! We can wear our meet outfits and make special desserts and tea.”
Kit started to cry. “I don’t have a meet outfit…remember? Mine was lost before I got here.”
“Oh no, I totally forgot” said Rebecca. “I am sooooo so sorry.”
She gave Kit a big hug.
Story 2
Samantha suddenly got an idea. “I have some outfits that aren’t American Girl but are old-fashioned; I’ve had them a long time. They are dressy too, perfect for a party. And I have exactly three! They were made by a company called Pittsburgh Originals; they are no longer in business. I got them before they were no longer available.”
“Oh thank you!” said Kit. “You are such a good friend and you always know just what to do. I can’t wait to see them.”
Samantha quickly pulled out a box that held the outfits. “They need a little ironing, but I think they will be perfect.”
Story 3
The girls decided who would wear which outfit and decided what they were going to make to eat. Rebecca made cookies, Kit baked a cake, and Samantha was in charge of getting everything ready for the tea. They set everything up in the dining room for the party, and then went to get dressed.
Story 4

Story 5
“This is so much fun!” said Rebecca. “I agree, and this cake is really good!” said Kit. “Of course it’s good, you baked it!” giggled Samantha. They played games and listened to music from the 70’s to honor their friends Julie and Ivy who weren’t there. They talked about their friends Kaya, Addy, and Josephina, and remembered Kirsten, and Molly too. Samantha started laughing when she remembered the time Felicity and Elizabeth went horseback riding and ended up in the pond. Kit wondered how her friend Ruthie was. Rebecca thought about Caroline and her boat. They all agreed that they missed everyone. Just then there was a knock at the door.
“I wonder who that could be?” said Samantha. She went to answer it. When she opened the door, she couldn’t believe her eyes…

To Be Continued…