I’m always game to try a different company for doll clothing. I’ve found some interesting stuff by straying from American Girl’s line, and most of it has been good to very good. I always check out the specials on Zulily and frequently they have some good deals on doll clothes and accessories. I saw this outfit and thought it looked very cute, and at $11.99, worth giving it a shot. I also got free shipping as well, so it wasn’t a huge expense. I liked the travel feel it had to it, and after about two weeks it arrived.
I decided since Kanani was handy, I would try it on her. Poor girl, I’m so sorry!
The pants actually aren’t too bad, they are supposed to be leggings, so the shortness is not a huge issue. The rest though–trainwreck. The shirt is so tight that I couldn’t put her arms up to put the sweater on, so I had to shimmy it up over her hips. Luckily it had Velcro at the one shoulder. That was the only good thing about the sweater. The knit is crooked as a dog’s hind leg and it’s WAY too short. The hat–looks nothing like what was pictured. I thought the photo looked like a beret, but instead, I expect Kanani to break out in a gangsta rap song at any minute. Certainly not the beret I was expecting. And the purse, it looks sort of like the photo, but the quality is seriously lacking.
The jacket? I couldn’t even get it on her. One arm would go in but the other, no dice. I didn’t want to force it either because it is so poorly made, I’m afraid it would fall apart. Not that it self destructing would necessarily be a tragedy. The finish is so bad on this…I’ve bought Barbie doll clothes at Dollar Tree that were better made than this.
If you click on these photos you can get a larger image and see just how bad these are fraying. Quite frankly, I would be afraid to put this on a doll for fear of color transfer. This is just horrible, and as someone who sews, I would be ashamed to put out this crap. Ugh.
My grade for this outfit: F-. Interestingly enough, I read some reviews on Amazon for Adora doll clothing, and there were quite a few complaints about things not fitting. Unfortunately there were no reviews on this outfit, or I might have passed. And since Zulily has a “no returns” policy, I’m stuck with it. I guess I have to look at it this way, I paid $12 for a pair of doll pants. Perhaps I can pull the buttons off the jacket and reuse/repurpose some of it for something else. Maybe the shirt will fit Jan. And if any of my dolls decides she wants to be the next Queen Latifah, I’ve got the hat for it. NEXT!