You know what’s a real downer? Ordering something shortly before you go on vacation, thinking it will get there before you leave. It doesn’t. Then you get home and it’s there, but you are too tired and sick to enjoy it. That’s exactly what happened to me. Shortly before we left for Mexico I placed an order with American Girl. My wonderful neighbor got the mail for us while we were away, and it was one of the things in the bunch. Unfortunately I was coming down with that awful flu and I really didn’t feel much like doing anything with the stuff I’d received. Isn’t that pathetic?
So now I’m all better, and I decided it was time to share one of the things I got! This order focused primarily on Kit, I got the Easter Candy set that was on clearance, her camera/reporter set and the School Skirt Set. I also got the telescope kit. Without further ado though, here’s Kit!!!
I think this outfit is very cute and has TONS of mix and match potential. My favorite parts are the top and the shoes. The top is very versatile and could be dressed up or down. The shoes are just cute and so perfect for Kit’s era. Some folks have complained that they can’t get them on or can’t get them closed. Let me just say that you have to be very careful with how you put the socks on, they have to be on super straight with the seam across her toes or it won’t work. I played with it for a while before I was pleased with how everything was.
The skirt is very nice, and also a great mix and match piece. The two pieces I was a bit disappointed in were the sweater and the hat. The sweater is a bit on the tight side and the hat annoys me to no end. It’s very cute, but the workmanship is subpar. I don’t know if someone on their first day on the job cut it out, but it looks terrible! There shouldn’t be any sharp edges anywhere. I saw a couple of reviews on the website with this complaint. I’m surprised there are any points at all, I would have thought these would have been cut out with a press type machine. This looks like it was cut by hand. The way the ribbon is put on is just okay too, it looks like a rush job. Not wild about the gaping ribbon at all. It’s a shame because otherwise it’s very cute. It wouldn’t have been difficult for this to have been done in a way that it looked better. I’ll be honest, I was very shocked at this because most all of the hats I’ve received from AG have been very well done. This one, not so much.
Overall though, I really like this outfit, I think it accurately represents Kit’s era. Plus the fact it has so many pieces gives it lots of play value. I’m only marking it down because of the too-snug sweater and the mediocre hat, giving it a B+. This set retails for $36, I lucked out and got mine with a 20% off coupon, making it only $28.80. It was one of the outfits on my wishlist, and I’m glad I got it before they decide to discontinue it without notice.
If you’d like me to review any of the other items I purchased, (Science Fair set, Kit’s Reporter set, Kit’s homemade sweets set) be sure to say so in the comments, specifying which set. Thanks!