Review of Kit’s Gardening Set

I wasn’t going to get Kit’s Gardening Set, I wasn’t all that excited about it when it was released.  It reminded me too much of her Chicken Keeping Set.  But then I saw it in person when I went to Orlando and decided that Kit needed to have it!!  The overalls remind me of a pair of Osh Kosh adult sized ones I used to have.

Here are all the pieces:

Kit was super excited about trying it on!

The fit on this outfit is snug.  I was also a bit disappointed to see that the pants are stitched in the rolled up position and can’t be easily snipped, so they are stuck like that for all eternity.  😦

The shirt actually has real button holes, that surprised me.  It was a bit of a tight fit on my Kit.

The scarf doesn’t come pre-tied in this set (unlike the chicken keeping set) so you can use it however you want to.

I heard some complaints about Blaire’s short overalls set and how the shirt is way too short so that it won’t stay tucked in and she has “skin” exposed.  I’m happy to report that Kit’s set doesn’t have this issue!

The boots are really cute with some nice details.  However, there is one thing I REALLY don’t like–they now have American Girl stamped into the bottom of them.  Why are they doing this and being so absolutely obnoxious about it?  I’m getting tired of not being able to disguise/hide/remove these labels.  I get that they have to protect their name and product, but this is getting ridiculous.  I’ll be very honest–it’s turning me off of their clothing completely.  I’m also not pleased with the plastic vanity tags on clothing for the historical dolls.  Just another reason to shop small and buy from Etsy.

I do think it’s a cute set though.  It is kind of interesting how this set borrows elements from Kit’s Chicken Keeping Set and Kit’s Overalls Outfit.  It sells for $34 which is right in line with the two previous sets as well.

 

5 thoughts on “Review of Kit’s Gardening Set

  1. I don’t understand why doll clothes are made so snug these days. It makes it difficult for little girls to dress their dolls. Plus, Kit’s clothing would not have been that tight back then. People did not wear skin-tight clothing during the Depression. Perhaps you can pretend she is growing out of it.

    • I completely agree. Depression era clothes were not tight unless there was a growth spurt. Then it was passed down to a sibling on whom it would be big.

      When I got Melody back in 2000 all the outfits were well sized for layering. the first time I noted a problem was when I got Coconut’s Jacket and Cap. The doll jacket doesn’t really fit over shirts! who wears just a jacket?

      The next time I noticed the change was with the sightseeing outfit. the skit was snug at the waist. Then I finally gave up with one of the school outfits. Tried three times to get one with jeans that closed and Mel could sit in. none worked so I changed gears and exchanged for something completely different.

      Most everything I have fits her older body style. A few things being more snug than would really be comfortable. I look for the pants or shorts with elastic waists as well as velcro.

      The plastic vanity tags are annoying. Not so bad on GOTY, but the BeForevers should be tag free.
      ~Xyra
      Tea Time with Melody Q

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