I had a few other stops to make (plus, someone was getting arrested in the parking lot as I came out of the store...I decided not to stick around!), so I waited a while before opening the bag. My first chance to do so was in the parking lot of the local library. My youngest daughter needed a snack before we went in, so I let her munch while I dug through my loot to see what I'd ended up with. :)
There were several Battat clothing pieces, 2 American Girl helmets, 7 American Girl hangers, and a few really cute handmade doll outfits. One appeared to be a replica of Elizabeth's riding outfit. I started getting really excited when I pulled out a beautiful handmade colonial-style white dress and matching handbag that looked like something off of Etsy. :) And I almost started hyperventilating when I pulled out...Ruthie's Christmas Dress!!! :D
All in all, I'd say it was a pretty good haul for $1.88. :)
Here are some pics of everything:
And here's the official complete list of everything that came in the bag:
1. A handmade floral print dress with matching bloomers
2. A handmade colonial dress and handbag
3. Ruthie's Christmas dress from AG
4. A handmade replica of Elizabeth's riding outfit (jacket and skirt)
5. A handmade blue gingham jumper
6. An unmarked long-sleeved white shirt
7. A Battat tagged leather purse
8. A leather satchel
9. A mini AG catalog
10. Seven AG hangers
11. An unmarked t-shirt that reads: "Naples, Florida"
12. Two short-sleeved Battat shirts
13. Two Battat skirts
14. One pair of handmade cutoff denim shorts
15. One long-sleeved Battat shirt
16. American Girl of the Year 2006 Jess's Scooter helmet (reddish-pink)
17. American Girl Just Like You Island Scooter Helmet from 2007 (green)
18. An unmarked bathing suit that appears to be too short and too wide for an AG doll
Here's a closer look at the purse and satchel. Both have Velcro closure.
This is the handmade floral print dress. It's really cute, especially with the matching bloomers.
Ruthie's dress!!! :D
Here's the lovely colonial dress.
This is the jacket part of the replica of Elizabeth's riding set.
Island Scooter helmet
A closer look at some of the other pieces (sorry they're sideways!)
Finally, one that uploaded correctly! :)
Of course, it's always more fun to see the clothes actually on a doll, so Hayden's here to oblige us. ;)
This is the floral print dress again. Isn't it cute?
I love the detail on the bodice.
A peek at the matching bloomers (sorry, Hayden!). This dress was not tagged, so I'm assuming it was purchased at a craft fair or made by a family member.
Here is Ruthie's Christmas dress. I cannot get over how ADORABLE this is on Hayden!!! I mean, it was nice before, but it looks great on her!
A closer look at the detail on the collar.
This reminds me a bit of some of the dresses I wore as a little girl, when my mom used to make all of my school dresses.
And here is the stunningly beautiful colonial dress. This is nicely made and looks gorgeous on Hayden too!
I think white is definitely a good color for her! :)
Some of the incredible detail on this dress. I'm sure I would have paid at least $25 for this on Etsy!
Here's a closer look at the pretty matching handbag.
Finally, here we have the replica of Elizabeth's riding outfit. I actually didn't connect that the skirt went with it until I was trying it on Hayden. Then I realized that the lace trim on both pieces matched. This outfit and the colonial outfit were both tagged "The Doll Clothes Store, Silverton, OR". I looked them up online and found their official website. You can view it HERE. It looks like the colonial dress is no longer available, but this one is still there. Apparently, it originally had a pink over skirt to match the jacket, just like Elizabeth's original outfit from American Girl.
I know some people don't care for handmade items meant to look like the originals from American Girl, but I personally don't have a problem with them, as long as they are advertised as replicas and not originals. I love finding dresses that look like the real deal that are much more affordable! From what I've seen of the clothes I got in this lot, the products from The Doll Clothes Store appear to be well-made using good quality material.
Okay, that's enough of that...moving on! ;)
I was a little disappointed by the length of the sleeves on this. It almost looks like Hayden is trying on her older sister's jacket that she hasn't quite grown into yet. ;)
The black ribbon is also frayed on one side, so I will probably try to replace it. One exciting thing about this is that I was able to find a used Elizabeth doll on Craigslist that I've set aside for my oldest daughter's birthday in April. I think this riding outfit will go with her just perfectly. :)