Another purchase in the recent American Girl doll clothes sale was Maryellen's poodle skirt.
This is not my favorite outfit of hers. I mainly wanted the saddle shoes. It made a lot more sense to buy an outfit just for the shoes when it cost $15 instead of $36.
Anneliese is my stand-in for Maryellen because she also has strawberry blonde hair and hazel eyes.
It's a pretty outfit and it comes with a lot of pieces. It includes the blouse, skirt, scarf, socks and saddle shoes.
The shoes were very tight on Anneliese and pushed her socks up. I had to straighten the socks after putting the shoes on.
Anneliese's hair is too short to tie the scarf around a ponytail, and it is too small to tie it around her head.
When I tried putting the scarf around her neck, it looked as if she had no neck.
Here, by way of comparison, is Violet wearing the poodle skirt outfit I made.
I like mine better. Obviously, my applique looks a lot worse, because I was ten when I made this poodle skirt. But I like the colors better and it has sentimental value.
Now I have two poodle skirts, the girls can go to the sock hop together!