Category Archives: TBT

TBT: Addy’s Birthday

It’s Throw-Back Thursday!  Time to share a retired outfit that doesn’t see the light of day nearly enough.  All are welcome to participate.

Today I am featuring Addy’s birthday pinafore.  It was introduced in 1994 and retired in 2013.  I purchased mine that the Oshkosh Outlet Store (no longer in existence).  The outfit appears on the cover of Addy’s 4th book, “Happy Birthday Addy!”

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The blouse and pinafore are separate garments.  The puffy sleeves, while not becoming on Jerry Seinfeld, are to die for on Addy.

The pinafore has tiny pockets with rick-rack trim.

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It comes with a brown snood decorated with two yellow bird feathers, to remind Addy “to always let her spirit sing out.”  I have never had luck getting the snood on Addy’s head!

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Addy is enjoying a rest in the summer shade, allowing you to see the lovely stockings that come with the outfit.  No shoes are included; she would wear her “meet” boots.

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Looking good Addy!

P.S. Addy is my first AG (pre-BeForever).  I got her for my 40-something birthday from my mom.  Best gift ever!  Brianna and I read most of the AG books together when she was in 1st-2nd grade.  I thought Addy’s story could be a little disturbing for a 1st grader, but Brianna was Ok with historical drama.

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TBT: Spring Flower Outfit

I was thinking about the Madison Children’s Museum Benefit Sale, which is this Saturday.  No sale for us this year, but we have bought 4 dolls there in the past few years.  Today I have Caroline, whom we purchased from the sale in 2015, modeling a Throwback Thursday fashion.

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This is American Girl’s  2001 (retired in 2003) Spring Flower Outfit.  The trim on the waist goes all the way around (yay!).

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The outfit came with blue sandals and a fabric purse that has a similar trim on it.  I don’t believe we have either of those.  This outfit was a gift from my sister-in-law, who most likely bought it at the Madison sale many years ago.

The dress has a unique feature we don’t see much anymore from AG…

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ZIPPER!

If you would like to join in #TBT, I would love to see one of your retired outfits.

 

 

TBT – Josefina

Josefina HornoToday’s Throwback Thursday topic over at Doll Diaries is Josefina.  Here we have Josie tending her horno is the hot New Mexico sun (except it was 46 degrees out!).  The horno was a wonderful hand-me-down from my former boss.  She is standing on her retired Rio Grande blanket, which I believe Grandma purchased at the AG outlet a year or two ago.

Josefina is wearing her ‘summer outfit’ which is still sold.  Would you believe our Josefina received this dress as a gift from me to Brianna & Josefina when we were all in Santa Fe?  True!  That is a long tale to be told once school is out.

If you have a Josefina TBT, feel free to link below!