Last summer I had heard that Maplelea items were being sold through Amazon and qualified for Prime shipping. I decided to check out the items, and fell in love with the Maplelea Copper Coat, Winter Snow Suit and Boots outfit.
I paid $36. Which, to me, is astronomical. But I had heard so many good things about the quality of Maplelea products, and the outfit was so interesting and unique to me that I splurged, and saved this outfit for myself for Christmas this past year.
It's a three piece set, including the copper puffer jacket, the brown snow pants, and embroidered black snow boots. It also came with some journal pages about Niagara Falls (not shown). People did not lie about the outstanding quality of Maplelea items! These are teeny tiny reproductions of clothes we would wear. The pants and coat are fully lined in this brown satiny pattern. True to life, the pants and coat are a little roomy, so your doll can wear a sweater and leggings underneath, just as if they are spending a day outdoors in wintry weather.
The boots are so incredibly detailed. The embroidery is really pretty, and the soles of the boots - they are just miniature boots! I completely understand why people love the Maplelea brand.
The only part that I did not like was that the arms of the coat are long, and will cover the hands of AG dolls. I'm assuming that Maplelea dolls have longer arms. But I was able to tuck some of the sleeve inside itself so that the length would be appropriate, and you really cannot tell once it's on the doll.
Because the coloring of the outfit is so different from any other I've seen, I was interested in how it would look on a variety of dolls. I tried the outfit on AG's Marie Grace, Rebecca, and Maryellen, our Paola Reina doll "Ruby", and our Dolls from Heaven St. Joan doll.
Who do you think wore it best?