Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mysterious Leaked White, Fuzzy Sweater for Truly Me

Update 6/5/2016: The mystery of the sweater has been solved! The photos of the full outfit are posted here: http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/06/mysterious-sweater-solved-new-winter.html

Over the past week or so, a standalone white sweater appeared on eBay with the American Girl logo. I did not know then and I still don't know now if this will be part of a greater outfit, or if it is a single piece. I also do not know which line it is for (my guess is Truly Me), or when it will be released.

We were fortunate enough one of our lovely readers picked up the outfit and took a few photos for us of the sweater modeled on her #26 doll to share here.

*Please do not repost/copy/claim the photos without written permission.*

Original eBay Photos:

Front

 Front, showing AG logo on sleeve.

Back

Collector's Photos on Doll:
Beautiful Truly Me #26! ^_^ The sweater is so flattering on her!

A small silver plate is sewn onto the sleeve of the left arm, indicating it is indeed and American Girl item.

Your eyes are not deceiving you. That is indeed Santa fur on the front of the sweater. XD (I call it that because it looks like the white fluff that trims Santa hats and costumes). I've never seen this on an actual human sweater so I could just be out of the loop. It looks very strange to me. Strange but cozy. The fur is only on the front, not the back.

Both the reader who sent the photos to me and I are stumped as to when this outfit could be released. It is clearly a cold weather/winter themed sweater, but we've already  had the winter release. It could either come out with the GOTY release on January 1st, 2016 (since a small selection of Truly Me items are released then as well for Valentine's day), but I can't really see it being part of the February release with the spring outfits. My best guess right now is it could be a potential Purchase-with-Purchase after the current in store Santa Dress & Blue Snowflake Dress PWP sell out. Does anyone else have an idea?



21 comments:

  1. Hmmm... very interesting! It could be part of a Valentines day outfit... or a PWP. How about something for Maryellen?

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    1. I don't think it would be for Maryellen since it has the small silver AG tag, which isn't on the BeForever clothing. Perhaps it is for a Valentine's day outfit, though I think my guess is still PWP. :)

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    1. Hahaha! The fur on the front is scaring me off.

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  3. Interesting! AG doesn't do many stand-alone clothing pieces (unless you count shoes and hats), so I have a feeling that this will go to an entire outfit eventually.

    ~Lizzy

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    1. You're right, AG doesn't really do stand-alone clothing pieces. I wonder what kind of outfit it would go with? It's too early for next year's winter releases, and too late for this year's. Strange.... :D

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  4. I don't believe that's for Maryellen. It looks far too modern with the fleece/fur. They didn't have stuff like that in the 1950s. It's absolutely gorgeous, though. I hope it's not a scrapped prototype!

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    1. I also don't think they's for Maryellen, since the silver tag hasn't been on any BeForever clothing. The fur on the front is throwing me off, but I think it's lovely!

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  5. It could be for the 1960s Beforever character since she is rumored to release this summer. I haven't found any that look like this, but there are quite a few interesting white sweaters from that era.

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    1. That's interesting! I never really considered the sweater wear for that era. ^_^ However, since this one has a silver tag, I don't think it will be for any of the doll in the BeForever line. Maybe a Valentine's day special like clarascraftcorner14 suggested? I think that would be fun for children.

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  6. It looks light blue in the seller's photos- almost reminded me of Sadness's sweater from Inside Out! Might be cute. I don't know.

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    1. I love that movie! Sadness was so adorable. ^_^ It would have been really cute as a light blue too, and I wonder if it could be easily dyed with RIT?

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  7. Considering the fact that it has the external silver tag, I think it's safe to say this is not for any of the historical girls. Maybe a later winter release?

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    1. I think that's probably the best guess, since it's too early for next winter's leaks. I'm just surprised at all of the recent, smaller releases outside of the typical 4 main releases this year.

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  8. Has AG ever come out with a sweater for the TM type doll lines in January? I know it's supposed to be spring stuff then. It doesn't have a 60s vibe for that upcoming doll.

    I have seen pile on the body of a sweater on modern girls clothes. Wonder if it's a prototype that didn't make the cut for the winter release. I don't think even the next PWP would have a winter outfit. This is truly a mystery piece

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    1. As far as I can recall, AG has not come out with any releases for the modern line in Mid-January, though they do release a small smattering of things together with the GOTY release on the 1st. Perhaps it's going to be a part of that release?

      Thanks for letting me know about the fur! I don't keep up with girl's fashion so didn't realize it had appeared on human clothing. :D It looks strange to me, but if my doll's get it, I'm sure it will help them channel their inner polar bear.

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    1. I'm wondering too. Perhaps a factory defect or prototype? I have a hard time believing it's something from next fall. :/

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