18″ American Girl Doll Review – Girl of the Year 2022 – Corinne Tan

Meet Corinne Tan, the 2022 Girl of the Year, from American Girl®. She’s 18 inches tall, and has black hair with minty green highlights, bright brown eyes, and comes dressed in shiny leggings, a white sweater and some adorable mint green boots! She comes with a book as well titled Corinne. Every year we anticipate what theme AG will come out with and I think this year it’s over to top!!! I was thrilled to add Corinne and her younger sister, Gywnn, to the Oh Sew Kat! modeling crew!

American Girl Doll Corinne Tan 18 inch Doll Review

In the past, American Girl® has offered their yearly doll with limited collections, and one time they included two friend dolls (Sonali and Gwen with Chrissa), but they’ve never offered a little sister doll!! Gwynn is a sweetie- she’s the exact same size (and mold) as the Welliewishers™, and is very similar to the current Emerson doll, but her hair is different and she has a little different skin tone. She comes dressed in a pink furry skirt, purple sweater and tights, with some fun, purple boots. My guess is she will only be available this year, or for a limited time like other girls of the year, because she came in a regular, two piece Girl of the Year doll box, instead of the plastic Welliewishers™ packaging. That little doll box is cute too!

Girls of the Year Review from American Girl® Dolls

One of the first things you notice about Corinne, is her eyes. They are bigger than the other dolls, and AG used a new face mold for her. She has feathery eyebrows and painted eyelashes, giving her a wide eyed look. Not everyone will enjoy this change, but I think she looks cute and modern.

GOTY (Girl of the Year) dolls come and go, over the years. There are some that I just love (Joss, Blaire) and some I’m a little less excited about (Kira) 🙂 But when I saw Corinne in person, I knew she would be very popular for a lot of reasons!! First of all, she’s the first GOTY of Asian heritage, so that is fun and unique. She’s winter themed, just in time for the Winter Olympics excitement around the world, and her collection and color palette are stunning. I think her meet outfit is so perfect I have yet to change her clothes, ha ha! The sweater is a little thin, (you can see the leggings through it) but the leggings are very sparkly and the boots are adorable with the little pom pons. I love the combination of the purple, white and the green in her hair. Colored hair on the dolls is probably a like it or hate it thing. I prefer traditional hair colors, but Corinne’s mint tints are mostly underneath her hair so it slips in and out of view for a fun surprise.

Overall, I have to say I love everything about her. She’s a delight to look at and I can’t wait to make her part of the Oh Sew Kat! team.

Meet Gwynn, Corinne’s Little Sister from American Girl®

New 18 inch Dolls from American Girl® – Corinne and Gwynn

I went ahead and purchased Gwynn, even though I already have Emerson in my crew. Emerson’s hair is curly, and crazy, and very difficult to photograph (something I do a lot of, right?) and so I was immediately attracted to Gwynn simply for her hair style. She’s also got fun, wintery colors and a lot of adorable accessories for play. I’m not as impressed with the style of her meet outfit. I believe it to be what a real child would wear, but the chunky fur skirt with a thin, tucked in sweater just seems bulky and odd for her small frame. I’m sure I can find something else for her to wear around here! I also find her name difficult to spell (and I’m an adult!) and seems similar to the name Gwen, that American Girl® seems to recycle over and over (Chrissa’s friend, Hopscotch Hill etc)

So what kind of outfits will I make for Corinne? She might like the cozy turtleneck and shorts outfit from the Jumping Jack pattern. Or some cozy Playground Pants. Once winter is over, she will certainly need some shorts and other playclothes like the Boardwalk Boutique and the Picnic Play outfits.

Corinne and Gwynn are sisters, and live in Aspen, Colorado. Corinne loves to ski and her sister loves to skate. Corinne also has a puppy she is training to search and rescue. Overall, the theme of this year’s GOTY is timely, fresh, and fun!! The outfits and accessories offer so much play value for little girls. From cozy fireplace s’mores to a ski lift and ski slope, be sure to check out the full Corinne collection.

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American Girl Outfit Review: Team USA Medal Ceremony Set

Like so many of you, I love the Olympics and the coming together as a globe to watch the best of the best. I love the pride each country shows in their flags, anthems, and uniforms. I was thrilled to see American Girl® come out with an entire line of Olympic themed outfits…well…until I saw the price tag! At the time of this writing, the day before the Games begin, AG is now offering a buy one, get one half off sale. That would have been nice. But personally, I had to have the Team USA Medal Ceremony set for my collection, despite the very hefty $35 price tag (plus tax and shipping!) Here are my thoughts.

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

What you get: a thin “windbreaker” type zip up jacket, with navy sleeves, a team USA decal on the back, and the USA flag and olympic rings decal on the front. Three medals (gold, silver, and bronze, all on red white and blue ribbons), a large USA flag with thumb loops, and a pamphlet about taking care of the USA flag.

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Olympic Outfit for Dolls: Team USA Medal Ceremony Set

First things first. I love the flag, and the thumb loops make it very easy to photograph the dolls holding it, which can be tricky with the usual flag on a pole. That alone, for me, was worth getting the set. However, for the price, I thought this set should have at least come with an outfit- a tee shirt and shorts or something. Riley is wearing a plain white tee and a white Sixth Grade Skirt that I had on hand. She’s ready to watch the games!

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Overall, like many sets from American Girl®, the set feels very high quality. The flag is stitched, not printed, and the medals are heavy (very heavy) and super shiny. The ribbons have hook and loop tape so they don’t have to go over the doll’s head.

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

OhSewKat’s review of the Team USA Medal Ceremony Outfit for Dolls from American Girl®

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

All in all, I’m happy with the Team USA Medal Ceremony set and I’m glad I have it. I may regret the $$ if it ends up on clearance after the games, but with a buy one get one half off, it’s the perfect add on set to any of the sport outfits. It could have more included for the high price tag, but it will always remind me of the craziness that has surrounded the summer Olympics of 2020/2021 and I like that. If I were to buy this for my child, I would certainly pick out one of the sport outfits to go with it, even though the cost of both would be almost as much as a new doll. You can find this set in the American Girl online store.

Go Team USA!!

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