I wasn't sure about this when I first saw it but I was amazed how well it works. My daughter is 6 and designed an outfit for the doll, printed it and dressed the doll without any help from me! And the best part is it looks great! My daughter was a little frustrated that the printed fabric got a crease in it when she put it on the doll but I think that is user error. All her friends wanted to design outfits too. What a fantastic toy!
We received this kit for our 7-year old and it's a FANTASTIC idea! She absolutely LOVED playing with it and designing all sorts of cute clothes. It totally sparked her imagination and it was really cool to see. BUT…we could never get the fabric to print on our printer. We would press "print" and "save design" and literally nothing would happen. :-( It must have been an issue between my Macbook (and later my hubby's iPad with we also tried unsuccessfully) and the printer. So beyond bummed. I'm sure it's an issue with my printer, so for that reason I would still recommend the product to someone else. But for us, it was kind of a let down. :(
My 3.5 year old daughter carried around the package for three days waiting for me to download the design software. We have used both our older PC and newer Mac laptop to design and had no issue once installed. My daughter loved scrolling through all the options, I feel as though we tried nearly every combination because she wanted them all! There are many fabric, color, graphic, and accessory options, which is fun. She has carried around the "clutch"/fabric holder using it as her own purse. I liked that it was something we had to do together since she is 3.5, (I'm sure an older child could navigate the easy to use program on their own) it provided some good mommy daughter time. The only hiccup we had was when it came to actually printing out the outfit. I carefully followed the instructions making sure to triple check the "actual size" option for printing as instructed but it resulted in a skewed printing, still not sure why. I did some more post print trouble shooting and have not figured out what happened. We'll try again. My only suggestion/wish is that it would come with a better storage option for the removable and reusable fabric, necklaces belts etc. Overall a fun interactive experience.
My daughter loves this product. She took pictures of our cat and transferred them to the barbie clothing. The fabric sheets were easy to print on. They peel off and look like real clothing. My daughter particularly loved being able to design everything on the iPad and it was a very user-friendly format. I would highly recommend this product for kids who enjoy designing doll clothing.