Post by PleasantMemories on Oct 12, 2008 21:16:08 GMT -5
I don’t know how I feel about this dress. There are many that I like better, but it’s much nicer than some. This outfit is very different from Samantha’s other dresses. I like that it’s unique. It also seems to be cut larger than many of the newer Samantha/AG outfits. My WB and PM tan bodied Samanthas had no difficulty fitting into the dress. Unfortunately, this dress cannot be worn with her undergarments. As a result, I worry that the dress will stain Samantha’s cloth body.
AGRescue is right; this has to be the most difficult outfit to accurately photograph. The dress looks purple under some types of light and blue under others. The color of the dress has the same intensity as a blue Lindt chocolate, but is more purplish. It’s definitely in the violet family. The color is quite bright and I would have preferred a more muted tone. However, I’m sure others will really like it.
The fabric is thick, but is still rather cheap feeling. It doesn’t feel at all like Molly’s velvet Christmas dress. I wouldn’t describe the pile as soft and thick. The fabric is stiff and the pile is fairly thin. It seems like it would wear easily. Already, the dresses I ordered all had a couple thinner spots. So, I question whether they’ll hold up well to play.
The lace appears to be identical to the lace on Samantha’s Talent Show Dress. I really like that the lace goes all the way around the dress. It makes the dress look a little richer and more realistic. I was curious to see how the lace portion would look on a WB doll. It gives a different effect, but is still nice. The only thing is that the doll’s beige shoulder joints also show through the lace. It’s not very noticeable unless you look closely.
I was a little disappointed that the dress doesn’t have snag-free Velcro. The regular Velcro could easily snag the lace and doll hair. I haven’t tried the headband yet, so I cannot comment on it.