I can't believe this outfit sells so high on Ebay, I just saw one sell for $185! I got this outfit the year it came out, December 2004.
The dress - this dress is made from a very thin cotton in a pretty creamy shade. I would say the fabric is too thin, although this is a summer dress; it also wrinkles fairly easily. I love the lace details on the yoke, skirt and sleeves! The waistband is also accented by a thin, ribbon-y flower. I think this dress would look very nicely under Sam's duster, and I like it better than her birthday outfit but it's still not my favorite. Maybe it looks better on Mattel Samanthas than my PM #14. B
The hat - the hat was kind of a bummer, I haven't used it very much. It is made from a mesh-like material and the same cotton as the dress, but with an eyelet texture. It doesn't puff the way catalog pictures show, it lays flat and oddly on the doll's head. There are also a few ribbon flowers on the hat. I like how it was based off a real historical piece, but I think the doll version could have been done much better. C
The croquet accessories - I'm glad these were included, they were the best parts of the set! Both the ball and mallet seem to be real wood partially painted green, very similar to the AGoT set that came out in the 90's. The wicket is made of bent wire stuck into plastic bases made to resemble grass and flowers. These pieces look really nice in displays, too. A
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2009 15:20:59 GMT -5 by Wickfield