I bought a used Mattel (i think) Rose Garden Gown off of ebay in early 2009
so this oufit is suppossed to come with the meet shoes, socks, shift and ribbon. since i bought mine used though all i got was the dress and the ribbon (which i have somehow lost already. It was right and identical to the current meet ribbon with the Traveling gown).
As you can see, Lissis looks so wonderful in this dress. The colors compliment her perfectly. It is simple enough to use for everyday and has such meaning in her story, which even says that it was her favorite dress.
The dress itself is very nice. The sleeves are 3/4 and have very large ruffles on the ends as well as the collar. the fabric is thick and feels as if it would be rather warm but not too thick as to be too warm for summer. This dress also has the pocket slits on both sides.
A close up of the detail of the dress. the pattern and ruffle of the collar. I have to admit i did not know that there were tiny blue pinstripes on the dress. i must admit that these seemed very odd to me when i first saw the dress in person, but now i am used to it and i think looks very nice now.
Overall: I give this dress an A+++++. i love this dress. it is a perfect piece and i really think that no Lissie collection is complete without it. Not only is the dress so very pretty and well made it is a huge part of at least the first book in Lissie's story collection (i have only read the first two stories sorry guys)