Post by QNPoohBear on Apr 28, 2006 20:13:18 GMT -5
*Felicity wore this outfit in the DVD, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure*
This dress is very pretty and simple. It is supposed to resemble a walking dress like the ones Marie Antoinette wore when she went out among the peasants. It's made from two types of lightweight cotton. The blue patterned cotton is very pretty and the white built in blouse is nothing special. I like the gold ribbon trim, especially on the bottom of the gown. The apron ties in back and looks good on or off. The mob cap is a plain mob cap with a gold ribbon. The whirlymagig toy is very flimsy wood and easily breakable but mine has remained intact as long as I don't store it IN something. I've posed Felicity with iit a few times and it didn't break.
The colors on this dress are absolutely fantastic, as are the patterns. I took a closeup picture of the apron against the blue dress.
It isn't *exactly* true to color due to the intense camera flash, but you can see the patterns up close. The whole outfit is absolutely stunning, easily worthy of an A+.
However, I agree with jabberwockypie on the windmill. I'm afraid to even touch mine, so it stays wrapped up VERY carefully in storage. I also got mine when it was originally released. Definitely worth that price, maybe worth up to $100 if you really want it, but it would be painful to pay $200 or whatever the going price is.
Post by AG*dancer* on Jun 20, 2007 21:25:34 GMT -5
I agree about the windmill, it's beautiful to look at but has broken in two spots. It's still good enough for me because I bought it when it came out. The dress is gorgeous, and I've gotten so much use out of it that it's thin and faded in some spots. I don't mind because it's just evidence of how much use and playtime Felicity got out of it when I was younger!
Last Edit: Jun 20, 2007 21:26:07 GMT -5 by AG*dancer*
Post by agcollector293110 on Jun 21, 2007 22:17:51 GMT -5
I splurged on this set on ebay and Im glad I did. It was definitely worth it. It looks great on her and also in my display on a dress form. I remember when I went to order this I had been saving up for this set (I had thought 28$ was SO much for a dress...little did I know how much I would end up paying for it...) and when I finally went to place my order I was informed that they had just sold out. I never stopped kicking myself about that one. If I had tried harder and called the store in Chicago I may have been able to get my hands on one. Anyways I am always worried about breaking the windmill. It is also hard to display because it doesn't balance very well right side up. I'm thinking about putting some nails on the wall to see if I an get it to balance up on that.
I don't have the cap or apron. The one you see in the photos come from the summer set. The AG town fair is on the left and Dollies' Dressmaker is on the right. I think Dollies' Dressmaker doesn't make the pink version anymore and makes something closer to the original. If you can get the original AG outfit though for a decent price, it's definitely worth it. It's very historical accurate and has lovely colors and is indeed very well made. If you manage to get a Dollies' dress though, she does add a little more lace detail than the original.
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Post by samlizziesmom on Nov 16, 2009 5:43:31 GMT -5
I will post my own pics soon, but for now I will review without them.
I received the Town Fair Outfit the year it came out, in 1997. I bought it just after I got Lissie as an alternative to the Rose Garden Dress. And I LOVE it!
The colors at first thought seem off, but really match well together! The best part is that the dress looks great with or without the apron! I really think this is my favorite of all Lissie's fashions. The original description said the dress was teal, and it seems to be on the darker end of that color. The gold trim really dresses it up. I think this may be on of the last dresses to have the slits for her Undergarments. My Lissie loves it when I can dress her in it! The colors really show off her red-hair!
As for accuracy, it's so adorable I don't mind them (if there are any). The only thing that does get a bad grade is the windmill. I saw surprised at its fragility when it arrived. It has stayed in the original box since then. Then box got wet some years ago so one the mills doesn't turn anymore, but I don't mind. It makes a great display item, but its lousy in the play value dept. Overall : B- The Dress gets a A+ The windmill gets a F