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 $200 or whatever the going price is.
Post by AG*dancer* on Jun 20, 2007 21:25:34 GMT -5
I agree about the windmill, it's beautiful to look at but has broken in two spots. It's still good enough for me because I bought it when it came out. The dress is gorgeous, and I've gotten so much use out of it that it's thin and faded in some spots. I don't mind because it's just evidence of how much use and playtime Felicity got out of it when I was younger!
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Post by agcollector293110 on Jun 21, 2007 22:17:51 GMT -5
I splurged on this set on ebay and Im glad I did. It was definitely worth it. It looks great on her and also in my display on a dress form. I remember when I went to order this I had been saving up for this set (I had thought 28$ 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
Post by maggiedoll on Jan 10, 2015 21:18:41 GMT -5
Felicity’s Town Fair Outfit Item# ELO $28 - Released 1997 Retired
The town fair on Market Square was the place to be seen in Williamsburg! Felicity looked fair indeed in her “walking dress”—a style inspired by French fashion. Her dark teal gown has contrasting white sleeves and three bands of ribbon across the bottom. Add a striped pink apron and a mob cap trimmed with lace and gold ribbon. Felicity’s souvenir from the fair is a fanciful wooden windmill. Hold it up to the breeze to make the propellers spin and the pennant snap to attention!
Managed to stay NIB for twelve years than I got it.
Then Yeah for PM Limited Edition awesomeness!
The dress, apron and hat are all made of soft cotton, looks and feels much like the higher end fabric you would find in the quilting department at Joanns. That is not a bad thing, most of my dolls' wardrobe comes that wall. The gold ribbon is a silky texture, much like what you would find in the Joann's ribbon section, like the .50 cent ribbons. This style is slightly out Felicity's timeline, this style is a bit more 1780s than 1770s but it could pass for the simple vest and petticoats Felicity would had worn around the house.
The skirt is a lovely shade of blue, matches Felicity's hair and PM green eyes very well. It has a liberal scattering of darker blue flowers. I think the major appeal of this dress is it does not seem like Felicity's time (well, actually it is not but aside from that). However, this type of fabric would had been something Mother could had brought. The cut is not as generous as Felicity's school petticoat or even her summer dress but that would into a casual play dress.
The part of the dress that is meant to be her shift is attached to the dress. It is possible that Felicity would had worn a dress like that but most likely it would had been in two pieces. The cut is slightly low but not that much and the slight peak of lace is cute. Simple, but nice and a tiny little addition that makes the dress pretty.
The apron is red and white stripe a la candy stripe. The apron is a bit flimsily, and it is a bit hard to get it to lay just right on the dress. I am kind of torn about my feelings on this apron. On one hand it is kind of skimpy but on the other hand, the dress looks like it is missing something without the apron.
I love, love this mob cap. It is made of thick white cotton. The ruffles are a little heavy but it is very lovely and trimmed with small white lace, it frames Felicity's head well while not taking over her head. The gold ribbon had that magical trick of not being too matchy matchy while working with other outfits, I like it with Felicity's yellow tea lesson gown and school outfit. The gold ribbon is an exact match to the dress.
The greatest hindrance to this dress is that while Felicity does is that while Felicity only needed so many ball and gala gowns and does need more everyday dresses this one is so darn easy for any seamstress with basic dress making skills can make this dress. Case in point.
While the dress is easy to make, the windmill is not. I really love it, Felicity needs more toys! However, like everyone else says, it is very fragile. Very typical of the Peasant Company but still, my windmill broke with (1) my fat cat decided she HAD to sleep on Felicity's bed and (2)I set it out of its usual place and I stepped on it. Okay the second time as not PC's fault but still, I should be terrified of breaking it every time I pick it up. But yeah it is fragile but hey, Felicity can cold the windmill! Once again, there is a fear that it will break when I put the holder in her hand but it is such a lovely detail.
Old school pamphlet! I love these things and their addition will make me pay more...not ashamed. The pamphlet gives the basic background behind the fashion of the dress, and a bit about town fairs in Felicity's time.
Despite the flawed with the windmill, and the fact that anyone with a Joann's coupon can make this dress, I love Felicity's town fair outfit. It fits her coloring and personality perfectly, and it is very well crafted and has aged very well. The windmill needs to be handled carefully but it is not like something you see everyday. Plus Felicity looks so darn cute with everything. A
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Nine dolls...and a couch. Kirsten is so ashamed of the said couch she can not be seen.