Post by Main Admin Account on May 22, 2006 15:52:16 GMT -5
Lawn Party Dress $24 SKO Grade: A
Sorry for the blurry picture!
I really like this outfit. It is light and breezy and soft and feminine! I really was excited to see it released and even more please when it arrived. It is so wonderful in it's detailing and is simply beautiful!
I love the details of the trims and ribbon flowers. The sleeves have the inset lace ribbon. It's really a nice detail! That same inset is in the bodice top in a vertical pattern. The whole outfit has plenty of ruffle that I would expect a girl from her class and family to have had.
I love the hat! It is totally cute and covered with eyelet and most of the ribbon rosettes!
Included is also one croquet gate and a mallet and ball both made of wood.
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Post by C.I.Fairfield on Sept 10, 2006 13:09:45 GMT -5
I do like this dress - especially because the hat is actually a buckram frame covered in the eyelet material, instead of just being a mob-cap. But somehow the version I have is extremely yellow. Not the soft off-white of everyone else's. I might think about exchanging it.
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Post by QNPoohBear on Apr 19, 2007 20:07:01 GMT -5
I love this dress! Pictures don't do justice to it. It is the most beautiful Samantha dress ever. It fits my white bodied Samantha OK, but it is very tight on Susanna (Goetz Little Sisters). The hat does not fit very well and falls of easily. The outfit looks so sweet and dainty. The croquet ball and mallet are real wood and the wicket is real metal with plastic grass. Grade: A
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This is among my top three Samantha dresses as far as style and beauty, and thus is owned by Erica. The embroidered ribbon insets and frills make it very detailed, and the silk ribbons are very authentic. This is one of Sam's more 'grown up' dresses. Mine is first edition because I begged for it for Easter :-] .
The hat is very pretty too. It looks very elegant and fancy, perfect for an afternoon out. The outfit looks lovely on #17 (Erica) as well as Samantha and Jess.
I agree with everyone that this is one of Samantha's best dresses. It is certainly my favorite despite certain flaws. I cannot stand the hat, however. I can't get it to fit on her head. I usually just plop it on and try to forget that it looks silly. When I got the dress, the ruffle on the front of the dress was sticking up and despite numerous efforts, I cannot get it to lay flat again. Right now, I have the dress laying in a box with one of my schoolbooks over it. Maybe that will do the trick.
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
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