At our local festival in October I bought a cheer leading dress and matching pompoms from one of the booths. It was handmade, but it could compete with American Girl. It was 11 dollars, a great deal for a dress of it’s quality. I chose Riley as my model because she looks so good in it. RAH RAH!
POMPOMS The pompom is made of white and blue yarn, and a blue ribbon tying the yarn to the elastic. Riley can hold the pompoms, but because the elastic isn’t tight the actual pompom part falls to the bottom. If you wedge the yarn between her fingers she can hold it. They look really cute on her hair too.
THE DRESS The dress is made of blue fabric with white and blue ribbon details. The neck is made much like a turtle neck, but it doesn’t come up very high. The dress has no sleeves, instead it is hemmed. White ribbon on top of blue ribbon is zigzag stitched onto the front of the dress. I love this detail. The skirt is very full, ruffled onto the dress. It is very even, not like my ruffles. The end of the dress has the same blue and white ribbon. The Velcro closure in the back isn’t very noticeable. There is thread tangled up in the velcro on my dress, but you can’t see it most of the time. Riley can do splits in this dress.
I overall love this dress. It would have been nice if it had come with something for her hair, but it doesn’t take away.
I rate this dress 10/10