My family went to a homeschool convention last March. One of the booths had books and doll dresses. My mom bought me the three books (Which I am going to review eventually.) and a dress, which I am about to show you.
Here are the books that they had. The books are historical fiction about a girl named Lauren. She’s not really a pioneer, but the dresses they were selling remind me of pioneer dresses.
This is the rack of dresses. I liked the yellow one also, but it was gone before we got back there.
Here is the doll modeling a shawl and a dress. (They sold crocheted shawls also)
This is the dress I chose. It was 12$.
I put it on Lea to model the dress. It’s nice, with lots of detail, but I didn’t like how big it was on her.
So I turned the dress inside out and put it back on Lea.
Then I pinned it up and sewed the seams to make it smaller.
I like the dress much better now that it fits better. It has lots of detail, and is very well made (Except for being too big, but that might just be the style.) The print is little white flowers.
The neckline has a peter pan collar. The fabric is the same on both sides.
The sleeves are a little bit puffy. It reminds me of a dress I wore in the production of Mary Poppins that I was in. It had sleeves just like that.
The waist is ruffled very nicely and the skirt is very full. There is a little bit of pink thread showing, but you can barely see it in person.
The bottom of the skirt has a ruffle on it.
The back of the dress is just as nice. The ruffles are just as full on the back.
The back of the dress closes with three snaps. I asked the person at the booth (Who had made all the dresses) and she said that she didn’t like velcro because it gets caught in doll hair, so she did snaps. It’s also more time period.
All the seams are surged.
Overall this is a very nice dress. All the seams are finished nicely, it has lots of detail, and it’s cute. It didn’t fit all that well, but I’ll let that pass for now.
Overall I’ll rate it 4.5/5 stars.