The Play Dress and Pinafore (also known as Samantha's Play Dress and Pinafore) was introduced to Samantha's Collection in 1989 and retired in 2006. It is associated with the book Meet Samantha. Retail cost was $22.
Blue large check-print long sleeved drop waist dress. Waist is slightly gathered for blouson bodice look. Attached wide bib-style collar (split in back); white high necked collar and cuffs. Velcros up the back and at wrists.
White pinafore. High square yoke with ruffled edges; high skirt body with under armscythes and ruffled edge. Rectangular pocket on the left front side. Velcros at upper back. Fits completely over the dress.
Wide hemmed hair bow with sewn pointed tips; made of same fabric as dress.
White lacy knee socks. Solid cuffs. Knitted solid seam up the back.These were not originally included in the 1989 release.
- Unlike Kirsten Larson, Addy Walker, and Felicity Merriman, Samantha's extra dress-down outfit is referred to as a "play outfit". This is because Samantha's character is that of a well-to-do girl; with many servants and a rich lifestyle, she would not have done much in the way of day-to-day chores. Therefore her outfit is designed for playing in. This is also true of Molly McIntire's After-School Outfit.