Samantha's Talent Show Dress, shown here with Samantha's Shoes and Socks.

The Talent Show Dress (also known as Samantha's Talent Show Dress) was introduced to Samantha's Collection in 2003 and retired in 2008(?). It is associated with the short story Samantha's Special Talent. Retail cost was $24.


Dusty rose "dupioni silk" dress; long-sleeved, high necked, drop waist. Wide yoke with black and cream ruffle trim; white decorative pleating at center placket and sides of cream lace. Decorative gathering below yoke center placket. Elastic gathering at dropped waist. Cream and black ribbon sash from elastic gathering to back of to back placket, with two black rosettes at front of sash. Two front and two back pleats. Cream lace trim on cuffs. Velcros at wrists and up back.

Hair Ribbon

Wide white satin hair ribbon.


  • The dress was designed from an original dress from on display from 1901 in the Wisconsin Historical Society's Online Collection of children's clothing.[1][2]


  1. Dress, girl's, pink wool gabardine, black velvet and lace trim, 1900-1901
  2. Girl's dress circa 1901
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