Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Doll Dress Giveaway



What could be easier than making a pillowcase dress for an 18-inch doll from a tea towel (see yesterday's tutorial)? The only thing I can guess would be winning one in this week's giveaway. This ecru dress with soft green ribbon ties features delicate embroidery and sweet butterfly trim. To enter, simply leave a comment below. I will announce the winner next week.

74 comments:

Lisa Robertson said...

You come up with the greatest things on your blog. Annie would love that dress for her doll.

Sarita Boyette said...

You have the prettiest blog! I would love to have that dress for one of the vintage dolls I collect. Thank you for having a giveaway.
Sarita
sboyette@tx.rr.com

Natasa said...

The dress is perfect!! I have a daughter 19 months who loves to play with dolls. I'm sure she would really like something similar.
I wish I win!!
Hugs - Natasa.

Kelly (Seaux Southern) said...

The dress is so adorable~very vintage looking. Love It!

vasilikoula said...

i love this,its so pink!

Sandra said...

Would love this for my granddaughter! Enjoy your blog every morning.
duke62@aol.com

rudoo said...

Sorry if this double posts! :-) Blogger did something weird, so trying again.
Gorgeous little dress! My daughter would love that for her Rebecca!

Blessed said...

All the way for Australia... and I just love your blog - such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing all the moments of loveliness in your life with us. My precious 6 year old would just adore this little dress for her baby "stephanie"!
Amanda - Perth WA

dougandcheryl said...

That dress is beautiful. My daughters would love it. I love getting inspiration on life with young girls from your blog. Everything you do is so beautiful.

Susan said...

I love the dress - it is so cute...can't wait to make some with my granddaughters

Anonymous said...

That dress would look lovely on my daughter´s doll, so I am leaving a comment, too! You are a big inspiration to a lot op people! :-)
Kind regards, Mariel
marbo73@hotmail.com

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a lovely doll dress! I would be thrilled to be able to have it.

ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

craftmom said...

I love the dress for my daughter's doll, she just turned 6 and loves to play with her doll. After seeing your post I went out and bought the our generation teaset for Christmas, I can't wait for her to see it. Thank you so much for sharing, and having such wonderful ideas!

Warm Regards,
Stephanie

Anna H said...

How adorable! My two girls would love this! Thank you for all your great ideas!

Ruby-alexa1284@hotmail.com said...

How precious! Love It!

Donna said...

This is so sweet! Thank you for offering such a lovely little gown!

Lois Evensen said...

How beautiful. My granddaughters would love the pretty dress. Thank you for the possibility to win it.

Anonymous said...

Melissa, The doll dress is adorable. If I win I will give it to my seven year old granddaughter, Ella. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbi

faustx2@yahoo.com

Ruth said...

Melisa
This is a beautiful idea for our American doll for Christmas. She will likely attend a tea like the one you gave. Please enter me in the drawing.
Ruth

Neicee said...

Stunning! I would love to be entered in your lovely giveaway! I loved your tutorial.

Anonymous said...

I loved your tutorial and can't wait for my granddaughters to come for their next visit! We love tea parties and dolls! Hannah,5, would love this dress for her AG doll! Thank you for letting us in on your creativity and happy times!

Gigi in VA

Becky W said...

Sign me up!!!!! You know I would love that!

Rach said...

Oh that is so beautiful! What a wonderful one of a kind gift this will be!!

Thanks.

Leigh said...

I just love this!!! and Ellie would be absolutely adorable in this!!!! I love it!! :)

Anonymous said...

I made a pillowcase dress following your tutorial (from last year, I believe) for my granddaughter. It turned out so pretty. Took lots of pictures with her modeling the dress at the beach a few weeks ago. I admire your creativity!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway and enjoy your uplifting blog. Thank you so much! Robbie Washburn

Karina said...

so adorable! what a neat idea!

Anonymous said...

Melissa:

I love the American Girl pillowcase dress and would like to be entered in your giveaway.

My mom made me a pillowcase dress from your tutorial and I love it so much we are making another one. It would be so much fun for my dolls to have one, also.

Thank you for sharing!!

Jenna....from Kansas

SuzyQ said...

These are just adorable! My daughter would love this for her doll. Thanks!

The Yellow House Cakery said...

Love your website! Just stumbled upon it from Stone Gable's On the Menu. What a gift you have for hospitality!
My daughter also loves the American Girl dolls. Unfortunately, I can't sew a lick! I think I need to direct my seamstress friend to your site so I can get some of those precious outfits your daughters wear. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Anonymous said...

Melissa, The dress is beautiful! My granddaughter Bella will love to dress her American Girl Samantha doll with it, for our next tea party. Thank You for the opportunity to enter in this giveaway. Your blog is beautiful, very creative and inspiring. Thank you for all your great ideas.
Mari
mariacleon@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

That is precious. As a mommy to three girls ages 2,4 and 6 I love to visit your blog for inspiration. My girls would love to dress their dolls in that precious gown, although I am thinking it might actually be precious on a newborn. We are expecting although we haven't found out yet if it is another girl or a boy!
RachelLenda(at)comcast(dot)net

Debbie B said...

I would love to win the little dress, but I think I would love getting a few of your mom-in-law's beautiful tea towels just as well! I have a few old tea towels and hankies bought years ago to make collars, etc for our daughter and couldn't bring myself to cut them up! I may have to make a dress or top for our 2 year old grandgirl though!

Ashley Rives said...

I want it! I want it! Pick me! My Emma is just now discovering the American Girl dolls and is desparate for clothes for her. She has one outfit. She got her doll passed down to her from her older sister and is in desparate need of a fashion makeover. I can't imagine anything more lovely than this fabulous dress which would also double as her wedding attire for a September wedding where Emma will be the flower girl. She has perused assorted websites and searching for lovely garb for her new found affection. Fingers crossed! :) -Ashley

Heidi said...

OH what I would do to be a little girl at your house! This tea-doll-dress is adorable, I'd love to win one! My two little grand-daughters will be playing with dolls soon! Heidi

Aunt Honey said...

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful dress for an 18" doll. It is gorgeous! If I win it I will have to buy an American Girl doll to go with it, and put it in my grandbaby hope chest!!!!

Chris said...

Oh how precious! Crossing my fingers......

CaraRose said...

Love reading your blog and seeing all the prettiness.

Would love to have that little dress for my granddaughter Michaela for her American Girl Doll.

Thanks for the op.

Sophia said...

So sweet! I'm wondering where you purchased the tea towels?

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing such a great gift idea for little girls.

Leanne Helums said...

What a cute idea. Love your tea parties

Krista B. said...

Found your blog awhile ago when looking for a "how to" on pillow case dresses - so glad I did! I mostly lurk - but love it! :)
This dress would be perfect for the American Girl doll my daughter is getting for her birthday!

Christy said...

That is one very sweet dress! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Courtney said...

Precious.. my best friend's little girl would LOVE it :)

Elizabeth said...

Sophie needs a dress like that to go with the pillow case dress my grandmother made for her using a pillow case made by Sophie's Great Great Great Aunt Maggie.

http://agirlinherkitchen.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love this little doll dress! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks! kimberpinedo@aol.com

Darla said...

What a beautiful doll dress and I have been enjoying all your lovely posts!

pink pixie cakes said...

Love your blog. My DD would love that dress for her dolls. Thank you for the chance at winning.

Tami said...

I am so inspired by your blog! I have it saved in my favorites. I love the dress you made and would love to have it for my grandaughter. She has my daughters Samantha doll. Thank you for sharing your blog.

Susan said...

I have sewn vintage pillowcases into dresses for babies and toddlers for years. It's my signature sewing for christenings when I use a linen pillowcase with a machine embroidered monogram. So..I will make your pattern into a dress for my SAGA Chapter American Girl doll raffle this Fall. Thanks for the tutorial. Oh, and I would love to win this dress as well. Susan VH

Karenduch said...

Would love to win this for my 8 year old! She would adore it! Pardon my ignorance, but what is a "tea towel"? I am going to go on a hunt to find some next week so when my daughter returns from camp we can sew together!

HelenG said...

Beautiful! They remind me of the dresses my mother used to make me as a little girl! Where did you purchased the beautiful polka dot napkin????

Jenny said...

I love it! You are so talented!

mgster said...

wow! Can't believe you would part with this beautiful doll dress! Love it! We have an American Girl doll that would be proud to wear it. :)

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Jan said...

That is some doll dress!

Jennifer@Pieces of Me said...

OMW! this is Gorgeous! I can imagine this perfect color on one of my daughters, too bad its for a doll!

Such a fun giveaway!!!

Jess said...

I love this dress- especially the beautiful ribbon on it. Great fabric, too.

mrsraygee@yahoo.com said...

My 7 year old Reagan would absolutely ADORE this dress for her doll!!! It would be a perfect fit for her American Girl Doll she'll be getting in the near future.

Barbara Ann said...

My two daughters have spent numerous hours this Summer playing with their dolls, clothes,and props. They even had fun washing their doll clothes outside in a tub on a hot day and hanging them up to dry with mini clothespins.
I know they would love the surprise of a special dress for their dolls.
Thank you for inspiring us and I do hope you can speak up East sometime soon!

Louise said...

This dress is gorgeous!!! And your pictures from Freed are beautiful! It really is a pretty campus.

Twyska said...

So pretty!

Donna said...

Precious dress! It looks vintage... love it!

Deborah said...

This is the sweetest giveaway ever. My granddaughter would love this. We'll have to give this tutorial a whirl. As always, thanks for sharing.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

I love your blog...the pictures are always so beautiful and inspiring. Only complaint, it makes me miss my kids being little! ha

Katy Lin said...

This is adorable! And just as beautiful as everything you do! :) Please count me in!

Elisabeth Rose said...

Great tutorial and a wonderful giveaway. You add loveliness to the world- thanks!

Wanda Lingerfelt said...

Melissa, I love your blog and your wonderful ideas. Please keep them coming.

Glenda said...

I would love to win this for my little granddaughter, Emma. She is only six months old and I'm looking forward to the day when she can play with dolls. As always, I enjoyed your sweet post about the tea party. What fun for the mommies and daughters to sew together, too!

AprilAllen4 said...

SUCH a wonderful idea!!! So pretty!

margie said...

How cute! Melissa, you are the best! Please enter me in the dress giveaway. Thanks for all you do for so many people.

Lesley said...

I would love to win this adorable dress for my daughter. She has an AG doll that needs a new dress.

Lily, Paris & Tea' said...

Fantastic ideas...thanks for sharing!

Dianne Gerlach said...

What an original idea! A dear friend of mine told me today about your website. I would want this for my grandaughters.

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Quite useful info, much thanks for the post.

Updated by Lila Huggins (grandmother) said...

My granddaughter would have a fit over this! I've been reading your blog for quite some time and miss you blogging more frequently but am so happy for your new job with Victoria magazine. Which is my favorite of all times!!

Miss Lila

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