Beloved Handmade Doll Dress Contest

There were 7 very sweet entries into the Beloved Handmade Doll Dress Contest. I love every one of them and their stories. Thank you for to the people who submitted!

For those of you just jumping in click on the image below to bring you to the original contest. The rest of you just scroll down.

I have been delaying on posting the contest because I've been struggling with the mechanics of voting. Since there are only 7 dresses, I have reduced it to two categories, sweetest dress and sweetest story. There is a form at the end of this post for voting.  All of the info in the vote is confidential. I will just tally and report back.

So here are the beloved handmade doll dresses:

Handmade Doll Dress #1

Handmade Doll Dress #1

The story to Handamde Doll Dress #1: This little pink lace overlay dress was made by my Mom for me for Christmas when I was about eight, along with a stunning handmade doll. Being eight, I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't the latest fad Barbie doll, but I quickly grew to really treasure the special doll that my mom had made for me, and played with her tons! Sadly, dolly has gone missing, but I am hopeful that she might turn up the next time Mim cleans her storage room!

Handmade Doll Dress#2 (photo from Instagram)

Handmade Doll Dress#2 (photo from Instagram)

Handmade Doll Dress Story 2: Doll dress that was lovingly made by my grandma in the 1950s for her daughter. I played dress up with it on my dolls as a child and now my daughter does with her dolls.

Handmade Doll Dress #3 (also from Instagram)

Handmade Doll Dress #3 (also from Instagram)

Handmade Doll Dress #3: My mom made me a handmade doll with this dress when I was little. I remember thinking the dress with all its lacy goodness, was so beautiful. Now I keep it in my living room. It brings back so many happy childhood memories I can't bear to pack it in a box

Handmade Doll Dress #4

Handmade Doll Dress #4

Handmade Doll Dress #4: I just love to see a doll dressed in a party dress. This dress uses some of my favorite party dress elements. Tulle, satin, organza and silk roses. There are also Czech glass beads and sequins.

Handmade Doll Dress #5

Handmade Doll Dress #5: My mom made this set for my American Girl doll. We studied the catalog photos and tried to copy the real set exactly so my friends would think I got the real deal

Handmade Doll Dress #6

Handmade Doll Dress #6

Handmade Doll Dress #6: The dress I am entering for this contest has some very special memories.  I made this for my daughter Sabrina for her dolly on her first birthday in 1991.  The doll it was made for was mine when I was a little girl, bought for me by my dad at a yardsale for 25 cents when I was 5 years old.  I also made a matching dress for Sabrina as well

Handmade Doll Dress #7

Handmade Doll Dress #7

Handmade Doll Dress #7: I made this handmade doll dress for a dearly beloved doll who is a sweet Princess. This dress and it's soft color palette captures that innocence and sweetness of the doll.

The two winners will receive a package of fabric and trims for doll clothing.

Thanks so much for participating!

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