Dollhouse Frock GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

September 26, 2008

wandering waifI've been watching a lot of AMC's 'Mad Men' episodes on demand. I've fallen for the characters, story lines but most of all....the wardrobe. Every scene is like eye candy. Did everything really look so delicious back then? And if so, why don't they now?! Even the offices make me drool. So when I designed this dress, I guess I had 'Mad Men' on the brain.

I wanted to sew something with a slight 50s feel. What better look than that of a plastic mom who stays in the home all day. But I initially named this the doll house frock because of the cut. Just as one of the dolls in her house would wear, this dress was made with in one long cut. No waist seam. No shoulder seams. I also added square pockets in the front so that she had a handy place to keep the dolls that were waiting in the wings.


I made a matching dress for her 'mommy' doll to boot! She needed a new look. Her pink cowl neck frock with gold belt always bothered me a bit. Lily enjoyed putting the dolls in her pockets then removing their clothes and letting them lie naked in the living room.




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As for the doll house itself, it was a gift for Lily last Christmas. For any of you ambitious moms out there who also want to have a real wooden house for their little one, here is my best advice. I started building it a week before the holiday thinking I had plenty of time. I glued the last faux floor plank down at 4 AM on Christmas Day. Needless to say, it's more of a long term project. And don't forget to factor in the cost of the furniture. It was equal to the amount paid for the house itself. All together, this amounts to one costly (but unique) gift for a 3-year old.


I would say the dress would fit a 2T-4T.

Last day for posts is Wednesday 10/01/08. Winner will be announced Friday morning!

As usual, if you would like a chance to win this frock just link back to this post. If you have any questions see the "questions and answers" link to the right. If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would and I will see it using Technorati.

One more thing.....next month will be HALLOWEEN! Expect costumes galore!

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92 {comments}:

Gina said... Best Blogger Tips

You creations are amazing. You are inspiring me to figure out how to thread my bobbin so I can soew somethings. I made my daughter a purse and a little doll dress but nothing as grand as what you make. I hope I can win this for my little girl!e

Christi said... Best Blogger Tips

That is the cutest thing every!!! I love it.

Hi, my name is Judy. said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! The collar is so cute with the large gingham.

Natalie Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

I am dieing here! I have to win one of these creations. My daughter has the exact shape as yours so I know how perfect this dress would look. I have a link on my sidebar.

The Zookeeper said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress could not be any more perfect. I am salivating at the thought of seeing my little princess monkey prancing in her dollhouse frock.

riggsfam said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the simplicity (love the clean contrast of the blue and white_ and sassy-ness (darling tie around the waist) all wrapped into one with this dress! Need it for my daughter! :) Posted on my blog.

green girl said... Best Blogger Tips

I love love love this one. 50s style dresses always make me happy.
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Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

so adorable! i linked to your giveaway from www.larksongknits.com.
my daughter's birthday is oct 31, and we just spent a while looking back through your outfits. she was loving ALL of them!

Chris said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful as always!! You are so talented.

neverknow said... Best Blogger Tips

ohhhh i love this! My little sophie would look adorable in this! I did the create a link, now all i gotta do it hope!

The Okrasinski's said... Best Blogger Tips

I am amazed at the variety of creations! Thank you for being so generous with your time and money :)

Jeanne

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I love what you do! My daughter would look so adorable in it!

C and S (Mostly S) said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress. It is great for the upcoming winter season and would look adorable on my daughter!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

I agree about the fashions on Mad Men--they're so cool. This dress is adorable and Pickle needs it!

I posted on my blog!!

Doty Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely darling!! Love it. One of these days I may get lucky.

Jandi said... Best Blogger Tips

This gingham frock is adorable. I just found you and now I hope to win this for my little princess. Thanks for sharing your talent.

cougarmom said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the dress. I think I will pull the cover off the sewing machine again.

nyakototo said... Best Blogger Tips

I came by your gorgeous site by mere chance and have instantly put it under my favourites. This little dress is simply divine and am keeping my fingers crossed that somehow, someway I can win this for my precious daughter.
<3
I don't have a blogger account but will put up a link at my livejournal.
Thank you.
<3

Dee said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a great dress!

Dover Fam said... Best Blogger Tips

Once again I love your creation. SO cute!!!!! Maybe I will win this time. :)

bec said... Best Blogger Tips

how cute! and thank you for letting me know that about making your own dollhouse. i was thinking about making one for my own daughter.

Halloween Doll Clothes Gal said... Best Blogger Tips

Whata lovely dress - you have done great work there. I love the very cute photos too.

Matt & Liz said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so gifted. Adorable.

Rubyellen said... Best Blogger Tips

another wow! is the straight cut easy to do, i have always wanted to try it! any tips? i have always wanted to make some sort of house frock too!

you rock, yet again!

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm hoping this will be my lucky day. So cute as always!

Kara said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! I am in love with that adorable little dress! And your daughter looks so cute in it! Also, you may have inspired me to try building my daughter a doll house for Christmas. I better start now!

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

I love love love that dress! You are so talented. I would love to be included in this giveaway!

Ali said... Best Blogger Tips

Your dress is darling, as usual, but I am dying to know how you built the dollhouse...did you start out with a kit of some type? If you have the time, I'd love to know.

Ali

trippnali@cox.net

Winters Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness! It's beautiful! I would wear this! I love it!

mannequin said... Best Blogger Tips

How charming! It is so retro fifties;it's a dollhouse look.

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

You have done it yet again, created a beautiful little outfit that I covet for my daughter! Bravo!

Lovely Little Lovelies said... Best Blogger Tips

this is by far my favorite grosgrain creation. absolutely brilliant! i'm loving the gingham. and the little matching doll dress? so darling.

Nathan & Cynthia said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job! Keep it up! I hope someday I get to see my little girls in something you make =)

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

By far this is one of my favorite creations, how can this dress not make any little girl into a little lady! I admire your talent!

sam said... Best Blogger Tips

i love love this dress.

Bunny B said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeousness! Blogged!

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heather in Bloom said... Best Blogger Tips

what very a gorgeous dress! with two girls at home, I can appreciate the doll sized pockets. I hope I win!!

Mommyof2girlz said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the fabric and what a sweet little dress, great job as always!

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dolls123 said... Best Blogger Tips

cute dress

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Anja said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute! I love the cut of the frock. I love frocks!!!
Oh, I wish this one would come to our home. My girl would be so adorable in it. Well, any girl would be adorable in it.
Thank you for a chance.

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely adorable, as always!!

Ken and Mystina said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute! One of your best. I hope to see this on my little girl. Please Please Please pick me!

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this blue and white check! Placed a link on my blog:)

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hope I win! :)

Tiercy said... Best Blogger Tips

So Cute!! So, I created a link on my blog the way I normally would. I hope it is right. = >

n8 and Aubrey said... Best Blogger Tips

Where do you get all of your ideas? I love this one especially. The sash is adorable!

Paul, Beth & Claire said... Best Blogger Tips

We LOVE it! Perfect for the season.

Glass of Whine said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so talented. I wish I could sew.

Vone said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute - you have inspired me to sew a birthday dress for little girl.

jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

wow how cute the dress is every one i have seen on this site so far is so cute keep up the good work .i realy do like your dress's

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! So cute!

Mrs. V said... Best Blogger Tips

How do you do it? I love ALL your stuff, my granddaughter would look lovely in it. If I don't win I should buy one!!

Robin Collins said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a sweet dress and looks like it belongs on one of the little girlies in the old Golden Books like We Help Mommy or Little Mommy. My daughter would look so sweet in this dress...

Kristi said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to win one of your goregous creations one day. You are so talented. I created a link on my page. This dress is just goregous and I agree aren't the clothes from that era just fabulous. :)

jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh so pretty!!! I am hoping it's my lucky day. :)

Ben and Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how your mind works. This is just adorable :)

Holly Dart said... Best Blogger Tips

I wish I could spend a day inside your mind. what's it like in such a happy, creative place?

Angela Yosten said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!!!! I love this dress! I have a three year old daughter, Paige, who will not play with anything else but dolls. She want's a doll house so bad for Christmas! How cute would this be for her to play in! I absolutely love the 5th picture of your daughter... what a look!

EB said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute, as usual!

Thanks!
emmarleed[at]hotmail[dot]com

zana said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Kathleen! I wasn't sure if you recieved my emails with my address for the sleepytime gown. Please let me know if you still need it!
sittingprettystudio@yahoo.com

This is an adorable dress!

nathalie said... Best Blogger Tips

this is just super!!! wow the dollhouse is soo soo pretty. you go girl!!!!

Terri Fisher said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found your blog...what fabulous things you create! I wish I could sew! This is a lovely dress...thanks for giving someone the opportunity to win it!

tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com

sarah in Hawaii said... Best Blogger Tips

Im not sure I am creating a link right! I tried on the last give away. You make great stuff it has inspired me greatly, thanks!

The Clayburn Family said... Best Blogger Tips

The dress is too cute!
Amy in Kentucky

Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute, I love that 50;s feel. All linked up! =)

Rebecca Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips

It's precious!
And the doll house is a masterpiece as well! What fine work! She'll remember it her whole life!

deborah said... Best Blogger Tips

SO cute! Love it!
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Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous!!!!

Cem said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute. I love the simplicity of this dress cute without being over done.

Connie said... Best Blogger Tips

I think this must be the cutest dress I have ever seen. It would look so cute on my daughter!

Trinadee Grimes said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress looks so fun. Wow you are amazing. Quite the handy woman. I can't wait to see your Halloween costumes.

TeamMcDonough said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun dress.takes me back to my childhood. My mom made my barbies her outfits...way cool.

Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful dress, I like that style too. I really like the dollhouse though and wondered if you had any tips on painting and how to get the flooring and wallpapers to decorate. I got a duracraft kit at the thrift store in perfect condition and need to get on it. Thanks.

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

My daughter has the most striking blue eyes so I am obsessed with anything blue. I love the retro look of this dress and my daughter is the perfect size. I would love to win it!

Winters Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Really, am I doing something wrong? My links don't show up. My husband watches Mad Men. And I end up watching it just for the outfits they wear. You should make a dress like the light blue one that Jane I wore in "The New Girl". It's one of my favorite outfits they wear. Anyway, I put you on my blog list... I don't want to miss any of your sweet outfits! I linked you here:
http://wonderfullywinters.blogspot.com/2008/09/dollhouse-frock-giveaway.html

SugarHouse Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

For every episode of Mad Men I find myself saying, 3 or 4 times, I've GOT to have that ______. Usually it's one of the dresses. If I can't have one, my daughter should!

BETH said... Best Blogger Tips

too cute

Jared and Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

ME!!! Pick me! I'm crossing my fingers that this is my lucky day! You are AMAZING!!!!!!! If I could have 1/2 your talent (and obvious ambition), I'd be set for life!

LORiOLA said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm addicted to Mad Men on Demand too!
I watch every Monday while I'm lampworking, which is giving me neck pains because I have to watch the torch AND the tv since the set & costumes are so amazing.
I'm so happy I found your blog through cuteable.

traci said... Best Blogger Tips

I think this dress should come live at our house and join our family. Love it and wish that it came in my size. But, I will enjoy it for my daughter if it comes home with us. So great.

Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips

love it, so pretty & unique

Brittney said... Best Blogger Tips

I am continually amazed by what you can do. I love this dollhouse frock, K would look so cute in it. Thank you for sharing your talent. Handmade is always better.

Trish said... Best Blogger Tips

love the pockets! you never cease to inspire and amaze.

superpaige said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! And I love the clothes in Mad Men, too. Except for Peggy. She could use a little style makeover.

alicia88 said... Best Blogger Tips

only one word: Perfect

Latu-Vaki Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love that! Very stunning. I want a dress like that for my self!

Chris, Heather, Gabe, and Marissa said... Best Blogger Tips

THis is so beautiful! THanks again for always making such wonderful things!
-Heather

pixies*and*pirates*boutique said... Best Blogger Tips

OHHHHHH SO CUTE!!!! I love the dress AND the dollhouse lol :0) Keeping my fingers crossed and cant wait to see what you come up with next!

The Leithead Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Is this dress as simple as it looks? Just two pieces for the entire body?

Ryan & Cynthia Clan said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the dress & dollhouse! Did you find this kit online or locally? I'd love to do one for my little girl, but I have never seen a kit to do it myself.

vettdj said... Best Blogger Tips

je suis une fan du vichy et de cette air retro, bravo

shumei said... Best Blogger Tips

oh,it is so cute!l like this skirt!Thank you for sharing!

 
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