Doll Days Design Challenge Winners

First off it needs to be stated that judging this 18 inch Doll Dress Design contest was difficult! Many judges said they were having a hard time choosing!  In the end it was extremely close. Thank you to all the dress designers that entered.  It was amazing to see all the possibilities with just one pattern: Vintage Party Dress from Doll Days!. In fact, a young judge was unaware that all the dresses were made using the same pattern 🙂 You can see all the dresses in this post.

Some chose to upcycle.

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And/or changed the sleeves and hems.


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Many used trims to embellish.



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Or used fabric to make their design unique.

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All were really amazing! The first place winner is Linda M. for her  pink dress with kerchief apron.

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A very close runner-up is Mary Ann with her autumn color dress.

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Congratulations to Linda and Mary Ann!

I hope the challenge was fun for everyone. I hope to host another design challenge again in a few weeks.






  1. WOW! This is so great! Thank you so much for having this contest and voting me as a winner. I loved sewing from your pattern book and will be using it a lot. Everyone was so creative and I see why it was hard to judge.
    It was a great boost in my confidence for sewing for dolls, keeps me going strong.
    Thank again to all…………..

  2. Oh, my goodness, I’m so excited! I’ve never won anything in a contest for my sewing before! Thank you so much for having the contest and creating such a great pattern book. All the entries were amazing – there are so many creative sewists out there . That’s why I love this pattern so much – it really gives us a chance to create something one-of-a-kind.

    • You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you like Doll Days–I really appreciate hearing your feedback! Happy Sewing 🙂


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