Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Doll Wardrobe Design Challenge Contest

Well folks I entered the “Doll Wardrobe Design Challenge” contest. My first one was a dress where I paid homage to “The Wizard of Oz” movie. I have loved that movie all of my life. It brings such wonderful memories of my childhood. The movie was usually played every Palm Sunday and as a family we would make caramel popcorn and gather in the living room to watch it all together. I remember being of awe of the movie when it turned into color when Glinda appeared. (In those days almost all things on TV were still in Black and White) Really when she came out of the house that landed on the witch. But in my mind it was when Glinda appeared. There is just something so magical about her. So I wanted to make something I feel is so magical too. Hope you all like it.
The second dress I picked a “Peacock” as my theme. I love birds because they can be so beautiful and the peacock to me is the prettiest. It is so weird to me that I love it since it has so much green in it and I am NOT a green person. But the way the blue and green work together is so beautiful. In a way it is also homage to TV also. When something was in color on TV on NBC the peacock would appear saying it was “In Living Color” and that just always stuck with me, so when I think of something so beautiful and colorful I think of the peacock. I started designing it and it just wouldn’t work out the way I wanted it to so I had to rethink it. (Do you all think out your problems or designs when falling asleep? I know that is my best time to work them out in my mind.) This one was a lot more time consuming than the Glinda. I had to cut out the 47 feathers with a hot knife since the edges would have frayed. My first couple of feathers didn’t work out. I hope you like it too.
You can vote for it at!/2012/12/entrant-66-design-my-plans-this-time-is.html and say “I vote for this one” or you can email Nora at and say you vote for #66.


Pam said...

Wow I love both the dresses,the peacock dress idea is very original,you are gifted!
Nice post,beautiful photos! Keep in touch,dear! :D

Marjolein said...

Thank you for your explanation about the embroidery block album. I had no idea what it was meant for.

Anonymous said...

I love The first dress!

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