Doll Raffle Fundraiser
September 22, 2018
Isabel (age 3) is a happy girl to have a new friend after her mom, Jennifer Hagenbrock, won a doll in the 2015 Raffle!
The Silverdale ASG CAB has once again selected the 18-inch doll and wardrobe raffle as the fundraiser to support chapter educational programs. It’s never too early to start thinking about sewing doll clothes!
Our goal is to raffle six 18-inch dolls, each with a wardrobe of approximately 12 outfits. The clothes are fun to make and can be fast and simple or challenging and over the top. However, for members who do not care to sew small items, donating accessories (shoes, undies, etc.) is an excellent way to support the event. We request outfits sewn by ASG members, since that is how they are advertised. Later this spring, each chapter member will receive 10 one-dollar raffle tickets to sell. If more are sold, all the better. The raffle is scheduled at the annual meeting on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
Your Doll Raffle committee this year is headed up by Gay, Bernie, and Bonnie. Members, completed doll clothes and sold ticket stubs and money should be turned in to one of the committee members or to your Neighborhood Group leader. Be sure to tag each outfit with your name (return mail labels work great) and put it in a zip- lock bag. For our in-house doll raffle, members are credited with a raffle ticket for each outfit you provide. Bonnie is handling the distribution/collections of the raffle tickets. If you want more than 10 tickets to purchase for yourself or to sell to friends or relatives, click on the Contact Us.
Our chapter has a collection of doll patterns that can be borrowed. Contact one of the committee members to get one. The patterns are also available at all chapter events. Many members have collected patterns for sewing our doll creations, but a wonderful array of downloadable patterns is also available on the internet for free or reasonably priced. The range of possibilities is amazing . . . from wet suits to leather biker jackets to Victorian tea dresses. Downloading is fast and easy, and small patterns won’t take a ton of paper to print and tape together. Check out the the websites mentioned below for inspiration, and begin your sewing mini-adventure.
If you want more information about our doll clothes raffle, please click on Contact Us with your question or comment.
Check out the the websites mentioned below for inspiration, and begin your sewing mini-adventure. Click on the blue text for the links to these website.
Have fun sewing.
Gay, Bernie, Bonnie
A favorite site. When you subscribe to this site you get a FREE pattern every Friday. They are usually easy to sew. This site is a general clearinghouse for many small designers for doll clothes patterns, including Liberty Jane, Heritage Doll Fashions, Fashioned by Rebecca, Love U Bunches, and others. It offers a huge selection of styles, including accessories, dresses, sports and dance outfits, historical, and modern costumes, as well as knit and crochet patterns. If you enjoy making doll clothes, this site is a real treat. Patterns are in PDF format and prices range from $3.99 to $5.00.
FREE downloads of the original American Girl pattern collections for the six original American Girl dolls: Molly, Samantha, Kirsten, Felicity, Josefina, and Addy. The original printed pattern collections for these dolls have been out-of-print for many years and can sell for as much as $50 on eBay, so these are a hidden treasure.
Vintage children’s patterns (most seem to be McCall’s) from the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s have been resized to fit the 18" (American Girl) dolls. Downloadable patterns at $6.