36 comments on “Doll Clothes Wedding Dress of the Year

  1. Laurainne Williams on Aug 24, 2015 11:35 pm | Reply

    Congratulations,Sharon!This dress is a work of art! I hope you are VERY successful in the competition .Do let us know how you do.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:25 pm | Reply

      Laurainne, Thank you for your well wishes on my competitions. I will not only let you know how I do, I will send pictures of the impending ribbons (God willing) Keep your fingers crossed for me.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:27 pm | Reply

      Thank you Arma. It means alot for compliments from people who know how detailed the work is.

  2. Joan SAW on Aug 25, 2015 8:12 am | Reply

    Sharon, you have done a wonderful job on your wedding dress, it is absolutely beautiful, and the effort you have put into it is mind blowing. I hope the work you have put into it is appreciated, and you are very successful in the competition.
    The very best of luck. Joan

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:31 pm | Reply

      Joan, Thank you so much for your praise. I did put alot of myself into the dress. please keep my in your thoughts on wednesday Sept. 30th as that is the judging day for the first competion. I’ll of course keep you all posted.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:32 pm | Reply

      Thanks Barb!! I don’t know what my competion will be like but keep your fingers crossed for me.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:36 pm | Reply

      Elaine, thank you for acknowledging my labourious work…either you are a beader or a bead enthusiast like myself. You’ll have to stay posted because I am working on another one of Rosie’s patterns…the 50’s vintage dress.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:38 pm | Reply

      Line, don’t congratulate me yet…I’m yet to win…I’m not only hoping for 1st prize, but Grand Champion…the “daddy” of all the 1st prizes combined!

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:40 pm | Reply

      Tari, I see that you have made a gown yourself…it’s beautiful too…thank you for your interest.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:41 pm | Reply

      From one grandma to another…thank you. I will keep you posted on the details of the competition.

  3. Peggy Stirling on Aug 25, 2015 12:18 pm | Reply

    I certainly hope that whomever finally ends up with this gorgeous creation has a full appreciation for all the work you put into it. It is exquisite and you could very easily get hired by some of the high fashion couture houses for your beautiful work. Good luck in the competition. I truly believe that you deserve first prize and a huge monetary reward of lottery proportions.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:45 pm | Reply

      Peggy, This happy bride will go to my eldest grandaughter in a few years when she is old enough to understand that she can’t eat the beads….lol. I’m working on a bridesmaid doll who I’ve named Felicity…I’m sure Rosie will keep you all updated when I get started on that project. Thank you for your really touching remarks.

  4. This is real craftmanship, absolutely beautiful, wishing you success in the competition.

  5. Janine R on Aug 25, 2015 1:58 pm | Reply

    That dress is beautiful. Any bride, big or small, would be proud to walk down the aisle wearing it.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:49 pm | Reply

      Janine, I have to admit, I secretly made this dress to fit the dress of my dreams…there’s alot of wishful thinking on my part. Lol.

  6. Evelyn Vallier on Aug 25, 2015 5:11 pm | Reply

    You did a wonderful job on this beautiful wedding dress …
    I know whom ever ends up with this dress will love it and appreciate your hard work. … your very talented. … amazing amazing amazing. … good luck

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:51 pm | Reply

      Evelyn, I have to confess…I secretly wish all of my admirers would be my judges…may all your good wishes take me to the winners circle!

  7. Anne Trott on Aug 25, 2015 6:31 pm | Reply

    I think the dress is absolutely beautiful, and the time and effort put in to making it is amazing. Well done Sharon.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:55 pm | Reply

      Hi Anne, you know it takes a fellow “sewer” to recognize the amount of time it took to sew those T-tiny beads onto that slippery satin…If it hadn’t been for my friend, Maggie, who loaned me her jewelery making magnifying visor I would have needed eye surgery to reverse my crossed eyes…

  8. OMG Rosie! That is absolutely beautiful!!!! Sharon, you are alot more brave and talented than I am. Wonderful job!

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 25, 2015 11:58 pm | Reply

      Hi Melinda, I’m not as talented as I am competitive. When I compete I usually try to blow the competition out of the water. I don’t like to come in 2nd…but occationally I have to conceed my would be 1st ribbon to a deserving competitior…
      your friend, Sharon

  9. Deborah Lehman on Aug 25, 2015 11:12 pm | Reply

    This is really beautiful and I can tell you have done a ton of detail work! Best of luck with your competition! I hope the wedding dress I make is half as nice as yours!

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 26, 2015 12:04 am | Reply

      Hi Deborah, Truth be known, this was my first attempt at beading. I watched a lot of youtube instructional videos and bought myself a water soluable marker, charted out a graph on the satin and sewed each and every bead on connecting lines, then nearly had a heart attack when couldn’t get the ink to disolve off the satin when I finnished beading. (all because I thought I was too cool to do the suggested test patch first) Moral of the story: you’re never too cool to follow instructions…

  10. Lynn Cooper on Aug 26, 2015 2:12 am | Reply

    Sharon you have come along way from stretchnsew tee shirts and fabric photo albums to such a beautiful Bride ‘s dress. Your many many hours of hard intense work has produced a beautiful outcome. You are amazing .

    Your friend Lynn

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 26, 2015 10:23 am | Reply

      Hey Lynn, I remember sewing with you when the kids were playing in their play pens…over 30 years ago. Yes, Iv’e evovled since then…but you had a hand in that too. Thanks for continuing to inspire me.

    • Sharon Leamy on Aug 26, 2015 10:29 am | Reply

      Thanks Carol, I am so touched by everyone’s kind comments, it means so much to me that Rosie shared it with her followers. I hope I spark some creativity in all of you. If I can do it, so can you!!

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