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Win A Doll (Who Wears It Best Contest) August 28-September 4, 2017

Hi everyone,

The question is simple: Who Wears It Best? You vote to help us decide and one lucky participant will receive a 18 Inch American Girl® Doll and custom African School Girl outfit made by our amazing Sew Powerful volunteer Leslie Unruh.

This week we are featuring Sew Powerful and the Sew Powerful Purse Project. We'd like to invite you to join us on our mission to combat extreme poverty and create employment for the moms of Lusaka. Our goal is 6,000 purses this year and our next priority mailing date on October 1st! Do us a huge favor and enter in every way possible and be sure to invite your friends to enter as well. Leave us a comment below and let us know if you've ever made a Sew Powerful Purse!

More About American Girl® Gabriella: According to the American Girl website - "Meet Gabriela, the 2017 Girl of the Year™! She's a true talent who gets creative for a cause. The 18" Gabriela doll has warm brown eyes that open and close, and curly dark-brown hair. She has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She comes with the Gabriela paperback book, plus her signature outfit: A cropped purple sweater with silver dream graphic and soft turquoise tank top, A fitted pair of dark-blue jeggings to keep her comfy, A pair of purple shoes with turquoise straps, a pink double headband, and 10 hairbands, Quantity limited to three per order."

More About American Girl® Melody: According to the American Girl website - "Optimistic Melody Ellison has deep-brown eyes that open and close, and thick black hair. She comes in an authentic 1964 outfit: A bright blue-and-green houndstooth A-line dress with a blue cowl collar, a blue bow on the chest, and blue bows on the side pleats, A blue ribbon headband with a bow for her hair, Underwear, Socks, Shiny blue patent shoes with bows on the toes. The 18" Melody doll has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. Includes the paperback book No Ordinary Sound, the first novel-length volume of Melody's classic series."

More about the Outfit: This darling school uniform, made to resemble the uniforms the children in Lusaka wear, features a light blue short sleeve button front blouse paired with a royal blue jumper. We've completed the look with a miniature version of the Sew Powerful purse!

Make Your Own: Ready to make a Sew Powerful PurseDownload the Pattern Here.

Vote Now & Enter To Win: You enter through the entry form that is embedded on this page and appears just below this paragraph, if you don't see it, be sure to visit the page from your desktop or an alternate browser such as Google Chrome. It may not appear on all mobile devices. The complete rules and entry details appear on the entry form. This is not a comment contest - in other words leaving a comment on the bottom of this page is not an official entry method. The only required entry method is to vote in the poll to help us decide who models it best. The doll with the most votes will be given away with the Liberty Jane outfit. One person will receive one of the dolls and the outfit. You can enter once, or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods, and increase your chances of winning. Please review all Terms and Conditions on the giveaway page before entering. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and aleksandrajones. Not endorsed by or affiliated with American Girl®

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We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - who wears it best! And be sure to Leslie for making such a cute outfit!

Thanks everyone,

The aleksandrajones Team

 

 


100 Comments

joanne
joanne

August 19, 2018

Gabriella!

Emily
Emily

September 04, 2017

I think Melody looks like an adorable little school girl in this outfit!

Nola
Nola

September 03, 2017

My vote goes to Melody. Thank you for this opportunity. And thank you Leslie for making this outfit. I do have at least one pattern for the Sew Powerful purse but have not been able to make one yet..

Dogsrule
Dogsrule

September 03, 2017

I think Gabriela but idk ?

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

September 03, 2017

Great outfit and Melody wears it best.

nonni-linda
nonni-linda

September 03, 2017

Melody gets my vote.

Diane Rice
Diane Rice

September 02, 2017

I think Melody has coloring closer to the girls from Lusaka, Too bad it’s not closer. I would like to donate the doll for auction to help Sew Powerful if I win. Thanks to Leslie Unruh and the aleksandrajones team.

Lucy
Lucy

September 02, 2017

I like them both, but my vote goes to Gabriella. Thank you.

Lucy
Lucy

September 02, 2017

I like them both, but my vote goes to Gabriella. Thank you.

Cassandra
Cassandra

September 02, 2017

I just happened upon your site. I vote for Gabriella. She is adorable. I do not have one but just started sewing clothing for my niece who lives a state over. I would love to own one for myself for I have always loved dolls and it would make it easier to create patterns for clothing that I could make for my niece and me also, if I won Gabriella it would make me feel blessed.

Sherry
Sherry

September 02, 2017

Always such a hard choice! But I pick Melody because I think her more traditional hair style complements the traditional school clothes best. Way cute! Thanks again for sharing. :)

Arlene
Arlene

September 01, 2017

My vote is for Gabriela – she is adorable!

Mary
Mary

September 01, 2017

I vote for Melody. Thanks for all you do for us.

Barbara
Barbara

September 01, 2017

This brings back memories of my school girl days and uniform! Melody wears it best. Thank you.

Vicky
Vicky

September 01, 2017

Grabby looks like my granddaughter Olivia on the first day of school with her hair curled! I finally got a girl that loves dolls as much as I do!

Ginger
Ginger

September 01, 2017

The outfit is beautiful on both Melody and Gabriella. I love Gabriella’s hair so she gets my vote.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.

September 01, 2017

Melody. I think she is cute and I love her name.

RUDY
RUDY

September 01, 2017

Gabriella by far is the best. Her curly hair seats her apartment from the rest

Marigna Camacho
Marigna Camacho

September 01, 2017

Gabriella wore it best!!

Susan McCaveney
Susan McCaveney

September 01, 2017

Melody wears it best ?

Patti Z
Patti Z

September 01, 2017

I think Gabriella models the outfit better. Her darker complexion and curly hair sets off the royal blue of the dress. Plus it appears that Gabriella fills out the dress in a more realistic way that young girls might associate with.

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

September 01, 2017

I like Melody the best in this outfit.

Clara
Clara

September 01, 2017

Gabrellia , wears it the best. Would make a great surprise gift for her Grandmas 70th birthday labor day.

Laura
Laura

September 01, 2017

Love Melody in this dress, and LOVE this program you are doing! Just amazing! And, thank you for all these fun giveaways!

Darlene
Darlene

September 01, 2017

Gabriella wears it best, but they both look great. Thanks Cinnamon – what a great way to remember the Sew Powerful program and the purpose of the purses! I hope everyone remembers that simple purses are fine too – the goal is to have every girl able to go to school and not miss weeks each year. I think it would be great fun to make the doll purses and the uniform for AG and AGAT dolls – all of them – we could have our doll families dressed for school.

Thresea
Thresea

September 01, 2017

I would vote for Gabriella because that is my granddaughter’s name. But I secretly think Melody wears it best.

Molly Sue Walden
Molly Sue Walden

September 01, 2017

I just LOVE Gabriella… her lovely curls just set off her outfit.

Maryann
Maryann

September 01, 2017

Gabriela wears it best. She seems to happy to go to school in a new, clean, outfit!

yolanda
yolanda

September 01, 2017

love Gabriella

Kathy Sader
Kathy Sader

September 01, 2017

I love Gabriella in this look!

linda lemons
linda lemons

September 01, 2017

melody for sure!

Judy
Judy

September 01, 2017

I had a hard time decidingbut my youngest granddaughter came in while I was trying to decide and she said Gabriella because she has curly hair like her.Lol

Debbie
Debbie

September 01, 2017

Melody is my choice. She is just soooo cute.

Gramma Ginger
Gramma Ginger

September 01, 2017

I think the jumper is so tailored that Melody’s smooth hair goes best. Otherwise it is a toss-up.

Paula James
Paula James

September 01, 2017

Thank you for the adorable outfit Leslie. I think this outfit looks adorable on both dolls but I just love Gabriellas wavy hair.

Laura C.
Laura C.

September 01, 2017

This is outfit is what I could call a classic look, nonfussy, practical, utilitarian. Melody’s hairstyle carries out that theme and complements the outfit better than does Grabiella’s wealth of curls.

Donna
Donna

September 01, 2017

Love it! My vote goes to Melody, although they both look great! It brings back childhood memories of uniforms I wore through high school! Thanks!

GinnniB
GinnniB

September 01, 2017

I like the way Melody mode!s the uniform. She looks proud to be ready for a day of learning.

Bllue
Bllue

September 01, 2017

They’re both adorable, though my eye goes to Gabriella. Thank you!

Tracey
Tracey

September 01, 2017

I live Melody! reminds me of when I went to school. Jumper and all.

Kendra
Kendra

September 01, 2017

MELODY!

Sandra
Sandra

September 01, 2017

What a gorgeous outfit! I love it best on Melody.

Suzi
Suzi

September 01, 2017

Gabriella wears it best. Thanks for making such an adorable outfit to give away!

Toni
Toni

September 01, 2017

That outfit is adorable! THANKS for making it and donating for this week’s contest. Love the mini-bag.

Ksenia
Ksenia

September 01, 2017

I would love for you guys to sell the pattern to benefit Sew Powerful. I have been wanting to make one of these doll outfits to promote Sew Powerful on my FB and blog, and this is exactly what I had in mind. I appreciate Leslie for doing this. I think the girls that Sew Powerful helps to stay in school look beautiful in their uniforms.

Sarah
Sarah

September 01, 2017

Leslie, that outfit is adorable! THANKS for making it and donating for this week’s contest. Love the mini-bag.

Sarah
Sarah

September 01, 2017

Gabriella gets my vote even though I love BOTH dolls. Sadly, I’ve never had time to make a purse although I’ve shared the campaign with a cousin who sews voraciously. My machine is gathering dust at the moment until we finally get done with kids’ medical issues. The end to that appears near once again – so hopefully SOON I can return to sewing!

Gloria
Gloria

September 01, 2017

Gabriella gets my vote. Her curly hair really sets her off.

Susan Saunders
Susan Saunders

September 01, 2017

Melody, with her beautiful dark skin, looks beautiful in the deep blue school tunic.

Janet
Janet

September 01, 2017

I vote for Melody. Thank you for your wonderful website. I look forward to seeing the new patterns every Friday. It is wonderful!

Ava S.
Ava S.

September 01, 2017

Gabby looks so pretty and ready for school in this outfit.

Janet
Janet

September 01, 2017

Decisions, decisions – okay, I’ll choose Gabriella.

Cathy
Cathy

September 01, 2017

Thank you Cinnamon and Leslie for showcasing this school uniform and purse. I think both dolls are adorable, but I will choose Gabriella this time, because I love her angelic name, and her curls!

Cyndee
Cyndee

September 01, 2017

Voting for Gabriella this time … like her curls!

Cath
Cath

September 01, 2017

Thanks Leslie for a lovely outfit that takes me back to my childhood. Melody was my choice because my niece has the same name. She named her daughter Harmony, which I thought was sweet.

Lisa
Lisa

September 01, 2017

Gabriella wears it the best.

Kathleen
Kathleen

September 01, 2017

Gabriella

Dana C
Dana C

September 01, 2017

I think Gabriela wears it the best. Thank you!

Lucy A.
Lucy A.

September 01, 2017

Great outfit for both dolls, but my heart loves Melody best!

Pauline
Pauline

September 01, 2017

They look great and I would like any of them as I like to sew just getting my sewing room sorted then I will be makeing these outfits for my grandaughters they will love them

Vanessa Jenkins
Vanessa Jenkins

September 01, 2017

I think Melody looks more feminine in the outfit and my vote is for her but both dolls look adorable just in their own way. Thank you for all the fun you provide for us to participate in.

Evelyn
Evelyn

September 01, 2017

My choice is Gabriella

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

September 01, 2017

Love Melody, she looks like my daughter when she wore her first school outfit and her books were always in her school bag:)

Susan
Susan

September 01, 2017

Gabriella. Her hair softens the whole look!

sherie
sherie

August 31, 2017

Gabriela! She looks very cute!

Sandy
Sandy

August 31, 2017

Gabriela really looks so pretty. My vote goes to her.

Connie
Connie

August 31, 2017

I will choose Melody!

kathy s
kathy s

August 31, 2017

Gabriella all the way

Kenneth Roby
Kenneth Roby

August 31, 2017

I vote for Melody. Love her look!

Elaine
Elaine

August 31, 2017

I vote for Melody. Great job on the clothing.

Darleen
Darleen

August 31, 2017

Thank you for your giveaways. I always enjoy seeing the 2 dolls in their outfits. I voted for Melody, I love her bangs!!

Amy B
Amy B

August 31, 2017

I like Melody in this one. Thank you for all you do!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

August 31, 2017

You asked if we’d ever made a Sew Powerful purse and I did make & send in one and even saw it opened in your video, which was FUN! ;) I’ll admit I struggled a bit with the first one and NEED to make more and will try to do that with the newer pattern next time!
Today’s vote went to Gabriella, as I think she just shines in this outfit! It’s a difficult call, however!

Jan
Jan

August 31, 2017

I like it on Gabriella the best.
Thank you Leslie.

Elizabeth F
Elizabeth F

August 31, 2017

I like them both. I will vote for Gabriella.
Thank you

Betty Hartley
Betty Hartley

August 31, 2017

Gabriella looks better in her uniform, but I think both of them are cute.

Laura H
Laura H

August 31, 2017

Both dolls look adorable but my vote goes to Melody for this one. Thank you Leslie for the great outfit!

Anonymous
Anonymous

August 31, 2017

They both look pretty cute, but I gotta go with Melody…her hair is adorable!

T.A.D.
T.A.D.

August 31, 2017

These are two of my favorite dolls, but I have to go with Melody and her 60’s bangs.

Thank you!

Diana W
Diana W

August 31, 2017

I Love the Gabriella Doll I am Partial to her because that is my youngest Grandaughters name And I think she wares the outfit better with her hair

Cheryle
Cheryle

August 31, 2017

I love this little outfit, and Gabriella looks like she’s ready to get back to school, friends and fun. Those curls give her a bit of a mischievous look, and I’ll bet she’s a handful. I’d love to win this little girl.

Maureen McDonald
Maureen McDonald

August 31, 2017

I like the way Melody wears it best! Cute outfit Leslie!

Connie
Connie

August 31, 2017

Gabriella gets my vote even though both are cure.

Toni D
Toni D

August 31, 2017

Melody wears it best. Her darker hair with that bright blue is very fetching. The outfit is adorable. Thank you!

Kim
Kim

August 31, 2017

Gabriella

Jennifer
Jennifer

August 30, 2017

Leslie what a cute outfit Thank you for all your work.. I would have to pick Gabriella as the one that wears it better it just looks like she is ready and eager to go to school…
thank you

Carrie
Carrie

August 30, 2017

So cute!! I think Melody does, but it is adorable on both of them!

Peggy
Peggy

August 30, 2017

So cute Melody wears it best.

Dawn
Dawn

August 30, 2017

gabriella love her wavy curls with the outfit

Sophie T
Sophie T

August 30, 2017

I love this outfit! Both dolls wear it beautifully, but I have a preference for Melody! I’m always moved by all that you accomplish through SewPowerful!

Elsa
Elsa

August 30, 2017

Melody gets my vote.

Mary
Mary

August 30, 2017

Gabriella is my choice. I like the hair and dark complexion. She seems ready for school but is a free spirit. I am a big fan of uniforms as I wore them for 12 years in school. Less distraction while learning, but the hair shows that unique freedom.

Carolyn carrothers
Carolyn carrothers

August 30, 2017

I love ❤️Gabriela…

Chris
Chris

August 30, 2017

Cinnamon, What an amazing ministry you have created in Sew Powerful! I intend to send a few purses before Oct. 1, but I am also sharing the info with our Church sewing group that has made hundreds of dresses for orphanages in Uganda. God Bless you and your ‘crew’ for all your wonderful work! P.S. I think the outfit looks great on both, but especially Melody.

Colleen
Colleen

August 30, 2017

Melody looks more like a school girl. so i went with her.

Sha
Sha

August 30, 2017

Gabriella

Liz
Liz

August 30, 2017

My daughter likes Gabriella for her hair. We downloaded the purse pattern!

Dori A.
Dori A.

August 30, 2017

Melody!
She’s such a cutie in this!

Linda
Linda

August 30, 2017

I voted for AmericanGirl Melody

Emily
Emily

August 30, 2017

I vote for Gabriella!!

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