March 10, 2013

Welcome To The Polka Dot Closet 2nd Annual Dress Form Ball

 Belle....The "Belle of the ball" and Lady Anita Man cordially invite you to





Please grab a glass of bubbly and join Belle, Lady Anita Man, and the rest of the guests in the gardens


Everyone is welcome!  Link up as many dress forms as you like.  The party is open for linking all week 

If you want to continue to have a ball, I would love for you to follow The Polka Dot Closet

Please link back to the party so your readers can join in the fun!

Purchasing and transforming dress form tutorials HEREHERE, and HERE

For my email readers, I don't want you to miss the ball! When you receive this emailed post, click on the title "Dress Form Ball", this will take you to my blog to see all of the dress forms.  Once there you will see dress form thumbnail pictures, when you click on a picture, you will be taken to that guests blog to read and see more pictures of her dress form.  The party will be going on all week so, be sure to check back later in the week to see those that have arrived fashionably late
Have a Ball!

Carol

61 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh My- Those are gorgeous- I can't wait to see more- xo Diana

AllyJo said...

Y'all have fun. I'll be watching. :)

Cheryl said...

:-) I've arrived early.... and I'm staying late *wink*

Jann Olson said...

So happy that the ball has begun! We have been counting the hours. Thanks for sending a coach our way.
hugs,
Jann

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Such a cool party! Love it! Champagne is always a good idea!
Karen

Angelina- JoJo & Eloise said...

What an absolutely LOVELY party, Auntie Carol! Leave it up to you to come up with the coolest and most unique party ever!!! Looking forward to mingling with the other guest.
xo
Angelina

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

This brings back memories....I think I joined in one of your prior galas in 2010? I'll see if I can find someone willing to pose for me so I can join again this year!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Thanks for the invitation,Carol.
Will have a ball:)
Hugs,
Marie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
I will be linking up later after I get home from work and finish up my post....

Thanks so much for hosting!! Love this party!!

Hugs,
Deb

Maureen said...

Yay! It's finally here! Carol, thank you and your lovely hostesses for inviting my Meggie to the Ball. She has been anxiously awaiting the party for weeks... can't wait to visit all the guests.

You are wonderful to host such a great event!

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh my my! I cannot wait to see all these beauties! Your ball is a smash once again! :)

Hugs,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Thank you very much for the ball, Carol! That was just the inspiration I needed to give my girl a new outfit.
Both your ladies look just stunning in their gorgeous gowns.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the outfits.
Hugs,
Julia

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Your girls are beautiful! I just realized I could have dressed one of my in a vintage wedding gown I have! Next time!

Marsha

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Thank you for hostessing this! ; )
~Michele

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks for hosting, Carol! I'm looking forward to seeing all the lovely dressforms. Have a great week!

Ana said...

So much fun...Thank you Carol for being such a sweet hostess. Cannot wait to meet some other the other girls...Hee, Hee, Hee. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol,
It's here, the Dress Form Ball. Thank you for hosting once again this year. Lots of great links to visit and it will be fun.
Love your girls too. Pretty gowns.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Curtains in My Tree said...

The girls and I will be staying for the complete Ball

This is so fun to see all the gorgeous gals dressed in the finest

Janice

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thanks for the fun! Now for some champagne!

Nanna said...

I love this! could be because I love dress forms & have a whole bord just for them on Pinterest lol! how often do you host this? now I've got to go into the sewing room & get my girl ready lol!
Helen

Olivia said...

OH how fun!!!! I have to get a dress form on for this! Hugs and sparkles,
Olivia

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thank you Carol for hosting the Dress Form Ball. Don't let my girls have too much to drink, they get a little carried away.

Renee said...

Love the Dress Form Ball! Thank you for hosting it.
~Renee @http://nostalgic-summer.blogspot.com/

lynn said...

everyone look fabulous! thanks for hosting carol--too fun!

Beansieleigh said...

So much fun, Carol.. Thank you so much for hosting today!! I was sorry to miss last year's event, but am very happy to make this one! ~tina

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

So pleased to party with you from France ! I'm your newest French follower (LE CHEMIN DU BONHEUR) !
Thank you for hosting
xoxo from PARIS
Joëlle

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Yours are fabulous! And now I'm off to visit others! Sweet hugs!

camp and cottage living said...

So much creativity and so much lace! Beautiful.
I just wish I had their figures!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

This is my first year to have the pleasure of coming to the ball! Thank you so much for hosting...hugs, Penny

Createology said...

Thank you Carol for hostessing this wonderful ball. I am so happy I could participate. Dressing Divas...

Gypsy Dancer said...

Oh no! I dont have a blog or website, so my girls feel like Cinderella. They cant come to the ball!

Melody Shingler said...

SMASHING party, Carol! Thanks so much for opening your blog & inviting us all in. Can we make reservations for next year's fling?

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I wish I had my grandmother's dress form. Not sure what happened to it after her death but I will always regret not fighting for it.

Denise said...

OMG!! I just realized that today is the day to join up! I had a long weekend at a show and totally forgot. I am so sorry. I will join tomorrow when I have time to take more pics. Again, so sorry

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carol,

Lovely to discover your blog and to see all the glamorous gowns at the ball. Your Ladies look very elegant and thanks for organizing the Ball.

Happy week
Carolyn

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very pretty dresses your girls have one!
Champagne is always a winner at a ball!
Warmly,
deb

Emily Marie said...

What an awesome event! I'm so inspired. All of the ladies are beautiful. I wanna go play dress-up with my dress forms now!!! :)

Emily @ littlecrazycreative.blogspot

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Such pretty dressed ladies! Thank you for hosting the ball.

Lynnie

Kathy said...

Great party and thank you for hosting. I hope all these ladies don't do too much damage to your garden! 8+)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Carol, thank you for hosting such a great party. This is one of the good ones, I think. I'm glad I found out about you, but unfortunately not long enough to dress "her" up, but don't tell her that..Happy Monday..Judy

Laurie said...

What fun...thank you for the invitation!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you Carol for inviting Mabel to the ball. She doesn't get to go to these types of outings very often, she is kept very busy at the Snuggery. I hope she doesn't come home with 'uppity' ideas..Happy Monday..Judy

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh these are all so fun and pretty. I loved looking at all the posts. I can't wait to see more too. This looks like a lot of fun.
Kris

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
I am off tomorrow so I plan on viisting every one then but I wanted to stop by to tell you thank you for your support and encouragement as i begin my weight loss journey.... I bought my bike and have started to peddle my butt off, hopefully in more ways then one!!

LOL!!

DJAjewels said...

What a fantastic collection of beautifully embellished dress forms. Each belle unique and different!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

This is fun - so many wonderful creations on such a diverse group of dress forms. Great idea to host a party for all the ladies.
Denise

Dina said...

what a fun and great idea!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Lady Jane is having a wonderful time. I'm not sure I'll be able to get her to come home. She says it's so elegant and posh!!!!! She loves all the beautiful clothes and has made many dress form friends. Just put her in a taxi if she gets too out of control!!!

Dawn LL said...

I am so sorry I didn't get to enter the ball this year...my dress form was not available to be viewed, lets just say she had a party of her own...(alcohol might have been involved) she isn't sharing the details. LOL
Hopefully next year we can re-join and be on our best behavior-we hope!
Thanks for a great time and I know everyone had a great time.

Createology said...

Carol I just wanted to tell you I have visited each of the 47 attendees and I am enjoying your Dress Form Ball so very much. This is the best fun I have had in a long time. Dancing the night away...
Thank you for putting this together and being the Hostess with the Mostest!

20 North Ora said...

Carol - Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful ball! It was so much fun and the inspiration I needed to get Miss Begonia done! Thanks for all of your work and for being such a wonderful hostess.

Judy

Perfectly Printed said...

All are so lovely!
Chris

Connie said...

Dear, dear, Carol . . . this is wonderful. I can not wait to visit every post. Your dress forms are gorgeous and your ideas to have this ball is pure genius. Thanks you . . . this is going to be so much fun:)
Your blogging sister, Connie.
P.S. maybe next year I'll have a dress form and join the party :)

Marlynne said...

Fun Contest! I enjoy my manikins or dress forms!

Marlynne said...

Fun Contest! I enjoy my manikins or dress forms!

The Stitching Coop said...

WOW, that's a whole lot of fabulosity!! Gorgeous Ladies! Hugs. Tammy

Rebecca said...

Well darn! I had such plans to join in the parteeee but my time slipped away. Busy working in my fun new booth and FORGOT about the Ball!

I love everything I see.

And...

I need more estrogen!

:)

Sooo inspiring!

xo~Rebecca

Deborah Willhoite said...

Hi Carol!! Thank you for hosting such a fun event! I pondered about doing this and then late last night I decided this would be so fun! I worked all night and all day today taking photos of the girls and getting them ready for a blog post. Was so hoping the ball wouldn't end before I got it done lol. Well I have to say this was so much fun. Thank you for having the girls, and for watching over them lol....I loved your post on my blog. You are too fun woman! Can't wait for the next one! Maybe by then I can get my other 6 girls ready to attend too! I love mannequins and have a never ending need to need to have more of them!

I love your girls and can't wait to get some more time to finish visiting all your other guests! Some beautiful girls out there!

Hope to see you at the Fancy Flea this year!

Thanks again you sweet thing....this was awsome!

Love and Hugs!
Debi....And
Lady Kate, Lady Jane, and Lady Annabelle! <3

Jan Morrow said...

What an incredibly delightful visit to your blog! I feel as if I HAVE been to a ball - love everyone of your guests' designs. Genius! -- Jan

Diane said...

Thank you Carol for this fun Ball! While I just can't reply to everyone who commented on Millie's dress, I really appreciate your sweet comments. Everyone's dress forms are so cute.....Thanks again, Diane

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Lady Jane has been having a wonderful time. She's enjoying the music. Thank you Carol for a beautiful time!!