Owned by Nancy Lee, Dolly Dears creates beautiful and uniquely designed clothes for 18-inch dolls. This includes apparel for the American Girl Dolls.
Trained by professionals, Nancy has more than 35 years of experience in porcelain doll manufacturing and clothes designing. She would pour, fire, and paint each product herself, finishing the creative process by designing original clothes for each doll.
Later on, Nancy focused on 18-inch porcelain and vinyl dolls. She eventually opted to concentrate on designing clothes exclusively for 18-inch vinyl dolls, which are similar to the American Girl doll.
Over the years, Nancy has become a master in finding beautiful fabrics that she uses to create original designs. She is also skilled at locating accessories, such as hats and shoes, to highlight her doll clothes.
Nancy has displayed and sold her dolls and doll clothes in various trade shows across Southeast USA. As someone who is known for her expertise, Nancy has presented slideshows and discussions on dolls to local doll clubs.
She has also won a National Doll Clothes Design Contest conducted by Home Sew in Bethlehem, PA in 2000 for her original design of a ballerina outfit. Her outfit design was even highlighted and featured in the prestigious Creative Needle Magazine Publication.
Nancy has been trained as a doll doctor. She repairs, restrings, cleans, and dresses all types and sizes of dolls, including porcelain, vinyl, antique, vintage, and modern.
Our owner is a long-standing member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs as well as the Doll Artisan Guild and Doll Doctors Association.
To learn more about our company, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.