Thursday, June 19

Stars and stripes forever

Today I salute our military heroes: both our armed forces and the families that support them at home.

How do you define a Hero? This is what we asked ourselves as we went to work on a collection to honor our veterans. In these auctions you will find an amazing assortment of superheroes and real heroes. These are our true super heroes! They are selflessly our protectors. I would like to thank all of our service men and women for your service to our country. You are my superhero. You are Batman without his cape.

These amazing collections will be sold as 100 percent donation to Fisher House Foundation. We did some research to find a veterans charity that spends the money wisely where we could feel confident that your donations will be put to very good use.

A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 63 Fisher Houses located on 23 military installations and 24 VA medical centers. Many more houses are under construction or in design.

Since 1990

  • Families served: More than 180,000
  • Number of lodging days offered: Over 4.7 million
  • Saved families more than $200 million in lodging and transportation costs

Military Collection

This collection tugs at our heartstrings!

This is the last of the four collections we are presenting for this amazing cause.

It is an amazing tribute to our veterans and we are very proud to present this to you

Donated by Bee Jacobs - A Bee Line on Etsy

Army Combat Uniform - eight piece set. Most of this set was made using Lee & Pearl pattern 1010: Army Combat Uniform Bundle with a scaled digital camouflage cotton print purchased from Lee & Pearl custom fabric on Spoonflower.

The jacket - has a front zipper and mandarin collar with four gusseted flap pockets. The two front angled pockets have velcro closures. The cuffs also have velcro closures as does the collar. There are four velcro patches: U.S. Army, Dolls for a Cause, the US flag, and the Colonel rank insignia.

The cargo pants - have a working fly that closes with velcro and a faux button. They have belt loops, four gusseted pockets, and the bottom cuffs also pull tight with black cording.

Gray T-shirt - closes in back with velcro. This is also included in the Army Combat Uniform bundle.

Gray socks - made from new purchased socks.

Belt – made from the digital camouflage fabric with a simple black buckle

Dog Tags – custom made by Carolyn Gebert

Black boots – purchased, Sophia's brand

Army Patrol Cap - pattern donated by Lee & Pearl - pattern 1006: Patrol Cap for 18 Inch Dolls - I was able to finish off the uniform. I added the Colonel rank insignia to complete it.

Donated By Carolyn Gebert

Cargo pants, patrol cap and backpack are made from quality cotton fabric. The fabric pattern is reminiscent of the Woodland Pattern, which, per Wikipedia, was the default camouflage pattern issued to United States soldiers until its replacement around 2006.

Cargo pants - feature a front fly opening, belt loops, cargo pockets, and drawstring hem.

T-shirt - made from an upcycled poly/cotton blend people t-shirt with back velcro opening. Fabric was freshly laundered prior to sewing. Pants and Tshirt - Lee & Pearl pattern 1010: Army Combat Uniform Bundle

Patrol Cap - made in the same camo fabric - pattern 1006: Patrol Cap for 18 Inch Dolls by Lee & Pearl

Lace up boots are made from faux suede and are fully lined with cotton muslin. McCall's pattern 3469

Backpack - fully functional with ribbon straps and draw string closure. McCall's Pattern 3469

Dog tags - created by Carolyn out of brass blanks, hand stamped "USA" and hang from a ball chain with connector.

Donated by Cupcake Cutie Pie

Stars & Stripes vintage dress with headband and shoes

Celebrate liberty with this adorable vintage style dress. The fully lined bodice has a square neckline and is made of silver star printed midnight blue cotton. The short puff sleeves are made of contrast red and white striped cotton with elastic at the cuff. The striped skirt is gathered at the waist that provides fullness and embellished with a row of silver rickrack adorned with dainty silver ribbon bows. The dress fastens in back with buttons. Add the blue star cotton headband with elastic back for an easy hairstyle. To complete this ensemble metallic silver flats are included. The dress is made from an original Cupcake Cutie Pie pattern, released by Simplicity.

Donated by Joyce Strangway of Joyce's Knitwear on Etsy

The sweater and beanie hat are machine knitted in 1x1 rib with a wool and nylon mix fiber so it is very hard wearing, The back fastens with velcro.

*Dolls are not included in this listing*

Thank you for admiring our collection. Please follow Dolls for a Cause on Facebook for more amazing charity auctions.

Please remember that 100 percent of your donations will go to Fisher House Foundation. All four auctions end on Sunday, June 22.

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