April 19, 2016

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Freebie Friday (April 22) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (April 22nd, 2016) we'll have one of the following four patterns available for free. This week we're featuring the inspiring work of Marilyn Clarkin and her brand QTπ Doll Clothing

More About Marilyn In Her Own Words: I am happily married to my wonderful husband Richard and we are blessed with three beautiful daughters. My professional background is in children’s ministries, but I have enjoyed sewing for over 20 years. Throughout the years I have sewn for local dance schools and theatres groups.  With three daughter I have sewn my fair share little girls clothes. In spring 2013 my love for sewing doll clothes began and in March 2014, I started designing patterns for 18” dolls such as American Girl® and Maplelea®. In September of 2015 I added Kidz 'n' Cats to the QTπ family.  I enjoy designing and creating modern everyday clothing and shoes. I love keeping up with current fashion and recreating it for your 18” friends."

Help us decide which one of Marilyn's patterns should be free by voting below. Then come back on Friday to see which pattern won and get the free download.

More About Each Pattern:

The Sling Back Shoes Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: This versatile PDF pattern is a quick and fun option for enhancing any outfit. It includes no sew vinyl and fabric options.  There are also two style of sole options included in this pattern. Sole style one is compatible with any of the Pixie Pack Artisan Resource Sole Kits (WhiteBlackColor 1 , Color 2Black/White Combo, or Black Chipboard). Sole style two** is for use with the Punch Place Plus Die and their acrylic soles. You may also choose to cut your own soles as well. Sole style two** design by Jamie Omahen, use granted to QTπ Doll Clothes. Recommended Fabrics:  Choose woven fabrics that are light to medium weight. Pre-washing fabric is recommended to avoid dye transfer. Vinyl should be light weight, also when choosing vinyl it is recommended to use vinyl with a mesh or thin fleece.

Expedition Sandals Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: Your doll will be trendy and comfortable with the Expedition Sandal PDF Pattern from QTπ Doll Clothing!  She will look great at the beach, hiking or whatever fun activity she has planned for the day! This  PDF shoe pattern works with a combination of the two thicknesses of the Pixie Pack Artisan Resource Sole Kits (2mm: WhiteBlackColor 1 or Color 2 - Also 6mm: Black/White ComboGreen/ Purple, or Brown/Tan.) You will need one set of 2mm soles and one set of 6mm soles.

Dollistock Sandals Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: Make your doll a pair of trendy and comfortable sandals with the Dollistocks PDF Pattern from QTπ Doll Clothing!  This versatile pattern includes options for making single or double strap Dollistocks.  You can make several pairs in a variety of colors with different styles of buckles and straps to give her lots of sandal options to choose from!  These shoes are designed to fit 18" American Girl and Maplelea dolls.  This is a "no sew" pattern.  General assembly skills are all that are needed! This  PDF shoe pattern works with a combination of the two thicknesses of the Pixie Pack Artisan Resource Sole Kits (2mm: WhiteBlackColor 1 or Color 2 - Also 6mm: Black/White ComboGreen/ Purple, or Brown/Tan.) You will need one (or two if not using cork) set of 2mm soles and one set of 6mm soles.

Every Day Trekker Sandals For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: Your doll will be trendy and comfortable in these Everyday Trekkers!  She'll be ready to hit the beach or go hiking and and will look good while doing it! This PDF pattern is filled with many options to customize the shoes just how you want them! This  PDF shoe pattern works with the 2mm thicknesses of the Pixie Pack Artisan Resource Sole Kits (2mm: WhiteBlackColor 1 or Color 2)

Take a Look At Each Pattern:

 

 

Leave A Comment & Tell Us What You Think & Thank Marilyn Too...


100 Comments

Rosemary
Rosemary

April 22, 2016

like the sling back shoes.

Renelle
Renelle

April 22, 2016

Superbe sandales! Les instructions sont simples à suivre. Merci!

jocelyne
jocelyne

April 21, 2016

elles sont très jolie, merci

Carol A.
Carol A.

April 21, 2016

How annoying. I already bought all 4 of these patterns. They are easy to make – and a girl (or doll) can never have too many shoes.

Kimberly
Kimberly

April 21, 2016

I voted for the slingback but do love them all. Thank you, QT pi.

Sharon
Sharon

April 21, 2016

I choose the Expedition Sandals but it was a hard choice, love them all. Will be happy with the one that is chosen, thank you for your generosity!

paulette
paulette

April 21, 2016

j’aime bien l’idée des Dollistocks 18" Doll Shoes cela semble plus facile

Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin

April 21, 2016

The slingbacks are my first choice as they would go with a lot of the dresses I make. The Dolliestocks would be my second choice since they are fun and versatile with casual wear.

Laura
Laura

April 21, 2016

Thank you. My poor girls could use some new shoes or sandals for the summer.

Julie
Julie

April 21, 2016

Love them all! I will be happy to try the one that wins. Thank you!

Ursula
Ursula

April 21, 2016

Hallo, ich vote für die Sling Back Shoes, obwohl alle sehr schön sind! Allerdings habe ich noch nie Schuhe gemacht… :-)
Liebe Grüße aus Germany!

Linda
Linda

April 20, 2016

Thanks so much
Shoes will be a new challenge for me .

sandra dozier
sandra dozier

April 20, 2016

Love all your patterns. will vote for trekkers. Thank you.

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

April 20, 2016

Slongback please

Dianne Rynne
Dianne Rynne

April 20, 2016

Love them all but the trekkers get my vote. ’Confident beginner" (I like that) and compatible with pixie pack soles. Double winner and cute too!

Joanne
Joanne

April 20, 2016

Those sling back shoes look like anyone could make to match a dress so I vote for them although they are all so cute! Thank you!

Suzan
Suzan

April 20, 2016

Love them all!! I think that the Expedition Trekkers will be my choice.
New to making shoes. . . Still a novice at this, but will try again
Thank you for giving all the wonderful patterns each and every week.

Hazel
Hazel

April 20, 2016

Oh, they are all precious! I ask my American Girl Doll, Samantha, which one she would select and she was absolutely speechless. Because these are my first shoes, I decided to go for the beginner! Thanks again for Friday’s Freebies. I look forward to the selections each week.
God bless you for sharing your talents!

Hazel
Hazel

April 20, 2016

Oh, they are all precious! I ask my American Girl Doll, Samantha, which one she would select and she was absolutely speechless. Because these are my first shoes, I decided to go for the beginner! Thanks again for Friday’s Freebies. I look forward to the selections each week.
God bless you for sharing your talents!

Leona
Leona

April 20, 2016

They are all so cute. Love them all.

BW
BW

April 20, 2016

Thanks for sharing!!

Diana H
Diana H

April 20, 2016

Thank you for the shoe pattern. I voted for the sling back, but all are great choices.

Pat A
Pat A

April 20, 2016

They all look so cute! I AM going to give making footwear another attempt. This time I’ll get the sole kit, however. My craft skills leave something to be desired.

Rose
Rose

April 20, 2016

Love the sandals with summer around the corner, but the sling back is cute too. Will be happy with any of them. You are very talented. Thank you for your generosity

Christine
Christine

April 20, 2016

I’m really excited to see shoes up for vote this week! I have only just recently tried my hand at making shoes and am eager to try some more. Thank you Marilyn for your generous offer, I’ll be happy with any of them but I really love the slingbacks.

miriam
miriam

April 20, 2016

lov all of them

Deb
Deb

April 20, 2016

I love all of them. Thank you so much.

Donna Ingalls
Donna Ingalls

April 20, 2016

Thank you foe all the choices!! I am new at shoe making-but will make a decision before Friday!!

Christiane
Christiane

April 20, 2016

je vote pour Les Backs Sling
Merci

Carolyn
Carolyn

April 20, 2016

Having many of your patterns and shoe patterns I voted for the sling back as this the only shoe pattern not in my collection yet! I love all your designs because they work out so well!

Monya
Monya

April 20, 2016

They are all beautiful but I have to choose the sling backs. Thank you!

Elaine
Elaine

April 20, 2016

Wow, I can’t believe you are offering the Dollistock/Birkenstock sandal pattern. I have been eyeing this pattern up for a year or so. I myself love wearing Birkenstocks from Germany because they provide such good comfort and stability with my balance issues and I think it would be wonderful to have my dolls wearing them too. How exciting is that. That is my vote, DOLLISTOCKS PLEASE !!!!!!!!

Leila
Leila

April 20, 2016

Such a difficult decision between the sling backs and everyday trekker but in the end I will most likely vote for the trekkers.

Wendy
Wendy

April 20, 2016

Thank you Marilyn for sharing your designs with us. I am voting for Dollistocks as I like the fact that they can be used for both Maplelea and American Girl dolls.

Sandra
Sandra

April 20, 2016

I vote for the dollistocks, But love them all. and thanks for the free patterns. They are greatly appreciated.

Sue
Sue

April 20, 2016

Love the Sling Backs!

Thanks so much for Freebie Friday!!!!!!

Cecelia
Cecelia

April 20, 2016

Thank you Marilyn, so many choices, expedition sandals gets my vote, they are beyond cute.

margaret
margaret

April 20, 2016

I love them all! Thank you for this great offer

Beverly Hiler
Beverly Hiler

April 20, 2016

All of your patterns are lovely and fun. I will vote for the sling backs. Thank you for your generosity.

Mary
Mary

April 20, 2016

Slingbacks!!! They are so cute.

Monique Covell
Monique Covell

April 20, 2016

I vote for the sling back shoes.

Looking forward to Friday to see what freebie will get

Have a great day.

Monique

Waneta
Waneta

April 20, 2016

I voted for the sling backs but it was a hard decision they are all beautiful

Claire
Claire

April 20, 2016

They’re all gorgeous, thank you Marilyn! Have voted for the dollistocks. So generous.

Jeri
Jeri

April 20, 2016

Wow! I love them all! I guess I’ll go with the sling back shoes but I’m sure I’ll purchase them all eventually!! Thanks for offering such great patterns!

Brenda L
Brenda L

April 20, 2016

Love the Sling Backs!!!!!

Dianne
Dianne

April 20, 2016

Wow, these are all adorable! I voted for the sling-backs. Thanks, Marilyn and Pixie Faire, for your generosity.

Judy Harris
Judy Harris

April 20, 2016

All of them are so cute; however, I have not made too many doll shoes and would really like to make more. I am more of a beginner and I would like the beginner pattern for the sling back shoe. Thank you.

Anne
Anne

April 20, 2016

Love the Sling-backs!

Connie
Connie

April 20, 2016

Thank-you, Marilyn and Pixie Faire! I voted for the sling back shoes, they are adorable!

silgalia
silgalia

April 20, 2016

bonjour à tous

elles sont toutes plus belles les une que les autres..Mais il faut faire un choix, pour moi ce sera everyday trekker , cela iras bien aux pieds de mes filles, elles seront toutes jolies :) merci pour vos œuvres qui sont vraiment très belle

Norma Grandone
Norma Grandone

April 20, 2016

I vote for the sling back shoes. They can be made to look sporty or dressy, depending on the embellishments you put on them.

Darlene
Darlene

April 19, 2016

So hard to choose, as I love them all! It looks like the sling back shoes will win, but the expedition sandals are my most favourite of all!!! My daughter loves to wear the expedition style sandals, making me like them more :)

Thank you for your generosity! It is really wonderful of you to share with all of us! Many, many thanks Marilyn :) love your designs!

Katie
Katie

April 19, 2016

It’s got to be the Dollistocks! Although they are all cute.

Susan Botha
Susan Botha

April 19, 2016

I love them all! Thank you. But if I must vote I will go for the “Everyday Trekker”

Janice Hamman
Janice Hamman

April 19, 2016

Thanks so much for your generous gift—both of you. I like them all but decided on the Expedition Sandal.

Sybil
Sybil

April 19, 2016

I like them all…..don’t know if I can decide.

Deborah
Deborah

April 19, 2016

All gorgeous. Vote all. :-) Chose the Expedition Sandals. :-)

Teresa
Teresa

April 19, 2016

I think they are all very cute. The Expedition Sandal is cute for both Girls and Boys!

Rena
Rena

April 19, 2016

My vote is for the expedition sandals. All of the sandals are too cute, tho!

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

April 19, 2016

I already bought the sling backs, so I am voting for the Everyday Trekkers as they use elastic which I think would be easier for little hands to manage. Thank you so much for freebie Fridays! I really appreciate your generosity!

Granny S
Granny S

April 19, 2016

Love them all… I vote for the Everyday Trekker…
Thanks!

Joyce J Mortom
Joyce J Mortom

April 19, 2016

They are all so cute but will vote for the sling backs if I have to choose.

Kathy Allen
Kathy Allen

April 19, 2016

sling backs

Pat
Pat

April 19, 2016

The Sling Backs are so cute.

LuLu
LuLu

April 19, 2016

Have use one QT shoe pattern and it was wonderful! Thanks for offering us a Freebie Friday shoe pattern.

Cora Flispart
Cora Flispart

April 19, 2016

I love the everyday Trekker. Maryilyn, thank you for all your hard work in designing these patterns.

Cathy Wisoway
Cathy Wisoway

April 19, 2016

I like the dollystocks.

Priscilla Webb
Priscilla Webb

April 19, 2016

Definitely the sling backs.

Debbie
Debbie

April 19, 2016

I vote for all of them. I want and need them all. Lol. Thank you so much for the free Fridays. Have a wonderful week everyone and Happy Sewing, Debbie

jane
jane

April 19, 2016

All of them are so cute but I will vote for the easiest sounding one—-The Dollistocks! I am not too good at making any of these and now my machine is acting crazy.

Sue Ellen
Sue Ellen

April 19, 2016

Oh dear! You make it so difficult to choose. They are all so cute. I am going to choose the sling backs.

Wilhelmina Margalis
Wilhelmina Margalis

April 19, 2016

All I wear are birkenstocks so dollistocks by all means!

Nicole
Nicole

April 19, 2016

I love sling back shoes…it’s so cute…thank you very muck

Kelly
Kelly

April 19, 2016

I think all the shoes are adorable. Thank you very much for sharing a Freebie Friday pattern this week Marilyn Clarkin. Your patterns are all great. I voted for the Exhibition Sandals because they look so versatile. They’d look so great with various ribbon trims that could coordinate with various garments.

Sharon B.
Sharon B.

April 19, 2016

Thanks for your generosity, Marilyn – you are so talented – they are all so cute!!! Thanks, too, Cinnamon, for providing this opportunity!

Julia M H.
Julia M H.

April 19, 2016

Please vote for the Expedition Sandals people! I LOVE them! They look like something that would be for Lea!!!!!!!!!! Please Guys!!!!!!!!!!

Cora Vee
Cora Vee

April 19, 2016

I love them all—I guess the easiest would be best for me—probably the sling backs—it says beginner but is so cute! Thank you so much!!!

SM Klein
SM Klein

April 19, 2016

It is so hard to choose they are all so adorable!! But I am thinking that It would be fun to make those Everyday Trekkers! Thank you so much for offering awesome and challenging patterns free for us to try!

Irene
Irene

April 19, 2016

Thank you so much for offering all these free patterns! Love them all!

cat
cat

April 19, 2016

all are cute

designdreamer
designdreamer

April 19, 2016

I want the Expedition Sandals for ME!!! They look so comfy!

Tove
Tove

April 19, 2016

Wow….they are all exceptional, just can’t decide.
Friday is my birthday, what a lovely present to get.
Thank you so much for this and all other patterns in the past….my 7 grandchildren all love them

Peggy
Peggy

April 19, 2016

So excited to see some shoe patterns. I love the sling backs!. Thank you for sharing.

Gloria
Gloria

April 19, 2016

I’ve never tried making shoes…so any of the patterns would be fun for a first try. Looking forward to the challenge. Thank you for whichever pattern wins.

Bernadette Webre
Bernadette Webre

April 19, 2016

I vote for the Everyday Trekker, I think these would be the easiest for my granddaughters to get on the dolls and because of the elastic strap, they won’t fall off and get lost.

De
De

April 19, 2016

Love ALL of these designs — thank you, Marilyn. I’ve had the Expedition Sandals on my Wishlist,so that’s my vote.

sara
sara

April 19, 2016

my goodness I am in the minority. I voted for the expedition sandals!!!! I think those are the cutest of the cute. I win no matter which shoe wins because they are all cute cute cute. may the cutest shoe win! ha ha

sara

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

April 19, 2016

I’m so happy to see another pair of shoes offered; thanks Marilyn. My choice this week is the Sling Back shoes, although any of them would be great. Thanks to you too, Cinnamon, for the opportunity to vote for our favourites. You have such a generous team.

julie Barlocher
julie Barlocher

April 19, 2016

My vote is for the sling back shoes. They are all so cute that it was hard to pick just one! Thanks Marilyn.

Rose
Rose

April 19, 2016

My favorite is the sling back shoe but they are all do cute. Thank you for shareing.

Jill D
Jill D

April 19, 2016

Shoes! I love shoes! They are so much fun to make. The problem is that I can’t decide which one to vote for. Love them all!

Lockie
Lockie

April 19, 2016

Sling back shoes, all are so cute!

kim
kim

April 19, 2016

I vote for the dr. scholls wanna be’s aka the dollstocks. perfect for 70s wear.

Vickey
Vickey

April 19, 2016

So cute…..love them all!

Elaine
Elaine

April 19, 2016

Like them all. Thank you for the free pattern. Voted for the sling back.

Viki Wellard
Viki Wellard

April 19, 2016

Trekker, so adorable, plus I have the others. Thank you so much.

Viki Wellard
Viki Wellard

April 19, 2016

Trekker, so adorable, plus I have the others.

Sylvia
Sylvia

April 19, 2016

Thank you very much, they are all cute. I voted for the sling back.

Pat
Pat

April 19, 2016

They’re all adorable, but my choice has got to be the sling back!! So cute!

Audi
Audi

April 19, 2016

I love them all but I think the sling back is very cute!!?

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