April 16, 2014

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Freebie Friday (April 18, 2014) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (April 18, 2014) we'll have one of the following four patterns available for free. This week the theme is summertime sewing featuring the inspiring work of Liese Brouwer at Doll Tag Clothing.

More About Doll Tag Clothing: I am a mother of 3 living in South Africa. I come from a sewing family and started at a very young age. My mom and granny taught me everything I know. My favourite baby doll clothes I own were made by my granny... she added the most beautiful detail with lace and bullion roses. I fell in love with American Girl while travelling in the United States and couldn't wait to start sewing for her. I now have a little girl and the fun begins. I am also part of wonderful and creative family in the Hatched in Africa community. It is a place close to my heart. My mom, sister, 2 aunts and I are all part of this amazing world. I love to digitize for the embroidery machines!

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

Here is more information about each pattern:

The Book Bag: Your 18" doll will have the perfect bag for carrying her books and magazines to the beach with this wonderful PDF pattern from Doll Tag Clothing!

The Sporty Shorts: It's time to swim and play in the new Sporty Shorts from Doll Tag Clothing. Mix it up with a combo of fabric colors and prints to create the perfect pair of board shorts to wear with your swim suit. This PDF pattern design features taped seams with two variations for the side construction, functional front pockets and a tiny tie to complete the sporty look!

The Wrap Pants & Bikini Top: Your American Girl doll will have the perfect beach outfit with this cute bikini top and wrap pants outfit from Doll Tag Clothing! This PDF pattern is designed to be used with woven and knit fabrics.

The Summer Skirt: You can make a variety of different skirts in different fabrics and prints with the Summer Skirt PDF Pattern from Doll Tag Clothing. This pattern fits 18" dolls and Karito Kids.

Pattern Covers:


86 Comments

Vicki
Vicki

April 26, 2014

LOVE to get the tunic pattern FREE!!

Gayle
Gayle

April 26, 2014

I love the bag!

Ladybugg
Ladybugg

April 23, 2014

Is Friday, April 25, another Freebie Friday and I never seem to get the notice until that Freebie Friday. How do we vote in advance. BTW I love the wrap pants!

Sydney
Sydney

April 22, 2014

I kept getting an error message in trying to download. was unable to get.

Marian
Marian

April 21, 2014

I am very disappointed I could not download the free pattern on April 18. I kept trying until midnight, and all I got when clicked on the link was “page unavailable at this time”. I tried going on Pixie Faire as well and same thing. I have never had a problem before, and the last two voting times I never received an email telling me to vote…???

Mari
Mari

April 21, 2014

I just LOVE the Wrap pants and bikini top! So i am voting for them :)

Diana
Diana

April 20, 2014

I waited for the link for the free pattern and never got it. It was never posted Friday and I never received an email. Will this pattern be available for free again since it was never posted?

Cathy
Cathy

April 20, 2014

Didn’t see the final… Did I miss it?

Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy

April 20, 2014

I voted for the bag but did not see which pattern actually won, nor did I find the link. :(

Winnie
Winnie

April 20, 2014

Love the shorts….oh maybe the skirt….no the bag….ok ok the sporty shorts is my vote!!

sylvia butler
sylvia butler

April 19, 2014

I figured out a way to not miss anything “EVER AGAIN” I had previously checked ‘like’ on Facebook but have today also checked ‘notifications’ also, on Pixie Faire. That way if you do not send out an email, I will get one from FB!

sylvia butler
sylvia butler

April 19, 2014

I missed getting the email also, and I did check my inbox and the site and filled in the poll too! Then waited to get the email on what had won…was one sent out? I love all of these patterns and especially the shorts…so sad ;o(

Cammie
Cammie

April 19, 2014

@Bev, Anddree, Gloria, Anita, and Deborah,

Sorry to hear you missed it. We do our best to get the word out for these short-term offers. In this case the Sporty Shorts were listed for free for 24 hours – all Friday. We also announced it on Facebook as well as on the Pixie Faire homepage slider. It was also in the “Free” pattern category all day. We’ll have another fun pattern listed for free this Friday – simply visit the site and look at the homepage slider or the free category.

Deborah
Deborah

April 19, 2014

I have to add myself to the list of folks wondering if we missed the announcement of the winner. I’ve gotten all of the past ones but didn’t get any notification for this one. (which I was really excited about.)

Anita
Anita

April 19, 2014

I didn’t get the email either… strange, they always come right to my inbox! I hate to have missed this one! They’re all wonderful patterns!

Gloria
Gloria

April 19, 2014

Did I miss it, I have kept an eye on my emails :(

Anddrée
Anddrée

April 19, 2014

I did not see the items to vote on or the download. Was wondering if I could get the free item.

Bev
Bev

April 19, 2014

Did I miss it??? I never did see what out fit won or when to get it.
I voted and ended up missing it.
thanks Bev

Maise
Maise

April 18, 2014

Just love the bag. All of the patterns are do cute, but a shoppong tote will get me anytime.

Martha Martinez
Martha Martinez

April 18, 2014

I didn’t getan email to get the freebies and giveaways for Friday April 18 , 2014 WHAT HAPPEN ?

Marly
Marly

April 18, 2014

Wrap Pants

Janet
Janet

April 18, 2014

My vote goes for the skirt -very cute. Thanks!

Donna
Donna

April 18, 2014

Love the wrap pants and bikini top! But really love them all!

Sharon
Sharon

April 18, 2014

The bag is so cute and also nothing like it elsewhere!

Lorraine
Lorraine

April 18, 2014

I’ll vote for the book bag. It’s very cute.

sandy
sandy

April 18, 2014

I noted for the skirt because the shorts are already being offered free??

Trese
Trese

April 18, 2014

This is a hard one, but I chose the skirt (followed by the bag)! They are all so cute…. Wish I had your talent to design and make patterns… Thank you so much for all your free ones…

Linda
Linda

April 18, 2014

Love the wrap pants, well all the clothes really. Thanks for the freebie and the chance to vote on which one.

darlene
darlene

April 18, 2014

thank you for all the patterns

Nancy
Nancy

April 18, 2014

The shorts are so cute. I vote for them.

Shirley
Shirley

April 17, 2014

I love the shorts. I think they look more like modern clothing than some others.

Judy
Judy

April 17, 2014

I absolutely love the wrap pants set. You are so talented. Would love to make these.

Sharon Ross
Sharon Ross

April 17, 2014

As a runner, have to have those shorts!

Clarissa
Clarissa

April 17, 2014

Summer Skirt…But All Are Fun!

michelle
michelle

April 17, 2014

summer skirt !

Tana Steward
Tana Steward

April 17, 2014

The mesh bag pattern has all kinds of possibilities. That is the one for me.

Jeanette
Jeanette

April 17, 2014

My daughter loves the wrap pants!

Susan
Susan

April 17, 2014

Have to vote for the shorts. Love them all. Had a pair of those wrap pants but the halter top though nice displays too much doll fabric.

Gail
Gail

April 17, 2014

I love them all but I have to vote for the shorts because they look so much like the bigger shorts we wore as kids.

Cathy
Cathy

April 17, 2014

As one of the newer members, thank you for your generosity. Love your patterns and cannot wait to see what was chosen.

kathy
kathy

April 17, 2014

I already have the wrap pants (so retro I used to wear them in college)—the skirt would be super!

C. Schrank
C. Schrank

April 17, 2014

My granddaughter loves the summer skirt. But, they are all really cute.

Judy
Judy

April 17, 2014

I like the wrap pants

Diana
Diana

April 17, 2014

I couldn’t decide, so I voted for all four! LOL

LaVonne
LaVonne

April 17, 2014

A big thank you LJ and Doll Tag for Freebie Friday! My vote is for the summer skirt.

Kathi
Kathi

April 17, 2014

Thank you for these free Fridays! I have 2 out of 4 of these so the book bag gets my vote!

Shirley
Shirley

April 17, 2014

Shorts

Linda
Linda

April 17, 2014

Love all the patterns – have the book bag pattern and it sews up really cute, especially for a beach bag. I vote for the shorty shorts. It’s almost summer here in Delaware, and my “girls” need some play shorts. Thanks for doing this.

Linda
Linda

April 17, 2014

Love all the patterns – have the book bag pattern and it sews up really cute, especially for a beach bag. I vote for the shorty shorts. It’s almost summer here in Delaware, and my “girls” need some play shorts. Thanks for doing this.

Maria
Maria

April 17, 2014

Love them all , summer skirt tops it,,,

Sandie
Sandie

April 17, 2014

I love them all – wish I could afford to buy them as I have a GD who would love to have these!
LOVE Liese’s designs!

margaret
margaret

April 16, 2014

i love the summer skirt it’s so cute

Silvia
Silvia

April 16, 2014

Wrap pants

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

April 16, 2014

I vote for the wrap pants and bikini top.

Debbie
Debbie

April 16, 2014

Wrap pants & bikini top get my vote!

Peggy A
Peggy A

April 16, 2014

Thank you. Love all your patterns! You are very talented. Can’t wait to see what you dream up next.

Wendy Trickett
Wendy Trickett

April 16, 2014

Wrap pants and bikini top. My 10 year old granddaughter helped me decide! I like them all!

Cathy @GingerSnapsMT
Cathy @GingerSnapsMT

April 16, 2014

Thanks so much for sharing; your patterns are wonderful!

Cheryl
Cheryl

April 16, 2014

I love the wrap pants and top, but also like the shorts. Tough choice. Thank you for doing this and the free patterns.

Barbara
Barbara

April 16, 2014

Summer skirt or sporty shorts look like fun to me.

Sharon
Sharon

April 16, 2014

Definately the Sporty Shorts.

norma
norma

April 16, 2014

Love them all. Thanks. If I had to vote for one I would say the wrap set.

chris
chris

April 16, 2014

summer skirt please! I don’t know if I can do the eyelets in the shorts yet.

Becky Poe
Becky Poe

April 16, 2014

I love the wrap around pants. we made them when I was a young girl. memories!!

Sharon
Sharon

April 16, 2014

Thanks very much for this freebie Friday, I look forward to these very much! It’s hard to choose, but I voted for the cute skirt.

Carol
Carol

April 16, 2014

My granddaughter, Sophie, and I vote for the summer skirt!

Heather
Heather

April 16, 2014

I vote for the shorts. :)

Margaret
Margaret

April 16, 2014

Such a neat and generous idea.Always love a new pattern.

Linda
Linda

April 16, 2014

Sporty Shorts have a pocket detail that will be fun to learn how to sew. And since I love learning new techniques, Sporty Shorts get my vote. I also love the darling mesh book bag. Way back when my daughter was a young girl I sewed wrap pants for her Barbie dolls. It was complicated for her to put on the doll, with the back tie, flip over and then tie in front. Younger girls might feel the same about their AG clothes.

Lezlie
Lezlie

April 16, 2014

Love these FREEBIES vote. What fun to expand the variety of LJ/designer patterns ! Thank you for your generosity. This is FUN !

Marly
Marly

April 16, 2014

Love the shorts. Lots of detail just like the real thing.

Irene
Irene

April 16, 2014

Have the all but the book mesh bag!

Susan
Susan

April 16, 2014

Freebie Friday is such a delight I look forward to after a long work week. I don’t have a granddaughter yet – just grandsons…but they smile and appreciate that Lola loves to sew for her doll because my daughters cheer me on….secretly I know they want me to continue so I will sew for the real little “doll” when she actually comes. I am like previous commenters and LOVE purchasing an extra pattern to add to the couture collection of American Girl clothes. Thank you ladies. You have a friend in me.

Ann
Ann

April 16, 2014

Love them all! My daughter picked the wrap pants and top and wants to make them as shorts too. Thanks Doll Tag Cllothing and Pixie Faire.

JAN PERK
JAN PERK

April 16, 2014

I love the summer skirt too. It’s so cute and my littlest granddaughter wears them. Cute~

Jill
Jill

April 16, 2014

I like the wrap pants. Always wanted to wear them when I was little.

Molly W.
Molly W.

April 16, 2014

Definitely the sporty shorts—they’d be a great combination with the free swimsuit pattern, and they’re just like what girls wear to exercise.

Debbie
Debbie

April 16, 2014

I would LOVE to make the wrap pants and bikini top for my granddaughter’s Julie doll..takes me back to my youth! My mother made me several pair back in the 70’s!

Merry Beth Grindahl
Merry Beth Grindahl

April 16, 2014

The wrap pants. Made them for myself in the late 60s.

elena
elena

April 16, 2014

Summer skirt is cute and it’s more versatile.

Kathy
Kathy

April 16, 2014

We just got a skirt pattern and school will be out soon, so don’t need a book tote.

Jeannie
Jeannie

April 16, 2014

Wrap pants and bikini top!

Rebecca
Rebecca

April 16, 2014

Love the summer skirt!! That is my vote!

DianeKae
DianeKae

April 16, 2014

Since I already have the Dolll Tag sporty shorts and wrap pants/top pattern’s, I vote for the summer skirt! Fun and flirty!

elaine
elaine

April 16, 2014

Wrap pants and bikini top!

Susan
Susan

April 16, 2014

:)

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