January 14, 2015

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Freebie Friday, (January 16, 2015), Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

This week we are celebrating the 50th pattern published by Liese Brouwer of Doll Tag Clothing. Her new Slumberland pattern is designed to fit the Disney Animator doll. On Friday (January 16th, 2015) we'll have a pattern available from her collection for free Vote now and help us decide which pattern should be free.

More About Liese & Doll Tag Clothing: We'll let Liese share her story with us in her own words...

I am a mother of 3 living in South Africa, 2 boys and a girl. I come from a sewing family and started at a very young age. I remember sitting with my mom and cutting out her patterns for her while she sewed the most beautiful wedding dresses. My favourite baby doll clothes I own were made by my gran... she added the most beautiful detail with lace and bullion roses to every item she made. My mom and I still work together as digitizers for embroidery machines.

I fell in love with American Girl while travelling in the United States and couldn't wait to start sewing for her. When my daughter was born the fun began! I published my first pattern 3 years ago at PixieFaire and the journey has been a blessing in so many ways! I love being able to create for the dolls and then share it with others to enjoy. With every pattern I have grown and learnt a little bit more.

I am also the proud owner of a small doll line called South African Girl Doll. I believe that every girl should have a doll of her own that she can love and dress as often as she pleases. This is a girl's dream world. Letting Girls be Girls.

Vote Now:

More About Each Pattern:

The Dress Me Up Corset: The Dress Me Up Corset PDF Pattern from Doll Tag Clothing is perfect for the steampunk fan! There are two variations included with this pattern: a corset with straps and a corset belt - strapless. There is even a bonus goggles tutorial pattern included!

The Dress Me Up Neck Attire: Make sure your 18" doll's neck is properly accessorized with this fun PDF pattern from Doll Tag Clothing! This pattern includes instructions for sewing a necktie, bow tie and a scarf and is designed to be used with woven cotton or flannel fabrics.

The Summer Breeze Top: Does your 18" doll need a new summer top? With the Summer Breeze PDF Pattern you can create this cute contrasting top and get her all set for the sun! There are variations included to make the top with or without sleeves and for several different types of hem finishes.

The Summer Fun 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.

 

Tell Us What You Think:

Congrats Liese - you are an awesome partner and we love working with you! Here's to the next 50. Be sure to leave a comment for Liese congratulating her on this fun event! 

 


41 Comments

Kathi
Kathi

January 21, 2015

Liese, your family is one of the most talented families I know! Congratulations! Looking forward to your next visit to the States! Your patterns are wonderful and I do love your embroidery too! Hugs!

Sandy
Sandy

January 16, 2015

Happy for the summer breeze top. this will go perfect with the mini skirt and the wrap around skirt I just made. thanks for all of the freebies they are all great and hard to pick one

Doris
Doris

January 16, 2015

I voted for the summer breeze top, so cute.

Olivia
Olivia

January 15, 2015

Liese, Congratulations. You are so inspiring. I voted for the neck attire but love all your patterns which made it a difficult choice. Thank you for your generosity, it is much appreciated. I wish you every success for the next 50 patterns.

Sandie A
Sandie A

January 15, 2015

Congratulations Liese ! WOW! Your 50th pattern … that’s an amazing achievement! May you have continued success now and in the future in ALL that you do!!
HUGS

DorrieBelle
DorrieBelle

January 15, 2015

Congratulations, Liese ! Your 50th pattern – what an amazing achievement ! And it’s so generous of you to celebrate by giving us four from which to choose. Even though ‘Summer Breeze’ has long been in my wish list, I’d be thrilled to have any of them in my stash. And I’m looking forward to pattern #51. then #52, and…

Kris b
Kris b

January 15, 2015

did I miss out on freebie Friday? I didn’t see anything in my email. Please let me know :-) Tia

Emily
Emily

January 15, 2015

I voted for the neck attire. I really want a bow tie tutorial for my Doctor Who doll!! :)

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

January 15, 2015

Congrats, Liese, on your monumental achievement of publishing 50 patterns — WOO-HOO! I really love your sporty shorts and have made a few, as well as 3 other patterns I still need to sew. Voted for the Summer Breeze top because I have the Carousel Dress/Corset vest already. All patterns offered are cute & I’ll have to have the ties for my boy doll one day, I’m sure. Thank you so much for whatever pattern wins and keep publishing your great designs!

Diane
Diane

January 15, 2015

Happy 50th pattern release Liese! May you have 100’s more. Thank you for the free pattern and it is definitely a toss up for all of them. I do like the neck attire, but would be happy to have any of them. Again thank you and good luck with your African Girl Doll!

Bonnie S.
Bonnie S.

January 15, 2015

Hi Liese, I truely enjoyed your story and how you got started. I too fell in love with American Girl. I have four Granddaughters and each one is now learning how to sew for 18" dolls through Pixie Faire and Liberty Jane patterns. They have so much to offer young ladies growing up and Grandmas too. Good luck with your South African Girl Doll Line.
How cool is that!
Illinois Grandma Bonnie

ann
ann

January 15, 2015

You always have had cute
patterns . These new ones are just as cute

Donna L
Donna L

January 15, 2015

Congratulations Liese on your next 50 as well as your last 50 patterns being published.

Dottie
Dottie

January 15, 2015

I voted for the summer breeze top. It is so cute and thank you for your generosity.

Claire
Claire

January 15, 2015

Lovely patterns. Thank you so much for your generosity! I’ve voted for the top but they’re all great.

Susan
Susan

January 15, 2015

Liese congratulations! I love all of the designs! Thanks for the free pattern!

sylvia
sylvia

January 15, 2015

What cute sewing patterns and really lovely kniiting designs in your collecton Liese. Congratulations on your acheivements so far and look forward to seeing even more from you. Thank you for this treat and although all are well worth having, I voted for the corset, because it will add that extra pizzazz to all the t’s and tops I have already created.

Darlene
Darlene

January 14, 2015

Congratulations! You are an inspiration. Thank you for the free pattern : )

Sylvia
Sylvia

January 14, 2015

Congrats….way to go! I voted for the skirt….was a little scared of the intermediate rating of the top, but liked them all. I agree with you that every girl should have a doll. I try to make that happen by fixing up and passing along dolls from thrift shops etc to those less fortunate and these free patterns help me make a new wardrobe for the dolls before they go to their new homes.

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

January 14, 2015

Summer Breeze — like the different finishing options. Thanjks much

Jean
Jean

January 14, 2015

I voted for the top but they are all awesome.
Thank you and congrats on your 50th pattern

Cecelia
Cecelia

January 14, 2015

Congratulations,hope you have many more successful years.Thank you for the free pattern.This is a really difficult choice but the neck accessories get my vote.Love your patterns and hope to see many more.

Dawn
Dawn

January 14, 2015

Congrats. I vote for the corset

Fran Stroud
Fran Stroud

January 14, 2015

wow, great selections. I like them all but I’m going with the corset.

Kathy
Kathy

January 14, 2015

Thanks so much, Liese for sharing your talent with us! I love the corset.

Marsha
Marsha

January 14, 2015

I love the neck ties and the Summer Breeze top. They’re all cute.

Cindi
Cindi

January 14, 2015

I am torn between Summer Skirt and Dress Me Up Corset! Congrats and hope you have a fun 50 more!

KathleenB
KathleenB

January 14, 2015

These are all so cute!! It’s always fun to think about summer when most of the US is experiencing cold winter conditions! Are you having your summer now? Enjoy it…and we will enjoy each and every pattern you have out now…and coming out in the future! Congratulations, and keep up the good work! ps. Love the skirt…that get’s my vote!

Monya
Monya

January 14, 2015

Congratulations Liese! All of your patterns are beautiful and so is your new line of SA dolls. Good luck and I look forward to more patterns!!

Cindy
Cindy

January 14, 2015

Congratulations! Love your patterns! Hope you have great success with your dolls too – they are wonderful :)

Robin
Robin

January 14, 2015

Congrats!! Love them all, but especially the Summer Breeze top!

Rita M.
Rita M.

January 14, 2015

Wow, Liese, you must have started as a child to have 50 patterns and look so young. Congratulations on this milestone and thank you so much for sharing. It’s hard to choose.

Phyllis Taylor
Phyllis Taylor

January 14, 2015

Summer breeze top.

Karen
Karen

January 14, 2015

Congratulations. I am very impressed
Keep it up.!!!

Arlene
Arlene

January 14, 2015

Congratulations Liese! Here’s to 50 more. My selection is a toss up of Summer Breeze and Dress Me Up Corset. Love them both!

Diana D
Diana D

January 14, 2015

Congratulations. Your patterns are awesome! Thank you for the free pattern. I have the top, so I am voting for the skirt.

kasi
kasi

January 14, 2015

Skirt!!!

Aunt Nancy
Aunt Nancy

January 14, 2015

Congratulations on your achievement. I admire the diversity of your patterns and especially appreciate the detailing of your knitting patterns! Wishing you much continuing success.

Joy
Joy

January 14, 2015

Congratulations!! Hope you continue with designing and publishing patterns.

This is a hard decision – I’ve been looking at all four of these patterns. I’m voting for the Summer Breeze top. Never to soon to start the spring/summer wardrobe. Thank you for whichever pattern wins.

KRYSTAL
KRYSTAL

January 14, 2015

Congratulations!!!

This is a great accomplishment! Thank you for the free pattern!

Carrie
Carrie

January 14, 2015

Congratulations on your 50th pattern release!

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