February 11, 2015

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Freebie Friday, (February 13, 2015), Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

On Friday (February 13th, 2015) we'll celebrate Susan B. Anthony - the American civil rights activist that worked to achieve the 19th Ammendment to the American Constitution. February 15th is Susan B. Anthony's birthday! Our special pattern is being made available for free from Heidi Mittiga of Flossie Potter Patterns

More About Heidi and Flossie Potter Patterns, (In her own words), 

"Paper and tape," was my standard answer as a child when asked what I'd like for my birthday or Christmas. I'm sure my mother was baffled, but no game or toy was as satisfying to me as the reams and rolls I went through while creating things at my little desk. I learned about making doll clothes from my mother and grandmother, who used to sew matching outfits for my dolls and me -- sometimes with a pattern, but often without. But it wasn't until my own daughter received an American Girl® doll some 20 years ago, that my passion for creating doll clothes and accessories took flight. I was shocked when people asked if they could buy some of the outfits I designed. After a while, the idea came to me of producing and selling my patterns for other people to sew. But for many years it remained nothing more than an unreachable dream -- until the digital age arrived. Now my paper and tape can go anywhere in the world! Flossie Potter Patterns became a reality on February 8, 2011, and my first published pattern, "Susan B. Anthony," came out in 2013. It is listed as a Freebie Friday this week in honor of Ms. Anthony's birthday, February 15, 1820."

More About The Susan B. Anthony Pattern 

The design for this pattern was based on a photo of Susan B. Anthony, champion of women's rights, at the California Campaign in 1896. She lived at a time when women, especially married women, had very few rights. Under the law, they were considered the "property" of their husbands, and, as such, could be mistreated by them with no recourse. Any property they may have inherited would belong solely to their husbands, they had no right to keep any money they earned, and they even had no legal claim to their own children. Ms. Anthony reasoned that, if women could gain the right to vote, progress could be made toward gaining the other rights they so deserved. Unfortunately, this inspirational woman who tirelessly travelled, lectured, and organized rallies on behalf of Woman Suffrage did not live to see the passing of the 19th Amendment. But her legacy lives on. The "Susan B. Anthony" PDF sewing pattern for 18" dolls includes a blouse, skirt, and fully-lined jacket.

Pattern Details,  

This 26-page PDF sewing pattern includes step-by-step instructions that are illustrated with line drawings to show you how to create this stunning outfit, which is based on a photograph of Susan B. Anthony at the California Campaign in 1896.  The ensemble includes a ruffled blouse, fully-lined jacket, and floor-length skirt.

Pattern Picture,

Thank Heidi For The Free Gift!

Ok all you Flossie Potter fans - be sure to leave a comment and thank Heidi for making this terrific pattern free!

Ps. Remember to check back on Friday to get the free pattern. We announce it in our newsletter, and also share it on your Pixie Faire homepage slider, but you need to also remember to come back to Pixie Faire to get it :)

(Please note, unfortunately our site theme doesn't allow us to reply directly to comments, so if you have a customer support issue, please email us at support@pixiefaire.com)

 

 


100 Comments

Lea
Lea

February 20, 2015

I missed out on getting this pattern. Anyway I might still get it even if it is 2-20-15?

Mary Reinhardt
Mary Reinhardt

February 16, 2015

I was out of town last week and was unable to get this pattern. Would anyone be willing to email me the pattern?

Lezlie
Lezlie

February 15, 2015

A very special Thank You for such a beautiful pattern as a historical symbol of what women have had to endure for our freedom. I appreciate the history that is included in the pattern. Your work is detailed and delicate. God bless your business and your generosity.

Janice Smith
Janice Smith

February 14, 2015

Thank you so much for this elegant pattern. Can’t wait to get it sewn.

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

February 14, 2015

An absolutely beautiful pattern! I’ve been eyeing it up for quite a while(At least a year)!
Susan B. Anthony is a woman who all younger women should look up to! She had the guts to go against society’s norms peacefully.

I haven’t had a chance to make the outfit quite yet, but am excited to!

Lin
Lin

February 13, 2015

Simply gorgeous. Love this ! Thank you.

Sue S.
Sue S.

February 13, 2015

Thank you so much. This is very generous of you.

Sharon
Sharon

February 13, 2015

Beautiful, thank you!!

Lyla
Lyla

February 13, 2015

Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. I just downloaded it and read through it. I love that there’s a section about Susan B. Anthony describing her impact on history in the pattern! It’s beautifully done & I look forward to creating it myself!

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

February 13, 2015

A huge thank you to such a beautiful pattern (1896 Susan B. Anthony). This is such a nice design! I love, love, love this era and know just a bit about Susan B. Anthony and have collected the Susan B. Anthony dollars issued here in the States. I actually had this type of sleeve in my wedding dress – so you know this means that I love it! :o) Thanks so much for your generosity! I also browsed your site and saw a number of outfits I’ll be interest in. Thanks again! Mary Margaret

ginny moyer
ginny moyer

February 13, 2015

Thank you for your free gift….looking forward to making….

Barbara Cox
Barbara Cox

February 13, 2015

This is the first time I’ve ever been to Pixie Faire. I found you through Pinterest. Even though I am an avid sewer and doll lover, I only really became a doll collector in the past year. Now it’s all coming together for me. Can’t wait to try this pattern. Susan B has always been special to me because we share a birthday! She was often a subject of my projects in school. So thank you for this amazing free pattern that will let me combine my love of Susan B. Anthony, sewing and dolls!

Myra
Myra

February 13, 2015

WOW – awesome, wonderful, overwhelmingly generous – I can’t think of enough words to express how much I appreciate this pattern. I’ve made a few other historic costumes, but this one is definitely special.

Thank you for your generosity and wish you all the luck in the world in the future. Such a wonderful pattern to add to my collection.

Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie

February 13, 2015

Loving it! Thank you!!

Lisa Fields
Lisa Fields

February 13, 2015

Thanks for the wonderful gift !

Mary H.
Mary H.

February 13, 2015

Thank you for this elegant pattern. I look forward to sewing it.

Brenda Brown
Brenda Brown

February 12, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful pattern , and the great story,

Bonnie
Bonnie

February 12, 2015

Absolutely delightful all of it! The beautifully designed pattern, the history behind it and also your own personal story. I look forward to receiving the pattern and will pass it and the history along to my granddaughter.

Thank you for your generousity.

Sandie
Sandie

February 12, 2015

Beautiful. Thank you so much!

designdreamer
designdreamer

February 12, 2015

WoW!
Thank you so much for the wonderful pattern.

Susan K.
Susan K.

February 12, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern honoring a well-admired woman. I will truly be honored to own and make it.

Carolyn
Carolyn

February 12, 2015

Beautiful pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to make it

Jody
Jody

February 12, 2015

Thank you for a beautiful pattern. Can’t wait to make it.

Grace
Grace

February 12, 2015

What a wonderful tribute. Thank you for your generosity.

sandy darga
sandy darga

February 12, 2015

Thank you so much for such a wonderful and beautiful pattern.

Ellen Bierlein
Ellen Bierlein

February 12, 2015

What an ELEGENT pattern! I love sewing hstorical outfits and this looks like it will be a great one to use! Thank you so much

Betty
Betty

February 12, 2015

What a beautiful pattern. Thank you so much!

Caroline F.
Caroline F.

February 12, 2015

Thank you so much Heidi for such a beautiful, inspirational and generous gift.

Laura
Laura

February 12, 2015

Thank you so very much. We need to teach our girls more about past history lessons. This will help.

Laura
Laura

February 12, 2015

Thank you for much for sharing with the world your talent. I try to give all my nieces & grand nieces a history lesson with the clothes that I sew for them. Nothing to detailed, but just enough to peak their interest when it comes up at school. Thank you again

Carol
Carol

February 12, 2015

How generous! You can bet I will download and sew this up. My birthday is also on February 15th and I’m so grateful for all Susan B. Anthony and other activists did to enable women to vote and have equal rights with men.
Thanks you Heidi for sharing your beautiful design.

Sally
Sally

February 12, 2015

Thank you for your generosity. Your workmanship is excellent!

Cynthia
Cynthia

February 12, 2015

Thank you for your generosity and the reminder of this brave woman in our history.

Amanda
Amanda

February 12, 2015

Thank you! What a great reason to celebrate! We women have such great freedoms today we take for granted having not had to live through what women like Susan B. Anthony and others had to live through. I believe the state of Wyoming, within which I live, was the first state to pass the law giving women the right to vote. Cool! Thank you Heidi for the pattern and thank you Susan B. Anthony for fighting for us women.

Janice Hamman
Janice Hamman

February 12, 2015

Thank you for sharing the pattern for this lovely dress. Your generosity is much appreciated and your talent, too.

Annie
Annie

February 12, 2015

Thank you for offering this beautiful dress pattern. Love it!

Kathy
Kathy

February 12, 2015

That you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern!

Laura M Smith
Laura M Smith

February 12, 2015

What a GORGEOUS dress! I absolutely love it. What a wonderful way to forget it’s Friday the 13th!! :) .Waiting with baited breath!

Sheila
Sheila

February 12, 2015

Thank you so much, this is a beautiful pattern and I can’t wait to get started on it.

Lori
Lori

February 12, 2015

Beautiful. Thank you

Melissa
Melissa

February 12, 2015

Thank you so much! loved that Era and the clothing! :)

Dorrie
Dorrie

February 12, 2015

How beautiful and generous a gift ! I’m reminded of how far we have come, and how grateful I am to those incredible women. Thanks for a thought gift as well as the can’t-wait-for-it pattern.

Mary
Mary

February 12, 2015

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful pattern. The fashions of that age was sew elegant. But I’m glad I don’t have to wear them.

Jude Clark
Jude Clark

February 12, 2015

Thank you so much, Heidi. This is perfect for the porcelain doll my granddaughter got for Christmas.

Pat A
Pat A

February 12, 2015

How very generous of you to offer this pattern. I look forward to making it.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

February 12, 2015

Thank you so very much!

Lorraine (NZ)
Lorraine (NZ)

February 12, 2015

Love this pattern Heidi. So important too – suffragette. Here in New Zealand we were the first country to let women have the vote, and it is always a time to remember how fortunate we are to have had people like SBA around. I love your historical patterns – congrats on your work! I already have this one – as I wanted it so much. Best wishes!

Sandra S.
Sandra S.

February 12, 2015

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful pattern in remembrance of Susan B. Anthony. It is much appreciated. God Bless!

Sally
Sally

February 12, 2015

Thank you Heidi. This is a beautiful dress. My granddaughters are going to love it.

Mai Nguyen
Mai Nguyen

February 12, 2015

Thank you Heidi, this pattern is very beautiful

Kelly
Kelly

February 12, 2015

Heidi, congratulations on your business success. Thank you very much for sharing such a historically accurate and beautifully detailed pattern. I love how you include the history of Susan B. Anthony, a very important hero for young girls to learn about and emulate. May God bless you and your business.

Susan
Susan

February 12, 2015

Thanks a millions Heidi!!!!

Sandra
Sandra

February 11, 2015

Thank you!

Pam
Pam

February 11, 2015

Wow! How generous!

Melodie
Melodie

February 11, 2015

Heidi, thank you very much for celebrating by gifting us this pattern on Friday. I really enjoyed your story. Some of it reminds me, of me . . I think I was sewing before I could walk :-) I’m tickled that you are realizing this dream! Once I retire, I would like to do something similar myself.

Mary M
Mary M

February 11, 2015

Oh my goodness I just love this pattern. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to get it Friday!!!!

Elaine
Elaine

February 11, 2015

Such an amazing gift. Thank you Heidi.

Lorraine
Lorraine

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much for this lovely pattern! I know much effort was put into making it as it is so detailed and beautiful! It reminds me of the clothes worn in the Lucy Maud Montgomery books and TV series Anne of Green Gables. Really exquisite! Thanks for sharing!

Diane
Diane

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much for the lovely pattern and congratulations on a successful 4 years of Flossie Potter patterns. May you have many more to come.

Laura C
Laura C

February 11, 2015

Susan B. Anthony’s story is truly inspirational, as is yours :) Thank you for the beautiful gift.

Inga
Inga

February 11, 2015

I can’t wait to try this pattern!!! I’ve been wanting to try a historical piece for a while now, so no more excuses! Thank you so much for this pattern. A great choice and a great way to honor those fearless women who came before us.

Mary Jo Wolszon
Mary Jo Wolszon

February 11, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful pattern. My granddaughter loves the historical AG dolls and she will love this.

Lee B.
Lee B.

February 11, 2015

What a wonderful surprise! That is a gorgeous outfit… and so timely with Women’s History Month approaching. I will definitely be making one for my granddaughters. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Sylvia
Sylvia

February 11, 2015

Heidi, you are an inspiration to me. Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. I have never sewn a historical pattern and am looking forward to making this one. Thank you for your generosity …it is very appreciated.

Rita M.
Rita M.

February 11, 2015

Yes, thank you so much, Heidi. This is adorable and I hope I can get to it soon. I always feel like I’m running one step forward and two steps back. Always with good intentions.

Thank you again!!

Melinda Autry
Melinda Autry

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much! I wrote a research paper on Women’s Suffrage in high school so this dress is special to me.

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

February 11, 2015

Thanks for your kindness.

Inga
Inga

February 11, 2015

I can’t wait to try this pattern!!! I’ve been wanting to try a historical piece for a while now, so no more excuses! Thank you so much for this pattern. A great choice and a great way to honor those fearless women who came before us.

Judy
Judy

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much Heida for your generous offer and beautiful pattern.

Lynnda
Lynnda

February 11, 2015

Heidi, thank you so much for such a beautiful historic pattern. How sweet and generous of you to do this for us. Thank you again.form_type=new_commentform_type=new_comment

Becky
Becky

February 11, 2015

Wow! Thank you! What a beautiful pattern and dress, should be a lot of fun!

Jan
Jan

February 11, 2015

Thank you, Heidi! This dress is beautiful and I can’t wait to sew it for my daughters doll.

Bobbi
Bobbi

February 11, 2015

Thanks so much!

Linda
Linda

February 11, 2015

Thanks so much Heidi! This is an awesome dress.

Natalie
Natalie

February 11, 2015

Oh wow, what an amazing dress! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Cindy
Cindy

February 11, 2015

beautiful!!! Thank you.

Judy
Judy

February 11, 2015

Thank you for this pattern. It will be fun to make and perfect for Filicity!

Kris B
Kris B

February 11, 2015

oh wow that is amazing pattern. I cant wait!!

Claire
Claire

February 11, 2015

Gorgeous! Thank you!

Natalie PHIllips
Natalie PHIllips

February 11, 2015

Thank you very much for such dedication……. Beautiful pattern

Marilyn
Marilyn

February 11, 2015

OH WOW!!! What a beautiful gift. Can"t wait for Friday.

kim
kim

February 11, 2015

oh wow! thank you ever so much!

Aunt Nancy
Aunt Nancy

February 11, 2015

This outfit is gorgeous! Thank you for your generosity and sharing your amazing talent.I hope that my sewing skills will be up to the challenge

Jo
Jo

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much for making this pattern possible for everyone. I know I’ll enjoy making this as much as I have had making some of your other patterns.

Gretchen
Gretchen

February 11, 2015

Thank you Heidi! What a wonderful pattern! I am looking forward to making the outfit.

Mary
Mary

February 11, 2015

Thank You . They are beautiful.

Carol Fulton
Carol Fulton

February 11, 2015

Bless you this is a gorgeous pattern. great possibilities thank you so much

Olivia
Olivia

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much Heidi. This is so generous of you and my you be blessed abundantly too. I am looking forward to Friday!

Deadra
Deadra

February 11, 2015

Thank Heidi. I am looking forward to your pattern.

Debra Yoder
Debra Yoder

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much for your generosity. It is a beautiful pattern & design.

maureen mcgraw
maureen mcgraw

February 11, 2015

I love it. This is such a special outfit. Thank you.

Judy S.
Judy S.

February 11, 2015

Beautiful. Thanks so much!

HW
HW

February 11, 2015

GORGEOUS!
Thank you so much!!

Mary W.
Mary W.

February 11, 2015

Thank you! Thank you! I’m so excited! Your pattern is beautiful! Thank you!

Kathy Bogus
Kathy Bogus

February 11, 2015

absolutely AWESOME -Love it -—Thank you Heidi

Linda
Linda

February 11, 2015

Thanks it is so beautiful

Dori
Dori

February 11, 2015

What a great pattern—than you Heidi.

Karen L
Karen L

February 11, 2015

This is a pattern that I bought as soon as it became available. The dress is so beautiful and looks authentic. I have fond memories of my grandpa giving me “Suzy B” commemorative coins when I was a child!

Linda L
Linda L

February 11, 2015

thank you so much!!

Sophie T
Sophie T

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much Heidi for this beautiful pattern offered so graciously! And thank you for celebrating strong women of our History!

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