April 01, 2015

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Freebie Friday, (April 3rd, 2015), Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (April 3rd, 2015) we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Cinnamon Miles or Melinda Schlimmer. 

More About Cinnamon and Liberty Jane Clothing: Cinnamon is the co-founder of Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire. She's also the author of several bestselling books on fashion and sewing. She strives to design on-trend clothing made to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® and other doll types too.

More About Melinda and Melody Valerie Couture: Melinda is an accomplished craftswoman and pattern designer. She spent her childhood making anything and everything, but began to specialize in sewing and patternmaking in high school. During her university studies, she cultivated her gifts for design, presentation, and garment construction. In 2008, she founded Melody Valerie Couture, which provides limited edition, couture-quality dresses to 18″ dolls. In 2012 she joined Liberty Jane Clothing and is a vital part of our design work, courses, and educational content 

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

Vote Now:

 

Here is more information about each pattern:

San Remo Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: This cute dress designed to fit an American Girl Doll was part of the Liberty Jane Spring 2010 International Collection and is now available to download as a pdf pattern. The San Remo strapless dress is designed to fit over a tank or tee but also looks cute on it’s own! This fully lined design is easy to sew and works with a variety of woven fabrics! The example featured is a cotton chambray print  the dress would also look cute in a bright spring floral.

The Sheath Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: Featured in the Liberty Jane Fall 2012 Tokyo Libby Outfit: Snow Club - This great Sheath Dress is a must-have in every dolls fashionable wardrobe. The fitted waist, fully lined dress is super versatile; choose a traditional fabric for the classic look or be a bit bolder in your fabric choice and pair it with spats to give it that trendy, Tokyo Libby  Steampunk Harajuku look! Spats (shortened word from spatterdashes) are a cassic footwear accessory designed to be worn over a pair of flats or basic shoe. They were originally worn in the late 19 to early 20th century and have since become a very popular item in the modern day Steampunk look.

The New Girl Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: The Melody Valerie Couture new girl dress PDF pattern is our take on the quandary of the new girl. It’s demure, a little old-fashioned – but it offers fabulous design possibilities, like the flame appliques on the skirt, the three small mismatched buttons marching down the front, and the little bits of topstitching that waltz across the dress. This lined dress has darted raglan sleeves, dramatic appliques on the skirt, just the right amount of contrast on the fully lined bodice. It closes up the back with invisible zipper nad features bias facings on the sleeves. It is designed to be made from rayon, wool flannel, lightweight suiting material, or lightweight sateen fabrics. Standard poly or rayon blend lining; sheer or lightweight accents.

The Check Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: She was all set to leave for the day - but I made her run through the list one last time anyway. Wallet - check. Phone - check. Library books - check. Good attitude - check. Fabulously smashing frock -check? - check! Yes, that was the works. Beaming a smile, she turned and skipped out the door, into the noise of the city. Treat your 18” doll to this girly, yet elegant, frock - perfect for running errands around town or studying at the library. The unique design lines and extreme dropped waist combine beautifully with the short skirt, and tiny pleats in the sleeve cap add a vintage touch. The “Check” PDF Pattern works best when made from lightweight cotton shirting, chambray, or lawn; the Fall 2012 collection original was made from silk dupioni. For lining, any lightweight cotton or poly lining will work nicely - or turn up the glamour and use silk!

 

Take a Look At Each Pattern:

We'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below with your opinion!

 

 


89 Comments

Patty
Patty

April 10, 2015

Love the sheath dress! So much potential!

Linda Magnus
Linda Magnus

April 08, 2015

Sheath Dress

Evelilne
Evelilne

April 07, 2015

Would love the check dress to win

Mary nolan
Mary nolan

April 04, 2015

The sheath dress would be my favoriate

Janice Hamman
Janice Hamman

April 03, 2015

Which pattern was the choice for Freebie Friday? I was going to download it, but there’s no choice shown.

April
April

April 03, 2015

I believe that sheath pattern.

Lin
Lin

April 03, 2015

I like the sheath and the New Girl. Either would be fun to sew. Thank you for offering Freebie Fridays. Very much appreciated.

Barbara
Barbara

April 02, 2015

The sheath is my favourite. Thank you for your Friday Freebies always look forward to seeing them each week. They are all so cute
. Barbara New Zealand

Virginia
Virginia

April 02, 2015

I love them all but I am hoping that the Sheath dress wins. I will not be disappointed if one of the others win.

Laura
Laura

April 02, 2015

All are cute, but I really hope sheath wins. I love those spats. Thanks so much.

Carol
Carol

April 02, 2015

Thank you so very much for Freebie Fridays! Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Can’t wait to see which one wins…they are ALL fabulous! My vote is for the “New Girl” dress pattern.
Easter Blessings!

Connie
Connie

April 02, 2015

i love the Sheath, it’s so classy!

debbie
debbie

April 02, 2015

I love the new girl dress, but also like the check. They are all very nice though. thank you

Natalina
Natalina

April 02, 2015

Thank you for continuing the Freeby Fridays,I love all the dresses but I think I’ll vote for New Girl. You can do a lot with that pattern using coordinating fabrics, ribbons and trims.

Donna
Donna

April 02, 2015

I voted new girl. Thank you so much for your generosity week after week. I have some very happy and stylish nieces thanks to you all. Happy Easter!

kim
kim

April 02, 2015

New girl dress gets my vote. It will look good in my 18 inch Madame Alexander doll since it has a shoulder plate.

Lynnda
Lynnda

April 02, 2015

All are so pretty it’s so hard to decide. The ruffled dress from earlier this week can be used for a sheath dress, minus those adorable spats. I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeely like the new girl dress simply because it is so different, awesome! The check! dress is somewhat like the yacht club dress and the other low waist dress offered in the past, so l guess my vote is for the new girl dress. Thank you so much for offering these wonderful patterns!

Isabella
Isabella

April 02, 2015

I voted Sheath because it has shoes.

Amelia
Amelia

April 02, 2015

I voted for New Girl pattern. Looks like it would be challenging but interesting to make. Thank you for Freebie Friday! Every pattern is great!

Pam
Pam

April 02, 2015

Love the New Girl best- very unique

Debbie
Debbie

April 02, 2015

Love the san remo dress.Thanks for the free Fridays.

Lily
Lily

April 02, 2015

Thank you for the freebie Fridays! My vote goes to New Girl!

CYNTHIA
CYNTHIA

April 02, 2015

Love the Sheath dress, would have to be my choice. But they’re all great!
Thanks for the freebie Fridays-I look forward to them!

Jana
Jana

April 02, 2015

All of them are cute but the New Girl dress is my favorite.

Sha
Sha

April 02, 2015

I really like New Girl. Thanks

Emma
Emma

April 02, 2015

Please please the strapless very modern and cute would love to have in my collection

janice
janice

April 02, 2015

Love the New Girl Outfit.

Ellie
Ellie

April 02, 2015

Sheath, so classic!

jackie
jackie

April 02, 2015

Thank you for all the wonderful patterns. My choice is “check” dress. Thanks again.

Donna L
Donna L

April 02, 2015

I chose Neq Girl, but anyone would do. I don’t have any of them. Thank you for your generosity in giving these away on Fridays. Always the Freebie Friday’s. Can’t wait to see what is next. Thanks again.

Annie
Annie

April 02, 2015

I love the Check dress! Thank you so much for Freebie Fridays! ❤

Karen
Karen

April 02, 2015

Strapless dress. It is the one with Velcro closure. My girls like Velcro for faster dressing.

Denise O
Denise O

April 02, 2015

They are all great! The Check dress gets my vote. It is really cute and would be challenging to sew.

Patsy
Patsy

April 02, 2015

The Sheath, would be such an awesome Classic. Hope it wins.

Margaret
Margaret

April 02, 2015

All are great ………New Girl!

Lydia
Lydia

April 02, 2015

All of these dresses are incredibly versitile, but I’d have to go with the Sheath dress! Very modern, but can be made to fit a handful of styles. Punk, girly, sports, boho, vintage, everything and anything. So I vote for the Sheath dress!

Susan
Susan

April 02, 2015

First I want to thank you! Now it is between New Girl and Check! I love both of them!!!!

Janice
Janice

April 01, 2015

I love the check It dress. I think it’s adorable and versatile. Janice

Ginger
Ginger

April 01, 2015

Love the New Girl Outfit.

Kelsey
Kelsey

April 01, 2015

Wow! I’ve been voting for New Girl each time it comes up because I would love to play with the colors for that pattern. :)

Marlene
Marlene

April 01, 2015

I think I like Check best. It can be a cute modern dress or a flapper dress.
Nancy
Nancy

April 01, 2015

New Girl please! Thank you!

susan
susan

April 01, 2015

I think the black and white dress would be so cute for spri g and for asummer dress!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

April 01, 2015

As many have said, very HARD to decide this week and ALL are fabulous, so we cannot lose! I’m voting for Check! It would be cute with short sleeves too for spring, I think — know it won’t win, but I’ll be very happy regardless! Thank you again SO MUCH, Pixie Faire, for giving us lovely Friday look forward-to’s! ;)

Robin H
Robin H

April 01, 2015

New Girl. It looks like so much fun to make!

Karolyn
Karolyn

April 01, 2015

I’m like a kid every week waiting to see what the choices will be. I love all of the patterns. Thanks for making Freebie Friday available to us. This week is really a difficult decision. All of the patterns are adorable.

Mary R
Mary R

April 01, 2015

Love the designer. My choice is the New Girl dress. Thanks for another free pattern.

Inga
Inga

April 01, 2015

Have loved New Girl since I first saw it! Definitely my choice. All awesome choices this week, thank you so much.

Carol
Carol

April 01, 2015

Tough decision between New Girl and Check. I’ll go with Check but really I like them all.

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

April 01, 2015

sheath dress — thanks!!!!!!!

Diana D
Diana D

April 01, 2015

I voted for the Sheath. I think I would use it more than the others. However, any one of them would be great to have. Thank you for Freebie Friday. It’s a highlight in my week.

Kat
Kat

April 01, 2015

They’re all stunning but my vote is for New Girl because I think you can come up with a lot of looks from mixing the colors!

Laura T.
Laura T.

April 01, 2015

Yay! Another opportunity to vote on some of the patterns from last week! I really would like the sheath dress, it’s so versatile and I am curious to try out the spats. Love the MVC patterns too!

Patricia
Patricia

April 01, 2015

I am going to say New Girl. All are very nice, I will be happy whatever the out come. Thank you so very much.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

April 01, 2015

So glad to see you repeat some of the dresses from last week – we get another chance for them! My vote this week is for the Sheath dress though any of them would be great. Thank you again for your generosity and keep smiling.

Marian
Marian

April 01, 2015

Love them all but I must vote for the New Girl. I really enjoy having the opportunity to work with such lovely patterns. Thank you, not only for myself but all of those of us on tight budgets or fixed incomes.

Lorraine
Lorraine

April 01, 2015

The New Girl 18" doll would be my choice! It has so many possible ideas! Thank you so much for Freebie Fridays! Much appreciated!

Sue
Sue

April 01, 2015

I vote for the Sheath dress. So cute and I can’t wait to find out the best way to put in a zipper! I may even try my hand at spats! Thanks for offering such great patterns to keep us inspired.

Joan
Joan

April 01, 2015

New Girl…Check…New Girl…Check… Decisions- decisions.
I guess new Girl because of the possibilities for design.

Robin
Robin

April 01, 2015

My vote is for New Girl, although I would be happy with any of them. Fridays are fun to look forward to! Thanks so much for all the great freebies!

Joyce
Joyce

April 01, 2015

I’ve not seen any dresses have a so different collar line. So may possibilities for this pattern.. My vote is “new girl”.

Jane
Jane

April 01, 2015

Love Check. I see that as very wearable for my girls.

mary
mary

April 01, 2015

I love Freebie Friday!! Thank you so much for having it.
I like all the dresses, but I pick the sheath. Thanks

margaret
margaret

April 01, 2015

Thank you again for your generosity. So hard to choose. The sheath has so many possibilities so it gets my vote.

Vicky Garetson
Vicky Garetson

April 01, 2015

You are so generous! Love getting the Friday free patterns. Hoping I will be able to expand my creativity in what I sew after taking both the DESIGN ACADEMY & the PATTERN ACADEMY. I highly recommend both! Almost forgot to mention thst I’m voting for the New Girl…I see so many possibilities with it.

Syephanie
Syephanie

April 01, 2015

I’m my, here I go again, what will I chiose. The Sheath dress so sleek gets my vote, another difficult choice thank you !

Kathy
Kathy

April 01, 2015

I LOVE the New Girl or the Sheath dress!

Karen
Karen

April 01, 2015

I like the “Check” dress best. Hard to decide.

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

April 01, 2015

Wow- still a difficult choice! :o) I reviewed the comments on the outfits to give me further insight this time. I am giving my vote to the “New Girl” outfit this time. I could see where different fabrics and textures mixed together could make many different looks with this one. All of the choices again were great. Thank you for doing this for us. I really appreciate your generosity. Mary Margaret :o)

Kelly
Kelly

April 01, 2015

Those are all awesome patterns. It is hard to pick a favorite. I voted for the San Remos Strapless Dress. I am very grateful for the opportunity to aquire any one of them though. Thanks for keeping us all so motivated and for your generous spirits.

Arlene
Arlene

April 01, 2015

Sheath or New Girl…can’t decide. Either one would make me a happy camper. Thanks for your generosity for free patterns.

Lizzy
Lizzy

April 01, 2015

Totally the sheath dress! I would love some more modern dresses for my dolls. :)

Char
Char

April 01, 2015

I think the check dress is adorable!

Donna
Donna

April 01, 2015

The New Girl dress

vickie
vickie

April 01, 2015

This is so generous, of you. Thank you so much for offering this. I vote New Girl.

Lezlie
Lezlie

April 01, 2015

The NEW GIRL dress is so detailed ! I purchased the Blossom dress before it was offered. All are great choices, and of course LJC & staff is the BEST ! gotta love Fridays…….. Thank you for your generosity and have a Blessed EASTER.

Ellen Bierlein
Ellen Bierlein

April 01, 2015

HMMMMM, HARD choice this week. I had done San Remo for Ellowyne Wilde and really like it so AG would be nice but that CHECK one is super cute too…have to think on this a bit. Ellen

Ansje
Ansje

April 01, 2015

I love them all.

rose
rose

April 01, 2015

any one would be great. Happy Easter and many thanks.

Vicki Avery
Vicki Avery

April 01, 2015

i would love any of them but sheath is my first choice!

Cathy
Cathy

April 01, 2015

LOVE all of them, but really could use the sheath for Kanani’s trip to Hawaii next month! Thanks SO very much for your generousity…I so look forward to Fridays now.

Julie Helmer
Julie Helmer

April 01, 2015

They are all so cute! I think that I would probably use the sheath dress more, but I can seriously say that I wouldn’t be disappointed in any of them! All dresses that I would actually buy! :o)

Lynn
Lynn

April 01, 2015

Keeping my fingers crossed for the sheath!

barbara
barbara

April 01, 2015

They are all so pretty. Thanks for your generosity

Debbie
Debbie

April 01, 2015

I think I like the New Girl best but they are all awesome! Thank you for your generosity with providing these patterns!

margaret
margaret

April 01, 2015

Love them all, thank you for this generosity. I have just been for a lovely walk and the daffodils are blooming – always remind me of Easter. The colors and shape of this dress bring to mind daffodils so my vote goes to -—- NEW GIRL

Linda B
Linda B

April 01, 2015

Oh I am so happy the Sheath is offered again! I was torn between it and Blossom last week so this second chance is great. Hoping the Sheath wins! Thanks again for the great Friday Feebies….I really look forward to them each and every week!

Glenda
Glenda

April 01, 2015

it’s hard to choose between Check and New Girl! I would be pleased to try either one.

Karen
Karen

April 01, 2015

Really cute!

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