May 06, 2015

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Freebie Friday, May 8th, 2015, Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (May 8th, 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 Salina Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: Get the perfect fit every time with this PDF dress pattern for your American Girl Doll! Because of the soft body design, the AG doll can vary in size around the waist and chest. This pattern is designed to pull everything together, Simplicity, style and a gGreat fit! Perfect for Kanani or any AG Doll that is ready look her very best! The dress design has an empire waist, is fully lined and can be made from a variety of fabrics. You can dress it up with delicate or sparkly fabrics and accessories, or keep it casual with solid colors and simple knit fabrics. Layer the dress over a cute tank top for Summer or pair it with a cropped jacket or a wool coat and leggings for Fall. There are also simple instructions to use this pattern to make a top or a longer maxi dress. 

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!


93 Comments

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

May 13, 2015

Sorry to be so late with my thank you for the lovely Salina dress. It’s very cute! I can see that various textures of fabric will have a great outcome of the look of this cute pattern. Appreciate you letting us giving our opinions! Happy sewing everyone. Mary Margaret

Amelia
Amelia

May 12, 2015

Please make a historical dress an option for the next Freebie Friday

pam
pam

May 09, 2015

I missed this one we had storms all day and my internet was out. I hope everyone that wanted this beautiful dress got it. Thank you for Friday Freebies hope to see you next Friday.

Linda B
Linda B

May 08, 2015

Thanks for the Salina dress….. I purchased it several weeks ago but it was a nice gift for those who didn’t have it already. It is a great pattern. I hope the San Remo gets another chance in the future…… Thanks again for your generosity!

Deanna T
Deanna T

May 08, 2015

I love the Salina dress…looks easy to make also.

A. Zamudio
A. Zamudio

May 08, 2015

Love the Salina. Adorable with that necklace!

Brenda
Brenda

May 08, 2015

Cute pattern, love it! Printing it out right now, Thanks so much for your freebie Fridays. I really appreciate it!

Nan Timmermans
Nan Timmermans

May 08, 2015

Love the Salina dress for Friday freebie this week. Thank you for sharing the Crochet Tut.

Nan

Bonnie
Bonnie

May 08, 2015

I like the Salina dress. It is so versatile. I hope it wins.

paulette
paulette

May 08, 2015

la robe new girl me plait beaucoup
mais vos modèles proposées sont tous très jolis merci

Pat.E.
Pat.E.

May 07, 2015

New girl, please and thank you.

Rhonda
Rhonda

May 07, 2015

No doubt about it, the Check dress! Love it!

Donna C
Donna C

May 07, 2015

Love them all and can’t decide, but will be grateful for whatever is chosen. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Debbie
Debbie

May 07, 2015

Salina dress adorable!

Carol
Carol

May 07, 2015

I like the Salina dress the most but I would need to put a t-shirt under it. The top is cut too low. It would make a cute jumper.

Kathleen L.
Kathleen L.

May 07, 2015

The New Girl dress is just beautiful. It gets my vote!

Fran
Fran

May 07, 2015

The Salina Dress please.

Helen Lunstad
Helen Lunstad

May 07, 2015

Salina dress is beautiful and very summery.

Diana
Diana

May 07, 2015

First, thank you for the fabulous patterns each week! I voted for the Salina dress, it looks so summery!

rita
rita

May 07, 2015

I vote for Salina—just love it!! So cute!

FLO
FLO

May 07, 2015

I’d vote for the Salina but there is no vote button.

Ellen
Ellen

May 07, 2015

Gosh! another group of great dresses!!! Love Salina pattern and could make use of a LOT of scraps of crepes I have, Also San Remo as I was disappointed the AG version didn’t get the votes but Check is great too and has so many possibilities….then there’s New Girl….Can’t wait to see the winner in this group.
EllenB

Marilyn
Marilyn

May 07, 2015

CHECK dress. I love it. I can see making a summer version with sheer sleeves now and a winter-appropriate version when the leaves fall in autumn. i like it also because it covers that BLEEP BLEEP cotton with the string around the neck on the AG dollies. the other patterns leave that part exposed. thank you for offering these dresses. Marilyn

Lesley from NE
Lesley from NE

May 07, 2015

I too, would love to know what the Salina Dress is named after. I just assumed the “i” made an e sound instead of an i, but I grew up shopping in Salina Kansas, and I can’t believe I didn’t see the connection until Rita M. mentioned it. =)

Ansje
Ansje

May 07, 2015

I love the New Girl Pattern.

jean
jean

May 07, 2015

thank you for freebie friday. I have voted for ‘New Girl’

margaret
margaret

May 07, 2015

Still loving the NEW GIRL. Many thanks for your onging generosity

Amelia
Amelia

May 07, 2015

I vote for the Salina dress! It looks like it would be fun to sew in different fabric combos. Thank you so much for the free patterns and for letting us give input. I love your patterns!

Kathy
Kathy

May 07, 2015

I have had the Salina dress on my wish list for a long time! That would be my pick. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Nancyb
Nancyb

May 07, 2015

I like the Salina dress.

Jude
Jude

May 07, 2015

I would love any of them and though I have a lot of your patterns, I don’t have any of these.

CJ
CJ

May 07, 2015

Salina, Salina! It’s a classic summertime look!

Melodie
Melodie

May 07, 2015

I like the New Girl dress. I’m hoping for an AGFAT pattern one of these Fridays :-)

Sylvia
Sylvia

May 07, 2015

They are all great…Thank you. My vote goes to the Salina dress as I have the perfect fabric to use.

Susan
Susan

May 07, 2015

I like the New Girl dress! but thank you so much for the free designs! i think it is great of you to give us some free patterns every week! THANK YOU VERY MUCH.!!!!!!!!

Denise
Denise

May 07, 2015

I voted for the New Girl dress this time, but I like the Check dress as well. Actually I love them all but I have the Salina pattern from a couple of years ago.

Patsy
Patsy

May 07, 2015

Would love the Salina dress pattern, With summer coming it will make a nice , throw on look good outfit. Light fabric, very cool, appearance .

Sylvia
Sylvia

May 07, 2015

Oooo! It’s the Salina dress that gets my vote. I think it has so many possibilities, using many varied fabrics to schoose from and would be quick to make up too! A win win choice for me. I do thank you for this opportunity to play this fun game and we are all winners here! Thanks for your continued generousity.

Jeanne
Jeanne

May 06, 2015

My favorite is the Selena dress…quick and easy! Thank you for all the special free patterns you have made available.

Virginia
Virginia

May 06, 2015

Hoping this time it will be the “New Girl”dress. The others are all great, too, but I’ve had my eye on NG for a long time for my own doll.

Inga
Inga

May 06, 2015

New Girl is awesome! Hoping it wins this time round. Love the look.

Nola
Nola

May 06, 2015

New Girl pattern.

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

May 06, 2015

New Girl gets my vote! Salina is cute also, but the New Girl is very fancy and my pick! Thank you so much for whatever we get. I really appreciate your generosity!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

May 06, 2015

Have had Salina pattern for almost 2 years now, so vote goes to New Girl again! A new ‘18-inch girl’ is on her way here, so this would be perfect for her - fingers crossed! ;)

Connie
Connie

May 06, 2015

i guess I don’t see to many voting for the ‘check’ dress, but I really like it. Although they are all beautiful patterns. Thank-you for the freebie Friday’s it is fun to look forward to.

Lizzy
Lizzy

May 06, 2015

Totally the Salina dress! It is so beautiful and summer-y. :)

Traci
Traci

May 06, 2015

Salina dress is great for her summer adventures

Carolyn
Carolyn

May 06, 2015

I love the Salina dress. Thank you so much for all the lovely patterns and freebie Friday

Nicky Herner
Nicky Herner

May 06, 2015

The Salina Dress! I love the Empire waist!

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

May 06, 2015

Salina please

Sherri
Sherri

May 06, 2015

Ooo I’ve been voting for New Girl each time it comes up. Really hope it wins this week! Thank you!

Kat
Kat

May 06, 2015

I love NEW GIRL! _

Nancy
Nancy

May 06, 2015

New Girl pattern please! Thank you for offering these!

Mary Campa-Reid
Mary Campa-Reid

May 06, 2015

I love SALINA DRESS

EnJay
EnJay

May 06, 2015

I’m partial to New Girl. Thanks for offering free patterns!

kim
kim

May 06, 2015

New Girl dress gets my vote, it would look uber cute on my 18 inch madame alexander doll.

Carol B
Carol B

May 06, 2015

New Girl Please!

Judy Holland
Judy Holland

May 06, 2015

Love all the free patterns!

Michele Hart
Michele Hart

May 06, 2015

I prefer the Salina dress! But I also like the San Remo dress as well.

Lori
Lori

May 06, 2015

Salina dress

Dori
Dori

May 06, 2015

I prefer the Salina dress. Thank you.

Kylie
Kylie

May 06, 2015

I voted for the Selina dress.

Rita M.
Rita M.

May 06, 2015

I’m curious as to where the name “Salina” came from. (I could look it up __) The only Salina I know is a town in western Kansas, and I doubt if that town inspired any fashion.

Just curious. And I would like to add my thanks to the many expressed here. I don’t get to make many of the patterns, but I have hopes for the future, and this always gives me something to look forward to on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Pat
Pat

May 06, 2015

The Salina dress is perfect for the summer. I would enjoy making it.

Martha
Martha

May 06, 2015

Thanks for offering free patterns each week. I look forward to seeing what is being offered. I would love to see some pants patterns for the Hearts for Hearts/Corolle dolls. If I ever get around to making any of the freebies, I am sure I will be purchasing some of the other cute patterns.

Karen
Karen

May 06, 2015

I voted for the new girl dress pattern but, I appreciate which ever pattern it turns out to be.
We are all so blessed to get a free new pattern every week. Thank you so much for your
generosity and God Bless .

Loretta
Loretta

May 06, 2015

Salina dress. Thanks

Crafty Juls
Crafty Juls

May 06, 2015

The Salina Dress – so cute and will fit many different dolls!

Cecelia
Cecelia

May 06, 2015

I like them all but have to go with the Salina dress this time.

Leah M.
Leah M.

May 06, 2015

I would love the Salina dress!
~Leah <3

Gwen Neufeld
Gwen Neufeld

May 06, 2015

My first choice is Salina.

Nel
Nel

May 06, 2015

Salina dress nice for summer.thanks so much

Arlene
Arlene

May 06, 2015

Definitely the new dress…I am up to a challenge.

Raven
Raven

May 06, 2015

New Girl please!

Florence
Florence

May 06, 2015

I prefer the Salina dress but appreciate any one! The free patterns are well appreciated. I would love to see a shoe pattern offered as a choice. Thank you very much,

Lynne Marie
Lynne Marie

May 06, 2015

San Remo Strapless Dress

Merry Beth
Merry Beth

May 06, 2015

New Girl. It looks like a slight challenge, and I can see it in Egyptian themed fabric

Diana William
Diana William

May 06, 2015

Sam Remo dress

Diana
Diana

May 06, 2015

I like that you can wear something under the dress for a new look.

Margaret
Margaret

May 06, 2015

New Girl I really, really, hope as the San Remo was already given away free not long ago. Thanks for the assortment of picks.

Sonja
Sonja

May 06, 2015

The Salina dress is perfect for this time of the year into the summer………this would be a great addition to the spring summer wardrobe

Diana
Diana

May 06, 2015

Salina dress— love to see it in some knits I have- and mix it up- very cute! Thanks for the freebie pattern- blessings!

ELAINE RICE
ELAINE RICE

May 06, 2015

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE PATTERN SAN REMO.

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

May 06, 2015

This just makes my day having to decide the fave offerings that we are allowed to give our opinions on! Thank you for doing this! I voted for the “New Girl” dress – love it!! :o)

Melinda Cieslinski
Melinda Cieslinski

May 06, 2015

The Salina dress looks like the perfect summer dress ;)

margaret
margaret

May 06, 2015

Thank you for your ongoing generosity. I love the New Girl pattern and I have voted for it

Stephanie
Stephanie

May 06, 2015

Absolutely The San Remo Strapless Dress has my vote. I’ve been waiting for this one with the perfect fabric choice in hand. Thank you!

Marian
Marian

May 06, 2015

Absolutely, the New Girl dress in honor of the new doll in my collection of “clothing models.” I was saddened when it was the winner previously but now I have a double reason to add it to my collections. Many thanks for offering such lovely patterns for freebie Friday!

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

May 06, 2015

Love the lines of the San Remo strapless dress. So many summery possibilities for this pattern!

Nicole
Nicole

May 06, 2015

new girl :D

Linda B
Linda B

May 06, 2015

Oh the San Remo strapless PLEASE!! I was so sad when it was not selected last time. I see so many possibilities in this dress. The others are lovely but this is my choice. Thank you yet again for making Friday’s so exciting, you are so generous !

Pam
Pam

May 06, 2015

Would love the New Girl pattern please!

Linda
Linda

May 06, 2015

Love the NEW GIRL.

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