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Freebie Friday, May 22nd, 2015, Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

On Friday (May 22nd, 2015) we'll have a wonderful historical pattern available for free. So, this week there is no voting - just a "heads-up" that a nice pattern is coming your way on Friday - free for one day only. Do us a favor and help us spread the word.

This free gift is courtesy of Shari Fuller from Thimbles and Acorns. Be sure to leave a comment below this post and thank her for generosity!

More About Shari Fuller and Thimbes And Acorns, (in her own words). The name “Thimbles and Acorns” comes from the story of “Peter Pan” and has has an affectionate personal meaning to me.  When my daughter was three-years-old, she fell in love with the story and its main character. Her favorite activity was to “be” Peter, and we happily indulged her fantasy world with books, costumes, and other props. 

Here is more information about the pattern:

[This pattern will be revised and relaunched on Friday, May 22nd, 2015]

1870's Bustle Dress For 18 Inch and 16 Inch Dolls: Fashion is where expression meets practicality and lures it into the realm of the extreme. Though fashion trends have a tendency to push the limits, practicality always manages to bring them back into balance... at least for a time. Full skirts were the hallmark of the early Victorian era and by the 1860s they had expanded to as wide as six feet in diameter. However, as railroads began forging paths around the world, women began to travel more and more. Full skirts and crinolines made for poor traveling companions and the boundary for this fashion trend had been reached. Still, it would be a gallant exit. The 1870s saw a great boom in the textile industry. Hand looms were replaced by more efficient steam driven power looms which resulted in a larger supply of cloth and fancy trims at greatly reduced prices. The great cage crinolines were shed and the surplus fabric from the full skirts was draped in elaborately decorated layers and pulled toward the back in large bustles that were reminiscent of those worn a century earlier. The fashionable silhouette had become smaller and more mobile, but what was lost in size was more than made up for with the elaborate trimming which would become the hallmark of the later Victorian Era.

This multi-size PDF pattern is designed to fit 18-inch American Girl, 18-inch Gotz and Kidz 'n' Cats, 18-inch Carpatina, and 16-inch A Girl For All Time Dolls.

Recommended Fabrics:  Dress and Lining in lightweight woven fabric such as cotton, cotton blends gingham, lawn, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.

Expressing Gratitude:

Shari, on behalf of all of us at Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire (and all the people that will download this pattern for free on Friday) we want to thank you for your professionalism, dedication to your craft, and generosity! It's a joy to work with you!

Cinnamon

 


100 Comments

paulette
paulette

May 29, 2015

un grand merci pour ce magnifique modèle très bon patron facile à réaliser
bravo amicalement

Jo
Jo

May 27, 2015

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to use such a beautiful pattern. It is very kind of you to do so.

Dawn
Dawn

May 24, 2015

So bummed I missed this, totally forgot to check in on Friday. What a fun pattern

Dawn
Dawn

May 24, 2015

So bummed I missed this, totally forgot to check in on Friday. What a fun pattern

SHERRY
SHERRY

May 24, 2015

thank you for the wonderful pattern unfortunately my internet was down and I did not get it. maybe next time.

Natalina
Natalina

May 24, 2015

I love the Historical dress patterns offered on Pixie faire, Sorry I missed this one, On vacation for the holiday weekend but I had to peek at my e-mail and my calendar reminder popped up to remind me about Freebie Friday. Have a great Weekend all!

BUn156
BUn156

May 24, 2015

was unable to print! On Friday tried a couple of times was there just a problem with me or others?

bun156
bun156

May 24, 2015

Was unable to print! :0)

Ginger
Ginger

May 23, 2015

I am so sad and upset I missed this pattern I am a disable Veteran and spent almost the whole day at the VA Hospital. So was unable to download it

April
April

May 23, 2015

I am so sorry that I missed this freeby Friday. My child was sick and I just got the opportunity to log on today.

Emma
Emma

May 23, 2015

Thank you for your generosity. Will this get emailed to me since i joined the email list?

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

May 22, 2015

Shari, I really appreciate your generosity in the free vintage pattern. It is a beautiful dress. I also wanted to mention that I loved your ‘short story’ about your daughter and Peter Pan. That must have been one of million wonderful memories with your daughter. I truly loved it. Thank you !!!

Jaclyn C
Jaclyn C

May 22, 2015

Thank you very much! So cute!

Helen
Helen

May 22, 2015

Thank you for your generosity

Sue
Sue

May 22, 2015

beautiful! Thank you! I can’t wait to make it!

Joyce Schrimsher
Joyce Schrimsher

May 22, 2015

Love it.

Jeanne
Jeanne

May 22, 2015

Thank you

Debbie
Debbie

May 22, 2015

Thanks so much for offering this pattern. It is adorable and I can just imagine what I can do with this!!

CAROLYN
CAROLYN

May 22, 2015

What a beautiful pattern. Thank you so much for this pattern.

Patrice
Patrice

May 22, 2015

Love these clothes, can’t wait to sew them.

Carolyn Boutilier
Carolyn Boutilier

May 22, 2015

I am new to this site. I love this pattern but I need help to download it. Please help.

Linda N Theofield
Linda N Theofield

May 22, 2015

Thank you for the pattern, look forward to making the dress.

Teri
Teri

May 22, 2015

I’m new to this site and I can’t seem to find how to get the pattern? Is there a link? Thanks for your help ..

Diane  Lampshire
Diane Lampshire

May 22, 2015

I like your patterns and look forward to getting more

Lezlie
Lezlie

May 22, 2015

Shari- where is Esko ? I am near Har Mar in Roseville.

M Johnson
M Johnson

May 22, 2015

Thanks so much for the beautiful pattern! Very generous of you!!

margie s guerin
margie s guerin

May 22, 2015

Beautiful pattern, thank you for your generosity!

Brenda
Brenda

May 22, 2015

Thanks so much, beautiful pattern.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 22, 2015

Thank you, this is such a cute pattern. Sharing it with the community is so nice of you.

Barbara Garwood
Barbara Garwood

May 22, 2015

Thanks so much! My little girls will LOVE this!

Lisa
Lisa

May 22, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful pattern!

Barb M.
Barb M.

May 22, 2015

Shari, Thank you so much for such a generous donation of a special pattern! It’s beautiful and will be a wonderful addition to the historical dolls’ wardrobes. Also, thanks as always to Liberty Jane/Pixie Faire for making Freebie Fridays possible!

essie
essie

May 22, 2015

How/where do I download? A friend linked me.

Gayle
Gayle

May 22, 2015

How beautiful and intricate! LOVE!

Lockie McMurry
Lockie McMurry

May 22, 2015

Thanks, just beautiful!

Sandy
Sandy

May 22, 2015

Thank you for your generosity! I love historical patterns and can’t wait to make this one come alive! Thank you!!

Cherie
Cherie

May 22, 2015

Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. I’m so excited and can’t wait to make this dress.

Margie
Margie

May 22, 2015

Thank you so very much for this beautiful pattern – looking forward to putting one together.

paulette
paulette

May 21, 2015

bonjour je n’arrive pas a télécharger ce modèle le site est en panne
merci

vancaeneghem paulette
vancaeneghem paulette

May 21, 2015

un grand merci pour ce modèle vos créations sont superbes merci beaucoup

Mary Jane
Mary Jane

May 21, 2015

Thank you so much for the beautiful dress pattern. You are gifted!

Jessica
Jessica

May 21, 2015

Wow! I’m counting down the hours! :) What a beautiful (and generous) offering this week. My daughter is going to squeal when I show her the possibilities for her Caroline doll. Thank you!!!

Julie
Julie

May 21, 2015

I can’t wait!! this is such a pretty pattern…oh boy!! thank you!

De
De

May 21, 2015

Such a cute pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it with the community.

Norris
Norris

May 21, 2015

Great — wonderful design

Gail
Gail

May 21, 2015

Absolutely Fabulous dress! Thank you so much for your generousity!

Lynnda
Lynnda

May 21, 2015

Thank you so much for your generosity. I love this pattern!

Brenda Brown
Brenda Brown

May 21, 2015

Thank You for your generosity and for sharing…….

Lezlie
Lezlie

May 21, 2015

Ohhhhh, I LOVE historical clothing ! Thank you SO MUCH for letting us create from your pattern !

Cecelia
Cecelia

May 21, 2015

Thank you for this lovely pattern. I have some lovely old fashioned small prints that will come alive with this type of style.

Kathy
Kathy

May 21, 2015

Looking forward to this Friday’s pattern. Thank You!

Dorris
Dorris

May 21, 2015

Thank you so much for this give away I saw this dress on line and was wanting to make it right away. I am just finishing up my last set of Anna and Elsa dresses, I must say I am tired of sewing the same thing over and over and over. Looking forward to sewing the Bustle dress.

Amelia
Amelia

May 21, 2015

Can’t wait! :)

AnneMare
AnneMare

May 21, 2015

Thank you so much for this wonderful gift! I’m looking forward to creating something lovely from your pattern.

Becky
Becky

May 21, 2015

Wow! Thanks so much. I am so excited to make this lovely dress—my granddaughter will love it!

Bonnie
Bonnie

May 21, 2015

Thank you for offering this wonderful pattern and the history about the trends. Can the pattern be easily altered to fit the Journey Girl doll? Thank you again.

Donna
Donna

May 21, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

Joyce
Joyce

May 21, 2015

Gorgeous! Thank you so much!!!

Arlene
Arlene

May 21, 2015

I could have said ‘ditto’ and left it at that, but decided to do my own thing. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your talents with all. I am getting ready to start in on historical clothes…just had a thought…I am doing a history of my husband’s line for my kids and a pic of this dress on one of my dolls would be neat and would fit right in with the history I am writing.

Sally
Sally

May 21, 2015

Shari, your pattern is historically right on. Thank you for your generosity! Love your name spelling – same as my daughter’s :)

Karen Bastin
Karen Bastin

May 21, 2015

Thank you so much for the free pattern. I enjoy seeing all the historical patterns. I hope to one day get time to make some of them.

Debbie
Debbie

May 21, 2015

Shari, I can’t wait to try this beautiful pattern! Thank you so much for your generosity. Such attention to details….you are truly gifted! Thank you again!

Sally Sibley
Sally Sibley

May 21, 2015

The dresses are beautiful. Thank you so much for your generosity and sharing

Gail
Gail

May 21, 2015

I’m with all the others. Thanks for your generosity.

Claire
Claire

May 21, 2015

Thank you Shari, Cinnamon and all at Pixie Faire. The pattern is beautiful Shari, thank you for your generosity

Andrée
Andrée

May 21, 2015

Thanks!!

Donna
Donna

May 21, 2015

I must chime in with all the others!! Thank you! Thank you!!

Joyce
Joyce

May 21, 2015

What a wonderful gift!

Cathy
Cathy

May 21, 2015

Oh, My….What a wonderful gift. Thank you.

Laurel
Laurel

May 21, 2015

Shari, Thank you so much for your generosity.

Grace
Grace

May 21, 2015

Thanks sew much for sharing with us. This is a great addition for the American Girls doll wardrobe.

Michele
Michele

May 21, 2015

I love all of your patterns and have several. I plan on eventually having them all. Thanks so much for this little surprise!

Melodie
Melodie

May 21, 2015

Sheri, your talent and generosity are very very appreciated!

Sandra
Sandra

May 21, 2015

Thank you

Rhonda
Rhonda

May 21, 2015

Great dress! Thank you. I have done some of Gail Wilson’s dolls and this is a reminder of those. Thanks again.

Cynthia Dishman
Cynthia Dishman

May 21, 2015

What a wonderful pattern and lots of talent behind the design of it.

Liza
Liza

May 21, 2015

Thats beautiful!! Thank you. :)

Julie F
Julie F

May 21, 2015

Thank you so much for your generosity! I LOVE your designs! And I truly enjoy making historical clothes for my dolls. Can’t wait!

Shelley
Shelley

May 21, 2015

Perfect. Can’t wait. Thank you.

Eliane THALMANN
Eliane THALMANN

May 21, 2015

Beautiful

Helen
Helen

May 21, 2015

That is one beautiful garment ! Thanking you so much for your generosity

Amanda S
Amanda S

May 21, 2015

Wow! Thanks. It is so pretty.

margie
margie

May 21, 2015

Wow.. such a unexpected and charming dress pattern I so look forward to all the patterns you share each week. Thing was I usually have to look for the fabric to make the clothes but this time I already had the special fabric ,you must have read my mind for this one. Thank You so much.

Inga
Inga

May 20, 2015

Wow! What a great pattern to be giving out this Friday! This will definitely be making its’ way into Christmas presents this year!! Thank you so much for your generosity.

Susan
Susan

May 20, 2015

Thank you! Shari and Cinnamon and all the designers! I can not tell you in words how thankful I am receiving this patterns every week for free. Thank you for sharing!!!!

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

May 20, 2015

Shari, Cinnamon & team Pixie Faire & Liberty Jane folks, thank you all for your coordination of such a generous give away. The Victorian era is my favourite time of history of fashions. I know I’m going to enjoy making this & other designs that I have collected so far. Appreciate your generosity!! Mary Margaret. :o)

Elena
Elena

May 20, 2015

Thak you love Fridays!!

Myra
Myra

May 20, 2015

Love your patterns! They are SO authentic. I so enjoy using them and this one is a fabulous addition to my collection – Thank You!

Louise
Louise

May 20, 2015

Love your patterns and your instructions are so detailed… it is almost like having you beside me when I sew up your creations. Thank you for this generous gift.

AElfgyva
AElfgyva

May 20, 2015

Thsnk you sooo much!

Theresa
Theresa

May 20, 2015

Thank you for this beautiful historical pattern. Can’t wait until Friday!

Stephanie
Stephanie

May 20, 2015

Wow, thank you, can’t wait for Friday!

Dawn
Dawn

May 20, 2015

thank you..love the dress

Dawn
Dawn

May 20, 2015

Awesome!!!! can’t wait!!

Sue
Sue

May 20, 2015

Thank you Sooooooo much for the awesome pattern!!

Sylvia
Sylvia

May 20, 2015

Wow….you are so generous…thank you :-)

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

May 20, 2015

Thank you so much for the historical pattern this week. I look forward to trying it soon.

Jean
Jean

May 20, 2015

Hello,
Thanks again for your generosity and the beautiful pattern.

Mari-Liis
Mari-Liis

May 20, 2015

Beauty :)

Lisa
Lisa

May 20, 2015

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! A beautiful pattern!

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