July 29, 2015

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Freebie Friday, (July 31st, 2015) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (July 31st, 2015) we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Melinda Schlimmer. Voting is over and the Bluebelle pattern won. Download it for free on Friday, July 31st.

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:

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!

Lily Of The Valley Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: Treat your doll to this unique blend of corners and curves — from the box pleats to the sinuous yoke sections, Lily of the Valley is a frock for the doll who likes a bit of spice in her wardrobe.  It’s hard to beat a classic ribbon bow, though; and when you pair it with some fabulous buttons, chances are you’ve got a dress your doll will turn to time and again. The Lily of the Valley PDF Dress Pattern was engineered for the cleanest, smoothest finish possible — despite the six sloping pleats, which begin lower in front than in back for the most flattering line, the skirt has a minimum of seams.  A partial lining floats down from the neckline to just below the waist, while strips of self-fabric bind the armholes. The dress closes up the back with an invisible zipper. This dress works well in a fine-wale corduroy, but you could also use a lightweight wool or a fun printed cotton.  We suggest a lightweight polyester, rayon, or cotton muslin for the lining.

The Bluebelle Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: Bluebelle is a beautiful dress with elements that hearken back to the flower it was named for. The scalloped hem,  the curved multi-piece collar, the petal sleeves, and the tiny mother-of-pearl buttons all echo the bluebell's distinctive swoops and curves.  The Melody Valerie bow graces the back of the dress -- a mark of our approval! Inside, the dress doesn't disappoint. The bodice is fully lined, the armhole seams are neatly bound with self-fabric, and, to avoid velcro damage to either your doll or the dress, it fastens smartly with snaps. This PDF dress pattern works well with two similar-weight fabrics in harmonizing colors. This example uses cotton shirting, but any lightweight cotton or linen would also work well.

The Monday Morning Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: The Melody Valerie Couture Monday Morning PDF Dress Pattern is a study in classic elegance, with a twist. It’s familiar, A-line silhouette and pleated skirt are standbys in traditional dress design. But the asymmetrical detailing (like the contrasting shoulder panel and the oversized Melody Valerie bow) keeps it fresh well-known yet new, just like so many Mondays.

 

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!


100 Comments

Estella
Estella

August 04, 2015

I would love Lilly of the Valley.

Peggy Shade
Peggy Shade

August 04, 2015

Lilly of the Valley Dress should be the free pattern. It is sleeveless and it still can be made in time and worn for the rest of summer.

Peggy Shade
Peggy Shade

August 04, 2015

Lilly of the Valley Dress should be the free pattern. It is sleeveless and it still can be made in time and worn for the rest of summer.

marcy wacek
marcy wacek

August 02, 2015

love Lily of the Valley

Sarah
Sarah

August 02, 2015

Monday Morning!! So adorable!

Amelia
Amelia

August 01, 2015

To Cecilia:

That is the most adorable thing ever! I am so glad that the Bluebelle dress was picked.

Cecilia
Cecilia

July 31, 2015

I just want to thank you Ms. Cinnamon and Ms. Melody Valarie for today’s free pattern the beautiful bluebell dress. I have share what my grandson said, he knew I wanted that specific pattern to win so he told me don’t worry grandma, if it doesn’t win I will buy it for you for your birthday. I thought that was the sweetest thing to say, I just had to share with you.

paulette
paulette

July 31, 2015

j’aime bien lily of the valley pour les courberbes et les pointes un bon apprentissage
toujours de ravissants modèles merci beaucoup amicalement paulette

галина
галина

July 31, 2015

ландыши бесподобны!

Beverly
Beverly

July 30, 2015

My favorite is Bluebelle: they all are darling patterns. You are truly an artist in clothing design. Thank you for your generosity.

Jolene
Jolene

July 30, 2015

It was a hard choice as I love them all…Settled on CHECK with Lily of the Valley a close second…wish i had them all lol.

Elaine
Elaine

July 30, 2015

I absolutely love the Blue Belle dress because of it’s shape overall. I love the scalloped bottom, the pretty delicate collar, neckline and the little sleeves as well. It is so cute.

Debbie Miller
Debbie Miller

July 30, 2015

This week they are all adorable.My vote is bluebelle.

Ruth
Ruth

July 30, 2015

This is my first time to visit this web site. My Grandaughter is nine and all wrapped up with the American girl dolls. I live on the west coast, she lives on the East Coast, By sewing doll clothes for her dolls it makes me feel closer to her. I love the Lily of the Valley and think she will too.

lois
lois

July 30, 2015

gotta go with monday morning but a hard choice i love them all!!

Diana
Diana

July 30, 2015

Oh my! Super tough choice! What nice patterns! Ultimately I voted for the Bluebelle dress pattern. Just love the style! Thanks so much for the Friday Freebies!!!

cristina
cristina

July 30, 2015

wow, these are so gorgeous, but I choose Lily Of The Valley Dress
can’t wait

jan
jan

July 30, 2015

They are all so cute – tough to choose this
one. I think I will pick “Monday Morning”.

Laura L.
Laura L.

July 30, 2015

Lily of the Valley looks cute to me.

Laurainne Williams
Laurainne Williams

July 30, 2015

I absolutely LOVE them all. However, for me personally, Lily Of The Valley is outstanding. Its design seems to be out of the ordinary and it is INCREDIBLY stylish. I wish I had a dress like that in MY wardrobe!!!!!!

Beverly
Beverly

July 30, 2015

They are all so cute it’s hard to chose a favorite. My vote goes to Lily of the Valley. Thank you for offering such wonderful patterns for free.

Sharon Gollnick
Sharon Gollnick

July 30, 2015

Monday Morning! Also like Check!

Toni
Toni

July 30, 2015

The Check dress is my favorite; I can see it sewn out in many different to follow the yearly occasions. BUT I like them all, soooo cute!

Janet
Janet

July 30, 2015

bluebelle gets my vote after much deliberation!

Ruth Rupe-Sopata
Ruth Rupe-Sopata

July 30, 2015

I vote ,,MONDAY MORNING Dress…..beautiful!!

KathleenB
KathleenB

July 30, 2015

WOW!! All the nice compliments…I’ll just add my voice to them! They are all so adorable…what a talent to have to design these beautiful dresses! My vote is for “Bluebell”! Congratulations on a job well done!!

Sandy
Sandy

July 30, 2015

It was so hard to choose, I like them all. I voted for Lily of the Valley.

Janice
Janice

July 30, 2015

I have the Lily of the valley and Check so I vote for Bluebell! Scallops, curves, and petal sleeves…oh my! Bluebelle gets my vote hands down!!!!

Ansje
Ansje

July 30, 2015

Monday Morning. I like them all.

Nancyb
Nancyb

July 30, 2015

All the dresses are beautiful but I had a hard time deciding between The Bluebelle or Lily of the Valley. I went with bluebelle. Thanks for the freebie Fridays, it’s always interesting to see what will be offered next.

Elaine
Elaine

July 30, 2015

Voted for Lily of Valley. So hard to choose love them all.

Penny Meaux
Penny Meaux

July 30, 2015

I vote Check!

Sharie
Sharie

July 30, 2015

Tough choice! Voted for Momday Morning.

Terry
Terry

July 30, 2015

they are all so beautiful! but I voted for Check! it looks very much like a dress my Grandmother made for me when I was a little girl!

Paula Wilkerson
Paula Wilkerson

July 30, 2015

Voted for Lily of the Valley but love them all.

Rhonda
Rhonda

July 30, 2015

My 7 year old granddaughter picked Monday Morning. I could not decide so we will go with that. Again thank you for your generosity.

Rosemarie
Rosemarie

July 30, 2015

Monday Morning. Love the bow!

Rosemarie
Rosemarie

July 30, 2015

Monday Morning. Love the bow!

Donna C.
Donna C.

July 30, 2015

Though I love bluebell, scallops can be very hard to execute well, maybe even more so at a small scale. I vote for Monday morning…graceful curves, sophisticated lines…ooh I can even see this as a ballgown with the right fabric combo!

Linda
Linda

July 30, 2015

Lily of the Valley!

HELENE
HELENE

July 30, 2015

Bluebell is a favorite!
Kathy
Kathy

July 30, 2015

Love them all but Bluebell is a favorite!

Janet
Janet

July 30, 2015

Morning Monday is my favorite.

LINDA
LINDA

July 30, 2015

They are all equally adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents with us Melinda and Pixie Faire for your so so generous Freebie Friday’s and now Monday’s too!! I will vote today for Lily of the Valley.

valerie
valerie

July 30, 2015

I love the Bluebell dress and look forward to the Freebie Friday pattern. Today someone gave me a 16" or 18" Pedigree doll, her hair is not perfect but I am so thrilled as I had one when I was a little girl 60+ years ago. I look forward to making some new clothes for her.

Pnderhaar@aol.comat
Pnderhaar@aol.comat

July 30, 2015

My favorite is the lilly of the valley

Shosy G
Shosy G

July 29, 2015

All are striking and graceful designs, but ‘Lily of The Valley’ is my favored look; youthful, clean, delicate yet strong at the same time.
Thanks – take care _

Cassandra
Cassandra

July 29, 2015

Lily of the Valley is my favorite.

Karen
Karen

July 29, 2015

All are awesome!!

Susan
Susan

July 29, 2015

The “Monday Morning” I vote for but would not mind to have one of the other dresses because they are all so beautiful! Thank you so much!

nancia
nancia

July 29, 2015

beautiful dresses all.being a texan at heart, i choose the bluebell. just darling!

Winter
Winter

July 29, 2015

Good golly, all of them are gorgeous! I chose bluebell, the hemline is fabulous.

Dottie
Dottie

July 29, 2015

OMG you have 3 patterns that I don’t have The lily of the valley dress makes up so cute. Can I vote for all of the other 3 that I don’t have??? LOL thank for such cute patterns!!

Tammy
Tammy

July 29, 2015

My favorite is Lily of the Valley. Bluebell is a close second. All very pretty.

Liddlefashions
Liddlefashions

July 29, 2015

I have one of the other patterns, can not wait to try it. The Lilly of the Valley looks real nice too. Thank you for all the free patterns, ad the great ones I have purchased. Go to get busy now!

Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin

July 29, 2015

I like the Lilly of the Valley. To me it is the most unique of the four and is the one that is whispering “make me, make me, make me” to me.

Rita C.
Rita C.

July 29, 2015

Scallops, curves, and petal sleeves…oh my! Bluebelle gets my vote hands down!!!!

Diana
Diana

July 29, 2015

Wow i like them all..i voted Lilly of the valley

Jean
Jean

July 29, 2015

Hello,
This week I chose the Monday Morning Dress. Thanks so much, I so look forward
to these Freebie Fridays

Glenda
Glenda

July 29, 2015

It was a hard decision but I finally choose Monday Morning. Thanks for the freebee Friday and all the great patterns.

Linda M
Linda M

July 29, 2015

I love them all, but will choose Bluebell for now.

Barb M.
Barb M.

July 29, 2015

I chose the Bluebelle dress. It’s on my wish list and I love everything about it—sweet collar, overlapping sleeves, the scalloped hemline! The others are great too if my choice doesn’t win. Thanks to Melody Valerie Couture for their generosity! Also to Pixie Faire for all these fun Freebie Fridays!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

July 29, 2015

Would love any of these gorgeous patterns (already own Lily of the Valley)!!! Voted for Bluebelle due to it’s pretty curvy scallops; excited to see which one wins Friday!

sandie
sandie

July 29, 2015

Lilly of the valley, gets my vote. Love the design.

Lezlie
Lezlie

July 29, 2015

ALL of Melinda’s patterns are fantastic ! She is such a great & creative designer so there is no bad choice. I am torn, but I do like the design of Blue Belle. Thank you LJC/Pixie Faire for always making our Fridays ( and now Mondays) such a treat !!!

jd
jd

July 29, 2015

Monday morning…a great, versatile pattern. Thanks!

judy
judy

July 29, 2015

Monday morning. Very cute.

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

July 29, 2015

Blue bells + thanks!!!!!

Fran
Fran

July 29, 2015

Bluebell has the most interesting lines and wins hands down.

Lin
Lin

July 29, 2015

Although they are all very pretty,I love the Bluebelle.

Judi Wilson
Judi Wilson

July 29, 2015

I really like the Lily of the Valley dress best.

Laurie
Laurie

July 29, 2015

I love all of them for their unique design lines. I would pick Bluebell for the challenge of working with all those curves.

Ann
Ann

July 29, 2015

I love Bluebell

beverly  mcallister
beverly mcallister

July 29, 2015

Monday morning has my vote . Clean cut lines and many ways to make with color variety

Cindy
Cindy

July 29, 2015

Bluebelle, love it.

Marty
Marty

July 29, 2015

Check, please, because of the higher neck. Thanks!

Margaret
Margaret

July 29, 2015

Love Zmonday Zmorning, will make that soon

Deb
Deb

July 29, 2015

All of these dresses are great and it was hard to choose, but I think I will go with the Lily of the Valley dress.

Martha Wexler
Martha Wexler

July 29, 2015

i like the Lily of the valley

Mary
Mary

July 29, 2015

Lily Of The Valley!

Teresa
Teresa

July 29, 2015

It’s a very hard decision I think they are all pretty, since my favorite color is green, I’ll chose Lilly of the Valley.

Mary Zurn
Mary Zurn

July 29, 2015

I am voting for Bluebell I love the sleeves and the scalloped hem. It is beautiful dress!

Felicia
Felicia

July 29, 2015

Monday morning is my vote the dress is super cute. So many color combos can be done.

Nancy L
Nancy L

July 29, 2015

Bluebelle is adorable

Karen Hanna-rosson
Karen Hanna-rosson

July 29, 2015

Bluebell, love the sleeves!

Robyn
Robyn

July 29, 2015

I had a hard time picking a favorite, they are all beautiful! My vote is for Monday morning. I am excited to see the winner Friday!

Ginger
Ginger

July 29, 2015

Monday Morning is my choice.

Jerry Coats
Jerry Coats

July 29, 2015

The Bluebell dress is a study in vintage to me, gentle curves, two tone styling and of course, buttons. I favor this design and would love to try to adjust a child’s pattern to do also,

Robyn
Robyn

July 29, 2015

Gee, I think I could just throw a dart and choose whatever it landed on! They are all adorable. I guess I will pick Lily of the Valley as my vote this time but I will be thrilled with whatever one wins!!

kim
kim

July 29, 2015

Any of the choices works for me but the Lily of the Valley would look pretty on my Asian Madame Alexander doll. Thank you so much for all the patterns.

Debbie
Debbie

July 29, 2015

Bluebell

Susan
Susan

July 29, 2015

I like the Monday Morning dress – I have the Lily of the Valley Pattern which is very pretty but very confusing to put together. Monday Morning dress would be a good substitute.

Linda
Linda

July 29, 2015

I love them all but would vote for Monday morning!

lois
lois

July 29, 2015

I pick Monday Morning as a favorite but they are all winners!

Clara
Clara

July 29, 2015

Lilly of the Valley.. would be great.

Rita M
Rita M

July 29, 2015

I, too, would be happy with any of these. However, I think Monday Morning is my favorite—probably because it looks fairly simple and because of the beautiful colors!! Thank you so much!

Kathleen L
Kathleen L

July 29, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Monday morning is lovely, but I’d be happy with any of therse beautiful dress patterns.

Victoria
Victoria

July 29, 2015

Monday morning! Love it!

Eveline
Eveline

July 29, 2015

lily of the valley would be my choice, coming in not far behind would be Monday morning but either way, all your choices are great lol

Janet
Janet

July 29, 2015

Bluebell.

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