August 19, 2015

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Freebie Friday (August 21, 2015) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (August 21st, 2015) we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Kristin Rutten in celebration of her one-year Anniversary on Pixie Faire! Be sure to leave a comment and join us in congratulating her and let her know which pattern you think should be free.

 

More About Kristin Rutten: Kristin Rutten is the creator, owner and operator of Matilda Jo Originals, which includes patterns sold under the Matilda’s Closet and AptOne8 labels. Born and raised in Montana, she first learned to sew on her grandmother's antique Singer Featherweight sewing machine by cutting out and stitching a simple nine-square pillow. Other projects soon followed and she has been crafting and sewing ever since. She makes her home in Central Montana with her husband and four children.

 


 

 

Vote Now:

Update: The Inspired By Zooey Dress Won!

Here is more information about each pattern:

Inspired By Zooey Dress: Express your doll's playful, offbeat, quirky or creative side with this fitted, lined dress inspired by actress Zooey Deschanel! Modeled after the Ahoy dress from the "To Tommy from Zooey" line by Tommy Hilfiger, this PDF pattern allows you to express your doll's own individual style through your choice of accent fabric for the mock pockets and cute faux skirt peeking from underneath, as well as optional piping at the neckline and armholes. A back zipper closure adds to its authenticity. Whether you choose a red, white and blue sailor-type combo like Zooey, a denim cowgirl style like Matilda Jo, or your own original combination of fabrics and patterns, your doll is sure to feel special in her new fun and flirty dress!

Happy Campers Sleeping Bags: If your doll is going to host a great slumber party, backyard camp out, or adventure in the woods, a comfy and cute sleeping bag is an accessory you'll want to be sure to have on hand! Your adventurers will indeed be happy campers when you create their favorite type of sleeping bag ... the perfect accessory to the Happy Campers Dome Tent. This PDFpattern includes options for two main types of sleeping bags: a traditional bag and a mummy bag with optional attached stuff sack. Suitable for an intermediate seamstress, the traditional bag features the familiar rectangular shape with curved head area and a side zipper, plus built-in elastic bands for easy storage. Just roll it up, slip the bands over the ends, and you're good to go. Finished size is approximately 19.5x8.5 inches. The mummy bag has a more contoured shape and offers two options for closure - one with Velcro(TM) strips and another with a pair of zippers. Both have the option of an attached stuff sack, which allows you to do just as it suggests... stuff the bag into the sack, cinch up the cord and you're done... just like the real thing! The Velcro(TM) version is appropriate for an intermediate level seamstress, while the zippered version is a bit more advanced because of the complexity of the construction and materials used. Finished size is approximately 20x8 inches.

Sew Better Together Pillow & Pillowcase: Sew up a basic pillow and then personalize it by adding a custom-designed pillowcase using one of the five included design templates along with fabric crayons and/or permanent markers ... or create your own unique design! This is a Sew Better Together project, which is designed to support those new to sewing in the creation of clothing and other items for their 18-inch friends. This includes hands-on participation in the construction of the items, as well as a variety of opportunities to add a personal touch and develop true ownership in the finished product. This PDF pattern uses only basic sewing techniques with ample instructions and photos. All that is needed is at least one participant familiar with the basic use of a sewing machine, including threading the machine and completing basic straight and zigzag stitches. This person should also be mature enough to know how to handle tools safely, such as a hot iron or sharp needles.

Att-Girl Long-Distance Running Outfit: Nearly anyone can be a runner ... even your 18-inch friend! Start her on the right foot with a cute running outfit, including an all-in-one running skirt with attached leggings. Top it off with a matching pullover singlet. You can even use the bonus tutorial to make a detachable running bib so she'll be race-ready! This PDF pattern includes cutting lines for four legging lengths so you can make exactly the type of outfit you need, ranging from no-show shorts to full-length footless tights. In fact, there are even instructions for making a skirt without the leggings or leggings without the skirt, which means your options are limited only by your imagination. All pieces in this intermediate-level pattern are fully lined, including the pullover singlet which requires no fasteners ... simply pull it up over your doll's hips and she'll be ready to go!

Take a Look At Each Pattern:

Don't forget - we'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below and congratulate Kristin on her one-year anniversary!


100 Comments

Jody Hersom
Jody Hersom

September 02, 2015

PM on Thursday, August 27th. If you eventually get an app from us, we ll include three free quizzes.

Lisa T
Lisa T

August 27, 2015

Sleeping Bag!!

Tima
Tima

August 27, 2015

Happy Camper Sleeping Bag

Rebecca Culver
Rebecca Culver

August 27, 2015

I would vote for the Oxford Square Hooded Coat….

Shirley
Shirley

August 27, 2015

I love the sleeping bag. I like seeing accessories we can make for our dolls.

Suzan
Suzan

August 27, 2015

I vote for the sleeping bag. That is so much better than wrapping their baby in a blanket.

Laurel
Laurel

August 27, 2015

I love the sleeping bag!!

Candice
Candice

August 27, 2015

The oxford coat is cute.

Maria
Maria

August 27, 2015

Definitely vote for the coat!

Judy Olson
Judy Olson

August 26, 2015

I definitely vote for the coat. Very cute. Love it

Beaj
Beaj

August 26, 2015

Congratulations on Your anniversary.
I vote for the Zooey Dress.. Thanks for your generous gifting of a pattern to us…we appreciate your generosity..:)

Lynda
Lynda

August 26, 2015

I vote for the Zooey dress!

Susan
Susan

August 26, 2015

I love the running outfit!

`June
`June

August 26, 2015

I vote for the sleeping bag. I voted for that last week so perhaps I will be lucky this week.

Irene
Irene

August 26, 2015

I think the sleeping bag would be fun to make and I am sure my granddaughters would love it for their dolls.

Betty
Betty

August 26, 2015

I vote for the LEGGINGS.

Suz
Suz

August 26, 2015

Definitely the Oxford Square hooded coat.

Coralee Hines
Coralee Hines

August 26, 2015

The Oxford Square Hooded Coat please. Thank you!

Jean P
Jean P

August 26, 2015

Happy Campers Sleeping bag!!

Carol Mitchell
Carol Mitchell

August 26, 2015

Sleeping bag please!

Janet
Janet

August 26, 2015

The Zooey dress gets my vote!

AnneMarie
AnneMarie

August 26, 2015

Your choices are from last week, but I vote for the Oxford Square hooded coat.

Christine
Christine

August 26, 2015

These pics and words are from last week, but I found pictures I think you meant for this week. That being the case the Oxford sq hooded jacket is my first choice.

Jeanne
Jeanne

August 26, 2015

I might be a little confused, but aren’t the patterns listed from last week’s “freebie-friday” selections (the note says voting is closed). So, if this helps, I would like Oxford Jacket pattern please.

Kathy
Kathy

August 26, 2015

Happy campers sleeping bag looks fun

Lela
Lela

August 26, 2015

Atta Girl Running Outfit would be my choice. Love seeing the new ideas and concepts. Keep up the great work you are doing. Love being a part if it! Blessings for a wonderful future!

Judy Hayes
Judy Hayes

August 26, 2015

Congrats Kristin!!!
All these patterns are super! Great designs! I vote for the sleeping bag. I’d like to make one for each of my dolls.

jennifer
jennifer

August 26, 2015

though they are all great I’ll vote for the sleeping bag!

Ellie Guhl
Ellie Guhl

August 26, 2015

Zooey Dress

Dette
Dette

August 26, 2015

The sleeping bag would make my granddaughter happy as they like to camp

Sandy
Sandy

August 26, 2015

The sleeping bag looks like fun! You’ve got my vote.

Jean h
Jean h

August 26, 2015

Running outfit

Sha
Sha

August 26, 2015

I like the sleeping bag

Karen
Karen

August 26, 2015

I vote for the sleeping bag.

Wendy
Wendy

August 26, 2015

Congrats Kristen! I have to pick the Zooey Dress.

Barbara Fox
Barbara Fox

August 26, 2015

I vote for the sleeping bag!

Linda
Linda

August 26, 2015

I’m voting for the sleeping bag. All are so cute!!!

Sue
Sue

August 21, 2015

Zooey’s dress is so darling! Along with the Happy Campersleeping bag!

Vicki
Vicki

August 21, 2015

Happy Campers is my choice. Every girl needs a good place to sleep on those camping trips!
Happy 1 year anniversary! Camping would be a great way to celebrate!

Linda
Linda

August 21, 2015

I didn’t vote this time because I have these. This dress is adorable. In addition, the sleeping bag AND the tent are great patterns. I made the tent and 3 sleeping bags for the granddaughter for Christmas and she still has the tent up in her room to play with! I made the traditional sleeping bags and they look just like real ones, even with the separating zipper!
Super choices and congrats Kristin on 1 year…..I still have my Singer Featherweight, a 1964 rare white finish! Thanks for the freebies!

Anita
Anita

August 21, 2015

I vote for the Zooey girl dress. I would like to wish you a Happy Anniversary and tell you thank you for freebie Friday.

Heather
Heather

August 21, 2015

Happy Campers please!!!!!! Our dolls need to have a sleepover! ;)

Dallie
Dallie

August 21, 2015

Happy Camper!

springg
springg

August 21, 2015

running :)

Lidia JVR
Lidia JVR

August 21, 2015

Zooey dress

Lidia JVR
Lidia JVR

August 21, 2015

Zoey dress

Gma
Gma

August 20, 2015

I love the sleeping bag. Congratulations on your first year and wish you many more. Thank you for Freebie Friday.

Laura
Laura

August 20, 2015

Sleeping bag!

Rita C.
Rita C.

August 20, 2015

Congratulations Kristen on your first year anniversary for being on Pixie Faire. I love how you draw from your environment (Montana) in so many of your designs. I had a hard time deciding and would love to own all four of them. In the end I went with the running outfit simply because it is so unique! Good luck in all your creative endeavors and a very long association with Pixie Faire. I am from Utah so I feel a kindred spirit to your designs. Thank you for your generosity!!

Dana Bradley
Dana Bradley

August 20, 2015

I love all of the patterns it is very hard t choose which one to vote on! I love your art work for your logo also. Cute!

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 20, 2015

I love the sleeping bag. Congratulations on your first year and wish you many more. Thank you for Freebie Friday.

Pam
Pam

August 20, 2015

Oh, how wonderful that you have stayed with pattern making for dolls! Congrats! I hope you have been successful and will continue to grow in your ideas and expertise! You are very inspiring.

I have to say that my favorite today is the sleeping bag. I had 3 sons and no daughters. (That’s why I am still playing with dolls) They were all boy scouts and this pattern looks so authentic. Great job. I think I need to get the tent pattern too. We can have a campout to end the summer here on Labor day weekend! :)

Karen
Karen

August 20, 2015

I love all your patterns and congratulations on your first year. Thank you so much for your
generosity in offering us one of your patterns for freebie Friday. They are all lovely and I would be happy with any one of them. I did vote for the sleeping bag but it was a hard choice. God Bless

Pauline B
Pauline B

August 20, 2015

Congratulations Kirstin on your one year anniversary of making little girls so proud of the lovely outfits their dolls can wear because of your great talent. Thanks for the freebie, I was so tossed between the sleeping bag and the running outfit!!! My granddaughters just left this evening on a camping trip and they would have loved those sleeping bags. But in the end I gave my vote to the running outfit because of all the choices in the pattern…skirt, top, leggings… WOW. Thanks and have a great weekend. Love your talent.

Brenda Brown
Brenda Brown

August 20, 2015

Thank You Kristen for sharing your talent with us, I chose the zooey dress.

Dorothy
Dorothy

August 20, 2015

I like the Atta Girl running outfit…

Elaine
Elaine

August 20, 2015

The Zooey Dress is adorable for these dolls.

Amy & Katie
Amy & Katie

August 20, 2015

We both agree on the Running Outfit – so many possibilities!

Darlene
Darlene

August 20, 2015

congratulations Kristen o one year, Looking forward to another year with you and your great ideas My choice is the Running Outfit

Shirley
Shirley

August 20, 2015

love the dress, I figured I could make a sleeping bag myself

Nicky Herner
Nicky Herner

August 20, 2015

Zoey dress!

Brandyn
Brandyn

August 20, 2015

Ooooh …. I love Matilda’sCloset. CONGRATS on 1yr! Those are all CUTE but I gueeeesssss I would choose the SleepingBag {followed by Zooey’sDress}!

Christina
Christina

August 20, 2015

Kristen, congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! I wish you continued success with Matilda’s Closet brand! I am very happy to see that you have included a pattern that is perfect for teaching our young sewers with something they can design themselves! The pillow and pillowcase set would be wonderful for a ‘sewing party’ with young attendees!

Barb M.
Barb M.

August 20, 2015

Congratulations Kristin on your first year anniversary—and best wishes for many more successful years! Thanks also for being so generous as to offer a freebie!

It was a total 50/50 decision between the Zooey dress and the running outfit so after going back & forth for several minutes, I finally picked up a quarter laying on my end table and flipped it! Heads for the Zooey dress! I’ll be happy with any of them though—so cute!

Donna D
Donna D

August 20, 2015

I think they should be free sometime.

Caro
Caro

August 20, 2015

Zoey dress. Really a toss up with the runner outfit. Thanks for everything.

Kendra
Kendra

August 20, 2015

Thank you for letting us vote, I’d love to have the sleeping bag pattern.

Laura
Laura

August 20, 2015

Congrats on the anniversary. Love your patterns, very true to current day trends. I would love the Zooey dress; fun and unique.

Susan
Susan

August 20, 2015

Love your patterns! So easy to follow. All the choices are amazing but the sleeping bag is so different that I love it! Every doll needs a place to sleep on a camping trip or sleepover!
Thanks so very much for you patterns and sharing your talents with us!

Donna folmer
Donna folmer

August 20, 2015

I am having a hard time deciding. I like the Zooy dress and sleeping bag also!!!! I like running skirt and shots too!! So I guess I would be happy with one of those! Hard choice!

kathy
kathy

August 20, 2015

congrats, Kristin. I’m voting for the zooey dress.I love the idea of the cowgirl version. Thanks!!!

Patsy
Patsy

August 20, 2015

Wow, this is a hard one…..lot of dresses done lately so….I’m going to chose,,….the running outfit ……it was a close one between that and the sleeping bag. Thanks for sharing.

tammy
tammy

August 20, 2015

I’d like to try the Zooey dress. A bit different from some others I’ve done.

Crystal
Crystal

August 20, 2015

I am voting for the sleeping bags. They are so cute. The little girls will love taking their dolls camping with them.

Pat
Pat

August 20, 2015

Running dress or sleeping bag please!

Jude
Jude

August 20, 2015

My granddaughters have just chosen the running outfit. They have their fingers crossed.
Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary.

Susan
Susan

August 20, 2015

Congratulation Kristin! Hope you many years of inspiration! My vote go first with the Zooey dress, then the sleeping bag, then the runner outfit, and then the pillow!

Lynnda M
Lynnda M

August 20, 2015

Congratulations Kristen and Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for offering one of your wonderful patterns. I like the sleeping bag because it is so unique. Thank you.

Margot
Margot

August 20, 2015

Love your patterns. I am going with the Happy Camper Sleeping Bags.

Olivia
Olivia

August 20, 2015

Congratulations on you first anniversary Kristen! I love your style and have voted for Atta Girl Running Outfit. All the best for the next year of designing.

Laura Smith
Laura Smith

August 20, 2015

First of all, Congratulations!! Secondly – I’m voting Inspired by Zooey because I absolutely love the style!

Susan
Susan

August 19, 2015

I vote for the Zooey Dress. It’s cute.

Anne C-E
Anne C-E

August 19, 2015

Congrats Kristen keep up the good work. I love both the inspired by Zoe and the long distance runner outfits!

Ann
Ann

August 19, 2015

Zooey

desiree
desiree

August 19, 2015

I think that Zooey ’s dress is the best pick for this week.[ s

Becky
Becky

August 19, 2015

Zooey dress is my choice for this week. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. Keep up the good work.

Cynthia
Cynthia

August 19, 2015

Sleeping bag

Charlene
Charlene

August 19, 2015

Vote for Zooey Dress. I like them all.

pam
pam

August 19, 2015

I love them all but i would love to make the sleeping bag so i vote for the sleeping bag pattern. thank you so very much
pam

dawn
dawn

August 19, 2015

I have 4 granddaughter who would LOVE to have a sleeping bag for their 18" doll.

lisa rainey
lisa rainey

August 19, 2015

The Zooey dress is my choice. I like the contrast fabric.

Monya
Monya

August 19, 2015

Congratulations Kristen! Thank you for the choice of beautiful patterns. My vote is for the Zooey dress, adorable!

Jean
Jean

August 19, 2015

Hello,
I voted for the Zooey Dress. Thank you again

Jean h
Jean h

August 19, 2015

Zooey dress is my vote

Sheila
Sheila

August 19, 2015

I love the Zooey dress. I could do a lot with that pattern

Lin
Lin

August 19, 2015

Wow Love the sleeping bag. Never saw one made for dolls before. Very nice.

Helen L
Helen L

August 19, 2015

I like the Zooey dress. you can make it many ways. Congratulations on your 1 year and hope you’ll have many more. Thank you

Felicia
Felicia

August 19, 2015

I voted for the Inspired by Zooey dress. It looks like alot of fun to sew up and it can be made it so many with so many different fabrics.

Line
Line

August 19, 2015

Friday is a great day. I vote for the sleeping bag.

Rhonda
Rhonda

August 19, 2015

refer to previous comment-sleeping bag should have been mentioned

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