February 03, 2016

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Freebie Friday (February 5) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (February 5th, 2016), we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Bonnie Spencer of Crabapples. It's our gift to you. Vote now and then come back to Pixie Faire on Friday to download your free copy and while you're here be sure to pick a new pattern or two, get some fabric, or join a class.

More About Bonnie Spencer And Crabapples (In her own words), 

When I first started Crabapples, I was making doll clothes for the American Girl dolls. I spent a lot of money on patterns that didn't fit, didn't turn out the same as the pictures, or were tedious to construct. In frustration, I started designing my own patterns, and playing around with different construction techniques. I teach Fashion full-time at a community college, so Crabapples is my weekend escape. I live in a small gold-rush town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. It is very satisfying to see my designs interpreted by other people. I love to see how their creativity flourishes and how the patterns morph into something unique. I hope you enjoy your Crabapples pattern, and I'd love to see your finished results!

 


 

 

Vote Now:

More About Each Pattern: 

The Pajama Party Pattern: It's a slumber party! These fun pajamas are designed to fit the American Girl, but will also fit other 18" dolls. The pattern can be combined in different ways for a wide variety of looks. There are two versions of the PJ's; one for winter and one for summer.

The Flutter Sleeve Dress Pattern: This feminine little flutter sleeve dress is designed to fit the American Girl doll. The dress features a high yoke, and the bodice is fully lined. The flutter sleeve is lined with a contrasting fabric and utilizes a special technique to bind the edge. Armholes are finished with a contrast bias binding. Pattern for the flower applique and an optional patch pocket with contrast binding are also included. The pattern pieces are drawn with a CAD program, and include highly detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures to guide you through. The PDF pattern includes the flower applique as well as panties or bloomers, and the dress.

Walk In The Park Dress Pattern: Take your doll for a "Walk in the Park" in any of these pinafore variations. The pinafores range from classic to contemporary... perfect for any doll from any era. This PDF pattern consists of three different pinafore patterns and includes a dress to wear underneath them.  

The School Girl Dress Pattern: This pattern is specially designed for your doll to wear to school, no matter what era she comes from. This versatile little dress is designed to fit the American Girl, but will also fit other 18" dolls such as Gotz, Springfield Collection, Our Generation and Engel . The PDF pattern can be combined in different ways for a wide variety of looks. There are three different versions of the puff sleeve, and three different bodice styles.

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

songyeonmoon
songyeonmoon

August 12, 2016

Are you in here giving you enter e-mail address to send mail to a pattern?
Sseulgeyo well appreciated.

songyeonmoon
songyeonmoon

August 12, 2016

Are you in here giving you enter e-mail address to send mail to a pattern?
Sseulgeyo well appreciated.

Linda Evans
Linda Evans

February 12, 2016

I like Walk in the park

Darlene
Darlene

February 12, 2016

i think pajama party would be fun

Audrey
Audrey

February 11, 2016

pajama s please

graffin
graffin

February 08, 2016

ma preference va aux beaux pyjamas.

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

February 05, 2016

I was taken with the School Dress Pattern. I am not much of a dress or skirt person, but occassionally one reaches out and grabs me. It is pretty!!

Janice Bradford
Janice Bradford

February 05, 2016

Bonnie, Thanks so much for the beautiful little pinafore dress pattern. You have some beautiful patterns. I just recently bought something me older AG dolls, Molly and Samantha. I can’t wait to use this pattern for them. I looked through your patterns to day and I loved all of them. Thanks for giving us this pattern. It’s adorable.

Linda B
Linda B

February 05, 2016

Thank you Bonnie for the beautiful Walk in The Park dress pattern! I have just the right fabric for it waiting in my sewing cupboard! My weekend is all set, Thanks again so very much and thanks to Pixie Faire for presenting it to all us lucky sewers! ?

Pat G
Pat G

February 05, 2016

Thank you for the beautiful Walk in the Park pattern! All of your patterns are beautiful.

Pat
Pat

February 05, 2016

Sorry Suzaane, then you download it at the end of checkout. There will be a small link that says download digital goods or something to that effect.

Trish C
Trish C

February 05, 2016

The school girl dress is still on my wish list, but I’m very excited about the dress that won!

Pat
Pat

February 05, 2016

Suzanne,
You can just click on the pattern in this posting and it will take you to it. Add it to your cart and checkout. Just that easy.

Bev
Bev

February 05, 2016

Thanks so much for the pattern! Suzanne…. go to the crabapple site . The pattern is there and listed as free.

tauni
tauni

February 05, 2016

A Walk In The Park is my favorite. I don’t have a pattern like this. I would love to have it. Thank you for offering us free patterns.

Suzanne Cox
Suzanne Cox

February 05, 2016

Please help! I can not find where to download the Free Friday. Thank you

Lilian Martinez
Lilian Martinez

February 05, 2016

All the design are beautiful but i decide for the PJ’s

Renelle
Renelle

February 05, 2016

Great choices this week! I cannot wait to try these! Thanks you for sharing and adding new and creative patterns.

Pauline
Pauline

February 05, 2016

Love the cute Pajama Set ..Adorable

corinne
corinne

February 04, 2016

I love this patterns

It's Sew Me!
It's Sew Me!

February 04, 2016

Oh my goodness! Each one is cuter than the next! After careful consideration, I have to say “A Walk in the Park” is my favorite. I love the sweetheart neck and the scalloped hem on the pinafore! Darling! I’m hoping that’s the one that’s free!

Brenda Brown
Brenda Brown

February 04, 2016

such really cute patterns, I was a few minutes to late to vote, so any I would be pleased with , but like myself my doll loves pajamas, and hope it wins , thank you

Grace
Grace

February 04, 2016

I like all the choices this week!

Bonnee Case
Bonnee Case

February 04, 2016

Well, you are giving us a hard choice this week. I would like all of them. Each one is so cute, was a hard vote.

Thanks for all the great patterns.

WendyDIane
WendyDIane

February 04, 2016

The flutter girl dress

Louise K
Louise K

February 04, 2016

They are all very sweet. I love them all. Thank you for sharing with the doll community!

Connie J
Connie J

February 04, 2016

So glad to see all new patterns to pick from , thanks again for your free patterns!!!!\We love them all! I voted for a walk in the park pattern!

Audrey Dudka
Audrey Dudka

February 04, 2016

I love them all too, but my fav are the pj’s so cute :) ??

Susan
Susan

February 04, 2016

My girls love the PJs.

Robin
Robin

February 04, 2016

A walk in the park

Sandra
Sandra

February 04, 2016

Difficult to choose! I can see myself sewing matching pj’s for my granddaughters and their dolls so the pj’s. Thank you:

Rita C.
Rita C.

February 04, 2016

My vote went with the Walk in the Park; those pinafores add such variety to the dress. I look for patterns that I can change the look. This pattern could really be versatile from trendy to conservative! It gets my vote. Congrats to you for all of them. They truly are all winning patterns!!!

Sally
Sally

February 04, 2016

I choose School Girl dresses

Judy L
Judy L

February 04, 2016

I chose Walk in the Park. I had many dresses growing up with pinafores made by my mom.
They are all cute. Thank you.

Mary
Mary

February 04, 2016

I love the Walk in the Park. They are all darling!

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

February 04, 2016

I love them all. After much thought I have chosen the Pajama Party pattern but only because I don’t have PJ’s for my dolls. Such a hard decision though. Thanks for all the patterns and for all the generosity from you, Cinnamon, and all your associated designers.

Kathy H
Kathy H

February 04, 2016

Wow it was hard to decide. But I will go with the P J. Thank you….

Betty
Betty

February 04, 2016

I FINALLY chose the flutter sleeve dress. They are all precious. Thank you so much.

Becky
Becky

February 04, 2016

You have outdone yourselves this week. I voted for the PJ’s but would love any one of the patterns as they are all adorable. Thank you.

Diane Pretak
Diane Pretak

February 04, 2016

I love the Flutter sleeve dress or the school girl dress.

Margaret
Margaret

February 04, 2016

Could hardly choose – love all Crabapples work.

Vicki
Vicki

February 04, 2016

I think they are all adorable. I will be happy with which ever one is picked.

JulieF
JulieF

February 04, 2016

I love all the choices! It’s hard to choose just one. Thank you!

Cheryle
Cheryle

February 04, 2016

Beautiful selections, I love them all. But I’ve got my fingers crossed for A Walk In The Park, it is so cute, love the pinafore. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of the vote. ?

JoAnn
JoAnn

February 04, 2016

Thanks again for the opportunity to choose a free pattern! I’m excited to try any of them.

jan
jan

February 04, 2016

They are all so cute!! However, at this time I will have to go with
the PJ’s. Once again, thank you!!

Sharon
Sharon

February 04, 2016

All the patterns are adorable, thank you for your generosity!! I voted for Walk in the Park but it was a hard choice, any of them will be a welcome addition.

Linda
Linda

February 04, 2016

Flutter sleeve dreas Best for summer
Love the PjS too .

Gail R
Gail R

February 04, 2016

Thank you for the beautiful choices! “Walk in the Park” won my vote, but I will soon be buying the others!

Bomny
Bomny

February 04, 2016

Love them all but Walk In The Park is adorable!!!

jennifer  Cundell
jennifer Cundell

February 04, 2016

i love the walk in the park gorgeous pattern

Meg
Meg

February 04, 2016

Crabapple and Bonnie Spencer have designed 4 exquisite patterns. The choice was difficult, but it’s the Walk In The Park for me. I am such a sucker for eyelet! Again, thank you for your generosity.

lindak
lindak

February 04, 2016

Love all of these. Thank you!!!

Gail
Gail

February 04, 2016

OMG they are all so adorable! This is a very hard choice to make.

ki wolfe
ki wolfe

February 04, 2016

The “Walk in the Park” pattern is adorable. It’s the one I would select.

Twila Joy
Twila Joy

February 04, 2016

Crabapple patterns look so sweet! I’d love to try one. Thanks Bonnie for sharing!

Twila Joy
Twila Joy

February 04, 2016

Crabapple patterns look so sweet! I’d love to try one. Thanks Bonnie for sharing!

Darlene
Darlene

February 04, 2016

I chose Walk in the Park – hoping for spring :) I like them all!
Many thanks for sharing this pattern with us – so generous!

Nancy
Nancy

February 04, 2016

Luv Pajama Party! Exactly what I’ve been looking for.

BrendaK
BrendaK

February 04, 2016

All of these patterns are so cute. Thank you for the fresh ideas. I voted for the flutter sleeve dress! Was a hard choice to make!!

Carol K. Davis
Carol K. Davis

February 04, 2016

Tough choice. Finally decided to vote for Walk in the Park.

Grace
Grace

February 04, 2016

I like them all, and since I don’t have any of them, I’m not voting. I’ll let those who have a preference decide, because I’ll be happy with whichever one wins.

Karen G.
Karen G.

February 04, 2016

Three patterns I have never seen before…all lovely. This is a difficult choice as I love them all.

Debra
Debra

February 04, 2016

I LOVE them all, but my vote is for Walk in the Park. I’ve always been partial to pinafores! Thanks so my for your continuing generosity!

Pam
Pam

February 04, 2016

What a hard decision to make! I love all of them and can’t wait to see which one wins……Thank you

Laura C
Laura C

February 04, 2016

Love all the variations for School Girl Dress. Thank you for the wonderful selections…. :)

Teryl
Teryl

February 04, 2016

What wonderful and extremely difficult choices! Thanks so much for giving us all great Friday gifts! Happy “sewing weekend” to all.

Norma
Norma

February 04, 2016

Love your patterns! thank you for your generousity

Kim
Kim

February 04, 2016

I actually like them all this week hard to decide

Nancyb
Nancyb

February 04, 2016

Wow! All these patterns are so beautiful. It was hard to pick one pattern. Thank you.

Caroline
Caroline

February 04, 2016

Thank you so much Bonnie. The patterns are all so adorable. Toughest voting decision ever!

Sandy L
Sandy L

February 04, 2016

So hard to choose!! They are all great designs. I love the pajama party pattern the most. Thank you so much for offering these great designs for free.

Dolly Altman
Dolly Altman

February 04, 2016

This is a hard one, all of the patterns are cute. Thanks for such beautiful choices. I am voting for Walk In the Park!

paulette
paulette

February 04, 2016

je vote pour Walk In The Park 18" Doll Clothes très jolie modèle de robe et tablier pour ma poupée ravissant j’aime beaucoup surtout ce créateur paulette
Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

February 04, 2016

Hard decision, but I finally went with the School Girl Dress! Any one of these 4 will be AWESOME — thanks, PixieFaire!!!

REBECCA
REBECCA

February 04, 2016

Love the pajama party!!!

Renee
Renee

February 04, 2016

Wow, these patterns are beautiful designs. It was very hard to choose, but I voted for the Walk in the Park pattern. I really liked them all. Thank you very much for the free pattern, can’t wait to make the one that wins the popular vote.

christiane
christiane

February 04, 2016

j’aime beaucoup the school girl dress

Donna K
Donna K

February 04, 2016

Thanks for introducing me to so many unique designers of doll clothes. Each one has a distinctive style. Thanks for the generosity. I hope to support each one by purchasing something.

Erin K.
Erin K.

February 04, 2016

Thank you Bonnie and Cinnamon! All 4 patterns are wonderful! I voted for the pajamas, but whatever pattern wins will truly be a fabulous gift!

judie roberts
judie roberts

February 04, 2016

Walk in the Park. I have two of the others but that one has everything that I want. Thank you very much Bonnie, I do love your patterns

Kathy
Kathy

February 04, 2016

Love the pajama party….such pretty patterns!

genoveva
genoveva

February 04, 2016

Thank you for these lovely pattern. I have a few of the Crabapple’s pattern and love the way they come together. Had a hard time deciding which to vote for. They are all so beautiful. Which ever pattern wins, it is a win win. Thank you.

Pat
Pat

February 04, 2016

Iwould like any of the patterns, but I would like the PJ pattern best of all.

Trish C
Trish C

February 04, 2016

The choices this week are amazing! Thank you so much for this opportunity.

Denise
Denise

February 04, 2016

They are all so very cute it was really hard to make a decision. Thank you for putting these up for the vote. Whichever on wins will be beautiful on the dolls.

Melangell
Melangell

February 04, 2016

I voted for the school dress pattern. I have it for My Girl for All Time and used it to make a replica of MaryEllens prototype dress. I’d like the AG size to do the same.

Crabapples is one of my favorite designers. Thank you for offering one of her patterns.

Ann
Ann

February 04, 2016

Wow, what a surprise! Crabapples is one of my favorite vendors. Your patterns are full of such joy. I have to check to see what you’ve added every time I’m on Pixie Faire. Thanks for the wonderful selection – anything from you will be delightful! :-)

Linda
Linda

February 04, 2016

I just love the Walk in the Park pattern! It is just adorable. They are all cute, but that is my favorite.

Connie
Connie

February 04, 2016

Thank-you, all your Crabapples (patterns) are dollicious! I vote for the Walk in the Park. Thanks again!

AnnieVee
AnnieVee

February 03, 2016

Loving the pajamas pattern

Winnie
Winnie

February 03, 2016

Love them all but I think the walk in the park would be my choice. Thanks for which ever one will be free

Kelly
Kelly

February 03, 2016

Your patterns are all so lovely. I will be happy to receive any of them. I voted for the Walk in the Park because of the lovely dress and pinafore combination which fits with so many different time periods. Thank you so much for your generous offer. God bless.

Susan
Susan

February 03, 2016

Good day everyone! Today my vote go for Walk in the Park! Many thanks!

Faye
Faye

February 03, 2016

They are all super cute – but I just love the Walk in the Park pattern. Thank you so much.

Caroline
Caroline

February 03, 2016

they are all so pretty! Thank you so much.

Patricia McNeill
Patricia McNeill

February 03, 2016

I have to say Walk in the Park, they remind me of my childhood. Thank you so much for whatever wins they are all so lovely.

Lori
Lori

February 03, 2016

Wow, they are all so Purdy! But if I had to choose, I’d pick Walk in the Park.

Jill Chamberlin
Jill Chamberlin

February 03, 2016

I voted for the flutter sleeve dress. I feel in love with it. All of them are beautiful and I would love to make any of them!

VeraZ
VeraZ

February 03, 2016

I love the “Walk in the Park” so much so that I purchased it a few weeks ago! So my vote is for the “School Girl Dress”. Thanks for any pattern we get.

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