January 12, 2017

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Free Doll Clothes Pattern Friday (January 13th, 2017) Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

On Friday (December 13th, 2017) we'll will offer a pattern from Shari Fuller of Thimbles and Acorns for free as special one-day only event rather than having the "normal" Freebie Friday voting. We'd love to have you help us spread the word and be sure to get your copy.

More About Shari Fuller and Thimbles And Acorns, (in her own words). 

My grandma gave me my first sewing lesson when I was about eight years old. I had been fascinated with her sewing for as long as I could remember and was so excited when she gave me a doll pattern and sent me to her sewing closet to pick out just the right fabric for my first project. Sewing was a way for me to connect with my grandma, and although she may not have realized it at the time, this gift she gave me helped me become a better student. History became more exciting as I became captivated by the dynamic fashions through the ages. This is what Thimbles and Acorns is all about; building relationships and encouraging learning.

 

More information about the pattern:

 

The Hampton Court Gown For 18 Inch Dolls Including both American Girl and A Girl For All Time: The influence of the Renaissance launched the concept of high fashion as costume began to reflect the love of art, discovery, and invention during this period in history.  The clean and simple lines of medieval clothing gave way to more elaborately shaped and adorned clothing that reflected the artistic ideals of the Renaissance.  In the 16th century, the Tudor's of England brought Renaissance fashion to its climax, setting the tone for fashion design for the next four centuries.  The fitted bodices and full skirts that were the mainstay of court dresses not only enhanced the the feminine features that had been idealized by Renaissance artists, but also provided a canvas in which to display one's wealth in the form of jewels, lace, and other fine adornments.  
The Hampton Court Gown is a classic fully lined Tudor style gown.  The fitted bodice has a low square neckline with a slightly curved front opening that fastens with three small snaps.  The full skirt is pleated in the back and opens in the front to display the kirtle or petticoat worn underneath.  The bodice and skirting can be finished with decorative lace, embroidery, or beading.  The wide bell shaped sleeves are trimmed with fur and the lining is pleated inside the elbow to give the sleeves a draped appearance.  The key to Tudor fashion was layering and the Hampton Court Gown was designed to be worn over Thimbles and Acorns Side Laced Kirtle and Smock.   The kirtle and smock not only give the gown added support and fill in the open space of the skirting, but the additional layers of color and texture along the bodice and sleeves gives the gown a complex and regal appearance.  If preferred, this pattern also includes a simple petticoat that can be worn underneath the gown in place of the kirtle.   The crowning glory of this gown is the quintessential English Gabled Hood.  It's gable shape not only covered the hair but provided a framework on which a noble woman could display her finest jewels and ornaments around her face.  

 

Take A Closer Look:

Please be sure to leave a comment and thank Shari! Come back on Friday and get your free copy of the pattern and if you use it to make a dress - share it with us using the #pixiefaire hashtag.

 


100 Comments

Stephanie M
Stephanie M

January 20, 2017

I wanted this pattern but it was not available last week for a freebie. I have emailed you twice about this issue with no reply. I love your patterns and would have liked to have this one.

Christina Block
Christina Block

January 17, 2017

The pattern was not free Friday the 13th.

Mary Griffith
Mary Griffith

January 15, 2017

I tried to get the pattern on Friday and it wasn’t free. I’m in Canada….I’ve been able to get the freebies every Friday…just not this one. I see that there were other people on here that couldn’t get it for free. Any ideas why it didn’t come up as free??

Denise
Denise

January 15, 2017

This dress is truly a masterpiece! Thank you so much for being willing to share it with all of us!

Jane
Jane

January 14, 2017

Thank you Shari

nicole56
nicole56

January 14, 2017

magnifique

Geri
Geri

January 14, 2017

Beautiful pattern if I could only download it – am in the UK so tried yesterday and today feeling there might be time difference problems, but I still can’t download the pattern for free. Does this mean the pattern was never available as a freebie or just that I and several others have just been unlucky?

Geri
Geri

January 14, 2017

Beautiful pattern if I could only download it – am in the UK so tried yesterday and today feeling there might be time difference problems, but I still can’t download the pattern for free. Does this mean the pattern was never available as a freebie or just that I and several others have just been unlucky?

ViviAn Lord
ViviAn Lord

January 13, 2017

Beautiful pattern. Thank you Shari for allowing us to have the pattern. Hopefully the pattern for freebie Friday will get fixed and we will be able to download pattern. Again, thank you so much for being so kind

Virginia
Virginia

January 13, 2017

Thank you for sharing the beautiful “The Hampton Court Gown”.

Cheryle Bes
Cheryle Bes

January 13, 2017

Thank you Shari. The pattern is beautiful. Period pieces are a real treat.

Catherine
Catherine

January 13, 2017

Thanks so much for the lovely pattern. I’m excited to make this for my granddaughter.

Jessica
Jessica

January 13, 2017

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pattern!

Louise S.
Louise S.

January 13, 2017

I can’t find the place to download the dress. While trying to find it I clicked around and decided to order the Ivy Cape. When I tried to download it, it wouldn’t download. Are you off line about now? Help. My doll needs a new cape…. Thanks

Nels Fare
Nels Fare

January 13, 2017

So beautiful! Thanks!!

KMAN
KMAN

January 13, 2017

Thank you very much! My daughter and I love historical clothing – for ourselves…and now the dolls!

Tammy
Tammy

January 13, 2017

Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. This is one of the most interesting historical eras and I can’t wait to get sewing this wonderful pattern!

Toni
Toni

January 13, 2017

What an absolutely gorgeous pattern! Thank you, Shari, for sharing your creative talents and expertise with us. You are most generous, and so is Pixie Faire! Love you both!

Jean Buller
Jean Buller

January 13, 2017

Thank you Shari! I have bought a few of your patterns in the past. Love the historical designs! Thank you for the freebie this week! It was very kind of you!

Kathy
Kathy

January 13, 2017

Love the pattern. Can’t wait to make it for my granddaughters

Susan
Susan

January 13, 2017

Thank you so much, Shari. This is an extraordinary design.

Kathy
Kathy

January 13, 2017

beautiful pattern!

Calise
Calise

January 13, 2017

I was so excited to see that this was the pattern this week! So gorgeous! Thank you!!!

Diane
Diane

January 13, 2017

I am beyond being simply impressed. This pattern is outstanding! Thank you so much. I think you may have inspired a new passion for historic garments.

Grace J
Grace J

January 13, 2017

Very impressive and quite lovely. What a generous gift. Thank you.

Tatiana
Tatiana

January 13, 2017

Thank you Shari fuller for the wonderful opportunity to try this model.

Julia
Julia

January 13, 2017

Thank you for being sooooo generous in putting this pattern up for “freebie Friday”. This pattern obviously took a lot of time and effort to make. I love your patterns and the research behind them.
I just today discovered your website and am enjoying it immensely! Thank you for sharing your talent and knowledge with us.

Linda
Linda

January 13, 2017

I am having problems getting the pattern downloaded also. Such a cute pattern !!!! Thank you so much !!!

Janet P.
Janet P.

January 13, 2017

What a wonderful gift to give everyone. Thank you so much. I love Historical Doll Clothes. I look forward to making this.

kim
kim

January 13, 2017

I want this pattern but I can’t get it to download. I do this all the time so I am not sure what th

Robyn
Robyn

January 13, 2017

Thank you so much, Shari! This is gorgeous. Amazing detail as are all of you clothes-especially the historical patterns. Thanks for your generosity!

Elaine
Elaine

January 13, 2017

Thank you Soooooooooo Much!!!! Shari. This is the Historical pattern style that I love the best. I actually got married in 2005 in a 16th Century English Tudor Wedding at our Renaissance Faire in Larkspur, CO. I was dressed in an Elizabethan gown with a Juliet cap and had ivory satin and a chiffon veil and my husband wore a doublet in metallic gold, black and brown paisley like upholstery fabric. I made the whole wedding ensemble myself with Mc Calls patterns. I sewed a muslin poetic shirt for my husband to wear inside his doublet. Do you think you might ever design a doublet for a boy doll in the future? There is already a Cavalier hat pattern, which my husband rented for our wedding from the Faire. I could reenact my wedding on that day with 18 inch dolls in our exact costumes. Wouldn’t that be so much fun? I always have had ideas about that for 18" and Barbie size dolls. So much fun. Thank you so much for making our dreams come true. Happily Ever After!!! That is my motto.

Liza
Liza

January 13, 2017

I get all the way to “download your digital goods” and then I can’t get any farther. Am I alone? I do this every week so I don’t think I am doing something wrong.

Renee W
Renee W

January 13, 2017

Thank you very much for this beautiful pattern in 2 sizes. Wow. I’m so excited because I just bought the Tudor Girl for All Time and really don’t know much about Renaissance clothing. So many layers! I can see how it kept one warm in winter, but in the summer, it must have been very hot. Thank you again. Your patterns are so well drawn and your directions are excellent. I love to sew special pieces like this. I also really appreciate all the historical info you include. It helps to understand how things work and why.

Grace White
Grace White

January 13, 2017

Thank you.

Toni
Toni

January 13, 2017

Ohhhhhhhhhhh! Ohhhhhhhhh! Thank you, thank you!! Thimbles and Acorns is my favorite!! God bless you, bless you, bless you! This is such a beautiful outfit and Shari is so talented!!

Michele Hart
Michele Hart

January 13, 2017

Thanks so much! I’ve been making the Renaissance dresses for a couple of years now but mainly by combining pieces from a variety of patterns. It will be great to have it hear all in one pattern. I love and use your designs all the time.

Michele
AKA The Dolly Dama on Etsy

Kris Miller
Kris Miller

January 13, 2017

Thank you so much Sheri! I love this pattern and can’t wait to make it! I really love making historic style doll costumes.

Sharon
Sharon

January 13, 2017

Thank you for offering this beautiful pattern. I’ve been watching the progress on Facebook as you have been working on the details and excited to see the finished product. Now I have to check my stash…..or go shopping. Thank you again

Brenda
Brenda

January 13, 2017

Thank you for this wonderful pattern. Very much appreciated.

Darleen
Darleen

January 13, 2017

Would love this partern

Robin
Robin

January 13, 2017

Thank you Shari & PixieFaire – I love the historical patterns the most!!

kirsty
kirsty

January 13, 2017

beautiful patterns that I can use for both of my dolls. Thankyou Shari for this wonderful freebie

jocelyne
jocelyne

January 13, 2017

magnifique

YveMarie
YveMarie

January 13, 2017

Thank you, Lovely pattern. Can’t wait to make it up for myself and granddaughter.

Cecelia
Cecelia

January 13, 2017

Awesome!!!! Thank you very much. Love your patterns and historical detail.

Maria
Maria

January 13, 2017

Such a gorgeous pattern! Thank you so much!

Elizabeth Hillyard
Elizabeth Hillyard

January 13, 2017

Thank you for these free patterns; my 10 year old daughter looks forward to them as much as I do as it helps her to learn about sewing, and clothes construction. Plus it gives us such a lovely time together choosing fabrics, and talking about how they clothes will look when finished which is worth more than anything. You are always so generous.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 13, 2017

I was out of town and just returned. What a wonderful gift this pattern is. You have so many wonderful patterns. Thank you so much

Deb
Deb

January 13, 2017

Wow this looks like such an adventure to sew! Thank you!

Pamela Smith
Pamela Smith

January 13, 2017

Monday is my birthday and this is a wonderful, surprise birthday gift !! Thank You!!

Pamela Fox
Pamela Fox

January 13, 2017

Thank you for this beautiful pattern bundle.

Mary
Mary

January 13, 2017

December 13, 2017? Do we have to wait a year till this is a free pattern? Hope not – would love to have it and make it for my new red head doll,

PF Strong
PF Strong

January 13, 2017

I just tried my link and it is working correctly now- thank you!!!

Pam W
Pam W

January 13, 2017

What a beautiful gown and I’m sure the pattern will have all of those wonderful historic tidbits that you so lovingly provide. I really appreciate and enjoy my education about garment making through both your patterns and your newsletters. Thank you Shari!

Wanda Whitley
Wanda Whitley

January 13, 2017

This is an absolutely gorgeous gown. I can’t say enough about the craftsmanship of the completed garment by Shari Fuller. But I am unable to download the free pattern.

Dawn M
Dawn M

January 13, 2017

Beautiful pattern. Can’t wait to make it!

Vanessa
Vanessa

January 13, 2017

Beautiful pattern. Thank you Shari for allowing us to have the pattern. Hopefully the pattern for freebie Friday will get fixed and we will be able to download pattern. Again, thank you so much for being so kind

Lenore
Lenore

January 13, 2017

Beautiful! Thank you for the pattern.

Deb Fischer
Deb Fischer

January 13, 2017

This is beautiful. I hope I have the time and skill to sew several of these out for my 12 granddaughters! Thank you

Suzi
Suzi

January 13, 2017

Amazing! I adore patterns from this designer. They work up beautifully. Thank you.

Kim C
Kim C

January 13, 2017

Was thrilled to see this in the freebie Friday offer! But free isn’t free. It shows a charge of $10.99 in my cart. I know it’s Friday, the 13th but how do you download a freebie pattern that’s not free? Have to go to work and hopefully this will be fixed this evening and I will be able to download. Love all of the patterns I have purchased and the “Freebie Friday” patterns. Thanks :

Cyndee
Cyndee

January 13, 2017

It still shows $10.99.

Line S.
Line S.

January 13, 2017

Very nice pattern and thank you for share it whit us. The free pattern can’t be download and event I have a e-mail for download, it does’nt work. I hope you whould be able to fix the problem because I want to make it. Thank you

Dawn Jetchick
Dawn Jetchick

January 13, 2017

Thank you, thank you , thank you.

Donnamarie Graves
Donnamarie Graves

January 13, 2017

Hello, pattern still shows $10.99 for freebie friday.

Debbie Elliott
Debbie Elliott

January 13, 2017

Love the pattern but I also am unable to get it free.

Joyce Ellis
Joyce Ellis

January 13, 2017

I love this pattern but it is not showing up for free. It is 10.99 in my cart. Hope you will be able to fix the glitch as it looks like many more people are having the same problem.

Meg
Meg

January 13, 2017

The description is incorrect.. it says "

On Friday (December 13th, 2017) we’ll will offer a pattern from Shari Fuller of Thimbles and Acorns for free as special one-day only event rather than having the “normal” Freebie Friday voting. We’d love to have you help us spread the word and be sure to get your copy.> This is January, not December. There must be a glitch somewhere.

Natalia
Natalia

January 13, 2017

Thank you for making this cute pattern!
But it is not free for me.

Rosemary
Rosemary

January 13, 2017

I can’t download for free either. Looks stunning!

Alberta
Alberta

January 13, 2017

Awesome pattern. Thanks for sharing with us.

Mary
Mary

January 13, 2017

Showing up as 10.99 for me as well.. I am sure it is just a glitch because Freebie Friday usually goes off without a hitch!… Will check back later… would love the pattern… Thanks

Denise B
Denise B

January 13, 2017

Not free for me either. I saw on someone’s post that some downloaded the pattern on Thursday for free. I didn’t even know it could be downloaded on Thursday.

christina
christina

January 13, 2017

I love this pattern and would love to make it but when I click the link it lists it as 10.99 not free. I am looking to purchase several patterns soon for my daughter’s doll on her birthday so am looking for a reliable sight.

Donna
Donna

January 13, 2017

So excited to see this in the freebie Friday offer! But free isn’t free. It shows a charge of $10.99.
How do you download a freebie that’s not free? Will check back this evening and hope to be able to download. Thanks :)

Jan
Jan

January 13, 2017

Pattern is beautiful, but unfortunately, mine does not come up
free either.

Penny
Penny

January 13, 2017

Beautiful Pattern, love Freebie Friday…. But not free for me either :-(

Maria
Maria

January 13, 2017

I’ve always wanted to try this it is so amazing.

Aimee
Aimee

January 13, 2017

I was so excited to see this in my Freebie Friday email. I would love to try this pattern. This is one of my favorite eras. However it is not free as the previous Freebie Friday’s have been. It shows up as $10.99 in my cart. So disappointed.

cathy Malissen
cathy Malissen

January 13, 2017

Bonjour j’adorerai faire aussi ce modèle seulement il n’est pas free comme promis; il y a t’il un code ?
merci

Liza
Liza

January 13, 2017

Beautiful pattern but not a freebie on my screen. We are expecting a big ice storm today so I hope I can download my pattern before the power and internet go off. It is after all Friday the 13th. !

Lu
Lu

January 13, 2017

Так и не поняла, можно ли получить бесплатно описание такого роскошного наряда?

Debbie
Debbie

January 13, 2017

Hmmmmm looks like the girls on 1/12/17 got the pattern for free but those of us on Friday the 13 th are not. Showing as $10.99 for me also. Friday the 13th not April Fools Day!

Jeanne Partridge
Jeanne Partridge

January 13, 2017

In love the pattern, but when I tried to get it , it added $10.99 to my account and it doesn’t show free. I really do appreciate all of the other pattern I get free. But I really would like to have this one. Thanks Very much
Robin Galloway
Robin Galloway

January 13, 2017

I can’t wait to get this but it won’t come up as free for me. Please help? I’ve never had this glitch before!

jocerane
jocerane

January 13, 2017

It’s a sign, I just receive my doll today!

Kathleen Miller
Kathleen Miller

January 13, 2017

The link to the download takes you to the 18" & 16" bundle. The description is for the 18" only. I think it is linked to the wrong product. Thanks for the gorgeous pattern. I love T & A patterns.

Pamela Valente
Pamela Valente

January 13, 2017

Unable to download and I really do want this pattern it is one of the ones I know I will make. #pixifaire has always made these free patterns so easy to download I am surprised that there is a glitch here. HELP I really want this one!! Pamela

Toni
Toni

January 13, 2017

I am unable to get this pattern for free this morning. I’m wondering if there is a glitch in my internet connection?

Steph
Steph

January 13, 2017

Thank you for the pattern. I have the other pattern that is used with this and I love your historical patterns! Hope I will be able to download it. X

Anna Fisher
Anna Fisher

January 13, 2017

I absolutely adore historical costumes but this one is showing up as £10.99 – am I doing something wrong? Thanks

Marley
Marley

January 13, 2017

Hi, and thank you for sharing this lovely pattern. Having the same problem with free download – wants to charge my credit card. Would you please check, and post a message when we can download as offered.

Svitlana
Svitlana

January 13, 2017

When I open the pattern page it shows me the full price, not free :(

Ursula
Ursula

January 13, 2017

Oh wie wunderschön, danke dafür!

Bunny
Bunny

January 13, 2017

doesn’t come up free for me either

Phyllis Beaver
Phyllis Beaver

January 13, 2017

I can’t seem to get this as a free pattern thanks so for your patterns. Phyllis

Lucy
Lucy

January 13, 2017

Simply lovely! This is one of my go to genres so this is right up my alley I can’t wait to try it

Juls
Juls

January 13, 2017

It’s not free as promised :(

Dorothy
Dorothy

January 13, 2017

It,s not free. the charge is $10.99. Are you closing down Freebe Friday? Thank you for the other free patterns.

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