September 21, 2016

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Free Doll Clothes Pattern Friday (September 23) Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

On Friday (September 23, 2016) we'll offer a free doll clothes pattern from Shari Fuller of Thimbles and Acorns as special one-day only event - our gift to you! This much loved pattern was even recently featured in Piecework Magazine! We'd love to have you help us spread the word and be sure to get your copy, an $8.99 value!

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 1790 Open Pelisse and Regency Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: You can create a beautiful historical dress for your doll with the 1790s Open Pelisse and Regency Dress Pattern by Thimbles and Acorns!  This PDF pattern will  fit most 18-inch dolls.

Around the turn of the century, Romantic and Grecian dress styles that were lighter and simpler than those of past periods became fashionable. Hair styles gentled,stays and petticoats were minimalized, and gowns in plain, subdued colors featured a high waistline just below the bust.

This pattern features a 1790s style Pelisse with a front belt closure that sits just below the breast, a sailor collar, and a double box pleat in the back. The 3/4 inch sleeves have tucks at the inside elbow, lending a graceful curve to the sleeve. 

Supplies Needed:

Dress:  1/2 yard semi sheer fabric such as organdy, silk or muslin.  1/2 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton law, silk, linen or batiste.  Not suitable for knits. Dress Lining:  1/6 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton batiste or muslin (scrap pieces or fat quarter work well).  Lining may be white or another color that compliments the dress fabric.  Not suitable for knits. 

Pelisse:  1/3 yard lightweight fabric such as lawn, silk, linen, or batiste. Not suitable for knits. Pelisse Lining: 1/6 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton baliste or muslin (scrap pieces or fat quarter work well).  Lining may be white or another color that compliments the dress fabric.  Not suitable for knits.

Closures:  For dress, 3 size 4/0 snaps. Instead of snaps, 2 inches of 1/2 inch wide velcro or 1/4 inch buttons may be used instead.  For Pelisse, 2 - 1/4 inch buttons.

Finishing: 3 small buttons to conceal snaps, 22-inches of 1/2 inch ribbon to tie at the waist of the dress (optional)

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 22 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

 

Take A Closer Look:

Please be sure to leave a comment and thank Shari! If you share pictures of your completed project online we'd love to have you use the hashtag #pixiefaire and we'll do our best to share your work so others can see it.

 


100 Comments

Marsha Benya
Marsha Benya

November 03, 2016

I am so upset that I did not get the chance to get this pattern, I did not have internet at the time and I missed it.

Linda Evans
Linda Evans

September 23, 2016

That is a beautiful dress, thank you.

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

September 23, 2016

Thank you for the beautiful dress pattern I am pretty sure my doll will love it.
thanks again!!

Nancy
Nancy

September 23, 2016

Beautiful! I’m a Jane Austen fan, so this is terrific. Thank you so much!!

Virginia
Virginia

September 23, 2016

Thank you for the beautiful dress.

Phyllis
Phyllis

September 23, 2016

what a beautiful dress. thank you.

BA Shields
BA Shields

September 23, 2016

just beautiful

norma
norma

September 23, 2016

Thank you so very much for your generosity! I love the pattern

Toni
Toni

September 23, 2016

Thank you, Shari!!. I love your historical designs and appreciate your sharing them. May God bless you richly.

Rene van Wyk
Rene van Wyk

September 23, 2016

Thanks so much, it is really pretty!

kathy
kathy

September 23, 2016

What a beautiful dress. Can’t wait to start it

Gloria
Gloria

September 23, 2016

Thank you Shari…it is a beautiful dress…thanks for allowing us the experience of trying it for free…very kind of you…can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Norma Grandone
Norma Grandone

September 23, 2016

Hi Shari, thanks for the beautiful dress pattern. Can’t wait to start sewing it for my dolls.

Cheryle Bes
Cheryle Bes

September 23, 2016

Thank you Shari & Cinnamon. I can hardly wait to get the sewing machine humming!

Amy B
Amy B

September 23, 2016

Thank you so much Shari! I had my eye on this pattern, so I am thrilled to get it for free! I have used several of your patterns in the past, and they are great – easy to follow directions and wonderful results. Thanks again!

Bea Bennett
Bea Bennett

September 23, 2016

Beautiful! I just love it. Thank you so much for all that you contribute to pixie faire, your great.

Janice
Janice

September 22, 2016

What a beautiful historical dress. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern for this. It looks like fun to sew. Again, thank you for your generosity .

Kathy
Kathy

September 22, 2016

I love this dress. Thank you so much for making this a freebie. Can’t wait to make it.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

September 22, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pattern with us, Shari. It’s elegant and just what a young lady needs for the ball. Thanks also to Cinnamon for her Freebie Fridays.

Rita C.
Rita C.

September 22, 2016

What a lovely pattern to share with all of us! Thank you, Shari, for your generosity!

barbara gladney
barbara gladney

September 22, 2016

Beautiful. Thank you

Annlee
Annlee

September 22, 2016

Beautiful. Thank you

Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin

September 22, 2016

Lovely! Thsnk-you!

Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin

September 22, 2016

Lovely! Thsnk-you!

Sue Ellen
Sue Ellen

September 22, 2016

Wow!!! Exquisite dress. I only hope I can do it justice. Thank you!!!

Melanie
Melanie

September 22, 2016

Beautiful pattern Shari. I can’t wait to make it. I love historical patterns and am very excited to work with this pattern and see how it turns out.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

September 22, 2016

Thank you Shari it’s a beautiful pattern.

jen
jen

September 22, 2016

Thank you Shari, Beautiful dress can’t wait to make it.
Nancy A
Nancy A

September 22, 2016

Beautiful pattern! Thanks Shari.

Karen
Karen

September 22, 2016

So beautiful! Thank you.

Chantawn English
Chantawn English

September 22, 2016

I can’t wait to make this! Thanks for such a beautiful pattern

sandra meese
sandra meese

September 22, 2016

Love all Thimble and Acorn pattern and that is from a period that I love! Thanks so much!

PF Strong
PF Strong

September 22, 2016

Thank you for offering this pattern. It looks like a wonderful addition to a dolls wardrobe!

Kate
Kate

September 22, 2016

Thank you Shari for this beautiful dress – I can’t wait to stitch this
for my Granddaughter!
Kate

Kathy
Kathy

September 22, 2016

Thank you Shari and Love this vintage style pattern!

Shana
Shana

September 22, 2016

Thank you so much Shari! I have a few of your patterns and I love them all!!

MYRA
MYRA

September 22, 2016

Love this pattern, Shari!
I bought it a couple years ago and made one each for my two granddaughters – they love it, as I’m sure everyone will that has the good fortune to download it tomorrow.
Thank you for your generosity – you are so talented!

Carolyn
Carolyn

September 22, 2016

Thank Shari. Very beautiful pattern

Elaine
Elaine

September 22, 2016

Hee Hee Hee! I am so excited about this pattern. I absolutely love Historical sewing. Thank you so much Shari. I love Thimbles and Acorns sewing patterns. It is so much fun to see what people wore long time ago. It makes me feel good inside and gives me a sense of comfort and belonging to know that my ancestors had wonderful fashions and hobbies and lives in the past. What a wonderful sewing pattern to start off the Autumn season. Let’s make our dresses with Thimbles and acorns on them. I love it!

Sandy
Sandy

September 22, 2016

Absolutely fantastic pattern. Thank you so much.

Bev
Bev

September 22, 2016

Thank you , this will make a nice dress to my collection

Dana
Dana

September 22, 2016

Děkuji moc za Vaše krásné vzory – nápady a propracování v tak malém provedení předčí výrobky koupené v obchodech. Přeji spoustu nápadů a moc zdraví a štěstí. S úctou Dana

Debra
Debra

September 22, 2016

Awesome pattern I love it! thanks for your generosity!

Silvana
Silvana

September 22, 2016

Gorgeous! Thank you Shari and Pixie Faire.

Connie
Connie

September 22, 2016

Thank you Shari this is absolutely gorgeous!!

Sandy
Sandy

September 22, 2016

Thank you, Shari, for this wonderful pattern, a very welcome addition to my collection!!

nita
nita

September 22, 2016

beautiful can’t wait to make this ,I have so many projects on the back burner, I don’t know when it will be, but it sure is beautiful.

Eileen Wiley
Eileen Wiley

September 22, 2016

Looking forward to the pattern. And sewing the outfit.

Silke
Silke

September 22, 2016

Thank you so much. So beautiful! Looking forward to make it!

Debbie
Debbie

September 22, 2016

How beautiful! Shari, thank you for your generosity.

paulette
paulette

September 22, 2016

j’ai déjà acheté ce modèle que j’aime beaucoup
je l’ai déjà cousu en plusieurs versions de tissu il est ravissant un grand merci pour ces modèles du vendredi
paulette

Sue M
Sue M

September 22, 2016

Thanks for the beautiful pattern and your generosity in sharing it.

Lara
Lara

September 22, 2016

Thank you for sharing.

Pat
Pat

September 22, 2016

Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to make this dress. It’s beautiful.

Ursula
Ursula

September 22, 2016

Hallo Shari Fuller,
lieben Dank für dieses wunderbare, historische Kleid – es ist einfach bezaubernd!

Sharon
Sharon

September 22, 2016

I love history and costumes of any kind. This dress is so beautiful thank you so much. So awesome thank you thank you.

Eliane THALMANN
Eliane THALMANN

September 22, 2016

Magnifique

Susan Botha
Susan Botha

September 22, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern with us Shari! I am over the moon with this free pattern. Thank you and thank you Pixie Faire!

Pat
Pat

September 21, 2016

What a beautiful pattern! Thank you so much, Shari! Cinnamon, thank you so much for making Freebie Friday possible for us!

Lori T
Lori T

September 21, 2016

This dress is beautiful! Thank you.

Sandra
Sandra

September 21, 2016

It’s a beautiful dress. Thank you for sharing.

Teena M Rasmussen
Teena M Rasmussen

September 21, 2016

So very excited to receive this pattern for FREE. I’ve had it on my wish list for ages. I now know what to sew for my Granddaughters’ Caroline doll for Christmas. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!!!

Thresea
Thresea

September 21, 2016

Beautiful!

donna wade
donna wade

September 21, 2016

Thanks Shari. I absolutely love this pattern.

Dori
Dori

September 21, 2016

Thank you Shari. The dress is very pretty.

Dianne Rynne
Dianne Rynne

September 21, 2016

Shari – Your cotinued generous spirit and willingness to share with all of us is almost overwhelming. Thank you so much! Dianne

Donna
Donna

September 21, 2016

Thanks so much for the elegant dress.

Marian
Marian

September 21, 2016

This has been on my wishlist forever, but my budget said wait. How could we Thank you enough? You have made my day!

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

September 21, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pattern!

cat rich
cat rich

September 21, 2016

HOW pretty

Sandy
Sandy

September 21, 2016

Thank you so very much, what a lovely dress.

Gloria
Gloria

September 21, 2016

Great pattern. Thanks so much

Margaret W
Margaret W

September 21, 2016

So very generous of you. Will enjoy making this. Thank you!!

Christina
Christina

September 21, 2016

This comes on my birthday—so it is a special birthday gift!! Thank you so much. It is a beautiful pattern.

Pat A
Pat A

September 21, 2016

Such a beautiful pattern; what little girl wouldn’t want it.

LauraC
LauraC

September 21, 2016

Thank you so much! This is one of my favorites of your designs! Love them all but this one is so simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing your giftedness so generously.

Susan Monson
Susan Monson

September 21, 2016

Thank you Sherri just a gorgeous pattern.

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

September 21, 2016

Thank you

Carol G
Carol G

September 21, 2016

I am so thankful for your Friday Freebies and want to thank you and all the talented designers that make it possible.

Carol Fulton
Carol Fulton

September 21, 2016

Wow such a lovely gift- thank you so much Shari for your generosity.

Sharon M
Sharon M

September 21, 2016

Thank you for the beautiful pattern

Ann
Ann

September 21, 2016

A beautiful dress. Thank you for sharing.

margie porter
margie porter

September 21, 2016

Going to love this pattern , thank you for you gift.

Diana D
Diana D

September 21, 2016

Thank you Shari for the pattern. It is lovely.

Keitha
Keitha

September 21, 2016

How fun is this! I was there today and thought that this would be a good one to come home with me. Yipee.

Grace
Grace

September 21, 2016

lovely!

Marcie
Marcie

September 21, 2016

I already have this pattern, it is one I am working on right now. It is beautiful. Shari, love your patterns. Pixie Faire thank you again for the free Friday patterns.

Denise
Denise

September 21, 2016

Many thanks! Your designs are exquisite and your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Kathy
Kathy

September 21, 2016

Shari. what a beautiful dress and thank you for sharing it was everyone. It was be so nice to make a beautiful dress for my grandaughter doll.

Heather Haw
Heather Haw

September 21, 2016

What a truly lovely gown and design, I’m very excited to make this. Thanks so very much.

Christine
Christine

September 21, 2016

Thank you Shari! Lovely pattern.

Tari
Tari

September 21, 2016

Whoo-hoo, such a lovely dress!! Thank you all!!!

Elaine
Elaine

September 21, 2016

Thank you Shari. Just beautiful.

Irene
Irene

September 21, 2016

Thank you Shari and Cinnamon, and Happy Birthday to Shari! Can’t wait to make this, all of Shari’s patterns are great!

Carol W
Carol W

September 21, 2016

You are so generous! God bless you and Pixie Faire. Thank you.

Maryann
Maryann

September 21, 2016

Can not wait this is a beautiful pattern. Love the vintage era clothes

Sharon Kearns
Sharon Kearns

September 21, 2016

love it

Renelle
Renelle

September 21, 2016

Ce patron sera la coqueluche de ma collection. Bravo et merci de partager vos créations.

Debi
Debi

September 21, 2016

This is gorgeous, and I am so grateful! Thank you!

Marilyn Hicks
Marilyn Hicks

September 21, 2016

It is adorable. Thanks.

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