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Freebie Friday (Aug 19, 2016) Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

On Friday (August 19, 2016) 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, a $10.99 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 1880 Mary and Laura Dress For 16 and 18 Inch Dolls:  Born in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder had the privilege of witnessing a whole period of American history; the frontier, the woods, the Indian country of the great plains, the frontier towns, the building of railroads in wild, unsettled country, homesteading and farmers coming in to take possession. Later in her life, she began recording these memories in her classic “Little House on the Prairie” books, preserving a first hand account of those significant years in American History. The “Mary and Laura” dresses are a reproduction of the dresses the girls wore in a picture taken around 1880, the year recorded so vividly in her book “The Long Winter”.

Now your 16" and 18" doll can dress as Mary or Laura in this replica of the Ingalls' dress' by Thimbles and Acorns  This pattern includes instructions for an overdress, an underskirt, and a hand stitched hankie to tuck in the side pocket.

This bundled PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 16" A Girl for All Time® dolls and 18" American Girl® dolls.  Both the 18" and 16" patterns are also available individually on Pixie Faire.  

Recommended Fabrics: Dress and Skirt   in lightweight cotton, linen, or silk.  Not suitable for knits.  Handkerchief in lightweight cotton batiste, linen, lawn, or muslin.  Not suitable for knits.   

Supplies Needed:
Dress and Skirt ~ 2/3 yard (2/3 m) 45-inch wide fabric.
Handkerchief ~ 4-inch (10.25 cm) square.
 Note: Fabric amounts are generous; most items can be cut from leftover pieces of fabric.
  
Notions: Thread, 2/3 yard 1/2-inch (12 mm) wide flat lace, 1/2 yard 1/4-inch (6 mm) wide ribbon, small decorative button to secure the ribbon at the front neckline, six 3/8-inch (9 mm) flat buttons for the back closures on the dress and underskirt (small snaps or hook and loop tape can be used if preferred). 

    Skill Level:  Easy 

    What You Get: One 28 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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!

     


    100 Comments

    Pam
    Pam

    August 25, 2016

    Thank You

    Pam
    Pam

    August 25, 2016

    Thank You

    Pam
    Pam

    August 25, 2016

    Thank You

    Patricia Horton
    Patricia Horton

    August 19, 2016

    Loved LIttle House on the Prairie series. I thank you for a chance to make one if their dresses. I thank both of you for being so generous!!

    Lyn
    Lyn

    August 19, 2016

    Love this simple but elegant historical dress pattern, thank you.

    Elizabeth Tighe
    Elizabeth Tighe

    August 19, 2016

    Great pattern for dressing an American doll in yesterday clothes. Thanks Betty

    Toni
    Toni

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you for sharing. I have enjoyed my previous Thimbles and Acorns patterns. May God bless you richly.

    Georgia
    Georgia

    August 19, 2016

    Click on Thimbles and Acorns (in Blue) it will take you there.

    Brenda Melahn
    Brenda Melahn

    August 19, 2016

    How do you get the pattern????

    Heidi
    Heidi

    August 19, 2016

    Can’t wait to start on this one! Thank you very much for sharing your pattern!

    Brenda Melahn
    Brenda Melahn

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much, Shari — can’t wait to try this!!

    Gloria J.
    Gloria J.

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so Much Thimbles & Acorns!

    Pat
    Pat

    August 19, 2016

    My first Friday freebie, what a marvelous pattern by a talented designer. Absolutely LOVE it. Thanks

    Debra
    Debra

    August 19, 2016

    I have been wanting to make this dress for The Girls for All Time dolls. Thank you :) so much for making this pattern available. I appreciate your generosity.

    Tatiana
    Tatiana

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much! Very nice!

    Laurie
    Laurie

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you!!! I love the details on this pattern!

    Diana Gash
    Diana Gash

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much. I love all your pattens your work is fantastic.

    Patricia McNeill
    Patricia McNeill

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you !

    Melody
    Melody

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much. I loved the Little House on the Prairie books when I was a child and then the television show as an adult.

    LaShan
    LaShan

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much…. I loved the Little House books when I was a girl…. This pattern is so sweet!

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    August 19, 2016

    Thanks so very much for the generous free pattern offer, Shari and Cinnamon. I love the attention to authentic detail of the Thimbles and Acorns patterns and I’m thrilled to see a free pattern featured for the lovely A Girl For All Time dolls.

    Vanessa
    Vanessa

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much for your generosity It is very much appreciated

    Sandra
    Sandra

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so very much.

    Amanda C.
    Amanda C.

    August 19, 2016

    These dresses are so beautiful. I’m thrilled that this pattern has options for both 16" and 18" dolls—-can’t wait to make them! Thank you so much Sheri and Pixie Faire for sharing :)

    TeresaW
    TeresaW

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much for the free pattern

    Cheryl
    Cheryl

    August 19, 2016

    I love the 1880 era. These dresses are just beautiful. Thank you Sheri and Pixie Faire!

    Renee W
    Renee W

    August 19, 2016

    Oh thank you, thank you. I’ve been wanting this pattern because I loved reading Little House On the Prairie books as a young girl and I just bought a Girl for All Time doll that I want to sew for, as well as sew for all our American Girls. I really like your Thimbles and Acorns patterns. Very clear directions and the patterns go together very nicely. Thank you very much for your generosity..

    diana dumas
    diana dumas

    August 19, 2016

    thank you so much for this lovely dress pattern. cant wait to start making it . thank you again .

    Brenda
    Brenda

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much!!!

    Sam
    Sam

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much. I love this pattern! : )

    Barb
    Barb

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much, I love the pattern!

    Michelle Wheeler
    Michelle Wheeler

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you!

    Liza
    Liza

    August 19, 2016

    Shari,
    Thank you sooo much!
    Just bought the “Morgan” horse at Target a couple of weeks ago for up coming daughters birthday. This is a wonderful dress pattern and now I need to re-read the books again. The “Long Winter” was actually my favorite! I appreciate all the free patterns, but I am especially excited about this one.
    Liza

    Ruthann
    Ruthann

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you soooo much! What a beautiful dress!

    MARIE S
    MARIE S

    August 19, 2016

    So cute thank you so much

    Maingault Anne-Marie
    Maingault Anne-Marie

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you so much for this lovely pattern, so nice from you. My french girl doll will be very pretty.

    Helen
    Helen

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you for this lovely pattern – can’t wait to try it!!!

    Melody Tregear
    Melody Tregear

    August 19, 2016

    I remember watching the series on TV and I loved it! Thank you for the history and the pattern.

    Chrystal
    Chrystal

    August 19, 2016

    I am looking forward to making my SA Girls one each at least. Thank you very much for this pattern.

    Sandy
    Sandy

    August 19, 2016

    So pleased for this era. A lovely one to have in my collection.

    Lawana Perez
    Lawana Perez

    August 18, 2016

    A simple but lovely pattern for this era. Thank You LiddleFashions.com

    Joann
    Joann

    August 18, 2016

    This is one of the cutest patterns I have seen for the dolls.
    Thanks

    Susan
    Susan

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you so very much for such a wonderful pattern.

    Norma
    Norma

    August 18, 2016

    What a wonderful pattern – thank you for your generosity.

    Pat
    Pat

    August 18, 2016

    What a generous offer! The pattern is darling. Thank you so much!

    Carol W
    Carol W

    August 18, 2016

    You are so generous, Shari! The Carrie Dress is already in my possession, now I am so excited to have the Mary & Laura Dresses as well. Watched the whole series of Little House on the Prairie because I read all Laura’s books as a child. Bless you!

    Pam
    Pam

    August 18, 2016

    Sweet! Love the dresses

    Donna Ingalls
    Donna Ingalls

    August 18, 2016

    Shari, I hope you can imagine my excitement about this pattern!! As a young girl,from country Iowa I read all the ’Little House" books I could find, of course not knowing I would someday marry an Ingalls!! My father-in-law tried to explain the family relationship to Laura Ingalls before he died,but, alas, at 80+ years of age…… But I am happy to see you have included a picture!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
    Mary handzo
    Mary handzo

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you for this pattern. Can’t wait to make it

    Vicki
    Vicki

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you for your generosity. The dresses look fun for our dolls to wear. Thanks again!

    Cathy
    Cathy

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you so much! I love making period type clothes for my dolls! They are
    very interesting way of making the dolls look totally different from the more modern
    clothes look on them. Thanks a again for this offering.

    Linda Vetter
    Linda Vetter

    August 18, 2016

    THank you so much for the freebie. I love the pattern!!!

    Gert
    Gert

    August 18, 2016

    Thanks a bunch!! Can’t wait to get it made!! Ilove the outfits for the dolls for the ones that the kids see on tv and like for their dolls Is this show coming back? I saw the items in doll size for sale on a website, wagon and all!

    sandy
    sandy

    August 18, 2016

    What a wonderful freebie!!! thankyou so much!

    Moune
    Moune

    August 18, 2016

    Yes thank you so much Shari, that is very nice of you, cant wait to making these beautiful dresses.

    Lily
    Lily

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you so much Shari, for this wonderful pattern. I loved the Little House books growing up as well as the TV series. I can hardly wait to get it!

    Dee
    Dee

    August 18, 2016

    Love this shop!

    CdnCrafter
    CdnCrafter

    August 18, 2016

    I love “Little House on the Prairie”!. Thank you for the pattern.

    Marie
    Marie

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you for this lovely dress pattern.

    Jill
    Jill

    August 18, 2016

    Can’t wait to make it. Thanks so much.

    Carolyn
    Carolyn

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you for the free pattern, my granddaughter will love to make.

    Christina Killmer
    Christina Killmer

    August 18, 2016

    I purchased and made this dress in the blue check and another in the red check for my granddaughter’s Christmas gift. She loves Laura Ingalls wilder so she was thrilled to bits. Although the construction is not uncomplicated, the perfectly drawn pattern and concise directions made it go together very easily. Her “Mary” and "laura

    Elizabeth
    Elizabeth

    August 18, 2016

    Hi Shari. Thank you for the free pattern. It looks great. Kind regards.

    Pam King
    Pam King

    August 18, 2016

    I love this dress, could see it in many colors -yellow, pink, purple. Thank you so much for the Freebie Friday patterns.

    Jody
    Jody

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you for the free pattern. My granddaughter will love it.

    Dianne Saunders
    Dianne Saunders

    August 18, 2016

    Oh my, thank you so very very much

    Karen
    Karen

    August 18, 2016

    I love all of your patterns and I am so delighted with this new one for this Friday. Thank you so much for your generosity. God bless you. Thank you again so much again Karen

    Myra
    Myra

    August 18, 2016

    OOPS, the comment went before I finished writing it – sorry!

    Thanks OODLES, Shari, for your generosity.

    I have several of your other patterns – one of my dolls is wearing your amazing Bustle Dress right now!

    We all LOVE “Little House on the Prairie” and have shared the stories with my granddaughters. They will be delighted with the Mary and Laura dresses – thank you SO much!

    Myra
    Myra

    August 18, 2016

    Thanks OODLES

    Cindy Farry
    Cindy Farry

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful patterns. I have been happily sewing away. My husband bought me a new sewing machine for x-mas because of all the free patterns I’ve been getting. Thank you Shari for being so generous and sharing your pattern with us all

    Suzan
    Suzan

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern!! Ms. Shari
    I have found the love of sewing once again with/for my granddaughter and Macee( my AG doll) and Ava (her AG doll)

    Ann Belcham
    Ann Belcham

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you for such a lovely pattern.

    Margaret W
    Margaret W

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you – will make this soon – like historical patterns

    Christie Bradley
    Christie Bradley

    August 18, 2016

    Oh my goodness! I have been wanting this pattern for a long time. Thank you so much! I grew up with the Little House books and am right now reading Little House in the Big Woods to my own little girl (age 5). Maybe making one of these dresses can be a project for us :D

    Mae Lynn
    Mae Lynn

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern. My grand daughter loves “prairie dresses” as she calls them. Looking forward to making one for her doll. Freebie Friday is such a generous program. Thank you Cinnamon and Pixie Faire.

    Liz
    Liz

    August 18, 2016

    So kind of you…thank you.

    Joy-Anne Smith-Anderson
    Joy-Anne Smith-Anderson

    August 18, 2016

    Thank you for offering us this pattern. The Little House On The Prairie were my favorite books as a kid. I will still watch re-runs of the TV show when knitting. I love the authencictity!

    Carol Fulton
    Carol Fulton

    August 18, 2016

    What an adorable little dress- Thank you so much- love your patterns

    Dot W
    Dot W

    August 18, 2016

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    Donna
    Donna

    August 18, 2016

    great pattern

    paulette
    paulette

    August 18, 2016

    ravissante robe j’adore vos modèles toujours élégant et original c’est un plaisir de les réaliser
    un merci pour ce cadeau
    bonne journée paulette

    Rozenn
    Rozenn

    August 18, 2016

    Très joli, j’adore.

    Susan Botha
    Susan Botha

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much Shari for this lovely free pattern. Thank you Pixie Faire!

    Renelle
    Renelle

    August 17, 2016

    Lovely pattern. Looking forward to making it. Grand Merci Shari.

    Cheiry
    Cheiry

    August 17, 2016

    Love, love, love ?

    Cheiry
    Cheiry

    August 17, 2016

    Love, love, love?

    Nutmeg
    Nutmeg

    August 17, 2016

    I already have the gingham in my fabric stash and am thrilled to be offered such a wonderful pattern to use it. Thank you Shari for your wonderful gift. Thanks to Cinnamon for providing the place to share this pattern. It’s much appreciated.

    Sandy S
    Sandy S

    August 17, 2016

    I love the designs. Can’t wait to make the dresses. Looking forward to more designs of Thimbles and Acorns.

    Valerie
    Valerie

    August 17, 2016

    I love your patterns. What a treat this is for all of us. Thank you so much, Shari.

    Valerie
    Valerie

    August 17, 2016

    I love your patterns. What a treat this is for all of us. Thank you so much, Shari.

    Connie
    Connie

    August 17, 2016

    Thank-you, Shari for sharing with us this lovely dress pattern.

    Judy
    Judy

    August 17, 2016

    Love this pattern.I was a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan and have read all of her books.thank you for this beautiful pattern which I already have and will be makig as soon as my great granddaughter starts school in 2 weeks.

    Mary
    Mary

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you for the pattern. I love these dresses. I always loved The Little House Series on TV.

    Gloria
    Gloria

    August 17, 2016

    Thanks you so much for this nice pattern.

    carolyn
    carolyn

    August 17, 2016

    Oh what pretty little dresses. Reminds me of little house on the prairie. Thank you so much for your talent and a beautiful pattern.
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    Christine
    Christine

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much for offering this pattern. I love the pioneer era and Little House on the Prairie, so this pattern will be extra special to be able to make!

    JD Mahr
    JD Mahr

    August 17, 2016

    I adore the Thimbles and Acorns line! Thank you Shari, for the gift of this lovely pattern. Now the hunt begins for the perfect fabric.

    Twila Martin
    Twila Martin

    August 17, 2016

    I am thrilled to try this pattern! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Elaine
    Elaine

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I just love Little House on the Praire. I watched it regularly in the 1970’s when it came out. So generous of you to let us have this pattern. Great to see something different instead of Modern Day clothes. I love the historical clothing lines. So much fun and so educating. Thank you !

    cat rich
    cat rich

    August 17, 2016

    love this

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