October 05, 2016

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Freebie Friday Doll Clothes Pattern - Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (October 7, 2016) we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Melinda Schlimmer-Reed. 

More About Melinda and Melody Valerie Couture: Melinda is an accomplished craftswoman and pattern designer. She spent her childhood making anything and everything, but began to specialize in sewing and patternmaking in high school. During her university studies, she cultivated her gifts for design, presentation, and garment construction. In 2008, she founded Melody Valerie Couture, which provides limited edition, couture-quality dresses to 18″ dolls. 

Help us decide which one of these fun patterns should be free by voting below. Then come back to Pixie Faire on Friday to see which pattern won and get the free download.

Vote Now:

Here is more information about each pattern:

The Check Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: She was all set to leave for the day - but I made her run through the list one last time anyway. Wallet - check. Phone - check. Library books - check. Good attitude - check. Fabulously smashing frock -check? - check! Yes, that was the works. Beaming a smile, she turned and skipped out the door, into the noise of the city. Treat your 18” doll to this girly, yet elegant, frock - perfect for running errands around town or studying at the library. The unique design lines and extreme dropped waist combine beautifully with the short skirt, and tiny pleats in the sleeve cap add a vintage touch. The “Check” PDF Pattern works best when made from lightweight cotton shirting, chambray, or lawn; the Fall 2012 collection original was made from silk dupioni. For lining, any lightweight cotton or poly lining will work nicely - or turn up the glamour and use silk!

 

The Monday Morning Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl: The Melody Valerie Couture Monday Morning PDF Dress Pattern is a study in classic elegance, with a twist. It’s familiar, A-line silhouette and pleated skirt are standbys in traditional dress design. But the asymmetrical detailing (like the contrasting shoulder panel and the oversized Melody Valerie bow) keeps it fresh well-known yet new, just like so many Mondays.

The New Girl Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: The Melody Valerie Couture new girl dress PDF pattern is our take on the quandary of the new girl. It’s demure, a little old-fashioned – but it offers fabulous design possibilities, like the flame appliques on the skirt, the three small mismatched buttons marching down the front, and the little bits of topstitching that waltz across the dress. This lined dress has darted raglan sleeves, dramatic appliques on the skirt, just the right amount of contrast on the fully lined bodice. It closes up the back with invisible zipper nad features bias facings on the sleeves. It is designed to be made from rayon, wool flannel, lightweight suiting material, or lightweight sateen fabrics. Standard poly or rayon blend lining; sheer or lightweight accents.

The Wildside Dress For 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: From the back, the only noticeable feature about her was that she wore a dress, in the crowd of friends wearing shorts and tanks. But when she turned, laughing in delight at some inside joke, I couldn’t help noticing the parade of ruffles and metal studs down the front. What a clever combination of confidence and charm! Now they were walking towards me. Ruffled girl dropped her sunglasses, bent to pick them up, eyes locked with mine. I smiled nervously and looked away, not wanting to admit that I had been staring at her dress. “The Wild Side” features a princess-seamed bodice, front dropped-shoulder seam, numerous topstitched details, and of course rows of ruffles and studded tabs down the front! Box pleats march nicely around the skirt for a fun, military-inspired finish. This dress works great with a variety of fabrics; corduroy, lightweight wools, mid-weight cotton, or a nice lightweight rayon would all give great results. 

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! And be sure to thank Melinda - and if you use the pattern to make an outfit be sure to use the hashtag #pixiefaire


100 Comments

Marcie
Marcie

October 07, 2016

Thank you for the free pattern. I have not sewn a pattern from Melinda yet so will fun making this dress. Thank you Melinda and Pixie Faire.

Paulette
Paulette

October 07, 2016

Love this as part of my collection. Thank you.

Christianna
Christianna

October 07, 2016

It has to be Monday Morning or Wild Side. I can’t decide. Love them both…

Carrie Lee Rools-Jones
Carrie Lee Rools-Jones

October 07, 2016

Thank you ! I can’t wait to make the Monday Morning dress. It’s adorable !

Sandra
Sandra

October 07, 2016

Thank you so very much.

Norma
Norma

October 06, 2016

My favorite is the Monday Morning dress. Perfect for an interview or work or a night on the town for dinner, with her best beau!

Carolyn
Carolyn

October 06, 2016

My favorite is the Wild Side. They all are lovely. Thank you so much.

Sue
Sue

October 06, 2016

Monday morning is my favorite!

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

October 06, 2016

They are all so lovely! I already have the New Girl pattern, so Wild Side would be my pick. Thank you so much for your generous gifts every Friday! I appreciate them so much!

Joanne
Joanne

October 06, 2016

Love the New Girl!

norma
norma

October 06, 2016

What a difficult decision! I will be happy with which ever one wins – thank you so much.

Diane
Diane

October 06, 2016

I love the Monday morning dress!

LauraC
LauraC

October 06, 2016

Ahhh… lovely! Thank you so much for your generosity. I voted for Monday Morning :)

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

October 06, 2016

The Wild Side dress gets my vote this week. Thanks to the Designer and to Cinnamon for your offering.

Lynda
Lynda

October 06, 2016

Love the Monday dress

Shannon
Shannon

October 06, 2016

Tough call – I vote for Wild Side, but will be thrilled with any of them! :)

Karen
Karen

October 06, 2016

I vote for Wild Side. Thank you.

Christie Bradley
Christie Bradley

October 06, 2016

These are all amazing designs! I am voting for New Girl, though. The construction looks really interesting and the lines are so pretty.

Sue Ellen
Sue Ellen

October 06, 2016

I’m voting for Check because it is so different from any of the other patterns or any that I have. Thank you so much for giving us such choices.

Irma Hermey
Irma Hermey

October 06, 2016

All are so cute but I really love the wild side

Debbie
Debbie

October 06, 2016

Thank you so much! Have to say Check Dress is my favorite.

Fran Renton
Fran Renton

October 06, 2016

Thank you Melinda. They are all wonderful. My favorite is Monday morning. I can see it in a cute little cotton print as a sundress and in a glamorous fabrics as an evening dress as well. So versatile.

Myra
Myra

October 06, 2016

Thanks, Melinda. You are SO talented and so generous.
They’re all so lovely, can’t wait to find out which one it will be.
Thanks again!

Linda
Linda

October 06, 2016

Love Wild Side-Thank You

Linda
Linda

October 06, 2016

Love Wild Side-Thank You

Linda
Linda

October 06, 2016

Love Wild Side-Thank You

Linda
Linda

October 06, 2016

Love Wild Side-Thank You

Linda
Linda

October 06, 2016

Love Wild Side-Thank You

Elaine
Elaine

October 06, 2016

Monday Morning, so good to me. Monday Morning, it was all I wanted to be. Oh Monday Morning, Monday Morning couldn’t guarantee! This is my pick! Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. I was born on a Monday, Good Day!

Silvana
Silvana

October 06, 2016

Monday Morning! They’re all beautiful; thank you Melinda and Pixie Faire :)

Sandy
Sandy

October 06, 2016

I vote for all of them!! They are all great, thank you.

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

October 06, 2016

What a difficult choice! Have only New Girl from previous Freebie Friday, so finally just closed my eyes & chose Wild Side, but ANY of them would be an awesome addition to my ever-growing pattern collection! Thank you!!!

Linda G.
Linda G.

October 06, 2016

I chose Wild Side!

Brenda
Brenda

October 06, 2016

Wild side dress is just awesome. Thank you for all you do for us. The patterns are all sooo beautiful

jane
jane

October 06, 2016

It was a hard choice but I voted for the Check dress. Thanks so much for offering it.

Sandy
Sandy

October 06, 2016

Thank you for all the wonderful choices!!! Will be happy to create any of these dresses.

Laurie
Laurie

October 06, 2016

I like them all…but Check. I could use a long sleeve dress pattern.

Sue
Sue

October 06, 2016

Thank you for 4 great choices. I vote for Wild Side. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Molly
Molly

October 06, 2016

I voted for the Check dress, but they are all cute. Thank you!

Liz
Liz

October 06, 2016

Thank you! Monday morning!

Dianne Rynne
Dianne Rynne

October 06, 2016

Thank you for your generosity, Melinda! Monday Morning for me.

misssbdl
misssbdl

October 06, 2016

The Wild Side dress is fabulous! I love it, thank you for this patterns

Barb L
Barb L

October 06, 2016

The Wild Side dress is simply adorable! Got my vote! Can’t wait to make it!

Kathy H
Kathy H

October 06, 2016

My vote is the Wild Side.

Lisa G
Lisa G

October 06, 2016

Toss up for Wild Side and Monday Morning. All very cute. It will be my first zipper experience. So happy to have discovered Pixie Faire. Thanks you to all contributors to this site. Have loved all the patterns I have purchased as well as the Freebies. What a treat to look forward to on Friday!

Hazel
Hazel

October 06, 2016

All the dresses are very cute. However, I voted for Monday Morning.

Debbie
Debbie

October 06, 2016

I love them all, but voted for Monday Morning. Thank you for your generosity!

paulette
paulette

October 06, 2016

je vote pour Monday Morning très jolie robe original le nœud les plis de la jupe
une robe élégante et moderne j’aime beaucoup
bonne journée a toutes paulette

Ursula
Ursula

October 05, 2016

Hallo Melinda,
vielen Dank für diese herrlichen Kleidchen! Ich kann mich kaum für eines entscheiden, so schön sind sie, aber… letztendlich vote ich für das New Girl… :-)

Pati
Pati

October 05, 2016

What a hard choice……I think Wildside gets my vote, but they are all cute.

Susan Botha
Susan Botha

October 05, 2016

How can I vote for any of these dresses? I have already have one of them so anyone will be welcome thank you Melinda and thank you Pixie Faire!

vicki
vicki

October 05, 2016

ohh they are all so nice but I vote wild side thanks

Karen
Karen

October 05, 2016

Thank you again Melinda for one of your beautiful designs to choose from. I already have 2 of them but which ever one wins I will be fine with, It is hard but I guess I will vote for the Wild Side but like I say they are all so cute. God Bless

Karen
Karen

October 05, 2016

Thank you again Melinda for one of your beautiful designs to choose from. I already have 2 of them but which ever one wins I will be fine with, It is hard but I guess I will vote for the Wild Side but like I say they are all so cute. God Bless

Bela
Bela

October 05, 2016

All of the patterns are exquisite in terms of design and detail. Any of your patterns would make a great addition to my collection. I struggled between check, Monday morning and wild side and finally decided on Monday and wild side and flipped a coin. Wild side won for me. Thanks for your designs and your generosity. I can’t wait to see which one wins out above all. ?

Patti
Patti

October 05, 2016

Wild Side please!

Alla Arkhangelskaya
Alla Arkhangelskaya

October 05, 2016

I vote for Monday morning. It’s just charming and rather easy to make. Besides I see a couple of variations based on the pattern.

Donna K
Donna K

October 05, 2016

thank you for such a hard choice!

GinniB
GinniB

October 05, 2016

Choosing just one of these lovely dress patterns presented a great challenge. Thanks, Melinda. I fially settled on WildSide. It’s such a great blend of demure and the unexpected and presents lots of possibilities for experimenting with trim and fabric variations

Ann S.
Ann S.

October 05, 2016

My vote is for Monday Morning. It’s darling.

Tina
Tina

October 05, 2016

They’re all beautiful Melinda, but my vote is for Wild Side!

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

October 05, 2016

Wild Side, love it!!!!!!!

Jean
Jean

October 05, 2016

Wild side gets my vote. Already have new girl. Thanks

Cynthia Dishman
Cynthia Dishman

October 05, 2016

They are all lovely. To be be so talented.? Thank you!

Pam
Pam

October 05, 2016

Love them all but will cast my vote for Monday morning! Thank you!

Linda B
Linda B

October 05, 2016

Wild side PLEASE! And thank you so much , so generous. I have Check and New Girl already and they are both beautiful! Thanks again !

Julie Barlocher
Julie Barlocher

October 05, 2016

Thanks Melinda for the amazing pattern choices! It was really difficult to pick one, but I decided on Wild Side in the end.

Pam
Pam

October 05, 2016

Love them all but will cast my vote for Monday morning! Thank you!

Connie J
Connie J

October 05, 2016

Voted for the check dress

Connie
Connie

October 05, 2016

Thank-you, Melinda, all your couture dress are fabulous. This is a highlight to have a chance to sew anyone of these patterns. They are all beautiful, but the dress I would choose is Monday Morning. So Excited!!!

Gloria
Gloria

October 05, 2016

They’re all so different… I think the Wildside would be fun to make, but I’d love to try all of them.

Marilynne
Marilynne

October 05, 2016

Wild Side brings out the excitement in our AG dolly’s mother (my granddaughter). so WILDSIDE will get our vote.
Grandma likes the detail and I think I will be able to bring out the WILDSIDE in our AG dolly.
Thank you,
Cinnamon and Melinda and Melody.

Gloria
Gloria

October 05, 2016

wonderful patterns. Love them all

Connie
Connie

October 05, 2016

Thank-you, Melinda, all your couture dress are fabulous. This is a highlight to have a chance to sew anyone of these patterns. They are all beautiful, but the dress I would choose is Monday Morning. So Excited!!!

Diana D
Diana D

October 05, 2016

Thank you for the pattern. All are good choices. I voted for Wild Side.

PF Strong
PF Strong

October 05, 2016

What wonderful designs! I was torn between Monday Morning and New Girl. The unique bodice variations on these dresses are so fun. I would be happy with any of the patterns offered. Thank you for participating in this Freebie Friday!

Christine
Christine

October 05, 2016

Thanks Melinda! It’s so hard to choose, each dress has different style elements,I’ll be happy with any of them!

Karen
Karen

October 05, 2016

Boy, this was a hard choice. I did decided on the check dress for fall and winter dresses. Thank you for doing this.

Amy
Amy

October 05, 2016

Thank you, needed this today. I needed something to take my daughters and my mind off of hurricane matthew

Justine
Justine

October 05, 2016

Thank you for sharing your great patterns. I choose the check dress as I don’t have a long sleeve pattern. This is a good fall look : )

Cecelia
Cecelia

October 05, 2016

All of these patterns are fabulous, such a hard choice to make. I finally decided on CHECK. Thank you for such great choices, any one of them will be much appreciated!

margaret
margaret

October 05, 2016

beautiful dresses – thank you so much for this offer Melinda. I voted for WILD SIDE —I love them all but this one is very modern.

Amruta
Amruta

October 05, 2016

Thank you for these beautiful dresses. Was hard to choose one

Eveline
Eveline

October 05, 2016

The Monday morning has my vote, love how the dress looks, welcome addition to the patterns I have on hand. Thanks for the opportunity to have this pattern for free! You are a great designer.

Beth
Beth

October 05, 2016

I love Monday Morning! Thank you!

Deb Steadman
Deb Steadman

October 05, 2016

I love the the details of ruffles and studs on the front of the Wildside dress pattern
Margaret(Peggy)
Margaret(Peggy)

October 05, 2016

Thank you……Wild Side…..so many ways to change the look!

Pat W
Pat W

October 05, 2016

Thank you! I voted for the Wild Side. The skirt is so cute, and there are so many ways to change up the bodice. I like that you can make it with cotton, too.

Judy McP
Judy McP

October 05, 2016

Wild Side! So many fun elements!

Grace
Grace

October 05, 2016

I really like Check – seems like a versatile pattern, and different from anything else I have.

Kathie
Kathie

October 05, 2016

These are so cute. Thank you for the choices to vote on. I am voting for Monday Morning because it is so sweet.

Carol
Carol

October 05, 2016

Thanks for the picks. I choose Monday Morning. It’s adorable!

Liza
Liza

October 05, 2016

Thank you for such lovely patterns. I will be happy with any of them.

Kelly
Kelly

October 05, 2016

Thank you Melinda. Your patterns are all fantastic! I voted for the Monday Morning design, because it is so sweet and young-ladylike. I’m especially love the option of creating the color block look. Very versatile. :)

Kimberly
Kimberly

October 05, 2016

I went with Monday morning pattern because I have the other 3 patterns. Thanks for the chance

Helen
Helen

October 05, 2016

I had to go for Wild Side!

Ann
Ann

October 05, 2016

Wow! I will be happy with any of these fabulous designs, but my vote is for Wild Side. Thank you so much!

Elaine
Elaine

October 05, 2016

Beautiful designs. Thanks for sharing.

Cristina
Cristina

October 05, 2016

I vote for the Monday morning
Thank you

Carol Fulton
Carol Fulton

October 05, 2016

Awesome choices- love working with your patterns Melinda. Thank you so much for the offer.

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