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Freebie Friday (Oct 14, 2016) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (October 14th) we are offering a very cute Freebie-Friday doll clothes pattern free of charge! We will be featuring the work of Genine Allan of Genniewren Designs. Be sure to vote and then come back on Friday to get your free copy.

More About Genine Allan and Genniewren Designs, (in her own words):

Hi, I’m Genine, from Genniewren Designs.  I’ve been working with Pixie Faire for two and a half years now, and it has been a fantastic way for me to share my love of sewing for dolls with so many people all around the world. I've always had a passion for needlecrafts and actually started sewing before I started school. I even learned to smock as a child, serving my apprenticeship by picking up the dots (by hand) for my mother’s smocking projects. In my 20s and early 30s, I made many one-of-a-kind wearable quilted jackets, bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, first communion and confirmation dresses. The special occasion dresses gave me insight into several couture techniques and from there I graduated to corset-making too.  Over the years I’ve designed and published knitting patterns, embroidery designs, and soft toy patterns including traditional-style teddy bears, but my favorite kind of sewing is still designing clothes for dolls. Nowadays I have dolls of all sizes from different countries to design for. Thanks to the kindness of friends across the globe, my most recent acquisitions are a WellieWishers™ doll and a  Little Darling® doll and I’m looking forward to creating some unique designs for them both. Never forget that dolls are for grown-ups too!

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More About The Patterns:

The Anneke Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: The Anneke dress is a sweet Euro Style inspired country-style dress for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®. View A has a tiered ruffle edged skirt, Peter Pan collar and puffed sleeves. View B is a shirt style dress with a straight skirt and straight short sleeves edged with ruffles. Both views are below the knee and have optional waist ties and casings. There is a choice of a placket opening in the center front or a mock placket if preferred. The waist ties can be replaced with toning or contrasting ribbons if desired.  The dresses fasten in the back with Velcro strips or snaps/buttons. This PDF pattern is ideal for using up scraps to mix and match fabrics to make it Euro style. In particular View A offers a great opportunity to use plenty of trimmings between the tiers and ruffles. Recommended Fabrics: Soft drape woven fabrics e.g. cotton lawn, batiste, dotted Swiss, poplin, chambray, calico or polycotton. 

The Jessica Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: The Jessica dress is a round yoke dress with elbow length puffed sleeves and a hem band. The dress fastens at the center back yoke and the PDF pattern includes instructions for buttons, snaps or Velcro® fastenings. View A has a plain or piped yoke. Instructions are included for using piping. View B has a ruffled yoke. Instructions are given for making the ruffle from fabric, but you could use eyelet or lace trim if preferred. While traditional in style, the Jessica dress is very versatile and a modern look can be achieved by using contrast fabric for the yoke, cuffs and hem band.. An optional tie belt changes the look of the dress completely. The tie belt could also be used as a hair band for a more modern look. When made in lightweight fabrics like lawn or batiste, this dress can become a perfect heirloom style summer dress, particularly if you add a lace edged ruffle instead of the hem band. Use lace for the yoke ruffle and add some pretty embroidery to the yoke and cuffs to complete the Edwardian summer look. Recommended Fabrics:  Quilter's cotton, cotton poplin, polycotton, lawn, batiste.

The Sorrell Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: The Sorrell dress PDF sewing pattern designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®, will help you create a fabulous modern style dress that every girl will love. The unlined dropped waist dress with bound neckline has a choice of sleeveless or straight short sleeves, with two skirt options - a single layer skirt and a flared overskirt. A sewn in “belt” of bias fabric can be used to add a touch of flair to the dress, and instructions are given for making a rosette to add further interest to the dress. There is plenty of room on the bodice to add machine embroidery or other embellishments, should you so wish. Mix and match toning or contrasting fabrics to Euro-style this gorgeous little dress. The only limit is your own creativity! Recommended Fabrics:  Suitable for woven fabrics e.g. dress weight cotton, lawn, quilting cottons, chambray, batiste, viscose, taffeta, satin. 

The Fleur Spring Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: The Fleur PDF pattern is a pretty dress that’s the perfect choice for Spring, Summer or Easter! The below the knee princess line dress has stylish contrast inserts that add fullness and flare to the skirt. Sweet little bows hide waistline pleats. The dress fastens in the back with Velcro or snaps. There are three options – View A has a split sleeve with contrast insert and contrast cuffs. View B is sleeveless with contrast binding to the armholes. View C has a full puffed sleeve with a contrast cuff which is trimmed with an optional bow that matches the waist bows. All views have a neckline finished with contrast binding. Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight woven fabrics, e.g. lawn, quilters’ cottons, poplin, polycotton blends. It is also suitable for lightweight specialist fabrics such as silk dupioni, satin or taffeta if you wish to make a more formal garment. 

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We'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and thank Genine! 

If you make a cute outfit using this pattern be sure to share a picture using the #pixiefaire and #hoppity hashtags on Instagram!

 


100 Comments

Ann
Ann

October 18, 2016

Thank you again for the super awesome pattern! I sewed up a Sorrell Dress this afternoon, and I LOVE it! I think I’ll try the other variation this evening.

Maria
Maria

October 15, 2016

Quite dissapointed I missed this giveaway…I’m subscribed to the newsletter and missed this freebie Friday! Oh,well.

Ann Wright
Ann Wright

October 15, 2016

All Patterns are awesome. I vote for the Sorrell dress pattern. Most school age girls are wearing this style dress with boots. Girls that get married are wearing this type of dress with boots too.
this is awesome dress.
Thank you for kindness of the giveaway.

Cheryle Bes
Cheryle Bes

October 14, 2016

Thank you so much.

Carrie Lee Rools-Jones
Carrie Lee Rools-Jones

October 14, 2016

Thank you ! This dress is do cute ! I can’t wait to make it for my dollies.

joanne
joanne

October 14, 2016

i like them all!!

Scarlett
Scarlett

October 14, 2016

I like the contrasting patterns of fabric on the fleur dress, it’s so adorable.

Norma Grandone
Norma Grandone

October 14, 2016

I love the look of the Fleur dress. The contrasting panels make this dress unique!! Thanks for the pattern, it is very generous of you to share this free pattern.

Kristine Kerrigan
Kristine Kerrigan

October 14, 2016

Jessica Dress is my choice! Thanks so much, Genine!!

sandra dozier
sandra dozier

October 14, 2016

I vote for the Annaka pattern. All patterns are great.

Judy
Judy

October 14, 2016

I like the Sorrell dress pattern. It is very much in tune with what kids are wearing these days.
Thank you.

Helen
Helen

October 13, 2016

I vote for Jessica. Her dress is very nice.

Diana D
Diana D

October 13, 2016

Thank you for the pattern. Such cute dresses.

Natalina C Bailey
Natalina C Bailey

October 13, 2016

It was a hard decision this time. All the dresses were so cute. I went with the Jessica Dress. I think it has many options and styles to make from one pattern.

Karen
Karen

October 13, 2016

My vote is for the Sorrell dress. Hard decision!

Shirley
Shirley

October 13, 2016

Thank you so much.

Moune
Moune

October 13, 2016

all choices are great, thank you

gloria
gloria

October 13, 2016

Love them all. Thanks so much for being so generous

Shawna
Shawna

October 13, 2016

I love the Jessica and the Sorrell and the other two I love but have them already :) . Love your patterns, and thank you for being so kind to donate a pattern on freebie Friday.

Leona
Leona

October 13, 2016

Thank you for the pretty dress patterns.My vote is for the Sorrell dress.

Leona
Leona

October 13, 2016

Thank you for the pretty dress patterns.My vote is for the Sorrell dress.

Marilyn
Marilyn

October 13, 2016

I love the Fleur dress. Thanks for all the designers’ generosity. Love Freebie Fridays.

Janice Hamman
Janice Hamman

October 13, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. It was a hard choice, but I vote for the Sorrell dress.

Pat
Pat

October 13, 2016

They’re all so cute, but my choice is definitely Anneke, love it!

jane
jane

October 13, 2016

I voted for the Jessica dress but any would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

Laura smith
Laura smith

October 13, 2016

Wow..hard decision this week! I finally broke down and voted for the Anneka dress.From the sound of the comments – it’s going to be a close call this week! As always, no matter which one wins, we’re the winners :). Thanks again for freebie friday.

Gwen LeLusche
Gwen LeLusche

October 13, 2016

Love the Anneke dress!

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

October 13, 2016

Tough decision this week. I finally voted for the Anneke dress, but I would be happy with any of them. Thanks for your offerings this week Genine, and to Cinnamon for her kindness as well.

Nancy Beyer
Nancy Beyer

October 13, 2016

Wow, what gorgeous dresses. It is hard to pick just one. Thank you for offering these patterns. I’m voting for the Jessica dress.

Hazel
Hazel

October 13, 2016

I like the Sorrell dress. It reminds me of the drop waist dresses we wore in the late 60’s.

Sue
Sue

October 13, 2016

Thanks so much for Freebie Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was a really tough call on choosing the dresses, Fluer and the Anneke are my favorites, I think. I will vote for Anneke, but will love the Free one best :) !

Dian Ogle
Dian Ogle

October 13, 2016

The dresses are all so sweet looking. Thanks for sharing your talent. love all of them!

Lockie
Lockie

October 13, 2016

Anneke dress, thanks!

jen
jen

October 13, 2016

Love the Anneke Dress, Thank you for your generosity.

Deirdre
Deirdre

October 13, 2016

Thank you for giving the gift of a pattern. My choice is for the Anneke dress, as I recently bought the Fleur dress a couple of weeks ago. Many thanks Genniwren for the beautiful patterns and the endless possibilities to create.
Deirdre

Sylvia
Sylvia

October 13, 2016

They are all very cute. Thanks for your generosity.

Barbara
Barbara

October 13, 2016

Thank you for sharing your darling patterns with us. You are so talented.

Brenda
Brenda

October 13, 2016

The Jessica dress is really pretty. Thanks so much for this page!

Jan
Jan

October 13, 2016

Once again I would like to thank you for your generosity!! The dresses are
so very cute!!!

Jeanie
Jeanie

October 13, 2016

All are beautiful and would appreciate any of them. You are so nice to offer these to us. Thank you.

Jena
Jena

October 13, 2016

They are all so lovely, thank,you for sharing with us. I cannot wait to see the completed dresses after everyone begins making this. Hard decision, but is Fleur.

Margaret W
Margaret W

October 13, 2016

So generous of you! Will enjoy any one of them so doesn’t matter which wins.

Karla St
Karla St

October 13, 2016

All the patterns are really nice. Looking forward to sewing one up. Thank you for sharing and having a wonderful talent.

Karen
Karen

October 13, 2016

Great dresses! Don’t know which one I like the best!

Kathy
Kathy

October 13, 2016

All so very pretty ….so hard to pick just one

Liza
Liza

October 13, 2016

Thanks for the lovely choices. Thanks for Freebie Friday.

Liz
Liz

October 13, 2016

Such a hard decision! All look really nice! Thank you!

Meg
Meg

October 13, 2016

I voted for Jessica because I can see altering the pattern a little to create a winter nightgown. Thank you for your generous gift.

joanne
joanne

October 13, 2016

Love the Sorrell dress!

Donna K
Donna K

October 13, 2016

All are adorable. Thank you

Janet
Janet

October 13, 2016

I like them all. Thanks

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

October 13, 2016

My two favorites are the Fluer and the Anneke but they are all sweet. Thanks so much for your generosity!

Ursula
Ursula

October 13, 2016

Hallo Genine Allan,
lieben Dank für die wunderschönen Schnittmuster dieser Kleidchen, sie sind alle so schön, dass die Entscheidung für eins sehr schwer fällt…

Claire
Claire

October 13, 2016

Thank you so much Genine, I’ve voted for the lovely Sorrell pattern.

Marlene
Marlene

October 13, 2016

I voted for Jessica because the red and white sample is a mini version of a muu muu I made in junior high while living in New Orleans. Mine was ankle length and the sleeves didn’t have a band, but elastic to create a ruffle-effect. I made it in a Hawaiian-style print. I still have the pattern. So comfortable in the warm Southern weather. Genine, I love your photo and fabulous smile! Happy to meet you! Thank you for the pattern!

paulette
paulette

October 13, 2016

je vote pour fleur Spring Dree une petite robe ravissante et très joyeuse
bravo et merci
bonne journée paulette

Helena
Helena

October 13, 2016

Thanks so much for the free pattern, the Sorrel dress gets my vote.

Susan Botha
Susan Botha

October 13, 2016

This week I vote for the Sorrell dress. Thank you Genine and thank you Pixie Faire!

Sue Ellen
Sue Ellen

October 12, 2016

You would think this was a life altering decision as long as it took me to decide!!!! First I was going to vote for Anneke, then I changed my mind because I liked the different views better on the Sorrell. So Sorrell gets my vote this week. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Michele
Michele

October 12, 2016

Thank you Genine & Pixie Faire for the Friday Freebie pattern. My vote is for the Sorrell. I like the slender fitted lines & drop waist.

Christie
Christie

October 12, 2016

Thanks so much! I am voting for the Fleur dress. I love the contrasting fabrics, and it looks like it would be fun to learn to make!

Nanette
Nanette

October 12, 2016

My vote is for the Fleur dress.

Karla
Karla

October 12, 2016

I loved knowing about you! It looks you really love handcrafting
Thanks for the pattern! All of them are lovely??

Gwen
Gwen

October 12, 2016

Thanks! They are all beautiful!

Cheryl
Cheryl

October 12, 2016

It is a toss up between Anneke and Fleur.
I think I will to with Fleur, I am a sucker for pleats. LOL

Thank you so much for your generosity. You are a very skilled lady.

cat rich
cat rich

October 12, 2016

love them all

Jean
Jean

October 12, 2016

I don’t have them so I will be happy with any one.Thanks so much

Ann
Ann

October 12, 2016

I was a difficult choice, but I went with Fleur because I think my granddaughter will especially love that design, but I will be thrilled with whichever pattern wins the vote. Thank you so much for your generosity!

Kristin
Kristin

October 12, 2016

Thanks Genine, any one of these would be fun to sew up!

Jaclyn C
Jaclyn C

October 12, 2016

Like them all but can’t decide if I like the Sorrel or the Fleur dress the best! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!!

Kathleen L.
Kathleen L.

October 12, 2016

Love the sleek lines of View B of the Sorrell Dress. Hope it wins!

Cecelia
Cecelia

October 12, 2016

Love the Anneke dress. Thank you for such lovely choices. They are all beautiful.

adele
adele

October 12, 2016

They are all lovely,but my vote is for the Fleur dress, but would be happy with any of them.Thanks so much.

LauraC
LauraC

October 12, 2016

Thank you for the lovely choices….. the Sorrell gets my vote!

Connie
Connie

October 12, 2016

Thank-you, Genine, for the lovely choices. I voted on your Anneke country style dress. I am a country girl all the way.

Pat
Pat

October 12, 2016

What lovely choices! Thank you so much for whatever gift we receive because they’re all beautiful. It’s very difficult to choose a favorite but Sorrell may be it. Thanks again for your generosity!!

PF Strong
PF Strong

October 12, 2016

Thank you for generously offering a pattern this Friday. Any of the choices would be a nice addition to a doll’s wardrobe, but the Sorrell and Fleur stand out to me. I also wanted to say the name of your company is really cute- fun to say, too! Thanks again.

Ellen B
Ellen B

October 12, 2016

WOW!!! what GREAT choices. Very hard to choose and will be happy with which ever wins though I ended up choosing Sorrell. Thanks so much Genine, I have several of your patterns and use them frequently.

Kelly
Kelly

October 12, 2016

Thank you in advance for the Freebie Friday offering Genine. I voted for the Fleur pattern; because it can have so many different looks and time periods. But they are all lovely. I am grateful for whichever pattern wins the vote.

Sue
Sue

October 12, 2016

I like the Anneke country and Sorrell dresses!

Kim
Kim

October 12, 2016

Decisions,decisions. !! I love them all. Beautiful patterns. Thank you so much for us to pick one as a freebie ! <3

Wendy
Wendy

October 12, 2016

So pleased to learn about Genine Allen, the artist behind Genniewren designs. Her patterns are creative, well designed and I look forward to sewing one of the dress patterns offered. I’ve voted for the Anneke dress as I have 4 grandchildren who would love it for Christmas.

Grace
Grace

October 12, 2016

Lovely choices!

Lisa G
Lisa G

October 12, 2016

Sorrell has my vote. Thank you for letting us add a new pattern to our collections on Freebie Friday. Love getting these perks from Pixie Faire and their contributors!

Gloria
Gloria

October 12, 2016

I’m voting for the Anneke country style dress… Would look so cute on the AM Girl doll I just got. Thank you for whichever pattern wins. They’re all cute.

Michele
Michele

October 12, 2016

I like how feminine the Anneke dress is!

Elaine
Elaine

October 12, 2016

Very nice ?

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

October 12, 2016

Sorrel dress is my FAV!

Debbie
Debbie

October 12, 2016

What a hard decision! Love them all but think my vote is with Anneke. It’s so country and girly and different from a lot of my patterns. Thank you so much Genine and Pixie Faire for Freebie Friday!

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

October 12, 2016

All are lovely but Sorrell Dress is my pick! Thanks so much for all the free Fridays!

Lyn
Lyn

October 12, 2016

My vote is for the Fleur. So many options and a little different. Love it.

Pam
Pam

October 12, 2016

I’m casting my vote for the Sorrell dress! Thank you!

Carol Fulton
Carol Fulton

October 12, 2016

WOW- this is a very hard decision-they are all lovely and look like they would be fun to make. Thank you so much for the opportunity for one of you patterns Genine. I chose the Fleur dress but any will be wonderful.

Eveline
Eveline

October 12, 2016

It really was a very hard decision but I chose the Fleur dress. They were all so pretty and would really look great on the dolls. My nieces would love them all. But the Fleur dress won out, love the way they are made and look. Thanks for the free pattern.

patty
patty

October 12, 2016

They are all so cute. I vote for the Anneke dress. Its so country. Thank you so much!!!

Cheryl R
Cheryl R

October 12, 2016

Another exciting pattern vote – thank you so much Genine! The Country Style dress is so very feminine, and the Fleur dress is just as pretty! They’re both generous patterns with several different styles to make them, but there is something so interesting about Fleur that catches my attention and I’d like to try it.

Val
Val

October 12, 2016

Love the Anneke country style dress. Thanks for the wonderful patterns.

pat
pat

October 12, 2016

Thank you! I voted the Sorrell – I have just the fabric for it.

Gloria
Gloria

October 12, 2016

I love all of them. But, I am votingfor the fluer dress. So many combinations to make and I love anything with pleats or gussetts. Good variety this week thanks.

Deb
Deb

October 12, 2016

I vote for the Sorrell dress, I have a vision! Thank you!!

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