On Friday (March 25th) we are celebrating Heidi Mittiga's 2nd anniversary with Pixie Faire by offering her new Turn Of The Century Skirt designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®. It will be a free one-day-only special event.
More About Heidi Mittiga and Flossie Potter Designs, (in her own words): As with so many other women, my journey into sewing began with my grandmother. There was never a formal lesson; it was more like watching a musician at her craft and learning through observation. When my daughters got their American Girl dolls, I copied the outfits from the magazine. Later on I began to create my own styles and was amazed when other moms paid me to make clothes for their daughters' dolls! Now I'm a grandma, myself, and I'm interested in designing modern and historical fashions that are fun and fairly easy to sew for people of varying sewing abilities. And to honor my grandma, I put her photo on every cover.
More About The Pattern
The Turn Of The Century Skirt: This skirt is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® and is the sister pattern to the Turn of the Century Shirtwaists pattern. Floor length with elegant lines, the skirt has 5 sets of accordion pleats that form inverted "V" shapes, adding flowing fullness to the hemline. It was designed to fit American Girl (R), but with a small adjustment at the center back, it will also fit Journey Girl(R). The interesting design element is that the skirt is made in one piece, and only basic sewing skills are needed. If you can trace and press straight lines, you can make this skirt! The PDF sewing pattern contains 10 pages of step-by-step instructions with full-color photo illustrations, 6 pattern pieces, and 3 pages of printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink). Create a complete ensemble for strolling through the park with these other Flossie Potter patterns: Turn of the Century Shirtwaists pattern and the Simply Lace Parasol pattern.
Take a look at the pattern
We'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and thank Heidi!
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I have had a problem downloading patterns before. I sent a message and received a quick response. The advice I received helped and I was able to download. The other day, I purchased patterns and now I read the skirt pattern is going to be free this Friday! Here is a tip some of you may find helpful. I always print the complete pattern. When I get ready to cut out and make the pattern, I copy off the pattern pieces and cut from the copies. This way I am saving the original complete pattern. This is helpful just in case I misplace, damage, or accidentally throw out a piece with scraps. Happy sewing to everyone.
When I do what I do every friday to download the pattern, it wants to charge $4.99. Not working :(
Nope. Still won’t download. This happens quite often. Can somebody please fix this?
Thank you, just getting back to making doll clothes, since the 60s.
Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments! For those who had trouble downloading — click on the pattern picture, then click on the red box that says “Add to Cart.” A box will pop up with the option to buy the shirtwaists and parasol. If you want them, click Continue. If you don’t, then remove the number 1 in the boxes. Then click Continue. Now look up at the top right bar (where you can choose designers, dolls, etc) and you’ll see your cart. Click that, and then click Checkout. I hope you have success!
Thank you Heidi. The skirt looks very pretty, and very smart looking.
Well, I was hoping to get this pattern today, but it’s not working. I tried to get it thru Google but that didn’t work either. I’ll try again later.
I love this era, Thank you for your beautiful pattern. I have a few patterns now that I haven’t started yet, but I’m now ready. And…… now I won’t know which one to choose first! Thanks again. Warmly, Elizabeth
UPDATE – I just commented, stating that I couldn’t find the link. my. ext step was to google it – and it worked. I now have the pattern.
pixie faire March 25 2016 free pattern
like many others, I don’t see a link to download this lovely pattern. HELP please !
Cannot find or download the Freebie Friday for March 25, 2016. Please assist me!
I love this pattern but how do I download it please?
This is wonderful! Thank you so much!
Happy Anniversary Heidi!, Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern.
love your patterns and as I have several granddaughter I will not only use the free patterns but probably will be ordering some.
Beautiful pattern! The lines of this design are really lovely and the instructions are very helpful. Thanks so much for gifting us!
Thank you again for this weekly freebie! I love the skirt ..tons of ideas already
Thank you for this pattern. “The Grands” are going to love it.
Thank you so much for the freebie.
Thank you for a beautiful pattern – so different from what I usually sew. Looking forward to trying something new!
So lovely pattern. I like it.
It’s a beautiful pattern! Thank you so much!!
Thanks so much for this beautiful pattern! I love ToC fashion and your patterns are a great combination!
Love from Germany!
Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much! I’m collecting patterns for my GD and hope to start making them all for her soon! HUGS
Thank you for this free pattern.
Thank you for the gorgeous pattern , and happy 2nd anniversary ..
Thank you so very much for sharing your talent. Can’t wait to print this beautiful pattern.
ty so much I really like the pattern
Very nice…Thank you
Beautiful, thank you!!
Thank you so much for this gorgeous skirt pattern. I can’t wait to try it!
Thanks for this pattern, I LOVE this skirt and fashions from this period.
nice pattern, love the clothes in that era :)
Thanks Heidi. Tell me which pattern the top is I would like to have it.
Thank you in advance for the lovely skirt pattern.
Thank you so much. I love the pattern.
Thank you so much in advance for the skirt pattern.I love your patterns! A suggestion for everyone: When ever I see a young girl in the fabric section of any store shopping with a parent, grandmother etc, I ask if the girl is learning to sew. I always tell them about Pixie Faire and free-be Friday. I write down the name for them, and suggest that the adult create an account, so the child can get the pattern every Friday. I can’t think of better patterns for a young girl to use to learn to sew as the instructions are so clear. Thanks Pixie Faire!
It’s absolutely gorgeous. I love it!!!! I love history and do genealogy. Love your story, too. I love how you said, “like watching a musician at her craft”. Thank you so, so much for this “gift”.
I love Flossie Potter designs
Simple but elegant skirt. Thank you.
so cute thank for sharing
Congratulations and thank you.I truly love the FREE patterns they are wonderful and easy to follow instructions as well.
So cute !
I LOVE this. Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations on two years! Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern with us!
très jolie jupe élégante et raffinée
l’ensemble avec le chemisier sera ravissant
un grand bravo
Congratulations on 2 yrs. with the best website for 18" clients ! Thank you for such a cute pattern.
Oops. Meant to say Flossie Potter, of course… lol
Thank you Heidi and Pixiefaire for this pattern! I love Pottie Flosser patterns and this one is gorgeous, too!
Heidi, congratulations on your two year anniversary with Pixiefaire and thank you for offering this great pattern! I’ve been wanting to try your beautiful patterns and am grateful for the chance to try one for free. Thank you!
Very cute Thank you
Thank you! It’s going to be so much fun to make. I love the pattern.
Congrats and thank you!
Heidi, thank you so much for the lovely skirt pattern. I absolutely love your patterns and they give excellent instructions on how to put them together.
Congratulations and thank you.
Thank you Heidi for the beautiful skirt pattern and congratulations on two years with Pixie Faire!!
Thank you so much, I can hardly wait.!!!-Blessings
Congrats on your 2-yr anniversary. Thank you for the skirt pattern. I’m looking forward to trying it.
Congratulations Heidi, May you have a blessed Easter and thank you for the skirt pattern.
I have some of your other patterns and love the way that they turned out. Looking forward to the new skirt. Thank you for the pattern and congratulations on 2 years.
Adorable look~~ Thanks !!! Happy Anniversary!!!
Happy Anniversary and Yay! I absolutely LOVE all of the Flossie Potter Patterns and have already purchased many of them. Lucky me, I haven’t purchased this one yet. Thank you so much for your generosity and congratulations on the anniversary!
Happy Anniversary….thank you for the pattern. Love it!
Nice Thank you.
Thank you ahead of time Heidi for suggesting a Historical pattern. Love the old fashioned clothes for the American Girl dolls. So elegant and refined. I am looking forward to collecting the rest of the ensemble, parasol and blouse. So pretty on these dolls. Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!!!!!
Happy anniversary and thank you for the great pattern!
I absolutely love this skirt . It looks like a skirt my Grandmother wore when my Grandfather was courting her .
Heidi, thank you for creating a pattern(s) that many skill levels can accomplish! It’s so interesting to see how patterns were made in the past, and how much more fabric they had to
use for their clothes-even on a miniature scale!!
Beautiful pattern. I’ll certainly b back on Friday to download it. Happy Anniversary(-:
Pixie Fare has the best designers .
I love that you remember your grandmother this way. My grandmother taught me to sew and your reference brings back fond memories. Thank you for your beautiful patterns.
Especially nice for history buffs
Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. You and I share generational sewing experience. My grandchildren have sat on my lap to sew, some before they could reach the foot feed. The memories are like a patchwork quilt of love. That’s what makes your patterns so special.
Thank you for your generous gift to all of those of us who love your historic patterns.
Saw the picture of skirt and blouse and thought I have to buy pattern and then saw skirt will be offered on Freebie Friday. Thank you so much Heidi..Looking forward to making the complete outfit.
What a great pattern! All of the dolls and the big sisters will love this skirt.
Will make a awesome skirt for a wedding dress!!!!
I love the look of this skirt and can’t wait to make it. I do want to get the pattern on Friday.
Thank you for the pattern. . I do love the picture of your grandmother. She was a darling little girl. Hope I am the same influence to my grand daughters!
Love the skirt and the blouse. I like the old fashion designs.
I purchased your shirtwaist pattern when it came out a few weeks ago. Thank you for these lovely creations which show turn of the century fashion. I have just about all your patterns and appreciate the attention to accurate detail you give to your period clothing for our 18 inch dolls. Thank you for this pattern!!
Thank you so much for your generosity. I am looking forward to working with your lovely skirt pattern. I love that you honor your grandma—she would be proud of your accomplishments!
Woo, pretty! Happy 2nd anniversary, Heide Mittiga! Thank-you for the lovely skirt pattern. :)
I love the patterns that are a part of the past when ladies were dress so beautifully
Awesome patterns and I love all what you stand for. The world would be a much better place if there were more lovely people like you all at pixie fair. Thank you for all the inspiration keep up the good work
très jolie modèle de jupe original
j’ai hâte de trouver le patron j’aime les modèles historiques merci
So very cute!!! Love it!!!
Thank you for a lovely pattern! Look forward to sewing it up.
Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I’m looking forward to making it. I’ll be needing the shirtwaist pattern to go with for sure. Thanks again.
Oh! I can hardly wait! This skirt looks so England and complex- I’m dying to see how you’ve managed to make it simple enough for an average sewer like me. My girls are going to love it! Thank-you for so generously sharing!
Heidi Mittiga was also quite generous last year, offering her Susan B. Anthony pattern as a Friday Freebie. I love the historical details in her work! Thank you so much!
WoW, so kind of you to share the pattern and remembering your grandmother!
I have the blouse pattern. Thank you for the skirt to go with it.
What a nice pattern. Love the historical pattern. Never sewen one before. It will be nice to try. Thanks Heidi for sharing this wonderful pattern with everyone
March 29, 2016
I did as Heidi suggested and still no free patter! Am I doing something wrong?