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12 Days of Christmas Day 11 - January 4th, 2019


Hi everyone, Today is DAY 11! For our 10th Day Of Christmas giveaway, we are also giving away another $25 Pixie Faire Gift card! There are so many ways to spend $25 and so many new patterns coming out in 2020, you'll be thrilled with this chance to pick up a few, on us!

To enter the giveaway, scroll down to the bottom of the post to read the details...

 

 

 

12 Days Of Christmas - Sewing With Cinnamon Celebration!

DAY 1 - Day 12 Bonus For Sewing With Cinnamon! Just 2 Days left to take advantage of the promotional offer of $96.00 for an annual Sewing With Cinnamon membership. That's almost half-off the current rate of $14.99/month! This offer will be good for twelve days only - December 25th - January 5th, so don't miss out! 

When you sign up at this annual rate you are locked in at $96 per year indefinitely (or until you cancel). That's just $8 per month, and each month you get a coupon code for one free pattern from select brands. Today we're announcing the 4th brand added to the Sewing With Cinnamon bonuses!

If you're not interested in the annual subscription, you can also join at the monthly rate of $14.99 and cancel at any time. You will receive all of the bonuses and content for the current month, and subsequent months while you are a member.

Learn more about all the amazing benefits of the Sewing With Cinnamon membership community here: Sewing With Cinnamon and stay tuned as we announce all the surprises that will be offered to new and existing subscribers during the 12 days of Christmas celebration!

Day 2 Bonus - But wait, there's more!

To sweeten the deal even more, we've added a new bonus for all Sewing With Cinnamon members - the Liberty Jane Ginza Girl pattern and the full sew-along video is now a permanently free SWC bonus! Make this darling coat dress and capelet for your 18-inch American Girl doll with complete confidence! (This is a limited time giveaway)

Day 3 Bonus - Exciting news and a free pattern!

Begining in 2020 you'll notice that the monthly coupon code for a free pattern is expanding to include a few more select brands! Yay! We're excited to announce the first one, 123 Mulberry Street! As an added bonus, we are now going to include the 123 Mulberry Street Gotchies pattern for 18-inch dolls as a permanently free bonus for Sewing With Cinnamon members!

Day 4 Bonus: Receive early bird access to free patterns throughout the year, before they go up for sale on Pixie Faire!

In December (the current SWC month), we featured the Thimbles and Acorns Silk Road Dress pattern as the focus of our monthly topic. The pattern is available exclusively to SWC members for free, before it is released to the general public in 2020. This is an additional bonus, on top of the monthly coupon code for one free pattern! We've seen such a great response to this, we plan to do this several times in 2020 as well! Join today and get access to this bonus while it's still available for members to download!

Day 5 Bonus: We are excited to announce that Sewing With Cinnamon members will receive FREE SHIPPING on any physical product sold & shipped on Pixie Faire! Check out the SWC Member Access page for details (In the Sewing With Cinnamon drop-down menu).


Day 6:  Another Brand Added To The Monthly Coupon!

We mentioned that beginning in 2020 you'll notice that the monthly coupon code for a free pattern is expanding to include a few more select brands! Yay! Today, we're excited to announce the second one, Karen Lorraine Design! As an added bonus, we are now going to include the KLD Prairie Chic pattern for 18-inch dolls as a permanently free bonus for Sewing With Cinnamon members!

 

 

  

Day 7 Bonus: Sewing With CInnamon members can click here  (or go to the SWC Blog) to get an exclusive coupon code for $40 off the price of the DIY Style Cutting System Starter Set which is priced at $269! It's an amazing opportunity to grab this ingenious set!

 

Day 8 Bonus:  Another exciting brand added to the Sewing With Cinnamon Monthly Coupon code!

We mentioned that beginning in 2020 you'll notice that the monthly coupon code for a free pattern is expanding to include a few more select brands! Yay! Today, we're excited to announce the third one, Sew Urban! As an added bonus, we are now going to include the Sew Urban Urban Handbag for 18-inch dolls as a permanently free bonus for Sewing With Cinnamon members! Just click over to the Sewing With Cinnamon Bonuses section to grab your free bonus today!

  

 

Day 9 Bonus: Couture Sewing Academy Limited time bonus!

We're adding the full Couture Sewing Academy course as a free bonus for new and existing Sewing With Cinnamon members. This course will be avaialbe for a limited time (through January 10th). Couture is a wild and wonderful world of amazing techniques, beautiful fabrics, and luxurious finished garments. Nothing can compare to holding a really beautifully constructed piece of clothing in your hands! Given the small scale of doll clothing, sewing doll couture specifically is an amazing canvas for these techniques, and provides a unique opportunity to workshop new methods and produce amazing art. 

 

 

 

Day 10 Bonus: Get your fabrics organized with our custom Fabric Swatch Book PDF downlod!

Got Fabric? Here's a fun idea to make your own swatch book for future use. Get the download from the SWC Bonus section. Use it to catalog "Where to buy" fabrics as well as a "touch and feel" tool for identifying fabric types. This will help when ordering online : I've made mine from a Mood Swatch club subscription, but you can also make one using the fabrics you already have on hand.

 

Day 11 Bonus: Brand new pattern from a new brand and category of patterns coming to Pixie Faire!

Today we're excited to announce an adorable new brand and category of patterns coming to Pixie Faire! Cute Felt Patterns is a darling set of 4" - 7" plush animals and dolls, all made in felt, and all hand sewn! They are absolutely the cutest! Watch for these to come to the site very soon! But today, Sewing With Cinnamon members will get one free! Meet Dotty! Isn't she the cutest! Make a cute little doll for your American Girl doll to carry around! Find this new free member bonus in the Sewing WIth Cinnamon bonuses section.

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How To Enter The PF Gift Card Giveaway:

What cultural traditions do you or your family take part in? Some family traditions carry on through traditional baked goods or special meals, others could be activities, places to visit, or celebrations. We'd love to hear more about it!

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One entry per person.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. Must be 18 or older to enter. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment. We will update the post with the chosen winner as well on the following day.

Additionally, by commenting, you agree to allow us to use your comments for future promotional activities. In other words – we might quote you when we are putting together new testimonial pages. If you’re not okay with that – don’t leave a comment :)

We will choose a winner and modify this post tomorrow to let everyone know who won.

Okay, good luck, and if we’ve forgotten anything we will modify and/or update this post as needed.

We hope you enjoy our 12 Days Of Christmas Celebration. We are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support and wish you a happy holiday season, and a terrific new year!

Merry Christmas!

Cinnamon & Jason

& the whole Liberty Jane & Pixie Faire Team

PS. The daily gift card giveaway winners have been added to the corresponding posts the day after the giveaway's end. Here's a summary to date:

Day 1- Congrats to Donna C. She is the winner of the $25 gift card and has been contacted by email!

Day 2 - Congrats to RuthAnn D. she is the winner of the $25 gift card and has been contacted by email!

Day 3 - Congrats to Ann C. she is the winner of the $25 gift card and has been contacted by email!

Day 4 -  Congratulations to Angelica V. She won the $25 gift card and has been contacted by email!

Day 5 - Congrats to Deb P. She won the $25 gift card and has been notified by email!

Day 6 - Congrats to Linda W. She won the $25 gift card and has been notified by email!

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100 Comments

marti
marti

January 04, 2020

a cultural tradition I’d like to learn more bout is Dwahli which is a hindu tradition. I met someone from India who is from India and learned a bit more about it. Indian (eastern, not American) costumes would be fun to have.

Ann
Ann

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS… A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE… “Tradition” sounds like it’s something one does at regular intervals. On the other hand, I’ve got lots various cultural stuff going on constantly but only the Major Holiday traditions are celebrated regularly. Looking for in patterns? Native American, Scottish, Eastern European, Italian, French . . . embroidery, beadwork, weaving designs . . . would be nice. I suppose Baptisms, First Holy Communion, Birthdays and Weddings would fit into the equation. Always looking for various clothes for dolls for those celebrations. Sorry this is the best I can do with this inquiry . . .

Gail
Gail

January 04, 2020

Being Dutch in heritage, I would like to see a Dutch girl and boy outfit. Not sure how to make the wooden shoes, though.

Janice
Janice

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS CINCO DE MAYO. I JUST LOVE THE TRADITIONAL COSTUMES

Sparkle
Sparkle

January 04, 2020

Wow, so many different ethnic, cultural and other traditions represented in the above comments. The diversity is so wonderful. I am open to new patterns of all types. Thanks for offering so many cultural and traditional garbs.

Ksenia
Ksenia

January 04, 2020

A cultural tradition I take part in is Pascha, an Orthodox holiday that is the same thing as Easter ;-) We have a late night service and eat hard-boiled eggs that have been painted red. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be more any historical Asian and Middle Eastern clothing. But I’d like any sort of historical and cultural clothing, really.

Laurie
Laurie

January 04, 2020

I don’t think I have a cultural tradition but I always look forward to Christmas and Easter when we celebrate the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Savior of all. I have to say I do not have any suggestions for a cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire. It seems you currently have available many styles of clothing to choose from. Thank you for all you do!

Jan P.
Jan P.

January 04, 2020

Our Christmas traditions seem to evolve as children become adults and parents get older. One thing we still do with our kids (and grandson) is fill each other’s stockings on Christmas morning. Over the years I‘ve made sequined stockings from kits for each of us, starting with my husband when we were dating. This year I made 5 mini sequined stockings for my great-niece’s AG dolls. I’d like to see Christmas Around the World patterns and craft ideas.

Carole D
Carole D

January 04, 2020

A favourite Cultural tradition is the Calgary stampede! I would love to see pattern for cowgirl outfit.

BonnieGayle
BonnieGayle

January 04, 2020

My favorite cultural tradition is the cajun Rice Festival in Crowley, Louisiana

Susan
Susan

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS the Oban Festival in October at the closest Buddhist Temple. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE a ceremonial kimono with all the accouterments, as well as a yakata, and the field jacket and pants worn by peasants in Japan.

Vera
Vera

January 04, 2020

My favorite Cultural tradition….how about something Jewish. Two candlesticks (wooden beads) to say a blessing and a special dress to be worn to services on Friday night. Hanukkah, again a dress but using fabric with holiday pattern and a hanukkah menorah with nine candle holders. Just a couple of suggestions.

Monique Venne
Monique Venne

January 04, 2020

A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is the meat pie of French Canadians. We would have them all the time when my family visited relatives in the French-Canadian part of Fall River, MA. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be a French-Canadian voyageur pattern, complete with finger-woven sash.

cheryl
cheryl

January 04, 2020

My favorite cultural tradition is decorating my Christmas Tree. I have been collecting ornaments , one every year since 1980. This year my ornament came to me in thanks for my bean dip at my last Christmas Craft Show. I also won several of my Christmas gifts for my family at the raffle there. So this year everyone had presents for Christmas.

Dori
Dori

January 04, 2020

A favorite tradition is going to the Nutcracker Ballet. I would like to see some costumes from that—like the mouse, the nutcracker, etc.—More than just the ballerinas.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 04, 2020

A cultural tradition I find interesting is the Chinese New Year. My friend and neighbor shared with me the traditions of the Vietnamese. I would love to see the Vietnamese New Year outfits that have the beautiful tunic tops and pants as doll patterns.

Sandy Stave
Sandy Stave

January 04, 2020

We love the Christmas Holidays and I love to decorate our tree with handmade ornaments (mine, friends and from around the world). Our family roots have been blended basically from Europe and the South. Prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, creamed spinach, etc. for Christmas dinner. Seems like we like the latest movie (or TV) fashions – such as in Little Women. Pixie Faire already has a great collection of costume and period patterns. Just type in your wish to find these patterns. What I select must be a do-able to the finish garment.

Jennifer K
Jennifer K

January 04, 2020

Something I do each year is tell my children and grandchild about the various ornaments on our tree. Where or who they came from, where we bought them, just any interesting bit to hopefully give more meaning to the ornaments they will some day have on their trees. When I see eye rolls I know they’ve heard that story several times and remember it! A favorite is ornaments from my parents’ first tree after WW2. My plan is working!

Tamara Southworth
Tamara Southworth

January 04, 2020

A cultural tradition I take part in is Passover. Though we have no Hebrew heritage in our bloodlines we celebrate Passover simply to pay honor to God’s greatness and the traditions with which Christ grew up. As many of my adult children and their children who can come do so. We serve lamb and have unleavened bread (which we make ourselves). I usually make up a batch or horset and our bitter herb is fresh horseradish, the hot kind! We may not do the ceremony perfectly but we do this every year out of our love for God.

A cultural pattern I would like to see is more Native American clothing, consistent with various tribes’ traditions. Not all tribes dressed the same! Do some research and come up with patterns that reflect typical garb for several different tribal backgrounds and label them as such.

Thanks for listening!

Colleen
Colleen

January 04, 2020

I love to celebrate being a child of God. The birth,death and Resurrection of Christ. My Grandmother started a wonderful tradition when I was young, she made ornaments that would decorate our Christmas gifts which were always something she had knit or sewn.

Rose
Rose

January 04, 2020

I live in a part of Ohio with many Amish families. Our property joins with one Amish family. Their traditions are very interesting to me and how family oriented they are. They are great people and will help you anyway they can. All the Amish in our area know me “as the English lady who has horses”. Their youngest daughter loves looking at my AG dolls as theirs are very different.
Christie
Christie

January 04, 2020

One of the most interesting cultural traditions I have ever taken part in was a Japanese tea ceremony.I find Japanese culture fascinating and would love to see authentic patterns for traditional Japanese clothes for dolls of all sizes. I would also love to see more authentic Native American clothing patterns—Muskogee would be awesome!

Laura
Laura

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS… celebrating Christmas as the birth of baby Jesus and give gifts from the heart instead of the bank account. I have your school nativity pattern. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE..a native American boy pattern and pow wow dance costumes.”

Beaj
Beaj

January 04, 2020

I’d love to see some Ukrainian Costumes. There are so many wonderful designs that are cross stitched on their clothing .

Sue N
Sue N

January 04, 2020

My favorite cultural traditions are getting together with family to trim the Christmas tree and collecting cookie cutters for holiday baking.

I’m impressed by our pioneer and immigrant ancestors’ culture of thrift. Recycling and repurposing are still important today. Sewing doll clothes produces so much beautiful scrap material. I simply can’t throw it out. So, I would like to see a line of patterns aimed at using these wonderful snippets. My thrifty dolls want to use their remnants

T.A.D.
T.A.D.

January 04, 2020

…Thanksgiving
…Classical Indian Dance

Deidre M.
Deidre M.

January 04, 2020

A favorite cultural tradition for me is Advent. I love the anticipation and the excitement and joy when we finally get to celebrate midnight mass… but then I also adore Lent and never fail to cry when we sing Allelulia Easter Sunday.

Something I would like to see would be a collection of ethnic/traditional holiday outfits from around the world, with embroidery files that would allow a bit of authentic flair for each outfit. Many cultures have astonishing needlework…

Char
Char

January 04, 2020

On Thanksgiving everyone gathered around the table tells something they are thankful for. One year our granddaughter said she was thanful for"Pops and his funny jokes"

Vicki
Vicki

January 04, 2020

“A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS… A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE SWEDISH COSTUMES/CLOTHING SINCE MY HUSBANDS FAMILY IS FROM SWEDEN

Erika
Erika

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS… Diwali in India which is the festival of light destroying darkness when good triumphs evil. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE more Asian inspired clothing.

Kathey
Kathey

January 04, 2020

I celebrate the 4th of July I would like to see more patterns for celebrating the different year’s of dress

Laura M
Laura M

January 04, 2020

A favourite cultural tradition I take part in is Oktoberfest. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be a set of costumes for Hansel and Gretel and the Witch!

Beth
Beth

January 04, 2020

A cultural design I would like to se offered by Pixie Faire would be English Victorian. Perhaps Dickens Christmas Carolers.

Grace W
Grace W

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS CHINESE NEW YEAR. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE COSTUMES BASED ON EACH YEAR (DIFFERENT ANIMALS).

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 04, 2020

I am from an Irish Catholic family, so a favorite cultural tradition is including Mass as part.of holiday celebrations.

Joan
Joan

January 04, 2020

Cultural patterns for France and Holland would be nice.
Joan

Marion
Marion

January 04, 2020

English style patterns would be nice.
Marion

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 04, 2020

I would like to see patterns for Irish costumes;
Marilyn

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN is reading Luke 2 the Christmas story from the Bible, then placing Baby Jesus in his manger on our Nativity table before we open any Christmas presents. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE Russian ethnic clothing for both 14.5" and 18" dolls.

Cathy B
Cathy B

January 04, 2020

A cultural tradition I take part in is traditional family Sunday dinners. I would enjoy see Scottish patterns.

Mary
Mary

January 04, 2020

I love learning about the Native American Indians. I would love to see their clothing of the different tribes all over America, and include things such as the assorted beadwork they created, the shoes they wore, even the style of the papoose to fit both wellie wishers and 18 inch dolls like american girl.

Bev
Bev

January 04, 2020

The favorite cultural traditions that I participate in are all things Catholic.We love to travel to Hawaii and love it’s people music , dancing and food. We are blessed with a very diverse community and enjoy sharing many different cultures.
We are blessed with a Korean godchild and would love to see Pixie Faire do a pattern for a Korean hanbok

Kim B.
Kim B.

January 04, 2020

I don’t really have a favorite cultural tradition, but I would like to see traditional costumes from Western and Eastern European countries offered on Pixie Faire for the 13-14’’ dolls.

Joanne
Joanne

January 04, 2020

My favourite cultural tradition is Hogmanay… or the Scottish bringing in of the New Year. We may be Canadians, but we celebrate our heritage and all the riches that come with it. You already have the ethnic patterns I want in your shop. I just have to convince my granddaughters they want highland costumes for their dolls 🤗

Joanne
Joanne

January 04, 2020

We celebrate Christmas with our family by each member (family) taking turns each year creatively telling the story of the birth of Jesus.
Perhaps more patterns for Wellie with puffed sleeves.

Jane Parks
Jane Parks

January 04, 2020

My cultural tradition is Christmas caroling. I would like to see more English Dickens style clothing for all sizes of dolls including Barbie, Gene, and Wellies.

Oksana
Oksana

January 04, 2020

A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE… Biblical Nativity Costumes

Joanne
Joanne

January 04, 2020

Favorite Christmas culture midnight mass.

Patricia
Patricia

January 04, 2020

A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is every year I make date nut bread and cookies to send to my children and grandchildren. Although this isn’t anything I sew, it is a tradition I started years ago and my children patiently (more like impatiently) await their package every December. However, a cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be patterns of a variety of aprons for our dolls who love to bake designed to depict various countries or possibly doll quilts with a design signifying particular cultures. I don’t have that much of a creative ability to design them but I have an exceptional ability to follow directions and sew them. For all the folks at Pixie Faire and all their followers I would like to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy New Year!

Marylin
Marylin

January 04, 2020

I would like to see more Irish patterns, especially dance ones.

Ruth
Ruth

January 04, 2020

I am of northern and western European descent and I’d like to see more country-specific traditional dress patterns. I’d also like to see more Middle Eastern and Asian patterns, especially Indian, Pakistani and Thai patterns.

Soozee
Soozee

January 04, 2020

A cultural tradition in take part in is making lefse and Kringla and Pilsa at Christmas time.
I would like to see some Scandinavian traditional clothing patterns

Milica
Milica

January 04, 2020

Cultural items around outdoor life and sports.

Elin M
Elin M

January 04, 2020

My Grandparents were Czecheslovakian, Hungarian & Italian. Here in Daytona Beach, FL. there is a large Greek population. All of these have very beautiful celebration clothing. Maybe you should do an around the world collection. It could be a great education tool.

Noel Devine
Noel Devine

January 04, 2020

A favorite cultural tradition in our household is the annual day-long Philadelphia New Year’s Association Mummer’s Parade. Intricately themed costumesin bright colors, music (live for the string bands), incredible choreography, feathers, sequins, dancing and parasols — all tremendous fun! For family members involved with one of the clubs, this is often a year-long event. For participants, it starts early in the morning, and continues until late in the evening, with the Fancy Brigades, followed by parties on 2 Street and around Philadelphia. We especially enjoy the String Band division, talented musicians play and perform skits as the last of the parade members to strut up Broad Street on New Year’s day.

Betty Hutchens
Betty Hutchens

January 04, 2020

A favorite cultural tradition that we do is every Christmas we have Mexican food for our daily meal. My father was in the Air Force for 21 years and we were stationed in New Mexico for a period of time and became very good friends with a family from there. To honor our friendship we remembered that friendship with food that we shared at that time. Wonderful memories.

Daphne
Daphne

January 04, 2020

The cultural clothing I would like to see is from the native Andies.

Leslie
Leslie

January 04, 2020

The ladies in our family are members of the DAR (Daughters of American Revolution). This past year we have really enjoyed the cultural reenactment events at which we wore period correct dress…stays, bum rolls, mop caps and of course the gowns. All made by my sister and with one exception, done by hand.
Our youngest received a Wellie Wisher doll for Christmas and we have been busy making clothes and shoes. It would be great fun to have some colonial dress patterns to make, so that we can share this tradition with her.

Karen
Karen

January 04, 2020

I would be interested in the robes worn during Christ’s life, Also we live in Idaho and have a lot of people from Mexico and I would love some patterns from their traditional dress., and last but not least I have always love the Japanese clothing but I know nothings about it but would be very interested to learn.

Linda Peterson
Linda Peterson

January 04, 2020

Favorite Christmas tradition was a Hungarian pull apart coffee cake in the center of our dinner table that took hours to make because it had to rise twice before making the sections and baking and a big box of chocolates that my Dad bought the family every year. We looked forward to both treats every Christmas.

Jocelyne
Jocelyne

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS… eating French Canadian Tourtiere at Christmas, and getting together with family after the Christmas Eve Mass for the reveillion. To read more about this tradition go to https://www.tvo.org/article/why-french-canadians-kick-off-christmas-with-an-all-night-feast.

Rebecca M
Rebecca M

January 04, 2020

“A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS my husband’s family Croatian traditions. Food, family & fabulous traditional clothing. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE any of the traditional Croation clothing for male & female especially the traditional hat/cap worn by the men. Fairly simple shapes but lots of embroidery! Thank you for asking!

Laurel
Laurel

January 04, 2020

I donate Native American dolls and dresses. I’d like to see more patterns for that culture.

Renee
Renee

January 04, 2020

A favorite cultural tradition I do with my children is bake Belgium Lukken cookies at Christmas. They are made one by one on a special Lukken “book style” iron over the stove. I am lucky enough to have my grandmothers original Lukken iron that she brought with her from Belgium when she imigrated to the US after World War 1. One batch makes about 12 to 13 dozen cookies. We also do Advent Calendars before Christmas and always set up a Nativity scene. A pattern I would like to see is a Toy Soldier from the Nutcracker Suite. Any of the costumes from the Nutcracker would be welcome. Then the dolls can have a Christmas ballet to attend.

Linda Lou Lynch
Linda Lou Lynch

January 04, 2020

Our school has International Day. I would like to see more dance costumes from around the world especially some of the smaller countries and then teach the children a dance to go with the costume and country. Traditions I like to honor are in the area of specialized foods.

jacquie Corrigan
jacquie Corrigan

January 04, 2020

A favourite cultural tradition of mine here in Victoria, B.C. Canada is the Highland Games. Three days of Pipe Band competitions, highland dance competitions, and the heavy lifting competitions.
I have the PixieFaire highland costumes and I love them — one day I will make them up!

Olga
Olga

January 04, 2020

A family tradition we had growing up was making tamales for New Years celebrations. I would like to see more folk costumes of all cultures at Pixie Faire.

Grandma Freckles
Grandma Freckles

January 04, 2020

I have very much enjoyed seeing & purchasing ethnic costumes from Scotland & Wales. I would be interested in Japanese kimonos & also in Russian costumes.

Ruth
Ruth

January 04, 2020

Our cultural tradition is to attend the Christmas Eve candlelight service at our church and to read the Christmas story right after the family breakfast and before opening any presents.

Maureen W.
Maureen W.

January 04, 2020

Traditional Dress patterns from all over the world ! Maybe some Celtic and Viking knitting and crocheting…..accessories…….???
Thank you for the gift card giveaway.

Julia
Julia

January 04, 2020

I love the European dance costumes from previous centuries, Folk Costumes. They were once celebrated by Mattel’s Barbie in a series of dolls. I would love to make dresses like that.

Melissa
Melissa

January 04, 2020

A culture celebration I look forward to every year is Samhain.

Debra
Debra

January 04, 2020

When stationed overseas we attended several Feis (Irish Festivals). My favorite event was the Irish Dancing. After moving back to the states I have continued to enjoy watching Irish dancing and competitions. I would love to see a pattern for the dresses!

Heather
Heather

January 04, 2020

I come from Canada and it’s has many different culyures, I would like to see more Indigenous costumes to celebrate our heritage. we also do Christmas Eve service at our Church among year long holidays

Susan S
Susan S

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS celebrating Syttende Mai in mid-May. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE Norwegian Bunads (Swedish and Finish too).

Roxanne Perez
Roxanne Perez

January 04, 2020

A cultural tradition I enjoy us the Mexican Folkloric dresses, with all the ribbons and lace and the men in their charros. I want to make the outfits, I like how each state has their own dress. Would enjoy making some of the different states dresses.
Ellen
Ellen

January 04, 2020

A favorite cultural tradition I take part in would be cooking Italian dishes for my husband who is 1st generation. Both his parents came from a small town in Italy. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be any traditional costumes.When I was little I had a cousin who had an amazing collection of small dolls dressed in traditional costumes from all over the world that an uncle would send her. In addition, my town is known as the “International City” as we have so many ethnic groups here. Every June there is a festival and a new queen is crowned….the girls compete in heritage costumes from the nationalities they represent.

Leanna
Leanna

January 04, 2020

A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS…the Day of the Dead holiday—that is fascinating! A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE…traditional Italian country fashions. ;)

Judith
Judith

January 04, 2020

I would like to see PF offer patterns for traditional attire from around the world.

Deborah Weber
Deborah Weber

January 04, 2020

I don’t have any cultural traditions, just a lot of traditional ones. Just would love to see more ball gowns

Linda L
Linda L

January 04, 2020

My cultural tradition is to have Christmas Crackers with our meal.

Amanda VS
Amanda VS

January 04, 2020

A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE Japanese martial arts attire like a Yakima (divided riding skirt worn by the Samari). I have seen people requesting more than a karate pattern on various American Girl doll collector groups

Mariette Collette
Mariette Collette

January 04, 2020

A favorite cultural tradition m’y granddaughters and grandson participate in is Ukrainian dancing I would love to replicate their costumes as well traditional ballet that my other granddaughter participated ins
Thank you

Mendy
Mendy

January 04, 2020

I don’t have a specific culture I celebrate except I am a child of God and serve Him. He is my everything and has been my peace and healer through the death of my son. When my boys were growing up at Christmas I wanted them to know Christ’s birth was the most important and we only had a 4 foot tree but had a manger with a baby Jesus that sat by the tree. It was a life size one to show them the birth of Jesus was the most important. :)

Angela N.
Angela N.

January 04, 2020

I “A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is celebrating The Three Kings Day. On this day, children receive presents from the three Kings, in the same way Baby Jesus received presents from them. A cultural pattern I would like to see about this tradition is already offered at Pixie Faire, it is “The School Nativity 18” Doll clothes". This pattern includes customs for Mary and Joseph, the Shepherd, the Three Kings and the Angel. This pattern is so beautiful.

margaret
margaret

January 04, 2020

Don’t have any….but you can start a new one! All the dresses worn by Presidents wives to the Ball after elections…spand the centuries!!!!! I love gowns and what a teaching process!

Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

January 04, 2020

One of my favorite Cultural traditions is cooking from scratch the entire Thanksgiving meal and along with that, family gathering. Not sure of a cultural pattern though.

Aggie  Bollhorn
Aggie Bollhorn

January 04, 2020

My favorite tradition is making oliebollen and apelflappen for New Years eve when those that can make it to our house come for an evening of board games, food and ringing in a new year.
I try to keep some of my Dutch traditions alive.

Marie
Marie

January 04, 2020

A favourite cultural tradition we have is giving out Hong Bao, or red envelopes with money. These are mainly given to children. Like many have commented, I would love to see more international clothing from all parts of the world, especially with authentic details that are scaled down well for children. Many have asked for a kimono. Having lived in Japan and knowing a little bit about the etiquette of wearing kimono…one way of folding it is only done when you are attending a funeral. Many Westerners are unfamiliar so cross kimono randomly. Don’t worry though….it’s only a detail, your dolly will survive, LOL!

Karen Berkey
Karen Berkey

January 04, 2020

I think any cultural patterns would be a great add as the US is a cultural melting pot!

Patricia
Patricia

January 04, 2020

A cultural tradition I take part in is Lucia Day. I love the natural materials used in Scandinavian holiday decorations, and the crown of candles Lucia girls wear to celebrate the dark winters in the Northern climes. The white robe with red sash, and wreath headpiece, would make a great pattern!

Chandra
Chandra

January 04, 2020

My family always have fondue on Christmas Eve and then attends Christmas Eve services. On Christmas morning, we open stockings first, have breakfast, then take turns handing out gifts. A different person opens their gifts first each round. I would love to see cultural outfits from Sweden, Norway, Ukraine, Vietnam and so on.

Anita
Anita

January 04, 2020

A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE FOLK COSTUMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Norway, Korea, Vietnam, etc etc AND FOR NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES (MOHAWK, CREEK, HURON, IROQUOIS, Onondaga, ETC. sorry about caps loc!

Nancy
Nancy

January 04, 2020

A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE to see some Celtic pattern.

debra
debra

January 04, 2020

A favorite cultural tradition i find interesting is Chanukah, probably because it is different from the holiday traditions my family celebrates. A cultural pattern I would like dot see offered at Pixie Faire would be the choir robes worn at midnight mass – is that considered cultural? .

Carma
Carma

January 04, 2020

Growing up I enjoyed the Norwegian tradition of leftza at Christmas. I would like to implement that again with my family. I just found the recipe again. As for cultural tradition for future, I don’t just know. I tend to enjoy many fashions

Cheri
Cheri

January 04, 2020

I would love to see a grouping of European patterns representing each country. We have an immigration unit in our 2nd grade and I would love to dress dolls in countries represented by the students in the class.

Ruth
Ruth

January 04, 2020

We don’t have any particular cultural tradition since wet have many cultures in our background but am blessed to be a child of God so we celebrate Christ birth, death and resurrection. But a traditional dress I’d love to see is the North American Cree traditional dresses. We live among the Cree nations and I sew lots of traditional doll clothes for various cultures and would love to sew something that’s local

Claudia
Claudia

January 04, 2020

I celebrate pioneer day July 24,. When the pioneers entered the salt lake valley. I would like to see more pioneer outfits for both 18"boys and girls.

Dolores
Dolores

January 04, 2020

One of the this that stands out in my childhood is family. Whatever the holiday everyone gathered at my parents house to celebrate and eat. It was like a great family potluck. I miss this gathering since my parent passed and brothers and sisters moved away. I believe family is very important.

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