January 02, 2021

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 9 Giveaway! (January 2, 2021)

 

Welcome to DAY 9 of our 12 Days if Christmas celebration!

For our 9th Day Of Christmas giveaway, we are doing a GIVEAWAY of one $100 Girl Charlee eGift Card to one lucky winner. The gift card can be used towards any item available on the Girl Charlee website! Woot, Woot!

More about Girl Charlee:  (from their website) Within Girl Charlee Fabrics you are going to find the best selection of the most unique knit fabrics that you will not find anywhere else. I know how hard it is to find knit fabrics that are soft, have just the right hand and stretch, and are not prints that you have seen everywhere else, and at prices that don't break the bank, so I only source fabrics that fit all those characteristics and almost all are offered at 20% off regular retail price EVERY DAY. We offer the highest quality cotton lycra and spandex solids and prints, trendy designer cotton jersey and rayon blends direct from famous designer labels, and other specialty knits like vegan leather, Hacci sweaters, double brushed spandex, and much more. Each fabric is hand selected to ensure we are offering you the best fabric available at the lowest possible price!

This is one of my favorite place to shop for knit fabircs! They have such a great selection and lots of rib knits and ribbing for those hoodies too! 

Now... if you're thinking, "I am scared to sew with knits!" Don't be! There are so many great resources here on Pixie Faire to help you conquer your fear and ahcieve success!

You can find the full on demand Sewing With Knits video course HERE to download, or you can watch any of the course videos at any time when you have access to the Sewing With Cinnamon membership community!

 

How To Enter The Gift Card Giveaway:

We'd love to know what part of a PDF pattern is the most important feature or element in the document. Our goal is to provide you with the best sewing, knitting, and crochet patterns in the world! With your feedback, I'm sure we can make that happen!

Simply comment on this blog post finishing the following question...

"The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is [insert here]?"

 

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific) on Saturday, 1/2/2021.

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.

This is part of the 12 Days of Christams annual promotion, each day from December 25th through January 5th we are going to reveal a special One Day Giveaway for One Lucky Winner! These will be short-term prizes, designed for just 1 day each. So, be sure to set your alarm, bookmark our blog, and remember to check back each day. The giveaway will begin and end at midnight pacific time each day. Don’t miss out!

The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment. We will post a list of all the winners in the wrap up blog post on January 6th.

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 :)

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!

Happy New Year!

Cinnamon & Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Dena Akbar
Dena Akbar

January 12, 2021

The most useful/ important element of pattern to me is being able to alter it if need be!

Chris
Chris

January 04, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is detailed instructions.

Tamara
Tamara

January 03, 2021

The most important part of a digital pattern besides the instructions is a way to check the scale of the pattern when printed to make sure it matches and to make it easier to enlarge or shrink if necessary.

Michael Dupree
Michael Dupree

January 03, 2021

Just gimme my $100 already.

Diana
Diana

January 03, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the instructions.

Laura
Laura

January 03, 2021

The most important element are clear concise instructions Some patterns need a proofreader that also knows how to sew.

Linda
Linda

January 03, 2021

The most important pattern is photos with clear instructions on how to do things.

Susan
Susan

January 03, 2021

The most useful element in a pattern is the instructions, without them it can be a tough job

Dana
Dana

January 03, 2021

Clear, concise directions. And easy to find seam allowance notation within the directions.

Maureen A
Maureen A

January 03, 2021

Easy to understand directions is the most important part of the pattern.

Jessica Larsson
Jessica Larsson

January 03, 2021

The most import feature in a printable pattern is the 1” square to check for printing accuracy. The only problem comes when I forget to use it!!

Louise
Louise

January 03, 2021

I would say that the most important part of a pattern is the directions. If they are clear and concise, whatever you make will look great when you are finished.

Anne Marie Fuller
Anne Marie Fuller

January 02, 2021

Easy-to-read directions are definitely the most important feature of a pattern, so that you are not frustrated and give up.

Anne White
Anne White

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is clear and concise directions.

Patricia Stegall
Patricia Stegall

January 02, 2021

I find that scale and texture are the most important qualities to look for in knits for doll clothes.

Sharon
Sharon

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern is the directions not only in sewing but also what type of material is best suited for the pattern. Many times my failure is due to picking the wrong material for the project

Sharon
Sharon

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern is the directions not only in sewing but also what type of material is best suited for the pattern. Many times my failure is due to picking the wrong material for the project

Patti
Patti

January 02, 2021

The most important element on a pattern is that it shows all the proper markings such as notches, grain line, seam allowance, etc.

Fiona
Fiona

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature of a pattern is clear instructions!

Cindy
Cindy

January 02, 2021

The most important and useful feature or element in a pattern is well marked patterns and clear instructions.

Sharon122INi
Sharon122INi

January 02, 2021

The most useful part of a pattern are the markings where it joins with another pattern piece.

Monya
Monya

January 02, 2021

The most important features in a pattern are clear instructions, pictures or illustrations, and the fit on the doll.

Patricia Peterson
Patricia Peterson

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is the fit.

Bethanne
Bethanne

January 02, 2021

The most important piece to a great pattern is that it has been made as a sample and that it has a perfect fit.

Debbie P
Debbie P

January 02, 2021

It is important that patterns include the finished garment measurements so that if necessary, adjustments or changes can be made to suit the users desired outcome as they work on each section of construction. To achieve success, clear step by step instructions are required along with accompanying diagrams or pictures, to guide the maker through the construction process with satisfactory results. If the guidelines are clear and informative, no matter how challenging the task may have been, the successful completion of the final product will give the maker a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is well marked patterns and clear instructions. Love that you have all the pictures in the instructions, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words!

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

As an experienced sewer, the supply list, cutting instructions, good instructions, and accurate sizing and marking on pattern pieces are important. What frustrates me is when steps of a pattern are out of order. i also get frustrated when, from the instructions, I can’t visualize how the pieces of the item are supposed to go together. That happened to me with one pattern I got from Pixie Faire. Had I understood that aspect of the pattern, I wouldn’t have chosen a bright colorful fleece for what turned out to be a hidden lining. And on that pattern, I couldn’t find the kind of zipper that was called for. So a good supply list is also important.

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

As an experienced sewer, the supply list, cutting instructions, good instructions, and accurate sizing and marking on pattern pieces are important. What frustrates me is when steps of a pattern are out of order. i also get frustrated when, from the instructions, I can’t visualize how the pieces of the item are supposed to go together. That happened to me with one pattern I got from Pixie Faire. Had I understood that aspect of the pattern, I wouldn’t have chosen a bright colorful fleece for what turned out to be a hidden lining. And on that pattern, I couldn’t find the kind of zipper that was called for. So a good supply list is also important.

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern to me is the instructions!
Angeles
Angeles

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern are the pictures that show the sewing thread and fabric in a contrast color, that helps to visualize the instructions better.
Thank you.

Andrea
Andrea

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature on a pattern are the finished garment measurements! I have had/used a lot of different patterns and maybe two of them have had the finished measurements on the back. There is a big difference between your body measurements, the pattern measurements, and the finished garment measurements.

Jenny
Jenny

January 02, 2021

The most important element on a pattern is a clear understanding of what side of the fabric is the right side and if it has textures or a pattern, the clear marking of the direction of the fabric.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 02, 2021

I find the PDF files complete and easy to follow. I especially like the individual photos of each step.

Kim
Kim

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern are pattern pieces that are the correct size (though clear instructions are definitely great too)

marcie
marcie

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of any pattern is being easy to understand. I also really like having the pictures with the instructions.

Kim
Kim

January 02, 2021

Clear, detailed instructions because it saves frustration and ripping time.

Melinda C.
Melinda C.

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is a pattern with an accurate fit. If the graphics for the pattern pieces are not accurate you’re already setting up failure for the sewist. Of course, I will never say that you can forget concise instructions, or leave out the gorgeous pictures. Many times the instructions along with great photos of each step has helped me gain more confidence. thanks ;)

Debra Luecke
Debra Luecke

January 02, 2021

The most important part of PDF patterns is clear concise instructions. Photos showing all sides of the finished piece is very important.

Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions

Kay
Kay

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is clear instructions, along with corresponding pictures. It really helps when I’m making something that’s a little more difficult than usual!

Heidi
Heidi

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is picture of each step to go along with the instructions.

B Corbin
B Corbin

January 02, 2021

Clear, step by step directions with photos or very well labeled illustrations make a pattern easy to use and enjoy sewing the garment.

B Corbin
B Corbin

January 02, 2021

Clear, step by step directions with photos or very well labeled illustrations make a pattern easy to use and enjoy sewing the garment.

Arlene
Arlene

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear, easy to understand instructions along with good visual aids.

Leanna
Leanna

January 02, 2021

The most important part of pdf patterns is having good visual instructions to accompany the pattern—especially tips for dealing with small-scale techniques.

Cindy P
Cindy P

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions, pattern marked correctly and how to pictures.

Tara Challman
Tara Challman

January 02, 2021

Clarity of instructions!
Thank you :) (I’ve never had a problem with any patterns from Pixie Faire!)

Staci
Staci

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is [insert here]visual instructions (pictures, drawings, etc.). Even without words, I can usually follow a pattern if it has detailed pictures.

tamra
tamra

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is good pictures. I can piece anything together with good pictures!

Lisa
Lisa

January 02, 2021

There’s many important parts to a pdf pattern. The scale needs to be correct, the pieces should be clearly marked with seam & grain lines, notches, pattern name or number. The pieces should fit together well. Instructions and pictures need to be clear. The written instructions are a great added bonus. What would be a nice added feature would be a picture of the item on the list of supplies so you know what you are making. Love Pixie Faire!!! BTW.

Martha
Martha

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is that pdf pattern pieces on different pages fit together properly and that the pieces are well marked for notches, dots. etc and the the directions are clear.

Kitty
Kitty

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is that it has been well tested and works exactly as the instructions are written.

Shirley B
Shirley B

January 02, 2021

The most important element is the detailed instructions and the variations of the pattern.

Diana
Diana

January 02, 2021

The most important element of PDF patterns for me is the summary of step-by-step instructions. I like being able to reference the instructions as a list in one place.

Barbara
Barbara

January 02, 2021

I like the easy instructions and hints for special features to add interest.

Cindy
Cindy

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is very clear instructions, especially for those of us in the beginner/intermediate category!

JANET VAWTER
JANET VAWTER

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern are instructions that are clearly written . But truly, all parts are important. The fit, knowing how the pattern pieces fit together, knowing the type of fabric and other supplies to use.

Stephanie
Stephanie

January 02, 2021

the most helpful part of a pattern is illustration and well-explained instructions.

Ashley M Wilson
Ashley M Wilson

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the it is written clearly and fits together well.

 

Karen
Karen

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear, illustrated instructions and grainlines on all pieces that require them.

Mary Jo
Mary Jo

January 02, 2021

The most important part of pattern is the size scale, this is the best 1 inch square that insures that the pattern size is correct.

Martha R.
Martha R.

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is that all the pieces fit together properly and connection points (notches) are clearly marked. Step by step instructions and clear pictures for each step are important, too.

Phyllis
Phyllis

January 02, 2021

The most important thing about a pattern is that it is well drafted: the seams match, corners are square and true, shapes fit the body.

Susan
Susan

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is that the fit is accurate and the pieces fit together.

Alison
Alison

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern I find is clear instructions that match photos/drawing as I create

Karen H
Karen H

January 02, 2021

First of all I am truly happy for PDF patterns, because what would I have done the last several months but wait on the mail and the selection would have been minimal. I am like many others videos or pictures are helpful to me as I also am a sight learner but the instructions are also very important. I am not one to strike off on my own knowledge I always think I might miss a hint or clever way of doing that I may not have known. I do wish that every time I sew a garment that it would fit the doll I planned for but that doesn’t always work out, usually they will fit someone in my collection of dolls. The wool coat fit a Journey Girl Doll with her clothes on and that is what I wanted. I don’t know how that could be fixed unless the patterns came out for a chunky AG or a slim AG. Mine are all older dolls so that probably accounts for the difference. I really love the patterns and I’ll figure out a little ease in the pattern when I make the next coat. Thank You for all you do and I appreciate all of your classes. I especially like the sew alongs. Happy New Year to ALL.

Lynne Govers
Lynne Govers

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is fit….period!

Rosie
Rosie

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the grain line, and notches for matching adjoining pieces.

Jacquie Corrigan
Jacquie Corrigan

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is clear instructions with accompanying pictures.

Jackie
Jackie

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is the clearly written instructions.

Barbara
Barbara

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern is clear illustrations of each step.

MANDA
MANDA

January 02, 2021

The most important thing in a pattern to me are clear instructions/ pictures and the fact that the pattern fits well and looks nice on the doll.

E Tabler
E Tabler

January 02, 2021

The most important and useful feature in a pattern is correctly ordered steps, that result a neat and clean looking finished product.

Jo Collins
Jo Collins

January 02, 2021

Instructions and pictures are helpful.

Claudia
Claudia

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is Pictures for any of the more difficult aspects.

Monica
Monica

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is the design/style. The design/style should be appropriate for the size and type of doll for which it is made. Of course, clear instructions particularly for special elements are very important as well.

Rochelle
Rochelle

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern are the instructions and that the fitting has been pretested prior to publication.

Atara
Atara

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the endless ways to alter it

Janice Thivierge
Janice Thivierge

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is the illustrations.

Teresa-Jo Proulx
Teresa-Jo Proulx

January 02, 2021

I’ve been surprised with the photos for each step in the patterns I’ve acquired from Pixie Faire. But, as in the adult pattern, I would like to see a more generous seam allowance for zippers, required yardage for the project, and finished waist, length, chest measurements.

Linda
Linda

January 02, 2021

I follow along with the photos, and read the instructions if needed.

Deborah
Deborah

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful features or elements in a pattern are the supply list , along with written/visuals. I learn better with both tools which helps me to get a better fit.

PattyJ
PattyJ

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the illustrations. I’m visual. I need to see what needs to happen.

Valerie Boundey
Valerie Boundey

January 02, 2021

The most important element or feature of a pattern is the directions explaining how to put the dress/item together.

Leticia
Leticia

January 02, 2021

I’m a visual learner, so the most important/useful feature or element in a pattern for me would be for a pattern to contain many large, clear step-by-step photos with clear, detailed instructions and samples of projects for inspiration!!

Barb S
Barb S

January 02, 2021

The most important/ useful feature in a pattern is clear instructions supplemented by clear, enlarged pictures.

Emily H.
Emily H.

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is/are detailed, accurate pattern pieces. Even the most detailed instructions are worthless if the pattern doesn’t have the proper markings in the correct places.

Debbie
Debbie

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is consistent instructions between the written instructions, the illustrations and pattern pieces.

leone
leone

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is good instructions and pictures

Char
Char

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is clear instructions.

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear markings.

Barbara
Barbara

January 02, 2021

The most important thing is the inspiration that the pattern provides. Many times the pattern photos are three versions of the same thing. I look for the pattern photos to make three different statements.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 02, 2021

Pixie Faire often has a tutorial for a pattern. these are very useful and I often wish I could print out the the tutorial to have next to my sewing machine when I am sewing the pattern.

Noel
Noel

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is/are: the appropriate types of fabrics, along with a helpful finished photo, and the actual measurements for the doll. The inspiration and the math blend perfectly!

Noel
Noel

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is/are: the appropriate types of fabrics, along with a helpful finished photo, and the actual measurements for the doll. The inspiration and the math blend perfectly!

Linda
Linda

January 02, 2021

The most important and useful part of the pattern is clear pictures with plain fabric and contrasting thread. Thank You!

Carma
Carma

January 02, 2021

I think one very important feature is clear instructions. The pictures are helpful in clarification most times. I have only had a couple instruction that were a little confusing. Well labeled pieces are essential as well,

Theresa
Theresa

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful element in a pattern is clear instructions with good photos or drawings to accompany them for each step of the process.

Regina
Regina

January 02, 2021

For me, the most important part of a pattern is having clear instructions/directions and a few sketches or pictures showing some of the directions. Sometimes having a pattern layout example is also good…then I know the best way to lay out the pattern on a fat quarter or regular cut of fabric.

Ruth
Ruth

January 02, 2021

The most important thing to me is the clarity and detailed instructions with photos for clarity and that they have been proofed because I have had a couple that were actually missing a step. Don’t assume we totally understand your methods as they may be new to some of us. However l love your patterns

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