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

HeavenlyAG
HeavenlyAG

January 02, 2021

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

kathy
kathy

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the photos that are included.

Mivhelle
Mivhelle

January 02, 2021

The most important element to me is style. If I don’t like the look, I never even try the pattern.

Valerie
Valerie

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is being able to semi customize it. 😍

ES
ES

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is (for me) the pattern pieces. I enjoy using patterns as a creative base. However, for an inexperienced sewer, or someone cannot easily alter a pattern, I think the most important part (after the pieces) would be having clear instructions.

Jeri
Jeri

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is good clear instructions – pictures really help when I have a question about the written instructions. Every Pixie Faire pattern I’ve tried has had great instructions. Thank you!

Hallie Martin
Hallie Martin

January 02, 2021

The most useful part of a pdf pattern is photos of the sewing process and good markings on how to put the pattern together.

Janine
Janine

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a PDF pattern is a drawing of how the pages actually go together.

Susan
Susan

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is clear, detailed instructions, including photos and diagrams for knitting, crochet and sewing.

Pat S
Pat S

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature of a pattern is clear and precise instructions and pictures.

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

January 02, 2021

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

Ellen Barth
Ellen Barth

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the 1 inch scale to make sure the pattern printed as it should have!

Dianne Mann
Dianne Mann

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful element of a pattern is clear instructions with photos for those of us who are still learning to sew.

Kari
Kari

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature or element in a pattern is the inch scale measure so I’m certain that I’ve printed the pattern pieces to the correct scale. I’ve skipped checking the inch scale measure before and regretted it….

Wendy
Wendy

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the difficulty level! I really like this feature. I can really love a picture of a garment, but it may be beyond my skill level. Knowing the difficulty level is really helpful to me, and boost my confidence. Second runner-up is photos photos photos! Along with written instructions, these are so very helpful. Your patterns are wonderful in this way.

Theresa Lambourn
Theresa Lambourn

January 02, 2021

I find detailed instructions the most important thing. Especially when I’m using a new pattern.

PB
PB

January 02, 2021

The most important element(s) to me are instruction and photos

Sam
Sam

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear, step by step instruction with pictures preferably

Janet
Janet

January 02, 2021

The most useful/important feature of a pattern is having lots of pictures with detailed instructions.

Wanda
Wanda

January 02, 2021

The most important is the measurement of the doll used to create the pattern. I’ve used a pattern that was larger at the waist than my doll, very disappointing result. Once that’s determined then it’s positioning of the pattern on the fabric (direction of grain is very important). Then it’s clear instructions and photos of each step as it should look when completed. Especially for this beginner Pixie Faire designers do it well.

Deborah D
Deborah D

January 02, 2021

The most important and helpful component of a pattern for me is the materials list that spells out everything you will need before you start sewing.

Sheila Wagner
Sheila Wagner

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern is the size.

Wilma
Wilma

January 02, 2021

For me the most important in a pdf tutorial and pattern is lots of visuals. I am a visual learner and I love pictures along with instructions.

Felicity
Felicity

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear and straightforward instructions! That’s why I love pixiefaire!

Shelly Hammond
Shelly Hammond

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful thing in a pattern are detailed, easy to understand instructions.

Jeanette
Jeanette

January 02, 2021

The most important thing is having clear step by step easy instructions that are illustrated.

Karen
Karen

January 02, 2021

Illustrations for each step. Also layout picture for grain lines. Last, markings on pattern pieces that indicate the pattern name or number because I occasionally take a pattern piece out to use with another pattern and need to put it back later when I clean up!

Shaun
Shaun

January 02, 2021

The first thing I like to check is the print scale because if that’s off everything will be off. Then I read through the directions, compare the pattern pieces to each step and make sure I understand what to do. Then I sew!

Cheri
Cheri

January 02, 2021

The most important thing in a pattern for me is a good visual guide. I am bad about skim reading but pictures tell it all.

Linda
Linda

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions set-up in steps not paragraphs with pictures. Of course the pattern should have accurate sizing that easily fits together.

Laurie
Laurie

January 02, 2021

When I’m deciding if I am going to buy a certain pattern, I like to see photos of what the garment looks like in the back, the sides, closeups of the neckline, or closeup pictures of any variations the pattern allows. I like to know if the bodice is lined or not. I like to know as much detail about the pattern as possible. Also, it’s nice to see the model wearing the original garment paired with maybe a skirt or jacket or some other piece of wardrobe that is sold separately. Therefore, the most important\useful feature or element in a pattern for me is as much information about the finished product as possible. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Pam C
Pam C

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the photos along with detailed instructions.
These two elements are critical in a pattern.

Kyle
Kyle

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the pictures! I usually do a pretty good job of figuring things out by just reading, but having a picture to look at never hurts to help make sure everything’s looking right.

Lynette
Lynette

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is clear instruction with lots of pictures.

Karen
Karen

January 02, 2021

The most important thing is instructions

Milica
Milica

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of the pattern is accurate pattern that creates pieces that when sown fit well together.

Kathy
Kathy

January 02, 2021

Most important pattern detail is INFORMATION- material used, grain of fabric for cutting pictures when able. I use the written instructions most often for pattern reading so having that is also really helpful for different learners.

Peggy
Peggy

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is detailed instructions.

vanilla and vinegar
vanilla and vinegar

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is photos and instructions!

linda king
linda king

January 02, 2021

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

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the PDF patterns is detailed illustrated directions. Even though I am an experienced seamstress, sewing doll sized garments requires different techniques than full sized garments.

Stephanie
Stephanie

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear instructions aided by many pictures!

Jackie
Jackie

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions, material used pattern size and correct seem allowance. . Also showing the which way the material gain is running .

Clarissa
Clarissa

January 02, 2021

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

Clarissa
Clarissa

January 02, 2021

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

Michell Donna
Michell Donna

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is correct pattern, good sewing knowledge.

Michell
Michell

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is accurate pattern, correct marks on pattern basic knowledge of patterns.

Constance Johnson
Constance Johnson

January 02, 2021

I LOVE GIRLCHARLIE!!
The most important part is lots of photos in the instructions. I always look at the photos before reading the instructions. Also, if the photos are labelled with the corresponding instruction. That’s important too! Thanks:)

Delpha
Delpha

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the patterns are photos with detailed instructions

Andrea Monroe
Andrea Monroe

January 02, 2021

The most important, useful feature of a pattern is clear instructions, with easy to understand pictures.

Soozee
Soozee

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is good instructions.

Michell D
Michell D

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is that pattern pieces match up like puzzle pieces. Good pattern is very important.

Betty Rodgers
Betty Rodgers

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is accurate pattern with seam allowances and good clear instructions.

Vicki Denis
Vicki Denis

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern are clear illustrated instructions. I also appreciate the suggestions for alternate ways to make the outfit.

Michell
Michell

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is basic knowledge of patterns, sewing. How to read the pattern marking is very important.

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

The pictures are the most important, if you don’t understand the instructions look at the pictures.

Donna H.
Donna H.

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is accurate pattern, correct pattern marking. Incorrect pattern will not come out right when you sew it.

AMY
AMY

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is a clear line drawing and lots of pictures of each step.

Melissa
Melissa

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern are detailed photographs that show exactly how the fabric is manipulated and sewn so there is no confusion as with drawings.

Kari L. Bjorklund
Kari L. Bjorklund

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear directions that don’t assume you already know how to do it already. Good detailed drawings with precise notation for clarification.

Sabrina
Sabrina

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the pictures. They are such a big help when you may not understand the written instructions!

Shari
Shari

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clearly written instructions and photos.

Beverly Voth
Beverly Voth

January 02, 2021

Wow! another website I had not come across. Evidently I need to SPEND more time hunting fabric STORES. I do not mind working with knits…the trick is to have the correct needle in your SEWING machine. Does anyone else SING or hum while they Sew! S words include SPEND, STORES, SEWING, SING!….GOD BLESS ALL IN THIS NEW YEAR! BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE!

De
De

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clearly worded instruction. Include photos, but don’t assume the photo tells all. Be able to print with only some or no photos. Be able to reprint only one page of the pattern. Have the doll measurements listed for the pattern so adjustments can be made. Don’t skip photos of the confusing part! Show close ups of the finished part. Don’t make the assumption that sewers have experience.

Susan
Susan

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is being able to understand the instructions, Pictures help also!

Greta
Greta

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern is the instructions. They must be clear and leave nothing up to chance. Because so many of us are visual learners, clear pictures are also very helpful.

Bonnie R
Bonnie R

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions, preferably accompanied by a video.

Helen
Helen

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear, precise instructions. It’s frustrating when you’re sewing a pattern and can’t figure out what it’s telling you to do. Pictures help, too!

Jane Whiteley
Jane Whiteley

January 02, 2021

The most important features of a pattern besides the pattern pieces, are clear photos accompanying the directions. (Most sewers are very visual.) I also wish the designer would ALWAYS include the measurements of the doll that the patten was developed on, enabling the maker to decide if pattern alternations might be necessary for a perfect fit.

Rita P
Rita P

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear instructions and understandable pictures.

Vicki
Vicki

January 02, 2021

There are several features I like with a PDF pattern… I know the photos are great for most but I also like when the instructions are in WRITTEN form if I don’t want to print out all those pages. I also LOVE that I can print 2 pages of pattern pieces… one to keep with a file and the second to actually USE.

Karen Watson
Karen Watson

January 02, 2021

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

Jane
Jane

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is easy to understand instructions along with pictures, as my mother is no longer here to help me figure out the printed instructions.

Susan Y.
Susan Y.

January 02, 2021

The instructions! What you need to do first so you don’t jump ahead and then have to go unpick seams to attach things correctly!

Julie B.
Julie B.

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is complete instructions with good pictures. Also yardage and fabric recomendations.

gail
gail

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is showing a guage or pattern vs project measurement” I made a piece a furniture recently and the pattern said to use 1/2" pvc and the fabric pattern was geared for 3/8 or smaller. It said the seams were there but the pattern only barely wrapped around the pipe no allowance for seam!

Mary Venezia
Mary Venezia

January 02, 2021

Themost important part of the pattern are clear instructions and pictures at critical steps.

Mary Venezia
Mary Venezia

January 02, 2021

Themost important part of the pattern are clear instructions and pictures at critical steps.

Mary Venezia
Mary Venezia

January 02, 2021

Themost important part of the pattern are clear instructions and pictures at critical steps.

Sandy C
Sandy C

January 02, 2021

Differently the instructions and photos. Sometimes the photos can be confusing when different steps have different fabric being used in the construction of the garment. It becomes difficult to determine main fabric verses lining mid stream. Tips and tricks are always helpful.

Andrea
Andrea

January 02, 2021

To me the most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is how the neckline/sleeves are treated. As I get older and my arthritis gets worse, it is more and more difficult to handle small areas like this.

Andrea
Andrea

January 02, 2021

To me the most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is how the neckline/sleeves are treated. As I get older and my arthritis gets worse, it is more and more difficult to handle small areas like this.

Jodi Queen
Jodi Queen

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear & concise pictures/drawings showing exactly what the step/instructions are telling you to do.”

Piroska
Piroska

January 02, 2021

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

doris
doris

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the sizing and measurements.

Nancy
Nancy

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the clarity of instructions, step by step pictures and garment schematics with mesurements.

Julie
Julie

January 02, 2021

The most important feature on the pattern, aside from clear instructions, are the photos that the pixie faire patterns include. Sometimes verbal instructions can be hard to understand, so the photos and drawings help immensely!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is an abundance of clear pictures for each step.

Sharon
Sharon

January 02, 2021

The most important element in a pattern are clear easy to follow instructions and illustrations.

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern for me is specific drawings accompanying the specific directions. I am a visual person and I find the step-by-step drawings extremely helpful as well as speedier.

Connie
Connie

January 02, 2021

The most useful part of the pattern in the directions! I’d prob get thru it but……lol

Louise
Louise

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions with pictures and/or video for tricky bits.

Jaci
Jaci

January 02, 2021

Important is the patern of course but the instructions & the photos are the best Thanks for all the hard work that is gone into the making of these patterns

Karen Hawkins
Karen Hawkins

January 02, 2021

The most important feature on the pattern, aside from clear instructions, are the photos that the pixie faire patterns include. Sometimes I just can’t quite understand the verbiage or something in the instructions.

Rose
Rose

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is photos.
Sometimes the written instructions can be confusing if someone is not familiar with a technique.

Jordyn
Jordyn

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is directions with clear and concise wording, and pictures that match what is being said. I hate it when a pattern tells me to do something in a certain order, but the pictures show that it was done a different way.

Elna Rothenberger
Elna Rothenberger

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful features or element in a pattern is to have photo illustrations along with written instructions as I am a very visual learner.

Vicky
Vicky

January 02, 2021

I’ve used your patterns starting with Liberty Jane in 2013 and have sewn for decades.
Here are a few things, most already mentioned
Close up photos of both front and back. Individual pieces labeled with pattern name
Contrasting background in photos. Clearly different fabrics for linings. Photos that clearly show right side from wrong side. Instructions that include *special note- for directions that differ from usual sewing process.
I appreciate the pattern updates that include corrections, clearer explanations or better photos. Pixie Faire, you are a wonderful site and a great organization. So proud of your Sew Powerful ministry providing opportunities for us to help by making purses for girls in Africa. God Bless

Gail Orr
Gail Orr

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the armscye pattern piece. As I have sewn for 50 years the only piece I can’t figure out accurately is that piece. Most people here have suggested the instructions are the most important and they probably are, but for me personally I sew it the way I want to most times and don’t use the instructions.

Myra
Myra

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature in a pattern is that it is saved in my account at Pixie Faire, so I can download it again if need be.

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