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

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

The most important feature or element in a pattern is clear, concise instructions

Donna B
Donna B

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions that don’t assume I know what to do.

Venita
Venita

January 02, 2021

I feel that fit is the most important part of a pattern. So frustrating to go to a lot of work and then it doesn’t come close to fitting.

Shara
Shara

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature/element in a pattern are clear, concise instructions with photos of specific construction parts

Shara
Shara

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature/element in a pattern are clear, concise instructions with photos of specific construction parts

Pamster
Pamster

January 02, 2021

The most useful/feature or element I feel is good instructions along with great illustrations, once in a while I have a brain fart

Laurainne W
Laurainne W

January 02, 2021

The most important / useful feature or element in a pattern are the VERY CLEAR ,step-by-step- description and photographs necessary to show EXACTLY what is needed for each step of the construction.The photographs should show clearly the right and wrong side of the garment and no knowledge on the part of the sewer should ever be assumed!.

Karen
Karen

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful features or elements in a pattern are good photos and clear, concise instructions.

Gracia L Marks
Gracia L Marks

January 02, 2021

What is important about a pattern is the instructions. The picture is what influences my purchase but no matter how attractive the garment I want the process of making it to be hassle free.

Melody
Melody

January 02, 2021

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

Marion
Marion

January 02, 2021

The most important thing in a pattern is a clear picture accompanied by good instructions.
Marion

Darlene O
Darlene O

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern after the test square is lighting in the photos – black is not helpful – any colour is better than black. Fit is critical. I really like detailed photos with clear instructions, seam allowance clearly marked, details marked on the pattern. Finished item photo of the front and back is really helpful. It is a real treat to have options included: velcro, zipper, buttons. I like using velcro with buttons sewn on top to add the look, but not the difficulty. Arthritic hands struggle much the same as small children’s hands. I love PDF patterns.

Teresa
Teresa

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear, detailed, and easy to understand instructions.

Marion
Marion

January 02, 2021

I find the most important feature in a pattern is a hoto and accompanied by clear instructions.
Marion

Belle
Belle

January 02, 2021

The most important element in a pattern is clear instructions and pictures

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 02, 2021

My most important thing in a pattern is a clear picture.
Marilyn

Laura
Laura

January 02, 2021

That the pattern fit is tried and verified with great instructions

Joan
Joan

January 02, 2021

The instructions are understandable is the most important thing to me.
Joan

Nancy
Nancy

January 02, 2021

Important parts of a pattern to me are clear instructions and pictures of examples in various stages. When instructions are poor, or are missing parts, I feel like I have wasted my money.

Cheri
Cheri

January 02, 2021

The most important thing is having clear instructions with good pictures.

Julie
Julie

January 02, 2021

The more details a pattern has the better. Pictures are super helpful.

Jackie Pitts
Jackie Pitts

January 02, 2021

My favorite things about PDF patterns: They always print out the same size [there isn’t much wiggle room in doll clothes,] AND if I loose a piece-facings, tiny collar or cuff-it’s inside my computer and I can reprint it.

Janet K
Janet K

January 02, 2021

The most important parts of a pattern for me are clear pictures to accompany simple to understand directions. Photographs are very helpful as well.

Diane
Diane

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern for me is the info on the pieces (seam allowance, name, designer, and any other pertinent info).

Karen
Karen

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern after the instructions is clear markings on the pattern.

Catherine Janiga
Catherine Janiga

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is clear instructions & pictures thru end of project

Mrs. T
Mrs. T

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is pictures to go with the instructions, if at all possible. Sometimes when I have trouble understanding what the instructions are asking me to do, a simple sketch of the process clarifies everything!

Linda G
Linda G

January 02, 2021

I like clear instructions with pictures

Anne
Anne

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the illustrations!

Sally
Sally

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern are good clear instructions preferably with accompanying pictures.

Donna
Donna

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is clear instructions and pictures really do help.

Kathey
Kathey

January 02, 2021

The most important/ useful thing in a pattern is (what almost everybody else has said) clear instructions and pictures!

Teresa
Teresa

January 02, 2021

The most important thing with a pattern is clear, easy to follow instructions.

Neta
Neta

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern would be the picture. I feel like another tip for sewing and without a pattern would be looking at an actual piece of the product.

Kim
Kim

January 02, 2021

The most important element in a pattern would be the pattern pieces (drafted to fit) themselves. Without them you would not even have a project to make in the first place.

Vickie
Vickie

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern are clear, concise instructions with clear, well lit photos.

Maria Luisa
Maria Luisa

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature is detailed instructions so we can all be able to follow, independently of sewing skills or level. Good pictures are a must with well done pattern pieces

Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith

January 02, 2021

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

Julie
Julie

January 02, 2021

The most important elements in a pattern are complete understandable instructions with accompanying photos. Tips, tricks and finished measurements of garment sections are also appreciated just so I know I am doing everything right and my garment will turn out right.

Mary
Mary

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is good instructions

Betsey Dunn
Betsey Dunn

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element of a pattern is clear instructions with pictures

Alison
Alison

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is definitions. Most of us are not experienced sewers yet and it helps to have definitions and pictures for technical terms.

Catherine
Catherine

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is accurate, easy to understand instructions to include illustrations/examples. If talking specifically about the pattern pieces, then necessary markings, i.e., grain lines.

Mickey
Mickey

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern for me is pictures. I am very visual and the pictures Help.

Tara
Tara

January 02, 2021

The most useful element in a pattern is clear instructions!

Amy S
Amy S

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern are directions especially with pictures.

Gwen
Gwen

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern are the markings for matching pieces.

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 02, 2021

the most important feature of a patter is the accuracy of the pattern pieces. It gets frustrating when pieces don’t go together like they should. As far as the useful part…I have always looked at the illustrations before actually reading the instructions.

Tina Lott
Tina Lott

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is size. I have a whole assortment of doll clothes that are just a little too tight or something similar.

Emmalia
Emmalia

January 02, 2021

The most useful element in a pattern is clear instructions!

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature of a pattern is that the instructions match the pattern pieces. Consistency is key. I prefer to not have to use guesswork when assembling an item.

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 02, 2021

Most important part of the pattern is accuracy. The pieces must fit together easily, without the sewer having to “fudge” it.

Sandy Selby
Sandy Selby

January 02, 2021

The most important feature about a pattern is a set of clear and precise directions written by someone who it is obvious knows how to sew, not someone that you wonder after every step “where did this person learn to sew and what are they talking about?”

Michelle
Michelle

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is The test square.

Crystal
Crystal

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear and easy to understand instructions. Nothing is more frustrating than starting a pattern and wondering what the heck the designer meant by a particular step of the instructions. Close-up photos for some of the trickier parts is nice to have too.

Candace
Candace

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a PDF pattern is that it actually PRINT! I have had so much difficulty in getting the entire thing to print, that I am hesitant to purchase more. I love the selection that Pixie faire offers, and have purchased many, but it is extremely frustrating. The patterns themselves are good, clearly marked and instructions are clear.

Laura
Laura

January 02, 2021

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

Maria
Maria

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern are clear pictures with each step!

Debbie W
Debbie W

January 02, 2021

The most important \ useful feature or element in a pattern is……
It looks like I have to agree with just about everyone else — clearly written instructions and good pictures / illustrations, especially for the tricky parts.
AND, finished size measurements written on the pattern pieces, in case adjustments are needed.

Bobbie
Bobbie

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is other than the pattern pieces themselves, clear directions. Also teaching new techniques needed for that pattern.

designdreamer
designdreamer

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is that the pieces fit together correctly, and that the instructions make sense and are in the correct order and that if it’s an unusual or novel way to do something that it’s illustrated.

cynthia
cynthia

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear, detailed instructions. Sometimes a picture does help.(Actually, the most important parts of the pattern are the pattern pieces, that I inevidently misplace.)

Karen
Karen

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is FIT! If the end result doesn’t fit properly the pictures and instructions mean nothing! Unfortunately there is no consistency in pattern sizing. I am often disappointed at how large the finished garment is and feel I have wasted my time and money. Do the pattern designers take fit into consideration? If a waist on the doll measures 6 inches 8 inches on the pattern is NOT acceptable. I do not know how nor do I feel I should have to alter a pattern.

Jo
Jo

January 02, 2021

Sometimes the most important part in a pattern, are the pictures.

Emily Rasi-Koskinen
Emily Rasi-Koskinen

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern to me are detailed instructions with pictures.

Linda
Linda

January 02, 2021

The most useful element of a pattern are the examples from the testers of the pattern. Their ideas can really get my imagination going.

Anne
Anne

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear and correct instructions!
it is so frustrating for instructions not to be correct or confusing. I enjoy patterns that have all the information you need.

Bobbie
Bobbie

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is the instructions that has step by step information on putting the pattern pieces together and also accurate sized patterns.

Becky W
Becky W

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear instruction with pictures. A good tip is to list doll measurements in the description of the pattern. Many times I want to use the pattern for a different doll but don’t want to buy unless I have this information first.

Jeana
Jeana

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is that pieces fit together properly.

Bonny
Bonny

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern are clear instructions and pictures that show the details in a contrasting color for easy viewing. For doll size patterns specifically I would like to see resource lists for items that are unique to such a small outfit. Especially important for historical patterns.

Marcy Mahle
Marcy Mahle

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the directions and hopefully pictures showing how to make the pattern.

Caprice
Caprice

January 02, 2021

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

Carol P.
Carol P.

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern is clear, concise written instructions and illustrations to match.

Marty C.
Marty C.

January 02, 2021

That the pattern pieces truly fit & that there are good instructions. The pictures on digital patterns are also helpful.

Patricia
Patricia

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is contrast; if the fabric selected for the photo shoot looks almost the same on the right and wrong sides, or the lining is the same color, it is very difficult to follow complicated directions or construction techniques. I had trouble with some steps in the Surfrider Sundress pattern for this reason.

Meg
Meg

January 02, 2021

the most important, useful feature in a pattern is the combination of clear, precise instructions with accompanying photo, clearly noted for which set of instructions the photo goes with.

Rose Elliott
Rose Elliott

January 02, 2021

The most important is visual/photo instructions.

Sherry
Sherry

January 02, 2021

The most important & useful feature or element in a pattern is proper fitting pattern pieces, then clear instructions. Photos are also great especially for difficult steps.

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 02, 2021

The most important or useful feature or element in a pattern is complete concise instructions with related photos. Fabric recommendations, tips and tricks are also well appreciated.

Ann
Ann

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern are clear step by step instructions.

Christine Heller
Christine Heller

January 02, 2021

The most important thing in a pattern is clear, detailed instructions with good pictures alongside.

Peggy A
Peggy A

January 02, 2021

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

Terri
Terri

January 02, 2021

The most useful element of a pattern for me is clear pictures and instructions that go with each photo. For instance, I like the way Buzzin Bea lays hers out.

Lisa
Lisa

January 02, 2021

The most useful features in a pattern for me are pictures to go with instructions. I like to see and read how to construct a pattern. One alone is not enough.

Sandy
Sandy

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is:
1. FIT – Many patterns are on the stingy side of fit. With some patterns one has to keep one’s fingers crossed that the garment will fit.
2. CENTER BACK LINE – All patterns should include the CENTER BACK line. I fine 1/4” + 1/4” overlap for button holes is not enough. It would also give the sewer a guide if substituting a zipper. All patterns should include a photo of the finished back of the garment in the presentation.
3. FACINGS – I’m surprised how many patterns ignore the finished look of the facings.

Jackie
Jackie

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is good concise directions with good pictures.

Sandra
Sandra

January 02, 2021

Most important element are the pictures accompanying each step of the instructions. No matter how clear the instructions may seem to the writer, they might still be confusing to the reader.

Vicky Wells
Vicky Wells

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is detailed, clear instructions. Patterns from pixiefare are great

Lucy
Lucy

January 02, 2021

… the instructions, with pictures.

Kathy
Kathy

January 02, 2021

The most important /useful features in a pattern are clear instructions and pictures that show the details in a contrasting color for easy viewing. For doll size patterns specifically I would like to see resource lists for items that are unique to such a small outfit. Especially important for historical patterns. Cinnamon has given us resources for finding unique and small print fabrics. And I just ordered mini size overall buckles and narrow FOE from Home Sew thanks to this give-away. But, where do you find tiny military type buttons or tiny cameos? Or narrow cotton lace? These details really make the outfit.

Mary Bigger
Mary Bigger

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern’s written directions is that they are clear, concise, and relevant tips are marked as tips. It is important that in the photos the fabric right side and wrong side are clearly different and overall, relevant seam and matching points are clearly marked. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has used the old, totally unmarked, tissue patterns. Those were an adventure!

Annlee
Annlee

January 02, 2021

The most important feature or element is the good direction and pictures also type of material being used in the garment.

Jean Marshall
Jean Marshall

January 02, 2021

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

Ruth
Ruth

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear directions

Denise Darby
Denise Darby

January 02, 2021

The most important / useful feature or element in a pattern are very good instructions with great pictures of the process and how the item looks like when finished.

Lindsay Ravsten
Lindsay Ravsten

January 02, 2021

The most important feature/element in a pattern is clear instructions and pictures to help visualize the instructions.

Krynne
Krynne

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern (besides the main, clear instructions) are the helpful photos with each step. Even the most precise text can still be misinterpreted, so having the photos to show where/how you need to work is a great help to those who are more visual with their learning. As well (speaking of markings), the other very helpful thing is the symbols on the pattern pieces to show where one piece fits into the other.

Oksana R
Oksana R

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is pictures in every step + simple English. (Many people who likes to sew for dolls are Bilingual, and English is not their first language.)

Barbara
Barbara

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is for me definitely the pictures. I am a visual person and need to “see” what I’m supposed to be doing. And I often get patterns written in other languages and the pictures are absolutely necessary then, especially when they are written in Japanese as are my Blythe patterns. Those I can’t translate.

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