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

Tamela
Tamela

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is clear, concise, and properly sequenced instructions. Illustrations, especially photos, are also useful. If sewing for people, clear directions for alterations to adjust for varying shapes is critical.

Laura
Laura

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the summary of instructions and the chest and waist size they fit?”

S.C.
S.C.

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the step-by-step pictures throughout (of course accompanied by clear directions) and how much fabric the project takes so that i know how much I should buy.

Teri Stevens
Teri Stevens

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature besides the instructions and photos is the accessibility to print and save on my home computer.

Florence
Florence

January 02, 2021

The most important feature or element in a pattern is clear easy to follow instructions.

Judy Spinney
Judy Spinney

January 02, 2021

Years ago, I taught myself to sew which meant I needed good directions! (We didn’t have YouTube in those days) so I relied on patterns having good, thorough directions, with relevant illustrations.

Lucy Burger
Lucy Burger

January 02, 2021

The instruction with good pictures.Possess!

Heather
Heather

January 02, 2021

The most important part is the layout/shape of the pattern, as well as clear instructions explaining all the steps!

Barbara H Peart
Barbara H Peart

January 02, 2021

The most important feature or element in a pattern is good ,clear instructions on how to assemble the item especially the tricky parts.

Sharon
Sharon

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in patterns is well-written instructions.

Peggy
Peggy

January 02, 2021

Definitely a picture of the finished pattern

Deana
Deana

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is step by step instructions with pictures.

Bea
Bea

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is step by step clear instructions and using the fabric recommended by the designer. The added bonus I love is the photos fellow sewers post showcasing their fabulous creations which then gives me inspiration to develop my own ideas.

Beth C
Beth C

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the pictures. They help those of us who are visual learners!

Eileen
Eileen

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the directions. They need to be clear and concise. They also need to show a cutting layout for beginners. I also find that I need a clear seam allowance.

Kathleen
Kathleen

January 02, 2021

The most important parts of a pattern to me are easily read and understood markings on the pieces.

Sue
Sue

January 02, 2021

The most important part about patterns for me is pictures showing examples of how it should look.

Suzie
Suzie

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is markings where alterations can be made (e.g. lengthen or shorten) so that the integrity of the pattern is kept intact, when it is custom fitted to the person for whom the garment is being made.

jj
jj

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is a line drawing of the front an back views along with line drawings of the pattern pieces. I like to see these before I purchase a pattern.

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

January 02, 2021

Pattern should have clear instructions and be well illustrated with pictures as well as a 1 " box so that one can print it off knowing that it is the actual size.

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

January 02, 2021

Pattern should have clear instructions and be well illustrated with pictures as well as a 1 " box so that one can print it off knowing that it is the actual size.

Fran R
Fran R

January 02, 2021

Important parts of a pattern to me are clear concise instructions with pictures the show the detail as well as a shot of how it fits into the whole as an insert. The right and wrong sides of the fabric should be clearly identifiable in the pictures. On the pattern pieces the most important part is straight of grain marking, especially for beginners, pattern shapes can be confusing

Kimberly C
Kimberly C

January 02, 2021

The most useful element in a pattern is clear instructions and pictures.

LMR
LMR

January 02, 2021

Visuals of each step are helpful for me

Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin

January 02, 2021

Its most important that a doll pattern be designed and proportioned to fit and look right on the doll. Dolls don’t have the same proportions as kids. I see way too many patterns from other companies where they scale down a kid’s pattern and don’t take this into consideration.

Joanne
Joanne

January 02, 2021

Of course the step by step instructions

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the instructions. The clear step by step instruction and the wonderful images make it easy for visual learners as well as those that prefer written instruction.

Eva Friessen
Eva Friessen

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature of the pattern is the step by step pictures. It really helps me to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing.

Theresa Pasquale
Theresa Pasquale

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature in a pattern, for me at least, is step by step pictures. They are really helpful!

Lynn
Lynn

January 02, 2021

The most important is the instructions

Motorcycle Oma
Motorcycle Oma

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions. Pictures are helpful to those who are just beginning.

Kristin
Kristin

January 02, 2021

The most important thing for me in a pattern is the instructions. They must be clear and to the point. Having photos to support the instructions are also very nice. As others have noted before, The seam allowance is also important. I do find that the 1/4 inch seam when doing zippers can be quite challenging. Another important factor is that you should always make sure that your pattern print out to the right size, measure the 1” square-always. Other than that, have fun, and enjoy your creations 🤗

Nadine
Nadine

January 02, 2021

I think the most important feature is the pictures!

Olga
Olga

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the clear picture guides.

Zandra
Zandra

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern are clear detailed instructions.

Laurie
Laurie

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the detailed instructions and well marked pattern pieces.

anita
anita

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is keeping to the conventions of pattern making, i.e. line with double arrows for “place on fold” and line with arrow point on each end for placement on grain, etc. I am constantly adding both to pattern pieces after printing out.

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern I am considering purchasing is a back view.& clear identification of what is included and not included when view shows item NOT included. i.e, jacket with dress when only one of the pieces is included.

Cindy Evans
Cindy Evans

January 02, 2021

The most useful part of a pattern is clear directions with pictures

Denise
Denise

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is to have clear directions. It also needs to have accurate cutting lines.

Deborah
Deborah

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the 1" box used to check the scale of the pattern.

Lizbeth
Lizbeth

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is a good fit first. I also would like to see a little larger seam allowance for closures like zippers and velcro. I find the 1/4 inch a little skimpy!

Christine
Christine

January 02, 2021

The most useful/helpful feature in a pattern is the pictures that come with the directions. I am very visual and seeing what I’m supposed to be doing helps far more than mere worded instructions.

Dawn Sellers
Dawn Sellers

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature of a pattern is complete instructions and pictures

Grandma Freckles
Grandma Freckles

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions but concise. Some patterns have had too many pages. If the are variations refer back to previous instructions rather than doing the same thing over again. And simple steps like clipping curve & turn right side out don’t need photos.

June
June

January 02, 2021

The most useful part of a pattern is the detailed instructions. I really like it when there are pictures and especially when there is a technique new to me.

Linda
Linda

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the written instructions. Layout or grainline markings are also important.

Allison
Allison

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is flexibility—the ability to make multiple looks from a single pattern.

Brenda
Brenda

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is the inclusion of accurate directions and useful pictures that illustrate the unusual steps.

Janice
Janice

January 02, 2021

Of course I need good instructions with clear pictures, but i also totally need precise pattern pictures with markings for steps that include pleats or ruffles, dots for where pieces should meet, etc. These markings really help with a good fitting, final garment.

Frances E Leiter
Frances E Leiter

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is clear, concise instructions complete with clear photos illustrating more difficult techniques.

Karen M
Karen M

January 02, 2021

The most important feature is the box to check the size has printed correctly. I always check the measurement.

Anne
Anne

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern is precise and accurate pattern instruction in co-ordination with helpful photos of the project in progress.

Robin
Robin

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is great instructions. When I’m making doll clothes, I’m often trying a new technique or style. I depend on the instructions to help me successfully finish my project.

Doris Lum
Doris Lum

January 02, 2021

The most useful part of a pattern (after the shapes) is the illustrated instructions. the picture is truly worth a hundred words—and the strength of electronic patterns.

Colleen Struska
Colleen Struska

January 02, 2021

I think the most important part of the pattern is clear instructions. I am a visual learner so I do find the pictures helpful

Lauri
Lauri

January 02, 2021

clear photos, it’s true, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Heather
Heather

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is clear instructions with well defined photos. I like when there are lines drawn on top of photos which indicate exact sewing lines.

Nancy S
Nancy S

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is having good, clear, concise directions. Vague and redundant or incomplete instructions can make even a seasoned sewist pull their hair out!

Cheryl Manard
Cheryl Manard

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear step-by-step directions with pictures.

Mary
Mary

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the labeling for the points of sewing and special tasks, should be easy to read.

Susan Wertz
Susan Wertz

January 02, 2021

The most important aspect is the clear directions

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

The most important feature are the instruction and detailed picture

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

The most important feature are the instruction and detailed picture

Ginny K
Ginny K

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern is the ability to look at it and know what you are trying to accomplish. Sometimes patterns aren’t clear, but if you know by looking at it what you need to do to create you project, then it’s a great asset to the pattern.

Lisa - CA
Lisa - CA

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the instructions for laying out the pattern pieces on the fabric for cutting.

James
James

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is simple, step by step instructions with clear photos. I really like photos that use a solid fabric with contrasting thread. That makes it easier to see where everything lines up, even when printed in black and white.

Jessie
Jessie

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is sizing options, and the pictures that show how to lay out the pattern pieces on the fabric (especially if you have a one-way design on your fabric).

Angie
Angie

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is accuracy, and clear drawings/photos.
I also appreciate ‘hacks’, and ideas for variations and adaptations.

Bev
Bev

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is [in the details along with balance and proportion]”

Debbie
Debbie

January 02, 2021

I have to say the most important and useful feature in a pattern for me are the pictures and detailed instructions. I am a visual person so step by step pictures are priceless to me!

Dawn Luomala
Dawn Luomala

January 02, 2021

The most important part or element of the patterns are clear instructions and definitely the pictures. I am very much a hands on visual learner.

Charla
Charla

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the clear instructions, the pictures showing the directions, so we have visuals and readable instructions. Also the exact size of notions is big help as well.

Margarita Gajicki
Margarita Gajicki

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature in a pattern are detailed instructions.

Danah
Danah

January 02, 2021

The most important and useful feature or element in a pattern is step-by-step pictures that are not obscure or skip anything.

Lynette M
Lynette M

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is understandable instructions and pictures help. Especially the harder ones.

Kerri
Kerri

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful features or elements in a pattern are well written instructions and pictures showing the construction details.

Connie Tkach
Connie Tkach

January 02, 2021

I will be honest…I haven’t found with the patterns I have any blanks in the instructions and diagrams/pictures…. Maybe with the step pictures using fabrics and contrasting thread awlays would be best….for ease on the eyes… NOW there is a few of my boot/shoe patterns that I have been dissapointed in in the way those were written/and diagram pictures. AND FIT…honestly I expect the fit to be spot ON so I don’t have to completely re draft the pattern pieces and at times I have done that..so thus I don’t use that pattern if I have to do that.

Sue
Sue

January 02, 2021

I like the words only instruction page open on my laptop beside me (saves on ink, paper and storage later) when sewing but I also refer to the pictures section for specific needs. Pattern pieces NEED grain markings to fit properly. Walking the seam lines to ensure accurate fit between pieces is essential for success.

Christine
Christine

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the detailed photos. Sometimes patterns can get very convoluted and the pictures make all the difference. Especially for people who are visual learners.

Sarah
Sarah

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is definitely when there are pictures outlining each of the steps. I’m a visual learner and sometimes reading the words just…doesn’t make it clear what I’m supposed to be doing. Pictures help with that immensely, and I love when a pattern has lots of pictures.

Kathleen
Kathleen

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions. It is also important for the pattern to list the measurements of the doll the item is meant to fit. I also rely on visual instructions such as diagrams or photos to guide me through the process.

Janice
Janice

January 02, 2021

I am a visual person. The most important part of a pattern is accurate pictures. It starts with the outline drawing of the item. If the ease in the picture is off or any other part in the picture is not accurate, the whole project is a dud because the drawing told me I was going to get something else. Pictures along with directions are a helpful bonus.

Jeanne B
Jeanne B

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is accuracy and clear directions. It’s so easy to unconsciously assume that because you know what you mean, so does everyone else. Not true, so make sure you are clear about procedures and techniques.

Christie Bradley
Christie Bradley

January 02, 2021

The most useful thing in a pattern is clear photos of hard to understand steps.

Natalie W
Natalie W

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is the assumption that I know what I’m doing!! NAAAWWT!! Give me COMPLETE list of supplies, lots of pictures and details!!!

Maxi
Maxi

January 02, 2021

The most important useful feature of patterns and directions are the photos. We all describe differently but a photo is seen the same.

sherry
sherry

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the photos. I reference them all the time while sewing a new project.

Chris
Chris

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern are the instructions and being completely familiar with them completely before starting to sew. When you can see the whole picture of the project ahead of time, it becomes easier to put all the pieces together through sewing.

Monica
Monica

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the wording in the instructions along with diagrams. I find that if the instructions are not clearly stated, the pictures help me determine what I need to do next.

Ruth
Ruth

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature of a pattern is simplicity in the instructions so that no matter the level of ability, an individual can understand how to complete the project with the least amount of stress.

Cathy Sovereign
Cathy Sovereign

January 02, 2021

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

 

Mary
Mary

January 02, 2021

What I consider to be the most important useful element in a pattern, would be clear instructions that any sewing level can follow with supporting photographic support.

Bev
Bev

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear, brief, and concise instructions with correlating pictures/diagrams.

Jean
Jean

January 02, 2021

One of the most important thing for me is clear instruction —a separate page of written instructions and picture with instruction, too. I usually print the written instructions and just refer to my computer copy for the pictures if I need to. Saves me paper and ink.

Michelle
Michelle

January 02, 2021

The most important element? Is pictures! Gobs of them for each step. I am a visual learner and it takes “seeing” a step for me! I get all discombobulated with paragraphs of instructions…

Sparkle
Sparkle

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element of a pattern is very clear instructions. I also find I benefit from the photos when I’m not quite clear on a written instruction. Most of the Pixie Faire patterns I’ve bought and made have been very easy to follow. Many thanks!

Peggy Stuart
Peggy Stuart

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is really good instructions. I appreciate instructions with photo illustrations that are large enough to zoom in on the important part for clarification.

Suzan
Suzan

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is the actual pattern paper pieces. If I don’t have that I can’t start. I’m always pleasantly surprised that the pattern fits so well and can count on the dimensions being so accurate. Gives me more confidence as a beginner

Anna
Anna

January 02, 2021

To me, the most important feature of a pattern when I make doll clothes are the pictures. A lot of times I need to see what the directions mean because they don’t always make sense. The pictures are a great reference for me.

G
G

January 02, 2021

Clear instruction, and maybe a small video tutorial on a new or difficult technique that you can get access to when you buy the pattern. Knitting Expat Designs does this for her knitting patterns when she makes up a new stitch all she shows is how to do the stitch.

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