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

Ruth
Ruth

January 02, 2021

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

Patti Zoelllick
Patti Zoelllick

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the pictures to support the instructions. With patterns my sewing method is “step by step” so if the instructions are a bit confusing, I found the pictures that accommodate the instructions were very helpful. I also love the fact that the patterns come in a pdf file which makes it easy to not only store but you can organize the patterns into separate folders to make it easier when searching for a particular pattern (top, bottom, dress, coat, accessory, etc).

Susan C.
Susan C.

January 02, 2021

I feel being able to size the pattern to your doll is most important. You don’t want to make the outfit and it doesn’t fit right.

Joanne
Joanne

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is the concise wording of directions and pics to match. Sometimes there are too many repeated phrases, but overall, it is very well done!

Patricia
Patricia

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions with corresponding pictures. It helps if the fabric being used for demonstration isn’t too busy so you can see seam lines and placement.

LINDA
LINDA

January 02, 2021

The most important element in a pattern is CLARITY of INSTRUCTION. My mother taught me when I was very young to read and re-read a pattern. One can read complicated instructions again & again & still not understand the directions. CLEAR instructions are vital!

Pat
Pat

January 02, 2021

The most useful element in a pattern is to clear step-by-step instructions accompanied by good illustrations.

Sue
Sue

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear pictures, especially up close of difficult areas. Also easy to understand instructions without leaving out parts of them. I’ve had to improvise in the past when the instructions missed some areas. The fabric stretch is also extremely important, it can make or break an outfit.

Marie Williams
Marie Williams

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern clear instructions with photos and accurate measurements.

Linda Lynch
Linda Lynch

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a good pattern is that it is true to its listed size not just stating that it will fit an 18" doll. Printing the actual pattern measurements ON THE PATTERN itself would help me knowing what adjustments I may need to make or which doll to use.

BRONWYN
BRONWYN

January 02, 2021

The most important feature to me in patterns is good markings on the actual pattern showing seam lines etc

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

I like to print summary instructions then if I need something specific I go back to look online. Pictures are important and directional placement of pattern on material.

Rita C
Rita C

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is easy to understand instructions and pictures for the areas that may be confusing.

Donna Currie
Donna Currie

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is accurate sizing ti fit the age or size of the intended recipient

Donna
Donna

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is photos to support the tricky parts.

Holly
Holly

January 02, 2021

It is very important for a pattern to have clear and concise instructions, with photo illustrations at each step of the sewing.

Elaine s.
Elaine s.

January 02, 2021

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern are very clear insructions, with pictures.

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is, by consensus of the comments above, easy to follow instructions with pictures and helpful marks for matching pattern pieces together.

Jill
Jill

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is easy to understand instructions and pictures for the areas that may be confusing.

Lori K
Lori K

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is accurate detailed step by step instructions with photo support!

Michele Tessier
Michele Tessier

January 02, 2021

Quand on débute en couture, le plus important est d’avoir des tutoriels images par images de façon à ce que ce soit clair et facile à suivre le procédé de couture

Jackie
Jackie

January 02, 2021

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

Casey
Casey

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is step by step instructions and clear pictures. Thank you PixieFaire for being so awesome!

Loronda Schuler
Loronda Schuler

January 02, 2021

The most important detail in a pattern is well written instructions,

Beverly
Beverly

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear instructions and maybe a picture here and there.
Easy to read instructions and easy to understand instructions help.

Charlene
Charlene

January 02, 2021

Detailed instructions and pictures.

Robin
Robin

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear, detailed instructions along with pictures or drawings to help with the more difficult parts of construction.

linda
linda

January 02, 2021

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

Laurie Widen
Laurie Widen

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is proper fitting/sizing as well as clear instructions with pattern pieces and clear/detailed photos.

Michele Tessier
Michele Tessier

January 02, 2021

Quand on débute en couture, le plus important est d’avoir des tutoriels images par images de façon à ce que ce soit clair et facile à suivre le procédé de couture

Patricia
Patricia

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is Clear/COncise instructions. Pictures are very helpful”

Melanie
Melanie

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear, specific, step-by-step instructions. I can’t begin to recount how many patterns (not Pixie Faire!) have been sketchy and left way too much open to interpretation. Interpretation is great if it’s something freeform, but when I want to make the pattern in the picture, I want to know exactly what to do! Then I need perfectly clear instructions.

Janice DUFSETH
Janice DUFSETH

January 02, 2021

Good instructions with good pictures

Marjorie
Marjorie

January 02, 2021

The most important feature for me is clearly written instructions and photos to go along with them.

Cassandra
Cassandra

January 02, 2021

The most important feature or element in a pattern is good fit with clear instructions being next. If the sewing is basic, simple instructions are all that are needed but if there are special features to the pattern, more detailed instructions would be appreciated so I don’t have to figure out the best technique to use. This would prevent me from wasting time and materials.

Marichu
Marichu

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the instructions and aids for putting/matching up the pattern pages together.
Elaine
Elaine

January 02, 2021

Good Instructions and clear pictures are very important!

michelle
michelle

January 02, 2021

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

Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is pictures and line drawings to help with the assembly

Meliss
Meliss

January 02, 2021

Knowing where to match a print and where the stretch should be

Kathy
Kathy

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is having clear instructions and the use of good pictures. Fabric choice used by the designers is also very important.

Sandi
Sandi

January 02, 2021

Clear instructions, written out as if everyone is a beginner. No fancy words just basic sewing instructions with pictures.

Roxanne
Roxanne

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear, concise instructions. And the second is clear photos for difficult areas.

carla
carla

January 02, 2021

a pattern that fits and is easy for a child to dress and instructions are easy to follow..great for teaching someone else how to sew.
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Karen
Karen

January 02, 2021

diagrams that show how “trickier” pieces are put together. sometimes a description in words just doesn’t explain it enough – SEEING how the pieces fit together is priceless!

time2smile
time2smile

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is having the finished measurements communicated plainly. The second most useful thing is to have adequate overlap for closures – zipper openings and button plackets.

Michele
Michele

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the visual representation. I’m a visual learner so clear pictures are a must.

Summer
Summer

January 02, 2021

Instructions and clear pictures are very important!

LindaHH
LindaHH

January 02, 2021

For me, the most important feature of a pattern is clearly written, detailed instructions.

Katherine
Katherine

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is Fit and size.

Heidi
Heidi

January 02, 2021

Good pictures! It helps to get a good visual!

Karen
Karen

January 02, 2021

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

Dotti G
Dotti G

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is including photos, especially of the more intricate or unusual steps. Of course everything in the pattern is important, we have to have the pattern pieces, instructions, fabric suggestions, photos of the finished project. But I need the visual of some steps.
Also it is nice to have the 1 inch scale marked on the pattern pieces to make sure I printed it correctly.

Amy
Amy

January 02, 2021

Good pictures ,that gives you a visual!

linda buttles
linda buttles

January 02, 2021

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

Shasta
Shasta

January 02, 2021

Good instructions like the Liberty Jane,and Miche Designs,patterns have!

Eileen
Eileen

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is variations to change the look or style of a garment with photographic suggestions.

Ogram
Ogram

January 02, 2021

I like patterns with different options for finishing.

Jan
Jan

January 02, 2021

Most important part of a pattern is clear, precise directions with visual elements if there is a tricky sewing part.

Deanna
Deanna

January 02, 2021

The pattern pieces of course! All the good instructions in the world (which are very important), and you won’t be able to sew anything without them!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the photos, which along with clear, concise printed instructions help create garments that fit perfectly.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the instructions and supporting photographs. I’m a visual learner, if I only have words in a pattern, I’d never be able to make anything.

Cindy
Cindy

January 02, 2021

Clear precise instructions!

Bridgette
Bridgette

January 02, 2021

The instructions, and pictures!

Tamara G
Tamara G

January 02, 2021

There are two things that I think are important on pdf patterns. The first — a text only page of instructions. The length of most pattern instructions use up way too much printer ink which is very expensive. The second — consistency in the fabric used in the photos. Sometimes I see the fabric change from one step to the the next and, if it’s a more complex step that needs clarity, that can confuse it a bit. Actually, as far as photos go, I think it could a great idea to use a solid (or minimal print) that has a clear right and wrong side and thread of a different color throughout the instructions. I’ve been sewing since I was a girl and yet there are times on the more difficult patterns when that would make a particular step clearer. I think this would be especially helpful for beginner seamstresses.

Theresa
Theresa

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear and accurate instructions, showing wrong and right sides of fabrics and telling us when we might need to tweak the pattern due to a variance possibly within the pattern. Pictures are wonderful also so we know where there might be an issue.

Bridgette
Bridgette

January 02, 2021

The instructions are the most important,good photos are also very helpful!

Dawn
Dawn

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is clearly written instructions with labeled pictures.

Rebecca M
Rebecca M

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is pattern accuracy. I’ve been sewing long enough to figure out how to put things together but having pieces that just don’t fit together properly is frustrating—sleeves & collars, mainly. Accuracy is one of the things I love about Pixie Faire!

Cindy
Cindy

January 02, 2021

The most important useful element or feature in a pattern is the directions hands down

Stacey
Stacey

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the order of directions. Many difficult patterns only go together properly if the order is followed.

Mary
Mary

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern are clear instructions. I also like having pictures to go along with the instructions!

Tracy
Tracy

January 02, 2021

I like a patter that gives me basics with lots of finishing options

Mary
Mary

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the accuracy in the size and shape of the pattern pieces

Marianne
Marianne

January 02, 2021

The most useful element on a pattern, I have found, is a photo showing what the instructions are saying. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Juanita Lanaux
Juanita Lanaux

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions and lots of photos.

Karin
Karin

January 02, 2021

I agree it is very important to have clear instructions, pictures, and tips for doing a certain part. But the most important thing is to have the pattern tested by someone other than the creator to make sure that the instructions, pattern pieces, etc. are correct.

Barb
Barb

January 02, 2021

A quick scroll through showed that good fit, instructions and pictures are definitely winning today ; ) I would add that design is important also. A pattern with something unique, new or stylish makes it a winner.

Mary
Mary

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is good instructions! I also like having pictures to go along with the instructions!

Renee B
Renee B

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern are precise pattern pieces and clear instructions. Doll pattern pieces have to be very accurate. I do not like patterns that give a 2 inch height or more – size range, it doesn’t work. One size pattern does not “fit all”. Even with Barbie to Tammy or Gene, each doll has a different body. I have been sewing for dolls of all sizes for more years than I care to count, and speak from a lot of experience. If you want a precise pulled together look and fit, the pattern pieces are very important.

Carola
Carola

January 02, 2021

Like most responses the clear direction and pictures is most important but I love historical background on period patterns

Mariah
Mariah

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is the transformation from paper to what you imagined. And clear instructions

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of any pattern for me is clarity. I start determining the measurements, type of fabric and notions needed so I am sure I have all assembled and then read thru directions. I prefer summarized in front and then clear pictorial diretions after summary so I print what I need not all with testers photos in back.

Pamela W
Pamela W

January 02, 2021

The most important element in a pattern is accurate well-fitted and marked pattern pieces because once you’ve cut the fabric, you can’t add fabric if the pieces were designed too small and markings best indicate how they assemble together.

Tanya
Tanya

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is the fit to the doll. You can use the most expensive fabric and have the best instructions ever written but it will never improve a badly fitting pattern!

Beth
Beth

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is the suggestions for the fabric to use and easy to read instructions.

Lynda
Lynda

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is great fitting clothes. I like simple ones that my grandchildren can use to dress their dolls.

Patty Gennario
Patty Gennario

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern are clear pictures to go with the instructions. It’s sometimes frustrating to read the directions and the pictures look different than what you’re reading. Thank you for these giveaways! I’m going to check out Girl Charlene- I love working with knits!

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 02, 2021

The most important parts of a pattern are the clarity of the directions/pictures, and the for.

Teresa
Teresa

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is clear instructions (and fit).

Teresa
Teresa

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is clear instructions (and fit).

Christina
Christina

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is unique and easy design!!

Heidi
Heidi

January 02, 2021

The most important elements of a pattern are correct fit and clear instructions.

sue
sue

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is easily understood instructions, with pictures clearly differentiating the right and wrong side of the fabric.

Emma Wyatt
Emma Wyatt

January 02, 2021

I think that the most important part of the pattern is that the directions are understandable and that they fit what I am sewing for. Pixi Faire patterns always meet these specifications and that why i have so many of your patterns.

Vicki
Vicki

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is having very clear instructions otherwise we wouldn’t be able to construct a garment.

Julie Barlocher
Julie Barlocher

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern are the illustrations. I am a visual learner and love patterns that have lots of pictures to guide me through the project.

Heather
Heather

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear simple instructions.

Clarissa
Clarissa

January 02, 2021

There are two things in a PDF pattern I find most important. A clear statement indicating the size paper needed. A sizing guide, like a 1" square so I know the pattern pieces are the correct size on the paper.

Maurine
Maurine

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is how it fits the doll or person. You can use the best fabric and pattern, but if it doesn’t fit correctly, it doesn’t look right.

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