February 11, 2015

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Freebie Friday, (February 13, 2015), Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

On Friday (February 13th, 2015) we'll celebrate Susan B. Anthony - the American civil rights activist that worked to achieve the 19th Ammendment to the American Constitution. February 15th is Susan B. Anthony's birthday! Our special pattern is being made available for free from Heidi Mittiga of Flossie Potter Patterns

More About Heidi and Flossie Potter Patterns, (In her own words), 

"Paper and tape," was my standard answer as a child when asked what I'd like for my birthday or Christmas. I'm sure my mother was baffled, but no game or toy was as satisfying to me as the reams and rolls I went through while creating things at my little desk. I learned about making doll clothes from my mother and grandmother, who used to sew matching outfits for my dolls and me -- sometimes with a pattern, but often without. But it wasn't until my own daughter received an American Girl® doll some 20 years ago, that my passion for creating doll clothes and accessories took flight. I was shocked when people asked if they could buy some of the outfits I designed. After a while, the idea came to me of producing and selling my patterns for other people to sew. But for many years it remained nothing more than an unreachable dream -- until the digital age arrived. Now my paper and tape can go anywhere in the world! Flossie Potter Patterns became a reality on February 8, 2011, and my first published pattern, "Susan B. Anthony," came out in 2013. It is listed as a Freebie Friday this week in honor of Ms. Anthony's birthday, February 15, 1820."

More About The Susan B. Anthony Pattern 

The design for this pattern was based on a photo of Susan B. Anthony, champion of women's rights, at the California Campaign in 1896. She lived at a time when women, especially married women, had very few rights. Under the law, they were considered the "property" of their husbands, and, as such, could be mistreated by them with no recourse. Any property they may have inherited would belong solely to their husbands, they had no right to keep any money they earned, and they even had no legal claim to their own children. Ms. Anthony reasoned that, if women could gain the right to vote, progress could be made toward gaining the other rights they so deserved. Unfortunately, this inspirational woman who tirelessly travelled, lectured, and organized rallies on behalf of Woman Suffrage did not live to see the passing of the 19th Amendment. But her legacy lives on. The "Susan B. Anthony" PDF sewing pattern for 18" dolls includes a blouse, skirt, and fully-lined jacket.

Pattern Details,  

This 26-page PDF sewing pattern includes step-by-step instructions that are illustrated with line drawings to show you how to create this stunning outfit, which is based on a photograph of Susan B. Anthony at the California Campaign in 1896.  The ensemble includes a ruffled blouse, fully-lined jacket, and floor-length skirt.

Pattern Picture,

Thank Heidi For The Free Gift!

Ok all you Flossie Potter fans - be sure to leave a comment and thank Heidi for making this terrific pattern free!

Ps. Remember to check back on Friday to get the free pattern. We announce it in our newsletter, and also share it on your Pixie Faire homepage slider, but you need to also remember to come back to Pixie Faire to get it :)

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28 Comments

Robyn
Robyn

February 11, 2015

Oh my. I love this pattern! Yet another lovely gift from you guys! Thank you Heidi! You & your pattern sellers are SO generous! Thank you all.

Cindi
Cindi

February 11, 2015

Oh beautiful! I can’t wait! I couldn’t get last week to work on my computer so I am going to use another one Friday!

Martine
Martine

February 11, 2015

thank you for this pattern

Linda
Linda

February 11, 2015

Beautiful pattern. What a gift.

Rebecca
Rebecca

February 11, 2015

lovely outfit

Ginger
Ginger

February 11, 2015

unbelievable! This is gorgeous. What a beautiful pattern. Thanks so much!,

Robin
Robin

February 11, 2015

What a great pattern! Thank you So Much!!

Jean
Jean

February 11, 2015

Wow!
Thanks so much!

Jaci
Jaci

February 11, 2015

Yes! Yes! Thank you!! I can hardly wait!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

February 11, 2015

Thanks so much, Heidi, for this lovely vintage dress pattern, and for celebrating a lady who did so much to bring about equality for women! We must always cherish what wonderful freedoms we have attained here in the USA!!!

Priscilla
Priscilla

February 11, 2015

Thank you for the wonderful pattern. It’s beautiful can’t wait to make it.

Evelyn
Evelyn

February 11, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I love the turn of the century clothing. Thanks for sharing!

Laurel
Laurel

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much for your generosity, both in the sharing of the pattern and of your talent.

margaret
margaret

February 11, 2015

A memorable dress to celebrate a special woman. Many thanks for this generous offer

Heather C
Heather C

February 11, 2015

Thank you Heidi! Love it!!

kim
kim

February 11, 2015

Can’t wait to try this pattern!

margaret
margaret

February 11, 2015

Thank you so much – such a wonderful idea and pattern!

Marilynne
Marilynne

February 11, 2015

I don’t know who Susan B Anthony is, but I like the detail of the dress… early 1900’s, I assume. Looks like a little bit of a challenge. I’m thinking I’ll research Susan B Anthony, and send the google search to my 16 year old granddaughters so they’ll learn about her. I’m sure she must be important.
I’m not an American, as you may have guessed.

Lynne
Lynne

February 11, 2015

Beautiful pattern! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much.

Cecelia
Cecelia

February 11, 2015

Beautiful pattern.Thank you for the opportunity to make it.Happy Birthday Susan!

Shari
Shari

February 11, 2015

What a great way to celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday! Hard to believe it has been 2 years since we published that pattern. Blessings Heidi!

Marian
Marian

February 11, 2015

This is an absolutely lovely pattern. Thank you so much for sharing this costume with all of us.

Carrie
Carrie

February 11, 2015

That is an amazing dress design!

Cara D
Cara D

February 11, 2015

This is so cool! Thanks so much for making a beautiful, detailed historical pattern free – I’ve admired this one so much. Don’t know if I can make it, but for free, I will certainly try!!

Mary S in MI
Mary S in MI

February 11, 2015

Beautiful dress – thank you!!!

Cher A
Cher A

February 11, 2015

Thanks you for the pattern !

Diana D
Diana D

February 11, 2015

Thank you Heidi for the beautiful pattern. Also, thank you for celebrating Susan B. Anthony and her contribution to womens’ rights.

Heather S.
Heather S.

February 11, 2015

Thanks Heidi! So Cute!

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