May 20, 2015

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Freebie Friday, May 22nd, 2015, Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

On Friday (May 22nd, 2015) we'll have a wonderful historical pattern available for free. So, this week there is no voting - just a "heads-up" that a nice pattern is coming your way on Friday - free for one day only. Do us a favor and help us spread the word.

This free gift is courtesy of Shari Fuller from Thimbles and Acorns. Be sure to leave a comment below this post and thank her for generosity!

More About Shari Fuller and Thimbes And Acorns, (in her own words). The name “Thimbles and Acorns” comes from the story of “Peter Pan” and has has an affectionate personal meaning to me.  When my daughter was three-years-old, she fell in love with the story and its main character. Her favorite activity was to “be” Peter, and we happily indulged her fantasy world with books, costumes, and other props. 

Here is more information about the pattern:

[This pattern will be revised and relaunched on Friday, May 22nd, 2015]

1870's Bustle Dress For 18 Inch and 16 Inch Dolls: Fashion is where expression meets practicality and lures it into the realm of the extreme. Though fashion trends have a tendency to push the limits, practicality always manages to bring them back into balance... at least for a time. Full skirts were the hallmark of the early Victorian era and by the 1860s they had expanded to as wide as six feet in diameter. However, as railroads began forging paths around the world, women began to travel more and more. Full skirts and crinolines made for poor traveling companions and the boundary for this fashion trend had been reached. Still, it would be a gallant exit. The 1870s saw a great boom in the textile industry. Hand looms were replaced by more efficient steam driven power looms which resulted in a larger supply of cloth and fancy trims at greatly reduced prices. The great cage crinolines were shed and the surplus fabric from the full skirts was draped in elaborately decorated layers and pulled toward the back in large bustles that were reminiscent of those worn a century earlier. The fashionable silhouette had become smaller and more mobile, but what was lost in size was more than made up for with the elaborate trimming which would become the hallmark of the later Victorian Era.

This multi-size PDF pattern is designed to fit 18-inch American Girl, 18-inch Gotz and Kidz 'n' Cats, 18-inch Carpatina, and 16-inch A Girl For All Time Dolls.

Recommended Fabrics:  Dress and Lining in lightweight woven fabric such as cotton, cotton blends gingham, lawn, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.

Expressing Gratitude:

Shari, on behalf of all of us at Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire (and all the people that will download this pattern for free on Friday) we want to thank you for your professionalism, dedication to your craft, and generosity! It's a joy to work with you!

Cinnamon

 


39 Comments

julie helmer
julie helmer

May 20, 2015

Oh my goodness!! Such a beautiful pattern! I have some amazing fabrics that have been just waiting for this! Can’t wait until Friday!! :o)

Diane
Diane

May 20, 2015

Thank you Shari for another wonderful pattern!

Mary
Mary

May 20, 2015

Oh thank you so much! I have wanted to make something Historical. I can’t wait for this pattern. Thanks for your generosity!!!

Teri
Teri

May 20, 2015

Thanks so much … appreciated.

Joi
Joi

May 20, 2015

Thank you so very much for the pattern…Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Can’t wat to try it out.

Donna Passmore
Donna Passmore

May 20, 2015

Beautiful! thank you. Now if I don’t forget to get it Friday ?

KylieOG
KylieOG

May 20, 2015

Thankyou for the beautiful patterns, whether free or paid they are all amazing :-)

Diana D
Diana D

May 20, 2015

Thank you for this lovely pattern. I look forward to making the dress.

Robin
Robin

May 20, 2015

Thank you for the free pattern and congratulaions on the 800 Likes milestone! I can’t wait to try it!

Nicole
Nicole

May 20, 2015

Wow , that is beautiful ! Thank you for offering it for free :) .

Susan
Susan

May 20, 2015

Apparently, the first message didn’t post so let me, again, thank you for your generosity. I had mentioned that a display I saw of historical outfits from Thimbles and Acorns patterns drew me in and I am once again sewing, but this time, for my granddaughters and my dolls.

Susan
Susan

May 20, 2015

Sorry, I meant Thimbles and Acorns.

Susan
Susan

May 20, 2015

Thank you so much for your generosity and congratulations on the 800 likes. I saw a display of doll clothes made from your patterns last October and fell in love with them. They were so beautiful and as I love history they really “spoke” to me. As a result of this display, I have started sewing, again, after doing very little of it over the past 30 years. I have several Acorns and Thimbles patterns and plan to buy more. This is such an awesome gift you are giving us.

Kathy Dickinson
Kathy Dickinson

May 20, 2015

Thank you so much for the patterns I have both purchased and received free of charge. They are beautiful!

Judy
Judy

May 20, 2015

Beautiful pattern! Thank you.

Linda
Linda

May 20, 2015

Beautiful pattern. Lucky us!

Sally
Sally

May 20, 2015

This is fantastic. Thank you so much for your generosity. I am excited to try this pattern for my granddaughters.

Pam
Pam

May 20, 2015

Thanks so much! Can’t wait for Friday

Duana
Duana

May 20, 2015

I own and have made many Thimbles and Acorns patterns. I love them and I cannot wait to get and make this pattern!

Karen
Karen

May 20, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pattern. I have yet to make a historical pattern so here is my chance. God bless you

DorrieBelle
DorrieBelle

May 20, 2015

Good heavens, that is gorgeous ! Thank you so much – I’ve always wanted to try a pattern like this but, you know, funds and lack of confidence. I’ll try this one, for sure. Thank you !

Priscilla
Priscilla

May 20, 2015

Thank you so much for this pattern. Cant wait till Friday. You all are so giving!

Eva-Lotta
Eva-Lotta

May 20, 2015

Beautiful dress!
Tank you very much!

Leona
Leona

May 20, 2015

Shari, thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. I have make lots of doll clothes, but no historical dress. This is awesome. Love the dress. So appreciated.

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

May 20, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely pattern!

Marian
Marian

May 20, 2015

Shari, I am so impressed with your beautiful, historically correct garments for 18 inch dolls. I enjoy making historical garments and I think I have the perfect fabric for this lovely gown. Thank you so much for your generous gift to all of us.

Christine
Christine

May 20, 2015

Thank you very much, I have the pattern and have made it, looking forward to the update, I would like to learn to cut it out like other patterns on the ScanNCut.

Diane Burns
Diane Burns

May 20, 2015

Just being grateful today for this wonderful site. Your encouragement is blessing. God Bless you all.

Linda
Linda

May 20, 2015

So pretty. Never made a historical gown before. Can’t wait to try it. Thank you!

Deb Sherart
Deb Sherart

May 20, 2015

OOOO I think I have a piece of fabric that will be just perfect for this gown. Thank you so much in advance for your generosity!

Betty
Betty

May 20, 2015

Thank you for this beautiful pattern. It will be nice to have a historical dress to make.

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

May 20, 2015

Since I have 3 Pleasant Company AGs this will be a great pattern to use one day! Thanks so much for your generosity!!!

margaret
margaret

May 20, 2015

Love this pattern. Congratulations on your 800th Facebook like. Thank you for your generosity.

Mary ann
Mary ann

May 20, 2015

Thank you so much. I love historical outfits. I.cant wait to make this.

Hannah
Hannah

May 20, 2015

Your pattern is beautiful. Awesome detail. Thank you so much!

Susan Jane from Indy
Susan Jane from Indy

May 20, 2015

Oh my goodness, this is a delightfully wonderful pattern. Thank you, thank you for your generosity!

Kathi
Kathi

May 20, 2015

Oh my word! I can’t wait! Thank you!

Kelly
Kelly

May 20, 2015

Shari, I second Cinnamon’s gratitude and appreciation of your generosity and creative spirit.

Susan
Susan

May 20, 2015

It’s so beautiful, I can’t wait to try it, will need to find the perfect print! Thanks you so much!

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