August 19, 2015

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Freebie Friday (August 21, 2015) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (August 21st, 2015) we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Kristin Rutten in celebration of her one-year Anniversary on Pixie Faire! Be sure to leave a comment and join us in congratulating her and let her know which pattern you think should be free.

 

More About Kristin Rutten: Kristin Rutten is the creator, owner and operator of Matilda Jo Originals, which includes patterns sold under the Matilda’s Closet and AptOne8 labels. Born and raised in Montana, she first learned to sew on her grandmother's antique Singer Featherweight sewing machine by cutting out and stitching a simple nine-square pillow. Other projects soon followed and she has been crafting and sewing ever since. She makes her home in Central Montana with her husband and four children.

 


 

 

Vote Now:

Update: The Inspired By Zooey Dress Won!

Here is more information about each pattern:

Inspired By Zooey Dress: Express your doll's playful, offbeat, quirky or creative side with this fitted, lined dress inspired by actress Zooey Deschanel! Modeled after the Ahoy dress from the "To Tommy from Zooey" line by Tommy Hilfiger, this PDF pattern allows you to express your doll's own individual style through your choice of accent fabric for the mock pockets and cute faux skirt peeking from underneath, as well as optional piping at the neckline and armholes. A back zipper closure adds to its authenticity. Whether you choose a red, white and blue sailor-type combo like Zooey, a denim cowgirl style like Matilda Jo, or your own original combination of fabrics and patterns, your doll is sure to feel special in her new fun and flirty dress!

Happy Campers Sleeping Bags: If your doll is going to host a great slumber party, backyard camp out, or adventure in the woods, a comfy and cute sleeping bag is an accessory you'll want to be sure to have on hand! Your adventurers will indeed be happy campers when you create their favorite type of sleeping bag ... the perfect accessory to the Happy Campers Dome Tent. This PDFpattern includes options for two main types of sleeping bags: a traditional bag and a mummy bag with optional attached stuff sack. Suitable for an intermediate seamstress, the traditional bag features the familiar rectangular shape with curved head area and a side zipper, plus built-in elastic bands for easy storage. Just roll it up, slip the bands over the ends, and you're good to go. Finished size is approximately 19.5x8.5 inches. The mummy bag has a more contoured shape and offers two options for closure - one with Velcro(TM) strips and another with a pair of zippers. Both have the option of an attached stuff sack, which allows you to do just as it suggests... stuff the bag into the sack, cinch up the cord and you're done... just like the real thing! The Velcro(TM) version is appropriate for an intermediate level seamstress, while the zippered version is a bit more advanced because of the complexity of the construction and materials used. Finished size is approximately 20x8 inches.

Sew Better Together Pillow & Pillowcase: Sew up a basic pillow and then personalize it by adding a custom-designed pillowcase using one of the five included design templates along with fabric crayons and/or permanent markers ... or create your own unique design! This is a Sew Better Together project, which is designed to support those new to sewing in the creation of clothing and other items for their 18-inch friends. This includes hands-on participation in the construction of the items, as well as a variety of opportunities to add a personal touch and develop true ownership in the finished product. This PDF pattern uses only basic sewing techniques with ample instructions and photos. All that is needed is at least one participant familiar with the basic use of a sewing machine, including threading the machine and completing basic straight and zigzag stitches. This person should also be mature enough to know how to handle tools safely, such as a hot iron or sharp needles.

Att-Girl Long-Distance Running Outfit: Nearly anyone can be a runner ... even your 18-inch friend! Start her on the right foot with a cute running outfit, including an all-in-one running skirt with attached leggings. Top it off with a matching pullover singlet. You can even use the bonus tutorial to make a detachable running bib so she'll be race-ready! This PDF pattern includes cutting lines for four legging lengths so you can make exactly the type of outfit you need, ranging from no-show shorts to full-length footless tights. In fact, there are even instructions for making a skirt without the leggings or leggings without the skirt, which means your options are limited only by your imagination. All pieces in this intermediate-level pattern are fully lined, including the pullover singlet which requires no fasteners ... simply pull it up over your doll's hips and she'll be ready to go!

Take a Look At Each Pattern:

Don't forget - we'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below and congratulate Kristin on her one-year anniversary!


93 Comments

Rhonda
Rhonda

August 19, 2015

Wow! My granddaughters would be thrilled.

Kelly
Kelly

August 19, 2015

I vote for the Zooey Dress. Freebie Friday is awesome! Pixie Faire is a fantastic website for doll clothes sewing enthusiasts! Thank you very much!

Nancy A.
Nancy A.

August 19, 2015

Thanks for offering all the great patterns. I love the Running Outfit. It’s different from most of the outfits I am making for our dolls.

Cheryl
Cheryl

August 19, 2015

Congrats on your first of many sucessful years of business! And thanks for sharing a pattern with us….
I voted for Atta Girl Long-Distance Running Outfit. So many things to do with all the different pieces. It’s been on my wishlist for some time now!!

Martha
Martha

August 19, 2015

I like the Inspired by Zooey dress. I especially like the cowgirl version in the small picture. Very nice!

Erin
Erin

August 19, 2015

Congratulations Kristen on your first year with Pixie Faire! Thank you for the great selection of patterns to choose from for Freebie Friday!

Marjory W.
Marjory W.

August 19, 2015

I like the sleeping bags, as I’ve not seen another pattern for an authentic-looking nylon camper’s sleeping bag like the one here.

CECILIA
CECILIA

August 19, 2015

Dress is so adorable. And thanks for all freebie friday.

Lois
Lois

August 19, 2015

Zooey dress is the one I like!

Gwen Bentley
Gwen Bentley

August 19, 2015

I LOVE the running outfit!

Carol Ann
Carol Ann

August 19, 2015

I love the Zooey dress.

SHARON
SHARON

August 19, 2015

I vote for the for the Atta Girl Long Distance Running Outfit! It’s one of a kind. Thank you for
these Freebie Fridays!!!!

Sylvia
Sylvia

August 19, 2015

Zoey dress gets my vote. Thank you and congrats Kristen on your 1 yr anniversary

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

August 19, 2015

This week my vote goes to the Inspired by Zooey dress. I loved the sleeping bags too, but after a lot of thought I voted Zooey. Congratulations to Kristen on her one year anniversary. Your creativity is a joy to many followers. Keep up the inspired work.

Blue
Blue

August 19, 2015

The sleeping bag pattern is super cute!

Sharron Archibald
Sharron Archibald

August 19, 2015

changed my mind the Zooey dress is too cute. I vote for that one. thanks

Donna C
Donna C

August 19, 2015

Congratulations and many more successful years are wished for you. Thank you for the Friday freebies, too! Sleeping bags make a nice substitute for a bed!

Jane
Jane

August 19, 2015

My vote goes to Atta Girl Long Distance Running Outfit. So cute Congratulations, K on your first year.

Khenemet
Khenemet

August 19, 2015

I look forward to the Freebie Fridays – Friday Freebies, any way you say it,. it’s a good thing.
My vote goes to Zooey Dress. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to vote. Love all the patterns by the way!

Sharron Archibald
Sharron Archibald

August 19, 2015

Running outfit is great a good job to try.

virginia edwards
virginia edwards

August 19, 2015

Zooey dress please….Congratulation on your 1 year anniversary…love all your patterns Thank you for Freebie Fridays.

Mary
Mary

August 19, 2015

I vote for the Running Outfit.

Kathy
Kathy

August 19, 2015

I voted for the sleeping bag.

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

August 19, 2015

Zooey Dress for sure! It’s sweet!

Lisa
Lisa

August 19, 2015

I think the running outfit would be great!

Susan
Susan

August 19, 2015

Congratulations on your one year anniversary and wishing you continued success. Thanks for sharing one of those great patterns!

julie Barlocher
julie Barlocher

August 19, 2015

Congratulations Kristin on a year with Pixie Faire. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to buy (and receive free!) the quality patterns from so many talented women.

ANNA
ANNA

August 19, 2015

The Zooey dress is fab,, Congratulations Kristin on your 1st year, wishing you many more, thanks for all the wonderful patterns, so talented, :)

Sarah B
Sarah B

August 19, 2015

Zoey dress please

GinniB
GinniB

August 19, 2015

Happy first anniversary with Pixie Faire, Kristin. I love Freebie Friday! Thanks for offering all thehese fabulous patterns. Today the running togs appeal to me. My great neices love leggings and seem to wear them with everything so I am sure each can use a couple of pairs for their AG dolls.

Connie
Connie

August 19, 2015

Love the zooey dress .

Heather Mclaughlin
Heather Mclaughlin

August 19, 2015

I would have to say the Zooey dress followed by the running outfit .Not to interested in the other two right now. I enjoy the patterns and getting to help choose what is offered.

Suzi
Suzi

August 19, 2015

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! Thank you for designing such delightful patterns.

Peg
Peg

August 19, 2015

Love what you are doing:vote for FF. I have used many patterns and the ones you share are so detailed. Thanks

Christine Reese
Christine Reese

August 19, 2015

Just went back to re read the entire article. Can’t believe I missed it was your anniversary. Fabulous you have been with pixie faire for a year – many more are wished for you. Nice outfits

sandie
sandie

August 19, 2015

I love the design zooey dress, I really like how the looks can change. I really enjoy freebie Fridays. Thank you

Christine Reese
Christine Reese

August 19, 2015

My vote is for the running outfit. It is so cute

MARY
MARY

August 19, 2015

Happy Camper is just too perfect! A gals always gotta nap at our age :)

Laurainne Williams
Laurainne Williams

August 19, 2015

My pick is the Zooey Dress. its unusual and VERY stylish.
Congratulations,Matilda Jo! You are a very talented lady!

regina
regina

August 19, 2015

My vote is for Zooey Dress.

misss
misss

August 19, 2015

I voted for the Inspired by Zooey girl dress, thanks for freebie friday

Marian
Marian

August 19, 2015

Congratulations on your year 1 anniversary! You patterns are adorable.

dorrie
dorrie

August 19, 2015

The running outfit is so different – such potential to be creative!

Melanie
Melanie

August 19, 2015

Congratulations on your first year Kristin. Hope there are many more. Love all your patterns. I am going to vote for the sleeping bag this week. We do a lot of camping so that would be perfect for our dolls. I absolutely love freebie Fridays, thanks for offering them.

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

August 19, 2015

Zooey dress is my pick this week!

Mary Angerer
Mary Angerer

August 19, 2015

Congratulations, Kristin! What a dream job you must have, and I wish you many years of success.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

August 19, 2015

Thank you for all your patterns! I love the Zoe dress!!

julie helmer
julie helmer

August 19, 2015

I really think her patterns are great. Easy enough for a beginner but stylish enough that any seamstress will be pleased with the results! :o) Congrats on your year with PixieFaire!

Laura C
Laura C

August 19, 2015

Congratulations… thank you for the freebie! Already have several of your designs, love them ! I voted Zooey !

mary
mary

August 19, 2015

I always look forward to Freebie Friday and the selected designs. I voted for the Zooey Dress. It can be constructed with such a wide range of fabrics and so fitting in style.

Peggy
Peggy

August 19, 2015

Zooey dress and also hoping you the best in the years to come!

Barbara
Barbara

August 19, 2015

I voted for the Happy Campers Sleeping Bags! Great for camping or sleep-overs! Thanks!

Tari
Tari

August 19, 2015

Thank you for the Freebie Fridays! But, you make it very difficult to choose. This time was no exception. So, since I couldn’t choose, I asked my granddaughter which one she liked best. Of course, she said all. No, only one, please. So……..Long distance running outfit so she can look just like her mommie. Ah…..

WendyB
WendyB

August 19, 2015

Kristin, Happy Anniversary! Thanks too for your Freebie Fridays! With a limited income, it certainly is appreciated! I LOVE the sleeping bag(s) pattern! I’m already planning what fabricsI will use!

Brenda
Brenda

August 19, 2015

Inspired by Zooey dress is my pick. So cute!

Shirley
Shirley

August 19, 2015

The Zooey Dress by far is so cute in the western style.

Monica
Monica

August 19, 2015

Congrats Kristen. I reay like the dress but wouldn’t mind the running outfit either. Freebie Friday is great. Thanks. Monica

Connie
Connie

August 19, 2015

Congratulations, Kristin Rutten in celebration your one-year Anniversary on Pixie Faire! I voted for the Zooey dress, love the cowgirl look, Yeehaw! Thank-you, again Pixie faire!
Jeanie
Jeanie

August 19, 2015

Vote for the Zooey dress. Very cute.

Michele W
Michele W

August 19, 2015

I love love the Atta Girl Running Outfit. My granddaughter loves active wear like this in bright colors!

Leona
Leona

August 19, 2015

Kristin, Congratulations on your one year anniversary with Pixie Faire. Your designs are wonderful. I love the Zooey dress and the sleeping bag, but I had to vote for the sleeping bag, it is so cute and I know my granddaughter will love it.

Diane Crutchley
Diane Crutchley

August 19, 2015

Zooey girl dress please I would like to have a cowgirl dress

Lizzy
Lizzy

August 19, 2015

I vote for the Inspired By Zooey dress! Thank you. :)

Betty
Betty

August 19, 2015

I have some red cowgirl boots that are crying out for the Zooey girl pattern made in denim and hanky material.

Joy Smith-Anderson
Joy Smith-Anderson

August 19, 2015

I love the Running Outfit! There are so many possibilities with this pattern set. It’s my favourite!

Debbie
Debbie

August 19, 2015

Congrats on 1yr! I love the Inspired by Zooey Dress! It’s darling and looks very versatile. All are great patterns, though! Thank you for Freebie Fridays!

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

August 19, 2015

I voted for the inspired by Zooey Dress. I reviewed the suggested versions & think it could be a nice pattern with numerous variations. Congrats to Kristin for being with Pixie Faire for 1 year – how exciting for you! :o) I am so happy that I was introduced to Pixie Faire & really look forward to dropping in a number of times doing the week, but of course Friday Freebies are really enjoyed & appreciated. A huge thanks to all involved vendors & Pixie Faire Team for sharing your talents, products & inspirations!!!
Mary Margaret

RuthE
RuthE

August 19, 2015

I vote for the Zooey Dress….It is very pretty

Ida
Ida

August 19, 2015

I’m torn between the dress and the sleeping bag… either one would be wonderful, but if I had to choose one… ummm… the dress. I love Matilda Jo patterns! And I learned to sew on my mom’s old kenmore — on a nine patch quilt that I designed at 8 years old! Guess I was an over achiever, eh?

Mrs.T
Mrs.T

August 19, 2015

Congratulations, Kristin! You are a very talented designer. I voted for the sleeping bag. I liked that the pattern offers two different styles. Thank you!

Janet
Janet

August 19, 2015

I am voting for the Zooey dress. I love How it looks on the doll. Thanks for all of the wonderful patterns you provide for us.

Pauline
Pauline

August 19, 2015

ivoted for the running outfit.
Su
Su

August 19, 2015

I like the look of the atta girl running outfit. Voting for that pattern.

Noelle Laz
Noelle Laz

August 19, 2015

I voted for the Inspired by Zooey Dress. Love the crisp, clean look of the denim one and love the idea of the back zipper. Love Freebie Fridays!

Rene B
Rene B

August 19, 2015

Congrats, Kristin! I vote for the sleeping bag! Love it!

Jeri R
Jeri R

August 19, 2015

Congratulations Kristin! I LOVE all the patterns! I really look forward to every Friday and the Freebie Friday. Thank you for sharing your talents with us and the kids.

Lynn S
Lynn S

August 19, 2015

My vote is for the Zoe dress. All of the patterns are winners

Barbara
Barbara

August 19, 2015

Every “little” girl needs her pillow and pillowcase to take with her everywhere—slumber parties and even in the car when she needs to take a little nap:)

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

August 19, 2015

Zoey Dress garnered my vote! Definitely a FAV of your patterns is Footie Jammies, as I made several for a 9-yr-old’s birthday tea party in a tea party knit. My boy doll still needs his sewn in truck fabric — LOL! Congrats on your 1-year anniversary @ Pixie Faire and hope Year #2 is very successful!!! :’)

Jos
Jos

August 19, 2015

Atta Girl Running Outfit

Jenny
Jenny

August 19, 2015

Congrats Kristin! All your patterns are great, but I am voting for the Inspired by Zooey Dress. I think it is adorable and I just love how it can be made using denim for a country western girl look.

Robyn
Robyn

August 19, 2015

I’m voting for the Inspired by Zooey Dress. It looks versatile.

Linda B
Linda B

August 19, 2015

I already have purchased all of the offered patterns so I wish good luck to all who vote. If you haven’t tried a Matilda’s Closet pattern yet , you are in for a treat! They work up perfect and are very easy and clear! Happy sewing everyone!

Eveline Doiron
Eveline Doiron

August 19, 2015

I would like to have the Zooey dress, I think it would make a great addition to my collection. It is such a beautiful dress! Thanks

Lori
Lori

August 19, 2015

Zooey Dress is my pick this week. Think of all the bits and pieces of fabric you can use for the insert and pockets!

Gail
Gail

August 19, 2015

I am going to vote for the Atta Girl long distance runner outfit. My granddaughter runs track in high school . I think it would be great for all of the people who run in marathons for certain charities too.

lynda
lynda

August 19, 2015

of course, the sleeping bag. i just purchased a coleman tent so it would be perfect for part of the christmas gift. thanks

Cecelia
Cecelia

August 19, 2015

Congratulations Kristin on the first year of many, love your patterns, am voting for the sleeping bags- great for camping, sleep-overs, etc.

Brenda
Brenda

August 19, 2015

The Atta girl pattern would be great. However I will appreciate adding any of the patterns to my collection. Thank You!

Jim
Jim

August 19, 2015

I chose the Zooey Dress because of the different fabrics and combinations!

Julia M H.
Julia M H.

August 19, 2015

Oops, posted that twice.

Julia M H.
Julia M H.

August 19, 2015

I vote for the Atta GIrl Long Distance Running Outfit! I love how the tank top has two different colors! Also the leggings and skirt are Really CUTE! Thank You sosososososo much for these Freebie Fridays!!!! I love them!

Diana D
Diana D

August 19, 2015

I voted for the Inspired by Zooey Dress. I like that you can alter fabrics and change the total look. Thank you for Freebie Fridays. I look forward to seeing what’s offered as much as I do getting the pattern.

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