On Friday (January 22nd, 2016) we'll publish a new pattern for free as special one-day only event rather than having the "normal" Freebie Friday voting.
This week we're featuring the work of Shari Fuller from Thimbles and Acorns in celebration of her 4th year in pattern publishing.
More About Shari Fuller and Thimbes And Acorns, (in her own words).
My grandma gave me my first sewing lesson when I was about eight years old. I had been fascinated with her sewing for as long as I could remember and was so excited when she gave me a doll pattern and sent me to her sewing closet to pick out just the right fabric for my first project.
Sewing was a way for me to connect with my grandma, and although she may not have realized it at the time, this gift she gave me helped me become a better student. History became more exciting as I became captivated by the dynamic fashions through the ages. This is what Thimbles and Acorns is all about; building relationships and encouraging learning.
This month, I am celebrating my 4th anniversary publishing historical doll patterns by giving away a brand new pattern. Thanks to all of you for making this last year so successful, I am looking forward to seeing what this next year brings!
Here is more information about the pattern:
Sarah Hale Multi-Size Pattern: Designed To Fit American Girl® Dolls and A-Girl-For-All-Time® Dolls. This 1830s dress features a crossed pleated bodice that is set in a narrow waistband. Fitted upper sleeves drop gracefully from the fashionably low shoulder lines. A full lower sleeve spills from the pleated edging of the upper sleeve and fastens at the wrist with a snapped cuff. The full skirt is pleated at the front and gathered in the back. The dress closes in the back with three buttons along the bodice and a snap at the waistband. Our 1830-01 Gigot Sleeve Dress and 1830-02 Sarah Hale Dress patterns are part of our Design-ables series which means you can mix and match the sleeves, bodices, and skirts to create your own uniquely-styled dress. Watch for Pattern 1830-03 Beret Sleeve Dress pattern to add even more options to your design palette.
This 1830s era dress is named after a remarkable woman named Sarah Hale. While almost everyone is familiar with the nursery rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb, few people know it was written and published by Sara in 1830. Sarah made her greatest impact, however, as the editor of Godey’s Ladies Book as a writer and advocate for the education of women and many other women’s issues.
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Congrats Shari! We are honored to partner with you! Let's all leave a comment wishing Shari a happy 4th anniversary.
Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary. I can’t wait to get started on your beautiful pattern. This is my first one, I’m so excited1
Thank you so very much! My granddaughter is going to adore this beautiful dress.
Happy Anniversary and thank you for making your beautiful dress pattern available for all of us to enjoy. I think the history lesson you provide with each pattern makes each one just that much more special.
Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing such a beautiful pattern with us!
Love your patterns.
Congratulations on your 4th year of designing. You have done a great and beautiful job. Isn’t it grand to make money on something you love doing? Marvelously done!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Love the Sara Hale pattern I do Civil War Reenacting, love the Gododys books when you can fine them in the 1860. I love to sew 1860 clothing and love it now that the american girl can wear this style.
This is gorgeous. Superb detail. My granddaughter has an Our Generation doll (can’t get AG retail in Australia). This will be a wedding dress made from scraps from her own mother’s dress.
Have made the Laura Ingalls Wilder in both blue and pink gingham pattern and loved it. BTW this one would be great as a pixie pack with all of the appropriate notions etc. Its great to see the period costumes being made for dolls. Congratulations!
Congratulations & thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to try this pattern.
I love your patterns, the Civil War uniforms are so adorable and of course all your patterns are fantastic.
Congratulations on your 4th year. I am still a little skittish of the Intermediate patterns but you have explained this one so well. I am going to try to make a couple of outfits for my older AG dolls. Thanks again and may you have many more years of success.
Thanks so much for the wonderful pattern. Congratulations and wish you many more years of creating beautiful patterns. I love them.
Congratulations!! Love the patterns!!!!
Love the pattern and the Pixie Pack. You are very talented, thank you for sharing!
Congratulations! Love the pattern!
Best Freebie Friday EVER! Thanks so much – I love the Thimbles and Acorns patterns, both for the history lesson with each and the lovely quotes at the top of each page. I especially appreciate the quality of the patterns; unlike some other designers I have used, the pieces are clearly marked and the fit is good.
Happy 4th anniversary, Shari & thank you for sharing your talents with us!!
Congratulations & thank you for this beautiful pattern.
Congratulations, Shari, on your 4th year of publishing patterns. I have several of your “Thimble and Acorns” patterns and truly believe this is just the beginning of your successes. God Bless you on your travels, and thank you for so generously sharing your historical works of art.
Great job. You have some nice patterns with a different look.
First of all, Thank you so much for the free pattern. I just love them. I so enjoy making the outfits that are on Freebie Friday. They are always so great! I am so grateful for your generosity and the total fact that they are styles from the past. Great stuff..
The moment I saw this I thought "Ohhhh, I know just what I want to made with this pattern. Thank you so much!
That’s is so pretty. Usually I don’t like the historical clothing, but this looks how I pictured “Little Women” dressing.
Congrats on your 4th anniversary. What a beautiful pattern. Thank you.
Thank you for the beautiful pattern – it will be my first attempt at a historical dress. I love your story and hope that you have many more years of designing ahead. Congratulations on your anniversary.
Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary. What a lovely achievement. Thank you so much for sharing. Long may you continue.
Thank you and Happy Anniversary! I love the history behind yor patterns can’t wait to make it. Congratulations
Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary and thank you so much for the pattern
Congratulations on 4 years of making your dreams happen! What a wonderful thing to be able to work in doing something that you love. That is success. Making money in doing what you love is a bonus. A few years ago this would have seemed like an impossibility because there has never been any tangible success in this niche. Now thanks to the genius of Cinnamon and Jason this is a recognized art to be desired and quitting fashion forward all over the world. ; not just doll collections. Again congratulations on your own personal success and thank you for your generosity.
Thank you. as always, for your generosity.
Congratulations Shari and Happy Anniversary. I am lookiing forward to using this pattern and many others of your. Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations Shari Fuller on your anniversary and thank you for such a beautiful pattern.
How wonderful! As soon as I showed it to a friend I had an immediate order :D
Congratulations on your years at Thimbles and Acorns". I am looking forward to trying this pattern as I have purchased others and adore them!
joyeux anniversaire vos modèles sont magnifiques
Congratulations on your anniversary and very excited over this pattern. Thank You so Much.
joyeux anniversaire j’adore vos modèles si bien réalisés même pour les françaises qui ne comprennent pas l’anglais ma petite fille est toujours ravie des robes et manteaux que sa mamy lui coud
un grand bravo
Congratulations! How can I get this pattern?
OH MY… That is beautiful… Thank you for sharing it for free ! I have used your patterns before and I love them …. Congratulations on your 4th anniversary and blessings for continued success… :)
Now I can see why you are celebrating your 4th year. This pattern and many more on your site are just beautiful, along with some boy’s outfits. Thank you for your gift. Wishing you many more years of success.
Congratulations, Shari! And thank you for the pattern for a beautiful dress! … love the detail of the cross-pleated bodice.
Happy Fourth Anniversary! Thank you for sharing one of your beautiful patterns. Period costuming is my favorite thing to sew, and you have SUCH a great eye for detail. My “Oma’s” legacy is her tatting. She died when I was in kindergarten, but I can still see that tiny hook flashing and making beautiful lace-edged hankies and lacy clothing for tiny rubber and plastic dolls. Wish I had time and brain cells to devote to learning how to make those delicate trims for use on doll clothing.
Thanks for the great pattern and congratulations.
have just started to make AD clothes and will love working with your pattern thank you and congratulations
Happy 4th Anniversary Shari ! “Thank You” so much for sharing such a wonderful historical pattern.
I love to go back in time as I sew for the girls ! All of them say “Thank You” also :-)
Congrats Sheri! Such sweet little outfits! Love the waterfall bustle!
My grandmother bought my first sewing machine 34 years ago and it still works beautifully. Although I inherited all of my aunts fabric, notions and trims from years of making doll clothes. Congratulations on your 4th year Anniversary, and thank-you for your generosity in sharing Thimbles and Acorns Anniversay doll pattern.
I’m excited! I love to look at Thimbles and Acorns and am delighted to have the opportunity to sew this one.
Happy anniversary and Thank you for
Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary!!!
Thanks for sharing your pattern!
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary. I love the dress and can hardly wait to make it. Thank you very much.
Congratulations and thank you.
Happy Anniversary, Shari,,,,,,,,,,, and thank you for sharing I love the old thyme dress’s , I loved going to My Old Ky Home, when I was a child…….
Congratulations on your anniversary! I fell so lucky, this pattern is beautiful!!
Congratulations on 4 years! Love this pattern…..
Congratulations and thank you for the beautiful pattern. I am looking forward trying the cross-pleating.
Congrats on 4 years! Thanks for the patterns.
Thank you so much for another of your wonderful patterns. I especially like the brief history article on the dress of the period and who was wearing them. This pattern is just the one I will use in making Addy a new Valentine’s Day dress.
Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for the new pattern!
Congratulations – really enjoy historical patterns – yours are VERY nice
Happy 4th anniversary! Thank you for the pattern.
Congratulation, keep up the good work!
Blahopřeji k výročí a moc se těším na krásné šaty, o takových jsem snila.
Congratlations Shari. Best wishes for many more years. Thank you very much for the wonderful new pattern.
Absolutely LOVE your gorgeous historical patterns. They are perfect and SO elegant.
Just wonderful! Thank you.
I also love the idea of patterns to help teach history. I was so pleased when I made such an outfit and became more interested in learning the time period myself. Congratulations and thank you
I am so glad for this pattern. I have always love the historical dresses and the history behind them. I use to crochet them. Just imagining how women did the every day things with the full skirts just really amazes me. thanks for the pattern
Congratulations. The dress is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for offering it to us.
Congratulations on your anniversary! And thank you so much for the wonderful patterns, especially the freebie! I own several of your patterns and I love them! Congrats again!
Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary! Thanks for the pattern will entice me to do some period sewing for my doll.
Congrats on your 4th anniversary and much success in the future, your patterns
are beautiful and I am so thankful for the free one
As a grandmother, I also try to have an impact on my granddaughters! I am positive that your grandmother is extremely proud of you. Happy 4th Anniversary and may you achieve great success in your historical niche. Your patterns are a delight with a lot of detail to them. The future will be brighter for all girls and their dolls because of your talents. I will think of you every time I use this pattern. The story behind the pattern is meaningful; thank you for sharing.
Congratulations and thank you for the free pattern. I am sure your grandmother is very proud of you.
Happy 4th birthday
Love the pattern. Sarah Hale is a distant relative of mine. I didn’t know all about her life. Thank you. I am a history junkie. Looking forward to making the dress.
Thanks for sharing with us and happy Birthday
Thanks Shari, for sharing your story.
Beautiful dress, just my style, many thanks!!
I too learned to sew from my granny I was 10 when she helped me sew my first dress it was beautiful and I wore it for many many years than passed it on to one of my aunties who wore for many more. Thank you for the great pattern it has been on my wish list for a while, so I am over joyed to see it here today. My great nieces well so happy to see this in there Christmas socking next Christmas.
Love all your patterns! Congratulations on 4 great years. Thanks for the gift.
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary, Shari! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful historical pattern with us. It looks amazing. May our Lord bless you, and yours, abundantly.
Happy 4th, I love the dress as Clothes are my passion!
Congrats Shari and thank you! I love the dress and the history!
Happy Anniversary! Can’t wait to make this dress in silk and lace with a matching mini crazy quilt. Thanks so much for a new dress idea for my Addy.
Thank you for the pattern, greatly appreciated. Will try to see what I can do with this type pattern….looking forward to working with it. :)
Thank you Shari and Thimbles and Acorns for bringing us historical “treasures” to enable us to provide our dolls with such beautiful clothing.
Beautiful, reminds me of MY grandmother!
Congratulations Sara, and thank you for the free pattern. It is absolutely perfect!
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary. I adore your designs and have several of your patterns. My God continue to guide you, and God Bless.
What a beautiful gift. I always enjoy seeing—and acquiring—your new designs!! Many more years of success.
Love this pattern! Happy Anniversary Sheri and thank you
May this 4th Anniversary be a wonderful time in your live! I hope lots and lots of inspiration for the work you do. Thank you for your generosity!
I absolutely LOVE “Thimbles and Acorn” patterns! I love reading the historic details of how (girls and) women dressed during certain periods and the evolution of the clothing going on that you include with your patterns. I appreciate all the care and joy that goes into each one! Thank you!! And by the way the 1860 pattern is incredible. I split it into a skirt and top so that I could make various tops to go with the skirt; i.e. I made one in the same fabric as the skirt and one using velvet for Christmas. I varied the petticoats: one simple and one fuller edged with lace to change the look of skirt to go from everyday into the holidays. Love how it is lined and lends itself to many fabrics and styling. Great pattern. Beautifully done.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
Thank you! Your`s patterns are very interesting, beautiful and amazing!
Beautiful ! Thank you very much and happy 4th!
Congratulations and thank you for the beautiful pattern
February 11, 2016
thanks love it