January 20, 2016

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Freebie Friday (January 22, 2016) Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

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.  

Congratulate Shari With Us!

Congrats Shari! We are honored to partner with you! Let's all leave a comment wishing Shari a happy 4th anniversary.

 


100 Comments

Lynn
Lynn

January 20, 2016

I adore the Timbles and Acorns patterns, and have more than a few of them. I can’t wait to get this one, it’s precious, and exactly the type of sewing I do for dolls!!

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 20, 2016

Hi Shari
Congratulations on celebrating your 4th anniversary.
You design beautiful clothes for our girls and it is such a wonderful achievement.

Linda J
Linda J

January 20, 2016

Happy Anniversary! and thank you so much for this and all of your designs.

Ann
Ann

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on your success. I look forward to making this design as I have no historical ones like it in my collection. Thank you and best wishes for 2016.

Teena
Teena

January 20, 2016

Thank you. This is a pattern I can use for my granddaughters “historical” AG doll. Happy Anniversary. Thank you for all the patterns you have available on Pixie Faire.

Olivia P.
Olivia P.

January 20, 2016

Thank you Shari for giving us an Anniversary gift.I received my first AGAT, Matilda, this week and am excited to be able to make her a new dress. Congratulations and best wishes for a very blessed year.

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th anniversary, Shari & thank you for sharing your talents with us!! :o)

Hazel  P
Hazel P

January 20, 2016

Shari, congratulations on your 4th year of working with Pixie Faire. What an asset you surely have been as the dresses displayed are lovely. I’m excited about sewing them. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Diana
Diana

January 20, 2016

Beautiful! Thank you and happy 4th!

Nina J.
Nina J.

January 20, 2016

Congrats Shari!!! Happy 4th anniversary! Your work is beautiful!

Inga
Inga

January 20, 2016

Great looking pattern, Thank you so much!!! Congrats on 4 years.

cathy
cathy

January 20, 2016

Thank you Shari for Thimbles and Acorns. Anxious for the new. Congratulations and happy 4th. THANK YOU

Sue V
Sue V

January 20, 2016

Congratulations, Shari! I love your patterns. I want to make all of them but my favorites are the Laura, Mary and Carrie Ingles since I read all the “Little House” books when I was young. Laura was my kind of girl. I am also thinking of making a “Dickens Faire” dress to sell at our annual Victorian Christmas Faire this year. Best wishes!

Jessica
Jessica

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th Anniversary, Shari! I simply adore your Thimbles & Acorns line of patterns and I am always eager to browse your new offerings on Pixie Faire. Thank you for your generous gift of the above pattern! My daughter and I have fun dressing up her doll and your historical styles really make me wonder if I should have a doll of my own :) All the best to you this New Year!

Grace
Grace

January 20, 2016

Hope I can get to my e-mail on Friday. Will be really disappointed if I can’t.

Dolores
Dolores

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary. Can’t wait for Friday.

Steph[_dodds@shaw.ca
Steph[_dodds@shaw.ca

January 20, 2016

Beautiful, thank you and congratulations on your 4th!

Evelyn
Evelyn

January 20, 2016

Woo-hooo!! Happy Anniversary!! And, thank you!! :D

Sandra
Sandra

January 20, 2016

What a lovely pattern. Congrats on 4th anniversary. And you are giving us gifts…what’s up with that? LOL

Eveline
Eveline

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th anniversary, love the pattern. Congratulations Shari from Thimbles and Acorns.Thank you so much for your generosity. Can’t wait to try this new pattern.

Sandra
Sandra

January 20, 2016

Such a generous offer and such meticulous design craft!

Sherry
Sherry

January 20, 2016

wonderful pattern. thank you so much.

Becky
Becky

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary and thank you so much for the pattern. It is a beautiful dress and I look forward to making it.

Christine
Christine

January 20, 2016

Thank you so much for offering this pattern for Freebie Friday. It is absolutely beautiful, and I can’t wait to try it. Such a coincidence, I was just noticing it online and hoping one day, I’d be able to have it. Thank you for your generosity. Historical outfits are my preferred choice of outfit to sew.

ronda
ronda

January 20, 2016

Congratulations and thank you for the beautiful pattern

ronda
ronda

January 20, 2016

Congratulations and thank you for the beautiful pattern

Cecelia
Cecelia

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th and many more. Thank you for the free pattern,awesome dress!

Linda V
Linda V

January 20, 2016

Thank you… I love that dress! Good job

Lyla
Lyla

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary! You’re a talented designer—I love the detail you’ve included! Thank you!

Sylvia
Sylvia

January 20, 2016

Thanks Shari, and congrats…I hope I can do it as nice as yours looks!

sandra meese
sandra meese

January 20, 2016

Thanks so much! I love her patterns and hope to see many more in the future!

Denise
Denise

January 20, 2016

I have really enjoyed my Thimbles and Acorns patterns and doing business with Shari Fuller. What a treat it is for us to have her celebrate her anniversary by sharing this pattern!

Mary M
Mary M

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th Anniversary Shari. You will love this Historical fact: I am in Massachusetts not far from Sterling, MA where Mary Sawyer’s House was the inspiration for the poem Mary Had A Little Lamb. Sterling MA was so proud of this piece of history but unfortunately the house was destroyed by arson in 2007. There is still a statue of Mary and her Lamb.
I look forward to using this pattern and just might speak to the powers that be in Sterling if they would like me to donate a dress in Mary’s honor.
Thanks you so much.

Andrée
Andrée

January 20, 2016

Thanks for the free pattern. I hope to get the dress made someday.

Tammy C
Tammy C

January 20, 2016

Happy Anniversary. What a beautiful dress!

Jackie Coleman
Jackie Coleman

January 20, 2016

I love the thimbles and acorns patterns and I’ve bought many of them….besides sewing for myself (as a 74 year young girl) I’m now sewing for my third generation of little girls my great grand daughters…thank you so much for the free patterns!!! Just wanted to say, I love the historical boy patterns!! They are hard to come by!!

Becky
Becky

January 20, 2016

Thanks for the pattern, it looks to be fun! Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary, looking forward to your next 4 years of patterns!

Suzi
Suzi

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on four years! Thank you for sharing this lovely dress pattern. I adore the historical dress patterns and so happy to be able to add this to my collection.

Tina
Tina

January 20, 2016

Wow that’s beautiful! THANK YOU

Canadian Marilyn
Canadian Marilyn

January 20, 2016

What an interesting opportunity to own the Sarah Hale dress.
My granddaughter is “into” pioneer days in her social studies curriculum in Toronto and will love dressing her AG doll like the author of ’Mary had a little lamb". Thank you very much.

Jennifer Arnold
Jennifer Arnold

January 20, 2016

What a lovely pattern. Thank,you so much and congrats on 4 years. Look forward to doing the mix n match to further my options.

Earlene
Earlene

January 20, 2016

Thanks Shari. Keep up the great work and love all of your patterns…….

Sandra
Sandra

January 20, 2016

great patterns , I like this freebie – thank you

Bev
Bev

January 20, 2016

Once more a big Thank you!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

January 20, 2016

Congrats on your 4th Anniversary and thanks so much for allowing us to be rewarded with this lovely new pattern. LOVE that it has both sizes, as I own AGs already, but truly hope to acquire A Girl for All Time doll one day!

Toni D
Toni D

January 20, 2016

What a beautiful pattern! And I love the info about the author of Mary Had a Little Lamb. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing this pattern with us and Congratulations on your anniversary!

Amy & Katie
Amy & Katie

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th & thank you for the free pattern! I don’t do much historical sewing, so this will be fun!

sherry
sherry

January 20, 2016

OMG love it

T Wright
T Wright

January 20, 2016

FUN

Sue
Sue

January 20, 2016

love this an good luck

joane
joane

January 20, 2016

Congratulations … and thanks!

Sheila
Sheila

January 20, 2016

This is a lovely pattern and I appreciate you sharing it with us. Can’t wait to make it!

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

January 20, 2016

What a beautiful pattern! Love the cross pleating and can’t wait to try this pattern. Thanks for the freebie.

Pat
Pat

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th anniversary!!Thank you so much for the free pattern, I too have used your patterns and they are easy to follow.

Chris
Chris

January 20, 2016

Thank you so much for your generous gift to us this coming Friday! What a beautiful pattern and Happy 4th Anniversary!

Sheila
Sheila

January 20, 2016

Thank you for your generosity and congratulations on 4 years. I really enjoy your historical patterns and I look forward to making it both for Matilda and for an AG doll.

Julie
Julie

January 20, 2016

big congrats on 4 years, love the patterns. :)

jane Murrriner
jane Murrriner

January 20, 2016

Congratulations!

Leah
Leah

January 20, 2016

Thank you- for such a beautiful project.

Kathy
Kathy

January 20, 2016

What a lovely selection. We thank you for your special insight into what we need and can use. Congratulations Thimbles and Acorns, on your four years. We look forward to many more.

Deb
Deb

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary! Thank you so much for your generosity, I look forward to trying this new pattern out.

Soozee
Soozee

January 20, 2016

This one I will surely make. Thank you

Elaine
Elaine

January 20, 2016

Shari, thank you for the free pattern. This is so nice and will look forward to trying it out. Congrats and happy anniversary.

Caroline
Caroline

January 20, 2016

Happy Anniversary and thank you for the free pattern

Annlee
Annlee

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary. Thank you for beautiful pattern.

Donna
Donna

January 20, 2016

Thank you for helping to make history come alive! So much fabric for just one dress at that time! Also congratulations on your achievement!

Stephanie
Stephanie

January 20, 2016

Beautiful! Thank you so much!

margaret
margaret

January 20, 2016

many thanks. I will love this pattern for AGAT and for AGD. Congratulations Shari

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

January 20, 2016

Thank you in advance for this pattern! Much appreciated!

michelle jadaa
michelle jadaa

January 20, 2016

sewing itself is so steeped in history this pattern will certainly be a joy to treasure

Irene
Irene

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on your 4th year. Thimbles and Acorns has become one of my favor. Love the historical clothes

Leona
Leona

January 20, 2016

Thank you Shari for the lovely vintage pattern. will be excited to sew it.

Bev
Bev

January 20, 2016

Thank you! Just beautiful!

claire
claire

January 20, 2016

Thank you in advance for the beautiful pattern, Shari – and happy anniversary!

Estella
Estella

January 20, 2016

Thank you in advance for this historical pattern and the story behind it.
Estella

Diana D
Diana D

January 20, 2016

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the pattern.

Gloria
Gloria

January 20, 2016

Congratulations! Thank you for the free pattern! I will look forward to pulling out some of my vintage fabrics and creating something that will hopefully make you proud!

Patricia L
Patricia L

January 20, 2016

Congratulations! I am looking forward to sewing the dresses for my granddaughters!

Mary R.
Mary R.

January 20, 2016

Happy Anniversary, Shari. Thank you for the free pattern and all the beautiful patterns you create.

Pat
Pat

January 20, 2016

Thank you for being so generous!! Beautiful dress!

Brisja
Brisja

January 20, 2016

Such beautiful work, and a sweet story!

Diane
Diane

January 20, 2016

Awesome! Happy Anniversary and thanks for celebrating with us! Can’t wait to make the pattern!!

lindak
lindak

January 20, 2016

Congrats! Thank you.

Joy Smith-Anderson
Joy Smith-Anderson

January 20, 2016

Congratulations Sheri! Thank you for sharing this pattern with us. May you continue to be blessed!

Robyn Brooks
Robyn Brooks

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th anniversary Shari and thank you for being so generous! The dress is lovely.

Tamra
Tamra

January 20, 2016

Congratulations! This is a beautiful pattern!

Sandra
Sandra

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th Anniversary, Shari!
And thank you looking forward to the pattern. Its greatly apprecated.

Christina F.
Christina F.

January 20, 2016

Congratulations Shari! Thank you so very much for offering your new pattern for free this Friday! I look forward to trying it out.

Lezlie
Lezlie

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on 4 years ! Thank you for all your talent and sharing.

DorrieBelle
DorrieBelle

January 20, 2016

Thanks for such a lovely, versatile pattern – and happy anniversary !

Becka B.
Becka B.

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on your Anniversary and all of your successes! You’re a wonderful pattern maker…thank you for sharing your joy with us, and this pattern, too. ;D

Marian
Marian

January 20, 2016

Congratulations on your anniversary. I absolutely love your work, as I too am a history of clothing buff. Thank you for your lovely work and generous spirit.

Jennifer Finch
Jennifer Finch

January 20, 2016

Love your stuff Shari! Thanks for the pattern!

Kathy H
Kathy H

January 20, 2016

Happy Anniversary. Thanks for all the free patterns.

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

January 20, 2016

Happy 4th Anniversary, Shari!

Linda
Linda

January 20, 2016

Congrats and thank you so much. I am looking forward to using your pattern.

Chloe
Chloe

January 20, 2016

Thanks for this Pattern! I can’t wait to make it! : )

Christine
Christine

January 20, 2016

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the free pattern, I don’t think I have patterns any by this publisher and look forward to trying it.

Jacki
Jacki

January 20, 2016

Thank you so much for the opportunity to stitch another of your beautiful patterns. I have enjoyed the others that I have very much.

Katherine
Katherine

January 20, 2016

Congrats on Four years! I hope to see even more beautiful pattern in the future!!:-)

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