February 03, 2016

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Freebie Friday (February 5) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (February 5th, 2016), we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Bonnie Spencer of Crabapples. It's our gift to you. Vote now and then come back to Pixie Faire on Friday to download your free copy and while you're here be sure to pick a new pattern or two, get some fabric, or join a class.

More About Bonnie Spencer And Crabapples (In her own words), 

When I first started Crabapples, I was making doll clothes for the American Girl dolls. I spent a lot of money on patterns that didn't fit, didn't turn out the same as the pictures, or were tedious to construct. In frustration, I started designing my own patterns, and playing around with different construction techniques. I teach Fashion full-time at a community college, so Crabapples is my weekend escape. I live in a small gold-rush town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. It is very satisfying to see my designs interpreted by other people. I love to see how their creativity flourishes and how the patterns morph into something unique. I hope you enjoy your Crabapples pattern, and I'd love to see your finished results!

 


 

 

Vote Now:

More About Each Pattern: 

The Pajama Party Pattern: It's a slumber party! These fun pajamas are designed to fit the American Girl, but will also fit other 18" dolls. The pattern can be combined in different ways for a wide variety of looks. There are two versions of the PJ's; one for winter and one for summer.

The Flutter Sleeve Dress Pattern: This feminine little flutter sleeve dress is designed to fit the American Girl doll. The dress features a high yoke, and the bodice is fully lined. The flutter sleeve is lined with a contrasting fabric and utilizes a special technique to bind the edge. Armholes are finished with a contrast bias binding. Pattern for the flower applique and an optional patch pocket with contrast binding are also included. The pattern pieces are drawn with a CAD program, and include highly detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures to guide you through. The PDF pattern includes the flower applique as well as panties or bloomers, and the dress.

Walk In The Park Dress Pattern: Take your doll for a "Walk in the Park" in any of these pinafore variations. The pinafores range from classic to contemporary... perfect for any doll from any era. This PDF pattern consists of three different pinafore patterns and includes a dress to wear underneath them.  

The School Girl Dress Pattern: This pattern is specially designed for your doll to wear to school, no matter what era she comes from. This versatile little dress is designed to fit the American Girl, but will also fit other 18" dolls such as Gotz, Springfield Collection, Our Generation and Engel . The PDF pattern can be combined in different ways for a wide variety of looks. There are three different versions of the puff sleeve, and three different bodice styles.

Take a look at each pattern: 

We'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below with your opinion!

 


74 Comments

margie porter
margie porter

February 03, 2016

I voted for the walk in the park, each outfit is sure to please no matter which wins, we are all winners thank you so much.

Cheryl
Cheryl

February 03, 2016

I voted for the School Girl Dress…so many options! Adorable!!

Gwen otto
Gwen otto

February 03, 2016

Love the detail in all the patterns but really like pyjama party

Donna
Donna

February 03, 2016

This is a tough one they are all so cute. Thank you for offer these pattern

linda hall
linda hall

February 03, 2016

Love them all. They are all so cute. I vote for the Walk in the Park.

K.
K.

February 03, 2016

Thanks for the freebie. Very cute patterns. I’m really hoping for the pajamas.

Barb M.
Barb M.

February 03, 2016

Whoa, very difficult decision—but finally decided on Walk in the Park. I’ll probably buy School Girl or Walk in the Park along with whichever one wins and will be very happy with any of the four!. I like that Bonnie’s patterns are modeled by some older AG dolls so I know they’ll fit even my “cookie loving” dolls plus the newer ones! Thank you to Bonnie Spencer & Crabapples— also to Cinnamon for arranging it!

Vanessa
Vanessa

February 03, 2016

All patterns are adorable. My vote is for the school girl dress. Thank you for your kindness.

Jennifer A
Jennifer A

February 03, 2016

Beautiful, all and down the road sure I will buy at least 1 other but school girl dresses gets my vote. The 3 dresses have enough modifications to look entirely different. They also fill a gap in my pattern collection. Just plain lovely. I can see myself making these with a trendy today look and also dressing some period dolls like from the era I grew up in. Thanks Bonnie.

Leona
Leona

February 03, 2016

All of the items are sooooo cute. It is so difficult to choose. Thank you so much for these beautiful patterns. Your are a wonderful designer.

Silke
Silke

February 03, 2016

All so cute, but I like the school girl dresses the most!

Nancy A.
Nancy A.

February 03, 2016

Beautiful patterns. I hope we have a chance to try all of them. I voted for the cute pj’s.
Thanks for your generosity.

Caro
Caro

February 03, 2016

Walk in the park gets my vote….thank you for making the patterns available.

Jaedee
Jaedee

February 03, 2016

I’d like to thank Bonnie for her generosity. I’ve been wanting to try a Crabapples pattern since i first saw them. I’m delighted to have the opportunity! I think all four of them are delightful! Excited to see which one wins.

Mary Auerswald
Mary Auerswald

February 03, 2016

I couldn’t decide so i went with the pjs! Thanks for whatever pattern wins as they were all too cute!

Susan
Susan

February 03, 2016

All of these are great, hard to pick just one! I think I’ll put them all on my wishlist.

Christine
Christine

February 03, 2016

Wow, great patterns this week! I think they’re all so cute, my favorite is Walk in the Park.Love the pinafore. Thank You, Bonnie for sharing your talent with us.

Pati
Pati

February 03, 2016

The patterns are all darling, but I guess my vote goes to school girl dresses.

Kristin Bowyer
Kristin Bowyer

February 03, 2016

These are all so sweet; I can’t wait to see which one is free and to download and sew one!

cat
cat

February 03, 2016

These are all soooo cute hard to decide

Kathleen
Kathleen

February 03, 2016

Love all of these. I have several of her patterns, so would love another one.

Barbara
Barbara

February 03, 2016

Wow…these are all so beautiful, thank you. For offering them to us.

Rita Bright
Rita Bright

February 03, 2016

Whoa! Hard choice this week. Bonnie does some adorable outfits. My first love would be Walk in the Park. It’s on my wishlist. I haven’t seen the pj’s before and I love them too. Next would be the school dress which I hadn’t seen before for the AG. The flutter dress is a must have for summer. Now I can’t wait for Friday!!!

Donna T.
Donna T.

February 03, 2016

Absolutely love the pajamas….all of the patterns are cute but my vote goes to Pajama Party.

Waneta
Waneta

February 03, 2016

They are all beautiful but I chose walk in the park as it reminds me of some of my early projects when I made clothes for my children.

Dolores
Dolores

February 03, 2016

Thank you Bonnie and Crabapples for offering us some new designs for the Freebie Friday. They are all adorable—a difficult choice. But I think I like ruffle sleeve dress this time. I hope you are back again.

Margaret W
Margaret W

February 03, 2016

Does not matter which wins – all are so cute. Many thanks for your generosity!!

Cecelia
Cecelia

February 03, 2016

What beautiful patterns and what a difficult choice. Thank you for these options. I voted for (Walk in the park).

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

February 03, 2016

Bonnie, your Crabapple designs are wonderful! Love the ruffle details – cute! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! Thanks too, to Pixie Faire Team for providing Freebie Fridays & allowing us to voice our opinions. :o)

Elaine
Elaine

February 03, 2016

I love these patterns easy to follow instructions and the outfit always turns out with a perfect fit.

Ellen B
Ellen B

February 03, 2016

They are all really cute! Thank you so much for making one avalible to us on freebie Friday! Really like the Flutter Sleeve dress and the school dress. This will be a hard pick!

Josi
Josi

February 03, 2016

They are all wonderful. Will be happy with any and will end up buying the others.

Lorraine
Lorraine

February 03, 2016

I really like the walk in the park dress, but the school dress is pretty cute as well!

jane
jane

February 03, 2016

I voted for the Flutter Sleeve dress. It was a hard choice. Thanks for the free patterns.

Judy
Judy

February 03, 2016

Love, love love walk in the park

Toni D
Toni D

February 03, 2016

So adorable. Thanks for your great generosity. I voted for the Flutter Sleeve dress since it is so very cute and a pattern for panties would be great.

Sylvia K
Sylvia K

February 03, 2016

They are all adorable. If I can only choose one, I’ll vote for the Flutter Sleeve Dress and Panties, but any will be greatly appreciated.

Cheryl R
Cheryl R

February 03, 2016

Those pinafores would look perfect as part of a Valentine’s Day or Easter outfit!

Kathy Osterby
Kathy Osterby

February 03, 2016

Boy this was a hard choice—I want them all! Thanks for the chance to get them.

Gloria
Gloria

February 03, 2016

The decision was so hard, but I voted for the flutter sleeve dress with panties. It’s so cute! Thank you for whichever pattern wins. I’d vote for all of them if it were allowed. :)

Toni
Toni

February 03, 2016

Thank you Bonnie, and thank you PixieFaire for your creativity, beautiful work, and generosity. May it be blessed back to you shaken together, pressed down, and running over!

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

February 03, 2016

Cute patterns, any would be find!!

Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin

February 03, 2016

I like the Walk in the Park dress the best but they are all cute and would be happy with any of them.

Caroline
Caroline

February 03, 2016

Very hard to choose, they are all gorgeous!

Molly D.
Molly D.

February 03, 2016

I love the School girl dress! It is so versatile. I feel like it’s very similar to the Walk In The Park dress except it has more options. I like all the patterns, though. Thanks so much!

Brenda
Brenda

February 03, 2016

What beautiful patterns. Love them all. I like walk in the park. Thanks so much for having freebie Friday.

Linda B
Linda B

February 03, 2016

I love Crabapples patterns! So excited but such a hard choice. What ever wins, I will be thrilled and buying the others as I want them all ! Voted for the School Girl Dress as 3 dresses in 1 pattern can’t be resisted! ?

Donna
Donna

February 03, 2016

Decisions, decisions, decisions!!! All the patterns are so beautiful and frilly and feminine for a pretty little girl!

Margaret
Margaret

February 03, 2016

Let’s go to school, 3 different styles my, my! Thank you!

Eveline
Eveline

February 03, 2016

It is so hard to choose, the one I chose was the Walk in the Park but all of them are so beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to receive one of these patterns.

Susan
Susan

February 03, 2016

They are all so cute. I like them all but since I do not have any pajama patterns I vote for the pajama pattern

lori gould
lori gould

February 03, 2016

I love these patterns. Thank you so much PF and Bonnie Spencer

Victoria Masteller
Victoria Masteller

February 03, 2016

I love all these patterns,they are great! Voted for schools dresses just like my daughter n granddaughter wore.. Bless you

Helen
Helen

February 03, 2016

I love all of the patterns, and will be happy with whichever wins. However, I will cast my vote for “walk in the park.”

Cathy Parker
Cathy Parker

February 03, 2016

I love the school girl dresses too! I made dresses like these for my girls when they were small!

Linda N
Linda N

February 03, 2016

I just can’t express how excited I am this week. I absolutely LOVE Crabapple patterns. I just would love any of the dress patterns so I am having a hard time choosing. But believe me I would be thrilled with whatever pattern wins. THANKS Bonnie!

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

February 03, 2016

Wow! These are all so beautiful but I have chosen the School Girl Dresses because there are so many options and I’m thinking they are more trendy, and although pinafores are adorable, I’m not sure little girls wear pinafores to school these days. Thank you so much for whatever freebie we get, as they are all so sweet!

Brenda
Brenda

February 03, 2016

Flutter sleeve please

Laura
Laura

February 03, 2016

These are all so cute! It was so hard to decide, but I finally went with the PJs because our dolls have a rather short supply of PJ party outfits. Honestly, though, it doesn’t matter which one wins. Thank you so very much for your generosity.

Linda
Linda

February 03, 2016

Walk in the park dress please! :-)

Cheryl R
Cheryl R

February 03, 2016

Wow! What beautiful designs! I’m voting for the Walk in the Park pattern. Each of those pinafores give that one dress a pretty and unique look!

Cecilia
Cecilia

February 03, 2016

OMG, they are all so beautiful, such a hard decision to make…I’m going with a Walk in the Park dress…thank you so much!!!

Elaine
Elaine

February 03, 2016

Oh my. What a hard decision to make. They are all go lovely and I voted for Walk In The Park. I should have closed my eyes and just pressed vote. The are all so beautiful. A nice addition to the doll wardrobe. I am making the Peplum top in different fabrics. Some are vintage that was passed on to me. Thanks again. Hard decision this week. ??

Elaine
Elaine

February 03, 2016

Oh my. What a hard decision to make. They are all go lovely and I voted for Walk In The Park. I should have closed my eyes and just pressed vote. The are all so beautiful. A nice addition to the doll wardrobe. I am making the Peplum top in different fabrics. Some are vintage that was passed on to me. Thanks again. Hard decision this week. ??

Becka B.
Becka B.

February 03, 2016

OH I hope School Girls Dresses win! 3 different dresses in one! Keeping my fingers crossed. :) Thank you for offering these!

Marian
Marian

February 03, 2016

Bonnie, thank you for your kind offer. I absolutely love them all. I too have a Clothing Design background and love getting to use someone’s quality work besides my own. Thank you for your kind offer.

Donna S
Donna S

February 03, 2016

These are all such adorable patterns it was hard to choose one. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing patterns on Freebie Friday.

Thelma
Thelma

February 03, 2016

They are all beautiful but Walk in the Park really stands out. I love the look of this outfit.

Julie Helmer
Julie Helmer

February 03, 2016

These are so beautiful it doesn’t matter which one I get! I love the Crabapples patterns and I would use any of these. I will probably buy the ones that don’t get picked, just because they are all so sweet!

Becki
Becki

February 03, 2016

I love them all, but will vote for school girl dresses

Diana D
Diana D

February 03, 2016

What lovely outfits. I voted for Walk in the Park. Thank you.

Sylvia
Sylvia

February 03, 2016

These are all beautiful and so perfect for my new Mary Ellen doll. I voted for the school girl dress but any of them would be so appreciated. Thank you

Susan Haffner
Susan Haffner

February 03, 2016

This was really hard today. They are all so neat.

margaret
margaret

February 03, 2016

they are all beautiful patterns. many thanks

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