April 25, 2018

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Free Doll Clothes Pattern (April 27th, 2018) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (April 27th, 2018) we'll have a free doll clothes pattern available from Jane Ruhl, the designer behind the Sweet Pea Fashions  pattern collection.

More About Jane and Sweet Pea Fashions:  Hi, I’m Jane Ruhl, and I hail from Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby!  While you might think that the Kentucky Derby is just a horse race, those of us who live here know that what Mardi Gras is to New Orleans, the Derby is to Louisville.  It’s a three-week-long festival that begins with one of the largest fireworks shows in North America and ends when the parties break up late on Derby Day.  In between, there are parades, races of all kinds (involving people, rodents, steamboats, hot air balloons, and even beds), and PARTIES! 

One thing the Derby is about is fashion.  When someone says they are going to the Derby, two questions inevitably follow: What are you wearing? Do you have a hat? Derby outfits are carefully chosen.  Unless you are in Millionaire’s Row, chances are you will be outside.  Usually, that means you’re dressing for warm weather.  Easy to wear dresses and sundresses are a great choice.  No-fuss fashions rule the day.  You’re likely to be standing most of the day, so comfortable footwear is a must.  And the sun shines bright on our old Kentucky home, so a hat serves a function keeping the sun off your face.  But these guidelines leave lots of room for looking fantastic on Derby Day!

If you want to create a Derby outfit for your doll, Sweet Pea Fashions has you covered. Check out my patterns for dresses, shoes, and hats!

Click here to view the pattern hack that shows you how to use the Palmetto Swimsuit pattern to make a stylish sundress that is perfect for Derby Day!  And be sure to enter next week's Mod Doll Monday giveaway for your chance to win Jane's custom made Palmetto Sundress and an 18 inch American Girl® doll! 

Help us decide which one of these fun patterns should be free by voting below. Then come back to Pixie Faire on Friday to see which pattern won and get the free download.

Vote Now:

Here is more information about each pattern:

The Springtime Straw Hat Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®:  You can create the perfect straw hat for your doll with this PDF crochet pattern from Sweet Pea Fashions!  This wide brimmed hat  can be crocheted in synthetic raffia to look like straw, in cotton for a casual look, or in any medium weight yarn.  It is very easy, worked all in single crochet, a perfect beginner project.  It can be left plain or decorated to the nines.

The Martina Crocheted Braided Sandal Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®:  Your doll's summer just got cooler with these trendy braided sandals. This pattern is part crochet, part craft. The uppers are crocheted, sewn to a prepared insole, and glued to the outer sole. You will be guided step by step as you construct your sandals. Lots of photos and diagrams are included. You can't go wrong!

The Sofia Crocheted Slip-Ons Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: This PDF pattern will help you crochet a beautiful pair of slip-on shoes for your 18" doll.  In this pattern, the top of the shoe is crocheted as a single piece. It starts with a triangular “Cathedral Window” motif for the top of the shoe, then the sides of the shoe are added. It is then sewn to a prepared insole, and glued to the outer sole. 

The Crocheted Shawligan Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®:  The Shawligan combines all of the best features of a shawl and a cardigan. It will keep your doll warm and cozy, and stay on her shoulders. This easy garment is a shawl with cuffs, made in two pieces that are sewn together in the back, with the front band added. This PDF pattern includes two lengths and an optional hood..

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! And be sure to thank Jane - and if you use the pattern to make an outfit be sure to use the hashtag #pixiefaire

 


100 Comments

debbie
debbie

April 29, 2018

I LOVE THE MARTINA CROCHET BRADED SANDLES
THANKS

Sherri
Sherri

April 27, 2018

hat first choice, shawligan second choice

Dianne Lawler
Dianne Lawler

April 27, 2018

Love the sandals

karen
karen

April 27, 2018

Love love the hat!

Debbie
Debbie

April 27, 2018

Love tbem all

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

April 27, 2018

Love all that was put up for us today. I love the hat, but with a little less on top. I live the shoes too. All is cute. Whichever you let us have is OK. Thank Tudor it!!

Mary Ulmet
Mary Ulmet

April 26, 2018

The hat, just learn to crochet and it would be nice to try new hat

Nancy  P
Nancy P

April 26, 2018

Thank you to all the amazing designers
and Pixie Fare for great selections of free pattern on Fridays. I like the hat but all are amazing. Thank you

A
A

April 26, 2018

Shawligan – all 4 are great. My vote is for the shawligan.

Kristie
Kristie

April 26, 2018

This is when I really wish that I knew how to crochet! I love to sew and I have tried to tackle learning to crochet but it just didn’t happen! Looks like I will have to try again! If I could crochet I would vote for the hat and the shoes!

Tonuia
Tonuia

April 26, 2018

Thank you Jane, for the lovely pattern choices! My vote is for the Springtime Straw Hat.

Frances Rautenbach
Frances Rautenbach

April 26, 2018

The hat please! Thank you so much Jane – I have your sandals.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

April 26, 2018

I love that sun hat! I haven’t done any crochet for many years. I hope this will serve as a good refresher! Thank you for the patterns and inspiration.

judit
judit

April 26, 2018

new to crocheting for dolls… would love to try it!

Leola
Leola

April 26, 2018

Thank you for the chance to chose the design .
I think the Sophia slipons will be it,this time.

Carolyn
Carolyn

April 26, 2018

The shawligan is my favorite. But I have the hat and shoe patterns. These make up quickly and look great when finished. Looking forward to see which wins this week. If you are a beginner crocheter you will be pleasantly surprised how easy these make up.

Motorcycle Oma
Motorcycle Oma

April 26, 2018

Love all of these! Just new to crocheting & knitting & have never done a hat but I’d be willing to try any of them. I think my vote goes to the hat though.

Mary
Mary

April 26, 2018

My fave is the hat so i guess that is where my vote goes. Thank you for all the great choices.

MARIE
MARIE

April 26, 2018

I love the sandals and sweater/shawl! I would really like to learn how to make those sandals! that sandal pattern is great! Thank you for these giveaways!

Laurainne
Laurainne

April 26, 2018

Many thanks, Jane. I vote for the delightful hat.

Linda
Linda

April 26, 2018

I love the crocheted Sofia slip-ons.

Christie
Christie

April 26, 2018

Thank you for giving us such great choices! I am really hoping the Martina sandals win. They are so beautiful and different!

Linda in PA
Linda in PA

April 26, 2018

The only crochet I’ve ever done in my life was granny squares, so I’m voting for the Sofia Slip-ons because they look similar to the same techniques. Who knows, I might try picking up a hook again.

Sharon
Sharon

April 26, 2018

My vote went to the hat. It is so cute. I will have to try my hand at crocheting.

martine
martine

April 26, 2018

I voted for the slip-ons

Vicki
Vicki

April 26, 2018

Tough choice! The Shaligan but all of them are too cute!

Barb M.
Barb M.

April 26, 2018

Thank you Jane—the patterns are all so cute! I only ever crocheted one scarf many years ago, but I voted for the hat as it’s marked easy and I can give it a try. All I ever use are the plain, all alike, manufactured straw hats when I can find them and yours are beautiful! Cinnamon—even though this week’s choices are not aimed at me, I’m so happy you offered a crocheted collection for those who will appreciate it as much as I did the 14" doll patterns last week! The freebies should be for everyone and the odd one out never wins on an offering with 18" patterns included. I love my 18" AG dolls, but many others too!

Rose
Rose

April 26, 2018

The hat is so adorable. Thank you.

Tsu Dho Nimh
Tsu Dho Nimh

April 26, 2018

The hat … if I could only crochet

Debra
Debra

April 26, 2018

Decisions, decisions – all are cute! I have to go with the slip-on because I can see that being the most versatile for me. Thank you Jane for your generosity and thank you Cinnamon for all you do!

Sandra L.
Sandra L.

April 26, 2018

They are all adorable but my vote went for the Shawligan. I was torn between the hat, as we always wore a hat back in the ’50 & ’60. You always purchased a hat to match your outfit as well as your shoes and purse. But that shawligan is just too cute.

Carrol houllis
Carrol houllis

April 26, 2018

I vote for the hat

Leigh
Leigh

April 26, 2018

Love the offerings! I don’t crochet but now I think I will have to take a class. Love the springtime straw hat. Thanks so much.

Cecelia
Cecelia

April 26, 2018

Beautiful patterns! I’ll have to learn to crochet. THANK YOU!!!!

DeniseSummers
DeniseSummers

April 26, 2018

Liked the crocheted sandals,that look a bit like Roman sandals. That would be the second pattern. Would love to try and make them.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

April 26, 2018

I vote for the Hat. Jane, thank you so much for your beautiful patterns.

LINDAK
LINDAK

April 26, 2018

It was tough, choosing between crocheted shoes (either shoes or sandals) and the hat. But the HAT won!

Marian
Marian

April 26, 2018

As a child of the 50s and 60s I love hats. I hate they have all but passed from our current fashion. Wasn’t Melania’s lovely, elegant and yet understated, I certainly voted for the hat; now I have incentive to learn crochet.

Sonja
Sonja

April 26, 2018

Thanks, Jane, for offering such cute patterns! I voted for the hat—we love hats at our house! Thanks, Pixie Faire for such great giveaways!

Jacque
Jacque

April 26, 2018

Thanks, Jane, for your persistent generosity and hard work. The crocheted sandals look like a great choice to me.

Tina
Tina

April 26, 2018

Thank You Jane for these beautiful patterns. My vote is for the shawligan. Although the hat is a very close second. I don’t crochet but have a daughter who can teach me.

Ellen
Ellen

April 26, 2018

Another hard choice! Thank you, Jane, for sharing your talents with us! I had a hard time deciding this week, but finally went with the hat.

Eileen W
Eileen W

April 26, 2018

Love the Derby and all designs. Especially the hat. Thanks. Eileen

Ann Hanewald
Ann Hanewald

April 26, 2018

The patterns are wonderful, unique and so well.

Cynthia
Cynthia

April 26, 2018

Love all the patterns and appreciate you offering them. There are two I am putting on my wish list.

Dianne
Dianne

April 26, 2018

I love that sun hat! And not knowing how to crochet it is a win/win; I’ll learn how along the way!

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

April 26, 2018

The shawligan is so cute. It gets my vote this week. Thanks Jane, and Cinnamon
with her team, for this weeks offerings. I love to crochet and spend many fun hours on my projects, but I’ve never seen a shawligan before.

Chris
Chris

April 26, 2018

They are all lovely, but I vote for the shawligan.

Shirley
Shirley

April 26, 2018

I love them all but the shawligan is very cute and I would like to make a matching one for a child.

Cathleen M.
Cathleen M.

April 26, 2018

I love the slip-ones. I can see making a pair for each of my summer outfits

Edith
Edith

April 26, 2018

The shawligan is my favorite.

Louise
Louise

April 26, 2018

I like them all very much, but I’m choosing the slip-ons, Thanks for making life so difficult . . . !

Claudia
Claudia

April 26, 2018

I love them all – I voted for the Shawligan.

Meredith Muirhead
Meredith Muirhead

April 26, 2018

I vote for the sandals – so cute!

Cathy
Cathy

April 26, 2018

It’s all cute but I need shoes! The sandals would go with so much

paulette
paulette

April 26, 2018

je vote pour Springtime Straw Crocheted Ha joli chapeau

Penny
Penny

April 25, 2018

I like the hat but the slip on shoes are great

Penny
Penny

April 25, 2018

I vote for the sandals- so cute!

Jackie
Jackie

April 25, 2018

I voted for the hat but also really like the braided sandals.

Karen
Karen

April 25, 2018

The hat. Perhaps I’ll learn to crochet someday.

Roz
Roz

April 25, 2018

I like all of these patterns! Thank you, Jane, for the crochet patterns.

Carole D
Carole D

April 25, 2018

I chose the Hat. So cute! I love all the patterns thought

Diana
Diana

April 25, 2018

i like them all too

Anne R
Anne R

April 25, 2018

Hard choice to make but I finally decided on the hat. Living in Florida my AGs could use some hats!

Glenda
Glenda

April 25, 2018

Hat

Linda
Linda

April 25, 2018

Hat

Pamela
Pamela

April 25, 2018

Love them all!

PF Strong
PF Strong

April 25, 2018

What cute options! I am voting for the Martina Sandals, although the hat and shawl are a close second. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and offering a pattern this Friday!!!

Faye
Faye

April 25, 2018

I chose the Hat. I really like it and should be a quick job.

Gloria
Gloria

April 25, 2018

Fell in love with the Shawligan as soon as I saw it. Hoping it gets the winning number of votes. Thank you for the freebies…they’re so exciting and fun.

Ruth
Ruth

April 25, 2018

I vote for the Sophia Slip On’s …..thou I love them all.

joanne
joanne

April 25, 2018

I love the Sofia slip ons but really they are all beautiful. Thank you!

Kathleen
Kathleen

April 25, 2018

Thanks, Jane. All the patterns are lovely but I,m choosing the shawligan. Great to have crochet patterns!

Mary R.
Mary R.

April 25, 2018

Wow, what choices this week! I’m not great at crocheting anything but I chose the Braided Sandals.

Meg
Meg

April 25, 2018

I love the hat. It looks like an Easter hat that I had as a kid. Where can we gear rayon raffia? Thank you, thank for a great pattern

Christine
Christine

April 25, 2018

Have not crocheted in years, bit love the hat, so will give this a try. Darling choices, not sure I can do this, but appreciate the opportunity to try!

Christine M
Christine M

April 25, 2018

I been shying away from crochet items for dolls thinking it would hard. I know basic crochet and been wanting to get back into it. This hat has convinced me it’s time. LOL

designdreamer
designdreamer

April 25, 2018

I’ve been wanting to learn how to crochet for a long time now, this just might be the perfect opportunity!

Susan C.
Susan C.

April 25, 2018

Thank you so much for offering the crochet patterns, they are all wonderful. I ended up choosing the sandals but was a very hard choice. The hat, shoes and shawligan are wonderful.

Carol
Carol

April 25, 2018

I was just looking at some doll cardigan’s last night. excited to know a pattern was in the choices. I don’t know how to crochet but want to learn. Hard to choose between that and the hat.

Dolores
Dolores

April 25, 2018

I love all the items, but I don’t crochet, so I guess it leaves me out completely.—Sadness.

Donna
Donna

April 25, 2018

The Sophia slip-ons would look so cute with a lot of summer outfits. Thank you for this opportunity to crochet instead of sew!

Janet B
Janet B

April 25, 2018

I vote for you the sandals. But I love all of them. Thank you!

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

April 25, 2018

I like the braided sandals.

Christine
Christine

April 25, 2018

Love, Love, Love the sandals! Thanks Jane and Pixie Faire.

Sandra
Sandra

April 25, 2018

I have already made a couple hats using the hat pattern. Really darling! I would like to try the shawligan pattern. Thank you for this offer.

Deirdre
Deirdre

April 25, 2018

Oh what lovelies to choose from! I’m going for the hat because my little one doesn’t yet have a single one. And by the way I love your profile picture!

Charla
Charla

April 25, 2018

Wish I could crochet. Maybe I can learn if those instructions come with the pattern. they are all cute.

Kathy
Kathy

April 25, 2018

Hi Jane your patterns are so darn cute. I am way out of practice crocheting, but maybe this would be the push I need to start trying again. I love all of the patterns but had better stick to an easier one to start. I love how the little hat looks so that one gets my vote this week. Thanks for giving us the chance to get one of your patterns for free. Thank you Cinnamon and Pixie Faire as well.

Deb
Deb

April 25, 2018

I love all these patterns! My choice is the Shawligan. Thank-you Jane.

margaret
margaret

April 25, 2018

Love them all – but voted for the Spring Hat – so cute. Many thanks Jane for this offer

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

April 25, 2018

Spring Hat for me! I hope to learn to crochet one day! Thank You for freebie Fridays!

Jeri
Jeri

April 25, 2018

Wow! I love them all! All of them are on my wish list so whichever one wins is a winner for me! Thanks for the great patterns! I voted for the Shawligan.

Kelly P.
Kelly P.

April 25, 2018

Hi Jane! I’m so excited about this week’s option! I really hope the Sofia Slip-ons pattern wins. I’ve loved it since the first time I saw it. It reminds me of some shoes I wore as a child. They look so realistic and sweet! They would go nicely with s very wide range of fashion designs in doll clothes. Thanks for your contribution to Freebie Friday. God bless!

Karen
Karen

April 25, 2018

Crochet?? Wish I knew how.

Cheryl R
Cheryl R

April 25, 2018

It’s easier for me to use yarn than crochet thread, so my vote is for the Springtime Straw Hat. It looks easy to make and it would be so much fun for girls to decorate!

Jeannette
Jeannette

April 25, 2018

Cute patterns, I voted for the sandals, but I love the Hat and other patterns as well.

Krystyl R
Krystyl R

April 25, 2018

Thank you much for sharing your crochet patterns… I love them all, it is tough to pick just one! I will enjoy whichever one wins, though I did vote for the Braided Sandals!

Maureen
Maureen

April 25, 2018

Wish I knew how to crochet!

sandy
sandy

April 25, 2018

I vote for the straw hat. Very cute and looks like something I could actually make … and actually finish! A great starter project to crochet. Thank you!

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