More About Craig Sharp and Sharp Dressed Dolls Patterns, (in his own words): "I currently live in a pastoral community in southern Tennessee. My mother worked in the garment industry since she joined the force and my father worked as a sewing machine mechanic, one could say sewing is in my blood. My first job at the age of 16 was working in the cutting room of a garment manufacturing company.
I began sewing for children when my youngest niece, Hailey was born. I always made her coordinating church dolls to go with the outfits that I designed for her. Soon, I submitted my first pattern to Sew Beautiful Magazine, an international periodical. Since that time many of my designs and editorials have been featured in Martha Pullen’s magazines and heirloom doll clothing books. I have taught doll fashion and heirloom sewing at many fabric shops and clubs around the middle Tennessee area."
To celebrate the holidays, Craig is graciously offering The Mary Pattern as a free download.More About The Mary Dress Pattern: Mary is a double-breasted waistline dress with two distantly different looks. The diamond dress has a diamond shaped cutout back, sleeve and hem. The lattice work dress has a rectangle cut out with lattice shaping in the cutout The sleeves of the tulip sleeves are joined at the hem with a V shape to accent the lattice shaped hem. Also included is a camisole and petticoat designed to highlight the bodice backs and hemline, which would work well as a cute summer outfit.
Thank you! Can’t wait to sew try this pattern!
Thank you Craig. Just love the dress!
Craig, thank you so much. The dress is lovely and your meticulous instructions will guarantee success. Thank you again.
Thank you so much for the dress pattern; it is so beautiful!
Thank you for the beautiful Mary Dress.
Thanks Craig. Absolutely stunning!
Thank you for the lovely dress pattern!
Thank you for the free pattern. It is so cute. I live in the southern part of Va and sew about 1,500 dresses a year. I am looking forward to making this one for my collection. Thanks again and have a wonderful Holiday Hmmm I might make this one into a Xmas dress this weekend.
beautiful. I wish you would add a hat
Thank you so much for your pattern!! Beautiful!
This is such a sweet little dress…thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us! Can’t wait to save up for the materials and make one.
Thank you for the pretty dress pattern. I order the shoe pattern to go with the dress. Keep up the great work Craig and thank you also Pixie Faire
WOW! What a lovely dress! Thank you so much craig for your generous gift! So many possibilities!
Thank you for this wonderful dress pattern! :)
Craig, thank you so much for this gorgeous pattern. My granddaughter will be so thrilled….she just may have the best dressed dolls around.
Thank you Pixiefaire and Craig. I love the detail this man puts into his patterns. He is truly gifted.
Thank you so much for this adorable pattern.
So Cute, thank you so much Craig!
Wow! Your dresses are unique and lovely. I’ve never made anything this challenging, but your detailed directions and pictures are great. I plan to give it a try.
Simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you so much Craig. This lovely pattern has been on my radar.
This is such a beautiful pattern with so many possibilities!….. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Mr. Sharp, Thank You so much for the beautiful dress pattern, I really appreciate your generosity and look forward to sewing this pattern. Happy Holidays to You!
This pattern is beautiful!!! Every child would love this, especially mt grand daughter.
This doll dress pattern is so beautiful. I know my grandaughters will love it, thank-you so much.
Thank you, Craig! Your designs are lovely and oh so classic. I can hardly wait to get started!
Thanks for the work you do. This pattern is spectacular!
Thank you for such a beautiful and different dress pattern. Can’t wait to try it!
Beautiful dress! Thanks to Craig and Pixie Faire for offering it to us this week. What a treat!
Thank you very much Mr Sharp! This dress is so beautiful—I hope I’m up to it! The lattice is absolutely delicious! When I make it, it will be for ME to keep!
It,s soooooo beautiful. I thank you so much. I love it.
Thank you so much for the pattern! I love the lattice border and the different bodice designs.
Thanks so much. These are very beautiful dresses.
What a wonderful display of style. Thanks so much!
Thank-you for this beautiful dress pattern.
Wow! That is a beautiful dress pattern. Thank You!
Thank you Craig, this is such a lovely dress. I look forward to making many!
You are a fantastic designer! Thank you for the gift! I will be looking at more of your patterns to buy
Thank you!! Beautiful pattern.
Thank you for the fun pattern. I am excited to try this new idea!
This dress is beautiful! Thank you!
Thank you! I love all the options! And it is from Tennessee! ;)
Thanks so much – this is beautiful!
Wow oh Wow can’t wait this is so stunning
This dress pattern has been on my wish list! What a wonderful surprise to receive it just in time for Christmas. Thank you, Craig!
Really pretty dress thank you so much.
Beautiful! Love the details. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much Craig. I can’t wait to sew this one up
So elegant – I can’t wait to make it for my niece. Thank you for sharing it!
Thank you so very much for this wonderful pattern! It is beautiful and have the perfect fabric for it.
Wow, Wow, and double Wow. I can’t wait. Thank you ever so much.
Beautiful pattern. Thank you so much for your generosity!
this dress is beautiful. i cant wait to make it ! i will definitely post pics afterwards. thank you for offering this free.
I see many possibilities with this pattern. It will be fun to make. Thank you!
Thanks Craig!! I love your designs.
Beautiful dress, Can’t wait to make the dress.
Thank you Craig. What a beautiful dress. So much detail.
Thank you for the free pattern. I will enjoy making this for my granddaughter.
Love the pattern. Thank you.
Wow! Your dress designs continue to impress. Thank you so much for another incredible design. Merry Christmas!
Thank you, Craig, for the beautiful dress pattern. I can’t wait to download it and sew a gorgeous outfit!!!
Gorgeous! Thank you so much! :)
precious dress Thank you Craig for your generosity ! all your patterns are adorable.
That lattice skirt is very cute! Thanks, Craig and Pixie Faire! Can’t wait to make one!
Oh Wow – what a beautiful pattern! I can’t wait to download and make, what a wonderful Christmas present for all of us. Thank you Craig and Pixie Faire.
Wishing all a Blessed Christmas
Thank you Craig for the pattern.
Your patterns have incredible details. Thank you so much for offering this pattern for Freebie Friday.
Très jolie robe. Merci beaucoup
Thank you Craig for sharing your lovely pattern with us! I look forward to giving it a try.
wow Craig thanks what a stunner .I look forward to making this beautiful dress.
Am going to attempt this dress after the holidays since it looks like some time is involved. It sure is a beauty. Thanks for the treat.
Love the pattern and heirloom sewing. Martha Pullen was the best way to get
doll clothes patterns. That was years ago. Thanks again.
Thank You, Craig! Best wishes from small country Lithuania :)
I consider myself an experienced sewer. (I used to do the alterations for a ladies’ boutique – sometimes having to disassemble and then reassemble a garment for people with bodies that in no way would conform to a dress form of any sort. At any rate . . . ) I love patterns which show me new techniques or let me try things that I’ve never done before. This pattern has some details which will be fun to try! Thanks, Craig!
What a beautifully designed & useful pattern! Thank you so much. I will be using it immediately for some Christmas dresses.
The dress is beautiful Craig. Thank you.
Thank you! Beautiful!
très jolie robe moderne pour nos chers poupées un grand merci pour ce cadeau
continuez a créer de jolies modèles amicalement paulette
What a wonderful idea to make the pattern so mix and match. With four Our Generation 18 inch dolls to dress it will be ideal. Thank you.
Thank you Craig for this gorgeous pattern! I look forward to making it for my granddaughter! Thank you Pixiefaire also.
Thank you Craig for this lovely pattern, and thank you Pixie Faire !!!!!
Lovely dress! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely pattern with all of us!
Oh my goodness! What a stunner :D Thank you so much!
Thank you for the beautiful dress pattern Craig. I can’t wait to make it for my granddaughter’s doll.
Thank you for the free pattern this week!
Thank you, beautiful dress, can not wait to make it
I have the pattern already I love it
Oh Craig!! The Mary Dress is gorgeous!! Thank you so very much for sharing your talents & design with us! Thanks too, to Cinnamon & Team for having the Friday Freebies – so much fun!! ☘☘☘
Oh, so very pretty. Thank you so much for this generous pressie.
Thank you Cinnamon and Craig! The dress is lovely!
Thank you, Craig and Pixie Faire for the lovely dress pattern. I appreciate all of the bodice, back, sleeve and dress length choices, which makes it a very versitile pattern.
We are so excited at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SGOTs_SewingForOurEighteenInchDolls/info to have Craig Sharp as a member!! His talent is incredible and we’re so very thrilled that his pattern is a gift this week. Pixie Faire is a wonderful site ;)
This pattern has so many options for spectacular dresses. A most sincere thank you. So anxious for Friday morning so I can download the pattern and start sewing.
Thanks so much- this is so different from anything I’ve tried before. I’m really looking forward to it!
Juanita Welch Owenby
December 16, 2017
I am so thrilled with this pattern (B). Ironically, I just started cutting it out tonight. You have surely created a masterpiece! Thank you!