On Friday (December 7th) we are offering a free doll clothes pattern from designer Peggy Creighton of Frog Princess Fashions and Frog Pond Toys. For the first time ever we are incorporating machine embroidery designs into the voting ballot! Be sure to vote now for which machine embroidery design or sewing pattern you'd like to see offered for free, and then return on Friday to get your free copy!
More About Peggy In Her Own Words: "Hi, I’m Peggy and I love sewing—especially for children. This is a fairly recent discovery for me, as I have been sewing since I was nine years old, but mostly for adults. When my twin granddaughters were born, I discovered how much I loved sewing for them. And since they were little girls, I wanted to make a safe, soft cloth doll for each of them. I tried lots of doll patterns, but I wasn’t happy with the results, so I finally made my own pattern. These dolls became a big hit at local craft shows! It was such fun to make them, clothes and all, but making shoes for them was hard. After I enrolled in the Liberty Jane Design Academy and later the Pattern Academy, I became quite interested in designing my own doll shoes and clothing patterns. That led to my first published pattern: The Sweet Sneaks, a machine embroidery pattern, which I published with Pixie Faire in 2017. Soon I began publishing more shoe patterns, and sewing patterns. And now, you can get my doll design and other toy designs, my machine embroidery shoe designs, and lots of my doll clothes patterns too, all on Pixie Faire! Thanks so much for your support of my creations. I am blessed to be able to offer them to others on Pixie Faire!"
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More About Each Pattern:
SEWING PATTERN: The St Francis Jacket Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: This stylish little jacket for your 18” doll has only three main pattern pieces and is easy to make. It requires only a quarter of a yard each for the jacket and lining fabric, and is fat-quarter friendly. The jacket is fully lined for ease of construction and easy wear, and there is even a lining tutorial to help with all steps of stitching the lining, especially the sleeves! The classic raglan sleeves are so simple to sew, yet allow for animal ears to be added, and the round neckline allows for a cute tee-shirt or collar to peek out underneath, or a fuzzy scarf to wrap around your doll’s neck.
Complete the look with a stretchy pair of leggings, boots, and a hat, and your doll is ready for the great outdoors! Your jacket can be decorated with your choice of four adorable designs: cat, dog, bear, and lamb. You’ll want to add all four designs to each of your dolls’ cool weather wardrobes!
MACHINE EMBROIDERY DESIGN: Bella's Bow Tied Booties Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: Bella's Bow-Tied Booties were inspired by a pair of crocheted baby booties that caught my eye. When I realized they were somewhat similar to my own high-topped shoe design, Bella's Bow-Tied Booties were underway. I revamped my stitched high-top shoe, adding a few adjustments to the size and shape in order for the tongue to overlap the heel and be assembled last, and adding eyelets along the top for the shoestrings. The result was a cute little boot that is both trendy and easy to construct in the hoop. It is versatile enough to be used with woven fabrics as well as craft vinyl and faux leather. Best of all, it is super-cute, tied with a bow either in the front or the back.
These shoes are designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl® and can be stitched with a 5x7 hoop or larger. And, for your convenience, this design works with the Pixie Packs Pre-Cut Shape 1 soles, or you can cut your own soles with the Liberty Jane Shape 1 sole template provided.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY DESIGN: Bella's Bow Tied Booties Designed To Fit 14.5 Inch Dolls Such As WellieWishers™: Bella’s Bow-tied Booties were inspired by some crocheted baby booties that caught my eye. When I realized that they were somewhat similar to my own high top stitched shoe design, Bella’s Bow-Tied Bootie design was underway.
I revamped my stitched high top shoe, adding a few adjustments to the size and shape in order for the tongue to overlap the heel and be assembled last, and adding eyelets along the top for the shoestrings.
The result was a cute little boot that is both trendy and easy to construct in the hoop. It is versatile enough to be used with woven fabrics as well as craft materials such as vinyl and faux leather.
Best of all, it is super cute tied with a bow, either in the front or the back!
This style is also available in the 18” size for dolls such as American Girl®and can be stitched with a 5 x 7 hoop or larger. And, to make your construction simple, this design works with the Pixie Packs Shape 2 Pre-Cut Soles, but a template of that sole shape is provided for your to cut your own.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY DESIGN: The Cat-tastic Dress Designed To Fit 14.5 Inch Dolls Such As WellieWishers™: The Cat-tastic dress was inspired by our rescue cat and our granddaughters' love of soft, stretchy, fun clothes to wear. This applique design features ruffle-trimmed sleeves, a dropped waist, and a skater-style skirt that is meant to hug the hips and flare out at the hem. (A gathered skirt/sleeve ruffle option is offered as well.) This style dress fits best when made of a slightly stretchy fabric. And, because it is a “hoodie” designed for cooler temperatures, a variety of standard fleece or sweatshirt fleece fabrics work well. It is also fun to experiment with the newer terry knits and the sweater fleece prints.
The design calls for a hook and loop closure, but you might want to experiment with snaps, buttons, or a zipper.
This outfit is designed to fit 13-14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™, Hearts for Hearts Girls® and Corolle® les Cheries.
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