On Friday (June 2nd) we'll offer a Free Doll Clothes Pattern from Craig Sharp of Sharp Dressed Dolls free for one day only. Help us spread the word and be sure to come back to Pixie Faire on Friday and download your free copy (you can also see the details in our Friday Newsletter)!
More About Craig In His Own Words: I currently live in a pastoral community in southern Tennessee. My mother worked in the garment industry 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. Growing up my mother made most of my and my brother’s suites. She encouraged my love of textiles and couture finished garments. I begin 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 me 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 Craig’s birthday this month he is graciously offering the Clara Pattern as a free download.
More Information About The New Pattern: Clara is the first in a series of seven in the Tribute Collection. The PDF pattern features a princess line dress with a twelve gore tea length skirt. Although, it is shown in only three different styles, it has virtually limitless design possibilities by interchanging the bodices, sleeves and skirts. All three bodice views are self-lined so the inside of the dress will look just as extraordinary as the outside.
Take a Look At The Pattern Below:
Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think of this new pattern - and be sure to thank Craig and wish him a happy birthday too!
I bought this doll dress pattern and made it. It is adorable on the dolls. Very pretty.
I bought this doll dress pattern and made it. It is adorable on the dolls. Very pretty.
Thank you for your generous offer. This dress is lovely.
Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing this pattern I can’t wait to try it!
Happy Birthday and Thank you Craig, for making this cute dress pattern available for all to use. The cut out heart on the back of the bodice makes me smile…
This dress is adorable and has so many variations. I can’t wait to try it!
Thank you so much for the lovely pattern. Since my birthday was Monday, I’ll consider it an extra birthday gift! I hope your birthday is wonderful too!
Thank you Craig and Pixie Faire! This is a beautiful design and I so look forward to making dresses from it!
Such a cute and different pattern! Thank you, Craig, for sharing with us. Happy Birthday!
Thank you and Happy Birthday it is a very pretty dress.
Happy Birthday Craig !! Thank you so much for giving us a present on your birthday. The pattern is adorable
I have this pattern and it sews up beautifully! Thank you.
Thank you for the dress pattern. Happy Birthday Craig. Thank you Pixie Faire.
Thank you Craig for the awesome dress pattern. Happy Birthday as well.
I have this pattern in my watch list for awhile, I love this Beautiful design and work!! Happy birthday and thanks
Happy Birthday Craig! Thank you for the wonderful gift.
Happy birthday Craig. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pattern with us.
have a wonderful birthday and thank you for sharing your talent.
What a beautiful dress! Thank you.
JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE cette robe est magnifique
It’s darling. Thanks. Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday, Craig. Your dress design is lovely.
Happy Birthday, Craig. Thank you so much for the beautiful dress pattern.
I love this and remember his patterns from Martha Pullen magazine. Love it.
Thank you Craig, for the beautiful dress pattern and Happy Birthday
Happy birthday! Merci!
Have a great birhday Craig. Thank you so much for this very special pattern
Happy Birthday Craig!? You’re supposed to receive gifts on your birthday, not give them!! Thank you so much for the gift ?. Hope you have a great day!?
Happy Birthday! What an adorable pattern! I am so excited to get sewing with this pattern. It’s beautiful! Thank you!
Beautiful dress, Happy birthday Craig
Happy Birthday! I enjoyed reading your story about how you came about designing doll clothes. Thank you for the pattern.
What a beautiful way to celebrate your birthday, but sharing your gift of fashion with others. Thank you for your generosity. This garment pattern is lovely.
Love it. The neckline is different. Reminds me of a square dancing dress☺
Thank you for the beautiful pattern!
Happy Birthday thank you for the adorable dress
Wow. This is so cute! Love those hearts!
Happy birthday hope you have a great day. Thank you for you beautiful pattern looks amazing thank you
Very cute little dress! Thanks and Happy Birthday
Beautiful dress! Thank you Craig and Happy Birthday!!
Thank you, thank you. I wish you a happy birthday and a year of blessings.
Thanks Craig for the beautiful pattern. I love it. Happy Birthday to you.
Love it ?
Thanks for the pattern. Happy birthday Gaig!
♫ Have the Happiest Birthday, Craig ♫
Thank you for the wonderful pattern.
I’m so excited!
Thank you Craig. I have had this pattern in my wish list !! It looks and sounds fabulous.
happy birthday! and i think that pattern is awesome! and thank you very much!
Happiest birthday to you, Craig. Your background seems to have given you wonderful opportunities to grow your passion. Thank you for sharing a great pattern to challenge my design spirit!
Happy Birthday and thanks for the pattern
Just lovely! Happiest Birthday!
vraiment très joli
Thank you so much for the generous gift, Craig! This dress is adorable. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and a year full of new blessings!
Happy Birthday Craig. Thank you for the beautiful dress pattern.
Happy birthday Craig. Thank you for letting us all enjoy making your beautiful creation.
What a beautiful outfit! I hope you have a wonderful birthday.. Thank you.
Beautiful dress! Happy Birthday.
Magnifique. Merci beaucoup
Great dress – thanks
What a lovely dress, can’t wait to sew it up and Happy Birthday, it’s my birthday too enjoy your.day.
très jolie modèle merci beaucoup
Happy Birthday Craig!!!! Thanks for sharing your pattern!
Happy birthday and thank you for sharing your special day with us, the Clara dress is beautiful
Happy Birthday Craig. Thank you for the beautiful dress pattern
Thank you Craig! Happy birthday hope you have a wonderful one and many more.
Love the heart motif!
This will be a fun dress to make with all the variations. Thanks so much Craig. Have a fun day celebrating.
Thank you so much for this adorable pattern! Happy Birthday Craig!
Oh! That is adorable! I love the different variations. Thank you!
Thank-you! I have bern wanting this one. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Happy birthday, Craig! Thank you for sharing your talents with us & for the cute Clara dress pattern. Thanks too, to Cinnamon & her team for having the Freebie Fridays! ♡♡♡♡
Happy Birthday Craig! I think this dress is gorgeous, thank you!
Happy Birthday Craig, and thank you for your generosity.
Love the pattern. Also Happy Birthday Craig. Hope you had a great day.
Happy birthday and what to say about this pattern , there are three pretty model. I love. A big thank you for this pattern
Very nice of you Craig to “gift” to all of us out here, who love your style, this beautiful pattern. Have a very Happy Birthday and thank you again for sharing your talent.
Happy Birthday Craig! I hope you have a really fun day. This is a lovely pattern. The hearts are such a very special touch. Thank you for sharing with us.
Happy birthday and I love the dress!
Happy Birthday Craig, The pattern is beautiful.
Happy Birthday Craig and many thanks for offering this lovely pattern on Freebie Friday. I have looked at all the variations and think this will be a wonderful pattern to use to make my two Granddaughter’s a dress for their dolls.
Beautiful dress! Thank you, and Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday, Craig!! And, thank you! : )
Happy, happy birthday! And thank you for the generous free pattern – it’s gorgeous!
Thank you. So cute. Happy birthday!
I can barely wait to make this beautiful dress to give to all my great nieces for their dolls.
Happy Birthday Craig! What a beautiful dress. Thank you .
Happy Birthday, Beautiful dress
Happy Birthday and many more! I fell in love with this pattern the first time I saw it and bought it immediately. This is a very generous offer for such a beautiful pattern with so many variations. Best of luck in your future endeavers.
Happy Birthday, Craig and thank you for sharing your beautiful pattern. My husband’s father was the manager of one of middle Tennessee’s garment factories for many years. My husband worked there too. He began in the knitting room and eventually moved up to assistant manager. It’s sad to see what has happened to the industry in this country.
Love love love this little dress.
Happy Birthday Craig. Hope it is a wonderful one and thanks for sharing one of your patterns.
Happy Birthday Craig! This is one of the first patterns I purchased when I discovered Pixie Faire June 2015. Thank-you so much.
I love Sharp Dressed Dolls Patterns. They are very intricate and lovely with excellent instructions.
Happy Birthday Craig thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. Can’t wait to try this one out.
Thank you for the cute pattern. Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your story!
Happy birthday Craig! Thanks so much for the pattern, love the neckline and the hearts around the hem, adorable!
Wow! What a fantastic pattern! So many options! Thank you so much, Craig, for offering us this gift on YOUR birthday. Happy Birthday!
Thank you for the beautiful pattern Craig. Happy Birthday to you!
June 01, 2017
Thank you Craig and Pixie Faire, This pattern caught my eye while looking through all the patterns. Happy Birthday Craig!