On Friday (September 23, 2016) we'll offer a free doll clothes pattern from Shari Fuller of Thimbles and Acorns as special one-day only event - our gift to you! This much loved pattern was even recently featured in Piecework Magazine! We'd love to have you help us spread the word and be sure to get your copy, an $8.99 value!
More About Shari Fuller and Thimbles And Acorns, (in her own words).
More information about the pattern:
The 1790 Open Pelisse and Regency Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: You can create a beautiful historical dress for your doll with the 1790s Open Pelisse and Regency Dress Pattern by Thimbles and Acorns! This PDF pattern will fit most 18-inch dolls.
Around the turn of the century, Romantic and Grecian dress styles that were lighter and simpler than those of past periods became fashionable. Hair styles gentled,stays and petticoats were minimalized, and gowns in plain, subdued colors featured a high waistline just below the bust.
This pattern features a 1790s style Pelisse with a front belt closure that sits just below the breast, a sailor collar, and a double box pleat in the back. The 3/4 inch sleeves have tucks at the inside elbow, lending a graceful curve to the sleeve.
Dress: 1/2 yard semi sheer fabric such as organdy, silk or muslin. 1/2 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton law, silk, linen or batiste. Not suitable for knits. Dress Lining: 1/6 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton batiste or muslin (scrap pieces or fat quarter work well). Lining may be white or another color that compliments the dress fabric. Not suitable for knits.
Pelisse: 1/3 yard lightweight fabric such as lawn, silk, linen, or batiste. Not suitable for knits. Pelisse Lining: 1/6 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton baliste or muslin (scrap pieces or fat quarter work well). Lining may be white or another color that compliments the dress fabric. Not suitable for knits.
Closures: For dress, 3 size 4/0 snaps. Instead of snaps, 2 inches of 1/2 inch wide velcro or 1/4 inch buttons may be used instead. For Pelisse, 2 - 1/4 inch buttons.
Finishing: 3 small buttons to conceal snaps, 22-inches of 1/2 inch ribbon to tie at the waist of the dress (optional)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 22 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
Take A Closer Look:
Please be sure to leave a comment and thank Shari! If you share pictures of your completed project online we'd love to have you use the hashtag #pixiefaire and we'll do our best to share your work so others can see it.
That is a beautiful dress, thank you.
Thank you for the beautiful dress pattern I am pretty sure my doll will love it.
Beautiful! I’m a Jane Austen fan, so this is terrific. Thank you so much!!
Thank you for the beautiful dress.
what a beautiful dress. thank you.
Thank you so very much for your generosity! I love the pattern
Thank you, Shari!!. I love your historical designs and appreciate your sharing them. May God bless you richly.
Thanks so much, it is really pretty!
What a beautiful dress. Can’t wait to start it
Thank you Shari…it is a beautiful dress…thanks for allowing us the experience of trying it for free…very kind of you…can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Hi Shari, thanks for the beautiful dress pattern. Can’t wait to start sewing it for my dolls.
Thank you Shari & Cinnamon. I can hardly wait to get the sewing machine humming!
Thank you so much Shari! I had my eye on this pattern, so I am thrilled to get it for free! I have used several of your patterns in the past, and they are great – easy to follow directions and wonderful results. Thanks again!
Beautiful! I just love it. Thank you so much for all that you contribute to pixie faire, your great.
What a beautiful historical dress. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern for this. It looks like fun to sew. Again, thank you for your generosity .
I love this dress. Thank you so much for making this a freebie. Can’t wait to make it.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pattern with us, Shari. It’s elegant and just what a young lady needs for the ball. Thanks also to Cinnamon for her Freebie Fridays.
What a lovely pattern to share with all of us! Thank you, Shari, for your generosity!
Beautiful. Thank you
Beautiful. Thank you
Wow!!! Exquisite dress. I only hope I can do it justice. Thank you!!!
Beautiful pattern Shari. I can’t wait to make it. I love historical patterns and am very excited to work with this pattern and see how it turns out.
Thank you Shari it’s a beautiful pattern.
Beautiful pattern! Thanks Shari.
So beautiful! Thank you.
I can’t wait to make this! Thanks for such a beautiful pattern
Love all Thimble and Acorn pattern and that is from a period that I love! Thanks so much!
Thank you for offering this pattern. It looks like a wonderful addition to a dolls wardrobe!
Thank you Shari for this beautiful dress – I can’t wait to stitch this
for my Granddaughter!
Thank you Shari and Love this vintage style pattern!
Thank you so much Shari! I have a few of your patterns and I love them all!!
Love this pattern, Shari!
I bought it a couple years ago and made one each for my two granddaughters – they love it, as I’m sure everyone will that has the good fortune to download it tomorrow.
Thank you for your generosity – you are so talented!
Thank Shari. Very beautiful pattern
Hee Hee Hee! I am so excited about this pattern. I absolutely love Historical sewing. Thank you so much Shari. I love Thimbles and Acorns sewing patterns. It is so much fun to see what people wore long time ago. It makes me feel good inside and gives me a sense of comfort and belonging to know that my ancestors had wonderful fashions and hobbies and lives in the past. What a wonderful sewing pattern to start off the Autumn season. Let’s make our dresses with Thimbles and acorns on them. I love it!
Absolutely fantastic pattern. Thank you so much.
Thank you , this will make a nice dress to my collection
Děkuji moc za Vaše krásné vzory – nápady a propracování v tak malém provedení předčí výrobky koupené v obchodech. Přeji spoustu nápadů a moc zdraví a štěstí. S úctou Dana
Awesome pattern I love it! thanks for your generosity!
Gorgeous! Thank you Shari and Pixie Faire.
Thank you Shari this is absolutely gorgeous!!
Thank you, Shari, for this wonderful pattern, a very welcome addition to my collection!!
beautiful can’t wait to make this ,I have so many projects on the back burner, I don’t know when it will be, but it sure is beautiful.
Looking forward to the pattern. And sewing the outfit.
Thank you so much. So beautiful! Looking forward to make it!
How beautiful! Shari, thank you for your generosity.
j’ai déjà acheté ce modèle que j’aime beaucoup
je l’ai déjà cousu en plusieurs versions de tissu il est ravissant un grand merci pour ces modèles du vendredi
Thanks for the beautiful pattern and your generosity in sharing it.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to make this dress. It’s beautiful.
Hallo Shari Fuller,
lieben Dank für dieses wunderbare, historische Kleid – es ist einfach bezaubernd!
I love history and costumes of any kind. This dress is so beautiful thank you so much. So awesome thank you thank you.
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern with us Shari! I am over the moon with this free pattern. Thank you and thank you Pixie Faire!
What a beautiful pattern! Thank you so much, Shari! Cinnamon, thank you so much for making Freebie Friday possible for us!
This dress is beautiful! Thank you.
It’s a beautiful dress. Thank you for sharing.
So very excited to receive this pattern for FREE. I’ve had it on my wish list for ages. I now know what to sew for my Granddaughters’ Caroline doll for Christmas. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!!!
Thanks Shari. I absolutely love this pattern.
Thank you Shari. The dress is very pretty.
Shari – Your cotinued generous spirit and willingness to share with all of us is almost overwhelming. Thank you so much! Dianne
Thanks so much for the elegant dress.
This has been on my wishlist forever, but my budget said wait. How could we Thank you enough? You have made my day!
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pattern!
Thank you so very much, what a lovely dress.
Great pattern. Thanks so much
So very generous of you. Will enjoy making this. Thank you!!
This comes on my birthday—so it is a special birthday gift!! Thank you so much. It is a beautiful pattern.
Such a beautiful pattern; what little girl wouldn’t want it.
Thank you so much! This is one of my favorites of your designs! Love them all but this one is so simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing your giftedness so generously.
Thank you Sherri just a gorgeous pattern.
I am so thankful for your Friday Freebies and want to thank you and all the talented designers that make it possible.
Wow such a lovely gift- thank you so much Shari for your generosity.
Thank you for the beautiful pattern
A beautiful dress. Thank you for sharing.
Going to love this pattern , thank you for you gift.
Thank you Shari for the pattern. It is lovely.
How fun is this! I was there today and thought that this would be a good one to come home with me. Yipee.
I already have this pattern, it is one I am working on right now. It is beautiful. Shari, love your patterns. Pixie Faire thank you again for the free Friday patterns.
Many thanks! Your designs are exquisite and your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Shari. what a beautiful dress and thank you for sharing it was everyone. It was be so nice to make a beautiful dress for my grandaughter doll.
What a truly lovely gown and design, I’m very excited to make this. Thanks so very much.
Thank you Shari! Lovely pattern.
Whoo-hoo, such a lovely dress!! Thank you all!!!
Thank you Shari. Just beautiful.
Thank you Shari and Cinnamon, and Happy Birthday to Shari! Can’t wait to make this, all of Shari’s patterns are great!
You are so generous! God bless you and Pixie Faire. Thank you.
Can not wait this is a beautiful pattern. Love the vintage era clothes
Ce patron sera la coqueluche de ma collection. Bravo et merci de partager vos créations.
This is gorgeous, and I am so grateful! Thank you!
It is adorable. Thanks.
November 03, 2016
I am so upset that I did not get the chance to get this pattern, I did not have internet at the time and I missed it.