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Free Doll Clothes Pattern Friday (September 23) Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

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). 

My grandma gave me my first sewing lesson when I was about eight years old. I had been fascinated with her sewing for as long as I could remember and was so excited when she gave me a doll pattern and sent me to her sewing closet to pick out just the right fabric for my first project. Sewing was a way for me to connect with my grandma, and although she may not have realized it at the time, this gift she gave me helped me become a better student. History became more exciting as I became captivated by the dynamic fashions through the ages. This is what Thimbles and Acorns is all about; building relationships and encouraging learning.

 

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. 

Supplies Needed:

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.

 


26 Comments

Julie
Julie

September 21, 2016

I have been admiring this pattern for a long time. Can’t wait to make it! Thank you!

Sally
Sally

September 21, 2016

Thank you so much. Beautiful dress.

Pam
Pam

September 21, 2016

Love this beautiful dress! Thank you Shari!

Julia
Julia

September 21, 2016

Incredibly Generous!!!! Thank you so much.

Debbie B
Debbie B

September 21, 2016

Thank you. This is beautiful

Liz
Liz

September 21, 2016

Thank you for this design! It is so pretty and elegant!

Meg
Meg

September 21, 2016

What an eloquent dress. It is a timeless design. Thank you so very much.
Meg

Danny
Danny

September 21, 2016

Wonderful!

romy
romy

September 21, 2016

Your patterns are gorgeous! I love them ! Thank you Shari!!

Gloria
Gloria

September 21, 2016

This is gorgeous! I love the detail. It’s going to be so much fun to sew. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

Sandra
Sandra

September 21, 2016

So pretty! Elizabeth Bennett would have loved it!

Linda N
Linda N

September 21, 2016

Thank you, Shari. Love your story and am thrilled to try this pattern!!

Ruth
Ruth

September 21, 2016

Thanks so much for the Gourgous dress pattern!!!!

Julie Barlocher
Julie Barlocher

September 21, 2016

Thank you Shari & Pixie Faire for the gorgeous pattern!

Kim
Kim

September 21, 2016

I love this pattern !! Thank you for freebie friday!!

Sylvia
Sylvia

September 21, 2016

Thank you Shari for you generosity…the pattern is beautiful.

Carol Lindenmuth
Carol Lindenmuth

September 21, 2016

Thank you so much! Love this pattern!!!

Lockie
Lockie

September 21, 2016

So exciting, cannot wait to get this new pattern. Thank you so very much!

Debbie
Debbie

September 21, 2016

Your patterns are exquisite! Thank you Shari!!

Christie Bradley
Christie Bradley

September 21, 2016

Oh my goodness! This has been on my wishlist for ages! To me this is the Marianne Dashwood outfit thanks to the lovely production of Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. Thank you so so much!

Amruta
Amruta

September 21, 2016

Thanks Shari. The dress is so beautiful.

Mary R.
Mary R.

September 21, 2016

Thanks Shari for another beautiful outfit. Love your patterns.

Nix
Nix

September 21, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks Shari

Debbie
Debbie

September 21, 2016

Oh my, I just love this pattern! Thank you so much for your generosity!

Linda
Linda

September 21, 2016

Thank you Shari. I can hardly wait to sew this outfit.

Cheryl R
Cheryl R

September 21, 2016

Thank you Shari for the beautiful pattern.

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