On Friday (July 7th) we'll have a free pattern available from Karen Wadsworth the designer behind the popular Forever 18 Inches brand. Help us decide which pattern should be free and be sure to come back to Pixie Faire on Friday and download your free copy.
More About Karen In Her Own Words: I've always loved dolls. My tenth birthday present from my mother was an honest-to-goodness sewing basket filled to the brim with supplies, and a Barbie pattern. I was in heaven! I sewed throughout my high school years, and then began again when my great nieces received American Girl dolls. My teenage sons were horrified that their mother was playing with dolls. During that time I also discovered Liberty Jane patterns. Wow--stylish, detailed patterns for dolls with fantastic instructions and a beautiful fit! Before I realized what was happening I was designing my own patterns. Partnering with PixieFaire as a seller and designer has been such a fun adventure! I'm grateful to those of you who have become customers and friends along the way. This pattern is my thank you to all of you--enjoy!
More About Each Pattern
The Nautical Skirt Designed To Fit Disney Animator® Dolls: Calling all Disney Animator Dolls ready for an adventure! The Nautical Skirt With Pockets Pattern a skirt with deep pockets—so handy for dolls and their friends who want to stow important treasures! Option 1 of this PDF sewing pattern has decorative topstitching, an inset panel, deep patch pockets, a faux-buttoned waistband, and a straight gathered skirt that can be used with border prints or stripes. Option 2 is a simplified version of Option 1 to make the skirt an easy-level sewing project for newer seamstresses. Both skirts have flat fronts and elasticized backs for easy dressing and fit. Recommended Fabrics: Light-weight woven fabric with a tight weave and bit of drape.
The Infinity Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Journey Girl® Dolls: Wrap it, tie it, change it! The amazing and versatile Infinity Dress is now available for Journey Girls dolls, with skirt choices available in a short and full length, and an option for using differing fabrics for the bodice and skirt for your own unique designer look. The dress itself is very simple: it’s formed by joining four rectangles of varying sizes together, and sews together quickly. Like the “Big People” version, the straps have an infinite series of possibilities in the way they can be tied to form different looks—hence the name of the dress. It can be worn as a sun dress, party dress, bridesmaid’s dress, or an elegant formal, depending on the fabric, length, and how it’s tied. Make your own version of this PDF pattern, and you’ll have a blast playing with the straps and all their possibilities! Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight knits with a moderate (no more than 30%) one-way stretch Special Note - This pattern is designed to fit a Journey Girls Doll specifically and will not fit the standard 18 inch doll such as American Girl Doll. A Journey Girls doll is 18 inches tall but has a much slimmer body. You can see more info on our Doll Measurements page. This pattern is also available to fit American Girl dolls.
The Button Front Jumper For A Girl For All Time® Dolls: The Faux Button Jumper is a simple pattern with detailing that looks complicated--but isn't! It looks like it has a front placket, but looks can be deceiving. The placket is all show, and the jumper actually has only three main pattern pieces, plus cut strips for Straps and Optional Pockets. Option 1 is an Easy-level project for newer seamstress or those who want quick results (no closures, no lining, no facing, no worries!). Option 2 is slightly more advanced, and is finished with a lining to accommodate lighter-weight fabrics. Either option can be made with or without the optional pockets. The directions have been written comprehensively with many explanatory details for those who are newer to sewing. An experienced seamstress will probably be able to construct the Jumper just by reading the instructions highlighted in bold text. Happy sewing! Special Note - This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit A Girl For All TimeDolls specifically and will not fit the standard 18 inch doll such as American Girl Doll. An AGAT doll is 16 inches tall and has a slimmer hard plastic body. You can see more info on our Doll Measurements page.
The Frill Seekers Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: Calling all Girly Girls! Traditional but contemporary, this pretty dress features a lined faux-wrap bodice, optional ruffles around the neckline or shoulders, a full gathered skirt cut on a gentle bias, and a self tie. It closes in the back with snaps or hook and loop tape. Two options are given for the neckline trim: contrasting purchased trim, or a self-ruffle that is finished off with easy bias edging using a Hong Kong Finish. A detailed tutorial on how to sew an attached lining with finished seams is also included in this PDF pattern. Don't miss the coordinating little sister pattern designed to fit 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™, also available on Pixie Faire. Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium-weight cottons, lightweight chambray, denim, or corduroy, lightweight sateens, silks, or brocades
Take A Look At Each Pattern:
Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think of this new pattern - and be sure to thank Karen as well. If you make one and share it online be sure to use the #pixiefaire hashtag!
Thanks Karen. I liked all of them. I have at least one doll in each size so it would be very difficult for me to choose one. Your designs are so cute. Thank you for all the hard work you put into them…I know it’s a labour of love.
Thanks for the pattern such a nice thing to do.
Thank you so much for the cute dress.
Thank you so much love it.
Thanks so much Karen, that Frill Seekers dress is adorable. I really appreciate the Friday Freebies. I am retired and really enjoying making doll clothes for my granddaughters dolls.
Frill seeker dress<3
Love them all
Frill Seekers – its adorable!
I vote frill seeker dress
Reminds me of my childhood summers when Seersucker was crucial to the wardrobe.
I vote for frill seeker.
Frill Seekers gets my vote !
I vote for the Frill Seekers dress. It’s adorable!
Frill Seekers Dres is the best.
Please Wellie Wishers patterns
Love the frill seekers. Really a cute pattern!
I vote for The Frill Seekers Dress. Very feminine and a great look for summer.!!
Oh My!! Infinity or Frill Seekers….both are so adorable….but Frill Seekers will get my vote.
Thanks for all the fun choices!
Love the Frill Seeker outfit!
I like the Infinity.
Love the frill seeker
I think my vote this week will go to the American girl sized Frill Seekers dress. I love the play on words for the name. I love the Seekers singing group as well. I like the fact that you used Sear sucker fabric to make this dress. It looks so cute and frilly for Summer and Spring.
All the dresses are lovely, but I think the frilly frill seekers should win. it is a very feminine pretty dress.
All are cute, BUT Infinity sent me running to my treasure chest of fabrics, hoping it is the pick as I can already see it made in both choices. One for me and one for grace. (Of course, she will probably get both because she has 4 doll to my one and only)
The Infinity dress is AWESOME!!
I really love all these patterns, but I vote for the Frill Seeker dress. It is really nice. Thank you Karen.
Thanks for all the free patterns, you are the best! The new dress for 18" dolls is adorable and the designer has a great talent. Will look forward to more designs from her.
Love this one !!! Has so many possibilities running through my sew oriented brain !!
I vote for the Frill Seekers Dress.
Thank you Karen for these wonderful patterns. I have voted for the frill seekers dress as it is on my wish list. I have several of your patterns and they are great!
Love the Frill seekers Dress. It’s just perfect in the pink seersucker fabric, so feminine and girly. Thanks to Karen and to the Cinnamon team for your offerings this week.
The Frill Seekers Dress. Since I sew for kids caught in the shelter situation, I can see many different dresses with this pattern simply by making a few adjustments. It’s a wonderful design. Many thanks to the designer.
Frill Seekers dress :)
For everyone that likes the cut of the Frill Seekers dress but not the pink seersucker or the lace, be sure to check out the other images on the pattern download page. There are cute variations, and this was my pick this week.
All of them look great, but I think more kids would like the frill seekers dress. Thanks.
Appreciate all of them but prefer frill seeker please.
Thank you for letting us choose from so many sizes! Unfortunately I only have AG dolls, but I am crazy about the Frill Seekers dress for AG! It is so beautiful and I would love to make one for my daughter too.
The Frill Seekers dress is so adorable.Love it!!!
All the outfits are adorable. But I really love the Frill Seekers dress for AG dolls! I love the fabric on the pattern cover too.
I love the one for the American girl doll with the ruffles. Then you so much for offering them all.
I love the one for the American girl doll with the ruffles. Then you so much for offering them all.
Frill dress is the best
All are nice but The only ones that fit dolls I have.are the Frill Seekers which was my first choice and got my vote and the Infinity Dress which was my second choice. I Don’t have any that fit the other sizes.
Love the Frill Seekers. Thanks for all you do.
Thank you Karen, i really like your designs, and it’s so nice of you to offer up all of these choices for free pattern firday. My favorite is the Frill Seekers dress. .
I already purchased the infinity pattern; so I’m voting for the Frill Seeker Dress which will fit my 18" dolls. Thank you for the patterns!
Thank you, love your patterns!
American Girl pattern for sure.?
I vote for the Frill Seekers!
Thanks for giving us such cute patterns to choose from! They’re all great but I voted for the Frill Seekers. Thanks again!
Thanks for sharing your your lovely patterns.
I chose the Frill Seakers dress.
Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us! All of the outfits are so cute, but my vote is for Frill Seekers.
I voted for Frill Seekers. Thank you for offering us such a beautiful pattern. My granddaughter will love it.
vielen Dank für diese tollen Puppenschnitte! Ganz besonders gefällt mir “The frill seekers Dress”.
The frill seekers dress is absolutely the very best. WOW! Many Thanks…
Infinity dress i like
My vote goes to the Frill Seekers Dress. It’s so pretty and I hope it’s not too hard. Thanks for offering it to us.
The Frill Seekers dress is so cute and it has been on my wish list for a while… so I am hoping for that one! Thank you so much for whatever pattern wins. I love Friday’s!
I love the Frill Seekers. I like the tie on the side and the lace on the front. I have the Infiniti pattern but haven’t sewn that one yet.
I rather like thé FRILL SEEKER DRESS. Not color, but thé dress. I like it à lot. Thank you for this chance to get the pattern .
All the patterns are so cute, but the Frill Seeker is my choice, thank you for your generosity!
Infinity dress, my daughter loves her Journey doll she received this past xmas and can’t wait for me to make her some clothes. Thank you.
j’aime beaucoup I like the Frill Seekers très actuelle très mode
I am voting for the AGAT pattern. I too am smitten with them and think the idea of a simple pattern for beginners, but that has options for the experienced sewer is a great idea. As the beginners advances, she will still have the doll and can learn to incorporate more techniques and enlarge her education on something that she has made before, but now with a lining, or pockets. Kudos to Forever 18 for including the Sometimes 16!
I like the infinity dress best, but don’t have the doll to fit it, so chose the Frill Seeker, which will fit our doll.
Good ideas to put for several kind of doll Thank you, but I must choose, I take The Frill Seekers dress Excuse my english I use the translator :)
The Frill Seekers dress has my vote! It’s just cute as can be! Thank you!
Love the Frill Seekers dress! Thank you for offering a free pattern, no matter which one is offered they are all adorable.
Love it so fresh and summer like. All the patterns are cute. Thanks for a new trick for some one.
Frillseekers is my favorite thank you Karen.
I vote for frill seekers. So cute. Thanks you for freebie Friday’s. another good reason to see the end of a long week. Love all the designs.
I love the Frill seeker dress…..love the style and fabric choice.
Maryellen wears it best
Love them all but the Frill Seekers Dress is so beautiful and says summer. The fabric and lace you used in the photo shown really shows off the design. I sew for the 18 inch girl dolls. Thanks
Karen, I love all your patterns! Thank you for offering one for free.
Hard to pick as I have three different dolls to sew for; but the frill seekers wins top spot in my book.
I like the frill seeker dress the best.
I choose the Frill Seekers dress! Your patterns are so cute, Karen! Thank you!!
I vote for the Frill Seekers.
Thank you very much.
Love the frilly dress for AG..
My vote is for the frill seekers dress.
Frill seekers dress!
Thank so much for offering such cute designs. I think the Frill Seeker has to have my vote.
The Frill Seekers dress is my favorite. Also, like the fabric that was used for it!
The frill seeker is my favorite this week. Thanks so much for your designs. I really enjoy and appreciate all of you at Pixie Faire.
The frill seeker is my favorite this week. Thanks so much for your designs I really enjoy all of you at Pixie Faire.
I bought the Infinity dress for Journey Girls some time ago…it’s a great pattern. So…voting for the pretty Frill Seekers..another great design. Thank you, Karen and Pixie Faire. Karen, you are so talented!!!
The Frill Seekers dress is my favorite. Also, the fabric used fits it perfectly.
I voted for the Frill Seekers Dress, Thank You
I love the frilly little dress. They are all so cute
thanks all the designers and Pixie Fare for the choice of a free pattern for Fridays. I vote for the frill seekers dress
All are sweet I like frill seekers dress
Your patterns are adorable. Thanks so much for offering one of them for Freebie Friday. This is so generous and just makes me want to purchase more of them!!!
Thank you so much for the pattern!
Karen, all the patterns are so cute! You are a talented lady and I thank you, as well as Libery Jane, for your freebies. I have the Infinity Dress for AG and I love it. Since I don’t have any of the other dolls YET, I have to vote for the Frills.
Thank you Karen for offering a pattern for Freebie Friday. I have a number of your patterns. I make clothes for American Girl dolls as well as Disney Animated and the new Wellie Wishers. I have the nautical skirt for WW and the faux button jumper for AG, so I voted for the Frill Seekers for AG dolls and will probably purchase it for the other dolls in their sizes.
-I guess they’re all okay but none of them really jump out at me. If I had to choose, it would have to be the jumper. I looked at her other patterns and really like Drop Seat Jammies and Endless Schoolgirl.
You are SO talented Karen! Thank you for participating in this week’s freebie Friday!
July 07, 2017
Thank you ! Frill Seekers is just lovely !
So many beautiful patterns from this designer!