January 03, 2018

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Free Doll Clothes Pattern (January 5th, 2018) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (January 5th, 2018) we will offer a pattern from Shari Fuller of Thimbles and Acorns for free as a special one-day only event. We'd love to have you vote to help us decide which pattern will win, then be sure to come back Friday to get your free copy.

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.
Vote Now:

More information about the patterns:

The Irish Kinsale Cloak Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®:  The cloak is one of the most enduring of outer garments throughout history. The use of scarlet cloth for hooded cloaks in the 18th century was so popular in Britain and and it's American colonies that they became considered a traditional British garment for both men and women during this time. While visiting the countryside in Oxfordshire in 1750, Madame du Bocage noted: 'People of this class have their houses well furnished, are well-dressed and eat well; the poorest country girls drink tea, have bodices of chintz, straw hats on the heads and scarlet cloaks upon their shoulders'.

The Kinsale Cloak is a traditional Irish cloak. This PDF Pattern features a drawstring hood that provides ample room for the taller hairstyles that were popular in the late 18th century.

The 1770 En Fourreau' Gown Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®:  Create a beautiful historical fashion for your 18 inch doll! This gown is based on the popular En Forreau' dress style from the 1770's where the bodice and skirt at the center back were cut in one piece and pleated to fit. The gown and the matching petticoat are made of an 18th century reproduction print. The cuffs feature a small pleat at the inside elbow and the sides have hidden openings to access pockets. Dresses from this time period were often fastened in the front with straight pins..... for practical reasons, I opted to use snaps instead. The gown can be worn down or tied up with the hidden tapes to form a bustle. The petticoat is historically detailed with front and back ties that form pocket openings at the sides.

The Hunting Frock Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As Contemporary Doll Logan From American Girl®: This two piece outfit had its origins in the back country beyond the Blue Ridge Mountain in the early 18th century. A unique combination of European and Native American dress, it became an indispensable garment among the men who made their living hunting and trapping for the European market. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, it was adopted as the first uniform of the Continental Army, giving the American troops a distinctive and unifying appearance. The Hunting Frock features a double cape and a skeeve with either a gathered or straight wrist. It wraps around the body and closes with one button at the neckline and a sash at the waist that can be made with an unfinished strip of cloth or woven ribbon. The breeches have a drawstring waist with a loose fitting seat. Both pieces are trimmed with a self-fabric fringe, gving it a distinctive American Frontier look. This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl® and other similarly sized dolls. Recommended Fabrics: Frock and Breeches in medium weight linen, cotton muslin, or chamois cloth (wash and press new chamois cloth before using to smooth out the nap so it will be less likely to attract dirt). Not suitable for knits. 

18th Century Underpinnings Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®:  The distinct style of ladies’ dress in the 18th century was achieved by a complex succession of layers that began with the underpinnings. Underpinnings were what we might refer to as underwear today, and they provided the basic structure and dimension that made 18th century fashion unique. The name is somewhat deceptive, however, as underpinnings weren't always out of sight - they were simply the first layers of a complete outfit. In fact, for a working class girl, the underpinnings may have been all that she wore from day to day. 

Take A Closer Look At Each Pattern:

 

 

Please be sure to leave a comment and thank Shari! Come back on Friday and get your free copy of the pattern and if you use it - share your pictures online us using the #pixiefaire hashtag.

 


100 Comments

Patt
Patt

February 09, 2018

I vote En Fourrea gown. I just love the style . I have Caroline American Girl doll and this would look perfect on her.

Alycia
Alycia

January 05, 2018

The cloak is beautiful. Thank you so much.

Virginia
Virginia

January 05, 2018

Thank you for the pretty Irish Kinsale Cloak. Happy New Year!

Susan
Susan

January 05, 2018

I liked them all but my favorite was the first one Irish Kinsale Cloak

Margaret
Margaret

January 05, 2018

Thank you, Shari. I especially appreciate the Irish Kinsale Cloak because my grandma was born in Ireland in 1870. I’m sure she was never able to enjoy the luxury of such a cloak. They were an impoverished family who did well in this wonderful country. They trusted in God and left their beautiful island to come to this land of promise.

Karel
Karel

January 05, 2018

Thank you Shari

Rika
Rika

January 05, 2018

Love the underpinnings, your patterns are above excellent!

Julie
Julie

January 05, 2018

love the look of renz

MJ
MJ

January 05, 2018

I am new to your website, and am unsure how and when to vote. I was able to download the cloak and will be starting on this as soon as I return from the fabric shop.

Hilary
Hilary

January 05, 2018

I didn’t see this post in time to vote, but I LOVE the cloak. I want one for myself, as well. Now I’ll need the underpinnings for the 18" doll, and I’ll be ready to start on my full outfit.

Nanette
Nanette

January 05, 2018

Love the Irish Cloak!

Linda M Simpson
Linda M Simpson

January 04, 2018

I am voting for the en fourreau gown, I have been admiring it on Pinterest for months. I just love it. Can you post on your page somewhere, how to choose the correct period costume fabric. It is tough sometimes to find print to the right scale. What are the appropriate colors for the period. Was the neckerchief always white? Did it usually have a specific type of lace on it. Can you suggest a book with period costumes for the era, so I can learn more about choosing the appropriate products that would apply to doll attire. Thank-you so much!!

Susan Meacham
Susan Meacham

January 04, 2018

I do love them all. I’d go with the underpinnings then the cloak. Thanks for the opportunity to voice an opinion.

Pat
Pat

January 04, 2018

Difficult choice between the cloak and the gown, but I vote for the gown. Beautiful patterns; thanks so much!

Cherry Blaker
Cherry Blaker

January 04, 2018

I vote for the underpinnings. Thanks, Shari!

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

January 04, 2018

Thank you, Sari for once again participating in the Friday Freebie! I so love your era of the past designs. They are simply gorgeous! Thanks too, to Cinnamon & Team for hosting our Friday Freebies. A Happy & Healthy New Year is wished to all!! ☘☘☘

Toni
Toni

January 04, 2018

Thank you Shari. You are one of my favorite designers because of your attention to detail and representation of historical costuming. Thank you Pixie Faire staff for this offer and for your continued generosity in charitable efforts.

Cathy
Cathy

January 04, 2018

Irish Cloak

Ruth
Ruth

January 04, 2018

I vote for the Irish Cloak.

Ruth Kenney
Ruth Kenney

January 04, 2018

I love the Irish cloak. These are amazing patterns.

Carol
Carol

January 04, 2018

I vote for the Irish Cloak. It is exquisit

Joanne
Joanne

January 04, 2018

I vote for the En Fourreau Gown but they are all lovely thank you so much for offering any of them!

Ruth E. Chidley
Ruth E. Chidley

January 04, 2018

As always a hard choice to make. I voted for the Irish Kinsale Cloak because it’s not only beautiful but my American Girls are in need of a fashionable cloak to wear for special occasions. ?

Rose
Rose

January 04, 2018

Thank-you. I voted for the hunting outfit, my son and daughter in law got their 2 boys the American boy dolls for Christmas, and I thought this could be made for them. It was a very hard choice, I loved them all.

sheila m
sheila m

January 04, 2018

My vote is for the En Fourreau gown. All the patterns are wonderful. Thank you.

Olga B
Olga B

January 04, 2018

Love Shari’s patterns, I vote for the 18th Century Underpinnings pattern. Thank you!

Sandra
Sandra

January 04, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful patterns with us. I appreciate them so much.
My vote is for the En Fourreau Gown!

atlmom
atlmom

January 04, 2018

Oh – what a treat to have a pattern from Shari for Freebie Friday – thank you so much! Your patterns are lovely, the instructions are clear and the end product is just beautiful!
Yippee!!

mary
mary

January 04, 2018

no fair! they’re all gorgeous,but I think I want the Kinsale cloak most.(Probably end up ordering everything eventually, but wouldn’t this be the perfect beginning for a St. Patrick’s day outfit?) Thank you so much for such beautiful choices.

Cheryl N
Cheryl N

January 04, 2018

Wonderful patterns, thank you very much Shari. After going back and forth many times i opted for the underpinnings but to be honest I will be happy with any of the patterns.

Kathy
Kathy

January 04, 2018

I love all of the patterns but I really need a cloak for my girls. Thanks for giving us a chance at one of these patterns.

Brenda
Brenda

January 04, 2018

Very difficult choice but I LOVE the cloak!!!!!

Debra
Debra

January 04, 2018

I vote for the gown. Love them all, though.

Irma
Irma

January 04, 2018

Love the cloak

Leigh
Leigh

January 04, 2018

I love your designs! Thank you so much for such a wonderful selection. Will be thrilled to receive any of them!! Many thanks to Cinnamon & Pixie Faire for the opportunity to download such a wide array of patterns.

Darlene Paige
Darlene Paige

January 04, 2018

Thank you Shari! I love all of your patterns!! Thank you so much for sharing! I love the cloak – found an adult size one last year :)

Kathy
Kathy

January 04, 2018

All are lovely, but my vote goes to the cloak.

Lisa Simpson
Lisa Simpson

January 04, 2018

I think all of them are just as cute as can be but if I had to pick one I would say the Gown! It is amazing!!!! Thank you so much!!!! Love all of your patterns!

Micheline
Micheline

January 04, 2018

I love the Irish Kinsale Cloak! So beautiful in red

Deb
Deb

January 04, 2018

Gosh you sure made this weeks selection a super hard choice! Thanks so much for offering one of your patterns to us for free! Amazingly generous! I’m voting for the cloak.

Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill
Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill

January 04, 2018

Thank you Shari for making historical patterns and for sharing a free pattern!!

Carma
Carma

January 04, 2018

I have the Irish Kinsale Cloak. So voted for the En Forreau gown. Although I had a hard time choosing between that and the underpinnings. Thank you for sharing these patterns, I love historical dress.

Kathy
Kathy

January 04, 2018

I love Shari’s patterns! All are on my wishlist of patterns to purchase and complete!

Mary
Mary

January 04, 2018

All are very nice, but i vote for the Irish Cloak! You guessed it I’m Irish. :) Thank you!

Leola
Leola

January 04, 2018

I vote for the Kinsdale cloak, but it is hard to decide. They are all lovely. Thank you for the offer.

Patricia Ogden
Patricia Ogden

January 04, 2018

I cast my vote for the En Fourreau Gown!

Johan
Johan

January 04, 2018

Lovely patterns. I think I will go for the gown!

Laura
Laura

January 04, 2018

All so lovely! I voted for the gown ;)

Rita C.
Rita C.

January 04, 2018

I love them all; but after a lot of waffling, I decided on the cloak. Thank you Shari and Pixie Faire for offering these incredible designs!

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 04, 2018

Cloak. All beautiful patterns.

Doris Jablonski
Doris Jablonski

January 04, 2018

They are all so lovely but will cast my vote for the cloak.
Love your research and description.

Susan
Susan

January 04, 2018

OMG all of it. I voted for the gown, but those hunting togs are just too cute! And who doesn’t need a good cloak?

Linda Reynolds
Linda Reynolds

January 04, 2018

Thank you for the beautiful patterns!

Rachel
Rachel

January 04, 2018

Thank you All such beautiful patterns this week. I voted for the En Fourreau Dress Just love the nice lineage of it. Just noticed that the Cloak is over the top of the En Fourreau dress. Plus the dress pattern also comes with a Petticoat pattern gets my vote. :-)

Ann
Ann

January 04, 2018

I vote for the Irish Kinsale Cloak.

Becky Tetterton
Becky Tetterton

January 04, 2018

I love the En Fourreau gown, however I am going to vote for the “under pinning” Think of all the beautiful ways to use that pattern. WOW

Linda K
Linda K

January 04, 2018

Thank you Shari beautiful patterns, but I voted for the En Forreau Gown

Donna Lowe
Donna Lowe

January 04, 2018

I vote for the 18th century underpinning. All the patterns are beautiful which made it difficult to select just one. Thank you!

Mae Lynn
Mae Lynn

January 04, 2018

My vote is for the En Fourreau gown. All the patterns are wonderful. Thank you Shari and Cinnamon.

Susan C.
Susan C.

January 04, 2018

Thank you Shari for offering wonderful patterns. They are all great.

Melissa
Melissa

January 04, 2018

Want to make that gown it is lovely

pat
pat

January 04, 2018

the gown. thanks shari. love the patterns

paulette
paulette

January 04, 2018

je vote Irish Kinsale Cloak for 18" Dolls

Moon
Moon

January 04, 2018

I have to vote for the underpinnings, but all these patterns are amazing!

ellen
ellen

January 03, 2018

I’m voting for the En Fourreau gown. I own the underpinnings and the cape patterns. I love all your patterns. Thank you for making them available.

GinniB
GinniB

January 03, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful selection of patterns, Shari. I love the Kinsale cloak.

Mary
Mary

January 03, 2018

So darn difficult to have to pick, they are all beautiful. But being Irish, I’ll go with the adorable Cloak!!

Monya
Monya

January 03, 2018

Each of your patterns are gorgeous but I must pick the Kinsale Cloak. Thank you!!!!

Christina F
Christina F

January 03, 2018

Thank you, Shari! All the patterns are GAW-JUS! (That’s me trying to say ‘gorgeous’ while drooling at the same time)

Can’t decide which is the best. I am humbled and thankful for your generosity!

designdreamer
designdreamer

January 03, 2018

Thank you Shari!!!
I would love the Underpinnings pattern, but the Kinsale Cloak would also be very much appreciated, as would the En Fourreau gown.

Natalie
Natalie

January 03, 2018

This was a tough one to decide! Great patterns!

Tonuia
Tonuia

January 03, 2018

Shari, thank you so much for the beautiful pattern choices! Any one of the patterns would be a pleasure to own.

Lori
Lori

January 03, 2018

These are lovely patterns. Thank you for sharing.

Elaine
Elaine

January 03, 2018

All is nice but voted for the cloak.

Eveline
Eveline

January 03, 2018

I would prefer underpinnings to complete some of the dresses I have. Thanks

Diana G
Diana G

January 03, 2018

Thank you Shari, these are all very lovely outfits. I think the cloak should win. Thank you Pixie Faire for bring these outfits for us to see.

Carol M.
Carol M.

January 03, 2018

Thank you for making so many amazing patterns…no matter which one is selected for the freebie, they are ALL winners!

Grace
Grace

January 03, 2018

Great patterns. Thank you.

RUTH
RUTH

January 03, 2018

Shari,
Thank you so much for the beautiful patterns. I love the historical outfits.I picked the En Fourreau gown.

It was difficult to decide on just one. Will you be making patterns for Wellie Wishers?

Thank you again, Cinnamon, for making free patterns available to us.

Ruth

JUDY
JUDY

January 03, 2018

Thank you Shari for your patterns. Your attention to detail is unsurpassed. Will you be doing more Wellie Wishers designs?

Ann
Ann

January 03, 2018

The En Foureau Gown is on my Wish List! So, I vote for that one. The cloak is lovely, but I made my own pattern for one that is very much like it. The Buckskin ensemble – though historically would fit into my family history, I haven’t use for right now. And the Underpinnings – well, I bought that for both AG and AGfAT as soon as I saw it. Love your patterns, research and the write ups that you so caringly put together; adds to the joy of putting them together – Thanks!

Wendy
Wendy

January 03, 2018

Although I love all of these historical designs and thank you for sharing them I am voting for the En Forreau gown … I think. Yes, I finally decided!!!

Pam
Pam

January 03, 2018

I love the cloak! Thank you!

Judi
Judi

January 03, 2018

Thank you Shari for again sharing your wonderful patterns with us.
I am voting for the 1770 En Fourreau gown as it has been on my wishlist forever.

Jeri
Jeri

January 03, 2018

Thank you for the great patterns, Shari! I really like them all but I voted for the Irish Kinsale cloak.

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

January 03, 2018

All are lovely patterns and I appreciate you sharing one with us. I choose the En Fourreau gown. Thank you

Sue Bartnes
Sue Bartnes

January 03, 2018

I vote for all of them … Love them all so we’ll be happy with what ever one wins !

Kathy H
Kathy H

January 03, 2018

My vote is the En Fourreau Gown.

Bev
Bev

January 03, 2018

The underpinnings help historical dresses look so realistic. Thank you

Julie F
Julie F

January 03, 2018

Shari, I love all the patterns you design. Thank you!

Faye
Faye

January 03, 2018

I voted forThe Hunting Frock I need more boy patterns. Thank you so much for the patterns.

Narda
Narda

January 03, 2018

Seriously drooling over ALL of these patterns, what to do, what to do!!! No matter which one gets the votes, we win! Meantime, I will choose the cloak.

Christine Heller
Christine Heller

January 03, 2018

All of the choices are terrific, but I voted for the cloak.

Norma
Norma

January 03, 2018

I love the look of the Irish Kinsale Cloak. Thanks Shari and Cinnamon for opportunity for all the patterns.

Michelle
Michelle

January 03, 2018

Wow tough to choose one they are amazing!

Sheila chelednik
Sheila chelednik

January 03, 2018

Love them all but the underpinnings give you two patterns in one.

Jenifer Baardsnes
Jenifer Baardsnes

January 03, 2018

Thank you Shari and Pixie Faire. I think the cloak is beautiful, so it has my vote. The hood is especially pretty.

Jeannette
Jeannette

January 03, 2018

Thank you Shari, Love all your patterns, my favorite of the 4 is the cloak. Thank you Cinnamon for all the great giveaways.

Helen
Helen

January 03, 2018

I finally voted for the cloak, but Shari, any of them will be wonderful! Thank you so much! You are so talented!

PennyT.
PennyT.

January 03, 2018

Receiving any of Shari’s patterns will be a treat! Thanks!

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