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Freeb Doll Clothes Pattern Friday (May 5, 2017) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

On Friday (May 5th, 2017) 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.
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More information about the patterns:

The Hunting Frock Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such Contemporary Doll Locan 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 indispensible 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. 

 The Civil War Shirt Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such A Contemporary Doll Logan from American Girl®: Shirts worn during the Civil War were basically the same as shirts that had been worn for centuries. This practical Square Cut pattern style wasted very little fabric and only required fitting at the neckline and wrists. Until the 1800s, shirts were considered undergarments and were not worn in public without a vest or jacket. The addition of the bib front by firefighters in the early 1800s, however, sparked it's move from undergarment to outergarment. This shirt pattern includes instrutions for both the plain front and bib front shirt. Historically, these shirts were made with half-placket openings, but to make it easier for dressing dolls with larger scale heads, there is also a full placket option. The cut of the pattern is in the traditional Square cut pattern. Instead of full gussets, however, this pattern uses half gussets, making it easier to sew. The shirt is made with working buttons, along the front and snaps with decorative buttons at the neckline and wrists to make fastening easier. Snaps or hook and loop tape with decorative buttons can be used along the front if preferred. Wearing a shirt without neckwear was considered indecent, so we have also included instructions for making and tying a simple cravat. This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit American Girl® and other similarly sized dolls.

The Civil War Kepi Hat Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As Contemporary Doll Logan from American Girl®: This kepi hat is based on the original Civil War Era design and features the distinctive sloping crown and working chin strap. Make it in a solid blue or gray or change up the colors for specific army branches or regiments. Color suggestions are included with the instructions. The PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit American Girl® and other similarly sized dolls. Recommended Fabrics:  Crown in medium weight wool, wool blend, cotton twill, or linen. Not suitable for knits. Crown Lining in light weight cotton, silk, or polyester lining. Not suitable for knits. Brim and Straps in jacket weight leather, faux suede, faux leather, or medium weight canvas. Not suitable for knits. Trim in lightweight cotton, silk, or polyester. Not suitable for knits.

The Coonskin Cap Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As Contemporary Doll Logan From American Girl®: This iconic cap originated as a traditional Native American garment that was adopted by European trappers and frontiersmen. Oddly enough, the hat was never very popular because most colonists saw it as too uncivilized. Even the most famous frontiersman of the day, Daniel Boone, preferred to wear a wide brimmed felt hat. The heyday of the coonskin cap didn't actually come until the 1950s, when Walt Disney ran it's television series "Davy Crockett" immortalizing the folk hero in a coonskin cap. 
This simple pattern is made with three pieces and requires no additional trims. A great beginners project and the ideal finish to any 1950s outfit in which you want to capture the spirit of the day. This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit American Girl® and other similarly sized dolls. Recommended Fabrics: Hat and Tail in fake fur or real fur. Lining in light weight cotton, silk, or polyester lining.  

 

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.

 


77 Comments

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

May 05, 2017

Hi! Shari! great to hear about your sewing history. that was neat! I hardly knew either of my grandmothers or grandfathers either.
I would have voted for the two piece pattern for boys, either way. Now I have a good excuse for getting me a boy doll, to make clothes for.
Thank you for that!!!!!

Laurie
Laurie

May 05, 2017

Thank you, just downloaded my pattern. Loved the history lesson.

Virginia
Virginia

May 05, 2017

Thank you for the cute outfit.

Elaine
Elaine

May 05, 2017

Dear Shari, Thank you for all you do for all of us. You remind me of my Grammie who was a Home Economics Teacher for over 35 years and was a history buff as well. Sadly I lost her in 2006 along with my Nana within 6 weeks of each other. I am so glad Pixie Faire and Shari Fuller can help me with my love of sewing and history. Shari, please consider doing Italian Renaissance for AG girls and boys? I just loved your Hampton Court gown. So detailed. I haven’t done it yet, but I keep drooling over the pattern. You know you and Eve are my favorites. Keep up the good work Thank you for bringing back Home EC. I have missed it for decades. Our Country needs to teach our girls and boys these skills for life and carry on the traditions of our past ancestors. God Bless

Renee
Renee

May 05, 2017

Thank you very much, I’ve been wanting to make the American Revolution boys outfit. Thank you for all the info about the historic clothing our ancestors wore. I love your patterns.

Mel
Mel

May 05, 2017

Civil War Shirt. It’s so cute and can be slightly altered to make a cute dress shirt.

jacqueline
jacqueline

May 05, 2017

Thanks so much, Shari. My favorite is the Hunting Frock and Breeches as it can be used for a lot of looks. Very versatile.

Brenda
Brenda

May 05, 2017

I’m drawn to the civil war hats and shirts. You make it hard to choose with all the cute patterns you put out.

Janet P.
Janet P.

May 05, 2017

Love the Civil war hats.

Jacqui
Jacqui

May 05, 2017

I like Two Civil War hat and Shirt.

Phyllis
Phyllis

May 04, 2017

so cute! love the hunting outfit! Thanks for your patterns

Marie W.
Marie W.

May 04, 2017

Thank you Shari, for the pattern. I like them all. I vote for the Hunting frock.

Lori
Lori

May 04, 2017

Thank you for the free pattern this week!

Jeannette
Jeannette

May 04, 2017

Thank you, I like them all, I choose the frock

Amruta
Amruta

May 04, 2017

Difficult to pick one. Thanks

PF Strong
PF Strong

May 04, 2017

Thank you for the free pattern this week! These are exciting choices- I look forward to whichever one wins!

Gloria
Gloria

May 04, 2017

I vote for the hunting frock. Thank you so much.

Jean
Jean

May 04, 2017

I’m not even voting this week I will be happy with what ever wins although I hope it isn’t the coonskin cap it’s my least favorite.

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 04, 2017

Lucky us! Wonderful patterns again and another difficult choice to make lol. I was stuck between the hunting frock & the shirt and would be happy with either but the frock gets my vote. Thank you once again for these great patterns.

kim
kim

May 04, 2017

the coonskin cap, made of course without any animals getting hurt. think daniel boone.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

May 04, 2017

I vote for the Hunting Frock. They are all very nice.
Thank you

ki wolfe
ki wolfe

May 04, 2017

Oooooo….. I vote for the hunting frock. Most definitely!

Pauline Nissen
Pauline Nissen

May 04, 2017

I have made your civil war outfit and kept that .I loved these patterns. I would love the civil war shirt.

Toni
Toni

May 04, 2017

Thank you, Shari. Your period costumes are wonderful; I appreciate the adaptability of your designs. May God bless you and Pixie Faire richly for sharing your gift with us. ;-)

Christine
Christine

May 04, 2017

The Civil War shirt gets my vote, it’s fun to see the imagination of the designers and the wonderful patterns that come from them, Thanks as always to Pixie Faire and to you Shari!

Eileen
Eileen

May 04, 2017

The Hunting Frock would be my choice. Thanks

Deb
Deb

May 04, 2017

So cute. Thank-you very much.

Marcie
Marcie

May 04, 2017

I vote for the hunting frock. It’s time in history and the design. Shari, I love your patterns and have several. Love history. I already have the coonskin cap but have not made it yet. All of these patterns are wonderful. I like the Civil War kepi hats to. Thank you Pixie Faire for another great Freebie Friday.

Debbie
Debbie

May 04, 2017

The hunting frock and breeches get my vote although all the patterns are great! Thank you so much!

Pam
Pam

May 04, 2017

Any of them would be Great. Thank You

Donna k
Donna k

May 04, 2017

Different choices which is great!Thank you! The frock is cute and kind of uplifts such a troubling time in our history which seems to be repeated itself now with so much division. I guess sewing these will remind us how far we have came.

Susan
Susan

May 04, 2017

The civil war shirt gets my vote. Thank you!!

paulette
paulette

May 04, 2017

je vote pour The Hunting Frock superbe tenue original j’aime beaucoup

amicalement

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

May 03, 2017

HI Sherri! Thank you for your generosity with such a great selection of designs. I voted for the Hunter’s Outfit but equally like the Civil War Shirt. Decisions, decisions!! Thanks too to Cinnamon & team for having our Friday Freebies! :o)

Janice
Janice

May 03, 2017

I voted for the hunting frock. They are all really great patterns. I’m currently reading a book about the Civil War that’s fiction. In it is a girl who grew up in Colorado and was the hunter in the family. The only time she wore a dress was to church so I think this might be a good choice for the American Girl. Thanks for a terrific pattern.

Grace
Grace

May 03, 2017

Interesting choices.

Teresa
Teresa

May 03, 2017

Thank you for sharing!! All are fabulous patterns!!!

cat rich
cat rich

May 03, 2017

love them all

Noel
Noel

May 03, 2017

Thank you so much, Shari! I voted for the Hunting Frock and breeches pattern, but could easily love any of your innovative adventure patterns for our boy dolls.

My granddaughter has been asking for a boy doll, and i will have to get ready!

This pattern is so fun— I look forward to trying this in several forms, with different fabrics.
Thanks again!

Joanne
Joanne

May 03, 2017

I love the Civil War shirt but honestly all of them are so cute! thank you so much for sharing.

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

May 03, 2017

Hunting Frock and Breeches please.

Hilary
Hilary

May 03, 2017

I chose the Kepi hat. I also wanted the Civil War shirt, but I reasoned I might be able to figure that one out on my own. Hats are a complete mystery to me, so I went with the great-looking pattern design for the Kepi. Thanks!

Gale
Gale

May 03, 2017

Hunting frock! A close second would be the Civil War hats.

Peggy
Peggy

May 03, 2017

The 18TH CENTURY HUNTING FROCK has been on my wish list for a while so it gets my vote thank you

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

May 03, 2017

Civil War Shirt gets my vote, as the pattern tester pointed out it can also be made for a Girl — love multiple uses for a pattern! ;)

Deb
Deb

May 03, 2017

Thank you Shari, very hard choice love them all, choose the frock

Diana D
Diana D

May 03, 2017

Thank you Shari for the pattern. All of them are great. I voted for the hunting frock.

Karen
Karen

May 03, 2017

Thank you so much Shari for sharing one of your patterns with us this week. They are all so adorable I haven’t made a choice yet I would be happy with any of them. Thank you again and God Bless

Kate
Kate

May 03, 2017

Hunting frock and breeches. Thank you so much, Shari!

Monique V
Monique V

May 03, 2017

Thanks for the free pattern, Shari! If I had the time and the money I’d buy and make every one of your patterns!

Joy-Anne
Joy-Anne

May 03, 2017

I will be happy with any of these… they are all so adorable. Thank you!

mary ann
mary ann

May 03, 2017

I vote for the Civil War shirt. It is something I would sew for my doll as I am interested in the Civil War. I have two great grandfathers that fought for the Union. Thank you for sharing…..

Donna Schulz
Donna Schulz

May 03, 2017

I don’t have any boy patterns. Voted for the hunting outfit. I have perfect fabric in my collection for pattern

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

May 03, 2017

My choice is the hunting frock.

Dorothy
Dorothy

May 03, 2017

The hunting frock gets my vote because itis versatile and easy. I need easy!

Lori
Lori

May 03, 2017

Just bought my great grandson a boy doll, so am happy to see these adorable patterns. Thanks

Gloria
Gloria

May 03, 2017

Just when I thought your patterns couldn’t get any cuter…the Civil War Shirt shows up. Love all of the patterns…but really would love the shirt pattern. Thanks for all of the great choices. I’d be super happy with any of the other 3, too. :)

Lockie
Lockie

May 03, 2017

Hunting outfit! All are great, thanks

Elaine
Elaine

May 03, 2017

Hunting frock. Thank you

Leola
Leola

May 03, 2017

The Civil War shirt is the one I vote for. Thank you

Nancy Blankenship
Nancy Blankenship

May 03, 2017

Thanks!

margaret
margaret

May 03, 2017

Thank you Shari for this great offer

Carol M.
Carol M.

May 03, 2017

The Hunting Frock because I’d love to sew this up in real chamois!

Sylvia
Sylvia

May 03, 2017

The shirt gets my vote…Thank you.

Eveline
Eveline

May 03, 2017

I chose the hunting frock and breeches pattern but it was a tough choice, any one will be appreciated! Thanks for the free patterns.

Sandra Wheeler
Sandra Wheeler

May 03, 2017

The civil war shirt is my choice but they are all nice – might have to buy the Kepi hat

Kelly P.
Kelly P.

May 03, 2017

I love all of your designs Sherri. They are great tools to discuss history and vintage fashion too. Thank you for contributing to Freebie Friday. I voted for the Civil War shirt because I love its versatility. Again, many thanks, and God bless.

Beverly
Beverly

May 03, 2017

thank you a lot for your generosity !

Vickie
Vickie

May 03, 2017

Thank you so much for doing this. I vote for the Civil War shirt.
Kathy H
Kathy H

May 03, 2017

I vote for the Civil War Shirt. Thank you.

Cheryl R
Cheryl R

May 03, 2017

The Hunting Frock and Breeches looks versatile enough to try with other fabrics for a girl’s cape, and maybe even sweat pants. Either way, it’s an “easy” pattern to try with a fun new fabric, so it gets my vote!

Kathy
Kathy

May 03, 2017

I voted for the civil war shirt but love all of the Thimbles and Acorns patterns.

cleone
cleone

May 03, 2017

Already have the hunting frock and the civil war shirt would be a great addition to my collection of period costumes. Thank you Pixie Faire for all great AG you have given us!

Barb
Barb

May 03, 2017

I voted for the hunting frock.. easy to adapt to modern-day outfits…. and there’s a pattern for the shirt as well as the pants!

Joy
Joy

May 03, 2017

I already have all of these, and I can say that they are ALL fabulous!!!

Donna
Donna

May 03, 2017

I’m going with the Civil War shirt; the details are so cute!

Beth
Beth

May 03, 2017

Thank you so much!

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