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).
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.
Thank you, just downloaded my pattern. Loved the history lesson.
Thank you for the cute outfit.
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
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.
Civil War Shirt. It’s so cute and can be slightly altered to make a cute dress shirt.
Thanks so much, Shari. My favorite is the Hunting Frock and Breeches as it can be used for a lot of looks. Very versatile.
I’m drawn to the civil war hats and shirts. You make it hard to choose with all the cute patterns you put out.
Love the Civil war hats.
I like Two Civil War hat and Shirt.
so cute! love the hunting outfit! Thanks for your patterns
Thank you Shari, for the pattern. I like them all. I vote for the Hunting frock.
Thank you for the free pattern this week!
Thank you, I like them all, I choose the frock
Difficult to pick one. Thanks
Thank you for the free pattern this week! These are exciting choices- I look forward to whichever one wins!
I vote for the hunting frock. Thank you so much.
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.
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.
the coonskin cap, made of course without any animals getting hurt. think daniel boone.
I vote for the Hunting Frock. They are all very nice.
Oooooo….. I vote for the hunting frock. Most definitely!
I have made your civil war outfit and kept that .I loved these patterns. I would love the civil war shirt.
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. ;-)
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!
The Hunting Frock would be my choice. Thanks
So cute. Thank-you very much.
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.
The hunting frock and breeches get my vote although all the patterns are great! Thank you so much!
Any of them would be Great. Thank You
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.
The civil war shirt gets my vote. Thank you!!
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)
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.
Thank you for sharing!! All are fabulous patterns!!!
love them all
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.
I love the Civil War shirt but honestly all of them are so cute! thank you so much for sharing.
Hunting Frock and Breeches please.
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!
Hunting frock! A close second would be the Civil War hats.
The 18TH CENTURY HUNTING FROCK has been on my wish list for a while so it gets my vote thank you
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! ;)
Thank you Shari, very hard choice love them all, choose the frock
Thank you Shari for the pattern. All of them are great. I voted for the hunting frock.
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
Hunting frock and breeches. Thank you so much, Shari!
Thanks for the free pattern, Shari! If I had the time and the money I’d buy and make every one of your patterns!
I will be happy with any of these… they are all so adorable. Thank you!
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…..
I don’t have any boy patterns. Voted for the hunting outfit. I have perfect fabric in my collection for pattern
My choice is the hunting frock.
The hunting frock gets my vote because itis versatile and easy. I need easy!
Just bought my great grandson a boy doll, so am happy to see these adorable patterns. Thanks
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. :)
Hunting outfit! All are great, thanks
Hunting frock. Thank you
The Civil War shirt is the one I vote for. Thank you
Thank you Shari for this great offer
The Hunting Frock because I’d love to sew this up in real chamois!
The shirt gets my vote…Thank you.
I chose the hunting frock and breeches pattern but it was a tough choice, any one will be appreciated! Thanks for the free patterns.
The civil war shirt is my choice but they are all nice – might have to buy the Kepi hat
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.
thank you a lot for your generosity !
I vote for the Civil War Shirt. Thank you.
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!
I voted for the civil war shirt but love all of the Thimbles and Acorns patterns.
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!
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!
I already have all of these, and I can say that they are ALL fabulous!!!
I’m going with the Civil War shirt; the details are so cute!
Thank you so much!
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!!!!!