On Friday (August 19, 2016) we'll will offer a pattern from Shari Fuller of Thimbles and Acorns for free as special one-day only event rather than having the "normal" Freebie Friday voting. We'd love to have you help us spread the word and be sure to get your copy, a $10.99 value!
More About Shari Fuller and Thimbles And Acorns, (in her own words).
More information about the pattern:
The 1880 Mary and Laura Dress For 16 and 18 Inch Dolls: Born in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder had the privilege of witnessing a whole period of American history; the frontier, the woods, the Indian country of the great plains, the frontier towns, the building of railroads in wild, unsettled country, homesteading and farmers coming in to take possession. Later in her life, she began recording these memories in her classic “Little House on the Prairie” books, preserving a first hand account of those significant years in American History. The “Mary and Laura” dresses are a reproduction of the dresses the girls wore in a picture taken around 1880, the year recorded so vividly in her book “The Long Winter”.
Now your 16" and 18" doll can dress as Mary or Laura in this replica of the Ingalls' dress' by Thimbles and Acorns This pattern includes instructions for an overdress, an underskirt, and a hand stitched hankie to tuck in the side pocket.
This bundled PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 16" A Girl for All Time® dolls and 18" American Girl® dolls. Both the 18" and 16" patterns are also available individually on Pixie Faire.
Recommended Fabrics: Dress and Skirt in lightweight cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Handkerchief in lightweight cotton batiste, linen, lawn, or muslin. Not suitable for knits.Supplies Needed:
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 28 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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.
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Please be sure to leave a comment and thank Shari!
Loved LIttle House on the Prairie series. I thank you for a chance to make one if their dresses. I thank both of you for being so generous!!
Love this simple but elegant historical dress pattern, thank you.
Great pattern for dressing an American doll in yesterday clothes. Thanks Betty
Thank you for sharing. I have enjoyed my previous Thimbles and Acorns patterns. May God bless you richly.
Click on Thimbles and Acorns (in Blue) it will take you there.
How do you get the pattern????
Can’t wait to start on this one! Thank you very much for sharing your pattern!
Thank you so much, Shari — can’t wait to try this!!
Thank you so Much Thimbles & Acorns!
My first Friday freebie, what a marvelous pattern by a talented designer. Absolutely LOVE it. Thanks
I have been wanting to make this dress for The Girls for All Time dolls. Thank you :) so much for making this pattern available. I appreciate your generosity.
Thank you so much! Very nice!
Thank you!!! I love the details on this pattern!
Thank you so much. I love all your pattens your work is fantastic.
Thank you !
Thank you so much. I loved the Little House on the Prairie books when I was a child and then the television show as an adult.
Thank you so much…. I loved the Little House books when I was a girl…. This pattern is so sweet!
Thanks so very much for the generous free pattern offer, Shari and Cinnamon. I love the attention to authentic detail of the Thimbles and Acorns patterns and I’m thrilled to see a free pattern featured for the lovely A Girl For All Time dolls.
Thank you so much for your generosity It is very much appreciated
Thank you so very much.
These dresses are so beautiful. I’m thrilled that this pattern has options for both 16" and 18" dolls—-can’t wait to make them! Thank you so much Sheri and Pixie Faire for sharing :)
Thank you so much for the free pattern
I love the 1880 era. These dresses are just beautiful. Thank you Sheri and Pixie Faire!
Oh thank you, thank you. I’ve been wanting this pattern because I loved reading Little House On the Prairie books as a young girl and I just bought a Girl for All Time doll that I want to sew for, as well as sew for all our American Girls. I really like your Thimbles and Acorns patterns. Very clear directions and the patterns go together very nicely. Thank you very much for your generosity..
thank you so much for this lovely dress pattern. cant wait to start making it . thank you again .
Thank you so much!!!
Thank you so much. I love this pattern! : )
Thank you so much, I love the pattern!
Thank you sooo much!
Just bought the “Morgan” horse at Target a couple of weeks ago for up coming daughters birthday. This is a wonderful dress pattern and now I need to re-read the books again. The “Long Winter” was actually my favorite! I appreciate all the free patterns, but I am especially excited about this one.
Thank you soooo much! What a beautiful dress!
So cute thank you so much
Thank you so much for this lovely pattern, so nice from you. My french girl doll will be very pretty.
Thank you for this lovely pattern – can’t wait to try it!!!
I remember watching the series on TV and I loved it! Thank you for the history and the pattern.
I am looking forward to making my SA Girls one each at least. Thank you very much for this pattern.
So pleased for this era. A lovely one to have in my collection.
A simple but lovely pattern for this era. Thank You LiddleFashions.com
This is one of the cutest patterns I have seen for the dolls.
Thank you so very much for such a wonderful pattern.
What a wonderful pattern – thank you for your generosity.
What a generous offer! The pattern is darling. Thank you so much!
You are so generous, Shari! The Carrie Dress is already in my possession, now I am so excited to have the Mary & Laura Dresses as well. Watched the whole series of Little House on the Prairie because I read all Laura’s books as a child. Bless you!
Sweet! Love the dresses
Thank you for this pattern. Can’t wait to make it
Thank you for your generosity. The dresses look fun for our dolls to wear. Thanks again!
Thank you so much! I love making period type clothes for my dolls! They are
very interesting way of making the dolls look totally different from the more modern
clothes look on them. Thanks a again for this offering.
THank you so much for the freebie. I love the pattern!!!
Thanks a bunch!! Can’t wait to get it made!! Ilove the outfits for the dolls for the ones that the kids see on tv and like for their dolls Is this show coming back? I saw the items in doll size for sale on a website, wagon and all!
What a wonderful freebie!!! thankyou so much!
Yes thank you so much Shari, that is very nice of you, cant wait to making these beautiful dresses.
Thank you so much Shari, for this wonderful pattern. I loved the Little House books growing up as well as the TV series. I can hardly wait to get it!
Love this shop!
I love “Little House on the Prairie”!. Thank you for the pattern.
Thank you for this lovely dress pattern.
Can’t wait to make it. Thanks so much.
Thank you for the free pattern, my granddaughter will love to make.
I purchased and made this dress in the blue check and another in the red check for my granddaughter’s Christmas gift. She loves Laura Ingalls wilder so she was thrilled to bits. Although the construction is not uncomplicated, the perfectly drawn pattern and concise directions made it go together very easily. Her “Mary” and "laura
Hi Shari. Thank you for the free pattern. It looks great. Kind regards.
I love this dress, could see it in many colors -yellow, pink, purple. Thank you so much for the Freebie Friday patterns.
Thank you for the free pattern. My granddaughter will love it.
Oh my, thank you so very very much
I love all of your patterns and I am so delighted with this new one for this Friday. Thank you so much for your generosity. God bless you. Thank you again so much again Karen
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Thanks OODLES, Shari, for your generosity.
I have several of your other patterns – one of my dolls is wearing your amazing Bustle Dress right now!
We all LOVE “Little House on the Prairie” and have shared the stories with my granddaughters. They will be delighted with the Mary and Laura dresses – thank you SO much!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful patterns. I have been happily sewing away. My husband bought me a new sewing machine for x-mas because of all the free patterns I’ve been getting. Thank you Shari for being so generous and sharing your pattern with us all
Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern!! Ms. Shari
I have found the love of sewing once again with/for my granddaughter and Macee( my AG doll) and Ava (her AG doll)
Thank you for such a lovely pattern.
Thank you – will make this soon – like historical patterns
Oh my goodness! I have been wanting this pattern for a long time. Thank you so much! I grew up with the Little House books and am right now reading Little House in the Big Woods to my own little girl (age 5). Maybe making one of these dresses can be a project for us :D
Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern. My grand daughter loves “prairie dresses” as she calls them. Looking forward to making one for her doll. Freebie Friday is such a generous program. Thank you Cinnamon and Pixie Faire.
So kind of you…thank you.
Thank you for offering us this pattern. The Little House On The Prairie were my favorite books as a kid. I will still watch re-runs of the TV show when knitting. I love the authencictity!
What an adorable little dress- Thank you so much- love your patterns
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
ravissante robe j’adore vos modèles toujours élégant et original c’est un plaisir de les réaliser
un merci pour ce cadeau
bonne journée paulette
Très joli, j’adore.
Thank you so much Shari for this lovely free pattern. Thank you Pixie Faire!
Lovely pattern. Looking forward to making it. Grand Merci Shari.
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Love, love, love?
I already have the gingham in my fabric stash and am thrilled to be offered such a wonderful pattern to use it. Thank you Shari for your wonderful gift. Thanks to Cinnamon for providing the place to share this pattern. It’s much appreciated.
I love the designs. Can’t wait to make the dresses. Looking forward to more designs of Thimbles and Acorns.
I love your patterns. What a treat this is for all of us. Thank you so much, Shari.
I love your patterns. What a treat this is for all of us. Thank you so much, Shari.
Thank-you, Shari for sharing with us this lovely dress pattern.
Love this pattern.I was a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan and have read all of her books.thank you for this beautiful pattern which I already have and will be makig as soon as my great granddaughter starts school in 2 weeks.
Thank you for the pattern. I love these dresses. I always loved The Little House Series on TV.
Thanks you so much for this nice pattern.
Oh what pretty little dresses. Reminds me of little house on the prairie. Thank you so much for your talent and a beautiful pattern.
Thank you so much for offering this pattern. I love the pioneer era and Little House on the Prairie, so this pattern will be extra special to be able to make!
I adore the Thimbles and Acorns line! Thank you Shari, for the gift of this lovely pattern. Now the hunt begins for the perfect fabric.
I am thrilled to try this pattern! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I just love Little House on the Praire. I watched it regularly in the 1970’s when it came out. So generous of you to let us have this pattern. Great to see something different instead of Modern Day clothes. I love the historical clothing lines. So much fun and so educating. Thank you !
August 25, 2016