August 17, 2016

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Freebie Friday (Aug 19, 2016) Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

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). 

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.

 

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:
Dress and Skirt ~ 2/3 yard (2/3 m) 45-inch wide fabric.
Handkerchief ~ 4-inch (10.25 cm) square.
 Note: Fabric amounts are generous; most items can be cut from leftover pieces of fabric.
  
Notions: Thread, 2/3 yard 1/2-inch (12 mm) wide flat lace, 1/2 yard 1/4-inch (6 mm) wide ribbon, small decorative button to secure the ribbon at the front neckline, six 3/8-inch (9 mm) flat buttons for the back closures on the dress and underskirt (small snaps or hook and loop tape can be used if preferred). 

    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.

    Take A Closer Look:

    Please be sure to leave a comment and thank Shari!

     


    57 Comments

    Sue Ellen
    Sue Ellen

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you for this dress pattern. I loved the Little House on the Prairie books as a child. I always imagined my grandmother as Laura because she was born in the 1890’s. She also became a one room school teacher when she was very young. I started sewing on her Singer treadle sewing machine. How I loved making that old thing sing. I so wish I had it today. I hope I can do the pattern justice in honor of my grandmother.

    Lisa L
    Lisa L

    August 17, 2016

    How lovely and how generous of you

    Julia
    Julia

    August 17, 2016

    Looking forward to Friday. You are a favorite designer. The attention to detail and the clarity of your instructions make for great sewing and a quality outfit. Thank you for sharing with us!

    Libby
    Libby

    August 17, 2016

    Thimbles & Acorns is my absolute favorite! I bought a couple of Shari’s patterns several years ago. The attention to detail in her designs is beyond amazing! I also read and loved all of the little house books, so this is a very exciting pattern for me. Thanks Shari & Cinnamon for your generosity.

    Julia
    Julia

    August 17, 2016

    Gorgeous dress. Hopefully I will get one made.

    GinniB
    GinniB

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you for designing and sharing this pattern. I have been wanting it for a long time, but was so tied up making basic wardrobes for my 4 great nieces when I had time to sew, I fecided this had to wait and knew if I had the pattern c I would HAVE to make it

    Jo L.
    Jo L.

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much. It’s very sweet of you to make this pattern available for all of us to enjoy,.

    Jo L.
    Jo L.

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much. It’s very sweet of you to make this pattern available for all of us to enjoy,.

    Pam L
    Pam L

    August 17, 2016

    Just started sewing for my granddaughter’s AG doll. She’ll love this pattern! Thank you!

    Suzanne
    Suzanne

    August 17, 2016

    Thanks for the great pattern!

    Glenda
    Glenda

    August 17, 2016

    Can hardly wait for Friday! The Little House on the Prairie books are my granddaugher’s favorite books! Thank you so much.

    Sandy
    Sandy

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you Shari. The beauty of sewing these outfits for my grandaughters dolls has been the special time we all have together talking about these beautiful clothes. I have one grandaughter who has learning disabilities and the clothes are an incentive for her to do a reading program with me daily. Thank you for your generosity. This will be a big hit. God bless you.

    Gloria
    Gloria

    August 17, 2016

    I can’t wait until Friday. So excited about this pattern. Looks like so much fun to make. Thank you for making this pattern available to all of us. :)

    Grace
    Grace

    August 17, 2016

    Fantastic!

    Kathy Pellenz
    Kathy Pellenz

    August 17, 2016

    Thanks so much— I have most of your patterns, but not this one. Your generous gift will be so appreciated!

    bev
    bev

    August 17, 2016

    so generous of you ! Thanks so much. I have lots of checked gingham and will have fun using it. Blessings to you!

    Mary Ann Barrett
    Mary Ann Barrett

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much! I am a Little House fan! So having this pattern wil be a big boon to me! Have a Blessed Day!!!

    bev
    bev

    August 17, 2016

    so generous of you ! Thanks so much. I have lots of checked gingham and will have fun using it. Blessings to you!

    Patty G
    Patty G

    August 17, 2016

    So kind of you to share with us!! Little house was my favorite show as a child. Can’t wait for Friday!!

    Denise
    Denise

    August 17, 2016

    I love Thimbles and Acorns and Shari Fuller – thank you so much for your creativity and generosity! I have purchased Thmbles and Acorns patterns before and they sew up beautifully with clear instructions to follow.

    Many thanks!

    Fay Engel
    Fay Engel

    August 17, 2016

    Thanks for your generosity.

    Julie Barlocher
    Julie Barlocher

    August 17, 2016

    Wow, thank you Sharon for such an amazing pattern for free. And thanks to Pixie Faire for bringing it to us. Can’t wait for Friday!!!!

    Connie Brown
    Connie Brown

    August 17, 2016

    This is exactly the type of dress I want to make for my doll!
    Thank you!!

    Roben
    Roben

    August 17, 2016

    oh I love it can’t wait to make it

    Karen Hawkins
    Karen Hawkins

    August 17, 2016

    I love the Ingalls dresses. So many thanks to Shari for this pattern

    Vanessa
    Vanessa

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you Sheri, I cant wait to use this. Im going to make my cousin a thanksgiving dress for her doll. Thanks again.

    Dianne Rynne
    Dianne Rynne

    August 17, 2016

    Many thanks, Shari, for your generosity! This is not the first pattern you have made available to us, I know.. Your historically accurate designs are delightful.

    Kathy H
    Kathy H

    August 17, 2016

    Love this pattern . So cute . Thank you

    Kim
    Kim

    August 17, 2016

    I love all the patterns on pixiefaire. I have made alot of them even ordered some patterns. I’m waiting for my daughter in law to show me how to make up a page so I can show what I have made. !!! Looking forward to Friday. I have just the material to make some of these dresses. I have two grand daughters who love them as well. Happy sewing everyone!!! And thank you in advance for the freebie fridays !!! <3 <3

    Lisa
    Lisa

    August 17, 2016

    I love this! I have been wanting this pattern. I love anything to do with Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    Mary Montecalvo
    Mary Montecalvo

    August 17, 2016

    Oh Shari thank you so much. I can’t wait to use this pattern. This is so generous of you!

    Elaine
    Elaine

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you. What a great addition to a dolls wardrobe. You are very kind.

    Georgia
    Georgia

    August 17, 2016

    So generous of you and so kind, thanks so much!

    Liza
    Liza

    August 17, 2016

    I love this!! Thank you for this freebie. I have a cousin who just loves Little House on the Prairie. I’ll make a dress and show her. :)

    Amruta Tengase
    Amruta Tengase

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much.

    Jim
    Jim

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you for the historical dress pattern!

    Deb
    Deb

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you Shari, for your generosity
    Looking forward to making these cute little dresses

    Marian
    Marian

    August 17, 2016

    Wow, this has been on my wishlist forever! On a fixed income things move slowly. It is so generous of you to share this lovely pattern. Thank you so very much.

    Angela
    Angela

    August 17, 2016

    Wow, thanks so much! I grew up watching “Little House on the Prairie” and have loved the pioneer days ever since. Thanks for making this pattern available!

    Hilary
    Hilary

    August 17, 2016

    I can’t wait to play with this pattern. Thanks!

    Kelly
    Kelly

    August 17, 2016

    This is a great pattern, Shari! It is very generous of you to share it with everyone. I already have it and can honestly say it is fantastic and easy to create. I made it for a friend’s granddaughter for Christmas. She took one look at it and said it reminded her of her favorite book series, “Little House on the Prairie.” She put it immediately on her AG doll. And it was a perfect fit. Then she pulled out out a vintage style blouse and put it on the doll with the underskirt. She was so tickled. She said it was like getting two different outfits in one. Both ways of wearing it looked authentic on the doll. Because I made the outfit in blue gingham, she said it was just like Laura would have worn. I wish you could have heard the quiet awe in her voice. It totally choked me up. Remembering the smile on her face still warms my heart. All because of your wonderful pattern. Many thanks! Everybody — you are in for a real treat!

    Patricia Bridges
    Patricia Bridges

    August 17, 2016

    I was 5 when my grandmother gave me sewing lessons. She still used a pedal sewing machine. She taught me to use the material scraps from the dresses she made for my 3 older sisters and myself to make doll clothes. I have enjoyed making doll clothes whether sewn or crocheted.

    Cheryl R
    Cheryl R

    August 17, 2016

    Wow – this is such a sweet pattern. Thank you!

    sandra dozier
    sandra dozier

    August 17, 2016

    thank you for the pattern.they are great and easy to follow.

    Debbie
    Debbie

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you Shari! My daughter is grown now but loved the Little House series….I can’t wait to surprise her, thanks to your generosity!

    Lorraine M
    Lorraine M

    August 17, 2016

    I always enjoyed the Ingalls family on TV. Those shows were truly family entertainment. Thank you so much for Freebie Fridays!

    Macy
    Macy

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much for this. I love your patterns and the backstories

    margaret
    margaret

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much for this offer. It is so very kind of you Shari – and thank you Pixie Faire

    Linda Chretien
    Linda Chretien

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much I am looking forward to making a few for our dolls..

    Hazel
    Hazel

    August 17, 2016

    I too can remember my grandmother sitting at the sewing machine making quilts. It was a privilege watching her be so committed to her labors of love. Shari, thank you for reminding me of my own treasured memories and for sharing your own labor of love. The Laura Ingalls Wilder dresses are very cute. Thanks again for everything.

    Victoria Masteller
    Victoria Masteller

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you Sharon, I enjoy reading your newsletter and love your patterns. They always turn out well. Great directions.

    Monya
    Monya

    August 17, 2016

    What a beautiful pattern, thank you!!

    Helen
    Helen

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you so much! The Long Winter is my favorite Little House book!

    Linda
    Linda

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you for the lovely pattern. I look forward to sewing it soon.

    Sylvia
    Sylvia

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you Sharon, looking forward to making this beautiful pattern.

    phyllis
    phyllis

    August 17, 2016

    I am so excited and thankful to receive this gift. Thank you Shari

    Diana D
    Diana D

    August 17, 2016

    Thank you Sharon for such a lovely pattern.

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