February 22, 2017

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Freebie Friday (February 24) Help Us Spread The Word

Hi everyone,

On Friday (February 24th) we are highlighting the work of Heidi Mittiga, creator of the Flossie Potter patterns collection, by offering her brand new Betsy Ross Shop dress pattern for free. This beautiful dress pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls! This new pattern will be free one-day-only and then it will return to the regular price.

More About Heidi Mittiga and Flossie Potter Designs, (in her own words): It’s hard to believe that my first pattern, “Women of History: Susan B. Anthony” was published five years ago! Since then I’ve made patterns from other historical periods, a 1970s collection, modern fashions, and accessories. Because of the recent American presidential election and Presidents’ Week celebrations, I wanted to pay a tribute to Betsy Ross, the woman who was credited with creating the iconic early American flag with its 13 red and white stripes and circle of 13 white stars on a blue canton, known as the “Betsy Ross Flag.” So I created a new “Women of History” trilogy: the “Betsy Ross Shop Dress,” the “Betsy Ross Shop Apron & Cap,” and the “Betsy Ross Flag.”

More About The Betsy Ross Shop Dress Pattern: Betsy Ross was an upholsterer and seamstress who is credited with making the most-recognizable early American flag. The "Betsy Ross Shop Dress" is the third sewing pattern in the Flossie Potter "Women of History" series and contains a historical information page on this American folk hero. The dress is an everyday dress from the late 1700s, which we can envision Betsy wearing as she sewed her iconic flag. The bodice features a faux front placket with 5 tiny buttons, decorative bodice seaming, a low round neckline with ruffle, and center front waist point. The sleeves end in a point and are pushed up and tied in place so they will be out of the way while Betsy sews. The skirt portion is gathered along the sides of the waist, as was fashionable in the day.

Take a look at the pattern

We'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and thank Heidi!

If you make a cute outfit using this pattern be sure to share a picture using the #pixiefaire and on Instagram!

 


100 Comments

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

February 24, 2017

Thank You Heidi!!! I love the dress……….it is so pretty~! I can only imagine what it would look like on a real person, especially in her day. so awesom! Thank you for the lovely pattern!!

Sunny Gamble
Sunny Gamble

February 24, 2017

Thank you so much Heidi for the lovely pattern….I look forward to more…

Susan
Susan

February 24, 2017

tryed to get this weeks free pattern for the historical Betsy Ross dress. IT did not show as a free pattern for Feb.24 really wanted this. planned on getting the other parts to it.

Donna
Donna

February 24, 2017

Thank you, Heidi Mittiga. Your pattern looks lovely and I appreciate your kindness in sharing.

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Juanita Owenby
Juanita Owenby

February 24, 2017

I am intrigued with history and the women who helped build our country. Thank you Heidi and Cinnamon for splashing yet another work of art across the canvas of America. Adding this new dress would be an asset to my endless collection of dolls that I have created for 73 years. I get excited just thinking about having it as one of my very own.

Sue Vincent
Sue Vincent

February 24, 2017

Oh that is so cute. I love all the Flossie Potter patterns. I’m wondering if there will ever be any Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman patterns. I grew up in Colorado Springs and I just love her dresses.

Cheryle Bes
Cheryle Bes

February 24, 2017

Thank you sew much!

In the Hammock
In the Hammock

February 24, 2017

Thank you!! I just love the historical patterns and this one is adorable!

Elaine
Elaine

February 24, 2017

Thank you so much Heidi for such a lovely pattern. I absolutely love the Historical patterns for my dolls. So adorable that you have the Betsy Ross flag in another pattern as well. How cute. I know two girls both named Lydia who will be wanting this pattern on their dolls.

Marilyn
Marilyn

February 24, 2017

I wish I could contact you directly to let you know how much I love your patterns. I think I have all of them. Thank you for letting everyone enjoy you work.Marilyn

Donna
Donna

February 24, 2017

Thank you ! I just returned from a trip to Philadelphia over President’s Day weekend, and this seems very appropriate for my patriotic mood, especially after visiting the wonderful museums and exhibitions about the founding of our country! I look forward to sharing this with my granddaughters!

Vera T
Vera T

February 24, 2017

Thank you. I look forward to making this dress. I love history.

Donna
Donna

February 24, 2017

Thank you. Wish I had had this pattern
several years ago when my daughter was
doing a school report on Betsy Ross and I
had to make a Betsy Ross costume for
the doll. Maybe one of my granddaughters
will do a Betsy Ross report!!!

Wanda
Wanda

February 24, 2017

Thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern. It’s a good way to celebrate our American history.

jane
jane

February 24, 2017

Thank you! Nice looking pattern

Teena
Teena

February 24, 2017

what a lovely pattern. Thank you.

Phyllis
Phyllis

February 23, 2017

I love the dress! can’t wait to try it. Thank you for a precious historical dress!

Judy Chapman
Judy Chapman

February 23, 2017

Love your patterns. Thank yu

Susan
Susan

February 23, 2017

I love your historical patterns and own several. So appreciate your kindness in sharing this wonderful pattern.

Janice
Janice

February 23, 2017

I really like this pattern. It has so many lovely details. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful Historical pattern.

Karen Cook
Karen Cook

February 23, 2017

Very nice. I look forward to sewing it!
Dawn
Dawn

February 23, 2017

Oh when can I start this wonderful pattern!

Jean
Jean

February 23, 2017

It’s a beautiful dress would like to try it

Marcie
Marcie

February 23, 2017

Thank you so much for this historical pattern. It is a beautiful pattern and such a wonderful story. Thank you Heidi and pixie faire.

Susan Ramey
Susan Ramey

February 23, 2017

Thank you so much for the pattern for this beautiful dress, can’t wait to try it.

Marie W
Marie W

February 23, 2017

Thank you for the free pattern, I love the dress.

K James
K James

February 23, 2017

What a beautiful dress!

Cris White
Cris White

February 23, 2017

You are so talented. Thank you for the lovely pattern.

Karen
Karen

February 23, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful dress pattern with all of us this week.
Keep up the good work making such pretty patterns. God Bless You.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

February 23, 2017

What a wonderful historic dress pattern that you are sharing with us this week. Thank you to Heidi for the pattern and to Cinnamon for the platform to feature it.

Tonuia
Tonuia

February 23, 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely pattern!

Judi W
Judi W

February 23, 2017

I think your collections are great fun and since I’m finally getting back to sewing I definitely want to make this collection. Will the Apron, Cap and Flag be available for purchase on Friday?

Pati
Pati

February 23, 2017

Thank you very much for this beautiful pattern. It may require very bit of my limited sewing talent, but I am looking forward to the challenge.

Robin Wasner
Robin Wasner

February 23, 2017

Lovely dress! Can’t wait. Thanks for the free pattern.

Sandy
Sandy

February 23, 2017

Thank you Flossie! Historical fashions seem so complicated to me that I’ve never been tempted to sew. However, I’m so excited about this pattern, as Philadelphia native – I can’t wait to try this pattern. My great niece and her dolly will be so excited too.
Thanks again. Sandy

Jane Hierholzer
Jane Hierholzer

February 23, 2017

Thank you so much for this beautiful heirloom…

Myra
Myra

February 23, 2017

Love all the Flossie Potter patterns. I have a few and the directions are so easy to follow. Love all the historical patterns. Thank you so much Heidi for this adorable Betsy Ross dress. She was an early seamstress that did something for our country that we will always remember. What a wonderful tribute to her!

Norma
Norma

February 23, 2017

What a great way to celebrate our wonderful country and its Presidents. The dress is a creative way to embellish it with contrasting fabric for the center front panel. Thanks so much for all the free patterns and to Heidi especially for her talent and patriotism!!

Debbie
Debbie

February 23, 2017

Thank you so much! I’ll enjoy sewing this dress and introducing my granddaughter to Betsy Ross. Your generous heart is much appreciated.

Julie Barlocher
Julie Barlocher

February 23, 2017

Thank you Heidi and Pixie Faire so very much for the gorgeous pattern.

Maryann
Maryann

February 23, 2017

Love it and thank you. Love the era styles

JD
JD

February 23, 2017

This is a beautiful pattern! Thank you ever so much for your generous offer. Tomorrow suddenly seems so far away!

margie porter
margie porter

February 23, 2017

Want to thank you for such a special dress .

Kate
Kate

February 23, 2017

Thank you so much. Love the historical patterns.

Nancy
Nancy

February 23, 2017

Thank you

Rachel Baker
Rachel Baker

February 23, 2017

Thank you Heidi this dress looks fun to make and so pretty and I just happen to have some tiny flowery print fabric just waiting for this pattern Can’t wait to get it tomorrow.

Peggy
Peggy

February 23, 2017

Thank you!

Donna L
Donna L

February 23, 2017

Very cute dress. Thank you for letting us get it as a Freebie Friday.

Christie Bradley
Christie Bradley

February 23, 2017

I love it! Thank you :) My Felicity doll will look beautiful in it :)

Sue
Sue

February 23, 2017

Thank you so much! It’s a beautiful dress!

Deborah King
Deborah King

February 23, 2017

Thank you, I love it!!

Eileen Wiley
Eileen Wiley

February 23, 2017

Thanks Heidi, It’s beautiful.

Barbara J Gallagher
Barbara J Gallagher

February 23, 2017

Thank you Heidi for your generosity….and thank you Pixie Faire for your Freebie Fridays!

Line Savoie
Line Savoie

February 23, 2017

Thank you for giving me a opportunity to sew a era that I love. I just love the historical clothes because they are really very feminine even those for aldults.

Dianne
Dianne

February 23, 2017

What a charming pattern. So flattering to the soft bodied doll!

Linda H
Linda H

February 23, 2017

Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. I have some really old fabric I would like to make one out of.

Meg
Meg

February 23, 2017

Thank you, thank you! This is a beautiful classic pattern. I will check out the rest of Heidi’s patterns.

Mary
Mary

February 23, 2017

Beautiful pattern. Thank you

Eliane THALMANN
Eliane THALMANN

February 23, 2017

Merci beaucoup pour cette robe historique

Helene
Helene

February 23, 2017

Thanks!

paulette
paulette

February 23, 2017

j’aime beaucoup merci

Ursula
Ursula

February 22, 2017

Hallo Heidi,
was für ein wunderschönes Kleid! Vielen Dank…

Patricia McNeill
Patricia McNeill

February 22, 2017

Heidi, I want to thank you for this lovely pattern. I enjoy the historical styles. Also thanks to Pixie Faire for making this possible.
Susan Botha
Susan Botha

February 22, 2017

Thank you Heidi and thank you Pixie Faire. It is like opening a Lucky Packet each week. Thank you!

Twila
Twila

February 22, 2017

Thank you Heidi for the beautiful Pattern! It made me smile to bring the memory that I was Betsy Ross in an elementary school play….I totally forgot about it until just now. (Maybe sewing all those stars on gave me this sewing disease!) And I’m sure my dress was not dress was not so grand! Thanks a million!

HEIDI
HEIDI

February 22, 2017

Lovely! Thank you.

Fran Renton
Fran Renton

February 22, 2017

Thank you for sharing this wonderful new pattern. I look forward to creating a Betsy Ross style dress.

Mary H
Mary H

February 22, 2017

I love this pattern!

Pat
Pat

February 22, 2017

So pretty! Thank you!

Donna K
Donna K

February 22, 2017

Great historical piece

Donna K
Donna K

February 22, 2017

Great historical piece

MargeR (mer)
MargeR (mer)

February 22, 2017

Oh so GORGEOUS — LOVE this new pattern and I truly need to sew some historical dresses for our PC AG dolls — sure they’d be ever so thrilled to have new duds! :) Thank you, Heidi and Cinnamon & Pixie Faire!!!

Micheley
Micheley

February 22, 2017

Lovely!

Maureen
Maureen

February 22, 2017

Love this, can’t wait to try to make it

Martha
Martha

February 22, 2017

Beautiful pattern. I loved making historical dresses for my non-Barbie fashion dolls when I was a teenager. Your pattern could inspire me to sew for different dolls. Thank you so much for generously sharing your talent!

Sophie T
Sophie T

February 22, 2017

This is a beautiful dress! I can’t wait to see the full pattern! What a treat, thank you so much!

Diana
Diana

February 22, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful dress!!

PF Strong
PF Strong

February 22, 2017

This dress is a gem! Thank you for generously sharing it this week!

Mary Becker
Mary Becker

February 22, 2017

Somebody handed me a big box of flour sack material. They had no idea the history. I will use one of those sacks to make the dress.
Thank you Heidi for being g so generous.

cat rich
cat rich

February 22, 2017

Love this dress

Marilyn
Marilyn

February 22, 2017

Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I have several of you other patterns. I know the pattern will be great as every one I have purchased is. Great design, easy to sew and all the pieces fit. Can’t for Friday!!!!!

Angela
Angela

February 22, 2017

Thank you so much Heidi, you are so talented!

Grace
Grace

February 22, 2017

This looks great!

Clara
Clara

February 22, 2017

Can’t wait. Already have the material pulled out. Ready to get started. It has been a while since I have been excited about making a dress.
A very Big THANK YOU for sharing this pattern with us.

Anna
Anna

February 22, 2017

Hi mom! Another gorgeous pattern as usual. I wish I had half the creative talent and sewing ability that you have. I love you and am so happy that you are my mom.

Connie
Connie

February 22, 2017

Thank you so much , I really appreciate it!

Sonia Klein
Sonia Klein

February 22, 2017

Great pattern! Thank you!

Melinda Autry
Melinda Autry

February 22, 2017

Love the historical outfits! This one is lovely. Thanks for sharing it!

Lori
Lori

February 22, 2017

Thank you so much!

Lockie
Lockie

February 22, 2017

Beautiful, can’t wait, thanks!

Sherelyn
Sherelyn

February 22, 2017

Wow! Thanks so very much! It is gorgeous!

Robyn Brooks
Robyn Brooks

February 22, 2017

Oh my goodness. This is perfect for Felicity! My daughter’s first doll because she was a redhead (Pleasant Company didn’t do modern just like me dolls then.). Thank you!!

James H. Keck
James H. Keck

February 22, 2017

Looking forward to making this historical dress. Thank you so much for this gem!

Dora
Dora

February 22, 2017

Thank you flossie potter beautiful dress madame

bev
bev

February 22, 2017

thanks so much!
Karen Aris
Karen Aris

February 22, 2017

Thank you! How exciting to be offered such a beautiful dress.

Martha Wexler
Martha Wexler

February 22, 2017

love love love

Denise
Denise

February 22, 2017

Thank you! Super excited to get this beautiful pattern on Friday!

Elaine
Elaine

February 22, 2017

Beautiful. Thank you.

Marian
Marian

February 22, 2017

How wonderful is this? Not only did AG recently reintroduce Felicity but now you will be offerring an amazingly beautiful historic pattern. Thank you so much for your generousity.

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