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.
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Thank you so much Heidi for the lovely pattern….I look forward to more…
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.
Thank you, Heidi Mittiga. Your pattern looks lovely and I appreciate your kindness in sharing.
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.
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.
Thank you sew much!
Thank you!! I just love the historical patterns and this one is adorable!
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.
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
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!
Thank you. I look forward to making this dress. I love history.
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!!!
Thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern. It’s a good way to celebrate our American history.
Thank you! Nice looking pattern
what a lovely pattern. Thank you.
I love the dress! can’t wait to try it. Thank you for a precious historical dress!
Love your patterns. Thank yu
I love your historical patterns and own several. So appreciate your kindness in sharing this wonderful pattern.
I really like this pattern. It has so many lovely details. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful Historical pattern.
Oh when can I start this wonderful pattern!
It’s a beautiful dress would like to try it
Thank you so much for this historical pattern. It is a beautiful pattern and such a wonderful story. Thank you Heidi and pixie faire.
Thank you so much for the pattern for this beautiful dress, can’t wait to try it.
Thank you for the free pattern, I love the dress.
What a beautiful dress!
You are so talented. Thank you for the lovely pattern.
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.
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.
Thank you so much for the lovely pattern!
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?
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.
Lovely dress! Can’t wait. Thanks for the free pattern.
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
Thank you so much for this beautiful heirloom…
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!
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!!
Thank you so much! I’ll enjoy sewing this dress and introducing my granddaughter to Betsy Ross. Your generous heart is much appreciated.
Thank you Heidi and Pixie Faire so very much for the gorgeous pattern.
Love it and thank you. Love the era styles
This is a beautiful pattern! Thank you ever so much for your generous offer. Tomorrow suddenly seems so far away!
Want to thank you for such a special dress .
Thank you so much. Love the historical patterns.
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.
Very cute dress. Thank you for letting us get it as a Freebie Friday.
I love it! Thank you :) My Felicity doll will look beautiful in it :)
Thank you so much! It’s a beautiful dress!
Thank you, I love it!!
Thanks Heidi, It’s beautiful.
Thank you Heidi for your generosity….and thank you Pixie Faire for your Freebie Fridays!
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.
What a charming pattern. So flattering to the soft bodied doll!
Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. I have some really old fabric I would like to make one out of.
Thank you, thank you! This is a beautiful classic pattern. I will check out the rest of Heidi’s patterns.
Beautiful pattern. Thank you
Merci beaucoup pour cette robe historique
j’aime beaucoup merci
was für ein wunderschönes Kleid! Vielen Dank…
Thank you Heidi and thank you Pixie Faire. It is like opening a Lucky Packet each week. Thank you!
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!
Lovely! Thank you.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful new pattern. I look forward to creating a Betsy Ross style dress.
I love this pattern!
So pretty! Thank you!
Great historical piece
Great historical piece
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!!!
Love this, can’t wait to try to make it
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!
This is a beautiful dress! I can’t wait to see the full pattern! What a treat, thank you so much!
Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful dress!!
This dress is a gem! Thank you for generously sharing it this week!
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.
Love this dress
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!!!!!
Thank you so much Heidi, you are so talented!
This looks great!
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.
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.
Thank you so much , I really appreciate it!
Great pattern! Thank you!
Love the historical outfits! This one is lovely. Thanks for sharing it!
Thank you so much!
Beautiful, can’t wait, thanks!
Wow! Thanks so very much! It is gorgeous!
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!!
Looking forward to making this historical dress. Thank you so much for this gem!
Thank you flossie potter beautiful dress madame
Thank you! How exciting to be offered such a beautiful dress.
love love love
Thank you! Super excited to get this beautiful pattern on Friday!
Beautiful. Thank you.
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.
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!!