Meet Guylaine Picard, Designer of Perles & Rubans

Get To Know Guylaine, The Designer of Perles & Rubans!

About Perles & Rubans: Perles and Rubans offers a range of doll clothes sewing & knitting patterns on Pixie Faire, catering to various doll types including 18-inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation, Newberry Stella & Finn; 14-15 inch dolls such as WellieWishers, Ruby Red Fashion Friends, and Hearts For Hearts Girls; and 16-inch dolls like A Girl for All Time. The patterns encompass a diverse array of fashion styles, from casual wear to themed costumes & cultural attire, ensuring options for different occasions and tastes.

One notable feature is the bilingual instructional content provided in both French and English, making the patterns accessible to a wider audience. This dual-language support enhances the usability of the patterns for sewers comfortable in either language, promoting ease of use for international customers.

Here's a sampling of patterns. Browse the full Perles & Rubans catalog today!




Enter To Win Two Little Flowers Dress Samples!

Enter To Win: This week's giveaway includes two sample garments, made by Guylaine, of the Little Flowers Dress to one lucky winner! The pink plaid dress  for 18" dolls comes with coordinating white bloomers and a knitted purse. The grey/purple dress, for 14.5" WellieWishers dolls, comes with white bloomers and a tiny white knotted purse too. 

Would you like to win these dresses? Be sure to follow the prompts in the contest widget to be entered into the giveaway to win both of the items! (*Note - dolls are not included in the giveaway)

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One person will receive the Little Flowers Dress Samples Giveaway Prize. You can enter once or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increasing your chances of winning.

Please review all Terms and Conditions on the giveaway page before entering. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons, it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island.

This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire. Not endorsed by or affiliated with American Girl®.

 

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Get To Know Guylaine (In Her Own Words)

"My mother taught me the basics of sewing when I was in elementary school. At the time, she made all the clothes that my sisters and I wore herself, and I think it was important to her that we knew how to sew too.

Between 16 and 20 years old, I found store-bought clothes uncomfortable and preferred to sew my own clothes... but university eventually took up all my time and I only sewed for small projects: a curtain here, a Halloween costume there.

And then I had two children, two adorable little girls who loved playing with their dolls. Dolls who had very particular desires: "Mom, Emma wants to be astronaut…” “Mom, Malorie needs a swimsuit…” “Mom, Mali wants to dress up as an elephant for Halloween…”

So, quite naturally, I took out my old sewing machine to satisfy these very demanding dolls. At first, I was cutting into my daughters old clothes, simply making the models smaller, then I came across the Pixie Faire website, and it was a revelation.

For two years, I created so many clothes that my daughter's dolls must have more than the entire family combined! And since these dolls were always full of ideas, I started modifying patterns... then simply creating new ones.

With my husband's encouragement, I offered my patterns to Pixie Faire and, over the past three years, creating new patterns has become my favorite activity even though my daughters are now too old to play. The 27 dolls (!) who share our house whisper their desires directly to me... and they are always just as demanding and full of ideas."

Inquiring Minds Want To Know:

Q: What inspired your brand name?
Before I had kids, one of my hobbies was making beads necklaces, and since I made a lot of them, I decided to sell them. So I needed a brand name. As I used a lot of beads and ribbons in my creations, my husband suggested this name “Perles (beads) and Rubans (Ribbons)”. Even though I don't make necklaces anymore, I still loved the name, and I'm sure that one day I'll make a beautiful pattern that includes beads and ribbons.

Q: Is there a new hobby, craft, or skill you’d like to learn?
I would like to do cosplay for dolls! I would like to know how to use thermoplastic (Worbla) to make armor, corsets, hats, masks and all kinds of accessories... anything that would allow me to create heroes and fantastic characters.

Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
To create time. I am a French as a first language teacher in high school, and therefore always overwhelmed by corrections that I bring home. I find that there is never enough time in a day, a week, a month or a year to do everything I want to do.

Q: What’s your favorite flower or plant?
I like artificial plants! They are the only ones who survive my inattention.

Q: Who is your favorite doll?
It is very difficult to choose between Freida, a Ruby Red Fashion Friends whom the children renamed Alicia, and Christi (now Fiona), a Paola Reina Las Amigas. The first is always elegant and graceful, and the second is terribly cute, with her little “not as calm as I seem” look.

 

Leave a Comment Below!

We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us which Perles & Rubans pattern design you love most!

Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team


87 Comments

Charlotte
Charlotte

July 13, 2024

I think Ruffle Truffle is my favorite pattern—so feminine, and with so many possibilities! I hope it’ll be available in the 14-15" size soon (although I do also have American Girl dolls, too, but these days I do more with the Ruby Red dolls).

Kristina S
Kristina S

July 12, 2024

I love this little flower dress. It’s so girly!

Mary
Mary

July 12, 2024

I love the Little Flowers dress pattern. It reminds me of when my daughter was small and I made her little dresses like that. I have both 18" and 14" dolls.

Jackie
Jackie

July 12, 2024

Mary Helen MacGregor in 14" size is my favorite. I wonder where I could find a to-scale tarten, preferably one I’m related to. But I’d love to try. My Sara doll is watching you.

Laura Kolofer
Laura Kolofer

July 12, 2024

I love the Scottish and Irish dance patterns. So detailed and authentic.

Nanette
Nanette

July 12, 2024

I love all the patterns, especially anything with ruffles or historical. Learning to sew at 12 in school and continuing to teach myself when I was young, also making drapes and curtains for the home. The last 6 years I’ve sewn mostly for my 2 granddaughters’ American Girl dolls and my Wellie Wisher. They too request certain clothes and Ashlyn, the Wellie Wisher is the demanding one! Lucky she’s cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lynn Kuitems
Lynn Kuitems

July 12, 2024

I think the Plaid Dress is adorable with the accessories. I also really like the swim suits that are so cute and modern, modest, stylish!

Charlene Teeters
Charlene Teeters

July 12, 2024

I love your passion and creativity! I had the same type of childhood with most of my clothes being made by my mother. It created a desire to do the same as I was growing up. My grandmother encouraged and helped me make clothes for my dolls, which I still have and passed on to my granddaughters. Then Pixie Faire inspired me to make more for their American Girl dolls. I love your embellishments on the dresses…so cute!

marrigje Barnard
marrigje Barnard

July 12, 2024

I am completely in love with this pattern. I would make multiple for my fox in different colors. Would look so pretty on her.

Pam
Pam

July 12, 2024

Wow! I was a teacher also, then a college instructor, but not in French. Mainly biology, chemistry, math, reading, basic English, and Secondary and Higher Education. That took up about 44 years of my life, but now I am retired and can sew! I tested one of your patterns, in fact, the 18 inch pattern that you are offering as a prize. I must say, yours is much nicer!

Jennifer
Jennifer

July 12, 2024

I like the fabric and the little details of the flowers. Super cute.

Cathy
Cathy

July 12, 2024

these dresses are so adorable

Cathy
Cathy

July 12, 2024

These dresses are adorable!

Marsha
Marsha

July 12, 2024

I have several of her patterns. I especially love the Scottish designs as I am really enthralled by Outlander.

Tabitha olson
Tabitha olson

July 12, 2024

The McGuire dress is adorable. I can actually see this dress on my dolls!

Debbie
Debbie

July 11, 2024

So many cute patterns – I like the swimsuit pattern -

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

July 11, 2024

I like the Dubliner Irish Jig Dress, and I like that the patterns are available for both 18" and 14" dolls.

Bev
Bev

July 11, 2024

I love any/all of the historical/cultural patterns

Sandra
Sandra

July 11, 2024

What an adorable dress, love to win it.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

July 11, 2024

I love the Mary Helen McGregor dress pattern.

Sandy
Sandy

July 11, 2024

Little Flowers Pattern – Love the idea of the overskirt sewn over the dress!
And, love the clever sleeve variation.

Anne
Anne

July 11, 2024

Love the Irish dress – I am Irish all the way!

norma
norma

July 11, 2024

Recently got my first Ruby Red doll. Will make a wardrobe for her. Would you write phonetically how to pronounce your name.

designdreamer
designdreamer

July 11, 2024

The Fantasy Viking duo as well as the Legendary Dragon Guardian patterns look very interesting as well as fun!!
Joanne
Joanne

July 11, 2024

So Cute!

Sharon
Sharon

July 11, 2024

Love the colors! Beautiful

Jenni Rose
Jenni Rose

July 11, 2024

Wow! What wonderful and varied patterns! I like the Irish Jig dress!

Jackie
Jackie

July 11, 2024

There is such a variety to choose and so unique but I think the Legendary Dragon Guardian pants, etc shows a look that can be used on the beach.

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

July 11, 2024

I love the Little Flowers dress. It is so cute!

Julie Kirby
Julie Kirby

July 11, 2024

I like the variety of styles represented in the patterns. My daughters have always loved cosplay so it’s fun to be able to make smaller versions for their dolls and having patterns like these is so helpful.

Jeri
Jeri

July 11, 2024

Great costume patterns but my favorites are Ruffle Truffle and Fall Hike. Thanks for such a great variety!

Marilyn Jean Stephens
Marilyn Jean Stephens

July 11, 2024

Very talented I love these patterns.

katy
katy

July 11, 2024

I LOVE the ruffle truffle pattern!

Toni P.
Toni P.

July 11, 2024

I love the Dubliner Irish Jig dress and the Andalusia dress. They are so cute, and I can see myself making both of them.

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

July 11, 2024

Love the Andalucia dress. Thank you for a chance to win the two cute outfits.

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

July 11, 2024

Love the Andalucia dress. Thank you for the cute give-a-way outfits.

Sam
Sam

July 10, 2024

Such cute patterns, love the McGregor Dress

Kelly Ercoli
Kelly Ercoli

July 10, 2024

J’étais prof de français aux États-Unis ! Je préfère “The Dubliner” parce que ma fille a étudié la danse irlandaise. Quelle jolie robe !

Kathy  m
Kathy m

July 10, 2024

Love the Irish jig dress and the shawl pattern

Bridgette Shippy
Bridgette Shippy

July 10, 2024

I like the Mary Helen McGregor ,and the Legendary Dragon Guardian patterns

Rebecca
Rebecca

July 10, 2024

Such a cute girly dress! I am sure would be an instant favorite for my nieces. : )

Martha
Martha

July 10, 2024

I like the pants for the Legendary Guardian pattern the best. They look really comfortable yet have a flair and unique look that dresses them up so they would be worn for anything.

Sandra
Sandra

July 10, 2024

Such sweet little dresses; I especially love the detail and finishes!

Nancy
Nancy

July 10, 2024

I am most intrigued by the Mary Helen MacGregor pattern. All,of the pieces can be used separately for themes such as steam punk, colonial cape, and super heroine.

Marilu B
Marilu B

July 10, 2024

These outfits are GORGEOUS!!!

Janet
Janet

July 10, 2024

I really like Mary Helen MacGregor. Love the details.

Janet
Janet

July 10, 2024

I really like Mary Helen MacGregor. Love the details.

sheila
sheila

July 10, 2024

Such a wide variety! I love the Irish jig outfit; looks very authentic.

Gail
Gail

July 10, 2024

The patterns are all neat. I like Summer in the Pool.

Lyn K
Lyn K

July 10, 2024

Very different patterns. The Irish dance costume is on my wishlist. It will be a gift for my great niece when she takes her dance lessons. This little 6 yr old saw a similar costume which inspired her to try out for dancing.

Cheryl Clarke
Cheryl Clarke

July 10, 2024

I love your patterns they are beautiful love these two patterns

Chris
Chris

July 10, 2024

Like the variety of styles and the fact they include some for 14.5” dolls.

Glenda
Glenda

July 10, 2024

I love very the pink plaid. The ruffles and bloomers are adorable!

Michelle
Michelle

July 10, 2024

I like the different period costumes that you make. What a great variety. My favorite is the Mary Helen MacGregor because I am part Scottish.

Teresa
Teresa

July 10, 2024

Lovely looking patterns/ I have not used one of her patterns yet, but her knitting paterns almost make me want to learn how to knit!

Karen
Karen

July 10, 2024

I really like these patterns. Love the ruffles and trims!!

Debra Luecke
Debra Luecke

July 10, 2024

Love all these patterns. So many choices and . Hard to decide what to make first.

Dori
Dori

July 10, 2024

Oh my—those ruffled dresses and the cute swimsuits.

winifred turner
winifred turner

July 10, 2024

Love the dress very pretty the pink is my favourite certainately make you look twice xx

Laura
Laura

July 10, 2024

So many fun patterns. My favorite is Mary Helen MacGregor. I love that it is available for both the American Girl and Ruby Red dolls. The Scottish shawls and Dubliner Irish Jig are also wonderful

Margaret
Margaret

July 10, 2024

Beautiful patterns! The Viking themed patterns caught my eye, so creative!

Mardelle
Mardelle

July 10, 2024

Your patterns have so much variety! Love them.

Jan Baar
Jan Baar

July 10, 2024

Darling Pattern!!!

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

July 10, 2024

I think the Legendary Dragon Guardian is so creative. The Little Flowers pattern is new to me. May need to look at it!!

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

July 10, 2024

Oh I love the Mary Helen MacGregor Pattern! I love this designer’s period designs. So nicely detailed!

Katherine
Katherine

July 10, 2024

Love your attention to details and ease of use.

Maureen W.
Maureen W.

July 10, 2024

I really love the Ruffle/Truffle! Thank you! for the giveaway. Goodluckeveryone!

Maurine
Maurine

July 10, 2024

My all-time favorite pattern is the Legenary Dragon Guardian. It is so awesome. Definitely a talented designer. Can’t wait for her to add more patterns for an 18" doll.

Patti
Patti

July 10, 2024

I like the style of patterns like the ethnic ones. Very cute and look very authentic.

Mollie Bradford
Mollie Bradford

July 10, 2024

The Legendary Guardian patterns are so versatile for historic, fantasy, or modern fashions.

LAURIE
LAURIE

July 10, 2024

Summer In The Pool is the one for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa
Lisa

July 10, 2024

I have my favorite, the Legendary Guardian patterns, on my Wish List!

kelly
kelly

July 10, 2024

I love the Irish dance dress pattern. I made dresses for my Irish dancer’s dolls to match.

Bev
Bev

July 10, 2024

The Ruffle Truffle dress is so cute. It is a nice clean design and looks easy to make

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

July 10, 2024

The Irish Jig pattern is darling!! Perfect for a little girl who does Irish dance and wants her doll friend to match.

HELEN THOMAS
HELEN THOMAS

July 10, 2024

All your patterns show great imagination, but I just love the Ruffles and the bloomers on the Little Flowers, love to give it a try.

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

July 10, 2024

I love the designs of Guylsinr. They are really cute. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.❤️😘💋

Sarah
Sarah

July 10, 2024

They are all beautiful but I like the Mary MacGregor ones

Larie Chandler
Larie Chandler

July 10, 2024

I love the simplicity of your patterns. Great directions.

Sue
Sue

July 10, 2024

Such a delightful array of patterns. I adore the Viking outfits and the MacGregor ensemble. Lovely to have different doll sizes as well.

Barb
Barb

July 10, 2024

Just saw all the cute ruffles on the dresses and I can’t wait to get mine. I will be using a lot of different materials and making a bunch of these darling dresses.

Barbara
Barbara

July 10, 2024

I really like the Dubliner Irish Jig Dress! It’s so authentic!

Heidi
Heidi

July 10, 2024

I have bought only the Little Flowers 18" pattern so far and am looking forward to sewing the dress. I love its ruffles.

Connie
Connie

July 10, 2024

I love the Little Flowers pattern. The sleeve variations add a special touch.

NancyB
NancyB

July 10, 2024

I love that these patterns evoke a different flair……..especially Ruffle Truffle, Mary MacGregor, Scottish shawl, A night in the cabin, Dubliner Irish Jig….!

Constance
Constance

July 10, 2024

I have the Scottish shawl pattern and just love it

Christine Cooley
Christine Cooley

July 09, 2024

Haven’t seen the Little Flowers pattern before; don’t know how I missed it. Would love to try it.

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