August 05, 2019

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Mix & Match Monday - Enter to Win! August 5th-12th

Hi everyone, 

Enter To Win! An original Thimbles and Acorns outfit designed to fit 18-inch American Girl® dolls!

This week we're changing things up a bit! Instead of showing you one look two ways we're highlighting one variation from the "A Piece Of History" pattern designed to fit 18-inch dolls! Be sure to use the entry form below to be entered into the giveaway to t!his beautiful custom 15th-century outfit! (*Note - dolls and props are not included in the giveaway.)

 

The giveaway includes:

  • The 15th Century Early Renaissance Dress: This beautiful custom outfit was made as a prototype piece for the "A Piece Of History" pattern. It features a two-layered design, long sleeves layered under elbow-length puff sleeves and a long flowing length. It has an empire waistline and is accented beautifully with a gold rope waist tie!

Make It Today: Like the two looks that we've created and want to make your own? Click the images below to check out the patterns available.    

              

Vote Now & Enter To Win: You enter through the entry form that is embedded on this page and appears just below this paragraph, if you don't see it, be sure to visit the page from your desktop or an alternate browser such as Google Chrome. It may not appear on all mobile devices. The complete rules and entry details appear on the entry form. This is not a comment contest - in other words, leaving a comment on the bottom of this page is not an official entry method. The only required entry method is to vote in the poll to help us decide which look is best. One person will receive the outfit. You can enter once, or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increase 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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Visit the Thimbles and Acorns pattern collection today!

Get to know Shari Fuller... Shari has two pattern collections on Pixie Faire, Thimbles and Acorns, her original brand - and after years of collaborating with designer Eve Coleman on the Keepers Dolly Duds Designs brand, Shari is now the owner of that brand too. Each brand brings a unique look to historical designs in a beautifully detailed way. 

More About Shari (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. In November of 2011, I wrote my first pattern. Eve was the first one to take me up on the offer to test it. We quickly struck up a friendship and before long we were collaborating in our pattern making journey. Working with Eve these past seven years has been a privilege and a delight and I am honored to be able to bring Keepers Dolly Duds Designs to Pixie Faire!


Inquiring Minds Want To Know...

Q: What's your favorite food?
Shari:  Just about every day I like to have a Granny Smith Apple with peanut butter and chocolate chips...  It's the ultimate one-dish meal. The peanut butter and apple make a great healthy lunch (it's homemade peanut butter by the way) and the chocolate chips are a built in dessert.  My absolute favorite food is homemade pizza... because it is pure romance.  My husband and I have been making it every Friday since we started dating... 34 years ago!   It's become a Fuller Family tradition.

Q: What's your favorite tv show or movie?
Shari:  Return to Me.  My husband and I tend to sing through the whole movie because it has great background music and the story brings out the romance.

Q: Coffee or Tea??
Shari:  Water... I drink a lot of water.  Hot water in my favorite mug in the winter helps keep me warm and cold water in my favorite water bottle keeps me refreshed in the summer. 

Q: Where's your favorite place to shop? 
Shari:  Walmart, it's convenient (because I'm not particularly fond of shopping) AND my daughter works there so most everyone there knows me as "Jackie's Mom"... and treat me like a celebrity.

Q: What inspired your brand name?
Shari:  Thimbles and Acorns was inspired by my daughter who became infatuated with the story of Peter Pan when she was three years old.  The thimble and acorn were the "kisses" that Peter and Wendy exchanged.

Q: What is your dream vacation? 
Shari:  A tour of Israel and Egypt.

 

We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us what period of fashion history you love best! And be sure to thank Shari and the Pixie Faire team for giving away this beautiful outfit!

Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Krista C
Krista C

August 16, 2019

No Mix ’n Match Monday this week?

rosemary
rosemary

August 12, 2019

i love history& all of your designsare so pretty .it is hard too pick one

Grannie Frannie
Grannie Frannie

August 12, 2019

Once again, a lovely outfit! Thanks for the opportunity to win it. I find the “roaring twenties” and “flapper” era interesting fashions.

Eileen S
Eileen S

August 12, 2019

I love historical fashions! Especially those from the 17th, 18th, and 19th century! Thanks for the fun giveaways!

Ruth LYONS
Ruth LYONS

August 12, 2019

My favorite time in fashion history would be the 1950s. I love the Poodle Skirts, the Saddle Shoes, and the Strapless Prom Dresses with the layered skirts. Thank you Shari and Pixie Faire for another fashionable giveaway.

Jenni Rose
Jenni Rose

August 12, 2019

Thank you Shari for such a beautiful outfit! The color is so wonderful it will look good on everyone of my dolls (and I have a lot!).

Kristen H.
Kristen H.

August 12, 2019

Thank you Shari and the Pixie Faire Team for creating such a gorgeous outfit featuring the 15th Century Early Renaissance Dress! I really love how nice, yet simple the outfit is! Anyway, the fashion time period I like best is Modern Day due to the fact that today’s fashions are inspired by the fashions of many different decades over the years and I like being able to wear fashions that are eclectic like that. Once again, thanks for making such a pretty outfit featuring the 15th Century Early Renaissance Dress. And thanks for the fantastic opportunity to win!

Cheryl
Cheryl

August 10, 2019

I love the fashions of the forties. I don’t know why they just appeal to me. I do know they look very feminine.

Denise
Denise

August 10, 2019

I just love the fashions from the forties.

Krista c
Krista c

August 10, 2019

I love it! Thanks, Shari and Pixie Faire!
The Renaissance is actually one of my all-time favorite fashion eras. I also like the 20’s.

Melissa
Melissa

August 09, 2019

The 15th Century Early Renaissance Dress!

Kittie
Kittie

August 09, 2019

Thank you for the opportunity!! I love the Fifties – actually I love all costumes and I’m always on the look out for more patterns. Thanks again!!

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

August 09, 2019

Renaissance has always been one of my favorite dress periods.
There are so many different ways to make a dress beautiful. And
the other part of this that I adore are the beautiful headdress that
they used to come up with.

cath
cath

August 09, 2019

The Regency Period has lovely graceful gowns and it’s the period of my favorite author, Jane Austen. I have several of the Regency patterns for my dolls. I am hoping some will show up for some of my dolls that are more mature, like the 11.5" and 16" fashion dolls or the slimmer dolls like BFC. They would look gorgeous in them. Happy stitching!

Cynthia
Cynthia

August 09, 2019

Thank you for the giveaway! I enjoy sewing for all periods of history and especially love your patterns.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

August 09, 2019

I really love the diversity of patterns available on Pixie Faire. Anything for my dolls interests me. These period patterns have amazing detail work. They are all beautiful!

Cheryl N
Cheryl N

August 09, 2019

Thank you Shari & the Pixie Faire Team. It is difficult to select a favourite period when there are so many beautiful patterns for all eras to choose from. I do have a soft spot for the 70’s o if really pushed I will have to pick that period (then again …… Georgian? or perhaps ancient greek? No, only one so lets gamble with the 70’s.

Sarah B
Sarah B

August 09, 2019

Thank you for the giveaway. I like all time periods, don’t have a favorite.

Brisja
Brisja

August 09, 2019

Thank you all for the lovely giveaway! I think my favorite clothing time period for doll patterns is Colonial/Revolutionary War.

Jeanne
Jeanne

August 09, 2019

Your patterns inspire me!

Sue
Sue

August 09, 2019

thanks to Shari and the Pixie Faire Team. I like colonial period.

Amanda
Amanda

August 09, 2019

I prefer modern-ish style, or the simple dress of other decades because that’s what the girls like so much & they get excited to dress their dolls like they do, or want to! fun costumes are interesting to them too!

thank you!

Joy
Joy

August 09, 2019

Thank you for such beautiful patterns. Truthfully I have yet to see a single pattern at pixiefaire I haven’t liked. They are all amazing. My fav would have to be the Victorian era and the 50’s I think.

Brittany
Brittany

August 09, 2019

This pattern is such a clever idea!
And the dress so beautiful!

LizT
LizT

August 09, 2019

Beautiful dress. I especially love Victorian clothes. My daughter and I have been watching Victoria on PBS and loving the costumes. Thanks.

Orlie Severson
Orlie Severson

August 09, 2019

I have always loved Dolls and now I am making clothes for my Grand daughter thanks to your patterns. I am in love with ALL of your patterns. Some day I will have them all. Easy to make and fun to make.

Marilyn
Marilyn

August 09, 2019

I like the 50s clothes best. Thank You Shari and The Pixie Faire team.
Marilyn

Carol
Carol

August 09, 2019

Thank you for your generosity. The styles in the variety of time periods are all extremely beautiful, making a choice impossible but will select the 18th century as my favorite.

dolores
dolores

August 09, 2019

I just like all of the Thimbles and Acorns patterns.

Tara
Tara

August 09, 2019

I love it!

Becky
Becky

August 09, 2019

Thank you for this brilliant pattern. My favorite period is the American Revolution. I am drawn to Williamsburg and this time in history. Outlander has become my obsession. I love to learn more about Scotland and the clans in the 1740’s. I love the wardrobes for the time. The characters also spend time in France during these years and the dresses are gorgeous. Shari, I appreciate your designs and your beautiful finished products.

Annie
Annie

August 09, 2019

So Sweet! Sew Simple! Lovely!

Connie
Connie

August 09, 2019

I love most time periods. I like seeing things that I have never seen before.

Tanya T.
Tanya T.

August 09, 2019

I would love to win this dress to use on a doll when I book talk historical fiction for adult women’s book groups! So many great titles would go with this outfit!

Barb B
Barb B

August 09, 2019

Love, love, love Eve & Shari’s designs and the way they have made history come alive! And thank you Cinnamon, for bringing them to us! I love the 40s clothing as I was born right in the middle of it! My mother was a private secretary after my Dad died and I can still remember her glam wardrobe…complete with hats and gloves. I also remember my little 50s dresses & my 60s teen outfits! So many of them have shown up in these ladies’ collections….THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE LOVE!!

Lori
Lori

August 09, 2019

I like the Victorian time period. I also like pioneer.

Pamela W
Pamela W

August 09, 2019

This was so hard – I could not choose just one. My favorites are American Colonial (1770s), 1920s and Renaissance. They are so different, it’s just too hard to choose one. There is simplicity in the every-day wear of the Colonial era with the complexity for fancier attire of layers and undergarments that make some Colonial sewing more like Renaissance. For Renaissance, there are the variety of styles from England to France to Italy. The 1920s is a favorite era for the new appearance of shorter hemlines, dropped waistlines and desire of ladies to have a more boy-ish figure. Lovely hats to complement the dresses and then flamboyant flapper outfits with lace and fringe. For the 1920s, it’s more about the trimmings since the basic garment styles are straight lines.

Suzi
Suzi

August 09, 2019

thank you Shari and the Pixie Faire team for another sweet giveaway. I like the future of fashion best – seeing what designers and wearers come up with that is new.

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 09, 2019

It’s so hard to pick a favorite fashion era. Regency, as others have mentioned, is beautiful in its simplicity and would still be comfortable. I also love the glamour of 1930s gowns, though obviously the majority of.people.in that era were not wearing them. And early 1960s resonates most with my personal style.

Thank you for offering the giveaway! Shari is a wonderful tour guide through fashion history.

Mary R.
Mary R.

August 09, 2019

My favorite time period is the seventies. I love Shari’s patterns and outfits.

Brenda McElwain
Brenda McElwain

August 09, 2019

I love This Renaissance outfit and anything by Shari. My favorite period is the fifties.

Andrea
Andrea

August 09, 2019

I LOVE THIS GOWN!!! One of my FAVORITE time periods is the Renaissance!

Marcia
Marcia

August 09, 2019

This outfit is just lovely!

Michele
Michele

August 09, 2019

I like a variety of historical periods of dress. If I have to select one period of time it would be the 70s. Thanks Pixie Faire & Thimbles & Acorns for this giveaway.

sheila
sheila

August 09, 2019

soooo cure!

Renee
Renee

August 09, 2019

I like several time periods for historical fashion, so it’s hard to choose just one. I am fascinated with all the layers in the Renaissance period and the 1700’s and 1800’s. I love the history that goes along with the way people dressed. The 1920’s and 1930’s are when my dear mother was growing up, so I imagine her as a child wearing similar outfits. On her 90th Birthday I made her a 18" doll dressed as herself as a 10 year old girl in a 1930’s style dress holding an ice cream cone. Her father had owned 3 ice cream and penny candy shops. She was so surprised when I told her to go back in time in her memories and be 10 years old again…now open the present. Such fun! She loved the dressed doll. My parents were part of the “greatest generation” in the 1940’s, and very involved with World War II, again I imagine them in different situations and see old photos and sometimes want to dress my dolls to match. I was born in 1954 so I have great memories of special dresses I wore in the 1950’s. I love Thimbles & Acorns patterns because they are so well done, great directions and wonderful historical fashion facts. Shari makes it so interesting, and so we can envision our ancestors wearing these clothes. Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns and extra information. Keep up the good work and well researched patterns.

Paula
Paula

August 09, 2019

What a great idea. We are busy tracing back our family tree and this is the era we are in right now!

Linda
Linda

August 09, 2019

I love all the time periods and how they look on the dolls

Patricia Midkiff
Patricia Midkiff

August 09, 2019

The 17th century is my favorite.

Sophie T
Sophie T

August 09, 2019

I am a big, big fan of Sheri’s work and a huge fan of the 18th century and 19th century clothing. Her patterns are exquisite and always such a wonderful History lesson! This particular pattern is quite interesting in its simpliciy and variety! I love that you can achieve so much from those basic pattern pieces, and this dress featured for the giveaway is a wonderful example of what can be achieved from it.

Cathy
Cathy

August 09, 2019

70’s are my favorite period

Darlene Pruitt
Darlene Pruitt

August 09, 2019

I absolutely love this outfit. I love the Renaissance Period!!
Good luck everyone. Thank you ladies so much for all the wonderful give always.

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

August 09, 2019

Thank you Shari and Pixie Faire! The seventies is my favourite period.

Donna Deters
Donna Deters

August 09, 2019

I like all the outfit.

Feriba
Feriba

August 09, 2019

I love this style and already have lots of ideas for the pattern in all eras. Thank you Shari and pixie faire !

Michelle Eusebio
Michelle Eusebio

August 09, 2019

Another great design by Thimbles and Acorns! Great patterns and great thought has been put into each piece. A great person to watch and follow!

Cynthia C
Cynthia C

August 09, 2019

I like the 70’s fashions. Peace!

Linda A C
Linda A C

August 09, 2019

I like the 70s. Thanks for the contest.

Gail
Gail

August 09, 2019

I just love early colonial America and the 1800’s poineer.

Ava
Ava

August 09, 2019

I love 1940’s dresses. The silhouette is so simple and lovely, and they look much more practical than say renaissance, or even 50’s dresses, probably because the women who wore them were working, either for the war, or for their families while their husbands were fighting. I love the renaissance dress too though. It is beautifully designed and I love the colors! Thank you Shari and Cinnamon.

Colleen
Colleen

August 09, 2019

I love the Regency era, but actually each of the historical periods’ doll costuming has its own charm—they can visually transport you away from all the problems of the modern world! Thanks, Shari for your lovely work— Thimbles & Acorns & Keepers Dolly Duds are my two favorite pattern brands. (And I think I’ll try your favorite Granny/peanut butter/choc. chips lunch today—sounds yummy!)

Marian
Marian

August 09, 2019

Thank you for this versatile pattern. As a pattern drafter,myself, I truly appreciate a beautifully drafted pattern that just “floats” together.

Sandra Stuckless
Sandra Stuckless

August 09, 2019

I have been enthralled by the richness of the Renaissance clothing ever since I saw Franco Zefferelli’s Romeo and Juliet way, way back when I was a teenager. I paid (full price) THREE times to study the detail and design…and the story was nice too. LOL
And I love a versatile basic pattern that I can use many ways. Thank-you.

Cathie Clark
Cathie Clark

August 09, 2019

I love the 40’s and the Victorian styles. Beautiful clothing eras.

Nancy GOULET
Nancy GOULET

August 09, 2019

It so cute 😍

Brittany Tenney
Brittany Tenney

August 09, 2019

I love this versatile pattern!

Wendy Sparkman
Wendy Sparkman

August 09, 2019

I like fifties dresses.

Deborah
Deborah

August 09, 2019

I am soon turning 70 as I was born in 1950, so it has a special time in my heart! But everything you do or create, I love! Keep up the great work, forever? Ta, Deb

Gail
Gail

August 09, 2019

Love the Thimbles outfit!The Renaissance period had such beautiful clothes.

Ellie
Ellie

August 08, 2019

Your patterns are all so detailed and beautiful! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Toni C.
Toni C.

August 08, 2019

Thanks to Shari and the Pixie Faire team for this opportunity and for sharing your talents. I chose “other” because I like the 1700’s and 1800’s period clothing, especially the colonial period and the first half of the 1800’s, whether Regency or American Antebellum. Again, thank you and may God bless you richly!!

Shari L Kalous
Shari L Kalous

August 08, 2019

I like Victorian age style and old western days. I would dress that way today if I didn’t get stared at! lol

Barbara
Barbara

August 08, 2019

The Roaring 20s is my favourite!

Frances
Frances

August 08, 2019

Tahk you for your patterns, especially this one. I love the twenties best at the moment, but I also love Ossie Clark’s clothing of the sixties.

Kristina
Kristina

August 08, 2019

I love Renaissance, but 80’s is my favorite time period

Sandra
Sandra

August 08, 2019

Love this Thimbles and Acorns pattern. I’ve made the B.C, 20’s and Edwardian versions. I plan to make one or two adjustments to the short gown version for My daughter’s Josephine doll. Beautiful pattern, great designs…thanks!

Marie
Marie

August 08, 2019

Real nice and I love this doll in the 15th Century Renaissance outfit! She is a very pretty doll!! This outfit looks very simple to make and very quick to make!! Thank you Thimbles and Acorns and Pixie Faire for these very nice giveaways!!

NORA
NORA

August 08, 2019

This is a very lovely Renaissance dress and does not look difficult to make. Thank you for this design!

Islander_58North
Islander_58North

August 08, 2019

1910-1920 is my favorite time…the decade starts out elegant and ends up practical…skirts went up in the fall of 1915 and never really went back. Hard to get patterns for this time period.

Debra
Debra

August 08, 2019

BTW I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thimbles & Acorn patterns and own many of them.

Debra
Debra

August 08, 2019

I really love all the time especially renaissance and the 1940s. Thank you so much for this opportunity I really LOVE the outfit!!

Sandy Stave
Sandy Stave

August 08, 2019

Enjoyed meeting Shari Fuller and how she started sewing with her grandmother. Loved the 10 variations of this pattern on her pattern site. Thanks Shari!
Sandy

Jo
Jo

August 08, 2019

Renaissance is my favorite time period. Thanks for the giveaway!!

S
S

August 08, 2019

I like the fifties. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Rachel
Rachel

August 07, 2019

I voted for modern day, thanks Shari and the Pixie Faire Team!

Sandra L.
Sandra L.

August 07, 2019

Thank You Shari and the Pixie Faire Team! I love Renaissance or the older era’s as I’m not really fond of the ’80’s or 90’s.

Rena Walter
Rena Walter

August 07, 2019

Thank you Sheri and the Pixie Faire Team. Modern Day wears it best.

Ann
Ann

August 07, 2019

Thank you Shari Fuller and Pixie Faire! This pattern is quite an interesting idea. When it was first introduced, I had to see how you made it work in all the various Eras. Of course it does . . . which made me think even further regarding using it for various cultural themes: Fiesta-gather using bright thread, Greek top or dress-use a cotton sateen and add a belt, make some cut-out on the sleeves; Eastern Europe-add an embroidered placket down the front and the sleeves . . . and so it goes!

Jacque
Jacque

August 07, 2019

Thank you for providing this giveaway. This would be great for the Renaissance fair.

Heidi B
Heidi B

August 07, 2019

Beautiful dress! Thanks for providing this giveaway!

Ellove AG
Ellove AG

August 07, 2019

I love a lot of Modern Day clothes. Lea is a great modeling doll. Thanks for the patterns!

Linda
Linda

August 07, 2019

I don’t usually sew the older period clothes but I love the looks of them when others do it. Thanks, very regal looking…….

Gloria
Gloria

August 07, 2019

The renaissance is my favorite. Thanks.

Cristy
Cristy

August 07, 2019

I love your patterns. Thank you!

shannon
shannon

August 07, 2019

Thank you guys for such creative outfits! My favorite time period is the 50s.

Florence
Florence

August 07, 2019

Thank you Shari and Pixie Faire! I love the dress! I love seeing the development of fashion through the ages. There are things I love in each era and things I’m glad we no longer have to deal with in order to be fashionable. It’s also amazing to me to see the development of fabrics. We have so many gorgeous fabric choices today yet our ancestors were able to create beautiful clothing with very few choices. It’s just so much fun to learn about! Thanks again!

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 07, 2019

Lovely outfit

Cindie
Cindie

August 07, 2019

This is so cute & different, sure would love to have this

Melani
Melani

August 07, 2019

Love this outfit.

Dottie B
Dottie B

August 07, 2019

I like Renaissance best of the ones listed above. I really like to look at historical clothes to see how the changes in clothes, reflect the changes in technology and daily life. Of course the most beautiful clothes could only be afforded by the very wealth, but as time moved forwards, more and more people could afford lovely clothes. Clothes history is fascinating to me.

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