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

 


40 Comments

Carma
Carma

August 06, 2019

Thank you very much!

Sara
Sara

August 06, 2019

Love all the designs

Maureen W.
Maureen W.

August 06, 2019

15th Century? WOW, could you just imagine all the great things going on then. I love that period of history, but for personal attire, I love the 40’s and the 50’s….Thank you so much for giving a little bit of history ,within the patterns you design, Thimbles and Acorns, and (hugs) to the Pixie Faire Team….You all rock!!

Maureen
Maureen

August 06, 2019

I love Victorian fashion

Annlee
Annlee

August 06, 2019

I like Thimbles and Acorns patterns and have most of them.

Shannan Carothers
Shannan Carothers

August 06, 2019

It looks lovely

Deborah King
Deborah King

August 06, 2019

I love period customers he most. Your design bring history to life.

Sam
Sam

August 06, 2019

Very cute patterns all around

Lisa (Melissa) Crow
Lisa (Melissa) Crow

August 06, 2019

I love Thimbles and Acorns patterns — in fact, I have this one, though I haven’t had time to use it yet

Emma
Emma

August 06, 2019

I like dolls in 1700-1800 designed outfits.

EM
EM

August 06, 2019

My favorite are the 1940s and 1950s. It’s really hard to choose. They were so innovative for its time and so classy and elegant while being fun too.

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

August 06, 2019

I already have this pattern, but it never occurred to me to make a 15th century Renaissance outfit like this. The concept of the pattern is great and this outfit is spectacular.

Kathy
Kathy

August 06, 2019

I don’t sew a lot of historical clothes because I tend to prefer the more modern. Some I do like and this dress is one of them. I can see myself making this dress and trying out the different looks.

Kathy
Kathy

August 06, 2019

I don’t sew a lot of historical clothes because I tend to prefer the more modern. Some I do like and this dress is one of them. I can see myself making this dress and trying out the different looks.

sharon
sharon

August 06, 2019

I’ve been thinking about getting this pattern.

Jane Parks
Jane Parks

August 06, 2019

Thank you Pixie Faire. I like the Victorian period

Krynne
Krynne

August 06, 2019

Thanks much for sharing! I really love the Renaissance and have plans to make a few more dresses for my dolls as well :) Thank you again!

Ksenia
Ksenia

August 06, 2019

I love this dress, it’s so beautiful! My favorite period in fashion history would probably have to be medieval, but I also like Georgian, Regency, and Victorian…and that’s not even counting fashion history outside of Europe! XD I always have trouble picking just one time period!
Thank you for the giveaway!

linda lee
linda lee

August 06, 2019

Thanks for the giveaway – I love early 70’s but also Renaissance. I love reading all the Thimbles and Acorns pattern notes – learn something new (or old ) every time

Grandma Freckles
Grandma Freckles

August 06, 2019

For most patterns I like the mid-1900s, but for Thimbles & Acorn patterns I like the mid to late 1800s. I have most of this period patterns for Shari for both 18" & AGAT dolls.

Sheila
Sheila

August 06, 2019

I am currently liking the early medieval period for clothing,particularly the Viking clothes.I love all Shari`s beautiful designs and buy them all through Pixie faire which is the best place to find dolls clothes.Thank you very much.

Carol B
Carol B

August 06, 2019

I love the Regemcy era. bit ,u favorite fashions are from the 50’s. I learned to sew in 1956 and began making my own clothing, as well as some for my Mother.

Kay
Kay

August 06, 2019

Regency is my favorite Time period

Helen
Helen

August 06, 2019

I love this outfit! My favorite time period is the 70’s. But I really like all periods. Thank you so much Shari and the Pixie Faire team for such a lovely outfit!

Patti
Patti

August 06, 2019

My fav is the 1940’s. The styles are so romantic and classic!

Jordan
Jordan

August 06, 2019

Thank you for the giveaway

Sharon B.
Sharon B.

August 06, 2019

Love the beauty of your designs – they are so special. Thank you for your generosity!

Shannon
Shannon

August 06, 2019

So beautiful! I love this style of dress!!

Jennifer Kirkpatrick
Jennifer Kirkpatrick

August 06, 2019

I love all of Thimbles and Acorns patterns, but Renaissance is my favorite! Thank you Shari and Cinnamon.

kathy
kathy

August 06, 2019

I love thimbles andarcon pattern I dont’t have special era i love all pattern in collection of history

Denise Darby
Denise Darby

August 06, 2019

I love the forties and the Victorian era.

Margaret
Margaret

August 06, 2019

I can’t get enough of the TA patterns! So many ways to make them, the versatility and attention to detail is fantastic. Another winner.

Sue
Sue

August 06, 2019

I love Thimbles and Acorns patterns and the history lesson embedded in the instruction booklet. Another lovely outfit with such interesting methods to change up the time period of the costume. I love the Renaissance. Thank you so much for all the work you do.

Maurine
Maurine

August 06, 2019

Love the Fifties era. However, I like many of the other eras as well as the clothing designs are so unique and diverse in each specific eras.

jackie koepnick
jackie koepnick

August 06, 2019

Victorian era and most of the others thank you all for the time and effort that must go into these

designdreamer
designdreamer

August 05, 2019

Renaissance. No Regency. Oh I don’t know! They all have interesting/special elements!
Thank you Shari and Cinnamon.

CL
CL

August 05, 2019

Forties,thank you for the giveaway everyone!

Bridgette Shippy
Bridgette Shippy

August 05, 2019

Fifties,thank you to the pixie faire team and everyone!

Bridgette
Bridgette

August 05, 2019

Renaissance,thanks everyone!

Lori
Lori

August 05, 2019

Regency is my favorite time period.

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