January 14, 2019

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Mix & Match Monday - Enter To Win! (January 14-21, 2019)

Hi everyone, 

Enter To Win! Which Look Is Best? Vote Now!

The question is simple, which look is best? 

This week's contest is featuring a darling set of patchwork dresses made by Karen Lorraine as the prototype pieces featured on the cover of the Les Souvenirs 18" doll clothes pattern. Which style do you like best? Be sure to vote to help us decide which look is best and be entered into the giveaway to win both of these dresses! (Note - dolls and props are not included in the giveaway)

More About the Outfits:  This giveaway includes one dress with two "Mix & Match" accessory sets, one pink and one blue! The base layer is a gentle unlined underdress made in a lightweight white cotton fabric. A ruffle at the dress base complements the look, while a clean neckline and back closure finish off the dress nicely.  The darling finishing pieces feature elastic-waisted pantaloons, followed by a gorgeous bonnet with a lined brim, and a classic patchwork pieced pinafore style apron. Pair each set with the underdress to create either a pretty pink ensemble or sweet blue look! 


 

 

Make It Today: Like the look and want to make your own? Click the image below to get the pattern.

  

  

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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Get to know Karen Lorraine Watts (in her own words):   "Hi, I’m Lorraine from “Karen Lorraine Design.” I design for various doll sizes from American Girl to the little dolls. I’ve always loved dolls and never really had any as a little girl. My sister and I had soft toys instead, as dolls were too expensive back then. I still remember getting my first Daisy doll and what a massive moment that was J. (She was an ice-skating doll whose feet I nibbled despite me being 8 years old at the time!) When I started sewing about eight years ago, it was great to discover the current world of dolls and Pixie Faire. I loved taking Pixie Faire’s Design and Pattern Academy classes, and it is an honour to finally be a designer for a company I had admired for many years. Creating patterns is a long process with a lot of different stages. It is so rewarding to see an idea come to life and to see what customers do with my patterns. My favourite dolls are American Girl, Pullip, and Blythe. Away from designing, I am busy with family matters (including my 9-year old niece, and my parents in separate Rest Homes), and in my spare time I enjoy photography, art, road trips, and walking."

 

Visit the Karen Lorraine Design pattern collection today! 

Inquiring Minds Want To Know...

Q: What's your favorite food? 
Lorraine:  I tend to go in “phases”. Then I have too much of my “current phase” and never have it again for months! I also really enjoy garlic. (No vampires here.)

Q: What's your favorite tv show or movie?
Lorraine: I loved the early seasons of “Once Upon A Time”. The costumes were great and the storylines were uplifting (and made you believe in miracles). I also thought Robert Carlyle (who played Rumple) was outstanding. “When Calls The Heart” is a programme I really like currently. I also like “The Amazing Race”.

Q: Coffee or Tea??
Lorraine: Coffee, especially first thing in the morning.

Q: Where's your favorite place to shop? 
Lorraine:  Online

Q: What inspired your brand name?
Lorraine: “Karen Lorraine” are my first two names. I am named “Lorraine” after my Dad’s sister (who died when she was 3). My parents liked the name “Karen” too and felt that Karen Lorraine flowed better than Lorraine Karen. Being called by my middle name has caused some difficulties over the years, for example with medical and school records, but now I like how it sounds.

Q: What is your dream vacation? 
Lorraine:  I would love to go on a cruise near Antarctica (and to Elephant Island and other Shackleton areas). I would love to see the Polar Regions from afar, as I love reading about ice and it fascinates me. I’d love to see the penguins too. I would also like to go to China and Russia, and…. I’d really like to go to an American Girl shop (with lots of money to spend there). Happy dreams :)

 

We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - which look is best! And be sure to thank Lorraine for giving away such a cute outfit!

Thanks everyone,

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Christine  Brenneman
Christine Brenneman

February 08, 2019

I prefer Blue Bonnet mostly because blue is one of my fav colors.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 29, 2019

The blue bonnet is the best and thank you Lorraine.

Marianne Hulst
Marianne Hulst

January 23, 2019

I can’t really choose, both are lovely. If I have to, I guess that I would go with the pink.

Mary
Mary

January 21, 2019

Both are beautiful. I prefer the pink ouyfit. Thank you for donating the beautiful clothing!

Janet Hilliard
Janet Hilliard

January 21, 2019

Awesome Giveaway

Crystal Bennett
Crystal Bennett

January 21, 2019

I think the blue one is cutest but I do love both!!!

Nancy
Nancy

January 21, 2019

I love the blue! Thanks so much for offering these beautiful outfits.

Angela M
Angela M

January 21, 2019

Both beautiful…I like the blue. Thank you

Cleone
Cleone

January 21, 2019

The pink…so femanie.

Ginger
Ginger

January 21, 2019

The Blue is my favorite. So pretty.

Angela
Angela

January 21, 2019

The pink one is my favorite! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

Kenny
Kenny

January 21, 2019

Blue Blue! I’ll go for the blue.

Lori Anderson
Lori Anderson

January 21, 2019

I like the blue version best. Thanks for creating this cute design Lorraine! It reminds me of Holly Hobbie who I loved as a little girl.

Jan
Jan

January 21, 2019

Both are lovely, but I prefer the pink one.

Kristen H.
Kristen H.

January 21, 2019

Thank you Lorraine for creating such beautiful patchwork dresses! The outfit I think looks best is the “Pink Bonnet” one. Once again, thanks for designing such nice patchwork dresses.

Peggy
Peggy

January 20, 2019

I like the pink outfit best -cute and feminine. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Connie
Connie

January 20, 2019

I love the blue one. Blue is my favorite color.

BRENDA ALESCHUS
BRENDA ALESCHUS

January 20, 2019

I LIKE THE PINK ONE BEST. IT LOOKS SO GOOD ON THE DOLL. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. I LOVE THIS SITE

Rajee
Rajee

January 20, 2019

Love the Pink

Kassey
Kassey

January 20, 2019

Really like both of them but the blue takes it

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 19, 2019

Blue!

Pattie
Pattie

January 19, 2019

Both are beautiful, however, the blue one has more contrast to it. I pick the blue one.

Joyce Nather
Joyce Nather

January 19, 2019

Like bith but tired of pink.like blue best.

Sandy Stave
Sandy Stave

January 19, 2019

Love the look of the 1970’s Holly Hobbie, the rag dress-wearing little girl wearing the giant bonnet. Brings back memories! I’m glad she has not been forgotten. If I recall, the blue outfit is the most original (??), but I love the pink bonnet version best!
Thank you for recreating an almost for gotten doll!

Karen Carroll
Karen Carroll

January 19, 2019

I, too, love the blue!

Mary
Mary

January 19, 2019

What a difficult choice !! But I go with the blue.

Mary
Mary

January 19, 2019

What a difficult choice !! But I go with the blue.

Clarissa Moore
Clarissa Moore

January 19, 2019

Thanks for the cute design! I like the pink the best but the blue does temind me of Holly Hobby.

Caroline
Caroline

January 19, 2019

They are both so adorable! I, especially, love the pink. Thank you, Lorraine! 💗

Anita
Anita

January 18, 2019

The pink is very pretty but my favorite is the blue outfit.

Sue
Sue

January 18, 2019

Both outfits are pretty but my favorite is in blue.

Michele Green
Michele Green

January 18, 2019

Pink is my favorite color, so I like the pink one best

Cathy
Cathy

January 18, 2019

I like the pink one.

Lori
Lori

January 18, 2019

I like the pink one. The colors go together very well.

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

January 18, 2019

I am going to have to go with the blue outfit she has on. I could not make out the
pink outfit, it was too bright, I could not see it properly. But that was OK, I do not
like PINK in anything. But the blue was just fine!!!

Jeanne
Jeanne

January 18, 2019

My favorite is the blue. It’s a lovely pattern!

Ingrid
Ingrid

January 18, 2019

Love the pink and the Little House on the Priarie.

Robyn
Robyn

January 18, 2019

Thank you Lorraine!

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

January 18, 2019

I like the brightness of the blue outfit.

Kathy
Kathy

January 18, 2019

I like the brightness of the blue material, but I voted for the pink outfit. The softness of the color is just more appealing to me.

Patti Z
Patti Z

January 18, 2019

Blue is my favorite color but I have to vote for the pink one. The pink color makes the outfit and bonnet look delicate.

Robin
Robin

January 18, 2019

So excited to see this! My niece is having twin girls and something like this would be great to make. I chose pink, but both are adorable. My girls love the “Little House on the Prairie” look growing up with there dolls. My grandkids will be getting this item made soon. TY

Margery
Margery

January 18, 2019

I like the blue because I love all different shades of blue so I could mix and match those colors in this design

Christina Hawkins
Christina Hawkins

January 18, 2019

Love the pink outfit!

Lori Pratt
Lori Pratt

January 18, 2019

The Blue Bonnet is my favorite! I love the contrasting colors that stand out! So fun and vibrant!

Denise
Denise

January 18, 2019

I really love the pink outfit as it reminds me of the Holly Hobbie doll I had as a child.

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 18, 2019

I like the pink bonnet best. Thank You Karen Lorraine.
Marilyn

trishia
trishia

January 18, 2019

these outfits are both just adorable!!!!!!!!!! it was soo hard to choose one

June Jenness
June Jenness

January 18, 2019

I have 3 girls soooo I would have to say I really enjoy the pink bonnet …thanks for the chance to win 😘

frances
frances

January 18, 2019

I like both colors but I love the blue it is so bold and bright.

Connie
Connie

January 18, 2019

Both are cute but I like the blue best.

norma
norma

January 18, 2019

I like them both but the blue is best.

Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill
Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill

January 18, 2019

Love the Pink Bonnet!! 💕

France
France

January 18, 2019

I like the blue better.

Mary Fitzmorris
Mary Fitzmorris

January 18, 2019

Blue Bonnet is my pick of the two.

Kate
Kate

January 18, 2019

My favorite is the “Pink Bonnet” because I have 4 granddaughters that would love this pattern !

Teresa-Jo
Teresa-Jo

January 18, 2019

The more vibrant color blue highlights the quilting design. It reminds me of “Holly Hobbie”.

Marjorie Brown
Marjorie Brown

January 18, 2019

Lue is. Y favorite color but in this outfit I like the pink
Diane Smith
Diane Smith

January 18, 2019

Blue is my favorite color, so I picked blue bonnet

Shirley
Shirley

January 18, 2019

Definitely the blue – I made myself a summer dressing gown 50+ years ago out of Hollie Hobbie material – and yes I still have it and wear it occasionally. Have a cloth doll to make up the same.

Caro
Caro

January 18, 2019

Even though I am pink girl through and through l like the blue outfit as well…thanks

Janice
Janice

January 18, 2019

Love the pink one

Chris
Chris

January 18, 2019

I voted for blue because it is more striking and being a natural redhead ( a long time ago ) I’ve never been very fond of pink, although it is rather cute. I can see from the beautiful scenery on your page that you hail from down south in NZ … I am from the Waikato (up north) but have a son living in the Otautau/Tuatapere region of Southland, so I do visit from time to time. I love it down there too.

Ceiligh
Ceiligh

January 18, 2019

The Blue Bonnet reminds me SO much of Holly Hobbie!

Lockie
Lockie

January 18, 2019

Both are beautiful, PINK is the best one!

Judy
Judy

January 18, 2019

These are more than adorbs! They are inspirational! Not only gorgeous but such a sweet way to use “scraps.” thanks so much to sparking my own creativity with yours, Karen!

Cheryl N
Cheryl N

January 18, 2019

Thank you for this delightful pattern Lorraine/ I really like the blue one

Cathy
Cathy

January 18, 2019

Both are pretty, I like the softer look of the pink though.

sue
sue

January 18, 2019

Both are darling but like the blue one best! Have made my nieces outfits like this in the 70’s! All so cute!

Marcia Thompson
Marcia Thompson

January 18, 2019

The pink one.

tamela
tamela

January 18, 2019

Definitely the Blue – so reminiscent of the Holly Hobby doll my daughter loved in the late 70s and early 80s. I think her daughters would love this.

Linda
Linda

January 18, 2019

Pink is my favorite color, but I think the blue in this outfit is beautiful!

Michelle
Michelle

January 18, 2019

Blue

Angel
Angel

January 18, 2019

Love the pink!!!

Carrie Lancon
Carrie Lancon

January 18, 2019

I love the Blue Bonnet Thank you Lorraine

Marilee
Marilee

January 18, 2019

Oh, it’s the blue bonnet…blue bonnet…blue bonnet!

Renee
Renee

January 18, 2019

Reminds me of Holly Hobbie. I made 2 full size of this outfit for my 2 nieces back in the 1970’s. Wonder if they kept them, they were a lot of work! But so cute.

Annie
Annie

January 18, 2019

I love the blue set best. One of my favorite artists is Holly Hobbie, and the blue set is the perfectly classic look of Holly Hobbie’s girls of the 1970s.
Thank you Lorraine for these generous offerings!! I’ll have to buy a copy of your pattern!!

Jenny
Jenny

January 18, 2019

I like the blue one better.

Bonnie
Bonnie

January 18, 2019

I love both but because it is winter the pink brightens the day.
Thank you for sharing your talents and brightens my day

Detra
Detra

January 18, 2019

I like the blue collection best because it looks like my spare bedroom done in the Original Holly Hobbie done for all my granddaughters……I have 9!! What an addition this outfit would make in decorating!! <3

Linda
Linda

January 18, 2019

Since blue is my favorite color, obviously I think the blue outfit is the best!

J
J

January 18, 2019

Blue!!!!!

Pat
Pat

January 18, 2019

I love them both, but I think the blue is more age appropriate.

Dorothy
Dorothy

January 18, 2019

They are both great. Love the color of blue in the bonnet, but not the super dark patches in the dress, so have to go with the pink for the overall outfit. Lorraine, you are so talented! Thank you for offering this.

Kathy O
Kathy O

January 18, 2019

I have so much pink and red that I’m going with the blue! It really stands out .

Kathleen
Kathleen

January 18, 2019

I like the blue a little bit better! Thanks!

SusanAnn Sheidy
SusanAnn Sheidy

January 18, 2019

beggars can’t be choosy I love them both! Pretty, pretty, pretty pink.

Cora
Cora

January 18, 2019

The blue one pops with color. The pink one looks washed out, but it may just be the photography or computer that washed it out.

moi
moi

January 18, 2019

Love the blue — more traditional

Jennifer P
Jennifer P

January 18, 2019

Blue is adorable

Cynda
Cynda

January 18, 2019

I like the pink more but think that the blue actually looks the best. The are both adorable. Beautiful work & creativity.

art
art

January 18, 2019

Tots awesome makes great pioneer outfit for playing dolls

Darlene
Darlene

January 18, 2019

I adore pink. Pink feels pretty. It just stands out and says I’m here.

Susan
Susan

January 18, 2019

I like the blue better as it has some different colors, the pink alone looks bland to me. I like them both but would choose Blue for the differentiation in color

Beaj
Beaj

January 18, 2019

Both are lovely but I’ll say Blue..:)

Diana Geiger
Diana Geiger

January 18, 2019

They are both cute but I think I like the pink on best.

Christine S.
Christine S.

January 18, 2019

I love the blue outfit.

Patricia
Patricia

January 18, 2019

I am definitely a Fan of old fashioned outfits. The contrast in the blues is far more stunning, and besides that it is my favourite colour. I always enjoy these kind of projects. Thank you for designing it for us.

Kristy
Kristy

January 18, 2019

Both of them are pretty, however blue is my choice.

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