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®.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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."
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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?
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!
The Pixie Faire Team
Absolutely the pink! So feminine and beautiful. And it looks more historically correct since the colors of that time period was much more muted than today’s colors.
I like the pink outfit. Thank you for the opportunity to win these.
The blue bonnet. More color. Thanks so much for sharing your story!
The blue reminds me of the Holly Hobby that my mother made me back in the 70’s. Thank you for offering this, Lorraine.
I choose the blue, because it reminds of Holly Hobbie dolls from quite some time ago.
This is a delightful reminder of days gone by and “Holly Hobbie”!
This is a delightful reminder of days gone by and “Holly Hobbie”!
I really prefer the Blue One. It put some colour to the skin. The blue is so rich.
My favorite color is blue so that would be my choice. I used to do a lot of cake decorating and Holly Hobby was the very first cake pan I ever bought 45 years ago and I still have it. Would love to win this.
I love the pink best because truth be told that is my favorite color.
Both would be delightful to my collection.
I like the pink!
I like both actually but the dolls that would wear this favor pink. It was nice to get to know you. One day I might design for dolls like you do instead of sew from others, I design human clothing in part. When I was in 9th grade I sewed a dress like this with bonnet for myself.
Both are beautiful, but I always lean toward PINK!!
Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE Holly Hobbie!! My room was decorated in Holly Hobbie when I was a kid. Of course I love the authentic-looking blue one! Please pick me!!!!!!!!
I love the blue bonnet that most looks like the original Holly Hobbie. doll outfit. Thanks so much for the free giveaway!
Both are so beautiful. But I am pink girl!
I love the blue bonnet with the multicolored patchwork dress. So pretty!
Blue is one of my favorite colors.
I love the blue outfit because it looks bright and cheerful. I also Quilt so that would be fun to make .
Love both, but pink is my favorite
I absolutely love both of them,I can’t decide. I like pink so I love the pink o e but I also love the way the blue one is colorful. Thank you for the giveaway.
The blue is my fav.
The Pink Bonnet is beautiful. I choose it.
SO hard to pick! But I chose blue…..looks more like a pioneer girl would wear.
Like the blue as more colorful than the pink and white to me is kind of bland. So voted for the blue.
Both outfits are beautiful. But blue will get my vote. Thank you Lorraine.
The pink bonnet is my favorite, but their both cute.
The blue reminds me of Holly Hobbie! Love it ! My daughter had the doll and one time I made the Wilton cake of Holly Hobbie . Sweet reminder !
I like the pink version.
I like the blue one best because it’s brighter .
I like the blue.
I think they are both cute, but I like the pink one best. Thank You
Thank you Lorraine for such beautiful options to pick from. I personally prefer the blue outfit because for whatever reason it looks more true to the era in which the dress represents.
Thank you, Lorraine, it’s a beautiful pattern. I prefer pink.
These outfits are so cute. Thank you Lorraine!
Both these colour options are darling! I love the colour texture of the blue dress, but I’m not a huge fan of the blue fabric on the bonnet and pantaloons, so over all I like the pink set the most. It is so soft and sweet. Beautiful work!
The blue bonnet outfit is best reminds me of my favorite childhood doll Holly Hobbie.
I wore one very similiar to the blue bonnet when I was a kid. We went to visit an old, one room school house and all the kids dressed up. Such fun memories!
I love both but the blue bonnet outfit reminds me of Holly Hobbie! The blue bonnet outfit is my favorite!
I like the blue one because there is more bold color definition.
I love the pink reminds me of little house on the prairie
Love the pink outfit. It has it’s own charm and appeal.
I am teaching my granddoughter to sew with your patterns. She loves it.
I like the blue best. Also i really miss the free pattern Friday event, as well as the pattern hack. Please bring them back.
Love the Blue Bonnet Holly Hobby look.
The blue looks great,
Although I decorated my daughter’s room with this look (the blue one) when she was young, I voted for the pink outfit, as pink is my favorite color.
I love the patchwork. I like the vibrant colors of the blue best.
I like the blue the best because it is so vibrant! Thank you Lorraine! They are both so cute!
I like the Blue bonnet – it just pops! Thank you Karen Lorraine for the beautiful choices.
Love Both. But my Girls Love Blues
Hi… I chose the pink dress, thou blue is my favorite color. Both so adorable.
Thank you, Lorraine, for an amazing outfit. :~)
I really love them both. The blue outfit just shouts “Holly Hobbie” to me… and I loved those paper dolls when they first came out. But the pink one… well, I had a pink sunbonnet when I was a kid, one my mother had worn working on her family’s farm and it was pink. So this just takes me back and I love it best. Thank you, Karen.
je préfère la tenue en bleue les couleurs la font mieux ressortir!!
I love blue best, but they are both beautiful!
Love the blue set. Althought Blue Is my fav. Color. over pink.
Love both but blue is my favorite
Hands down the blue1 I love the vibrant patchwork fabric.
The blue one I think is better because the colour contrasts.
I love soft pink. But the blue looks like Holly Hobbie which was a favorite of mine many years ago. So hard to decide.
I like the blue best.
Pink is the favorite colorful little girl still just ask my little grandaughter. The blue is beautiful also.
I like the pink outfit best.
I like the pink color.
I choose the Blue Bonnet outfit because I have been a Holly Hobbie fan since the 1970’s. It just reminded me of the blue dress and bonnet worn by the H.H.doll. So cute, thank you Karen.
I like the Blue one best… both are super cute.☺
Thank you for sharing with us! I adore both, but the blue really does spark more to the childhood, with my Holly Hobby dolls I had growing up.
Thanks Lorraine! I like the blue outfit best. It reminds me of Holly Hobbie!
Have to say blue…always been my favourite colour
The blue reminds me of Hollie Hobby that was so popular when my daughter was a child.
They are both beautiful, but I’m going for the blue!
Love the blue.
Pink, it is so soft and sweet!
The blue definitely has more ‘pop’, but the pink is more for the girly girl. Being a tomboy, I’m going to have to go with the blue.
The blue grabs my attention but I like the pink too.
The blue outfit reminds me of childhood—thank you!
I wonder where I put my Hollie Hobby Doll? I love both outfits, but I especially like the delicacy of the pink one. I can imagine it looking good on any doll-colouring. (sorry, Canadian spelling).
Both a beautiful, but I like the shades of blue. Such a cute outfit. Thank you
Thank you, Lorraine! Loving that blue patchwork! But they are both adorable!
I love, love, love the pink.
The blue is so striking!!
The pink one.
I love the blue bonnet and the different colors in her outfit as well. Thanks so much!
Love both of these outfits, thanks
It was hard to decide, but I choose the blue outfit as the one I like best.
I could barely see the pink with my old eyes, so I’m going with the blue. Thank you Karen and Pixie Faire!
Prefer the Blue Outfit….bright colors reminds of a traditional prairie look!
I like the blue better the bright colors stand out
I love pink but I voted for the blue one as the deepness of the color is more fitting for this pattern. Thank you for these outfits.
Thanks Lorraine. Both outfits are lovely, and though the pink doesn’t show up very well on my computer, I still think I liked it best.
Love the Blue outfit
The blue is so much more dramatic. I love it best.
The blue is my favorite, seems to better display the ideal of the pattern and the time period the best. I do enjoy the design and appreiate your sharing of it. Thank you.
I think the pink one is best, but the blue is pretty too. Remind me of the bonnet my mom used to try to make me wear when we chopped cotton. Glad I don’t have to do that anymore.
I grew up with Holly Hobbie, so I love the classic blue.
I like the blue outfit. Blue is my favorite color.
I super love these designs! I’m a lover of all things Pioneer and really enjoy the different colors on the blue bonnet combo. It makes me think of Holly Hobby dolls. 😊 Great work!!
January 18, 2019
Blue is one of my favorite colors and i like these both but out of the 2 i would have shoose the pink this time