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

Carole
Carole

January 16, 2019

I love the pink, that’s my vote.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 16, 2019

Love the blue!

Jeri
Jeri

January 16, 2019

Thank you, Lorraine! Both outfits are beautiful but I voted for blue because of the brighter colors. Great pattern!

Maria
Maria

January 16, 2019

This outfit by Karen is so nice. I like both the colors but voted for the pink.

maria elena blecha
maria elena blecha

January 16, 2019

I love the blue!!!!

Linda A C
Linda A C

January 16, 2019

I love the pink outfit.

Florence
Florence

January 16, 2019

Thanks Lorraine,
I love the blue bonnet!

S
S

January 16, 2019

I’ve always been partial to blue.

Gail
Gail

January 16, 2019

Absolutely adorable! They remind me of Sunbonnet Sue.

Janet
Janet

January 16, 2019

Again – tough decision. I’ll choose pink because growing up, I was the one put in blue & my sister was in pink.

Tish
Tish

January 16, 2019

I love the pink outfit! Color is soft and feminine.

Kathy
Kathy

January 16, 2019

I like the blue. It looks like Holly Hobby.

Janet Frye
Janet Frye

January 16, 2019

I picked the blue one, looks more historically accurate.

Cath
Cath

January 16, 2019

Holly Hobby is an old favorite of mine. I did cross stitch Holly’s, decorated cakes with Holly and they were always in the blue, so that’s my favorite still. Thanks for the lovely pattern.

Patty
Patty

January 16, 2019

I voted for the pink but I think the blue is more for that time period.

ginette
ginette

January 16, 2019

for me, the bleu

Barb
Barb

January 16, 2019

❤️ the Holly Hobby blue!

Holly
Holly

January 16, 2019

I have loved that style in bonnets forever. I made them for both of my girls to wear (they are now in there 40’s!) And I am passing one on to a great niece, just this week. The doll size is adorable. I like the vibrant colors of the blue set. So much easier to see all the hard work you put into them. Thank you.

DellaSue
DellaSue

January 16, 2019

I like the pink. It looks better with the doll’s hair,

Kathy
Kathy

January 16, 2019

I like the pink set

BL
BL

January 16, 2019

Pink is my favorite, now and always. Thank you for the give away.

Ilona
Ilona

January 16, 2019

I voted for the pink outfit because I love the color.

Irene Taylor
Irene Taylor

January 16, 2019

Love the blue reminds me of Holly Hobbie when my daughter loved it.

Heather Roy
Heather Roy

January 16, 2019

Blue!

Celeste
Celeste

January 16, 2019

Both are adorable! I would pick the pink.

Emma Wyatt
Emma Wyatt

January 16, 2019

I voted for the blue because the blue has more vivid colors than the pink.

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 16, 2019

Love them both, but chose the pink because it looks much more softer and girlie.

Marian
Marian

January 16, 2019

Although I love pink, I chose the blue bonnet. I chose it because the pink was sooo monochromatic and the blue had a bit more punch. Remember the old margarine commercial “Everything’s better with Blue Bonnet on it.”

Misty Chapman
Misty Chapman

January 16, 2019

I really like the blue set, it has such a variety of colors in the patchwork. Plus I tend to be drawn to blue, I’m really not much of a pink fan. Great job with the design, the outfits are absolutely adorable in both colors.

Linda
Linda

January 16, 2019

I have to vote for blue. Has been my favorite color my whole life.

Cathy
Cathy

January 16, 2019

The blue bonnet, colors just seem to pop!!!

Sophie T
Sophie T

January 16, 2019

I voted for the blue because it reminds me so much of the Holly Hobby I had as a child. It was a great idea to create this pattern!

Nancy
Nancy

January 16, 2019

I definitely vote blue. I know people tell me I am wrong, but I think pink is a mistake. Not a fan of it at all. LOL

Liddia
Liddia

January 16, 2019

I think the pink looks the best! Of course I am drawn to pink more.

Carolynn
Carolynn

January 16, 2019

The blue reminds me of a Holly Hobby doll my sister had as a child. It just pops!

Gail
Gail

January 16, 2019

I love this blue bonnet! both are amazing, but blue is my favorite!!

INÊS
INÊS

January 16, 2019

Lovelly and Dreammy

Anne R
Anne R

January 16, 2019

Love the patchwork in pink!

Diane
Diane

January 16, 2019

Thank you Lorraine! I love both of them, but especially the pink with the cute border along the ruffle and on the bonnet ties!

Margaret
Margaret

January 16, 2019

Love them both but pink gets my vote.

Susan Bank
Susan Bank

January 16, 2019

Looks like a fun outfit to make, I love mixing fabric

Judy
Judy

January 16, 2019

I really like the pink ensemble. It looks so dainty.

Shiela
Shiela

January 16, 2019

I love the color combination in the blue bonnet design, therefore it gets my vote.

Krista
Krista

January 16, 2019

Thangs so much, Lorraine!

Krista
Krista

January 16, 2019

They’re both darling, but I LOVE the blue! The mix of colors and patterns is perfect.

Pat
Pat

January 16, 2019

The pink is cute, but I like the blue better. I think it’s more authentic looking. The apron would be made from leftover fabric, and those would be the darker variety. I a solutely love it!

Nancy
Nancy

January 15, 2019

The pink outfit is really darling!!!!

Susan Hebert
Susan Hebert

January 15, 2019

Thank you Karen and Cinnamon. Blue Bonnet reminds me of the original Holly Hobbie,so that’s my favorite.

Leticia
Leticia

January 15, 2019

Hello I like the pink bonnet best. Thank you Lorraine and PIxie Faire for such a generous give away.

Carol
Carol

January 15, 2019

I like the pink.

Nancy
Nancy

January 15, 2019

Pink is my favorite color however, the blue one really rocks this design.

Elisabeth A L
Elisabeth A L

January 15, 2019

Both of these bonnets and accompanying outfits are adorable. I am partial to the blue one. It appears to highlight the design better.

Renee Zuschin
Renee Zuschin

January 15, 2019

As much as I love pink, the blue really speaks to me. Thank you Lorraine, your talent really shines.

Pat
Pat

January 15, 2019

I love them both but blue is my favorite color so I have to go with Blue Bonnet. Amazing.

Glenda
Glenda

January 15, 2019

I love pink but the blue really pops! Nice design

Melinda
Melinda

January 15, 2019

Thank you, Lorraine! I like the blue bonnet outfit best. Looks very pioneer!

Lucy
Lucy

January 15, 2019

I like them both, but my vote goes to the pink!

Dellory Matthews
Dellory Matthews

January 15, 2019

I love the pink the most – it’s very feminine.

RuthE
RuthE

January 15, 2019

I love the blue as like so many others, it reminds me of my Holly Hobbie Days! Congratulations on your designing career! What fun!

Laura
Laura

January 15, 2019

I love, love, love the blue. It just reminds me of the Holly Hobby doll my grandmother gave me as a little girl. Plus blue has been my favorite color since I was 7.

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

January 15, 2019

Love them both, but voted for the soft pink. It is so sweet.

Linda
Linda

January 15, 2019

Wow. Just last week I wished for a bonnet and dress pattern for the AGD ! And here it is being offered. Thank you.

Donna
Donna

January 15, 2019

I love the blue bonnet. It is more colorful and bright. Looks more realistic.

Moana
Moana

January 15, 2019

I vote for Blue Bonnet. Not only does it look more authentic, but most everyone loves blue, more than pink. Pink says “modern”, but blue is timeless. Definately two hands up for Blue.

Chris
Chris

January 15, 2019

I’m with Ruth…I don’t like all the colors in the blue patchwork, therefore I vote pink.

Dolores
Dolores

January 15, 2019

I like the pink one—it’s so soft looking.

Quinna
Quinna

January 15, 2019

Pink is my favorite color!

Sandra McFadden
Sandra McFadden

January 15, 2019

Lorraine I love them both but the blue one really pops more than the pink……………….and to me the blues would be more consistent with the era these awesome items were from.

Emily
Emily

January 15, 2019

I voted for the Pink Bonnet. It looks sophisticated and charming on Blaire.

Roxanne
Roxanne

January 15, 2019

I picked the pink. Thank you!

Nancy Gibson
Nancy Gibson

January 15, 2019

I am in love with the blue. Love the vivid colors and it just screams “fun” to me.

Suzanne
Suzanne

January 15, 2019

I prefer the blue bonnet because along with the blue dress they pop and the color is amazing.

Laura
Laura

January 15, 2019

The blue stands out and grabs your attention. It is so cute. Thank you for offering it.

Constance
Constance

January 15, 2019

I vote for the pink. I like the pink as it’s very sweet!

Kate W.
Kate W.

January 15, 2019

Lorraine. . . .thank you so much! That patchwork pinafore is adorable! I love the gentle blending of pinks. (The blue set is cute too, but is more “stand out”). I can also see it done in shades of pale yellows or greens. The mark of a truly versitile and useful pattern!

Susan
Susan

January 15, 2019

I voted blue, it seems more authentic somehow.Thanks for the giveaway!

Margaret I.
Margaret I.

January 15, 2019

I voted for the blue one because we could not vote for both….they are both lovely…and my twin granddaughters would love to have them….thanks for the opportunity to win them…they are lovely..

Lorine
Lorine

January 15, 2019

I like the blue outfit best. The pink outfit is kinda washed out, while the blue on stand out & is fun. I love the Holly Hobbie outfit.

Pat
Pat

January 15, 2019

Adorable blue dress. Thanks

GW
GW

January 15, 2019

I voted for the blue one! It reminds me of Holly Hobby dolls.

Maureen Fry
Maureen Fry

January 15, 2019

I voted for the pink one, my grandfather’s favorite color!

Ruth
Ruth

January 15, 2019

I don’t like all the colors in the blue patchwork, therefore I vote pink.

Kay
Kay

January 15, 2019

I truly love the blue color. I am drawn to blue it looks cool and lovely on the doll.

Karen
Karen

January 15, 2019

Love the pink!

Lisa S.
Lisa S.

January 15, 2019

Love this! I picked blue.

Deborah
Deborah

January 15, 2019

I voted for Blue Bonnet one, as the bright colours are so smart looking! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lyn K
Lyn K

January 15, 2019

blue for sure. So Holly Hobby

BrendaK
BrendaK

January 15, 2019

I chose the pink because the little girls I sew for prefer pink.

Susan
Susan

January 15, 2019

I think the blue one is best. I don’t think the pink is true to the time period.

Kathleen Stull
Kathleen Stull

January 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the chance. I love the blue bonnet.

Hadassah
Hadassah

January 15, 2019

I voted for the blue outfit!

Rachel Mutchler
Rachel Mutchler

January 15, 2019

They are both adorable Karen thank you. My vote is for the Blue just because it reminds me of a holly hobby doll my grandmother had.

Pamela W
Pamela W

January 15, 2019

I love how the Blue Bonnet look like Holly Hobby from when I was a girl – it was popular then. I have love of the doll as well – I love her ringlets and how the brown patches in the blue outfit reflect her skin tone. I like the contrast of the blue and brown together.

mariann
mariann

January 15, 2019

Ooohhhh… I love bonnets and pinafores! I love them both, but I’d have to vote for the blue. Thanks so much for the contest

Estella
Estella

January 15, 2019

Love the pink. Although the blue reminds of the Holly Hobby doll my daughter had as a little girl. Both are so sweet. Thank you.

Linda Lee
Linda Lee

January 15, 2019

i voted blue – but now that I study them more the pink sure is cute……..I like them both!
I haven’t bought this pattern yet…but I might…..it sure is tempting after looking so close!!

Heidi
Heidi

January 15, 2019

Both are darling outfits. I voted for the pink outfit. Thank you!

Jaclyn C.
Jaclyn C.

January 15, 2019

Both are very cute! But I really like the blue best! Looks more old fashioned where the pink is more modern.

Carol G.
Carol G.

January 15, 2019

Love them both! They are the same while being different. Awesome!

Carol G.
Carol G.

January 15, 2019

Love them both! They are the same while being different. Awesome!

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