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

 


60 Comments

Candice Lacy
Candice Lacy

January 15, 2019

Thanks so much! I voted for the blue, it reminds me of Hollie Hobbie! Both are super cute though.

Cathy
Cathy

January 15, 2019

The Pink! Because, well, it’s Pink! My granddaughter’s favorite color.

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 15, 2019

Both so lovely, but the blue is my favourite. Really my dolls would like one in each of their favourite colours!

Barbara
Barbara

January 15, 2019

I love them both but the blue one really pops for me.

Mary G.
Mary G.

January 15, 2019

I love pink and the outfit is darling!

Kathy
Kathy

January 15, 2019

It is funny because pink is one of my favorite colors, but I voted for the blue bonnet. For some reason it just catches the eye more. The pink is very sweet and I would love to have both of these outfits. Thank you Lorraine for sharing these with us.

Judy H
Judy H

January 15, 2019

I love pink for little girls, but the Blue Bonnet is really pulling at me. I guess more Holly Hobbie. I vote Blue. These are so adorable. Hope I win this outfit.

linda king
linda king

January 15, 2019

I love them both so it’s hard to choose but I’ll say Blue, it’s my favorite color

Susan
Susan

January 15, 2019

They are both delightful, I am such a blue lover!

lisainnj
lisainnj

January 15, 2019

Love the pop of color in the blue dress.

Allison
Allison

January 15, 2019

pink bonnet!!

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

January 15, 2019

I think the pink looks best. My granddaughter would love this. Thanks fir the giveaways.

Nel
Nel

January 15, 2019

Thanks Lorraine, like both outfits but voted for the pink one.

Nel
Nel

January 15, 2019

voted for the pink bonnet.thanks

Motorcycle Oma
Motorcycle Oma

January 15, 2019

They are both cute, but I like the pink one better, it’s my granddaughter’s favourite colour.

kathy s
kathy s

January 15, 2019

they are both adorable but I voted for the pink just because it looks so girly…

pat P
pat P

January 15, 2019

Nice to hear your story. I think my favorite pattern from you is the Winners Circle, I’ve made it for my Wellie and AG doll. I’m looking forward to seeing what else you do for the tiny dolls.

Denise Darby
Denise Darby

January 15, 2019

I voted for the blue outfit. It stands out the best. Thank you very much.

Michelle
Michelle

January 15, 2019

I love the blue outfit as the colours seem more vibrant!

Margot
Margot

January 15, 2019

I vote for the Blue Bonnet. Thank you Lorraine for giving away such a cute outfit.

Debra
Debra

January 15, 2019

I voted for the pink – its just so girly! The blue is very pretty as well. Thank you Lorraine for your generosity!

Carol B
Carol B

January 15, 2019

Such a cute outfit. I think the blue one looks more authentic for a little girl living in the Midwest prairie, where I am from. Thanks for the giveawy!

Helen
Helen

January 15, 2019

I voted for the blue one! I love the vibrancy of all the colors! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue Normann
Sue Normann

January 15, 2019

Lorraine, thanks so much for creating this outfit. I’m partial to the blue version. I’m going to use your pattern for a Laura Ingalls look for my youngest granddaughter’s doll. She just started the Little House books. I’m so happy I found this pattern.

Amy G
Amy G

January 15, 2019

The pink is very feminine, but the blue stands out more.

marcie
marcie

January 15, 2019

I voted for the pink. Love the color and the fabric. Thank you Lorraine and Pixie Faire and I agree about the Dream Vacation. Maybe I love the snow and the cold weather!

Cindy
Cindy

January 15, 2019

Pink, thanks.

Kristina
Kristina

January 15, 2019

I vote for the blue one, love the contrast colors on the pinafore

Melani
Melani

January 15, 2019

I much prefer the blue/multicolored one. I’ve never been a big fan of pink.

Bridgette
Bridgette

January 15, 2019

Blue, thank you!

Gianna
Gianna

January 15, 2019

The blue bonnet

Sonja
Sonja

January 15, 2019

I voted for the Blue Bonnet—it is electric! Thanks for sharing your work!

Pamela
Pamela

January 15, 2019

Oh, Karen, they are both adorable! I think that the pink would appeal more to little girls, and the blue more to adult collectors. I will go with the pink. Thanks so much!!!

Ellen
Ellen

January 15, 2019

I voted for the Pink Bonnet. I also love the checkered pattern.

Deb
Deb

January 15, 2019

OMG the blue outfit is PERFECT. Absolutely love it. Thank you!

Feriba
Feriba

January 15, 2019

love the blue and what an adorable outfit .Thank you so much Lorraine

Sue
Sue

January 15, 2019

The blue outfit is my choice as this patchwork is bright and eye catching, the pink is too pale

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

January 15, 2019

Thank you Lorraine! This is a cute outfit. The blue stands out more than the pink and reminds me of a Holly Hobbie doll I had as a kid!

Sherry
Sherry

January 15, 2019

I voted for the Pink one. I really like the patchwork that went into the aprons in both pink and blue. Definitely adding this pattern to my wishlist !

Lois
Lois

January 15, 2019

I’ve always been a blue person…so need to go with the blue.

Cheri
Cheri

January 15, 2019

I like them both but my eye keeps getting drawn to the blue!

Lynne Thompson
Lynne Thompson

January 15, 2019

Great choice of fabrics and colours, Karen. I love the soft pink set of pantaloons, bonnet and dress. The perfect ‘sun bonnet Sue’ outfit!. Thanks for offering your prototypes for this weeks give away!

Marie
Marie

January 15, 2019

Thanks Lorraine ! I vote for your pink bonnet , but I like the blue too !!! Both are cute.

Dottie B
Dottie B

January 15, 2019

I like the pink best because it is my favorite color. The blue is really cute, too. It looks like Hollie Hobbie, who my 2 older girls just loved!

Brenda Ward
Brenda Ward

January 15, 2019

I love the blue one… I had a Hollie Hobby with the blue outfit and just adored her.

Lauralee F. Hensley
Lauralee F. Hensley

January 14, 2019

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Christine
Christine

January 14, 2019

I have this pattern for both colors, i bought this the minute I saw it on pixie faire. It is beyond cute, and i am planning to make for quite a few little girls, grandaughters, cousins grandaughters, and friends grandaughters. One of my favorite patterns ever!

Lauralee F. Hensley
Lauralee F. Hensley

January 14, 2019

Lorraine, Thank You. I like your Pink Bonnet best though they both are very lovely.

Sue
Sue

January 14, 2019

They are both super cute, I like them both!

Deana
Deana

January 14, 2019

I vote for the blue, because I think it looks just like Holly Hobbie, and I just loved her back in the day.

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 14, 2019

Darling outfit! I love the pink!

Kathy
Kathy

January 14, 2019

I love the pink dress and bonnet.

Cathy
Cathy

January 14, 2019

I voted for the blue one, love the color.

Elizabeth G
Elizabeth G

January 14, 2019

I chose the Blue Bonnet. It is a bright color.

Carolyn
Carolyn

January 14, 2019

Love the pink!

Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

January 14, 2019

I like the pink one!

Jana
Jana

January 14, 2019

I love the look and flow of the blue one. It really feels authentic and is absolutely lovely.

Ann
Ann

January 14, 2019

I voted for the Blue Bonnet as it reminds me of Holly Hobbie! Thank you Lorraine for sharing your story and your designs.

LM
LM

January 14, 2019

Blue Bonnet!

Ksenia
Ksenia

January 14, 2019

I voted for the blue one! It’s so cute, I love the apron! It’d probably work really well for a lot of mid-nineteenth century costumes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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