January 21, 2019

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Mix & Match Monday - Enter To Win! (January 21-28, 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 charming dress made by Dianne Saunders as one of the prototype pieces featured on the cover of the 50's N Gingham 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 Outfit:  This giveaway includes a charming 1950’s inspired dress made in brilliant blue gingham. The sleeveless bodice has beautiful ruffles that wrap from the front to the back. The full gathered skirt with a net underskirt is reminiscent of those worn in the fifties.  The dress is pretty enough to wear to church or can be used for dress up as our favorite little girl from Kansas!


 

 

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 Dianne Saunders (in her own words):  "I can remember my Mom setting at our kitchen table sewing in the evenings. I must have been 5 or 6 years old, hovering over her watching in awe as she would sew a dress for my sister or myself. I couldn't wait to grow up and start sewing. As soon as Mom knew I had an interest she started teaching me a little at a time. How to read a pattern, placing it correctly on the material. Mom would give me scraps for my dolls and I would hand sew my own creations, loving every moment. In the 60's the 7th and 8th graders had Home Economics. In order to graduate from 8th grade we had to sew our own graduation dress. I found myself helping my class mates from cutting out their patterns and giving hints on how to sew the dress together. Because of Mom and the love of sewing, I have been sewing my whole life. In 2014 my Niece asked me to sew her girls some 18'' doll cloths. Up for the challenge and giving me an excuse to sew doll cloths once again, I started immediately. I rediscovered my love for dolls and designing new patterns to fit them. I wore 1950's girls dresses as a child and twirling around feeling like a princess. So, that is where I stared my doll collection. So, create what you love, share what you know, and be inspired every day."

 

 

Visit the Dolly Wears pattern collection today! 

Inquiring Minds Want To Know...

Q: What's your favorite food? 
Dianne:  I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I have great memories of My Mom and Dad taking us to his favorite Mexican food restaurant. I am always trying to recreate those memories with my Kids, sharing my best Mexican food with them.

Q: What's your favorite tv show or movie?
Dianne:  I just love time period programs. Like Downton Abby, or the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice. I am fascinated with their way of life and adore the clothing that was warn at that time. 

Q: Coffee or Tea??
Dianne:  With all the variations that are out there today, why choose, love them both.

Q: Where's your favorite place to shop? 
Dianne:  Any fabric store. I adored going to the fabric store with my Mom growing up. All those possibilities just waiting to happen. I still feel the same way when I walk into a fabric store today.

Q: What inspired your brand name?
Dianne: My favorite doll didn't have a name. So, I called her Dolly not knowing that a girl could be called Dolly as a nick name or first name. So I named my line: Dolly Wears.

Q: What is your dream vacation? 
Dianne:  Take me to Paris  to see all those new fashions. A dream come true.

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

Thanks everyone,

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Nancy
Nancy

March 15, 2019

My vote is for “Sunday Best.” I like the accessories better. The little socks and black shoes, with the little headband, are so cute!

GHISLAINE
GHISLAINE

February 06, 2019

I prefere Sunday best

Lise
Lise

February 01, 2019

Kansas girl

Barbara
Barbara

January 28, 2019

Love the Kansas Girl outfit!

Kathy H
Kathy H

January 28, 2019

I love the Sunday Best.

Aubrey Scott Daniels
Aubrey Scott Daniels

January 28, 2019

Kansas is my favorite!

Janet Hilliard
Janet Hilliard

January 28, 2019

I love Sunday best!

Bethany
Bethany

January 28, 2019

Love her as Dorothy!!

Jane M
Jane M

January 28, 2019

The Kansas Girl… Awe the Red shoes ( everyone needs a pair of Red Shoes) but the Dog in the basket was the clincher for me. Thank you Dianne I know how much work goes into each outfit from the designing to the sewing. This Blue and white checked one is super cute.
Amber
Amber

January 28, 2019

Thanks Dianne! We like rhe Kansas’s girl the best!

Glenda Penner
Glenda Penner

January 28, 2019

Definitely Dorothy. How darling!

Ruth LYONS
Ruth LYONS

January 28, 2019

Who does not want to go somewhere over the rainbow, with Dorothy and Toto. Thank you Dianne for your Yellow Brick Road worthy creation.

Jeanette
Jeanette

January 28, 2019

I love reading about the designer and the way she feels about fabric and food! Sunday Best is my favorite! Thanks for all the inspiration! I hope to be able to share some dolly clothes and accessories with my granddaughters that are living out of the country now. I miss them so much and want their childhood to have much happiness and joy!

Laura
Laura

January 27, 2019

Nothing can beat The Wizard of Oz!

Kristen H.
Kristen H.

January 27, 2019

Thank you Dianne for creating such a charming dress. The outfit I think looks best is the “Sunday Best” one since I feel the black shoes go better with the dress than the red ones do. Plus, I think the headband goes great with the dress as well. Once again, thanks for designing such a charming dress.

RoseMary
RoseMary

January 27, 2019

Love them both! ‘Sew’ hard to pick one,but will chose Kansas Girl

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

January 27, 2019

Thanks! i like the Sunday best outfit best.

Katie F
Katie F

January 27, 2019

The Wizard of Oz was one of my favorite movies when I was little so I’m going to have to choose Kansas girl! :) Thanks Dianne, these dresses are so pretty!

Linda
Linda

January 27, 2019

Dark haired girl, tho both cute!

Liz
Liz

January 27, 2019

What wonderful designs! The “Kansas Girl” outfit is my favorite. I love the shoes!

Constance
Constance

January 27, 2019

Kansas girl

Marinda
Marinda

January 26, 2019

Kansas girl

Donna
Donna

January 26, 2019

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Kimberly Powell
Kimberly Powell

January 26, 2019

Super cute

Carol
Carol

January 26, 2019

Thanks for showing us this great gingham dress pattern. I like the Sunday Best pattern the best.

Ruth E.
Ruth E.

January 26, 2019

Dianne, thank you so much for your doll designs. I love the outfit you’ve chosen to showcase and give away today. I too learned to sew by watching my mom create such cute clothes for me to wear. Around the 4th grade I decided I needed to get serious and start sewing for myself 😉! Like your mom, my mom taught me little by little and I am blessed that she was so patient and giving of her incredible talent. I must choose the “Kansas Girl” look as that is where my mom was born and I have many fond memories of spending Kansas summers on my grandfather’s farm!

Debra W.
Debra W.

January 26, 2019

Kansas Girl is adorable!

lisa
lisa

January 26, 2019

I love the Sunday Best

CONNIE
CONNIE

January 26, 2019

I love them both! But for now I will chose the Sunday Best :)

Andrea
Andrea

January 26, 2019

I really like both outfits, but I think I’ll go with Sunday Best, it looks elegant on the curly haired doll!

Linda K
Linda K

January 26, 2019

Kansas is so cute Thank you

Toni C.
Toni C.

January 26, 2019

Thanks to Pixie Faire for the opportunity, Dianne, thank you for the dress and your interview! The nod to “Dorothy” was cute, but all that lace lent itself to “Sunday Best” and the red hair / blue (green?) eyes looked great with blue gingham.

Bridget
Bridget

January 26, 2019

Thank you Dianne for the give away!!! Super cute! I must say Kansas girl is my favorite – however that outfit has the ’’unfair" advantage of having a cute puppy with it! ;-) And what is it with baskets?!? They are sooo adorable in doll size! <3

Sharon L
Sharon L

January 26, 2019

Kansas girl. Cute dress.

JUDY
JUDY

January 26, 2019

KANSAS GIRL..LIKE THE DOG & BASKET

Solveig
Solveig

January 26, 2019

Kansas is the cutest

Laura smith
Laura smith

January 26, 2019

Love the Kansas.

Angela M
Angela M

January 25, 2019

Love the Kansas.. Thank you

Deanna
Deanna

January 25, 2019

Love the blue gingham.

Rene
Rene

January 25, 2019

Kansas girl. The ruby slippers make the outfit.

Patti Z
Patti Z

January 25, 2019

I have to go with the Kansas Girl outfit. The whole ensemble depicts Dorothy in Wizard of Oz an all-time favorite of mine.

Carol
Carol

January 25, 2019

I agree with those that chose Kansas Girl
I hope I’m the winner

CHERYL
CHERYL

January 25, 2019

i like the red one

Vi Lawson
Vi Lawson

January 25, 2019

The Sunday best is so sweet.

Roxanne
Roxanne

January 25, 2019

I like Kansas Girl

Fran
Fran

January 25, 2019

I like Kansas Girl. She reminds me of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.

Fran R.
Fran R.

January 25, 2019

Love the braids on the Kansas City look doll Really goes with the gingham.

MARIA BADANI
MARIA BADANI

January 25, 2019

Love how it looks in both, but prefer the Sunday Best, it reminds me when I used to go out on Sundays with my mom, even though I don’t have the red hair!

Jim
Jim

January 25, 2019

I voted for Sundays best! Love the red hair with the outfit she is wearing.

Connie
Connie

January 25, 2019

Gotta go with the Dorothy look—favorite movie —My Granddaughter dressed up like Dorothy back when she was 5…

Karen
Karen

January 25, 2019

Both are cute, love they Sunday best

Christine
Christine

January 25, 2019

Kansas girl a la Dorothy and Toto ;-)

linda
linda

January 25, 2019

i love kansas girl – nothing like a red pair of shoes!!

Diana
Diana

January 25, 2019

I’m from Kansas! I love the Dunday Best look!

SM Klein
SM Klein

January 25, 2019

I love the Sunday Best our fit with the white socks and shoes! Her hair style also looks great with it!

Lil
Lil

January 25, 2019

Both cute, but I like the Redhead!

Mary G.
Mary G.

January 25, 2019

Kansas girl made me smile - so cute.

Patricia
Patricia

January 25, 2019

I like Sunday Best outfit as it reminds me of when I was a child we always had a cute dress, polished shoes, with white socks, but we wore a hat and gloves as well. Mum made all our clothes as well, so this was a special day for us. Thanks for the memories.

Lawana
Lawana

January 25, 2019

Love the check material for a Dorthy dress!

Dorothy
Dorothy

January 25, 2019

My granddaughter will love the little fluffy dog, and pretending she is In The Wizard of Oz. She loves theater, so I thank you for offering this cute idea.

Lynn
Lynn

January 25, 2019

The dress is darling on both girls, but I am a sucker for the “Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz” look!

Maria
Maria

January 25, 2019

I love the outfit. But when I saw those “red shoes” & the "little dog’ I have to vote for that “Dorothy look alike” outfit. Just a lovely fabric choice, as well as the trimming & its design on the dress.

Betty
Betty

January 25, 2019

Sunday Best, Adorable and her coloring gives a softer appearance overall.

Janet
Janet

January 25, 2019

Both are real cute hard to decide but think I like the Kansas Girl the best.

Norma
Norma

January 25, 2019

Love them both. I vote for Sunday’s best. Thank you

Janice
Janice

January 25, 2019

I think that Sunday Best is my favorite. And I like the rehead with her hair down.

Michelle
Michelle

January 25, 2019

The doll that looks best to me is Sunday’s Best, but I like the accessories of Kansas Girl a lot. I just think the redhead doll looks better in the outfit. To me she would win wearing either outfit.

jennifer
jennifer

January 25, 2019

i like both but; if I choose the red head!

Frances Thorpe
Frances Thorpe

January 25, 2019

LOVE Kansas Girl!! Thank you for the giveaway!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 25, 2019

Dianne, you do beautiful work. I have such fond memories of watching “Wizard of Oz”, so I had to choose Kansas Girl.

Terri
Terri

January 25, 2019

Love, Love, Love the dog!

silgalia
silgalia

January 25, 2019

Thank you for a wonderful outfit! I like them both but since I can’t choose both I will go with Sunday Best.

Lexi
Lexi

January 25, 2019

Both versions are adorable! I think it’s really the puppy that helps win it!

Rhonda
Rhonda

January 25, 2019

Thank you! I am a HUGE WOZ fan so the Kansas girl is absolutely adorable!

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 25, 2019

I like the Kansas girl – I love the Wizard of Oz!

Leanna
Leanna

January 25, 2019

I love the Dorothy look! Thanks!

Heather
Heather

January 25, 2019

I love the way the dress looks with the red hair!

Michelle Weber
Michelle Weber

January 25, 2019

Thanks for the great giveaway Diane and PixieFaire! Love the Dorothy look – I’ve got blue gingham shouting at me from my stash . . .

Teri
Teri

January 25, 2019

Kansas girl! Adorable! Love the Dorothy and Toto look! 💙

Linda
Linda

January 25, 2019

Thank you Dianne for the great dress. The Kansas dress is the best

Ellen Mechling
Ellen Mechling

January 25, 2019

Dorothy is back in Kanas

Becky
Becky

January 25, 2019

I like he Sunday Best outfit, with the black shoes..Dresses are cute!

Etta Hart
Etta Hart

January 25, 2019

There’s no place like home!

Lucy McGinty
Lucy McGinty

January 25, 2019

Kansas Girl looks best, reminds me when mom dressed me and my sisters up in blue gingham for Easter one year. we all wore matching dresses and dad and brother wore matching shirts.

Jane Steinhoff
Jane Steinhoff

January 25, 2019

I love the Kansas Girl outfit, dog included!

Julie
Julie

January 25, 2019

My vote is for Kansas Girl. Love the cute dress, red shoes and puppy’

Kay
Kay

January 25, 2019

Although both are adorable, I think Sunday best is the winner – love the way it looks with the red hair.

T
T

January 25, 2019

Love both looks!.

Glenda L
Glenda L

January 25, 2019

I love Kansas Girl best with the cute red shoes and puppy dog!

Bonnie
Bonnie

January 25, 2019

My favorite is the Kansas Girl. The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie!

Kathleen
Kathleen

January 25, 2019

Kansas Girl

Nancy C
Nancy C

January 25, 2019

Oops, I voted for the wrong doll. I still voted for Kansas Girl but the red head distracted me.

Nancy C
Nancy C

January 25, 2019

Kansas girl has the cutest accessories. I love the basket and dog.

Jenni Rose
Jenni Rose

January 25, 2019

Thank you Dianne for a wonderful outfit! Both looks are wonderful, but I picked Sunday Best because I usually prefer my girls to be dressed rather not costumes. However, I’m a HUGE Wizard of Oz fan! I love how versatile this dress is. Jenni

Nancy C
Nancy C

January 25, 2019

I love the Kansas Girl. I admit its the red hair. I always vote for the red head.

Ann
Ann

January 25, 2019

Kansas girl. with dog and shoes. spot on. thanks

Lori
Lori

January 25, 2019

I like them both but since I can’t choose both I will go with Sunday Best.

Barb
Barb

January 25, 2019

Thanks Dianne, Love your dresses.

Marie
Marie

January 25, 2019

I usually love the Wizard of Oz but they Sunday’s best looks better.

Edna
Edna

January 25, 2019

Love Sunday Best. Very Sweet.

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