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

 


66 Comments

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 23, 2019

They are both very cute. I will vote for the Kansas girl.
Thank you Dianne for the beautiful outfits.

Krista c
Krista c

January 22, 2019

Wow! So adorable. Thanks Dianne!
I have to say, I love it with the red shoes! The headband is also cute with it, though.
I’m voting for Kansas Girl.

Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin

January 22, 2019

Sunday Best. Or perhaps Saturday best since I am Jewish or maybe even for Passover. That is my choice

Maureen
Maureen

January 22, 2019

I like her dressed as Dorothy!

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 22, 2019

What a darling outfit! I I’m voting for Kansas Girl.

kathy
kathy

January 22, 2019

Everything is cuter with a dog – Kansas girl gets my vote.

kathy
kathy

January 22, 2019

Everything is cuter with a dog – Kansas girl gets my vote.

Melani
Melani

January 22, 2019

Gingham & dog = great combination

Sam
Sam

January 22, 2019

Kansas Girl gets my vote

Annie
Annie

January 22, 2019

Kansas Girl. The second I looked at it I thought of Dorothy on the Wizard of Oz.

Bobbie
Bobbie

January 22, 2019

Sunday Best is my favorite because I have a redheaded granddaughter!

Brenda M.
Brenda M.

January 22, 2019

I like the Kansas Girl the best.

Margaret
Margaret

January 22, 2019

Adorable

Kathy
Kathy

January 22, 2019

Love this dress! I still have my dress like this from when I was a little girl.

Rachel
Rachel

January 22, 2019

Kansas girl is adorable! Thanks Dianne!

Candice Lacy
Candice Lacy

January 22, 2019

Thanks so much, Dianne! I like the Kansas Girl style best but it’s wonderful both ways. So versatile.

Connie
Connie

January 22, 2019

I love the Kansas style.

Kathy
Kathy

January 22, 2019

As a Kansas girl myself, I have to choose that look. Both are sweet with the same dress, but I love the red shoes and having recently lost my little dog to illness, I love that little dog and basket. Thank you Dianne and Pixie Faire for the chance to vote.

Tanya
Tanya

January 22, 2019

Both are adorable, but I must choose the Kansas girl. The red shoes add that spark of color, and who can turn down the puppy and basket!! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I have two girls that would be thrilled to have the dresses!!

Sarah
Sarah

January 22, 2019

Thank you Dianne! Kansas Girl is so cute!

Jill
Jill

January 22, 2019

I’m loving the Sunday best. It reminds me of a dress I had as a child.

Rena Walter
Rena Walter

January 22, 2019

Thank you Dianne. Kansas Girl wears it best.

Cheri
Cheri

January 22, 2019

I like Sunday best.

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

January 22, 2019

Kansas Girl. Love the red shoes!

Jeri
Jeri

January 22, 2019

Both are really cute! I voted for Sunday best. Thank you!

Shelley Brown
Shelley Brown

January 22, 2019

Kansas Girl ❤

Shaya
Shaya

January 22, 2019

It’s always so hard to pick a favorite—I went with the Sunday Best, but I love them both!

samantha
samantha

January 22, 2019

Kansas girl

Allison
Allison

January 22, 2019

I like Kansas girl best!!

Jacque
Jacque

January 22, 2019

My daughter, Lya has been in love with The Wizard of Oz since she was 3 years old. I vote for the Kansas girl. Lya is 31 now and still gets sentimental over anything Oz related.

christy
christy

January 22, 2019

Thank for this generous opportunity! Adorable!

Amanda Van Sickle
Amanda Van Sickle

January 22, 2019

Kansas style is super cute

dorothy
dorothy

January 22, 2019

Love the Kansas girl look!

Doris
Doris

January 22, 2019

Kansas girl!

Brenda Ward
Brenda Ward

January 22, 2019

I love the Kansas girl outfit. It looks so much like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

Denise Darby
Denise Darby

January 22, 2019

I like the Kansas girl. Thank you so much.

LM
LM

January 22, 2019

Kansas! Fun memories of a lovely read.

linda king
linda king

January 22, 2019

The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies… so guess I’ll go with the Dorothy look :D

Ksenia
Ksenia

January 22, 2019

I like the Sunday best look, but Dorothy wins every time. 😁 Thanks for the giveaway!

Grace
Grace

January 22, 2019

I grew up with Wizard Of Oz, so Kansas style for me.

Danny Goode
Danny Goode

January 22, 2019

Thanks Dianne…like the Kansas Girl best.

Motorcycle Oma
Motorcycle Oma

January 22, 2019

Such a cute dress, I have to vote for Kansas Girl as the red shoes are adorable.

Sue Normann
Sue Normann

January 22, 2019

Dianne, thanks for the great pattern. Gingham dresses always meant Dorothy and Oz to me. You got it just right….and Toto too! Putting this on my wish list.

shannon
shannon

January 22, 2019

Thank you Dianne. I like Kansas Girl best I think.

designdreamer
designdreamer

January 22, 2019

Very cute.

Helen
Helen

January 22, 2019

I loved both, but had to vote for Sunday Best. Thank you so much!

Pamela
Pamela

January 22, 2019

Both are adorable! Thanks for creating such a beautiful pattern.

Giannna
Giannna

January 22, 2019

Kansas girl

Carol G.
Carol G.

January 22, 2019

I love both options! I really like her creations.

Alisa
Alisa

January 22, 2019

I like the red hair best!

S
S

January 22, 2019

I vote for Sunday best.

Elizabeth N
Elizabeth N

January 22, 2019

Kansas Girl! Love the red shoes?

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

January 22, 2019

Thank you Dianne! I voted for Sunday best, but both versions are adorable!

Eileen W
Eileen W

January 22, 2019

Both are adorable. I like the Kansas one best. Thanks.

Margot
Margot

January 22, 2019

I vote for Kansas girl, love the pattern thank you Dianne.

Christine
Christine

January 22, 2019

Sunday best is the look I like, although looks cute either style! I love this pattern and can’t wait to buy it. THANKYOU so much, for the change to win such a great gift.

Christine
Christine

January 22, 2019

I love this pattern, and am going to buy it, have wanted it since the day you introduced it. It looks cute on both dolls, but I picked Sunday best, as that is how my grandaughters would use it, to take their dolls to Sunday school. It’s a perfect little Sunday school dress! Great pattern!

Sue
Sue

January 21, 2019

Thank you so much for a lovely dress that can have different looks. Both are so cute, I can’t puck just one!

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

January 21, 2019

I like the Kansas Girl the best.

BrendaK
BrendaK

January 21, 2019

Such a sweet pattern. I prefer Sunday Best.

Michele
Michele

January 21, 2019

The Kansas Girl dress up set is my favorite! Thanks, Pixie Faire & Dianne for this contest.

Sandy Stave
Sandy Stave

January 21, 2019

Very cute pattern. I like Sunday Best – BEST. Love being introduced to this cute pattern. Thanks!
Sandy

Marian
Marian

January 21, 2019

Kansas girl is the winner in my book.

Cindy
Cindy

January 21, 2019

Very cute.thank you!

Christine
Christine

January 21, 2019

Both are cute!

Bridgette
Bridgette

January 21, 2019

Sunday best. Thank you!

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