January 28, 2019

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Mix & Match Monday - Enter To Win! (January 28th - Feb. 4th)

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 Karen Sherman as the prototype piece featured on the cover of the Alivia Dress 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 all of the clothing and accessory items featured in both looks! (Note - dolls and props are not included in the giveaway)

More About The Mix Up:  This week we have two adorable looks featuring the Jelly Bean Soup Designs Alivia Dress as the main centerpiece. One features the playful styling of the '80s and the other features a more on-trend look perfect for a day of shopping!

The giveaway includes

  • The Alivia dress designed to fit 18-inch American Girl® dolls. It is made using a cute combination of black and white print cotton fabrics, features cute ruffle and trim details and closes in the back with a hook and loop tape closure.
  • The '80s Girl outfit accessories - A Hello Kitty lunch box, blue tennis shoes, lace 3/4 length leggings, beaded bracelet, and glitter hair bow.
  • The Mall Rat outfit accessories - A fuschia slouch cardigan, black slouch ankle boots, and the cute Forever Friends shopping bag.

 

 

Make It Today: Like the looks we've created and want to make your own? Click the images below to get the patterns.

   

  

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 Sherman (in her own words):  "Designing came to me quite by accident. I have sewn for years and worked many years at a Bernina store.  I was also teaching painting classes and designing and selling patterns at decorative painting conventions.  My granddaughter was doing competitive cheer and she was also into American Girl dolls.  She and her teammates wanted doll outfits to match their uniforms, so that became my new job.  Keeping up with all the girls and the uniform business kept me busy for a couple of years.   One day while she was with me, we discovered the Pixie Faire site.  I was so excited to see all of the wonderful designs and the quality of what we saw.  I submitted a design and was accepted. It has been a great journey and I have and am continuing to learn all the time.  It has been a pleasure to design for Pixie Faire and the great staff. I love sewing for dolls!"

 

 

Visit the Jelly Bean Soup Designs pattern collection today! 

Inquiring Minds Want To Know...

Q: What's your favorite food? 
Karen: As far as isolating what my favorite food is, that is not easy.  Guess you could say that I am a steak girl.  If given my choice of anything on the menu, I would probably choose steak.  However, I am easy to please and like most things.

Q: What's your favorite tv show or movie?
Karen: Love some of the old dance movies.  Always watch Dancing with the Stars.   I grew up taking tap dancing.  My mom and I would strike out once a week to a little town about 10 miles from home so I could take dance lessons.  We did that for years, so it is kinda in my blood.

Q: Coffee or Tea??
Karen: I prefer coffee.  Drink it every morning, love iced tea too.

Q: Where's your favorite place to shop? 
Karen: Shopping is a fun thing that my girls and I do all the time.  I have a daughter, two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.  The shopping bug has bitten all of us.  My son and grandson, no so much.  Love a great fabric store for sure.

Q: What inspired your brand name?
Karen: As far as what inspired my brand name, I’m not sure.  Was looking for something cute and different to use as my name.  I think the name was just a God thing.  It just hit me one day and I guess it seemed like that was it.   I will never forget when I had a booth at Quilt Market in Houston, people came by saying that they could not imagine what Jelly Bean Soup was when the booths were listed at the show.  They had to come and see.   That was fun!

Q: What is your dream vacation? 
Karen: My dream vacation would be to go to Maine in the fall.  Would love to see the trees turning and visit some of the vintage shops.

 

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

Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Linda Smith
Linda Smith

February 08, 2019

Mall Rat!

GHISLAINE
GHISLAINE

February 06, 2019

I like Mall Rat outfit

Susan Haffner
Susan Haffner

February 05, 2019

The 80s girl.

Laura
Laura

February 04, 2019

I like the 80s girl.

dorothy
dorothy

February 04, 2019

Love the Mall Rat. Love to mix and match different patterns.

Kathy H
Kathy H

February 04, 2019

I think the 80’s Girl looks the best.

Zoe J.
Zoe J.

February 04, 2019

The outfits are both cute, but I chose “Mall Rat”
thanks for doing this

Ginger
Ginger

February 04, 2019

the 80s outfit is the very cutest.

Kay
Kay

February 04, 2019

I love the mall rat look. I think the pink sweater and black boots set the dress off.

Kristen H.
Kristen H.

February 03, 2019

Thanks Karen for creating such a stylish dress. I really like the color and pattern of it. Anyway, the outfit I think looks best is the “Mall Rat” one. I love the look of the pink cardigan with the dress so much! I think the boots look great with dress as well! Once again, thanks for designing such a cool dress.

Marilyn
Marilyn

February 03, 2019

Love the 80s girl — thanks Diane!

kathy
kathy

February 03, 2019

I love that cardigan.

Lynda
Lynda

February 03, 2019

The 80’s girl as she takes me back to my teen years and how much fun we had.

Ruth
Ruth

February 03, 2019

So cute, love the black and white look with the lace leggings. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy
Amy

February 03, 2019

Love this mix up. How fun to be able to do so many different things with the same dress!

Christina Sapp
Christina Sapp

February 03, 2019

Thank you so much Dianne fo doing these adorable outfits!! I like both of them but think the 80’s girl is my favorite!

Cheryl N
Cheryl N

February 03, 2019

I voted Mall Rat, the boots and jacket swung it for me. Thank you Karen.

Hadassah
Hadassah

February 03, 2019

Voted for mall rat!

Sara Walker
Sara Walker

February 02, 2019

Even tho I am a child of the 80’s, I think the Mall Rat outfit looks the cutest!

Teresa A
Teresa A

February 02, 2019

Love the 80s girl

Aubrey Scott Daniels
Aubrey Scott Daniels

February 02, 2019

They are both so cute!!! But I vote 80’s

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

February 02, 2019

I think the Mall Rate outfit is best because of the jacket added for color.

MILICA
MILICA

February 02, 2019

I like Mall Rat outfit.

Sharon F.
Sharon F.

February 02, 2019

I like the Mall Rat Look the best.

Eve Tomlinson
Eve Tomlinson

February 02, 2019

Love the outfits!

Kelly
Kelly

February 02, 2019

Thanks, Dianne! I prefer the mall rat.

Helen
Helen

February 02, 2019

I love the Mall Rat. Everything goes together perfectly. Amazing to have that wonderful touch to complete an outfit. The 80’s is awesome too but I like the Mall Rat just a wee bit more. Talent has been show here so much, The artist’s who make these pattern, Amazing, Everybody give a round of applause. Also everyone here are such great people, we are very lucky to be a member and I am glad to be one.
Hugs To All

Dottie
Dottie

February 01, 2019

Hi…
I chose the Mall Rat outfit.
Love the sweater in contrast to the dress and the boots.
Thank you, Karen, for such an adorable outfit. :~)

Karen
Karen

February 01, 2019

I have to say the ’80s Girl one, because I love the accessories!

Leona
Leona

February 01, 2019

Clearly, this dress is versatile. It looks great with both accessories sets. I love the pop of colour with the pink sweater, so I vote Mall Rat. Thank you Karen, for the great versatile dress!

Linda
Linda

February 01, 2019

This was a tough decision. I finally chose the 80’s style

Janice
Janice

February 01, 2019

Love this cute outfit but think the 80’s do it best.

Victoria
Victoria

February 01, 2019

Love them both so much, but the 80s outfit is my fav!

Linda
Linda

February 01, 2019

Mall Rat…no doubt about it!

Jennifer Kaetzel
Jennifer Kaetzel

February 01, 2019

I think the Mall Rat looks best as the pink makes the black and white POP!!!!
Thank you

Kay
Kay

February 01, 2019

Thank you Karen! I think the Mall Rat look is the one I’d go for!

Diana Haggerty
Diana Haggerty

February 01, 2019

Mall Rat!!!

Joanne
Joanne

February 01, 2019

It was a difficult decision they are both so cute, but I like how you combined the that the brightly colored sweater into the mix. So I chose the Mall Rat. Thank you for always offering such creative outfits to us.

Shirley
Shirley

February 01, 2019

The 80’s girl gets my vote. Love the outfit!

Marinda
Marinda

February 01, 2019

80’s girl, love the lunchbox and leggings.

T
T

February 01, 2019

I like the Mall Rat because my Granddaughter is sitting beside me and she helped me pick!

Karen
Karen

February 01, 2019

Thanks for the giveaway. I voted for Mall Rat. I like the pop of color the cardigan adds.

Stephanie
Stephanie

February 01, 2019

80s girl outfit has my vote!

Stephanie
Stephanie

February 01, 2019

This was a difficult decision but I’m going to cast my vote for Mall Rat.

Janice
Janice

February 01, 2019

I like the Mall Rat. The sweater and boots just set it off. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway.

Diane
Diane

February 01, 2019

Thank you Karen for the giveaway! I like the mall rat look best.

Rania
Rania

February 01, 2019

I like the “Mall Rat”

Nancy
Nancy

February 01, 2019

That was a difficult choice—both are adorable. 80’s girl outfit got my vote. Thanks for the wonderful choices.

Beaj
Beaj

February 01, 2019

Thanks Karen….so hard to choose as both are great and I’d be happy with either one but will choose 80’s look.:)

PAT H
PAT H

February 01, 2019

Thanks Diane. I love them both, but, I pick the 80’s girl.

Mrs. H
Mrs. H

February 01, 2019

That dress makes me dash for the calico scraps.
Voting for the 80’s hair ribbon and tennies.
hard choice between Hello Kitty and adorable sweater…..

LaShan
LaShan

February 01, 2019

Both are adorable but the 80’s Girl has my vote.

Bev
Bev

February 01, 2019

Like the 80’s, both are great!!!

sue
sue

February 01, 2019

80s girl is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! I love to shop at Pixie Faire….SEW much more fun than going to a MALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sue
sue

February 01, 2019

80s girl is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! I love to shop at Pixie Faire….SEW much more fun than going to a MALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betty
Betty

February 01, 2019

Thank you for the chance. I pick The 80’s Girl

Carrie Lancon
Carrie Lancon

February 01, 2019

Thank you dianna. I like the 80’s girl best.

Stella
Stella

February 01, 2019

The mall rat is my favorite!

Kathleen
Kathleen

February 01, 2019

Super duper cute. Love both but especially the Mall Rat outfit. Would love to dress my doll in this outfit !1

Debbee
Debbee

February 01, 2019

I like the “Mall Rat” the sweater completes the outfit. So cute!

Janet
Janet

February 01, 2019

Love that 80’s Girl!!

Patricia
Patricia

February 01, 2019

Although I would use different fabric, I believe that I would make the “Mall Rat” outfit. I would love the have a fuchsia colored sweater, and maybe others in blue, pink, cream, white, and purple. You can never have too many sweaters, or too many dolls.

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

February 01, 2019

Thank you, Dianne
I’m partial to 80s look.

Roxanne
Roxanne

February 01, 2019

I like Mall Rat.

Sandi Storey
Sandi Storey

February 01, 2019

I love the Mall rat for sure although both are so adorable.

BevM
BevM

February 01, 2019

Thanks for the cute outfits. The 80’s weren’t that long ago.

MollyJ
MollyJ

February 01, 2019

Mall Rat for the win? They’re both cute, but as a kid who grew up in the ’80’s, we wouldn’t have worn those fabrics on the dress in the ’80’s. The outfit is super cute, though, either way it’s worn!

Julie Kirby
Julie Kirby

February 01, 2019

Both outfits are very nice! As an 80’s girl, I absolutely have to pick the 80’s look as my favorite. Super cute!!! Thanks for the opportunity to vote and learn more about how Karen got into designing doll clothes.

Wendy Sparkman
Wendy Sparkman

February 01, 2019

Love the Hello Kitty lunchbox with the 80’s girl!

Dale
Dale

February 01, 2019

The Mall Rat outfit set – love the pink and black together! Love the shopping bag too!!

Simone
Simone

February 01, 2019

Thank you, Dianne! I like the Mall Rat outfit! Looks very cute and modern. I love shopping at the mall, too!

Gerda
Gerda

February 01, 2019

I love the mall rat.
Have a nice weekend.

Christine
Christine

February 01, 2019

80’s gal! Her sneakers & accessories are a perfect complement to the outfit!

Connie
Connie

February 01, 2019

I like the Mall Rat best. Might be because those lace leggings make me think they would be itchy!!

Kathy
Kathy

February 01, 2019

Thank you for a great giveaway. I love the Mall Rat Look.

Mary
Mary

February 01, 2019

Both are cute, but being at lots of craft sales little girls seem to like the funky look so would say 80s look would be better.

Marianne
Marianne

February 01, 2019

I love both outfits! It was a difficult choice, but in the end I had to vote for the Mall Rat outfit! The accessories are what swayed my decision. Those boots are the cutest!

Thank you to all the designers. I can sew just about anything with a good pattern, but I don’t think I would ever attempt to make my own, though I know that my mother did, back in the day. Thanks again!

Natasha
Natasha

February 01, 2019

They’re both cute but being an 80’s girl had to go with that one :)

silgalia
silgalia

February 01, 2019

The 80s girl looks the best! They are both cute. Thank you for the wonderful patterns.

Laura
Laura

February 01, 2019

Love the brilliant pink sweater with the black and white and the boots and the little carry bag.
All so cute. I have that pattern and now more inspired to make it up.

Jennifer
Jennifer

February 01, 2019

I like the mall rat outfit, the pink sweater adds a nice pop of color.

Pat
Pat

February 01, 2019

I like the Mat Rat outfit. Your designs are fabulous!!!

S
S

February 01, 2019

I like the mall rat outfit.

M.
M.

February 01, 2019

I like the mall rat outfit and would never admit to having been a mall rat! Thanks and have a great day.

marie
marie

February 01, 2019

I think the 80’s girl looks best. I love this dress, I’ve made this dress for my grand daughter to wear about 20 yrs ago. It turned out so cute and works up great in themes like dots or flowers or as shown in black and white! thank you all who have made this giveaway possible!!

marie
marie

February 01, 2019

I think the 80’s girl looks best. I love this dress, I’ve made this dress for my grand daughter to wear about 20 yrs ago. It turned out so cute and works up great in themes like dots or flowers or as shown in black and white! thank you all who have made this giveaway possible!!

marie
marie

February 01, 2019

I think the 80’s girl looks best. I love this dress, I’ve made this dress for my grand daughter to wear about 20 yrs ago. It turned out so cute and works up great in themes like dots or flowers or as shown in black and white! thank you all who have made this giveaway possible!!

marie
marie

February 01, 2019

I think the 80’s girl looks best. I love this dress, I’ve made this dress for my grand daughter to wear about 20 yrs ago. It turned out so cute and works up great in themes like dots or flowers or as shown in black and white! thank you all who have made this giveaway possible!!

marie
marie

February 01, 2019

I think the 80’s girl looks best. I love this dress, I’ve made this dress for my grand daughter to wear about 20 yrs ago. It turned out so cute and works up great in themes like dots or flowers or as shown in black and white! thank you all who have made this giveaway possible!!

gloria
gloria

February 01, 2019

80’s girl is what I pick, brings back memories!!

Jayme
Jayme

February 01, 2019

I love the Mall Rat Boots but the pink sweater is a little much.

Stacy Jozwiak
Stacy Jozwiak

February 01, 2019

The 80s girl looks the best! The hair, the lunchbox, the lace tights!!

Jane
Jane

February 01, 2019

I like the Mall Rat best, love the pop of pink.

Wanda Banks
Wanda Banks

February 01, 2019

The 80’s outfit looks best.

susie
susie

February 01, 2019

Mall Rat! The sweater really makes the outfit pop!!! Love it!

Kathleen
Kathleen

February 01, 2019

80’s girl

Marsha
Marsha

February 01, 2019

Thank you, Karen, and Pixie Faire! Both outfits are adorable, but I slightly prefer the Mall Rat because of the pop of color with the black and white.

Audrey Stewart
Audrey Stewart

February 01, 2019

I love both looks. They are so cute. My girls would wear them.

Linda
Linda

February 01, 2019

The sweater just makes the whole outfit pop. Mall Rat is my fav!

Brionna
Brionna

February 01, 2019

What a difficult decision! However I although I like them both and I find the pop of color by adding the sweater to be striking. However the 80’s version gets my vote in the end as I love the accessories so much and I find them to suit the outfit better.
Thank you so much Karen for sharing your creative designs by giving away these outfits. I’d love to be able to also thank you everyone at Pixie Faire for making this all possible, as well as giving everyone who visits the site/is subscribed to the newsletter of Pixie Faire, the ability and opportunity to win one of the amazing outfits.

Thank you all once again, Brionna

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