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

Cynthia
Cynthia

January 29, 2019

I like the Mall Rat outfit, but I LOVE the Hello Kitty lunch box!

Cindy
Cindy

January 29, 2019

Vote for 80’s girl

Susan
Susan

January 29, 2019

The Mall Rat looks like my kids — but my Granddaughter would relate better to the 80’s kid.
She looks like Chloe.

Barbara
Barbara

January 29, 2019

I prefer Mall Rat because that pink cardigan is fabulous!

Gaile
Gaile

January 29, 2019

I like the mall rat the best. Cute sweater and boots. Thank you for such a cute pattern

leticia
leticia

January 29, 2019

My vote is for the Mall Rat outfit, it’s such a cute and fun look. Thank you Karen and Pixie Faire. I also enjoyed reading the designer spotlight on Karen.

Lezlie
Lezlie

January 29, 2019

Thank you for the great designs. I vote for the 80’s style. love the leggings look !

Jackie
Jackie

January 29, 2019

Thank you Dianne, Karen, for the snazzy outfit I chose the mall rat that was I like the way you use the different black and white and the black leggings and boots really matches what the young girls wear to the. I enjoyed the interview it makes you appreciate the sewer when you see her outfits. Thank you Pixiefaire for your blog and having these give aways.
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Marian
Marian

January 29, 2019

Love the Mall Rat!

Christa
Christa

January 29, 2019

This is the hardest one to choose yet. I choose the 80’s girl, but simply because the sweater covers too much of the cute dress. I really like them both!

Martha K F
Martha K F

January 29, 2019

I really like the sweater

Suzi
Suzi

January 29, 2019

Thank you , Karen, for 2 darling outfits! I prefer the dress styled with the pink sweater jacket – Mall Rat.

Carol L
Carol L

January 29, 2019

I like both looks, but 80’s girl gets my vote. Love the leggings!

Sandra L.
Sandra L.

January 29, 2019

I voted for the "80’s girl.

Kristina
Kristina

January 29, 2019

Love the 80’s outfit the best

Linda
Linda

January 29, 2019

I love the 80’s look and I really like the black & White! Thank You!

Carole
Carole

January 29, 2019

They are both so cute but I love the 80’s better. Thank you Dianne!

Margaret(Peggy)
Margaret(Peggy)

January 29, 2019

Mall Eat……just love the bright pink sweater!

Betty
Betty

January 29, 2019

I like the Mall Rat best. I think that my great grandaughters would both like that look best.

Cathy
Cathy

January 29, 2019

I liked 80’s girl best

Cathy
Cathy

January 29, 2019

I liked 80’s girl best

Karen
Karen

January 29, 2019

Like the mall rat. Matches me!! Thanks

Emily H.
Emily H.

January 29, 2019

They’re both great looks but the Mall Rat got my vote. I think I owned those boots at one point during the 80’s.

Jane
Jane

January 29, 2019

I love the sweater on mall rat, I really do. But the shoes with 80’s girl and the look, just like my girls dressed. so, 80’s girl it is. That’s my favorite!

jennifer w
jennifer w

January 29, 2019

the mall rat remains me of my grandma

Ann
Ann

January 29, 2019

Who’s Dianne? It says to “thank Dianne” in the instructions but I don’t know who Dianne is. The outfit is from Jelly Bean Soup designer Karen Sherman. I enjoyed the interview. It’s fun to know where “Jelly Bean Soup” comes from. So, thanks Karen: Love the dress. Especially love the fabric and how it enhances the style. There are certain things I like about both looks; like the lace capri-leggings and blue tennys of the 80s style and the short black boots of the Mall look. Difficult as it was to choose I chose the Mall look because she’s holding a Fudge Forever bag and who can argue with that!?!

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

January 29, 2019

I like the 80’s Girl. I grew up in the 70’s.

Sophie T
Sophie T

January 29, 2019

I like the Mall Rat outfit because the pink cardigan makes it stand out!

Jaclyn C.
Jaclyn C.

January 29, 2019

Both are adorable but I voted for the 80’s look!

Samantha
Samantha

January 29, 2019

I am voting for the Mall Rat outfit best. The cardigan sweater, shopping bag, and boots – great accessories. The 80’s Girl outfit is cute too : )

Sue
Sue

January 29, 2019

Thanks Karen and I like Mall Rat the best.

Margaret I.
Margaret I.

January 29, 2019

Thanks Karen for the sweet little outfit…I voted for the Mall rat…because I like the sweater..

Barb
Barb

January 29, 2019

I love the outfit both ways but the 80’s girl gets my vote. Thank you for everything you do for us.

Marian Tworek
Marian Tworek

January 29, 2019

80’s girl, my daughter wore her hair like that in a school photo, I used to make her long sweatshirt which she wore over leggings!

sue
sue

January 29, 2019

Both outfits are cute – I prefer 80’s girl

Betty Nelson
Betty Nelson

January 29, 2019

Thanks Dianne-the 80’s. Hello Kitty was my daughters favorite. Good memories.

Motorcycle Oma
Motorcycle Oma

January 29, 2019

I love the Mall Rat, the jacket is such a nice pop of colour.

Mrs. T
Mrs. T

January 29, 2019

Thanks, Karen, for giving away the cute items. I chose the Mall Rat look even though I detest shopping!

Ann
Ann

January 29, 2019

The 80’s Girl gets my vote. Thank you Karen and Pixie Faire!

Beth
Beth

January 29, 2019

It’s a cute outfit with whatever you use to accessorize! I love the lunch box and lace tights of 80’s Girl

Stephanie Walter
Stephanie Walter

January 29, 2019

80"s girl

Chridtine
Chridtine

January 29, 2019

I prefer the 80’s look, mostly because I love the Hello Kitty lunchbox!!

Bernice
Bernice

January 29, 2019

Thanks Dianne. Both outfits are great but I like the lace leggings so I voted for 80’s girl

Johnnie
Johnnie

January 29, 2019

The Mall Rat does not look as dates as the 80’s Girl. The addition of color also makes it a stand out.

Alison Arsenault
Alison Arsenault

January 29, 2019

Love the Mall Rat, the pink sweater puts the icing on the cake so to speak.

Mary Wezner
Mary Wezner

January 29, 2019

Adorable! My vote goes with “Mall Rat”. I love the pop of pink!

Danny Goode
Danny Goode

January 29, 2019

love the 80’s girl…thank you Dianne

Sheryl Knowles
Sheryl Knowles

January 29, 2019

This is a fantastic dress. Thank you Dianne.
As a fan of cardigans, I have to go with the Mall costume. Love that POP of magenta against all the black and white patterns.

Angelica V.
Angelica V.

January 29, 2019

I love the Mall Rat. Love the sweater. Thanks so much.

Danah M
Danah M

January 29, 2019

Memories. Love the 80’s look.

Liz
Liz

January 29, 2019

Thanks Diane! Love the “Mall Rat!”

cathy
cathy

January 29, 2019

Mall rat gets my vote, love the fuchsia sweater in the outfit. really makes the other colors pop

Leah
Leah

January 29, 2019

Love the hot pink mall rat sweater!

Deanna
Deanna

January 29, 2019

Gotta love the pink shrug. Ties the whole mall rat outfit together. My 3 year old daughter loves going to the “shopping mall”!

Connie
Connie

January 29, 2019

My vote goes to the 80s Girl.

Dorothy
Dorothy

January 29, 2019

Tough decision, but I chose 80’s girl, as that’s what my girls are. Thanks for the cute ideas!

Teresa-Jo
Teresa-Jo

January 29, 2019

The side pony and being able to see the dress in detail is appealing.
Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 29, 2019

The lunch box is adorable, but I had to vote for the Mall Rat. I think most outfits look better with a sweater ;)

Debra
Debra

January 29, 2019

I love both of these outfits – especially those lace leggings – but my vote went for Mall Rat because of that adorable pink sweater.

ELIZABETH CROSS
ELIZABETH CROSS

January 29, 2019

Love the Mall Rat. ,pink Cardigan is perfect Thanks for the opportunity to win
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ELIZABETH CROSS
ELIZABETH CROSS

January 29, 2019

Love the Mall Rat. ,pink Cardigan is perfect Thanks for the opportunity to win
.

Barbara Peart
Barbara Peart

January 29, 2019

Absolutely darling fashions – hard to choose which one – I will definitely get the patterns.

Stephanie C.
Stephanie C.

January 29, 2019

I love the 80’s girl. I had a lace top like the leggings. Those were fun times. Thank you Karen and cinnamon for this great giveaway. :)

norma Mikkola
norma Mikkola

January 29, 2019

Always difficult choices -— I pick the 80’s girl. All you offer is so exciting, it is not easy being patient for a week for the next information. Thank you

Mary R.
Mary R.

January 29, 2019

I love the “80’s Girl" the best, but both are cute. I love all of the Jelly Bean Soup patterns.

Diana G
Diana G

January 29, 2019

Thanks for the chance to win !

Faye
Faye

January 29, 2019

I Love the 80’s girl, reminds me of my daughter growing up.

Roxanne
Roxanne

January 29, 2019

I picked the 80’s girl but both girls are so cute!

Marion
Marion

January 29, 2019

I like the 80’s girl. Thank You Dianne
Marion

 Connie Johnson
Connie Johnson

January 29, 2019

Thanks so much! I love the 80’s so much fun. God bless.

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

January 29, 2019

I am voting for the 80’s girl, but it was a hard choice.

Ilona
Ilona

January 29, 2019

I like Mall Rat the best, especially the color of her jacket.

Cindy
Cindy

January 29, 2019

Love the pop of color the jacket adds

Gail
Gail

January 29, 2019

What a cute outfit! Thank you.

Joy
Joy

January 29, 2019

I like them both but I think I sway to the 80,s look more.

CHERYL
CHERYL

January 29, 2019

i like the Mall Rat look’

Julie
Julie

January 29, 2019

80’s girl gets my vote, I would love a pair of those blue shoes for my own spring wardrobe!

Estela
Estela

January 29, 2019

I like the Mall Rat the best.

Marilee
Marilee

January 29, 2019

I’d wear it!

Krystyl R
Krystyl R

January 29, 2019

Thank you so much! I love the whole collection… my favourite is the 80’s “style”… gotta love those lace leggings!

Lucretia Crowe
Lucretia Crowe

January 29, 2019

Thank you Dianne. I like the “80’s Girl” best.

Terri
Terri

January 29, 2019

I think the 80s look is adorable.

mariann
mariann

January 29, 2019

What a tough choice but I voted for the 80’s Girl. Thank you so much for the chance to win

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

January 29, 2019

I like Mall Rat best, but all are totally cute & fun pieces to combine! Thanks, Karen!!!

Feriba
Feriba

January 29, 2019

Thank you Karen ! The outfits are awesomely cute and I love your style.

Sue
Sue

January 29, 2019

I want to combine them, the leggings and boots together, but if I must choose….Mall Rat.

Carole
Carole

January 29, 2019

You make it very difficult to make a choice!!!! They are both adorable and I guess if I have to make a choice I would go with “mall Rat”!!!

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee

January 29, 2019

I love 80s look. It just looks more little girlish to me. My daughter were born in the 80s and they loved that side pony.

Laurie
Laurie

January 29, 2019

I love them both! But I chose the Mall Rat. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori Morton
Lori Morton

January 29, 2019

Thank you Dianne! Both outfits are cute as can be..but we are loving the Mall Rat best :)

Barbara W
Barbara W

January 29, 2019

Mall Rat. Love the pink jacket!

LM
LM

January 29, 2019

Mall rat. Love the sweater & boots combo.

Christine T
Christine T

January 29, 2019

Both of these patterns are great, but I like the Mall Rat best because of the sweater. I love the colour and it makes me feel warm. Today we are digging out after a snow storm and the temperature is dropping. Thanks, Karen, for the pattern.

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

January 29, 2019

Ms Sherman doesn’t look happy.

Marie
Marie

January 29, 2019

Thank you for such beutiful outfit. I like the 80s one best!!

Laurainne Williams
Laurainne Williams

January 29, 2019

Thanks, Karen! I vote for the Mall Rat as I like the splash of colour with the outfit.

Laura
Laura

January 29, 2019

Either one, both are adorable. But the one with the pink sweater really pops….Mall Rat

Carrie
Carrie

January 29, 2019

Thank you!! Even though I a child of the 80s, I love the sweater with it so I picked mall rat.

Karen
Karen

January 29, 2019

Both are adorable, but I like Mall Rat a little more. Great patterns!

Linda A C
Linda A C

January 29, 2019

I pick the 80s girl.

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