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

 


91 Comments

Sue
Sue

January 29, 2019

Both outfits are very cute, but I like the mall rat outfit the best.

CarolB
CarolB

January 29, 2019

I vote for 80’s girls. It reminds me of my girls when they were little. I even made them little outfits very similiar to this. Thanks!

Roxanne
Roxanne

January 29, 2019

I like Mall rat.

Madeleine
Madeleine

January 29, 2019

I vote for the Mall Rat. The pink sweater really makes the dress pop!

moi
moi

January 29, 2019

Great looks to remember the old days! Thanks for offering them to us.

Judy H
Judy H

January 29, 2019

I looks great on The 80’s look is so trendy. I love the lacey leggins also. Thank you Karen for another super cute outfit.

norma
norma

January 29, 2019

like them both, but why cover up the beautiful dress so i vote for the 80’s

Dottie B
Dottie B

January 29, 2019

I like the mall rat best. Mostly because I looked at the 80’s girl and she looked freezing cold. With bad weather this week, I chose the fuzzy warm sweater look. Tomorrow’s weather listed here: (Brrrr!)
Wednesday:
High: 0°F; Low: 8°F - Snow showers, extremely cold, drifting, Wind chills -20 to -35 below zero (-40 along and south of I-94). Chance of precip.: 90%

Dee
Dee

January 29, 2019

Love them both!

JODI
JODI

January 29, 2019

My vote definitely goes to ’80’s Girl.

T Marie
T Marie

January 29, 2019

Love the Mall Rat! Thanks

Patricia Brinnon
Patricia Brinnon

January 29, 2019

I love the 80’s look. I like the mix and match idea on this pattern. Thanks DiAnne.

Lori
Lori

January 29, 2019

I love both the looks, but I voted for the 80’s girl.

Andie
Andie

January 29, 2019

Both very cute! However, I think I like the mall rat best.

Andie
Andie

January 29, 2019

Both very cute! However, I think I like the mall rat best.

Donna
Donna

January 29, 2019

Like,
O’
Meh’
Gaush!
Mall rat is “totally” it!

Thank you for the great outfits, the ongoing highlight of the designers, and Pixie Faire!
I so love that I belong to this community.

Cath
Cath

January 29, 2019

Thanks for the opportunity. The blue shoes are cute, but it can’t compete with the boots and a sweater. Us knitters love those sweaters, even if they are sewn. Have a great new year!

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 29, 2019

I like the Mall Rat outfit, the boots are too cute.

Clarissa
Clarissa

January 29, 2019

Both are so cute. The dress can be mix and matched with so many neat fabrics.

Marty C.
Marty C.

January 29, 2019

I like them both but love the Mall Rat!

Elisabeth A. L.
Elisabeth A. L.

January 29, 2019

I love the 80s look. My fav food is a nice large green salad with fresh ground ginger and fresh squeezed orange juice dressing.

Piroska
Piroska

January 29, 2019

I love them both, but my fave is Mall Rat.

France
France

January 29, 2019

I like the miss and match.
Thanks

MARY
MARY

January 29, 2019

80s Girl!

Jane W
Jane W

January 29, 2019

I love the mall rat. the pink cardigan really sets it off! Karen, thanks for a really cute look!

Errnestine
Errnestine

January 29, 2019

I like mall rat. My dream vacation would be Marthas Vineyard or an Alaskan cruise

Lavern Golden
Lavern Golden

January 29, 2019

I love the 80’s Girl look. It reminds me of my daughter when she was growing up during that era.

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

January 29, 2019

I like the Mall Rat best with the colorful jacket.

Jan K
Jan K

January 29, 2019

Love the mall rat out fit. Must get the sweater pattern!! Thanks!

Loretta
Loretta

January 29, 2019

I love the Hello Kitty lunch box, leggins & sneakers, but the Mall Rat gets my vote. The Sweater, boots and tote bag really make the outfit!

Sparkle
Sparkle

January 29, 2019

Thank you, Karen. My favorite is 80s girl.

linda
linda

January 29, 2019

80’s girl looks just like my daughter in the 80’s.

Joyce
Joyce

January 29, 2019

I love the 80’s girl

Kathi
Kathi

January 29, 2019

I love the Mall Rat outfit!!

Kathy W.
Kathy W.

January 29, 2019

I love the Jennifer and Kate drop-waist party dress. It’s one of my “go-to” patterns. I’ve made it several times, and it never disappoints. The Halloween print with black ruffled netting was a favorite. I find the pattern very easy, and in no time I have a finished product. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration, Karen.

Sue
Sue

January 29, 2019

I like the pink cardigan and the boots but I probably would add the lace leggings to that outfit for a young lady out shopping. Cute outfit either way

Peggy
Peggy

January 29, 2019

I like the mall rat look!

LINDAK
LINDAK

January 29, 2019

I love the pop of color of the Mall Rat outfit!!!

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

January 29, 2019

Thank you, Karen! Cute outfit! I voted for the Mall Rat.

Maria
Maria

January 29, 2019

The mall rat with the cardigan just looks adorable.

Mara
Mara

January 29, 2019

Love this, thanks So much for the design & chance to win! I vote for the Mall Rat outfit. 💕

Tanya
Tanya

January 29, 2019

Again, two greatvout fits. How do you pick? The outfit i’m Leaning to iOS based solely on the fact that I think it looks more real like a miniature human is wearing it, instead of a really great outfit on a doll. But it is really a close call but the red sweater give the outfit that pop of color. Love the side ponytail. Soo hard to choose!! Both are winners!!

Gail
Gail

January 29, 2019

I Love the “Mall Rat” beautiful color combination!

Louise
Louise

January 29, 2019

The Mall Rat, please. The cardi goes great with the dress.

Herma
Herma

January 29, 2019

Love the pop of color with the sweater on Mall Rat.

Margot
Margot

January 29, 2019

Absolutely adorable, I love both of them so much. I pick Mall Rat, I have a thing for sweaters.
Thank you Karen.

Katrina
Katrina

January 29, 2019

My vote is for the 80s one!

Lyn K
Lyn K

January 29, 2019

Both cute and different, mall rat looks more put together

Brenda Ward
Brenda Ward

January 29, 2019

They both look wonderful, but I have to pick the mall rat… Maybe because she looks a bit more traditional… Thanks for the wonderful pattern.

Crete
Crete

January 29, 2019

I was born in 80’s and am kinda glad I didn’t have to wear the fashions for long. I’m impressed you made this look so cute! I love the color pop of the sweater look.

Kathleen Cummings
Kathleen Cummings

January 29, 2019

I love the “80’s Girl” the best. I’ve made this dress and love the way it looks with the lacy leggings.

Patricia
Patricia

January 29, 2019

Although I find the title “Mall Rat” unappetizing, I think the fuchsia sweater makes the outfit; love black and white, but it needs a pop of color.

Susan
Susan

January 29, 2019

I love love love the Mall Rat. I love the style and fabric and colors!!

Judy Bean
Judy Bean

January 29, 2019

I love the Mall Rat outfit best! I think the sweater makes it “pop”.

Eva
Eva

January 29, 2019

They are both so adorable. I guess if I had to choose it would be the Mall Rat.

Jenni Rose
Jenni Rose

January 29, 2019

Thank you Dianne for such a great office! I like Mall Rat because I love the sweater and boot look!

Jenni

Kathleen
Kathleen

January 29, 2019

Both looks are darling, Karen, especially like the lace leggings as they could go with so many outfits. I think the Mall Rat is more striking because of the contrast of the fuschia slouch cardigan and shopping bag with the black and white dress. Just love black and white and fuschia together. Thanks for another great pattern!

Dolores
Dolores

January 29, 2019

I like them both but probably the Mall Rat best. Thank you Karen. I was a kid tap dancer too.

Maureen
Maureen

January 29, 2019

I vote for the mall rat.

ET
ET

January 29, 2019

Cool outfit!

Cheri
Cheri

January 29, 2019

I like the mall rat because the cardigan really adds a lot to the outfit. It makes it look classy.

BrendaK
BrendaK

January 29, 2019

What a cute way to use my scraps!!!

Gianna
Gianna

January 29, 2019

Mall rat

Sandy Stave
Sandy Stave

January 29, 2019

I vote for the Mall Gal. The outfit and accessories match well. A great pattern to use up “charm” quilting square bundles I have in my stash! Thank you!

Elin
Elin

January 29, 2019

I LOVE the Mall Rat outfit more!

Pamela
Pamela

January 29, 2019

I absolutely LOVE Jelly Bean Soup patterns. They are my go to patterns when I am stuck on what to make. Thanks for another cute design!!!

Kathy
Kathy

January 29, 2019

I like both looks but prefer the Mall Rat so it got my vote this week. Thanks Karen for a chance to win both of these adorable outfits. I love them.

Sonja
Sonja

January 29, 2019

I voted for the 80’s girl! Love those cute lace leggings—they really help to show off the dress itself. What a great pattern. Thanks for such a great giveaway, Karen.

Cindy
Cindy

January 29, 2019

Both are super cute. My fav is Mall Rat. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pat Penley
Pat Penley

January 29, 2019

I voted the Mall Rat because there was no choice to vote Both. I’m wondering if this dress could be made with Jelly Roll fabric. I hope to see this in the WW size.

Ellen
Ellen

January 29, 2019

I voted for Mall Rat. I love the magenta sweater.

Sue C
Sue C

January 29, 2019

Thank you so much for your generosity! While I love them both, the mall rat is my choice. I love the contrast of the raspberry cardigan with the black and white.

Alice Denny
Alice Denny

January 29, 2019

This was a hard one. Both looks are so cute. But I lean towards the 80s look just a little more. I want to try this outfit in red/white, blue/white and yellow/white.

Susan
Susan

January 28, 2019

Love these patterns!

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 28, 2019

They are both just so cute! It’s so hard to choose!I guess I’ll go with 80’s girl.

Amy B
Amy B

January 28, 2019

I love the 80s girl!

Nel
Nel

January 28, 2019

like them both ,Voted for the mall rat .Thanks Karen.

C L
C L

January 28, 2019

Mall rat

Bridgette Shippy
Bridgette Shippy

January 28, 2019

80s girl

Beth C
Beth C

January 28, 2019

I voted for the 80’s girl! So cute!

Krista C
Krista C

January 28, 2019

I love the dress, thanks Karen! I think I’ll vote for 80’s Girl. It’s those lace leggings and converse.

Sam
Sam

January 28, 2019

Thanks for the chance to win a cute outfit. Voted 80/s girl.

Helen
Helen

January 28, 2019

Thank you Karen for such cute outfits. I had such a hard decision to make, because I really like both of them. But finally decided on the Mall Rat. The reason was because of the accessories.

Rachel
Rachel

January 28, 2019

I voted for Mall Rat, thanks Dianne!

Diana Geiger
Diana Geiger

January 28, 2019

Thank you Karen for such cute outfit. I like the 80s one best.

Christine
Christine

January 28, 2019

This must be a new dress pattern, or I missed it. Super cute!

Shaya W.
Shaya W.

January 28, 2019

I love them both, but I’m going for the 80s!

Christine
Christine

January 28, 2019

Ps, how and were do we look to see who wins each week?

Diane
Diane

January 28, 2019

Thank you caring such a cute outfit. I like the fabric choices!

Christine
Christine

January 28, 2019

This is hard, they are both perfect. I picked re 80sgirl as my grandaugters would love that whole look. Adorable, however I bought the cardigan pattern and attempting to make it for a couple outfits for the girls now. They love leggings, So so cute! Thankyou, hope I win!

Sue Normann
Sue Normann

January 28, 2019

Karen, thanks for the great pattern. I love the 80s gal version.

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