June 17, 2019

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Mix & Match Monday - Enter To Win! June 17th -24th

Hi everyone, 

Enter To Win! Which Look Is Best? Vote Now!

This week's giveaway includes two unique stylings of the Serenade Maxi Dress designed to fit 18 inch American Girl dolls! 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 items* featured in both looks! (*Note - dolls are not included in the giveaway.)

More About The Mix Up:  This week we are excited to present two cute looks that feature the Serenade Maxi Dress doll clothes pattern design.

The giveaway includes:

  • The Serenade Maxi Dress: The dress featured here, has been made by Karen Wadsworth as a prototype piece for use in her patternThe dress features a fitted, dropped bodice with a graceful curve, a high-low skirt, and pretty bias ties that add an unexpected touch to the back. It's made in a lightweight woven cotton with a beautiful Hawaiian style print. Perfect for summer!
  • The Market Stroll outfit includes a floppy burlap beach hat made using the My Angie Girl Sun Bathing Cutie pattern, and is paired with white sandals and a darling little flower bouquet! She'll be ready to stroll around at the local farmers market for hours on end in this super cute look!
  • The Ala Moana Style outfit includes a few stylish accessories for the trendsetting doll on her way to shop at the world famous Ala Moana Shopping Center! She is wearing a pair of animal print sunglasses, iridescent green flats, and a cute brown faux leather handbag.

     

     

     

    Make It Today: Like the two looks that we've created and want to make your own? Click the images below to check out the patterns available.

          

               

    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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    Visit the Forever 18 Inches pattern collection today!


    Get to know Karen (in her own words): I've always loved dolls. My tenth birthday present from my mother was an honest-to-goodness sewing basket filled to the brim with supplies, and a Barbie pattern. I was in heaven! I sewed throughout my high school years and then began again when my great nieces received American Girl dolls. My teenage sons were horrified that their mother was playing with dolls. During that time I also discovered Liberty Jane patterns. Wow--stylish, detailed patterns for dolls with fantastic instructions and a beautiful fit! Before I realized what was happening I was designing my own patterns. Partnering with PixieFaire, as a seller and designer, has been such a fun adventure! I'm grateful to those of you who have become customers and friends along the way. This pattern is my thank you to all of you--enjoy!  

     

    Get to know her a little more with this fun Q and A interview!

    Q.  What's your favorite food?

    Karen:  There isn't much I don't like.  But if it packs some heat it will usually be high on the approval list.  Chiles, salsa, Szechuan, Thai….bring it on! I do make exceptions for dark chocolate.

     

    Q.  What's your favorite tv show, movie, or book?

    Karen:  I like NCIS and The Great British Baking Show, and love the 1995 A&E version of Pride and Prejudice.  The David Suchet series of Hercule Poirot stories is wonderful, too!  Return to Me and Babette's Feast are two of my favorite movies.  Favorite book?  That's like trying to name a favorite child.  But I enjoy reading anything by C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, James Herriot, Jane Austen, and George MacDonald.  Tom Sawyer and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy are other favorites.  

     

    Q.  Coffee or tea?

    Karen:  Both.  Coffee with strong flavors and tea with more delicate ones.  Except for ginger tea.  It's a stand-alone any-time-of-the-day drink.  (As I think about it, it's probably because of the heat factor.)

     

    Q.  Where's your favorite place to shop?

    Karen:  I can get lost for hours in a used bookstore.  I also love cruising through fabric stores, art supply stores, nurseries, and produce stands.  When I visited the downtown flower market warehouse I felt like I was stepping into Oz!  Basically, anything that deals with color is very appealing.

     

    Q.  What inspired your brand name?

    Karen:  It's a play on the Forever 21 store name.  My husband loves puns and I think it rubbed off on me.  

     

    Q.  What is your dream vacation?

    Karen:  There's so much I'd like to see..but anywhere with beautiful scenery where I can paint is a plus.  I'd love to visit Israel and spend a lot of time in Italy and Switzerland.

     

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

    Thanks, everyone!

    The Pixie Faire Team

     


    100 Comments

    Carole
    Carole

    June 19, 2019

    I vote for the Ala Moana Style, so cute. Thank you Karen Wadsworth and Pixie Faire

    Florence
    Florence

    June 19, 2019

    Thank you Karen and Pixie Faire! Love the dress. So perfect for summer!

    grannie frannie
    grannie frannie

    June 19, 2019

    What a lovely dress … it makes up beautifully in showcased fabric! Since I must make a choice, I’ll spring for Market Stroll. The hat just adds additional appeal to the outfit.

    Deborah
    Deborah

    June 19, 2019

    I love the Ala Moana as will my granddaughter, Liara, as she loves the very female designs with purses for shopping!
    Ta, Deb

    Joyce Stratton
    Joyce Stratton

    June 19, 2019

    My vote is for the Ala Moana Style. So cute!

    Tara
    Tara

    June 19, 2019

    I vote for Ala Moana style. Thanks for the giveaway!

    lisa
    lisa

    June 19, 2019

    I love the Market style, the hat is the best.

    Rhonda
    Rhonda

    June 19, 2019

    I can’t wait to start sewing for the 18" Doll!!

    Diane
    Diane

    June 19, 2019

    I love the dress pattern and fabric so much, I would be thrilled with either set of accessories. This pattern is on my wish list.

    ROSALY
    ROSALY

    June 19, 2019

    SOOOO SOOO CUTE !! BUT IF I HAVE TO CHOOSE THE MARKET STROLL X

    Pat
    Pat

    June 19, 2019

    Tough choice this time, love them both ❤️

    Bonnie
    Bonnie

    June 19, 2019

    Thank you for all your patterns and quality products. I love the Ala Moana version as there is a sweetness in her look.
    Bless you all

    LindsC
    LindsC

    June 19, 2019

    I like Ala Moana best! Both are beautiful. Thank you for another generous giveaway!

    Dorothy
    Dorothy

    June 19, 2019

    How cute and summery they both are. I voted for Market Stroll because I love the big sun hat. Thanks again for adorable patterns!

    Cathie Clark
    Cathie Clark

    June 19, 2019

    I voted for Market Stroll. Thank you Karen and the pixie faire team.

    Maureen
    Maureen

    June 19, 2019

    Thank you Pixie Faire and Designer Karen!! To/two cute fashions to choose from and this was a little difficult for me too choose!! OH MY!! I have chosen ‘Ala Moana’ style….got to have those gorgeous sun glasses for some reason they just complete her beautiful look.

    France
    France

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana style

    Ann
    Ann

    June 19, 2019

    What happened to BoGo Friday Patterns? I am not getting the email.

    Lee
    Lee

    June 19, 2019

    I like the Ala Moana set! Thanks for the great giveaways and delightful patterns!

    Colleen
    Colleen

    June 19, 2019

    Love the outfits!!!!!!!!

    Karen T
    Karen T

    June 19, 2019

    They are both adorable but really like the Ala Moana accessories are really cute

    MARY
    MARY

    June 19, 2019

    Market Stroll is a perfect coloring for this doll!

    Mary Cox
    Mary Cox

    June 19, 2019

    Both outfits are adorable, but I go with Market Stroll. The accessories are what gives the outfit a sophisticated feel. Thanks Karen and Pixie Faire for an opportunity to win.

    Miller Kelly
    Miller Kelly

    June 19, 2019

    I like the market stroll the best with the summer sandals and floppy hat.

    Renee
    Renee

    June 19, 2019

    Thanks for another great giveaway, I love it all! Choosing Ala Moana style only because the purse grabbed me, SO darned cute 😆.

    Dawn
    Dawn

    June 19, 2019

    Forgot to add thanks Karen and the pixie Faire team for the great giveaways!

    Diane H.
    Diane H.

    June 19, 2019

    I love the little sandals with the Market Stroll. I guess I will have to get an 18" doll since the ones I have are 14.5". Would love to see you make outfits for that size as well. Very cute. . .will definitely get an 18" one if I win. Very cute outfits!

    Dawn
    Dawn

    June 19, 2019

    Both are adorable but I’m more drawn to the market stroll ☺️

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    June 19, 2019

    My daughters and I all agree on Ala Moana. We love the combination of accessories. We all love the color choices as well. It’s an adorable outfit!

    Beth
    Beth

    June 19, 2019

    Both outfits are very cute, but I vote for Ala Moana. the green slippers are just perfect for look. Thanks for the contest

    Olga
    Olga

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana gets my vote!!!

    Marie B.
    Marie B.

    June 19, 2019

    I love the Ala Moana!!!

    Janet
    Janet

    June 19, 2019

    I love the Market Stroll – so casual and relaxing.

    Lynn
    Lynn

    June 19, 2019

    Love the Market Stroll look. Cool and classy!

    Gaile
    Gaile

    June 19, 2019

    Love alamoano the dress material is so cute. The sandles straw hat and sunglasses are cute. Very creative

    Peggy
    Peggy

    June 19, 2019

    Both are very cute. The accessories of a la moana really make the look sing. My Felicity would love to own either outfit! Thanks for sharing your work with us all.

    Sue D
    Sue D

    June 19, 2019

    Thanks to Karen and the Pixie Faire Team. I like Market Stroll the best.

    Leanna
    Leanna

    June 19, 2019

    I love the sleek ‘Moana’ style. Thanks!

    Leah
    Leah

    June 19, 2019

    Market Stroll with hat and sandals is precious!

    Diane R
    Diane R

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana is the one I chose, but they are both darling. Thank you Karen and Pixie Faire for 2 beautiful outfits.

    Joy
    Joy

    June 19, 2019

    Market stroll is my pick today.

    Margaret I.
    Margaret I.

    June 19, 2019

    I choose the Market Stroll. Thanks to Karen, Cinnamon and the Pixie Faire Team for all they do for us.

    Tamara G
    Tamara G

    June 19, 2019

    Both so cute! But I think I vote for Ala Moana. Such a darling dress pattern!

    Linda
    Linda

    June 19, 2019

    The fabric you chose is beautiful for this dress. The Ala Moana is the one that fits my dolly’s personality best. Thanks

    Jil
    Jil

    June 19, 2019

    A really hard decision, both are so cute, but if I had to choose just one I’d choose Ala Moana. Thanks Karen for a great pattern and give away.

    GJ
    GJ

    June 19, 2019

    Both of the outfits are cute; however, I LOVE the Market Stroll outfit. The hat looks so darling with the maxi dress. Thank you for sharing the beautiful outfits and I hope that I am the lucky winner -:).

    Kathy
    Kathy

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana I think

    Margot
    Margot

    June 19, 2019

    Love both, I will choose Ala Moana. Thank you Karen,

    Lynn
    Lynn

    June 19, 2019

    They are both ADORBLE! If I had to choose I would pick Ala Moana but they are both so preciously cute! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Andrea
    Andrea

    June 19, 2019

    Wow! This is a hard decision… I like Ala Moana Style best! Thank you once again for two adorable outfits!

    Vi
    Vi

    June 19, 2019

    I vote for market stroll but both are adorable! Thank you to Karen and team!

    cathy
    cathy

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana gets my vote, adorable.

    Marilyn
    Marilyn

    June 19, 2019

    I like Market Stroll. Thank You Karen and the Pixie Faire team.
    Marilyn

    Margaret(Peggy)
    Margaret(Peggy)

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana, that fabric really shows off the pattern, this one I will have to order. Thanks Karen

    Beaj
    Beaj

    June 19, 2019

    Both are gorgeous but market stroll gets my vote this time…& Thanks your generosity is appreciated..:)

    Feriba
    Feriba

    June 19, 2019

    I love the Ala Moana look but both are adorable .I love the Forever 18 Inches styles

    Karen
    Karen

    June 19, 2019

    Whether she’s shopping or partying both outfits are lovely.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    June 19, 2019

    Both are cute but I like Ala Moana Style the best

    Colleen
    Colleen

    June 19, 2019

    I like them both, but will go with Market Stroll on this one. Thanks for the giveaway and adorable outfits!

    Dori
    Dori

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana—love the look with the little purse.

    Lynn Craig
    Lynn Craig

    June 19, 2019

    Both so cute, but the market stroll hat tips it for me.

    Diana
    Diana

    June 19, 2019

    Love the faux LB purse!

    Maureen
    Maureen

    June 19, 2019

    I like market stroll!

    Anita
    Anita

    June 19, 2019

    THESE ARE BOTH VERY DARLING! thank you for the opportunity (I really love the ala Moana style)

    Beverly
    Beverly

    June 19, 2019

    I guess I like the Market Stroll the best, I think I just like it better with the sandals.

    Sharon B.
    Sharon B.

    June 19, 2019

    Both set of accessories look terrific with that adorable dress! Thank you for your generosity!

    Laura
    Laura

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana! Thank you!

    Joyce
    Joyce

    June 19, 2019

    Ala moana for me

    Marcella
    Marcella

    June 19, 2019

    I love the designs on pixie faire. For me the ala moana style is the cutest. I love the glasses and the purse! Thank you to Karen the designer and pixie faire!

    Roxanne
    Roxanne

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana so cute!

    Cheryl
    Cheryl

    June 19, 2019

    I like Ala Moana the best she looks like she is ready for some summer fun. Thank you for the chance to win

    Roxanne
    Roxanne

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana! Really cute, thank you for the chance to win this for my granddaughters.

    Lyn K
    Lyn K

    June 19, 2019

    Difficult they are both so nice. Leaning toward ala moana, but then…..

    JUDY
    JUDY

    June 19, 2019

    I like ala moana best

    LORRAINE
    LORRAINE

    June 19, 2019

    I love love olve your style and I too like anything with color, sewing art and crafts flower gardens. Me thinks we might be kindred spirits

    CdnCrafter
    CdnCrafter

    June 19, 2019

    Thank you Karen & the Pixie Faire team! I voted for Ala Moana Style. Both outfits are adorable!

    Debra
    Debra

    June 19, 2019

    Well, this was a really hard choice because I love both of these looks! I finally pick the ala moana outfit, but it took me a LONG time to decide. Thank you so much, Karen, for the opportunity! You sound like a very interesting person and we have a LOT of interests in common!

    Sonja
    Sonja

    June 19, 2019

    Karen, I voted for Ala Moana, but that dress would look good with any accessories! Thanks so much for giving one away. Thanks to Pixie Faire for making it happen!

    Johnnie
    Johnnie

    June 19, 2019

    Karen, you made the choice hard. Both outfits are so beatiful! The Pixie Faire team did an excellent job of accessorize the dress. Thanks for this presentation.

    Ginger
    Ginger

    June 19, 2019

    I love the Ala Moana style, it is really sweet looking!

    Linda A C
    Linda A C

    June 19, 2019

    I like Ala Moana.

    mariann
    mariann

    June 19, 2019

    I vote for Market Stroll…thx for the chance to win

    Jane W.
    Jane W.

    June 19, 2019

    I love them both but Ala Moana style its my vote. Thank you Karen for ALL your wonderful designs and Pixie Faire for publishing them!

    Christine
    Christine

    June 19, 2019

    Love them both!

    Sandra
    Sandra

    June 19, 2019

    Market Stroll got my vote. Thank you for the opportunity to win this outfit. Great giveaway!

    Rachel
    Rachel

    June 19, 2019

    I voted for Market Stroll, thanks Karen and the Pixie Faire Team!

    Linda
    Linda

    June 19, 2019

    I love the fabric on the dresses, hard choice but I chose the Market stroll, thanks once again for all of your hard work to make this happen……

    Cathy
    Cathy

    June 19, 2019

    I chose the Market Stroll outfit, just love the accessories, but both outfits are adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to own an original Forever 18 Inches outfit.

    shannon
    shannon

    June 19, 2019

    Thank you Karen and Pixie faire team. I voted for market stroll. I love these outfits.

    S
    S

    June 19, 2019

    I vote for the Ala Moana style. I think the accessories are really cute especially the purse.

    Christine
    Christine

    June 19, 2019

    Both are adorable, and thankyou for the opportunity to receive such cute doll clothes. I voted for market stroll, as I love how it was accessorized. Thanks again

    Ann
    Ann

    June 18, 2019

    Thanks Pixie Faire & Karen! I just bought the “Sun Bathing Cutie” this week. Well, I’m a bit confused because “Ala Moana Style” to me implies Hawaii whereas “Market Stroll” implies strolling through a street or Farmers’ market . . . So, the idea of wearing closed toe shoes and using a leather purse on an outing in Hawaii makes me break out into a sweat just thinking about it. You know that in December the Santa Claus’s in Hawaii are barefoot? Wearing sandals and a large hat in a street market can be difficult . . . if not dangerous to maneuver around in . . . Hence, my confusion. How about? Ala Moana Style: Large Hat, Sandals, Oversized Straw Bag & Sunglasses. Market Stroll: Cap or Visor, Sneakers, Canvas Tote carrying the Flowers, Hip/Fanny Pack & Sunglasses. I chose the Ala Moana Style only because the parts would work with many other things.

    Ellie L
    Ellie L

    June 18, 2019

    I love the market stroll! Perfect for the farmers market

    Ellie L
    Ellie L

    June 18, 2019

    I love the market stroll! Perfect for the farmers market

    Maureen
    Maureen

    June 18, 2019

    So cute, it was hard to decide!

    Margaret
    Margaret

    June 18, 2019

    Really love both looks but the Ala Moana would be my top bid. The material used in these designs was perfect for the pattern no matter which look you prefer.

    Sue
    Sue

    June 18, 2019

    Market Stroll! I love it with the hat!

    Kathy
    Kathy

    June 18, 2019

    I think I like the Ala Moana this week but both are very sweet. Karen’s patterns are always great. Thanks to the Pixie Faire team and Karen for the chance to win these two sweet outfits.

    kathy
    kathy

    June 18, 2019

    Love the hat in Market Stroll.

    Barbara
    Barbara

    June 18, 2019

    I like them both but the adorable purse, sunglasses and shoes send Ala Moana to the head of the class for me!

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