October 21, 2019

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Mix & Match Monday - Enter To Win! Oct. 21st - 28th, 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 bundled outfit featuring the Convergence Dress made by Donna Kinley the designer of the DKinley Designs pattern collection. 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 have two cute looks featuring the Convergence Dress design as the main centerpiece. One dress - Two Looks! 

The giveaway includes

  • The Convergence dress designed to fit 18-inch American Girl® dolls. This eye-catching dress gives a nod to the mod fashions of the ‘70s. Angles and uncomplicated design lines create the perfect template for fun with color, directing the eye toward the ringed keyhole front focal point. 
  • The Market Stroll look - For this look, we've paired the dress with a tiny Starbucks® tote bag filled with market essentials - corn and flowers! The look is completed with orange sandals and a straw hat.
  • The Trick or Treat look - For this look we've paired the dress with some fun costume style accessories to create a cute kitty look, perfect for trick-or-treating! She has knee-high black boots, a purple treat bag filled with pop cans, and a cute little kitty ear headband!

 

 

Make It Today: Like the two looks we've created and want to make your own? Click the images 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 Donna  (in her own words): "I (and 5 siblings) were orphaned when I was 4 years old. Two of us were adopted by an Aunt and Uncle.  The rest went to the orphanage and foster care. With that much trauma in my life, I needed a place to hide, so at that early age, I created my own little world in sewing and designing for my doll.  As my sewing skills developed, I began creating clothing for myself and eventually for others as well.  I studied commercial art and design in college, and worked in the printing industry for a while.  I did custom sewing and alterations for years, but have now come full circle, back to the little world of dolls.  I enjoy the creativity of designing and the technical challenge of developing the patterns.  I hope to pass on my love for creating to others, through patterns that teach in a way that is easily understandable. (And in case you were wondering… yes, my siblings and I are still in touch and are thankful to see each other when we can.)"

 

 

 

Visit the Dkinley Designs pattern collection today! 

Inquiring Minds Want To Know...

Q: What's your favorite food? 
Donna: It has always been spaghetti with meat sauce until I started to try to choose healthier options. I still love spaghetti, but grilled salmon has become a new favorite.

Q: What's your favorite tv show or movie?
Donna: TV show: something like NCIS or Murder, She Wrote. Movie: Finding Normal was a little known, but really good movie. My favorite book is the Bible.

Q: Coffee or Tea?
Donna: Coffee – with cream and sugar.

Q: Where's your favorite place to shop? 
Donna: I love to go to thrift stores and consignment shops. It’s like going on a treasure hunt!

Q: What is your dream vacation?
Donna: I’d love to go to some islands... Caribbean or Hawaiian – either or both.

Q: Do you collect anything special? 
Donna: I used to collect sheep because I love the symbolism of the Good Shepherd and His sheep. Once other people found out, my flock grew way too big for my “pastures”, so I don’t mention it anymore. Sooo many sheep!

 

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

Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Jean
Jean

October 28, 2019

They’re both so cute to hard to decide.

Marcia
Marcia

October 28, 2019

Market Stroll is adorable!

Amanda
Amanda

October 28, 2019

Love the versatility of the dress but Trick or Treat is my favorite

RUTH LYONS
RUTH LYONS

October 28, 2019

I love Trick or Treat, because it is just the cats meow of outfits. Thank you Donna and Pixie Faire, for the purrfect Halloween outfit.

Deb F
Deb F

October 28, 2019

Meow! Love that trick or treat look. Thank you for sharing!

Kristen H.
Kristen H.

October 28, 2019

Thank you Donna and the Pixie Faire Team for creating such cute outfits featuring the Convergence Dress. I really like both of them. However, the look I like the best is the Trick or Treat one. I just feel the accessories used to design that outfit go better with the Convergence Dress than the accessories used to design the Market Stroll outfit, especially given the color of the dress and that it really feels like a dress that should be worn by a doll on Halloween. Once again, thanks for creating such adorable outfits featuring the Convergence Dress. And thanks for the fantastic opportunity to win!

Michelle Bridges
Michelle Bridges

October 27, 2019

How adorable! Both are so cute!

Angie
Angie

October 27, 2019

I love the Trick or Treat look.it is really cute

Lola
Lola

October 27, 2019

Love them both, but if I had to choose it would be the mart stroll.

Debbie Hayes
Debbie Hayes

October 27, 2019

I love both of this weeks outfits, but Market Place Stroll is my favorite

Georgina
Georgina

October 27, 2019

I love both but with Halloween being this week I’m going to have to pick Trick or Treat!

Aubrey Daniels
Aubrey Daniels

October 27, 2019

This is a tough one!! I absolutely love them both, but with Halloween so close I have to go with Trick or Treat!!

Marge H.
Marge H.

October 26, 2019

Thanks for the contest! The trick or treat costume is my favorite!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

October 26, 2019

Love the Market Stroll concept! Thank you for offering the giveaway. It’s a really cute dress design.

LinKot
LinKot

October 25, 2019

Thanks for all you share!

Andrea
Andrea

October 25, 2019

My vote goes to Market Stroll! Thank you PixieFair!

Marsha
Marsha

October 25, 2019

SO CUTE! Both outfits look adorable, but once I saw the kitty ears, I was sold on the Halloween! Thanks so much, Donna and Pixie Faire!!!

Sonja
Sonja

October 25, 2019

Sweet! I voted for Market Stroll, but your Trick or Treat is awesome, too! Loved the colors you chose—I hadn’t purchased this pattern because it didn’t look like it would be so cute (oh, how wrong we were!). It will go on my list of patterns to get now. Thanks, Donna for such a cute pattern, and thanks Pixie Faire for an awesome giveaway!

William
William

October 25, 2019

I have to go with the “Trick or Treat” set because it is more like what the school kids wear today.

Linda A C
Linda A C

October 25, 2019

I love the trick or treat outfit.

Carrie
Carrie

October 25, 2019

I like the Trick or treat the best.

Leticia
Leticia

October 24, 2019

My vote is Market Stroll…very cute look! thank you Donna and Pixie Faire.

Diane R
Diane R

October 24, 2019

Thank you Donna and Pixie Faire.

Patricia T.
Patricia T.

October 24, 2019

Both ways are so cute, it’s hard to decide. I think I like the Market Stroll the best

Vickie Gallo
Vickie Gallo

October 24, 2019

love the Market Stroll! So cute!

Deanna
Deanna

October 24, 2019

Market Stroll. I’m not into halloween.

Piroska
Piroska

October 24, 2019

I love them both, but if I had to choose just one: Trick or Treat! Thanks for the beautiful doll clothes!

debbie
debbie

October 24, 2019

I love the “trick or treat” . Love the boots and headband to accessorize the dress. Can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner.

Dorothy
Dorothy

October 24, 2019

My choice is the market stroll, but they are both really cute. Thank you for the offer.

Tara
Tara

October 24, 2019

I love how the fun colors of the dress and cute cat hairband make a delightful outfit in the Trick-or-Treat.

Koralea
Koralea

October 24, 2019

Both are so cute- but Trick or Treat is just too cute with that head band.

Lori
Lori

October 24, 2019

Trick or Treat got my vote, though both are really cute.

Lori
Lori

October 24, 2019

Trick or Treat got my vote, though both are really cute.

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

October 24, 2019

I love the market outfit. Thanks!

Nancy
Nancy

October 24, 2019

I voted for Trick or Treat. Both outfits are adorable. Thank you for sharing your story. So glad it turned out so positive for you. I hope you are still in touch with your other siblings. Family is so important.

Linda H.
Linda H.

October 24, 2019

I love Market Stroll. The hat really makes the outfit pop! thank you so much for your beautiful designs.

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

October 24, 2019

Being an avid coffee drinker, I voted for market stroll. Love the dress with the ring. Unique.

Cathy
Cathy

October 24, 2019

I love Market Stroll.

Beth
Beth

October 24, 2019

So cute! I like Trick or Treat with the kitty ears which are so popular now. They say Halloween to me. Thanks for the contest.

Nancy GOULET
Nancy GOULET

October 24, 2019

Hard To chose there so cute market stroll

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

October 23, 2019

Market Stroll gets my vote – sew cute! Thanks Donna & Pixie Faire team!

Maureen W.
Maureen W.

October 23, 2019

I choose the Market Stroll outfit! However they are both really cute! Thank you to the designer and sponsers for yet another Win! Win! contest.

rosemary
rosemary

October 23, 2019

i liked them both .but i would like the trick or treat outfit best becauce of the cat ears. thank you for the chance to win .

Teresa
Teresa

October 23, 2019

The Market Stroll is just so cute!!! Thanks for the fun pattern ideas!

Jackie S
Jackie S

October 23, 2019

Thank you Donna, love both designs and reading all about you, it broke my heart when I read about your childhood and siblings, I kept foster children for a while, I am 76 and still love dolls and sewing for dolls. I choose the Halloween design it was so cute and the fabric you choose was perfect. Thank you Pixie Faire for your kind contest and a chance to win.

Sandy Stave
Sandy Stave

October 23, 2019

No Tricks! All Treats! Thank you for the into to meet Donna and Dkinley Designs. My vote is for “Trick or Treat.” After all it is only 31 days till Halloween! We bought all our favorite candies, so any leftovers will be our treats!
Thanks for all your treats, Sandy

Margaret I.
Margaret I.

October 23, 2019

Thanks Donna and the Pixies faire team for the chance to win a cute little outfit for Halloween…Actually they are both cute. but I chose the Halloween Treat.

Linda
Linda

October 23, 2019

I voted for Trick or Treat. I fell in love with her costume with the headband, purple treat bag, and her black boots are precious. Happy Halloween!

LORRAINE
LORRAINE

October 23, 2019

I love market stroll because the dress looks summery. Both are cute though

kathy
kathy

October 23, 2019

Both outfits are adorable. I voted for trick or treat. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jan
Jan

October 23, 2019

Donna, your designs are adorable! I love both looks, so I tossed a coin and Market Stroll won!😂 Thanks to you and the Pixie Faire team for doing these fun contests!

Martha K F
Martha K F

October 23, 2019

The colors are so . . . fall. Cute

Jenifer B
Jenifer B

October 23, 2019

Love both outfits but it was the Starbucks bag the helped me to make a difficult decision.
Thank you to Donna and Pixie Faire.

Cynthia
Cynthia

October 23, 2019

Love Market Stroll. Appreciate the gifts from Cinnamon and all the designers.

Carol
Carol

October 23, 2019

Thank you Donna and the Pixie Faire. Market Stroll is darling!!

Steve
Steve

October 23, 2019

market stroll

Diana
Diana

October 23, 2019

Such a cute dress! Luv it! Since it’s that time of the year, I’m voting for the Trick or treater one… you got me with the kitty ears😻

Pat
Pat

October 23, 2019

Love them both, but I’m going with the Halloween version 🎃

MaryAnne
MaryAnne

October 23, 2019

Here in Oregon ya gotta hve the boots! :-)

lisa
lisa

October 23, 2019

I like the market stroll with the hat and shopping bag.

Margaret
Margaret

October 23, 2019

Trick or Treat all the way. Love the ears.

Dorothy
Dorothy

October 23, 2019

It’s the Halloween season – I chose Trick or Treat, of course. I love it! Thank you!

Betty
Betty

October 23, 2019

I Like Market Stroll Best. Halloween is for a short time and Market Stroll is forever.

sheila
sheila

October 23, 2019

both are great! thanks for the choices.

Deborah
Deborah

October 23, 2019

Trick and Treat is lovely, and just in time. Ta, Deb

Leann
Leann

October 23, 2019

Adorable!! So hard to chose one but I went with Trick or Treat.

Carole
Carole

October 23, 2019

I choose Pick or Treat as Hallween is on the 31st! Thank you Donna and the Pixie Faire Team!

Caroline Bartlette
Caroline Bartlette

October 23, 2019

I love the Trick ’R Treat look – the high boots and the Kitty Ears make the outfit.

Donna Deters
Donna Deters

October 23, 2019

I like both outfits. I think they look cute.

Sue
Sue

October 23, 2019

thanks to Donna and the Pixie Faire Team. My fave is Market Stroll

Kay
Kay

October 23, 2019

I love the Trick or Treat outfit the best! Thank you Donna and the Pixie Faire team!

Barb
Barb

October 23, 2019

Both are so cute but I like the Trick or Treat because you can use it for more than just a costume. Thank you for the great giveaway.

AnneC-E
AnneC-E

October 23, 2019

Donna, I hear you about the sheep I used to be a shepherd. I was missing them and mentioned how much I missed them. was deluged with sheep coffee cups creamers,salt and pepper shakers an lots of sheep.
Thank you for providing the outfits for the drawing and Pixie Faire for running it.
Pixie faire isn’t letting me vote (it is probably really my computer) if I can i;d pick the cat trick or treater costume .

Rena Walter
Rena Walter

October 23, 2019

Thank you Donna and the Pixie Faire Team. Trick or Treat wears it best.

Suzi
Suzi

October 23, 2019

thank you Donna and Pixie Faire for the fun giveaway. I like Market Stroll best.

Pamela
Pamela

October 23, 2019

What a blessing that your life challenges did not destroy your faith and that you and your siblings are still in touch despite being separated during childhood. Your designs are adorable, and your life story is an inspiration to all of us!

Laurie
Laurie

October 23, 2019

As usual, they are both so adorable. I voted for the trick or treat. Thanks for the chance to win!

Cristy
Cristy

October 23, 2019

I let my Granddaughter choose! Trick or treat was her choice! Thanks so much for the giveaway! So cute!

Esther
Esther

October 23, 2019

They’re both so cute and fun! I picked trick or treat, but love both looks!

Cynthia C
Cynthia C

October 23, 2019

I like the Trick or Treat look. Thank you,Donna and the Pixie Faire Team for the nice giveaway.

Joyce Green
Joyce Green

October 23, 2019

Market Stroll. I don’t really celebrate Halloween, but love to decorate for fall.

Dianne Mann
Dianne Mann

October 23, 2019

Trick or treat kitty………….so cute!! Thank you for your design and all the things we learn on this site. Love it!!

Tanya
Tanya

October 23, 2019

Oh boy another week of a toss-up choice. They are always sooo cute and very difficult to chose. So my flip of the coin is the Market Stroll.. Thank you for the opportunity!!!!

Maria
Maria

October 23, 2019

’Tis the season so (even though both are beautiful), I will choose the trick or Treat outfit. Thanks Donna for telling us your story, and how even after all those things you went through, you are still having that much energy to continue doing your doll patterns. Thanks to the Pixie Faire team

Marilyn
Marilyn

October 23, 2019

I like Trick or Treat best. Thank You Donna and the pixie Faire team.
Marilyn

Cheryl
Cheryl

October 23, 2019

Both looks are really charming, its interesting to see how different the same dress can look with different accessories. The trick or treat one won my heart with the cute kitty ears and the charming boots! thanks

Cath
Cath

October 23, 2019

Thanks for the ideas and the opportunity. The Market Stroll is a nice look with that pretty hat and sandals. Happy Stitching!

designdreamer
designdreamer

October 23, 2019

Thank you Donna and Cinnamon! Cute dress. I’m going with Trick or Treat, but they’re both very cute! My heart goes out to you Donna.

Jacque
Jacque

October 23, 2019

Thanks to Donna and the Pixie Faire team. I love both combinations. I pick the Trick or Treat one because Halloween is my favorite holiday. My girls would wear both with pleasure. mWhat fun!

Darlene Harper
Darlene Harper

October 23, 2019

Its hard to choose I love them both, great job!

Debra
Debra

October 23, 2019

Love the market stroll look! That took my vote. Thanks for the opportunity !

Patricia
Patricia

October 23, 2019

I love the Market Stroll. Looks so relaxing and casual for a stroll

caroline crowley
caroline crowley

October 23, 2019

I love both, but I prefer the Market Stroll…it’s my favorite… Because all my girls like to go shopping for new stuff !!!!

Tammy
Tammy

October 23, 2019

I like them both, but the market stroll is a look that is more useful throughout fall.

Joyce
Joyce

October 23, 2019

Market stroll is adorable

Deb
Deb

October 23, 2019

This was a hard one. I liked both. However, I voted for Market Stroll. The deciding factor was the straw hat.

Susan
Susan

October 23, 2019

I have to admit I don’t like the boots – they look ready to stomp puddles not walk trick or treat. I think it should have been short boots and black tights.
So I am all for the Starbucks shopper. She is delightful.

Lyn K
Lyn K

October 23, 2019

Love both but trick or treat with the head band makes a quick convert dress into a costume. Would love for my little friend Jessica.

Marie
Marie

October 23, 2019

I think the Trick or Treat costume looks best!! I love the boots and the cat ears headband!! The Convergence dress is a fantastic design and has so many possibilities but can also be made in any color combination! Thank you for sharing Donna!!

Bridgette
Bridgette

October 23, 2019

Market Stroll! Very cute! Thank you to the pixie faire team and everyone!

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