April 11, 2017

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Mod Doll Monday - Help Us Decide Who Wore It Best

Hi everyone,

The question is simple, which doll models it best? You vote to help us decide which doll wears it best and one lucky participant will receive the winning doll and an adorable outfit from Thimbles & Acorns

 

More About The Dolls:

Girl Of The Year Gabriella™:  Gabriela - the 2017 Girl of the Year™! Here is how she's described on the American Girl™ site, "She's a true talent who gets creative for a cause. The 18" Gabriela doll has warm brown eyes that open and close, and curly dark-brown hair. She has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She comes with the Gabriela paperback book, plus her signature outfit." Retail value: $115 

Beforever Melody: According to American Girl® Melody has deep-brown eyes that open and close, and thick black hair. She comes in an authentic 1964 outfit including, a bright blue-and-green houndstooth A-line dress with a blue cowl collar, a blue bow on the chest, and blue bows on the side pleats, a blue ribbon headband with a bow for her hair, underwear, socks, and shiny blue patent shoes with bows on the toes. Includes the paperback book No Ordinary Sound, the first novel-length volume of Melody's classic series.

More About The 1,2,3 Wrap Dress: This simple A-line wrap dress is based on a popular design from the 1960s.  It is made with only one pattern piece and requires no buttons, zippers, or ties to keep it on.  The dress featured is the actual cover example shown on the 18" doll which is the modern version with an asymmetrical hemline.  The outfit also includes a mini silver handbag, silver flats, and a floral hair tie - adorable!

Like the look and want to make your own? You can get the pattern here:

Love the look, but don't have time to shop? Shari also put together two Pixie Packs with all the supplies needed to make either dress for either size doll! Shop for those here:

 

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 doll and 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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More pictures of each doll:

  

 

 

 

We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - which doll wears it best! And be sure to thank Shari from Thimbles & Acorns for giving away such a cute outfit!

Thanks everyone,

The Pixie Faire Team


100 Comments

Cheryle
Cheryle

April 12, 2017

I think Gabriella is just so cute (both are) but she takes it.
Thanks.

Janice
Janice

April 12, 2017

I vote for Melody. I think she models it best. I probably still have my pattern for that dress from the 60s. I think I made a couple of them. They were cool in the summer and very comfortable to wear. Thanks for the Freebies.

Diane R
Diane R

April 12, 2017

I think Gabriella’s hair would go better with a Boho outfit. I vote for Melody.

Sherol
Sherol

April 12, 2017

Gabriel has to many curls for this outfit. Melody wears the outfit much better. Melody gets my vote.

Ann S
Ann S

April 12, 2017

Once again they are both too cute. But Gabriel gets my vote.

Chris
Chris

April 12, 2017

I think the ‘retro-style’ dress and Melody’s hair style are a perfect match! She gets my vote!

Linda
Linda

April 12, 2017

Melody with her hair, she really has the look for this held. Thank you for this contest :)

Wendy
Wendy

April 12, 2017

In keeping with the mood of the Mod look as I remember it I think Melody best exemplifies the “look”. The hairstyles of the time were more like that of Melody.

Lil
Lil

April 12, 2017

Gabriella looks awesome in this wraparound, but it is so cute and stylish that it will look perfect on any doll!

Donna
Donna

April 12, 2017

Love this dress on Gabriella! She looks aforable! And I love patterns from Thimbles & Acorns!

Char
Char

April 12, 2017

I appreciate both dolls…but, Beforever Melody brings me back in time. I am one of eight children born in mid fifties. The bangs remind me of all us kids…brothers had pineapple cuts and my sister and I would tape our bangs during sleeping to keep them straight. And the dress reminds me of my mother, who had several she had sewn as maturnity outfits in 1967…. Love both the dolls BUT Melody brings me back in time. Thank you for the pleasure.

Beckfritz
Beckfritz

April 12, 2017

Both look very cute, but I think Melody gets my vote.

Christi LeBeau
Christi LeBeau

April 12, 2017

I think Melody pulls of the 60’s A-line wrap dress the best. She looks so adorable in the simple asymmetrical hemline and the accessories tie the look together nicely! <3

Leola
Leola

April 12, 2017

I like the dress on Melody.best .Theyare both cute in the dress

Shirley
Shirley

April 12, 2017

Gabriella ! At the time this style was popular, Melody is more appropriate. However, which one “wears it better”? Gabriella definitely.

Sandra
Sandra

April 12, 2017

Thank you, Shari, for the chance to win this, and thank you, Pixie Faire. I cast my vote for Gabriela.

Kathy Pellenz
Kathy Pellenz

April 12, 2017

I like is best on Melody—the design originated in the seventies and she emulates the look I remember when I made this type of dress back then!

Pat
Pat

April 12, 2017

Both dolls are adorable. I think Melody wears it best.

Kathleene
Kathleene

April 12, 2017

Both girls wear the outfit well. That shade of green looks great on both. Their beautiful skin tones makes the color stand right out there. But I pick Melody because of her long straight hair ( II am a little partial to long, dark hair with a touch of curl) Melody seems more suited to the outfit.

Cherri
Cherri

April 12, 2017

My vote goes to Melody, the dress looks retro and her hairstyle fits that look!

Linda
Linda

April 12, 2017

The dress suits Gabriella perfectly!

Bonnie Schwoerer
Bonnie Schwoerer

April 12, 2017

Gabriella gets my vote,

Dorothy
Dorothy

April 12, 2017

The dress is adorable on both girls. Melody models it best, I feel.

Nancy A.
Nancy A.

April 12, 2017

I love the wrap dress. Gabriella gets my vote, but both dolls are beautiful.

Rieta
Rieta

April 12, 2017

Gabriella – I can’t resist brown eyes AND curly hair!

Pam
Pam

April 12, 2017

Gabriella gets my voice.

Alice
Alice

April 12, 2017

melody but it was hard choice

Amy
Amy

April 12, 2017

Melody – but what a hard choice!

LissandraMia Rakoczy
LissandraMia Rakoczy

April 12, 2017

I love both dolls but really think Melody wears it better because it is her era and she just knows how to wear it with style.

Judy
Judy

April 12, 2017

Gabriella looks adorable!

Sue
Sue

April 12, 2017

Love the dress with Gabriela’s curls!

Jennifer
Jennifer

April 12, 2017

I’m kind of liking it better on Gabriella! But Melody is still adorable!

Margaret I
Margaret I

April 12, 2017

Gabriella models it best….love the curly hair…the pattern is cute too….thanks

Carol D
Carol D

April 12, 2017

Love them both but Gabriella carries it off better.

Mary Becker
Mary Becker

April 12, 2017

Melody wears it best, and thanks Shari the pattern is wonderful!

Carousel Allore
Carousel Allore

April 12, 2017

Melody

pamela kelly
pamela kelly

April 12, 2017

gabriella

Grace
Grace

April 12, 2017

I love it on Gabriella!!! Its so cute on both of them though!

Corry
Corry

April 12, 2017

Love them both but Melody gets my final vote. The dress goes with her whole look.
Thank you Shari from Thimbles & Acorns.

Bev
Bev

April 12, 2017

Gabriella is adorable! It’s hard, because Melody is cute too.

judit
judit

April 12, 2017

Curly hair just touches my heart. Got two great grand daughters I would actually love to make dresses to match with the dolls.
Colors just coooool!!!!!

Grace
Grace

April 12, 2017

Both are great.

Linda
Linda

April 12, 2017

I believe Beforever Melody models the dress the best. I remember making myself a couple of dresses like this one. The first one was red with small yellow flowers.

Kate
Kate

April 12, 2017

The look on Gabriela pops out at me the most. So cute!

Suzann
Suzann

April 12, 2017

Love Gabriella, the dress just suits her beautifully

Renay
Renay

April 12, 2017

Gabriela curls and skintone makes the dress!!!!! Love it.

Cheryl
Cheryl

April 12, 2017

Gabriela gets my vote.

Linda K
Linda K

April 12, 2017

Gabriella is the winner

Elsa
Elsa

April 12, 2017

Without a doubt Melody’s look is a winner!

Lee Norton
Lee Norton

April 12, 2017

While the outfit looks good on both dolls, I think it looks best on Gabriella. Her darker skin tone makes the dress color pop. I also love her long wavy/curly hair, which looks good with the dress.

candy
candy

April 12, 2017

no one had curly hair in the 60’s. Those of us who did naturally tried everything and anything to get it straight. I have to go with Melody

Mary Rister
Mary Rister

April 12, 2017

Melody looks so cute and cool in this outfit. and it is just perfect for her 1960’a era.

NANCY P
NANCY P

April 12, 2017

I vote for Gabriela it looks so cute with her hair style

Helene
Helene

April 12, 2017

Gabriella for me.

Patricia Kopay
Patricia Kopay

April 12, 2017

The color looks better on Gabriella, although I like them both.

Brigitte Breuker
Brigitte Breuker

April 12, 2017

I love Gabriella! The outfit looks so cute on her and captures her spirit!

BJ
BJ

April 12, 2017

I really like how Gabriella looks in that outfit. And thanks to Shari!

Candy
Candy

April 12, 2017

I think Gabriella wears it better.She looks so sophisticated and grown up!

Sarah S
Sarah S

April 12, 2017

I think Melody wears it best. The simplicity of her hair and the simplicity of the dress match each other

Marty
Marty

April 12, 2017

Melody: Her hairdo was popular in the years my mom made and wore these “one piece wrap” dresses!

Nicole
Nicole

April 12, 2017

How do I do one for my little sister on the same computer?

Emily H.
Emily H.

April 12, 2017

It was such a tough decision this week, but my choice is Melody “by a nose”. She just looks right in this dress.

Julie
Julie

April 12, 2017

Gabriella is wearing it well! Thanks Thimbles and Acorn.

Debby
Debby

April 12, 2017

I pick Gabriella; I can’t resist her curls!

Catherine
Catherine

April 12, 2017

Both dolls looked so cute, but I was drawn to Melody.

Clarissa
Clarissa

April 12, 2017

I like it best on Gabriella. Maybe it’s the curls, or just the way she’s posed, but the style just seems right for her.

Jeanette
Jeanette

April 12, 2017

They are both cute! Love the curls.

Merilee
Merilee

April 12, 2017

I love them both but I think that Gabriella looks better in it. her curls just add something to the dress that Melody just doesn’t add.

Donna Deskin
Donna Deskin

April 12, 2017

Be forever Melody, looking very modernn.

Barbara
Barbara

April 12, 2017

Gabriella gets my vote – but it wasn’t easy to decide LOL Butt she looks free & easy in that dress Thanks!

Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham

April 12, 2017

I love the color choice for both. So beautiful! I chose Grabriella due to my weakness for curls and how the headband makes her simple hairstyle appear fancy and fun. Wonderful job they both look sweet!

Gayle
Gayle

April 12, 2017

Gabriella’s textured hair suggests a free spirit, and a wrap around dress with no buttons or belts also express the same.

Robin
Robin

April 12, 2017

I think Gabriela looks like she fits right in with the theme.

Thresea
Thresea

April 12, 2017

Without hestitation—Gabriella!

Terry
Terry

April 12, 2017

Gabriella looks so sleek and stylish in the beautiful outfit. She has my vote, but love them both!

Gayle
Gayle

April 12, 2017

Melody is the best model for this outfit!

Connie
Connie

April 12, 2017

I’m a grandmother. I’ve recently started making American girl doll clotnes. I like Molly, she would be a great model for my clothes.

Jennifer
Jennifer

April 12, 2017

Melody looks more “mod” but Gabriella looks so pretty. I guess since it’s mod, invite Melody.

Kim Marie Johnson
Kim Marie Johnson

April 12, 2017

I love Gabriella and her hairstyle! However, the outfit seems to suit Melody. Great outfit!

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

April 12, 2017

Melody. Her hair style is "perfect 60’s. Reminds me of mine.

Debra Schrock
Debra Schrock

April 12, 2017

I vote for Melody! Both dolls look great, but Melody carries the “era” much better!
What a great pattern! Thank you!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

April 12, 2017

Melody rocks it!

Suzanne R
Suzanne R

April 12, 2017

I say Melody. :-)

Chloe Noller
Chloe Noller

April 12, 2017

I LOVE GABRIELLA!!! She totally rocks that outfit. She is so gorgeous!

Silvia Campos
Silvia Campos

April 12, 2017

I vote for Melody, she is so cute with this outfit!!

PAULA
PAULA

April 12, 2017

MELODY

Jan
Jan

April 12, 2017

My vote goes to Melody. She rocks the heck out of that dress.

Linda
Linda

April 12, 2017

I think Gabriella is just adorable. She got my vote!

Mariska
Mariska

April 12, 2017

Melody, because of her hairstyle whych is more like the historical 60’s hairstyles.

Jen
Jen

April 12, 2017

Go Gabriella! Love the locks.

Harriet
Harriet

April 12, 2017

I think Melody looks sassy.

Sophie T
Sophie T

April 12, 2017

Gabriella, because of her hairdo (love how the headband looks in her hair!), is my favorite (though Melody really has a soft spot in my heart as a doll!). This is a great outfit, thank you Shari, thank you Pixie Faire!

Teresa
Teresa

April 12, 2017

I think both both look beautiful, since I’m a person with curls I tend to like the curls more so I’m voting for Gabriella. The pattern so beautiful!

Marie
Marie

April 12, 2017

I think Gabriellas’ curls suit the look with this dress. Would love to offer her a new home?

Cindy
Cindy

April 12, 2017

They are both cute. I vote for melody

Karen Aris
Karen Aris

April 12, 2017

This dress looks lovely on both dolls, great fit. That being said, I definitely want to see Gabriella win. ( love the hair!)

Glynis
Glynis

April 12, 2017

Love Melody and love the outfit. I loved the 60;s! Thanks Shari!

Tonyea
Tonyea

April 12, 2017

I am totally in luv with the Be forever Melody

Marie
Marie

April 12, 2017

Gabriella looks so cute in this outfit.

Suzannah
Suzannah

April 12, 2017

This was somewhat of a difficult choice because both of them look gorgeous in this ensemble! But in the end I had to choose Gabriela because with those curls and this dress her face looks radiant!

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