The question is simple: Who Wears It Best? You vote to help us decide and one lucky participant will receive an 18 Inch American Girl® Doll and custom outfit made by Pixie Faire Market seller Laura Griffith. You can see more of Laura's work directly in her Etsy shop (Love From Lola). Be sure to leave a comment below and thank Laura for contributing such a beautiful dress to this week's Mod Doll Monday!
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More About Z Yang: According To The American Girl Site: The 18" Z doll has warm brown eyes that open and close, and a beauty mark on her left cheek. Her dark-brown hair can be brushed and styled. She has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She comes with The Real Z paperback book, plus a fun camera-ready outfit: A crewneck printed tee with a camera graphic. A gray twill skirt with a turned-up hem. Soft and stretchy indigo leggings. Casual shoes with a bit of sparkle
More About Mary Ellen: According To The American Girl Site: Imaginative Maryellen Larkin™ has hazel eyes that open and close, and her long strawberry-blond hair is worn in a high ponytail with sideswept bangs. She comes in an authentic 1950s outfit:A striped dress with a sweetheart neckline, tailored bows, and a full skirt. An aqua lacy-knit shrug monogrammed with her initial. Black Mary Jane shoes. An aqua ribbon bow on a ponytail holder for her hair. The 18" Maryellen doll has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She comes with The One and Only: A Maryellen Classic 1 book.
More about the Custom Dress: This adorable version of the Thimbles & Acorns 1830s Sarah Hale Dress pattern was carefully made by seamstress Laura Griffith. You can see more of Laura's work (and buy some nice items) at her Love From Lola shop on Etsy.
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Make Your Own: Like the look and want to make your own? This pattern is available for several doll sizes:
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 who models it best. The doll with the most votes will be given away with the Liberty Jane outfit. One person will receive one of the dolls 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®a Rafflecopter giveaway
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We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - who wears it best! And be sure to thank Laura for giving away such a beautiful dress!
The Pixie Faire Team
So I hit the “post comment” button without saying thank you to Laura, thank you so much for this stunning dress. The color and fabric pattern are the perfect touch. I am in love?
I voted for Maryellen. Even though she has red hair and the dress is red, the two colors go really well together. Maryellen was made for this dress.
I think they both look lovely but Mary Ellen looks the best to me. Thank you so much Laura for this beautiful giveaway
I think Maryellen wears the outfit best and thank to the designer.
I think they both look very good in it, but Maryellen’s hair reminds me of Felicity who is a historical doll and so I think Maryellen looks better in it.
I vote for Z Yang
Both look adorable, but I voted for Z Yang. I love the peachy color on her.
I’m leaning toward Maryellen just because the color of the dress goes with her hair color quite nice.
Here’s a vote for Maryellen. She looks lovely in a lovely outfit.
Maryellen looks amazing in this 1830’s dress. Wow! I just love it!!! How beautiful!
I adore Maryellen in this dress – so great and THANKS LAURA!
I think Maryellen wears it best!
Love this dress, thanks will share!
Thank you Soooooo much for hosting these!!!!
They are both super cute in it but Z wins by a hair
I voted for Maryellen. I believe its everything to do with her soft features and blond hair that wear this outfit. Thanks so much Cinnamon for another chance to enter in a giveaway!
Love the contrast of Z Yangs dark hair,!
I love both of these dolls, as usual. I think the historical vibe is really set off by MaryEllen, but Z. just looks so cute in this beautiful dress. I love how her hair colour and the dress colour contrast so well. The dress would look best on MaryEllen if she modeled it without shoes, but the shoes just go so cute with the dress when Z. is wearing it. She is absolutely adorable with her long black hair, brown eyes, beauty mark, and round face. The Korean look that Z. has goes SO well with the dress and boots. Again, both dolls are SO, SO, SO, SO cuteiful (cute and beautiful) and model this outfit perfectly, but Z. is just adorable. Thank you SO much for hosting this giveaway and contributing such a cuteiful outfit.
Love this! I think MaryEllen wears it best.
Thank you for chance to win a doll and the outfit. They are both cute butI have to pick Maryellen.
Miss Maryellen gets my vote. The color of the dress is amazing with Maryellen’s strawberry blonde hair. Thanks Laura. My Kirsten dolly is asking me to make this dress for her!
Both dolls look lovely!!!
Mary Ellen looks great in that color! This is such a fun contest!
I love the beautiful dress and both dolls and I think that Z Yang looks lovely. .
I love redheads, but I choose Z Yang because her dark hair goes real well with the dress color.
I love the way this dress looks on Maryellen.
If it was a different color, Z might look better.
Such a beautiful dress! Thanks for offering the giveaway. It looks perfect on Maryellen: it goes so well with her hair.
I think Maryellen wears this style dress the best. Both dolls are lovely!
I believe that Maryellen totally rocks it way better than z yang! It is Maryellen’s color any old way.
Maryellen wears it best hands down!
Thanks Laura! While both girls are adorable, I’m voting for Z Yang. I love her long dark hair and beauty mark.
Other than the bangs, maryellen is more what you’d expect to see wearing this style.
I think Maryellen wears it best love her hair color with the dress. Thank you Laura and everyone at Pixie Faire.
Thank you Laura for your wonderful interpretation of this pattern. I think that Z wears it best due to both her hair color and style. No offense to Maryellen, but her bangs are not accurate for the 1830s and the orange dress clashes with her reddish hair.
Thank you Laura! Maryellen is super cute!
I would say Maryellen hey face and hair matches perfectly with the time era of that adorable dress. The dress suits her well I can even see all Maryellen dolls wearing that style dress as wardrobe pleaser. I just love dolls and I have for over 30 years. Thank You Cinnamon for making all of this possible.Thank You Laura for the timeless treasures
I would say Maryellen hey face and hair matches perfectly with the time era of that adorable dress. The dress suits her well I can even see all Maryellen dolls wearing that style dress as wardrobe pleaser. I just love dolls and I have for over 30 years. Thank You Cinnamon for making all of this possible.
Maryellen Looks so darling with her strawberry blonde hair. I love how she wears this historical outfit. Thank you so much Laura Griffith for a chance to win the doll and outfit. Thanks also for making modest historical doll clothes. <3
Both look great in the Dress! I pick Z, with the black really sets off the color of the dress!
Laura this dress is gorgeous! I think MaryElllen looks best in it. It has such a natural and beautiful style to it that I really think suits her colroring. Bravo!
I think it looks best on Z’s coloring. Maryellen’s hair seems to match a bit too much.
I LOVE! love! The color of this dress..and I really love Z…her story is amazing! But I think that Mary Ellen looks best in this outfit. I love the detail! Thanks Laura! Can’t wait to see who wins!
And thank you, Laura!
I really love Z in this dress! Make sure her hair color stand out.
Love this dress, it’s so simple yet elegant. I love the look on Z the best.
It’s probably more traditional looking to have the beautiful dress on Mary Ellen, but I like Z in it with her coloring against the lighter tones of the dress.
I think the color of the dress looks better on Maryellen.
i like it on maryellen bettter.
Color looks better in Z Yang. Both are beautiful.
Maryellen is too cute in this dress!!!
I must say Mary Ellen. She reminds me of characters I have seen in movies.
Both dolls are lovely, and as a living historian I particularly enjoy historic patterns. I think I like Mary Ellen a tad better simply because she looks a bit more like my daughter!
I think Z Yang is beautiful in this dress. Somehow, she looks more old’fashioned!
I think MaryEllen wears it best, but both are so cute!
I love the style for Maryellen and the color on Z. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Maryellen looks so beautiful! Thanks for offering this wonderful garment!
Maryellen looks stunning in he dress! Her hair is so complimentary to the dress!
Thanks Laura for the lovely dress! They both looks so pretty in the dress, but i think Z looks better in it because her dark hair makes the orange look brighter. :)
Although both dolls are beautiful, I think MaryEllen wears this dress best because of the way it matches her coloring.
I just posted a comment but put the name of the DOLL that looked the best in the little dress
Sorry. I put the dolls name instead of my name. I voted for Maryellen>
I just LOVE this little dress. I try to buy an American Girl doll to give away at Christmas for a needy little girl. I try to make a little wardrobe for the doll. I would love to have the doll and a pattern for the darling dress.
Thank you Laura! So lovely! I think MaryEllen wears it best because her hair color coordinates with the dress.
Both dolls are cute, but I like Z better in this dress;)
Thanks for making this dress for the giveaway Laura – and I think Maryellen wears it best!
Thank you so much Laura for making this beautiful dress to give away! I must say, it is stunning, and it looks darling on Z. Her black hair contrasts so nicely with the fabric.
I vote Maryellen because I think the print really works with her hair and eyes.
I love this dress on Mary Ellen! I think it works better for her. Also, thank you Laura for making and contributing this lovely dress!
Thanks for running this drawing ans freebie Friday I love your blog too. I voted for Maryellen I’m a sucker for hazel eyed strawberry blonds.
Z Yang caught my eye immediately and gets my vote. good contrast between her hair color and the dress color.
MaryEllen looks wonderful in this color and style. Thank you, Cinnamon for hosting this fun weekly giveaway!
I like the dress on Maryellen best. She looks like a cute little prairie girl. Thank you for sharing Laura!
I think Mary Ellen looks best, but the dress looks good on both dolls! Decisions, decisions!
I love Z Yang! there is just something about her black hair that really makes the dress pop! either way though, this is an adorable giveaway!
I like it on Mary Ellen. You’ve done such a good job of designing and sewing the dress. Thank you for the chance to win!
It seems the color would go better with Maryellen, but I tilt toward Z Yang. Either doll, the dress is lovely! Thanks!
What a cute dress and series of dresses! Looks great on both dolls.
Z is a beautiful doll, but I have to pick Maryellen because the style and color are so flattering on her.
I love Maryellen in this particular dress. It looks just she’s going to an old fashioned picnic!
Mary Ellen models it better. Love this pattern! It comes together so nicely!
I like the one thats has red hair. My daugher has the same color hair.
Such a cute dress! Thanks, Laura, for giving it away! I think it looks best on Mary Ellen, because it compliments her hair color.
I vote for Maryellen. It looks so natural on her.
Maryellen wears this dress best. The colors compliment her skin tone and brighten her cheeks. Her curls reflect the lace and both add to create feminine and pretty look. ZYang is nice, but her hair calls for a more structured outfit and her skin tone supports bolder colors. My 6 year grand-daughter says SHE looks like Maryellen and wants the same dress in her size.
The dress looks best on Maryellen.
Love the color of the dress with Maryellen’s hair. Thank you for such darling patterns
Love the dres!! And loving it on Maryellen❤️
I think Mary Ellen looked better in this outfit. Thank you, Laura.
I believe Z models the dress better, as it seems to compliment her coloring. Maryellen seems to blend into dress in my opinion. But both dolls are lovely!
This outfit compliments Maryellen’s coloring better.
I voted for Z Yang, mainly because her coloring, to me, looks better with the dress. I do like MaryEllen as well, because of her seeming to match the era really well.
Love the look with Mary Ellen.
Voting for Z Yang, she is lovely in the peach color.
I voted for Z Yang, because I didn’t think Maryellen’s hairstyle was appropriate for the style of dress. Z looks better as a young unmarried girl, but would look great with her hair done up in a mature woman’s style. I think the dress is more for a mature woman than for a little girl, but I could be wrong, since I haven’t researched children’s clothing of that era.
What a CUTE dress. I think Z Yang is beautiful in that orange print. thanks for the contribution Laura Griffith
I really like Mary Ellen"s look the best.
Both dolls are lovely in your beautiful dress. I choose Maryellen because it seems to capture her sweet personality. Lovely job!
Thank you, Laura!
I think Z Yang wears it best, though it was a tough choice.
I think that this time period dress looks better on Maryellen
July 10, 2017
I pick Mary Ellen!