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Win A Doll (Who Wears It Best Contest) August 28-September 4, 2017

Hi everyone,

The question is simple: Who Wears It Best? You vote to help us decide and one lucky participant will receive a 18 Inch American Girl® Doll and custom African School Girl outfit made by our amazing Sew Powerful volunteer Leslie Unruh.

This week we are featuring Sew Powerful and the Sew Powerful Purse Project. We'd like to invite you to join us on our mission to combat extreme poverty and create employment for the moms of Lusaka. Our goal is 6,000 purses this year and our next priority mailing date on October 1st! Do us a huge favor and enter in every way possible and be sure to invite your friends to enter as well. Leave us a comment below and let us know if you've ever made a Sew Powerful Purse!

More About American Girl® Gabriella: According to the American Girl website - "Meet Gabriela, the 2017 Girl of the Year™! 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: A cropped purple sweater with silver dream graphic and soft turquoise tank top, A fitted pair of dark-blue jeggings to keep her comfy, A pair of purple shoes with turquoise straps, a pink double headband, and 10 hairbands, Quantity limited to three per order."

More About American Girl® Melody: According to the American Girl website - "Optimistic Melody Ellison has deep-brown eyes that open and close, and thick black hair. She comes in an authentic 1964 outfit: 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, Shiny blue patent shoes with bows on the toes. The 18" Melody doll has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. Includes the paperback book No Ordinary Sound, the first novel-length volume of Melody's classic series."

More about the Outfit: This darling school uniform, made to resemble the uniforms the children in Lusaka wear, features a light blue short sleeve button front blouse paired with a royal blue jumper. We've completed the look with a miniature version of the Sew Powerful purse!

Make Your Own: Ready to make a Sew Powerful PurseDownload the Pattern 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 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®

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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 Leslie for making such a cute outfit!

Thanks everyone,

The Pixie Faire Team

 

 


100 Comments

Katie Willson
Katie Willson

August 30, 2017

I voted for AmericanGirl Melody. Its her slightly darker complexion that gives the outfit the needed contrast. Thanks for this giveaway, Cinnamon!

Jane
Jane

August 30, 2017

I think they both look great but I prefer it on Melody because her hair is pulled back.

Molly
Molly

August 30, 2017

they are both super cute, but i think melody’s hair makes her look more authentic. and thanks for the outfit leslie!

watha
watha

August 30, 2017

Love Gabriella.

Lisa (Melissa) Crow
Lisa (Melissa) Crow

August 30, 2017

They are both adorable, but I love Melody’s darker hair with the bright blue uniform. Thank you so much for your generosity in holding these giveaways. I would love to see the pattern for the school uniform on the site. It’s similar to the one my daughter wears to school every day.

Nancy A.
Nancy A.

August 30, 2017

My vote goes to Gabriela. She is so cute. Our sewing group has participated in the Sew Powerful program each year. Will soon be sending in our purses. We are so happy to participate in this wonderful program. God bless you for your continued work with these children and families.

Bri
Bri

August 30, 2017

Both cute but melody steals my heart every time I look at her in that outfit plus Gabby is to modern for that old fashioned school dress thanks for hosting the giveaway good luck to everyone hope I win

Marcy Mahle
Marcy Mahle

August 30, 2017

I voted for Gabriella because I love her hair. As for Sew Powerful, I have been making purses since the beginning and plan to send some before the end of September. My favorite charity

Brianna
Brianna

August 30, 2017

Both look absolutely goregeous however I found that Gabriela best stylish curls looked a little out of place in this school outfit where as melody looked more like a school girl I just felt like Gabby was more a modern dresses doll and I could see Melody wearing it more often. Thanks for hosting this givaway and I’ve never one a giveaway so I wish everyone luck but I hope to win

Peg Sullivan
Peg Sullivan

August 30, 2017

Love Melody’s attitude. She looks ready to start the new school year. Thanks for win!

Kathy H
Kathy H

August 30, 2017

I vote for Gabriela

CAROLYN
CAROLYN

August 30, 2017

I love the look of Gabriella. She reminds me of my granddaughter, with her olive complexion and her dark, wavy, thick hair! She looks great in her school uniform.

Marty Cox
Marty Cox

August 30, 2017

I vote for Gabriella!

Sue Fisher
Sue Fisher

August 30, 2017

I really like Melody. She looks ready for school. I want to thank Leslie for her pattern. I envy all the talented pattern makers.

Toni
Toni

August 30, 2017

Gabriella is beautiful but looks a little glam, and the uniform looks out of place. Melody looks more school-girlish, so the uniform models better with her look.

Stacey
Stacey

August 30, 2017

Same doll, different hair styles. So Gabriella, love the curls.

Laurie
Laurie

August 30, 2017

Chose melody this time, both dolls look good. Difficult choice liked Melody’s bangs.

Winter
Winter

August 30, 2017

They are both lovely dolls.

I have made purses for Sew Powerful. It is a wonderful program and I hope to offer more support in the future as well.

DEbra
DEbra

August 30, 2017

I like Gabriela in the outfit best, but of course both girls are beautiful. Thanks again Cinnamon for all the wonderful things you do.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

August 30, 2017

They are both so pretty, but I love Gabriella’s hair. I love the Sew Powerful program and will plan on helping out as time allows.

Jean
Jean

August 30, 2017

I like Melody in that bright blue!

Sue
Sue

August 30, 2017

both girls are beautiful but gotta go with Gabriella, I know a little girl named Gabbriella who is just turning 8 and this would be a lovely gift for her

Jean
Jean

August 30, 2017

They are both beautiful. Adorable back to school uniform.Thank you

terry
terry

August 30, 2017

Gabriella! love the curls

Natalie
Natalie

August 30, 2017

Thank you Leslie for making this outfit. Not only is it cute (love the bag!), but I like what it stands for. As for who wears it best, I love Melody, but I really think Gabriella looks better, if only by a smidge.

Junice
Junice

August 30, 2017

My pick is Melody!

Diana Moriel
Diana Moriel

August 30, 2017

Gabriella has my vote!

norma
norma

August 30, 2017

Melody sparkles in this outfit. I’ve made approximately 50 purses. Love seeing the unboxing event. Hope we get a pattern for the doll size.

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 30, 2017

Gabriella gets my vote. Thank you Leslie for making such an adorable school outfit.

Ghislaine
Ghislaine

August 30, 2017

I think Melody looks best … she has a neat appearance and carries the outfit well.

ME
ME

August 30, 2017

Both girls look great, but Melody wears it best.

Tammy
Tammy

August 30, 2017

Gabriella is my pick and I think the outfit is so cute and all the kids are going back to school now here in SC.

Jeri
Jeri

August 30, 2017

I love the school uniform and bag! Tough choice but I voted for Melody. I haven’t completed a purse yet but that’s one of my goals for this year. Thank you for all you do for the kids in Africa and their families!

Diana
Diana

August 30, 2017

Most definitely Gabriella. Love her curly hair…like mine. Along with the bright uniform and purse.

Ann
Ann

August 30, 2017

Absolutely inspired!! I love that you have the girls in the uniform blue with their special purses! Just wonderful . . . I’m flipping a coin on this one.

isabel jane
isabel jane

August 30, 2017

g a b r i e l a!!!!!!

Margot
Margot

August 30, 2017

Gabriella gets my vote. Thank you Leslie for making such an adorable school outfit.
I watched the video, downloaded the pattern and cut out the purses. I am hoping to make them, and sent out to you before October 1st. What happens to the purses if I am late?

Pam
Pam

August 30, 2017

Gabriella is just the cutest! Thanks so much for all that you do—in giving to your customers and giving to charity! You guests are the best!

Gay
Gay

August 30, 2017

I think Gabriela looks best. The jumper color looks wonderful on her

Hennie
Hennie

August 30, 2017

Love it on both.I chose Melody.

sue
sue

August 30, 2017

I think Melody looks best … she has a neat appearance and carries the outfit well.

Becka B.
Becka B.

August 30, 2017

Gabriella looks amazing in this! And I currently haven’t made a purse yet for Sew Powerful, though I have been thinking about it.

Karen
Karen

August 29, 2017

Gabriella is my choice this week. Must say this uniform brings back my school da.ys. (Nearly 70 years ago, Wasn’t that fond of them then :.))

Kaylee
Kaylee

August 29, 2017

Ooh, tough choice! I think they both look really cute, but I slightly prefer Gabriella. I think Addy would rock this outfit best, though!
I have not made a Sew Powerful purse yet, but I think the project is really interesting and the pattern looks very versatile!

Irene Morozzi
Irene Morozzi

August 29, 2017

Gabriella for sure Thanks

Irene
Irene

August 29, 2017

OMGoodness! This is a tough choice!! Both girls look just wonderful in their little school outfit with purse. Choices…choices…choices. Difficult as it is, I’m going with Melody. Though Gabriella’s hair is adorbs, it’s Melody’s straight hair that bring out the outfit.

Kathy
Kathy

August 29, 2017

Both dolls are beautiful in this wonderful school uniform! I’ve gone back and forth on who wears it best….. I’m going to go with Gabriella. Thank you Leslie.

Sara
Sara

August 29, 2017

I like this outfit on Gabriella.

Deb
Deb

August 29, 2017

Gabriella is my choice.

Carousel Allore
Carousel Allore

August 29, 2017

Gabriella

Lil
Lil

August 29, 2017

Gabriella for sure!

Elizajane
Elizajane

August 29, 2017

Gabriella is sooo cutem. Thanks to Leslie for the great Pattern

Julie W
Julie W

August 29, 2017

Keeping fingers crossed. It would be so cool to win a birthday doll! :-D

I like both — but Melody is my favorite in this uniform.

Janice
Janice

August 29, 2017

I think Gabriella wears it best. Her curly hair is so pretty. Thank you Leslie.

Jeannette
Jeannette

August 29, 2017

Gabriella wears it best.

Grandma Freckles
Grandma Freckles

August 29, 2017

This is a really cute outfit. I like outfits that aren’t too short. I like the pleated skirt on the jumper. Good job Leslie I like it best on Gabriela

Dori
Dori

August 29, 2017

I love that little purse and I like Melody.

Rachel
Rachel

August 29, 2017

Gabriella wears it best, thanks Leslie!

Judy Olson
Judy Olson

August 29, 2017

I like the curls of Gabriella. So adorable.

BETTY H
BETTY H

August 29, 2017

AS USUAL, IT’S A HARD CHOICE! I had to flip a coin to make a decision. It’s Melody! Hope she becomes my model.

Tara
Tara

August 29, 2017

I think Gabriella looks best!

Leanna
Leanna

August 29, 2017

Melody does!

Leone
Leone

August 29, 2017

Gabriella! Love the hair.

Silvia Campos
Silvia Campos

August 29, 2017

Melody is so cute!! Thank you for this give away!!

Patricia Anderson
Patricia Anderson

August 29, 2017

Melanie’s darker hair sets the school uniform off. My mom when she could no longer sew gave her sewing machine to missions in Africa to sew school uniforms, and other clothes for the children. So I am thrilled to hear of your purse project. We can all do something to help.

Kerry
Kerry

August 29, 2017

One of the best Mondays yet! Such a wonderful endeavor, highlighted with Pixiefaire perfection. Both girls are beautiful, but Gabriela gets my vote
Either way there’s going to be a very lucky winner this week. Thanks Leslie for making such a lovely outfit.

Barbara
Barbara

August 29, 2017

Melody

Stephanie Claussen
Stephanie Claussen

August 29, 2017

Thanks so much for this opportunity. Both dolls are beautiful and the purse to match those for the girls in Zambia is precious. I downloaded the one for the girls and I’m excited I will be able to help. I defiantly will use the video tutorial. Thanks for all you do here and in Africa. Melody is my favorite.

Kristen
Kristen

August 29, 2017

Very cute outfit. I’m going to vote for Melody.

Sandra
Sandra

August 29, 2017

I love Melodies bangs….how frivolous!

Denise
Denise

August 29, 2017

They are both wonderful, but Melody is my choice. I love the outfit.

Kathy
Kathy

August 29, 2017

Gabriella looks more like a school girl in the outfit. I vote for her.

Maryann
Maryann

August 29, 2017

The small purse looks just like the real one!

Vivian
Vivian

August 29, 2017

Gabrial looks so cute in that outfit !!!!!!!!!
Gaile
Gaile

August 29, 2017

Gabriella looks really cute and she looks just like a real school girl in the dress

Karen
Karen

August 29, 2017

I vote Melody. Their both precious.

M. Waldner
M. Waldner

August 29, 2017

Gabriela where’s it best for sure!!

Maureen
Maureen

August 29, 2017

I think Gabriela wears it best. Thanks for the opportunity.

kathleen rowley
kathleen rowley

August 29, 2017

I think Melody wears it best! So cute with the bangs&sweet smile!

Pamela Hess
Pamela Hess

August 29, 2017

Love these dolls! Gabriella looks like my granddaughter!

Joan
Joan

August 29, 2017

I chose Gabriela. Love her curls. Thanks again for offering this opportunity.

Aliya
Aliya

August 29, 2017

This was hard to choose but in the end I went with Meoldy. Thanks for the opportunity!

JUDY HARRIS
JUDY HARRIS

August 29, 2017

A wonderful pattern. Gabriella wears so well. I am already working on the purses will ship soon. I hope I can make at least 20-25, My granddaughter helps with these. Thank you for this experience.

Gerda
Gerda

August 29, 2017

I vote for Gabriella I love howe she wear the outfit !
She is so beautiful.

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 29, 2017

I like it on Gabriella.

Misty
Misty

August 29, 2017

Both dolls look fantastic, Gabriella is my choice, love her curly hair. What a great project and cause, I’ve never heard of it before

Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham

August 29, 2017

I’ve made four purses for the Sew Powerful Purse Project. Two last year and two this year and I plan on making many more. This year with the Lord’s help I got a group of 13 ladies together and taught them how to make the purses. We got two finished, several cut out, some half done, and 40 notes written for the girls!
It’s hard to choose between Gabriela and Melody, however, I vote for Melody as she reminds me most of the sweet Needs Care School girls. Beautiful job, and I love how the purse has orange on it one of their favorite colors!

Kyle
Kyle

August 29, 2017

I really like both, but gonna go with Melody. And I love that you all have incorporated the Sew Powerful Project in this one! Such a cool mission!

Janine
Janine

August 29, 2017

Melody! The dress goes well with her time period and looks super cute on her!

Marcie
Marcie

August 29, 2017

I vote for Gabriela, she is beautiful and the outfit. I absolutely love this weeks giveaway. I love that you are bringing Sew Powerful into the spotlight. I would love to win her and agree that this would make a wonderful teaching tool for Sew Powerful. Perfect! Thank you Pixie Faire for this giveaway.

Charisse
Charisse

August 29, 2017

I choose Melody, but it jard to say which is the cutest! I love the dolls dressed for school in Zambia. This would be a great way for young girls to learn about Sew Powerful.

Ann M
Ann M

August 29, 2017

Thanks, Leslie and Pixie Faire! I think Gabriella wears it best. Love the whole outfit!

Kelly P
Kelly P

August 29, 2017

What a fantastic idea to spread the word for your purse project and work in Zambia! This Doll/outfit combo would make a great display at sewing and quilt guild meetings and craft shows to help spread the word about your amazing charity work. Love it!!!! I love the look on Gabriella because it reminds me of your wonderful videos from your trips. This doll and outfit can really help spread your message. Bravo! Bravo! I’m sure that all of your faithful followers would love this prize! I certainly love it! God bless your work and your generous spirit. Pixie Faire and Sew Powerful Purse Project are great!!!

Annlee
Annlee

August 29, 2017

I think Gabriella wear it best

Candice Lacy
Candice Lacy

August 29, 2017

Such a cute outfit and the Sew Powerful project is truly blessing these communities and these wonderful young ladies. I sent 8 purses last year—didn’t get any done this time but I will next time! And I voted for Gabriela—she just shines in that little uniform.

Mary C
Mary C

August 29, 2017

I like Melody best.

Ruth
Ruth

August 29, 2017

I like them both, but I like Gabriella better.

Mamie
Mamie

August 29, 2017

Merveilleuses demoiselles j’adore Gabriella merci x

Florence
Florence

August 29, 2017

Thank you, Melody is so cute in the school uniform. The girls in Zambia are so blessed to have you helping them. Thank you for providing the sew powerful program! The purses are amazing and help the girls so much.

Edith
Edith

August 29, 2017

Melody is the best model for this outfit.

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