On Friday (April 27th, 2018) we'll have a free doll clothes pattern available from Jane Ruhl, the designer behind the Sweet Pea Fashions pattern collection.
More About Jane and Sweet Pea Fashions: Hi, I’m Jane Ruhl, and I hail from Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby! While you might think that the Kentucky Derby is just a horse race, those of us who live here know that what Mardi Gras is to New Orleans, the Derby is to Louisville. It’s a three-week-long festival that begins with one of the largest fireworks shows in North America and ends when the parties break up late on Derby Day. In between, there are parades, races of all kinds (involving people, rodents, steamboats, hot air balloons, and even beds), and PARTIES!
One thing the Derby is about is fashion. When someone says they are going to the Derby, two questions inevitably follow: What are you wearing? Do you have a hat? Derby outfits are carefully chosen. Unless you are in Millionaire’s Row, chances are you will be outside. Usually, that means you’re dressing for warm weather. Easy to wear dresses and sundresses are a great choice. No-fuss fashions rule the day. You’re likely to be standing most of the day, so comfortable footwear is a must. And the sun shines bright on our old Kentucky home, so a hat serves a function keeping the sun off your face. But these guidelines leave lots of room for looking fantastic on Derby Day!
If you want to create a Derby outfit for your doll, Sweet Pea Fashions has you covered. Check out my patterns for dresses, shoes, and hats!
Click here to view the pattern hack that shows you how to use the Palmetto Swimsuit pattern to make a stylish sundress that is perfect for Derby Day! And be sure to enter next week's Mod Doll Monday giveaway for your chance to win Jane's custom made Palmetto Sundress and an 18 inch American Girl® doll!
Help us decide which one of these fun patterns should be free by voting below. Then come back to aleksandrajones on Friday to see which pattern won and get the free download.
Here is more information about each pattern:
The Springtime Straw Hat Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: You can create the perfect straw hat for your doll with this PDF crochet pattern from Sweet Pea Fashions! This wide brimmed hat can be crocheted in synthetic raffia to look like straw, in cotton for a casual look, or in any medium weight yarn. It is very easy, worked all in single crochet, a perfect beginner project. It can be left plain or decorated to the nines.
The Martina Crocheted Braided Sandal Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: Your doll's summer just got cooler with these trendy braided sandals. This pattern is part crochet, part craft. The uppers are crocheted, sewn to a prepared insole, and glued to the outer sole. You will be guided step by step as you construct your sandals. Lots of photos and diagrams are included. You can't go wrong!
The Sofia Crocheted Slip-Ons Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: This PDF pattern will help you crochet a beautiful pair of slip-on shoes for your 18" doll. In this pattern, the top of the shoe is crocheted as a single piece. It starts with a triangular “Cathedral Window” motif for the top of the shoe, then the sides of the shoe are added. It is then sewn to a prepared insole, and glued to the outer sole.
The Crocheted Shawligan Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: The Shawligan combines all of the best features of a shawl and a cardigan. It will keep your doll warm and cozy, and stay on her shoulders. This easy garment is a shawl with cuffs, made in two pieces that are sewn together in the back, with the front band added. This PDF pattern includes two lengths and an optional hood..
Take a Look At Each Pattern:
We'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below with your opinion! And be sure to thank Jane - and if you use the pattern to make an outfit be sure to use the hashtag #pixiefaire