On Friday (November 16th, 2018) we will offer a pattern from Judy Rosenberg of Sofie Clareese Doll Fashion for free as a special one-day only event. We'd love to have you vote to help us decide which pattern will win, then be sure to come back Friday to get your free copy.
More About Judy and Sofie Clareese, (in her own words)... "I am not sure, maybe loving dolls is an innate characteristic at birth, but I do know that my mother and grandmother were the influences that determined my knowledge and love of dolls and sewing. My mother provided the beautiful dolls over the years and my grandmother taught me to sew. When my first granddaughter was born I wanted to start her on a special journey of dolls in her life too, so I purchased an American Girl® Doll of the Year and packed it away until the time she would be ready for her. Little did I realize where that action would take me.
I have always loved designing, from learning to cut out a very crude doll dress pattern to laying out different color towels on my bed to designate rooms for them. The later found its way into the field of Interior Architecture and the former to my association with aleksandrajones.
Doll play requires clothing, so when the time came, I set about making a matching coat and dress, the same as my granddaughter’s, in doll size. Looking for more trendy clothing to sew I found aleksandrajones, then Liberty Jane Clothing, loved the patterns they offered took their first design and pattern drafting courses and ventured into the doll pattern realm.
I thank aleksandrajones for the opportunity and all the customers who have supported me for the enjoyable time back to one of my favorite places in life. Also, the chance to honor my mother and granddaughter, by naming my brand “Sofie Clareese” after my granddaughter’s full name whose middle name is my mother’s. Thank you for the opportunity to give back in offering a free pattern."
More information about the patterns:
The Mod Block Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: The Mod Block Dress is a stylish concept from the 60's. It's a style with many variations that continues to pop up in the fashion world. Block style dresses are often featured in trunk shows and worn by celebrities. Your 18 inch doll will be quite the eye catcher wearing this smart stylish dress!
The unique PDF pattern offers a fitted, fully lined dress with invisible zipper made in the same way as a full scale pattern is.
A simpler unlined version can be made with the included neck facing. Hem binding can be used for the hem and hook and loop tape could be used in place of the zipper.
Check out the pattern hack to find out how to make a simplified version of this dress that coordinates perfectly with Sofie's Retro Mod Coat.
Sofie's Baby Raglan Sleeve Top Designed To Fit 15 Inch Dolls Such As Bitty Baby®: Create a fast and easy, no fuss, raglan sleeve top for 15" dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins. This PDF pattern is so easy that making one in every color is not a time consuming project. Download, print and sew .......your doll will be wearing their new top in no time at all!
Sofie's Visor Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: The visor, so versatile....beach, golf, tennis, boating. Is there any limit to it's uses. A must for most any outdoor activity.
What is great about this visor is it's cover can be made of spandex or woven and it is quick/easy to make. Beginning sewers should know how to machine sew a curve and do hand stitching. This PDF pattern is designed to fit most 18" dolls.
Sofie's Rash Guard Beach Suit Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: Head for the beach with the trendy yet classy looking protection of a rash guard style Beach Suit! The two piece suit has a zippered front with contrasting side panels on the top and bottoms. The top closes in the back for a quick and easy on/off. Closure allowance for hook and loop tape , snaps or your preferred choice. This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®.
Take A Closer Look At Each Pattern:
Please be sure to leave a comment and thank Judy! And then come back on Friday to get your free copy of the pattern and if you use it - share your pictures online using the #pixiefaire hashtag.
I love de block dress!
Iove the black dress.
très jolis merci
Love the block dress thank you
I vote for the Beach Suit. New and different.
Thanks Judy for such awesome choices. I love the beach suit.
Thank You Judy!! I love this Block Dress you chose for us. It is a wonderful
addition to the closet for my doll.
thanks so much for this opportunity you give us!!
Thank you Judy and aleksandrajones for a wonderful giveaway.
Thank you so much for the choice of these patterns! I love the mod block dress for my choice this week! They all are wonderful but this one is my favorite! Again thank you!!
Thank you Judy! Loved your backstory for Sofie Clareese. Thanks, too, to the aleksandrajones staff for this opportunity.
Love this darling Mod Block Dress. Thanks for sharing darling outfits!
Thank you, Judy for the lovely pattern. My choice is for the color blocked dress.
I like the color block dress, I have a similar dress in my closet that is Orange and Magenta.
Thank you Judy! I love your patterns. I think the beach suit is amazing.
Thank you Judy for such nice patterns and Cinnamon for the opportunity to have one of these. I chose the Mod Block dress but the rash guard suit was also very nice. I appreciate your generosity.
Thank you for lovely patterns. My favorite is beach suit.
I love the mod block dress, that would be my vote, thank you.
Thank you for sharing such cute patterns with us! I voted for the Swim suit… I really liked that and there is an outfit I can make that this pattern can help show me how to sew!!
The mod block dress is very trendy!!
Thanks for the goodies, Judy! My daughter votes for the beach suit—very trendy!
Thank you. I voted for the rashgard. My granddaughter would love it
All nice patterns and the Freebie Friday is much appreciated! The block dress slightly edged out the rash guard beach suit for me. Thanks!
They’re all adorable, really loving the beach outfit though!! Thank you for the beautiful patterns!
I love your patterns. They are all great but I would like to try the block dress. Than you for your generosity.
je vote pour Sofie’s Rash Guard Beach Suit
Thank you Cinnamon for making these wonderful patterns available to us.When looking for a new pattern I come to aleksandrajones. Thanks to Judy for offering her patterns. They are all great. I vote for the block dress.
Thank you, Judy, for the great choices this week for Freebie Friday! They’re all really cute. I voted for the rash guard suit, but would be happy with ANY of them. Thanks again for your generosity (and, as always, to aleksandrajones for the opportunity to get a free pattern each week!).
Thank you, Judy, for your generosity!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Thank you, Judy, for this week’s choices. They are all great. Our vote is for the Mod Block Dress. The Rash Guard Beach Suit is equally lovely and it was a difficult decision for me. Thanks too, to Cinnamon and team for the site. It’s really anticipated each week by my granddaughter.
I would love to see the Block dress as a gift. They all look good though. Thank you for your generosity.
Thank you, Judy, for offering us the opportunity to vote for one of these nice patterns.
Thank you for another great pattern, love the beach suit and the block dress
Love all of these, but the mod block dress gets my vote!
I voted for the Mod Block dress. Thank you Judy for your generosity and aleksandrajones for the opportunity.
Thanks Judy!! I voted for the swim suit! There are so many things this pattern could be used for!
Thank you so much!
Voting for the mod block dress. I like the simplified hack also
I love the block dress! I would love to see it in a 14/14.5" version too! Thank you for whichever pattern wins this week!
I vote for the mod block dress. So cute!
I vote for the Block dresss
I like them all. I would like to have a block dress pattern…but I voted for the Raglan sleeve shirt for the Bitty Baby. I do not have many patterns for the dolls. This pattern would add to my only a handful of patterns for my two Bitties.
Thank you Judy for the cute outfits my vote goes for the beach suit.
I voted for the Mod Block Dress. It is just so sweet.
My vote went to the Mod Block Dress – but I love also the Rash Guard Beach Suit. Such cute designs Judy! Thank you for your Freebie Friday offer.
Thanks so much! I’m crazy about the Mod Block dress. It looks so fun to sew!
Love the Mod Block dress. Thank you!
Modd block dress I like it
Thanks for the patterns! I chose the Beach Suit!
I vote for the beach outfit
Mod dress!!!! Love it and I think my granddaughter will too!!!! Thank you!
I voted for the dress. Thank you! Wow what a great variety to choose from.
I love the mod dress thank you for the choice of these patterns
Thank you Judy. I’ve admired your patterns for some time – and I already bought some of them. I like the beach suit best from those you have kindly offered. Best wishes, and thank you again.
I like the mod Block dress I can see it with plain & patterend blocks that would be Cool too but they are all cute patterns.
The block dress looks like it could be done so many fun ways….so I’m voting for it today. Thank you for whichever pattern wins.
I know this dates me but I had a different color set of the block dress in High school.
thanks for all the fun choices.
the block dress looks really cute thank you , Judy
They are all cute but I voted for The Mod Block dress, thank you!
60’s fan, so have to go with the Mod Block Dress! ;’)
I just want to say thank you and I love your patterns. I have several of the Bitty Baby patterns that I use often and you can mix and match the pieces to make for boy or girl dolls. Looking forward to this weeks winner.
I’m voting for the Mod Block dress. I’d also love to have the Rash Guard Beach Suit. Both are great patterns! Thank you, Judy and Cinnamon!
I chose Beach Outfit
Love the Beach Suit.
Thankyou so much for the opportunity to receive one of your patterns , i have enjoyed the ones I have purchased this far. And will be purchasing more in the future. I love your story, and I love pixie faire, so great fit! Thankyou so very much!
I already have the Raglan sleeve top – love your patterns! It was hard to choose between the block dress and the beach suit. I finally voted for the block dress. Thank you for offering us a free pattern!
Thanks, Judy, for offering one of your patterns for Freebie Friday. I chose the Mod Block dress this time.
Thank you Judy for the great pattern choices. I love the beach suit, but already own the not for knits cover up so the Mod Block dress got my vote. Love your patterns!
Mod Block Dress gets my vote! Thank you so much for sharing your patterns with all of us ! Much appreciated!
Mod Block Dress gets my vote! Thank you so much for sharing your patterns with all of us ! Much appreciated!
Thanks you Judy for offering one of your patterns for Freebie Friday. I have several of your patterns and look forward to Friday to see which one is selected.
I voted for the block dress, but loved the visor & Beach Suit as well. Thank you for sharing.
Great choices. I would like to see some for the Welliwihers too. When they are one of the choices it seems the 18inch always wins.
Really like block dress.
Love the Mod Block Dress. I too remember the styles of the 60s and the 70s. And, I remember the popular music of the Beatles! Thanks!
It is a big deal each Wednesday for my granddaughter to check out the pattern options for the week. We always go with her choice rather than mine. First thing Friday mornings we check the free patterns to see if we ‘won’. Fun times together. Thank you
Judy, thank you for your generosity. Like you, I stated early and majored in fashion design. Love the mod block dress!
Such cute designs Judy. Thank you for your Freebie Friday offer. My vote went to the Mod Block Dress; but I was also very tempted to vote for the Rash Guard Beach Suit. They are both excellent designs. Many thanks and God bless.
I also love the Block Dress. So cute and so 70’s
Hard to decide, love both Block dress & Beach suit…may leave choice to Granddaughters 😄. Thank you
Love the Block dress
Thank you Judy for the great choices . I really like the block dress
I love them all but the beach suit is my favorite
November 24, 2018
I made this dress today and I’m amazed at how good the fit is.