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.
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.