June 17, 2019

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Mix & Match Monday - Enter To Win! June 17th -24th

Hi everyone, 

Enter To Win! Which Look Is Best? Vote Now!

This week's giveaway includes two unique stylings of the Serenade Maxi Dress designed to fit 18 inch American Girl dolls! Which style do you like best? Be sure to vote to help us decide which look is best and be entered into the giveaway to win all of the items* featured in both looks! (*Note - dolls are not included in the giveaway.)

More About The Mix Up:  This week we are excited to present two cute looks that feature the Serenade Maxi Dress doll clothes pattern design.

The giveaway includes:

  • The Serenade Maxi Dress: The dress featured here, has been made by Karen Wadsworth as a prototype piece for use in her patternThe dress features a fitted, dropped bodice with a graceful curve, a high-low skirt, and pretty bias ties that add an unexpected touch to the back. It's made in a lightweight woven cotton with a beautiful Hawaiian style print. Perfect for summer!
  • The Market Stroll outfit includes a floppy burlap beach hat made using the My Angie Girl Sun Bathing Cutie pattern, and is paired with white sandals and a darling little flower bouquet! She'll be ready to stroll around at the local farmers market for hours on end in this super cute look!
  • The Ala Moana Style outfit includes a few stylish accessories for the trendsetting doll on her way to shop at the world famous Ala Moana Shopping Center! She is wearing a pair of animal print sunglasses, iridescent green flats, and a cute brown faux leather handbag.

     

     

     

    Make It Today: Like the two looks that we've created and want to make your own? Click the images below to check out the patterns available.

          

               

    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 which look is best. One person will receive 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 aleksandrajones. Not endorsed by or affiliated with American Girl®.

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    Visit the Forever 18 Inches pattern collection today!


    Get to know Karen (in her own words): I've always loved dolls. My tenth birthday present from my mother was an honest-to-goodness sewing basket filled to the brim with supplies, and a Barbie pattern. I was in heaven! I sewed throughout my high school years and then began again when my great nieces received American Girl dolls. My teenage sons were horrified that their mother was playing with dolls. During that time I also discovered Liberty Jane patterns. Wow--stylish, detailed patterns for dolls with fantastic instructions and a beautiful fit! Before I realized what was happening I was designing my own patterns. Partnering with PixieFaire, as a seller and designer, has been such a fun adventure! I'm grateful to those of you who have become customers and friends along the way. This pattern is my thank you to all of you--enjoy!  

     

    Get to know her a little more with this fun Q and A interview!

    Q.  What's your favorite food?

    Karen:  There isn't much I don't like.  But if it packs some heat it will usually be high on the approval list.  Chiles, salsa, Szechuan, Thai….bring it on! I do make exceptions for dark chocolate.

     

    Q.  What's your favorite tv show, movie, or book?

    Karen:  I like NCIS and The Great British Baking Show, and love the 1995 A&E version of Pride and Prejudice.  The David Suchet series of Hercule Poirot stories is wonderful, too!  Return to Me and Babette's Feast are two of my favorite movies.  Favorite book?  That's like trying to name a favorite child.  But I enjoy reading anything by C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, James Herriot, Jane Austen, and George MacDonald.  Tom Sawyer and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy are other favorites.  

     

    Q.  Coffee or tea?

    Karen:  Both.  Coffee with strong flavors and tea with more delicate ones.  Except for ginger tea.  It's a stand-alone any-time-of-the-day drink.  (As I think about it, it's probably because of the heat factor.)

     

    Q.  Where's your favorite place to shop?

    Karen:  I can get lost for hours in a used bookstore.  I also love cruising through fabric stores, art supply stores, nurseries, and produce stands.  When I visited the downtown flower market warehouse I felt like I was stepping into Oz!  Basically, anything that deals with color is very appealing.

     

    Q.  What inspired your brand name?

    Karen:  It's a play on the Forever 21 store name.  My husband loves puns and I think it rubbed off on me.  

     

    Q.  What is your dream vacation?

    Karen:  There's so much I'd like to see..but anywhere with beautiful scenery where I can paint is a plus.  I'd love to visit Israel and spend a lot of time in Italy and Switzerland.

     

    We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - which look is best! And be sure to thank Karen and the aleksandrajones team for giving away such cute outfits!

    Thanks, everyone!

    The aleksandrajones Team

     


    100 Comments

    Patricia T
    Patricia T

    June 27, 2019

    I like the Market Strole best

    Tina
    Tina

    June 27, 2019

    I like the one labeled Moana style. That little purse, and shoes, make the pretty dress extra cute.

    Jessie Spillane
    Jessie Spillane

    June 26, 2019

    Love the Ala Moana style! So cute and clever. Thanks so much for always posting the beautiful photos and ideas, and of course for all of the free patterns!

    Carol
    Carol

    June 26, 2019

    Thank you very much! Market Stroll is my fave.

    Joyce
    Joyce

    June 26, 2019

    My vote goes to market stroll.

    Marjorie Brown
    Marjorie Brown

    June 26, 2019

    I like the market stroll! Reminds me if our granddaughter ‘

    Beth Leasure
    Beth Leasure

    June 26, 2019

    I love the market version!

    PAT H
    PAT H

    June 26, 2019

    Sp hard to choose. Both are so cute, but I prefer the Ala Moana style.

    Jaime Mars
    Jaime Mars

    June 26, 2019

    I like Ala Moana Style. So pretty!

    France courteau
    France courteau

    June 26, 2019

    Ala Moana outfit is my best.

    BL
    BL

    June 26, 2019

    There is something special about each one – so no favorites this time. It would be great for my doll. Thank you so much.

    Laura
    Laura

    June 24, 2019

    I really love the Ala Moana look best! Lea looks so incredible in that shade of green.

    Teresa
    Teresa

    June 24, 2019

    My granddaughter would love the Ala Moana style! Thanks for the chance to win!

    RUTH LYONS
    RUTH LYONS

    June 24, 2019

    I love everything about and every inch of the Ala Moana Style outfit, it is completely perfect. Thank you Karen and everyone at aleksandrajones for this perfect summer shopping outfit giveaway.

    Marie
    Marie

    June 24, 2019

    I like the Ala Moana style the best!! But they are both cute as can be!!

    Kelly
    Kelly

    June 24, 2019

    Thanks, Karen. I prefer the Moana one.

    Amber
    Amber

    June 24, 2019

    Karen and the aleksandrajones Team thanks so much for the chance! They are both adorable but my daughter likes the alarm Moana style the best, Orly because of the purse lol.

    Kristen H.
    Kristen H.

    June 24, 2019

    Thank you Karen and the aleksandrajones Team for creating such pretty looks featuring the Serenade Maxi Dress. My favorite style featuring the dress is the Market Stroll one. I think the dress looks so chic with the floppy burlap beach hat as well as the white sandals and flower bouquet. Once again, thanks for creating such cute stylings featuring the Serenade Maxi Dress.

    Vickie Gallo
    Vickie Gallo

    June 23, 2019

    Great gift ldeas for the grands!

    Ksenia
    Ksenia

    June 23, 2019

    I voted for the Ala Moana style!

    Helen F.
    Helen F.

    June 23, 2019

    I like the dress no matter what. But I think I like as the market stroll outfit the best! beautiful pattern…thank you aleksandrajones, and Karen…I have at leeast 3 of your lovely patterns, so far, and fully intend to be getting more. You are one my favorite independent designers! Thank you for the chance to win one of your creations.

    Laura
    Laura

    June 22, 2019

    Market Stroll. Not to sound greedy or anything, but could we have freebie friday back? Maybe even just once a month.

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    June 21, 2019

    Such a hard choice! The fabric and all the accessories are great. Ala Moana won by a hair.

    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

    Toni
    Toni

    June 21, 2019

    Love the Ala Moana outfit. Brings back memories of trip walking around Honolulu streets, strolling sandy beaches, Bible study under the palms, and when all my souvenirs came from shops at the Ala Moana center…!

    Kathy Drulard
    Kathy Drulard

    June 21, 2019

    Love both outfits, but prefer Market Stroll. Thank you!

    Sherree
    Sherree

    June 21, 2019

    Thank you Karen and the aleksandrajones team. My choice is Ala Moana. It is just such a cute, yet classy style. Fun look for summer.

    Sandy
    Sandy

    June 21, 2019

    WOW! A “Three-for!”
    1. It’s Forever 18 Inches, “Serenade Maxie Dress” for Mix and Match Monday!
    2. CWTF DD (Can’t Wait Till Friday – Deal of the Day) also features the “Serenade Maxie Dress” as one of the promo patterns in the Hello Summertime Collection.
    3. Plus, for just 96 cents more receive the Liberty Jane, “Surfrider Sundress and Romper!”
    Very clever!
    My vote is for Market Stroll.
    Thanks! Sandy

    Lavern Golden
    Lavern Golden

    June 21, 2019

    Thank you Karen and the aleksandrajones team. My choice is Ala Moana. I can vision this look in many different activities with different accessories. But I love the sunglasses and bag with this dress.

    Meg Sullivan
    Meg Sullivan

    June 21, 2019

    I like the market stroll outfit best! Thank you for the giveaway! :D

    LizT
    LizT

    June 21, 2019

    My daughter says the Ala Moana style. Thanks

    Dianne Mann
    Dianne Mann

    June 21, 2019

    Love the Market Stroll look. Beautiful!

    Anna S
    Anna S

    June 21, 2019

    So cute! It’s a gorgeous dress, and could be paired with so many different accessories (or done in different fabrics) for new looks. I picked Ala Moana because I love the sunglasses.

    Brenda
    Brenda

    June 21, 2019

    Too cute!

    Cynthia C
    Cynthia C

    June 21, 2019

    I chose Market Stroll because the hat is so cute.

    Detra
    Detra

    June 21, 2019

    The Ala Moana is my favorite. Not only is Moana my granddaughter’s favorite movie EVER, but her American Girl doll is her favorite possession!! I love making clothes and accessories for her!! Thank you Karen and the aleksandrajones team for another great outfit giveaway!!

    Manda
    Manda

    June 21, 2019

    The hat makes the outfit!

    Rosemary
    Rosemary

    June 21, 2019

    I love the purse and sunglasses. Really makes the dress stand out as cool and comfy.

    Melanie
    Melanie

    June 21, 2019

    Love them both, but Ala Moana is my fave!

    Barbara S
    Barbara S

    June 21, 2019

    Tough choice. Both are great sets. Market Stroll is my vote!! Thank you all for the great sets being offered. And, Karen, thank you for all the lovely & fun designs you have created!!!!

    Helen Thomas
    Helen Thomas

    June 21, 2019

    Both are so cute it’s hard to pick one but Ala Moana seems have a little something extra.

    Barb
    Barb

    June 21, 2019

    They are both so cute but we went with the Ala Moana one because of the little purse that goes with it. Thank you Karen and aleksandrajones for every thing you do for all of us.

    Lynne Govers
    Lynne Govers

    June 21, 2019

    So cute. I want to make it in lots of dramatic Hawaiian prints.

    Valnora
    Valnora

    June 21, 2019

    Thank You for the beautiful dresses, they are both so cute that i just picked one . Either is wonderful. I still cant pick the best!

    Anne R
    Anne R

    June 21, 2019

    Both looks are darling but my fav is the Ala Moana! A big thanks to Karen and the aleksandrajones team for the time spent designing and making the two outfits.

    Deb E
    Deb E

    June 21, 2019

    I liked the Ala Moana the best as its so different. Thanks, Karen, for the really cute pattern and for the giveaway! Deb E

    Abby
    Abby

    June 21, 2019

    So cute!! I Think Market stroll is cutest!!

    Jo
    Jo

    June 21, 2019

    I like the market stroll outfit best. Thank you for the giveaway!! :)

    Patricia Shehan
    Patricia Shehan

    June 21, 2019

    I love the look of he dress, just looks so Hawaiian to me. That’s why I choose Ala Moana.

    Denise
    Denise

    June 21, 2019

    Just love the look of the market stroll outfit.

    Judy
    Judy

    June 21, 2019

    I just love this dress! I would choose the Al Moana because it reminds me of when my daughter lived in Hawaii and we visited the fabric store there and it had similar fabric prints like this dress has. Thank you so much for the great contests and fabulous prices for your patterns!

    Jennifer
    Jennifer

    June 21, 2019

    I love the Ala Moana Style; it is nice and summery and so cute with the sparkly shoes, handbag and sunglasses! My daughter would love this. Good luck to everyone.

    Tricia
    Tricia

    June 21, 2019

    I love the Ala Moana look. So chic!

    Annabel
    Annabel

    June 21, 2019

    They both pretty and it’s hard to choose ..# Ala Moana gets my vote .

    Misty Chapman
    Misty Chapman

    June 21, 2019

    So hard to choose between them, they’re both so adorable. I ended up voting for the ala moana style. Very sweet pattern.

    Ellen
    Ellen

    June 21, 2019

    I voted for Ala Moana Style. I really love the sundress on Lea.

    Eva
    Eva

    June 21, 2019

    Both the designs are beautiful. If I had to choose one it would be Ala Moana. So summery.

    Jennifer
    Jennifer

    June 21, 2019

    I just love the Ala Moana look! Thank you, Karen, for such an adorable dress!

    Monique
    Monique

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you Karen et
    aleksandrajones Team pour ces deux beaux ensembles pour moi je préfère Moana style. A la prochaine!
    Monique,Qc.

    Ann M
    Ann M

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you, Karen & aleksandrajones, for the chance to win these adorable outfits! My favourite look is Ala Moana.

    Jennifer
    Jennifer

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you Karen and aleksandrajones for a chance to win this beautiful dress. I love this summer look!

    Mara
    Mara

    June 20, 2019

    Thanks Karen & aleksandrajones for the chance to win one of these cute outfits. It’s a tough decision with these two, but I choose Ala Moana as my favourite. 💕

    Krista c
    Krista c

    June 20, 2019

    Wow! Thanks Karen and aleksandrajones. What a cute dress! I LOVE the straw hat with it, so the market stroll outfit is my favorite.

    Janet
    Janet

    June 20, 2019

    love both but Market Stroll is my favorite

    Sue Normann
    Sue Normann

    June 20, 2019

    Love the Ala Moana look. It makes me want to get on a plane, see the water, and feel the breeze. Great job.

    Jacqueline
    Jacqueline

    June 20, 2019

    Love this dress!!!

    Aubrey Scott Daniels
    Aubrey Scott Daniels

    June 20, 2019

    Both are really cute but I think Alo Moana wears it best!

    Judith Martinez
    Judith Martinez

    June 20, 2019

    Thanks Karen! My daughter voted for market stroll.

    Rena Walter
    Rena Walter

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you Karen and the aleksandrajones Team. Market Stroll wears it best.

    Beth P
    Beth P

    June 20, 2019

    Love the Market Stroll, with the hat!

    Stephanie
    Stephanie

    June 20, 2019

    I have to pick the market stroll because I just LOVE the hat!

    peggy
    peggy

    June 20, 2019

    I like Ala Moana the best. Her hair goes great with the dress fabric. Adorable!

    Sherry M.
    Sherry M.

    June 20, 2019

    I have to say that I rally like the fit of the bodice on the dress. It is styled so that the top edge is up high enough on the doll to look right and not show “anything.” ;) It has a nice cut. And the dress looks great both ways!

    Jan
    Jan

    June 20, 2019

    Ala Moana looks the best to me , she so cute and looks so ready for Summer. Thank you so much Karen and aleksandrajones for giving this cute outfit away.

    Orlie Severson
    Orlie Severson

    June 20, 2019

    I am in love with Both Outfits !!! I voted for Ala Moana. But I would take both.

    Cath
    Cath

    June 20, 2019

    Market stroll works so well with that lovely hat. We used to get a new summer hat every year for Easter and wear it to church every week. Thanks for the opportunity and the ideas. Happy stitching everyone!!

    Pat
    Pat

    June 20, 2019

    So cute! It’s a toss up!

    Suzi
    Suzi

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you Karen and aleksandrajones – great outfits! I vote for Ala Moana.

    Virginia Edwards
    Virginia Edwards

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you for this cute outfit Market Stroll has my vote

    Jayne
    Jayne

    June 20, 2019

    It’s the Ala Moana style for me!

    Deb
    Deb

    June 20, 2019

    I fell in love with the market Stroll. From the fabulous hat to the adorable sandals, it is Stunning

    Lily
    Lily

    June 20, 2019

    Oh so pretty…..Market Stroll is the one for me….lovely.

    Gail
    Gail

    June 20, 2019

    What a beautiful outfit. My vote is for Market Stroll.

    Rosemary
    Rosemary

    June 20, 2019

    Exciting look

    Tammy
    Tammy

    June 20, 2019

    Thank you for the chance to enter the contest. Personally I love the Ala Moana Style the best….Very chic.

    Sheryl Knowles
    Sheryl Knowles

    June 20, 2019

    These are both sooo cute that I don’t want to choose. The dress is a delight! All my dolls want one, Karen! But I am a sucker for hats, so Market Stroll won out.

    Anita
    Anita

    June 20, 2019

    I love the Market Stroll best. It reminds me of the way women dressed years ago.

    Deborah Rohleder
    Deborah Rohleder

    June 19, 2019

    I like the Ala Moana the best.

    Pat
    Pat

    June 19, 2019

    The Ala Moana Style speaks to me!

    Moana
    Moana

    June 19, 2019

    I like both, but I have to vote for the cute outfit with my name. Ala Moana forever, whatever.. Thanks to the sweet designer, Karen, for the great dress with the wonderful name of Moana

    Christa
    Christa

    June 19, 2019

    Thank you Karen, and aleksandrajones. These are both so cute but I choose Market Stroll because the hat is just adorable with the dress.

    Dana A.
    Dana A.

    June 19, 2019

    I voted for the Ala Moana Style. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Nutmeg
    Nutmeg

    June 19, 2019

    Love the Ala Moana style and the accessories that go with it, so this one gets my vote. Such beautiful fabric used for the dress makes it stand out in my opinion.

    Annlee
    Annlee

    June 19, 2019

    Ala Moana is real cute and it6 is the one I choose. Thank you

    Joan
    Joan

    June 19, 2019

    Thanks for the cute outfits. Market Stroll has my vote!

    Marty C.
    Marty C.

    June 19, 2019

    I pick the market stroll as my favorite. I love the hat!

    ROBIN L FARLEY
    ROBIN L FARLEY

    June 19, 2019

    I actually love Market stroll! I think the straw hat makes the outfit!
    It may state the outfit is suitable for market, but I think it’s a great outfit for any summer outing!

    Martha Fothergill
    Martha Fothergill

    June 19, 2019

    So cute. I really like the colors.

    Joy Chadwick
    Joy Chadwick

    June 19, 2019

    Thank you Karen and the aleksandrajones Team, I love the Ala Mona style!

    Dorisanne
    Dorisanne

    June 19, 2019

    I vote for Ala Moana.

    Gail
    Gail

    June 19, 2019

    Vote for the Ala Moana outfit

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