October 28, 2019

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Mix & Match Monday - Enter To Win! Oct. 28th - Nov. 4th

Hi everyone, 

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

The question is simple, which look is best? 

This week's contest is featuring a bundled outfit featuring the Lizzie Outfit made by Genine Allen the designer of the Genniewren Designs pattern collection. 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 have two cute looks featuring the Lizzie Outfit bundle design as the main centerpiece. One pattern - Multiple pieces!

The giveaway includes

  • The Lizzie Dress, Top & Capris designed to fit 18-inch American Girl® dolls. The dress and top are a Kimono style wrap that fastens at the waist with snaps. The cap sleeves are cut in one with the bodice. The waist is defined with rick rack or ribbon trim and the back has a center seam and two small waist darts to enhance the fit at the waist. The edges of the dress or top are bound with contrasting bias tape and a fancy button or bow is added at the waist wrap point to add further design detail. The Capris have a side seam to ensure a closer fit, and feature split cuffs, ruffles and an elasticated waist. As at the waist of the dress or top, ribbon or rick rack trim could be used instead of the ruffles which cover the cuff seam.
  • The Kimono Kraze look - For this look, we've featured the Top & Capris and paired them with black canvas slip on shoes and a darling little black tote bag.
  • The Kimono Kawaii look - For this look we've featured the wrap dress and paired it with gold sparkly flats. This one also includes a tiny letter, envelope and pencil!

 

 

 

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

  

   

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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Get to know Genine (in her own words): "Hi, I’m Genine, the person behind Genniewren Designs. I've been sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidering, and hand-smocking virtually all my life. My first embroidery project was a tray cloth for my new headmistress when I started school! I was seven when I embarked on my first real human-sized sewing project all on my own without mum’s help. It involved my little sister lying on the floor on top of some fabric. I drew around her with chalk, cut out the shape and sewed it together by hand to make a blouse. She wore it to Sunday school and proudly told one of the teachers that I had made it for her. The teacher said that every designer needed a sewing machine and offered to give me her old machine as she had recently bought a new one. I came home with the shiniest black and gold crank-handle sewing machine you’ve ever seen. I used that machine for years until I received an electric sewing machine for a birthday gift when I was a teenager. Since those early days, I’ve sewn all sorts of things, sometimes for money, always for fun. I don’t do much human sewing nowadays. Instead, I design sewing, knitting and craft patterns for dolls clothes, pets, and accessories. Since 2005 I’ve been digitizing machine embroidery designs too.  My doll patterns are all available exclusively through aleksandrajones. Joining aleksandrajones has been a great way for me to share my love of sewing for dolls with so many friends all around the world, and I am so happy to be part of that team!"

  

 

Visit the Genniewren Designs pattern collection today! 

Inquiring Minds Want To Know:

Q: What's your favorite food? 
Genine: I don’t really have a single favorite food. I love flavorful food of all genres from Mexican to Indian regional cooking. I love to research recipes in books and online and then experiment.

Q: Coffee or Tea?
Genine: It depends.  Black coffee for breakfast. Herbal mint tea during the day. Despite being a Brit, I don’t actually like tea – and I have been called unpatriotic by some Brits for saying that!

Q: What inspired your brand name?
Genine: Gennie Wren was my dad’s nickname for me when I was a child. As I sewed so much for dolls back then, I thought it was a good name to use for my business. When I made the teddy bears I used a different brand name, based on what my nephew called me when he was a baby.

Q: What's your favorite place to shop?
Genine: I love shopping at outdoor markets. Our local market has stalls selling the freshest foods from all over the world,  fabrics & notions at bargain prices, and all sorts of other stuff. When we visit other towns and cities in the UK we always try and go on market day if we can. A market can tell you so much about a place.  I also love browsing in second-hand book shops. My husband and I once “lost” over half a day in a single book shop in Hay on Wye!

Q: What is your dream vacation? 
Genine: I don’t really do vacations very often as I’m a bit of a homebody. When we do go away I prefer cities or towns with lots of historical features to explore. I’d like to visit the US one day and go to an American Girl store.

Q: Do You Collect Anything Special?

Genine: I collect vintage needlework books, pattern drafting books and magazines. Some of my original books, sewing magazines and patterns date back to the 1870s. I keep telling myself I must scan some of them for posterity as the paper can be very fragile. Maybe one day when I have time!

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

Thanks, everyone!

The aleksandrajones Team

 


100 Comments

victoria
victoria

November 04, 2019

very nice job on the outfit it is very cute

Ellen
Ellen

November 04, 2019

I like the Kimono Kraze outfit best because I love the tunic top displayed on the doll. Thanks for sharing these styles of outfits with us!

Bobbie B
Bobbie B

November 04, 2019

How fun you were given a sewing machine! And how generous of your teacher. Both outfits are adorable, but I like the Kimono Kraze best.

Carissa
Carissa

November 04, 2019

Beautiful dolls!

Cheryl Hughes
Cheryl Hughes

November 04, 2019

I love them both but would love to make the Kimono Kraze

Kristen H.
Kristen H.

November 03, 2019

Thanks Genine and the aleksandrajones Team for creating such cute outfits featuring the Lizzie Outfit. I really like both bundled designs. However, the outfit I like best is the Kimono Kawaii one. I just think the Lizzie outfit pattern looks nicer when it is used to create a bundled design featuring a dress than a top & capris. Once again, thanks for creating such adorable outfits featuring the Lizzie Outfit! And thanks for the fantastic opportunity to win!

Susan
Susan

November 03, 2019

I like the little dress best.

rosemary
rosemary

November 03, 2019

I LIKE Them both but i like the shirt & blouse best

Wanda Banks
Wanda Banks

November 03, 2019

Kimono Kawaii looks best

Laura
Laura

November 03, 2019

I prefer Kawaii. On Kraze, the eye is immediately drawn to the lighter color at the outfit’s midsection, making it the strongest element in the outfit. The effect of this focus is to divide the outfit into unbalanced upper and lower segments, which the thin repetition of the fabric in the pants’ bands cannot quite overcome. Perhaps, instead of bands, a substantial ruffle at the hemline would work better.

Rose
Rose

November 03, 2019

I like both outfits

Christy
Christy

November 03, 2019

Kimono Kraze is my favorite!! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!

Meghan
Meghan

November 03, 2019

Thamks for a chance! My daughter wants one so bad for Christmas! This would be cool. Kimone is very pretty! Team Kimone Kraze here!

David Heath
David Heath

November 03, 2019

I love how this outfit has a pattern for the Disney Animator’s dolls!

Bobbie
Bobbie

November 03, 2019

This is so cute perfect for my granddaughter!

Shiela
Shiela

November 02, 2019

Both outfits are adorable but I prefer the Kimono Kraze one just slightly more. The pants with the kimono top is just too cute.

Cindy T
Cindy T

November 02, 2019

I love the Kimono Kraze. It is beautiful.

Marianne
Marianne

November 02, 2019

Kimono Kraze is my pick – both adorable.

Amy B
Amy B

November 02, 2019

I like Kimono Kraze. This would be so cute in matching girl and doll outfits!

Connie
Connie

November 02, 2019

Both are very cute but I like Kimono Kraze best. thank you Genniwren and the aleksandrajones team.

Emma
Emma

November 02, 2019

I love how this outfit has a pattern for the Disney Animator’s dolls!

Betsy Pauzauskie
Betsy Pauzauskie

November 02, 2019

While both are lovely, Kimono Kraze is my favorite! Capris are such fun! And, they allow a girl to be active without concern for what others’ might or might not see! (Although our granddaughters do wear leggings or shorts underneath their dress when they tumble, twirl & hang by their knees from the Jungle Gym!) Thank you Genine & the aleksandrajones Team!

Cheyrl
Cheyrl

November 02, 2019

Kimono Kraze is my favorite but i really like them both

Janet  P
Janet P

November 02, 2019

I do like them both but I think I would prefer the look of Kimono Kraze =- the top is very versatile – I can see it in many different interpretations.

Janet
Janet

November 02, 2019

It was a hard choice this time. Both are really cute but I voted for Kimono Kraze this time. Thank you for the fun giveaway.

rachel
rachel

November 02, 2019

Love Kimono Kraze

norma mikkola
norma mikkola

November 01, 2019

Kimono Kawaii my vote. As usual, they are both cute. I see more of today’s trend in clothes on Kimono Kraze I guess I am from the old school. Thank you for the fun chance to win.

Linda A
Linda A

November 01, 2019

Cute outfits and color combinations! I love them both, but the Kimono Kraze is my favorite. Thanks Genine and the aleksandrajones team for these kimono ideas!

Jeanne
Jeanne

November 01, 2019

Thank you for sharing your pattern. I is fun knowing about your background. I do hope you can visit the US and an American Girl Store one day. Hang on to your dreams!

Manda Rosser
Manda Rosser

November 01, 2019

It is an interesting pattern I like kimono Kraze the most

Debbie Tucker
Debbie Tucker

November 01, 2019

Love your patterns

Maxine VanGuilder
Maxine VanGuilder

November 01, 2019

I love Kimono Kraze. It POPS right out.

Christie
Christie

November 01, 2019

Thanks :) I really like Kimono Kraze. It is cute and a little eccentric.

Jaci
Jaci

November 01, 2019

My vote is Kimono Kawaii however they are both cute

Judy
Judy

November 01, 2019

The kimino kraze is so adorable with the cute lace trimmed pants. Love the kimino style patterns. Thank you for making such wonderful patterns

Judy S.
Judy S.

November 01, 2019

Kimono Kraze gets my vote!

Karen T
Karen T

November 01, 2019

Hard to choose. Both are so cute. Just love kimono kraze.

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

November 01, 2019

I vote for Kimono Kraze—as it suits her perfectly.

Carol JB
Carol JB

November 01, 2019

Love the color combination! I choose Kamono Kawaii!!

Carol JB
Carol JB

November 01, 2019

Love the color combination. My favorite is the Kamono Kawaii!!

Vicki Howton
Vicki Howton

November 01, 2019

Love both designs!

Hazel
Hazel

November 01, 2019

I love the Kimono Kawaii, it looks really cool

Diane
Diane

November 01, 2019

LOVE kimono Kraze!

Janet
Janet

November 01, 2019

Kimono Kraze is just too cute.

Cristy
Cristy

November 01, 2019

I voted for Kimono Kraze! Thanks Gennie Wren and aleksandrajones!

Debbie W
Debbie W

November 01, 2019

I like them both but Kimono Kraze rates a little higher. Thank you for the opportunity !

Deb
Deb

November 01, 2019

Kimono Kraze is absolutely adorable! Love those capri but that oriental style top is what puts this outfit over the top for me, and those little black shoes!!!!! You folks are fabulous. Thank you!

Teresa-Jo
Teresa-Jo

November 01, 2019

Coordinated top & pants is a current look and the colors are fantastic!

Jo
Jo

November 01, 2019

Looks like a fun and simple pattern and can use leftovers creatively.

Susan E
Susan E

November 01, 2019

Kimono Kraze is so cool. No one can have too many outfits!

sheila
sheila

November 01, 2019

too cute! hard to decide….

Rosemary
Rosemary

November 01, 2019

wow

Kathy Kauth
Kathy Kauth

November 01, 2019

Kimono Kraze. I think lol both adorable.
Carol
Carol

November 01, 2019

Genine, would love to meet you, your story is so interesting. Like both.

JoAnne
JoAnne

November 01, 2019

Thank you Genine and aleksandrajones for all the hard work you do to give us free patterns to make for our dolls

JoAnne
JoAnne

November 01, 2019

I love both but if I have to pick one I think it will have to be Kimono Kraze!

Patti
Patti

October 31, 2019

Both are adorable, but I voted for Kimono Kraze. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.

Grace Wright
Grace Wright

October 31, 2019

Nice – very different from previous selections.

Grace Wright
Grace Wright

October 31, 2019

Nice – very different from previous selections.

Marie
Marie

October 31, 2019

I like Kimono Kraze the best and think the outfit looks the best on that doll!! It was a hard decide!! Both outfits are great!! Thank you Genine and aleksandrajones for this giveaway and these outfits that are so cute!!;

Ernestine Jones
Ernestine Jones

October 31, 2019

Pomona Kraze is my favorite.

Darlene Pruitt
Darlene Pruitt

October 31, 2019

What a cute outfit! You ladies are wonderful. Thank you again for the opportunity to win this sweet set. Good luck everyone.

Chris
Chris

October 31, 2019

Kimono Kraze because I like the accessories that complete the look.

Mary
Mary

October 30, 2019

Kimono Kraze gets my vote, although they are both great.

Joyce
Joyce

October 30, 2019

Love the clothes

Linda
Linda

October 30, 2019

Love these outfits and I love aleksandrajones

Susan
Susan

October 30, 2019

I love the kimono kraze, thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway and talented workmanship

Sandra
Sandra

October 30, 2019

Thanks for a great giveaway. My vote goes to Kimono Kraze.

Rena Walter
Rena Walter

October 30, 2019

Thank you Genine and the aleksandrajones Team. Kimono Kraz wears it best.

Stephanie
Stephanie

October 30, 2019

Kimono Kraze gets my vote.

Cathy
Cathy

October 30, 2019

Kimono Kraze get my vote.

debbie
debbie

October 30, 2019

I voted for Kimono Kraze, thanks Genine and the aleksandrajones Team!

Rachel
Rachel

October 30, 2019

I voted for Kimono Kraze, thanks Genine and the aleksandrajones Team!

Lori
Lori

October 30, 2019

Kimono Kraze gets my vote. Thanks for the giveaway!

Aubrey Scott Daniels
Aubrey Scott Daniels

October 30, 2019

This is such a fun outfit! Both are really cute!! My daughter said the Kimono Kawaii was her favorite! So well chose that outfit as our fa

Vickie Gallo
Vickie Gallo

October 30, 2019

Love them both but vote for the Kimono Kraze! Thank you for these sweet sweeps!

Linda H
Linda H

October 30, 2019

I voted for kimono kraze. It’s a very cute outfit! Thank you for your designs!

shannon
shannon

October 30, 2019

Thank you guys! I voted for kimono kawaii

Linda
Linda

October 30, 2019

I voted for Kimona Kraze

Debra
Debra

October 30, 2019

I love both looks, but my vote went for Kimono Kraze – i think the capris just make the outfit! Thanks for the opportunity Genine, love your designs! And you have crazy mad skills as a pattern maker too!

Sparkle
Sparkle

October 30, 2019

Kimono Kraze is very cute. Thank you Genine for the clever designs.

Katherine
Katherine

October 30, 2019

Both outfits are just so sweet. Just love them.

Jeri
Jeri

October 30, 2019

Thank you, Genine, for another great pattern and cute outfits! My favorite pattern of yours is the Nativity set. Both outfits are cute but I voted for Kimono Kawaii. Thanks to Cinnamon and everyone else involved for another great giveaway.

Michaela
Michaela

October 30, 2019

I love the simple lines of both outfits, so simply elegant and very adaptable.

Tarine Brown
Tarine Brown

October 30, 2019

Love these outfits. It was hard ri just pick one. They are both stunning. Thank you for doing this.

Maryvonne
Maryvonne

October 30, 2019

Bonjour les deux sont magnifique mes j’ai une préférence sur Kimono Kraze merci et bonne journée
Maryvonne
Maryvonne

October 30, 2019

Bonjour les deux sont magnifique mes j’ai une préférence sur Kimono Kraze merci et bonne journée
Lauralee Hensley
Lauralee Hensley

October 29, 2019

I think the Kimono Kraze look is the best.

Thank You Genine and the aleksandrajones Team.

Teresa
Teresa

October 29, 2019

Kimono Kawaii! but both are cute

Cynthia
Cynthia

October 29, 2019

Selected kimono kraze

Angela M
Angela M

October 29, 2019

Kimona Kraze is my favorite, Thank you

Beaj
Beaj

October 29, 2019

Kimono Kraze gets my vote. Thanks for the giveaway…

Sarah
Sarah

October 29, 2019

Genine what cool costumes! Thanks a bunch for a cool contest. Hard to pick. Going with Kimono Kawaii but it was a tough decision.

Pam
Pam

October 29, 2019

Genine, both outfits are really cute, but I like Kimono Kawaii the best, thank for joining with aleksandrajones and the give away.

Clementine
Clementine

October 29, 2019

Kimono Kraze is a very cute outfit

Patricia
Patricia

October 29, 2019

I love the Kimono Kraze although both are adorable.

Joyce Baki
Joyce Baki

October 29, 2019

Kimono Kraze! What a cute outfit!

Peggy
Peggy

October 29, 2019

I voted for Kimono Kraze even though I don’t like her hair. Thank you all

Oksana
Oksana

October 29, 2019

Vote for Kimano Kraze!
Thank you!

Dorothy
Dorothy

October 29, 2019

I voted for Kimono Kraze. But I loved them both. I’ve never seen anything like these. Thank you!

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