The Latest News… December 2014 6


Carrie, Mary, and Laura Ingalls in 1880 in DeSmet, South Dakota.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

It seems strange to think that just three years ago, I was sitting in this same studio putting the finishing touches on my very first pattern.  I had started the process six months earlier with the encouragement of a fellow seamstress and friend Linda Blaker.  There ended up being layers upon layers of things that I needed to learn, organize, and develop and everything was finally coming together.  When it was just about ready to release, I suddenly felt all my confidence give way, so I decided to find a few people to take it for a test run.  One of those people was Eve Coleman of Keepers Dolly Duds.  As I look back over the last three years, I am so grateful that my dear friend and colleague has been with me since the beginning.  The success of Thimbles and Acorns patterns however, doesn’t belong solely to me, Linda, or Eve…  but to each and every one of my dear customers and followers who encourage, excite, and inspire me each and every day.  Thank you everyone for yet another wonderful year!


Here is a sneak peek of the “Carrie” dress in progress!

January will mark Thimbles and Acorns patterns 3rd anniversary and this year Pixie Faire is going to help us celebrate.  On January 9th, 2015 we will be releasing a brand new pattern and it will be available for FREE at Pixie Faire on that day only.  Be sure to mark your calendars!  This year, we will be offering our “Carrie” pattern, the companion to our “Mary and Laura” pattern.  This dress is a replica of the one worn by Carrie Ingalls in the picture of her, Mary, and Laura that was taken in 1880, the year of “The Long Winter”.









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Look for this pattern soon on Pixie Faire!

Our “Chemise a la Reine and Soft Crown Bergere Hat” pattern is ready to be released in the next couple of days.  This dress style dates back to the 1780s and caused quite a stir when Marie Antoinette began wearing it.  The style became the impetus to the radical Regency Period dresses that turned the world of fashion upside down.  Look for it soon on Pixie Faire.


We have added new supplies to our shop just in time for the release of our Chemise a la Reine pattern:
1/8-inch wide twill tape, perfect for drawstrings and ties.  Click Here to see it!

100% silk ribbon in three widths; 1-inch, 3/8-inch, and 1/8-inch.  Available in Dragonfly blue, used on our Chemise a la Reine dress, and Pomegranate.  Click Here to see it!

A limited number of kits for the Chemise a la Reine pictured on the cover of the pattern will be available after Christmas.


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Silk Ribbon now available in our Etsy Shop! Click Here to see it.


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6 thoughts on “The Latest News… December 2014

  • Sophie T

    It’s always very exciting to see your new patterns! We always wonder what you will come up with next, and what History of fashion lesson we will have the delight discover! Thank you!

    I’m marking January 9th on my calender! Happy Holidays and happy 3rd anniversary to Thimbles and Acorns!

  • Rebecca

    Love both new patterns. Have always loved the Little House stories as well as anything historical. The problem is finding the time to do all the sewing! Thank you for all your hard work.

  • Wanda

    Thank you so much for the enjoyable and inspiring newsletter.

    Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2015!