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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

American Girl Doll Clothes

One of Harper's friends had a birthday party on Saturday. When Harper asked her what she wanted for her birthday, she said doll clothes for her new American Girl doll. That is all the motivation I needed to get sewing. I love making these little outfits.

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I created the pattern for the t-shirt. I wanted a simple tee that was only a couple of pieces. I used one of my old t-shirts so I didn't have to hem the bottom. I should have a tutorial up for it tomorrow.

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The skirt is made from five 7 inch squares. I sewed them together then hemmed the bottom. The waist is elastic.

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The peasant shirt and pants are from patterns that I already had.

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I wanted all the pieces to be interchangeable so she can have 4 different outfit combinations.

See you tomorrow with the t-shirt pattern and tutorial.

Happy Crafty Tuesday!!

12 comments:

Stacy said...

Very cute and I love that they are interchangeable! I'm sure the birthday girl will be thrilled. :)

Natasha said...

these are soo cute xxx

would love it if you could share this post on my new link party, Serenity Saturday, over at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

xxx

Grandma Bonnie said...

I just love the peasant shirt. I will have to come back to see the tutorial.New follower stopping by from Creative bloggers hop. Hope you stop by for a visit. Have a great week. http://grandmabonniescloset.blogspot.com/

Cara said...

Awesome! I remember my grandmother making doll clothes for my sister and I as kids. We actually still have the clothes, not the dolls though.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Corey~living and loving said...

I have never made doll clothes. Sugar doesn't play with her dolls much...if she did...I'd so copy your ideas. :)

Emily said...

Cute ideas, my girls love dressing their dolls. Thanks for linking up
Emily
domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

18 Doll Clothes said...

Hello Dude,

Thanks for providing these useful tips over here. American Girl dolls are heirloom quality toys enjoyed by children and collectors alike, these beautiful dolls are well crafted and stand up to rough play...

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

These are so cute. I really like the ruffles on the tee. Have you checked out Libery Jane's free doll clothes patterns?

Becky Lindenmayer said...

Way adorable!! Great color choices too!!

Deirdre said...

I just adore these clothes - thanks for the inspiration. As I am a beginner on the sewing front can I ask how much elastic you need for the waist band of the skirt 7 inches x 5 pieces - elastic for waist??? I have just made this skirt with an 11 inch piece and wonder is it too big? Don't have a doll to check on as they are going to be gifts for my nieces. Thanks so much.

Tara Lynn said...

Very cute outfits!! I love them all! I would love it if you checked out my own AG blog http://taraheartag.blogspot.com/ Here you will find tips and lots of photos of AG dolls!

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