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American Girl Sundress Tutorial

American Girl Sundress Tutorial
If you happen to be the happy owner of an American Girl doll you will agree with me that they are huge money traps. Oh, do they know how to appeal to young girls (and mothers living vicariously through their daughters!). However, you can spend mere dollars on cute little dresses, and save your cash for clothing purchases that actual humans will wear. What you need: --1/4 yard of fabric (you can use a fat quarter, but you'll have to shave a few inches off the width of the dress skirt--I've done it both ways, and it doesn't make a whole lot of difference) --coordinating thread --any extra trimmings/ribbons you might want to add --velcro/snaps/your choice of fastener--but you can skip this altogether --sewing machine, fabric scissors, pins, needle for hand-gathering, ruler Cutting: Spread out your 1/4 yard of fabric and measure an 8 inch by 24 inch rectangle--this will be the skirt. Cut that out. With the remaining fabric cut-- Those cuts will give you all the pieces you need! Next make the straps: Related:  doll patternsdoll clothes patterns

18" Doll Pillowcase Dress Tutorial To Fit AG Dolls Anny's Corner Samantha is Ready for Spring One of my most favorite things I used to do was to make patterns and create designs for my daughters dolls. Out of necessity, I sewed doll clothing through designer children's shops and craft fairs to help the budget. Now with time and two granddaughters I am returning to my roots. Last night I created this outfit and with it will begin my creating kidstuff blog. I created this for my granddaughters and to share for others to sew for their wee ones. What do you need? A Fat Quarter from a fabric or craft store60 inches of 5/6" inch ribbon for the tie strings3 pieces of decorative ribbon each 18" longThreadSafety Pin for threading the ribbon. Making the Pattern Cutting the Dress Pieces Prewash the fat quarter and ironFold the piece of material salvage to salvageCut 2 of the rectangle pattern piecesMark the fold line and the side seam markings Do not throw away your scraps set them aside for making Dolly her own matching drawstring bag. Begin Sewing

AG Type Dolls - Spring/Easter Dress We all love to have a new outfit for Easter, or any Spring holiday. Your dolls would also love a pretty, new dress. This dress pattern will fit 18 inch American Girl, other American historical dolls, Corolle Dolls, Gotz Precious Day Girl Dolls, and other dolls with similar size body types. This is a photo of Julia, my Gotz Precious Day 18 inch doll, in a dress that is perfect for Easter, or any Spring holiday because the fabric is covered in Easter Eggs. Materials - 1/2 yard of fabric, the design of the fabric I used required that all pattern pieces go in the same direction, you may need less if this is not an issue. - 12 inches of 3 to 4 inch wide, pre-gathered lace for the collar. - 1 yard of 2 1/2 inch wide flat lace with holes down the center that a ribbon can be woven into. - 2 yards of 1/4 inch wide satin ribbon. - matching thread. - two sets of sticky dots For sewing instructions click here. For the pattern, click here.

Basic Dress Pattern For AG Dolls American Girl doll clothes can be tricky. Buying clothes from their official website can be fun, but pricey! Man, they can really get you with all those adorable little accessories. Everything is so small and cute...and expensive! Now that I have a little girl who is interested in all things American Girl, I have given her a doll I triumphantly discovered at a garage sale for 25 Cents, as well as the doll my parents purchased for me as a child. Now, for the first time, I am pulling out the very pattern my mom used years ago, to create some dresses for my daughter. Download this pattern for free: HERECheck out our collection of other free patterns: HERE Sewing this pattern will take some basic sewing skill, but let me remind you, I am pretty basic when it comes to sewing! 1/4" Seam Allowance Hem the bottom of the skirt, then baste the top to gather it together (pictured below) For the top: cut 2. (Linkup closed) Linked Up Here:

Sleeveless Jumper Pattern for American Girl, AG Type 18 Inch Dolls Sleeveless Jumper to Fit American Girl Type 18 Inch Dolls Clothes Patterns for 18 Inch Dolls and Bitty Baby Dolls & Costumes WebsiteSusan Here are instructions for making sleeveless jumpers to fit 18inch (45cm) American Girl, other American historical dolls, Gotz Precious Day Girl Dolls, and dolls with similar body types. Important Note: my Corolle doll (not shown) has fabric and vinyl arms so this dress is not the best for her. You may use the pattern for yourself or gifts but not commercially. Fabric: one third yard or meter. Jumper Sewing Instructions With right sides of back and front jumper facing, sew together at shoulders. On center back side, make a 4 inch long slit down from neck edge for opening. Sew side seams back to front. Before sewing side seams add your decoration to front of jumper. Turn hem up twice one quarter inch and blind stitch. Sew a sticky tape closure at center back seam - no buttons for doll clothes played with by children, please. webmaster

Dollar Doll Clothes - Free Patterns For AG & 18" Dolls Recognize the source of these cute small-scale prints for doll clothes? Yes, during a recent foray through the neighborhood dollar store we came across some quality women's underwear seconds and naturally asked ourselves what we might make from them. They are the foundation for a fabulous project--Dollar Doll Clothes! Read on for details! *Fits 18-inch dolls, such as American Girls* l. l. 2. 3. Let's get started! > Dollar store women's undies> Matching thread> Scraps of lace or trim>Velcro>Printed Patterns (see end of post!) PANTS or SHORTS orBIKE SHORTS OR LEGGINGS l. 2. 3. 4. l. 2. 3. l. 2. 3. 4. l. 2. 3. 4. I'm including a camisole pattern I created. l. Other Thoughts:-Try narrow elastic stretched and straight stitched to the wrong side of the fabric waistline for fulness--cute! Dollar Doll Clothes

American Girl Doll Flower Dress Material Skirt : 24’’ x 8’’ (60cm x 20cm) Skirt Fleece : 32’’ x 4’’ (80cm x 10cm) Top Front: 6’’ x 6’’ (15cm x15cm) Top back : 2 rectangles : 6’’ x 4’’ (15cm x10cm) Collar : 2 rectangles : 10’’ x 2 ½’’ (25cm x 6cm) Ribbon Lace : 120cm (46’’) Velcro Step 1 : - take the top front and cut to round the collar. Sew a hem. - Sew the top front to the top back fabrics on the shoulder - Sew a hem around the arms up to 4’’ (10cm) on each side - Sew the top together on the sides - Sew a hem on the back Step 2 : - Sew the lace on the collar and round the sides - Sew the collar to the dress. Make the pleats while sewing. - Mark the sewing line between the top and the bottom : 1 ¼’’ (3cm)on the sides and ¾’’ (2cm) in the middle. Step 3 : - Sew the lace on the bottom skirt - Sew the lace on the skirt fleece - Sew the skirt fleece to the skirt - Sew the skirt to the top following the line. Step 4 : - Sew the dress on the back. - Sew the velcro on the back - Sew the ribbon to the dress Voilà!

Royal Bridesmaid Dress Pattern for 18 Inch Dolls Royal Bridesmaid Dress Pattern for 18 Inch Dolls by Susan Kramerinspired by the wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate On the left is Gotz 18 inch doll, Emily, and on the right is American Girl 18 inch doll, Gwen in Royal Bridesmaid Dress Here are instructions for making short sleeve bridesmaid dresses to fit 18inch (45cm) American Girl, other American historical dolls, Corolle dolls, Gotz Precious Day Girl Dolls, and dolls with similar body types. This design is my interpretation of the bridesmaid dresses worn by the children in Princess Kate and Prince William's wedding. Under the skirt I made a half slip and a crinoline. You’ll need one third yard (one quarter meter) of material for the skirt. For the front and back bodice, you'll need one quarter yard contrasting material. Also, for neckline facing, you'll need a 10 inch (25cm) long by one inch (2.5cm) wide bias strip, and as much pre-gathered lace, and embroidered ribbon. General Sewing Instructions Bodice Sewing Instructions

AG Doll - Pants, Shirt & Hat Patterns & Tutorial My daughter received an American Girl Doll for Christmas and 1 outfit (from Target’s My Generation Collection) and that was all that was in Santa’s Budget. I knew I would make her doll’s clothes at some point in time; however, the pressure was on to make her doll “Lanie” winter clothes when my daughter saw she could take Lanie out for “Free Skate” after Ice Skating lessons! That was all the motivation I needed to get busy! It turned out well enough I thought I would share with you my patterns and instructions. Required Material: Fleece, matching thread, 1/4” elastic or smaller, scissors, pattern 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Here is a very happy 5 year old with her American Girl Doll dressed for the Ice! Shirt and hat tutorial here!!!

Doll Clothes we made (or remade : ) I have made lots of clothes since we first got Grace that first Christmas. I thought I would share some of them with you. I like to reuse clothes that my kids have outgrown or holes in the knees. I also hang on to things that are in great shape, but just have a stain that I can't get out. This was a super easy dress made from knee socks. I cut off the foot of the sock and cut 2 arm holes. The denim skirt is made from jean cutoff. This tee is one of many things I made from outgrown clothes. This Saree is made from purchase fabric. Punjabi dresses. ...and one more. This is an Easter dress made from a $1.00 tea towel I found at Target. This maxidress was made from a repurposed tee of my daughter's. This is one of her favorite doll dresses. These two dresses were made from one blouse found at Goodwill. This was made from a scrap of fabric I found at Wal-mart. I also made the little jacket out of a re-purposed tee. This poncho and hat is a little crochet project I put together.

AG: 18-inch Doll Clothes ~ Skirt + Top We hope you enjoy our series of Sewing Basics posts in the next few months! We have lots of fun and easy tutorials lined up for basic patterns and sewing projects. You’ll learn a ton, and even if you’re a sewing pro we think the tutorials will help you feel successful and productive in your sewing hours. Today Marie shows us how to make some simple, no-pattern 18-inch doll clothes (fitting American Girl-sized dolls). Find more from Marie in her introduction, shop and on her two sites devoted to sewing 18-inch doll clothes. No-Pattern Ruffled Skirt + Floral Fitted Top for 18-inch Dolls Sewing clothes for an American Girl doll (or other 18-inch dolls) can be both fun and rewarding. For this tutorial, I decided to make a ruffled skirt and a floral bandeau top. Ruffled Skirt To make the ruffled skirt, I chose to use a fabric that does not fray. Materials: Knit Shirt (mine was from the dollar store, or you can use an old shirt from your closet)10 ½ inch elasticRotary cutter or scissors 2. 3.

Twirly Doll Skirt tutorial for American Girl Doll So there are a million other things that I should be doing today. My house is a wreck from having the kids home for 2 weeks and I’ve got some deadlines to meet for some sewing projects… BUT instead of doing any of those things, I got a “bee in my bonnet” last night and decided to make this today: Remember this skirt? Well, I decided that her dolly needed one to match. The construction is essentially the same as the kids skirt. Just a few changes and the math is different…. Here you go!! To begin you will need: 1- 4.25″ x 44 ” piece for the top skirt (just cut it the width of your fabric) 1- 5″ x 44″ piece for the underskirt 1- 2″ x 44″ piece for the skirt band 1 – 15″ x 4.5″ piece for the waistband. You will also need: 1 package of rick rack 11″ of 1/4″ elastic Sew the skirt band to the underskirt using a 1/4″ seam Press seam towards skirt band Sew sides of underskirt together. Turn under bottom edge of skirt band 1/4″ and press. Press On right side of fabric, top stitch skirt band in place. Press.

Skort - Skirt - Bodysuit Pattern to Fit AG & 18 Inch Dolls Skort – Skirt – Bodysuit Pattern to Fit American Girl 18 Inch DollsGotz Precious Day and Similar Full Body Dolls Clothes Patterns for 18 Inch Dolls and Bitty Baby Dolls & Costumes WebsiteSusan Helene Here are instructions for making a one piece bodysuit with attached skirt - making it a skort - to fit 18inch (45cm) American Girl, Gotz Precious Day, and other 18 inch full body dolls with similar body types. The bodysuit can be used as underwear to keep the doll's cloth skin clean as it just covers the cloth parts of the doll. Also it can be made up in print or flowered fabric as light weight summer wear outdoors. Supplies needed: You’ll need one quarter yard (one quarter meter) of material for bodysuit, and one quarter yard (one quarter meter) of material for skirt, which could be a contrasting fabric. Two sticky dots for front shirt and back shirt closing, (no buttons for kids doll clothes, please). Cross grain or satin ribbon for waist and bow. Lace for neck edge.

Diy American Girl Doll Dress With four little kids at home the majority of projects on my list are for them and I don't mind, it just doesn't give my little blog much variety. This is what we made girl's have been wanting to get matching clothes for them and their doll's. They see all the fancy outfits in the American Girl Magazine and they are a little out of our price range so we came up with this. We made this red gingham dress a couple years ago for my little girl after she had been watching Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and loved the dress Milly wore at the Barn know! This was my favorite part! So now she and her doll can dress up like Milly and go on all kinds of adventures together. We added a little bow just to give it a little extra somethin, somethin! It went together fairly quickly considering it was the first doll dress I have ever sewn. If you are interested in making one for yourself click on Read More for the Tutorial. I used the same fabric for the lining.