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    American Girl Doll clothes

    My DGD recieved and American Gril doll for Christmas. She was very excited but said "Grandma, I don't have any clothes for her". She asked for dresses and that started me sewing. Using odds and ends of trimmings and scrap fabric, these are some fo the dresses I have made for her doll. One dress is red, white and blue because every American girl should have a red, white and blue dress..especially in an election year. She will need the black cape for the cold Iowa winter. There are even openings for her hands. I have enjoyed this project and my DGD has loved to help chose the fabrics and styles of the dresses. She is 8 and we are having a great time.
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    Darling clothes! You do lovely work!
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    All are adorable!! Easy to make, too. My daughter makes and sells them at craft shows.
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    Cute! You did a very nice job. I like the fabrics you picked.

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    Love them!

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    Nice work...I really like that you use trim...it really finishes the dress.
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    My g dtr has been properly trained my her mother.... she wants dress to match her american girl doll dress!! they are cute when they match....

    My dtr still has the matchign dress/doll/doll dress my aunt made for her when she was little.... she can't wait for her dtr to grow into it!!

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    My 4 (soon to be 5) DGD got an AG doll for Christmas, too. When she last came to visit, we spent hours looking at patterns on line and ready made clothes. I printed a pattern from a website. I only had time to make a top while she was here...because I had to "redesign" it as I made it because "Miss Picky" didn't like the way it fit! LOL We picked out a fabric to make a nightgown and she asks "do you have it made yet?". So I've got to get busy before she comes again!!

    Love your clothes. That little red dot dress is so retro!!

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    I would have given my right arm for those clothes for my dolls when I was a child. They are fantastic.

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    They are adorable! Lucky granddaughter.
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    When my daughter was 11, I strarted making outfits for her AG. One year I made matching dresses for her & her doll. Good memories, but, OMG, putting those tiny cuffs & other details was tricky. Your dresses are lovely, & what a way to invest time with your granddaughter!Bravo!

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    You are good! Your work is professional. Very good

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    Those are fabulous. Did you use a pattern or design them yourself? When I was a little girl I had one of those tiny Ginny Dolls and my Aunt made her an entire wardrobe on a treadle machine. Even lined the coats, so I just know your granddaughter is loving these dresses and such.

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    Sew cute-sew much fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    Those are fabulous. Did you use a pattern or design them yourself? When I was a little girl I had one of those tiny Ginny Dolls and my Aunt made her an entire wardrobe on a treadle machine. Even lined the coats, so I just know your granddaughter is loving these dresses and such.
    Thank you!! I found several patterns for the clothes on line for free. I simple googled "free American girl doll clothes patterns" and came up with lots of free patterns. These are the ones my DGD chose herself and she also chose the fabrics. I am just the seamstress. We have been having fun picking out everything. I have much more to make because she wants a well dressed doll! We are not only making dool clothes, we are making memories.

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    these sure are sweet, want to do a few for my GD also.

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    My DGD got an American Girl doll for her birthday in the fall. Guess I need to get busy and make her clothes too. Just need to find a pattern when I'm at Joann's next time. Have tons of scraps so that won't be a problem. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Very nice.

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    Those are so cute. I love looking at doll clothes and remember making them with my older sisters, mom and grandma. Here's a link to some free patterns if you'd like to have it.
    http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Pat...sPatterns.html
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    Those are beautiful.

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    The clothes are just beautiful! I love sewing doll clothes, they sew up fast and they always fit (unlike the clothes I sew for myself sometimes!).

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    beautiful clothes. that red/white/blue is especially gorgeous. what a lucky girl to have a grandma with your talent
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    Making doll clothes is so much fun. I have only grandsons. I made Barbi doll clothes for little girls, but my last attemt wshowed that my old arthritic hands can't do it any more. American girl doll is bigger, wish I had a grand daughter or great grand to make them for!

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    Those are great....you are very talented.

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    Are you planning on making any matching outfit for GD and doll? I sure hope I get a granddaughter someday! I have lots of patterns saved for the American Doll Girls.

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