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    Doll clothes

    A week or so ago someone posted a site for American Girl clothes. Can anyone help me find it again?

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    is this the one you are thinking of? http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...e-t257652.html

    and here's on for the rack to hang them on http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...e-t257805.html
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    the site is: livingadollslife.blogspot.com/

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    I just made this set of PJ for my DGD. It is a great pattern. I will be using the bottoms for regular pants pattern also.

    http://allthingswithpurpose.com/2013...l-pjs-pattern/

    Let me add that this is a very easy & quick pattern.
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    Since we are on this topic can anyone tell me if there is a similar doll that isn't so expensive. I want to make charity gifts for Christmas with clothes but I can't afford the original American Girl doll.
    Lynda

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    Maybe you can find a used one?

    My DGD just spent the night last night - we made Barbie clothes out of socks. She has so much trouble seeing and sewing tiny things... I google searched and found Barbie clothes made out of socks. We had a BLAST cutting up socks and putting holes in them. I doubt if we made permanent clothes but Barbie isn't naked any more - she's fairly modest - DGD had a lot of fun and now she can do something herself. Then since we didn't use up the cut up odd pieces of my stash, we sewed 3 blocks for a crazy quilt. She was ssoooo excited. Trying to match corners for her is a trial so this will be a good way for her to make her own quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbuchholz View Post
    Since we are on this topic can anyone tell me if there is a similar doll that isn't so expensive. I want to make charity gifts for Christmas with clothes but I can't afford the original American Girl doll.
    Lynda
    I buy the springfield dolls joanns ac moore with a coupon 50% off http://www.joann.com/kids-teachers/d...d-accessories/ they are 18 inch I have 3 of them and use the AG patterns all the time

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    Made this last year for DGD, it's a 2 shelf bookcase!! Caught it on sale. The shelf was lowered, the bar installed with shower curtain holders!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbuchholz View Post
    Since we are on this topic can anyone tell me if there is a similar doll that isn't so expensive. I want to make charity gifts for Christmas with clothes but I can't afford the original American Girl doll.
    Lynda
    I put a post on freecycle to see if I could get a used AG doll to use as a model. I got an answer from a 13 year old girl whose dog hand chewed the fingers off of one hand of her doll, which is fine with me since I only wanted it as a model for clothes. Try it, you could get lucky too? I just requested "an AG doll to use to make clothes, need not be perfect".
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    I bought an 18 inch doll with a cloth body like AG at one of the stores like Dollar General, etc. can't remember the exact name of the store. I got it for a model to use while making doll clothes for DGD AG doll. It worked well for that purpose plus the girls like to play with her while they are at our house. It cost around 12 dollars. Walmart also has a doll similar to AG, can't think what they call her but looks much the same and costs much less.

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    Where did you find those hangers? Thanks.

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    Thank you so much for thee site. It is exactly what I was looking for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbuchholz View Post
    Since we are on this topic can anyone tell me if there is a similar doll that isn't so expensive. I want to make charity gifts for Christmas with clothes but I can't afford the original American Girl doll.
    Lynda
    Check Hobby Lobby. Pretty sure I saw the doll head, arms and legs with the cloth body you can assemble. Not sure if they still carry them or what price it was.

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    Thanks all I will check out all these options!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dulcis View Post
    Where did you find those hangers? Thanks.
    Amazon has several different types:

    http://www.amazon.com/Hangers-Plasti...dp/B004ILWB3Q/
    http://www.amazon.com/Doll-Clothes-H...dp/B000H8WG70/
    http://www.amazon.com/LAVENDAR-HANGE...dp/B00BHIWPDY/

    and probably others!

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    thank you all for posting such great info on doll clothes and closets. LOL I especially loved the idea of the wooden bookcase one made to hang up the doll's clothes. Such a clever idea, I will be scouting out yard sales this summer so I can make one for each of my granddaughters. I printed the PJ pattern and will make them each a pair of PJs for their dolls. THANK YOU Happy Holidays to ALL

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    I bought my "american girl" at Target...everything that fits her fits the Grands' American Girl dolls perfectly...she was way cheap too. Have any of you gone to the AG store in Chicago...what a hoot, but way too much money is spent there I fear!!

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    Just to let you know I found a doll at Joann's. I will look at target too. now I can make clothes and get it wrapped for some little girl for Christmas. I'm a little late this year but if not this year I can make clothes that fit for next year and my be more dolls by then.
    Thanks for all of your info
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbuchholz View Post
    Just to let you know I found a doll at Joann's. I will look at target too. now I can make clothes and get it wrapped for some little girl for Christmas. I'm a little late this year but if not this year I can make clothes that fit for next year and my be more dolls by then.
    Thanks for all of your info
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    Glad you found a doll at JoAnn's. Here is a link to a simple doll dress I found on the internet.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...s-t258642.html

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    Manysmallfriends.com has some cute free patterns. I just made a sweater for A.G.doll using a recycled baby sweater size 3-6months, turned out so cute. Dolldiaries.com also has cute patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbuchholz View Post
    Since we are on this topic can anyone tell me if there is a similar doll that isn't so expensive. I want to make charity gifts for Christmas with clothes but I can't afford the original American Girl doll.
    Lynda
    Target and Wal-Mart both have a similar doll for around 30. I have several little girls and that's what I'll be working on this yr. They are at that age but not willing or can't afford to spend the AGD price. If you are into embroidery, hatched in africa has some patterns and Anita Goodesigns it considering adding it to their collection but they'll also have matching outfits for the kids. I just did a survey for them and I guess if enough answer as I did that'll be coming up in the future.
    Judy

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