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Thread: I am diverted to making Doll Clothes for a while - and you?

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    I am diverted to making Doll Clothes for a while - and you?

    I bought my 4 granddaughters an 18" doll and horse for Christmas. I am so excited to see them open them....so I am making clothes for them. I am having a blast! I need to finish some quilts, but they aren't for Christmas guess I am diverted!

    Anyone else making doll clothes? I would love to see your designs. Here are mine.
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    Oh cute! I will probably be making some doll clothes soon, too. I got my daughter a doll for Christmas that will be needing an expanded wardrobe. I make a lot of DD's clothes, so I like to make her dolls outfits from the scraps.

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    That will be nice, Butterflyblue, they can have matching outfits. Post some pictures when you get to making them.

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    cute doll clothes. I need to find a few patterns that fit American Girl doll

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    have not made any yet, but have been thinking about trying it, as I love miniatures, and doll clothes are just mini clothes hehe

    so I did some searching and found some nice links, not sure if these are the correct scale, but would like to share them with you

    http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Pat...sPatterns.html
    http://www.infinitefreedom.com/chall...irections.html
    www.allcrafts.net/dolls.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    cute doll clothes. I need to find a few patterns that fit American Girl doll
    check the links I listed, I am sure I saw American Doll in there somewhere
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    Nancy's Notions has a book--30 minute Doll Clothes. These will fit an 18" doll. Most of the sewing is straight sewing with an option to serge. Nancy just had a program on PBS about two weeks ago demonstrating the easy to make doll clothes. I
    ordered the book and appears to be easy as it looked on TV!

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    AG patterns

    Here is a site that has actual AG patterns.http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Pat...sPatterns.html
    I like the pattern books by Joan Hinds. I checked them out at the local library before buying them.
    judy j

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    Raggedy Ann and Andy

    I am making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for my 2 1/2 yr. old niece. She is probably the closest we will ever get to having a grandchild. Someone loaned me a McCall's pattern. It seems to be going together very easily... If I get them done in a timely manner, I may make another outfit for each of them...

    I forgot to say, Treasureit, that your clothes are so cute!

    Linda
    Last edited by luckylindy333; 12-01-2011 at 06:46 PM.

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    What cute little outfits. The girls will love them.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judith ann View Post
    Here is a site that has actual AG patterns.http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Pat...sPatterns.html
    I like the pattern books by Joan Hinds. I checked them out at the local library before buying them.
    judy j
    lol same one I posted a couple replies back
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    cute doll clothes. I need to find a few patterns that fit American Girl doll
    I found quite a few in JoAnn's, and surprisingly at Wal-Mart as well. They seemed to be pricey to me - just about $15, but they were 40% off at each store, so I was okay with that. My gd received an American Doll for her birthday - have several fabrics laid out, just need to cut and sew....as well as two quilts to finish....all before Christmas. Better get the sewing machine humming!! Working 2nd shift now has put a little cramp in my daily routine.
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    Cute. I made Barbie clothes for my DD years ago. Can't wait until Olivia is old enough for the clothes. Right now all her babies are naked.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judith ann View Post
    Here is a site that has actual AG patterns.http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Pat...sPatterns.html
    I like the pattern books by Joan Hinds. I checked them out at the local library before buying them.
    judy j
    Thanks for the link...not doing period clothes at the moment, but it is a good source....I downloaded one of them and it has 68 pages to print....wow...get out the new ink cartridge! lol.

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    I bought McCalls or Simplicity patterns at Joanns for $.99 when they had a sale. There are several different ones. I started with the one for knits since I think the younger GD can dress her doll easier. I haven't sewn with knits for a LONG time...had to refresh my memory about tricks! The hardest was using some kind of vinyl that I needed a Teflon foot for, but didn't want to take time to buy. I used tissue paper and it was OK, but what stinker to get out of the stitches!

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    They are soooo cute. They will be much loved! I like making doll clothes that size rather than the smaller ones.

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    My youngest GD is getting an American Doll for Christmas and I want to make extra outfits. I'm on the hunt for a pattern. I'm not great at improvising. I'm making her a doll quilt for this Christmas but her birthday is in February so I want to make some clothes which gives me a little time. She is the GD that I'm teaching to sew so it will be great if we can make some together.

    Hancock's carries the Lauren Doll and have kits made up for the clothes. I may purchase one of them to get started because I can use a coupon. Hancock's and Hobby Lobby also have their McCalls and Simplicity patterns on sale. I just need to get a pattern #!!

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    I as Mrs. Santa Claus made doll clothes years ago. Youngest Granddaughters is now 18. Great Granddaughters are just starting to play with dolls.
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    I have made doll clothes for my granddaughter. I used a pattern for 18" dolls and they fit her American Girl doll. Most recently I have been side tracked by Halloween costumes and a flannel nightgown for granddaughter.

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    Well, I am getting a little confused here.....I remarked that I bought the 18" doll pattern, made the little skating leotard and skirt......boy, I don't think it will fit the AG that was purchased. I also downloaded a couple of the AG patterns from the AG playthings link, and those are much large than the pattern that I bought. I am wondering if there are different sizes for the AG dolls? I guess I will have to make one of the other outfits, sneak them on the doll and see which one fits! Buggers.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    I found quite a few in JoAnn's, and surprisingly at Wal-Mart as well. They seemed to be pricey to me - just about $15, but they were 40% off at each store, so I was okay with that. My gd received an American Doll for her birthday - have several fabrics laid out, just need to cut and sew....as well as two quilts to finish....all before Christmas. Better get the sewing machine humming!! Working 2nd shift now has put a little cramp in my daily routine.
    Watch for sales at Joann's when the patterns are $1 - $1.99 each. Both Simplicity and McCall's go on sale regularly.
    Measure the doll against the patterns. I bought a Springfield 18" doll and found its measurements were different(smaller) than the AG doll my granddaughter had. The clothes fit the AG doll but snuggly. I found a chart for doll measurements here http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...doll-sizes.htm. Very handy.
    The Springfield 18" doll(sold at AC Moore & Joann's) is not on the chart. I had to measure and write it's measurements to compare with others on the chart. I like having the Springfield doll as a model and I did'nt have to pay a lot like with the AG doll.
    Last edited by selm; 12-03-2011 at 12:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    Well, I am getting a little confused here.....I remarked that I bought the 18" doll pattern, made the little skating leotard and skirt......boy, I don't think it will fit the AG that was purchased. I also downloaded a couple of the AG patterns from the AG playthings link, and those are much large than the pattern that I bought. I am wondering if there are different sizes for the AG dolls? I guess I will have to make one of the other outfits, sneak them on the doll and see which one fits! Buggers.....
    I found you can adjust the patterns. It doesn't require large adjustments to make it fit. Get the chart I referenced at http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...doll-sizes.htm or measure the AG doll then measure the pattern.
    Sally

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    I shouldn't be allowed to have this much fun....purses for the girls! I made these from the A.G. patterns someone posted earlier. Great detail on the patterns.
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    I will be starting to make some doll clothes this week for the doll I bought my granddaughter for Christmas this year. I bought a couple of patterns at local Wal-Mart and some from one of the on-line quilt sites. Don't know if I can design anything myself. Love the stuff you made.
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