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Thread: American Girl Doll Clothes

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    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
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    I know this isn't strictly about quilting but I AM using my fat quarters!! I am making doll clothing for my niece and I won't get to see the doll anytime soon and I want to get working on many more outfits!

    Does anyone have an American Girl Doll that they could measure for me?

    Waist?
    Height? 18"?
    Leg length?
    Head circumference?
    Arm length from shoulder to wrist just above hand?
    Torso length?

    Here's the first outfit I made:

    Blouse and Jumper for American Girl Doll
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    Lori--I wish I had a doll I could measure for you, but I just had to say--that jumper and blouse is absolutely adorable!!! Your niece is one lucky girl!!

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    I just did a google search and found tons of hits. here is one from a knitting blog that may help. http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/ar...p/t-64484.html

    I was shocked to see the prices for patterns! found one site that wanted $8.95 for just one outfit!

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    I found a site of discontinued American Girl Patterns and downloaded a bunch, so I am happy to not have to buy the patterns, but I am afraid that they won't fit!

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    Great outfit! My daughter was too old by the time American Girl dolls got popular.

    Here is another site that lists measurements.

    http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...doll-sizes.htm

    And another

    http://www.susankramer.com/dolls16.html

    They seem to agree so maybe it's accuarate.

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    I have read that some of the torsos are "fatter" than others, apparently depending on the name of the doll. It's the waistline that can be slightly different.

    I have one of the "fatter" dolls, but it's in the bottom plastic container of a stack of 12 hemmed in by other plastic containers. (Sadly, an example of stash overload for storage area available.) If no one else has a doll to measure for you, I will pull out that container and do it. But I think I'll wait a few days and see if someone else has a doll more convenient to reach. :lol:

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    I know they have commercial patterns for the American Girl Dolls. If you look them up on line, it might give you the sizes you need. I love your outfit! I love making doll clothes, they last forever, my grandkids are playing with ones my daughter played with 25 years ago!!

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    i bought a pattern at Joanns, to make some clothes out of fleece and felt. my neighbors granddaughter got one of those dolls for Christmas ...it just says 18" dolls. not really sure if they will fit or not..lol

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    Thanks everyone! The measurements on that website was just what I needed. Prism99 your storage closet is safe for yet another day!

    I made a Newfoundland Tartan skirt this afternoon and cut out and worked on a yellow sslicker and hat. This doll clothes making is addictive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    Thanks everyone! The measurements on that website was just what I needed. Prism99 your storage closet is safe for yet another day!

    I made a Newfoundland Tartan skirt this afternoon and cut out and worked on a yellow sslicker and hat. This doll clothes making is addictive.

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    I have been looking for AG patterns myself. Do you mind telling me where you found yours? I have 2 granddaughters & plenty of fabric but not the $$$ that clothes goes for at AG stores. I would love to see more of your finished work too!

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    In the past, I have used the patterns in the pattern catalogs, that are made for the 18 inch dolls. They have worked fine. Now when I did this, my girls did not have the real American Girl dolls. We had the ones from Target that were 18" dolls, but the clothes fit just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachbound
    I have been looking for AG patterns myself. Do you mind telling me where you found yours? I have 2 granddaughters & plenty of fabric but not the $$$ that clothes goes for at AG stores. I would love to see more of your finished work too!
    This is the books that I downloaded. Might have been cheaper to buy real books! The books are all 50-60 pages each and I printed Molly, Kristen and Samantha.

    http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Pat...sPatterns.html

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    I sew for my granddaughters' American Girl dolls - I found a dress form for 18" dolls at a fabric shop. It works great - I don't need the doll - can just use the form for fit and length.

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    I made outfits for my grandaughter's Americam girl doll. She lives in another state so I couldn't use her doll for fitting. I bought a cheaper version doll at Target to use as a dress form. The commercial 18" doll patterns worked great but I found the waist needed to be bigger on almost all of the pants, not a difficult adjustment. I still have my cheap Target doll, too cute to give away.

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    That's what I bought too!!! I have to laugh at Gramma having a doll in her sewing room :-P but she really is cute & way less $$$$

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    Well, I was a bit late in reading your post and would have been happy to measure one of my daughter's dolls, only you found that site and have the info you need. It is brilliant of you to think of using your fat quarters to make doll clothes for your niece! She will be thrilled! My 22 year old daughter has her 2 dolls on doll stands in her room. Even now that she is in college, she still occasionally changes their outfits. LOL

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    HI!
    My daughter has some of these doll and so I measured Samantha, so her ya go:
    waist - 11.5"
    leg length - 8"
    head circum. - 12.5"
    arm/sleeve length - 5.5"
    torso - 6"
    I also measured her dress length (shoulder seam to bottom edge) - 10"
    Hope it helps!

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    Thank you so much for sharing the patterns!

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    I tried to download these patterns but I get an error message once the download is finished, it says "image error". I wonder why and I will call Dell to see is something is wrong with my computer.
    I'm sure these patterns will fit as they were created for AG dolls therefore any pattern for 18" doll will fit

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    My grandaughter has the American Girl Bitty Baby, and I was
    wondering if you had the measurements for this doll.

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    I recommend you get on the American Girl site. They have patterns for the dolls you can purchase. They fit wonderful! I've used them for my Granddaughter. You won't have to buy but one set as you will notice on inspection, that the dress is the same for all dolls, just variation for a particular doll. I highly recommend this, as they fit so nicely. Silvia

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    I made outfits for my grandaughter's Americam girl doll. She lives in another state so I couldn't use her doll for fitting. I bought a cheaper version doll at Target to use as a dress form. The commercial 18" doll patterns worked great but I found the waist needed to be bigger on almost all of the pants, not a difficult adjustment. I still have my cheap Target doll, too cute to give away.
    Me, too. My youngest GD is now 15. I made many outfits and they have saved every one. I move the doll around my sewing room every time I sort but can't part with it.
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    Sorry about the huge picture. First one I've posted.

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    Here are two more things I made.

    I am showing the back of the rain slicker because the front doesn't have buttons yet.

    The tartan is our very own Newfoundland Tartan. Personally I prefer the blue Nova Scotian one, but ours is pretty too!
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