Wednesday, December 8, 2010

American Girl Doll

The dreaded birthday wish at our house was the American Girl Doll! For the past 4 years I have been crossing my fingers that she wouldn't want one, but it didn't work this year! :( Seeing as how the doll alone ate up more than we spend on birthdays, my daughter wasn't getting anything else. What fun is a doll without clothes to change though? Thanks to JoAnnes and their $1 patterns, I picked up a few of the 18" doll patterns by Simplicity. I got enough fabric for a pair of jeans and a shirt for less than $2- and went to town! I decided to duplicate my daughters favorite outfit- because I knew she would wear it on her birthday. Good thing I was right! It was priceless seeing her open her doll, and the surprise on her face when she saw they matched!!!
The simplicity doll patterns were super easy to do, and I am excited about making more!
For the shirt, I just found a pattern that was close enough (it was a basic peasant shirt- and I just added elastic to the waist band and then I just added the ruffles and sequins to match my daughters shirt) So Cute!!!
I LOVED doing the stitches on the jeans - so easy and cute!


7 comments:

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Very cute...I love how you even did the stitching on the jeans! I sewed doll clothes for my daughters. It was a lot of fun. Great job!

Jen said...

My little girl is getting an AG doll for Christmas. Making clothes is on my to do list. That outfit is adorable!!

Donna said...

Once you've entered the world of AG dolls you will never escape! These are my daughter's favorite. And although they are expensive, they've lasted from my oldest down to my youngest.

Liz Smith said...

I love American Girl!! If I ever have daughters Jared is going to have to get a second job to pay for it. lol. :P

i love the little outfit. jared's mom is making a bunch this year as christmas gifts since a lot of our nieces have them. She showed me some of the ones she made and they turned out sooo cute!

Teauna said...

My daughter has THREE AG dolls...{my mother-in-law only had boys and loves to play dolls with all the granddaughters:)} She also sews and you should see some of the outfits, coats, pajamas, robes, etc.. she has come up with! So adorable! I love the outfit you sewed. You would think it came straight from the AG doll catalog... Great job on matching your daughter's outfit! I love you blog btw...

Teauna
www.fromcupboardtocupboard.com

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

That's so precious that you made her doll an outfit to match her favorite one and that she was wearing it when she opened it. Great job mom!

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