Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crocheted Doll Clothes

 A church family gave my daughter Felicity for Christmas this year.   She is more than thrilled with her, and still can't believe she owns an actual American Girl doll. Two years ago we had given her Targets version of the American Girl doll along with several outfits from there.  She pretends that this doll is Elizabeth - Felicity's friend -- and has had the most fun playing with them this past week!
As I'm sure you know - A.G outfits are not cheap to buy, so outfitting the new doll could be a problem if you stuck to only A.G. clothes.  Fortunately, a friend gave my daughter 4 skirts and a shirt for Christmas  --- handmade of course. (The gray shirt that Felicity is wearing above was one she made)
I also found an ebay seller that makes beautiful clothes for American Girl dolls AND ships your whole order for the price of one outfit should you order several.  (The tank top and jacket on the look-alike doll came from her).  I'm linking to her because she makes period outfits for each doll and her prices are very reasonable! Here's her ebay store - Doll Clothes Sew Beautiful.
Now everyone knows that girls "need" to change their clothes quite often, so I plan to sew some more outfits for the dolls ---nothing too fussy as I don't think I have the patience for that! In the mean time I decided to try and crochet a few skirts for the girls, and I ran across a whole list of items you can crochet for dolls of several shapes/sizes. Here's the link for the dolls/doll clothes page at Crochet Pattern Central.
This link will take you directly to the page where I got the skirt pattern from ---- the one above is one row longer than the pattern calls for - the pink one is made following the pattern to a "t."
I also decided to make the girls hats..... (pattern on the same page as the skirt). I made mine in white so they would match anything the girls wore.  The good thing is it doesn't take a whole lot of time to whip these up -- less than an hour for a skirt/hat ensemble! 
This post linked to: Made with Love Monday
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10 comments:

Mindy said...

Found your through Naturally Carol--I love your projects!

Sophia said...

These are adorable! I've been knitting a few things for the dolls, but I think I'm going to check out the crocheting links, too, since it looks like they are just as nice!

Emily said...

I have two girls who have "American Girl" dolls and I've been crocheting things for them too (domesticdeadline.blogspot.com). ralvery.com (might have spelled that wrong) has lots of free patterns too in crochet and knit.

Pamela said...

I'm so happy you gave us that link. I want to make Morgan clothes for her baby doll for her birthday. Honestly, is there anything you don't do. Ha!

Shore Girl said...

Pam,
You might be interested in this link:
http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Patterns/DollDressPatterns.html
patterns from American Girl for the American Girl dolls.
I'm not sure I have the patience for it - but you might!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

RecycleCindy said...

Love your doll clothes and hats. I have some dolls that I got at thrift stores that I need to dress up. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dubem said...

Hi friends,

This is super and cute doll! Actual this doll is american Girl doll. I think these are the best doll clothes for today market. Thanks a lot...

18 Doll Clothes

Kathleen said...

Those skirts and hats are wonderful. :) My mom always handmade clothes for my dolls when I was little, so this brings back fond memories.

Beth said...

Precious! My girls are begging for American Girl dolls....they're only 5, so I'm trying to hold them off for a little while longer!

Thank you for linking this up to Fibers on Friday!

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