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!Made with Love Monday
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