Who wants to make ‘look-alike’ outfits for your favorite girls and their American Girl dolls?

With this design, there are lots of options. Complete instructions are included for making the long and short Ruffle Skirts as well as the Shining Star Tee for both girls and dolls. So shine on…

This pattern is not difficult to sew because our easy-care ruffle fabric is pre-made. You’ll get a detailed materials list, so you’ll know exactly what to look for and where to get it. We also begin the project with a ready-made girl’s tee, then add the decoration and trim.

Look-Alike Outfits for Girls and Dolls

Shining Star Tee and Ruffle Skirt:

You can download this digital pattern and instructions
right now!

There are no shipping charges, because a paper pattern is not mailed to you. After clicking on the link and downloading the product to your computer, you can print out the instructions and pattern pieces on standard 8-1/2 X 11 paper.


This pattern includes detailed instructions and a materials list for making the:

  • Doll’s Shining Star Tee
  • Doll’s Short Ruffle Skirt
  • Doll’s Long Ruffle Skirt
  • Girl’s Shining Star Tee
  • Girl’s Short Ruffle Skirt
  • Girl’s Long Ruffle Skirt

Now your girls and dolls can have matching outfits!

Shoes not included.

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Would you like to attend the royal wedding?

If that’s not possible, here’s a way all you knitters can get involved in celebrating the big event. This fun book by Fiona Goble includes patterns to knit keepsake dolls for all the royal wedding characters.

This is a great project if you have a daughter or granddaughter who dreams of being a “princess bride.”

Click here to see the book:
Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

Each of the members of the royal family is included in the book, …even the queen’s dogs! To see all the details, click here:
Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

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Just for fun… Watch this video to see the fashion trends for 2011:

1) Sheer fabrics
2) Crop tops
3) Wide leg pants
4) Shorts
5) Full skirts

The hot new color is orange.
Turquoise will carry over into next year.

It takes a little time for the runway trends to work their way into mass America. But, be watching for these to pop up in your local stores.

As you’re planning your American Girl dolls’ wardrobes, keep your eyes open for remnants of sheer fabric. You also might have an old silk scarf you can recycle to make a full skirt. As I watch for which trends ’stick’ I’ll add new patterns to the site.

I love the idea of crop tops with wide-leg pants for the dolls. Leave a comment below and let me know what you like best.

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Basket Doll Bed

Here’s a easy project that you’ll love. Now you can quickly make a doll bed for your 18 inch dolls without using tools.

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Lace Dress Doll Clothes Pattern

Now we have great doll clothes patterns for your special occasions. Your American Girl dolls will capture everyone’s attention at the nicest formal events wearing this lace dress and matching hat. This outfit is even special enough to wear to Prince William’s royal wedding …or to just watch it on TV.

Both dresses shown here can be made from this pattern.

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It’s time for some fun and games! Here are three new jigsaw puzzles featuring the American Girl dolls on our website. So go find your favorite American girl and enjoy some togetherness. There’s a timer on each puzzle, so you can compete to see who can finish first.

Please leave a comment to let us know how you like the new doll puzzles. Do you think they should be easier or harder?

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Who else wants more doll clothes patterns for your American Girl Dolls? These fringed, lace-up knee boots are included in this pattern and they totally rock.

The long hoodie is cut and sewn from fabric. It is NOT hand knit from yarn. So, you can easily make it in much less time. It also looks great made from fleece or a recycled sweatshirt. Read the rest of this entry »

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After the hobo bag was introduced, lots of you asked for a doll-sized wallet to go inside. Well, here it is! This wallet fits perfectly inside your doll’s hobo bag and holds lots of mini-money.

But, you can’t buy it. It’s not for sale… It’s a free bonus. The wallet pattern was a gift to everyone who purchased the Hoodie pattern before October 25th. Then the offer ended.

But, now you have another chance to get this free wallet pattern!

1.) Just click the link below to visit our new fan page on FaceBook.

2.) Then click the “LIKE” button at the top of the fan page to download the wallet pattern.


Enjoy! Please tell your friends to visit us on FaceBook, and watch for our next bonus gift.

What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day? Don’t forget about our great doll clothes patterns recycling projects.

If you have some old t-shirts, a windbreaker or some left-over silk flowers, you can make one of these great projects. Just click on the pink links below to get the instructions for each project.

Your American Girl Dolls will be really cute, and you can help save the Earth.

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A few people have written to me saying the doll clothes patterns are much too small to fit their American Girl Dolls. If this has happened to you, there’s a good reason. Here’s how to correct it.

Before you print your doll clothes patterns, it’s necessary to adjust the settings on your printer. If you don’t do this, your printer may automatically reduce the size of the pattern pieces to fit within standard 1-inch wide margins. This results in the pattern, and therefore the finished outfit, being too tight for your American Girl Dolls.

Proper fit depends on preventing your printer from scaling the patterns.

  1. In your printer’s settings, make sure the box next to ‘Scale to Fit” is NOT checked.
  2. Then set your margins to 1/2-inch all around.
  3. If you have the option, print the document at 100%.

Also remember to save your doll clothes patterns on your computer, so you can use them over and over. Your American Girl Dolls will thank you for it.

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