Make a Casual Oufit for Your American Girl Dolls

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Here’s another new outfit to add to your collection of doll clothes patterns. Your American Girl Dolls will love this trendy handbag and the espadrille shoes. The doll accessories included in this pattern are fun to make and more fun to play with.

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Flared Tunic, T-Shirt and Cropped Leggings:
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 doll clothes pattern includes detailed instructions for making:

  • the flared tunic
  • the striped T-shirt
  • the cropped leggings
  • the espadrille shoes
  • the drawstring handbag

Details of the drawstring handbag and espadrille shoes are shown below:

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29 Responses

  1. Mieke Says:

    This is a nice outfit for the doll.

  2. Julie Says:

    Absolutely love your patterns. I am so glad I joined this list.

  3. Kat Says:

    As my grand daughter says, ‘This pattern rocks!’ We love this site.

  4. Susie Says:

    I just made this adorable outfit for my neice’s doll. (I learned that making doll clothes is harder than I thought.) But it turned out great and she loved it.

    Great pattern….And thanks for the doll money. I’m looking forward to trying new patterns soon.

  5. Sharon Mahaffey Says:

    So glad I joined this list. I absolutely love your patterns, keep them coming!!

  6. Carol LeGray Says:

    Thanks for the money! I haven ‘t made the Hobo Purse yet, but will. I am just getting into the American Girl stuff for my granddaughter. Right now I am knitting a sweater. Please let me know when you get more cool things. I am also interested in the long hoodie when it comes out. I am so happy I found your site! It is great.

  7. Diann Says:

    Love your ideas! Would like to know if you have any idea how to make the Cheerleader Pom Pom’s? Can’t wait for the long hoodie! Keep your wonderful work coming…..

  8. admin Says:

    I haven’t made any. But, if I wanted to make pom pons, I would go look at the (full-sized) ones real girls use and try to copy those. You’ll need some kind of band around the dolls hands to hold them on.

  9. happy Says:

    Great patterns. I sew, crochet and knit for my granddaughter and 3 nieces. Thanks

  10. Pat Says:

    I just signed up here yesterday and am really looking forward to making some great outfits for Australian Girl dolls. They are slightly taller and slimmer than American Girl dolls but it shouldn’t be difficult to alter the patterns.

  11. ally Says:

    I am nether a knitter or crocheter, but would like to make some sweaters… Any way to “cheat” and make one?

  12. admin Says:

    You can purchase knit fabric on the bolt that looks like “sweater” material. Read my earlier post, How to Sew on Knit Fabrics. It explains how to make a sweater without having to know how to knit or crochet. Also, the long hoodie pattern, shown in the post will be available soon.

  13. Alexandra Says:

    What are the shoes made of? My sister and I would love to make the shoes, as we don’t have any for our Madame Alexander dolls.
    Thank you in advance! :)

  14. admin Says:

    These shoes are made from craft foam and t-shirt fabric.

  15. Alexandra Says:

    Thank you! :) I just found this site a couple days ago!

  16. Susan Says:

    Can the shoes be made of anything other than T-shirt knit?

  17. admin Says:

    Susan, yes. You can experiment with different fabrics and decide what you like best. However, something with a little stretch will be much more forgiving and easier to sew than a rigid fabric. Felt is great for shoes because you can steam and shape it.

  18. Annabell Says:

    This pattern is fantastic, instructions are comprehensive, easy to follow, and easy to make. A “sew flat” pattern. Fits like a charm. Wonderful.

  19. Beccie Says:

    These are really cute outfits.

  20. vonda Says:

    My granddaughters loved the hobo bag and money. It was easy and fast to make. My computer crashed and I lost my play money.

  21. admin Says:

    I’m sending you the money in an email.

  22. T Samples Says:

    Are any of your patterns allowed to be used for resale?

  23. admin Says:

    Yes. You can resell on a small scale. But, you are not permitted to sell online or mass produce garments for wholesaling.

    Here’s the current policy:
    “This pattern is intended for your personal use and enjoyment. You do not have permission to give away or resell this pattern, or to mass-produce or resell items made with this pattern. You may never sell these garments online.

    You may however, make and sell a limited number of pieces at charity events or local craft shows that you personally attend.”

  24. Jennifer Says:

    I am going to be the leader of an “American Girl Club” at my daughter’s school and want to let the girls make an outfit over a ten week period of time, along with some other crafts. Would something like this be suitable for them to start out with? I plan for them to be able to cut the fabric and help with any embellishments and I will sew everything together. I had also looked at the party dress since there were several accessories. Any thoughts?

  25. admin Says:

    I think this pattern is your best choice for young sewers. There are no gathers. It’s great made out of recycled t-shirts. They could even tie-dye or use fabric paint on the t-shirt fabric before they cut it out. If you want to simplify the handbag, you could use an elastic casing instead of inserting the grommets.

  26. Denise Says:

    Hi, I love this outfit. I have a question. Maybe it is on the pattern and I missed it. What size eyelets did you use for the handbag? This is a great site. I was happy to find the material from a suggestion on your blog. Does anyone sew these clothes for themselves and not for children? Or am I the only one? hehehehehe

  27. admin Says:

    Yes, lots of ‘adult’ girls collect and sew for dolls.

    I used 1/8 inch eyelets for the handbag mentioned above.

  28. Jane Says:

    New to this website but looks very interesting. looking forward to spending more time here.

  29. Joy Says:

    This is such a great outfit. I love the striped scheme you have in the picture and every element is very detailed. Job well done.

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