Matching Friends

I found myself out of town at my mom’s for a couple of days this week, so I needed a quick portable project to bring with me. My mom has a sewing machine that almost works, so I cut out doll dresses for my daughters’ American Girl dolls and assembled them there. The dresses match the dresses that I just made for my kids. My kids have not seen them yet. I hope they like them.

I used an 18″ doll pattern, from McCall’s, I think. I put velcro up the back so they will go on and off easily.

Back View. The closure is Velcro.

Here are the dolls with the girl dresses. If you don't have kids, you are probably wondering why my actual children are not in the picture. If you do have kids, you know how difficult that would be.



  1. Shams
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    So cute! They will love them!

  2. Posted February 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Perfect! I always wanted to do this, but my girls grew out of AG before I got around to making anything! I did make one 1920’s flapper-style heirloom dress for my eldest when she was 7 yrs old and the matching dress & petticoat to match for her doll. All the garments are very carefully laid away for… who knows when or what?

  3. Julie Culshaw
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    what a good mama!

  4. Posted March 1, 2012 at 3:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    What a cute idea! Your girls are so lucky to have such an amazingly creative mother!

  5. Posted July 30, 2012 at 6:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    Nice! I missed this when it went up, I was on a kind of hiatus or something. I’ve put more new stuff in the AG thread on Artisan’s Square! I had really nice luck with simple matching dresses from the Oliver + S free popover dress pattern. Takes tiny scraps, which is usually what I have.

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