My daughter received an American Girl Doll for Christmas and 1 outfit (from Target’s My Generation Collection) and that was all that was in Santa’s Budget. I knew I would make her doll’s clothes at some point in time; however, the pressure was on to make her doll “Lanie” winter clothes when my daughter saw she could take Lanie out for “Free Skate” after Ice Skating lessons! That was all the motivation I needed to get busy!
I used my College Pattern Making Skills (very rusty) and got to work. As a bonus it cost me $0 because it was Strictly Homemade!! I made the pattern and had the material. It doesn’t take much to make this!
It turned out well enough I thought I would share with you my patterns and instructions. I will do this in two series, the pants and the shirt. I have also included in there the hat! Just click on the link and you will be able to print out the pattern.
NEW LINK TO PATTERNS!!! CLICK HERE
Required Material: Fleece, matching thread, 1/4” elastic or smaller, scissors, pattern
1. Cut 2 of the pattern pieces
2. The pants pattern wraps around the leg and only has one seam on the inside. Stitch together with a 1/4” seam…as seen below
3. Turn inside out one of the pants legs and stick inside the other pants legs with right sides together. It will look like this….and stitch together with a 1/4'” seam
4. At this point you can try on the pants for a fitting. Turn under 1/2” at the top (leaving a 1'” hole for the elastic) for elastic and 1/2 hem on the pants. Stitch.
5. Measure the elastic needed by wrapping around dolls waist add 1” Draw through by putting a saftey pin on one end.
6. Tie or sew the elastic together. Stitch your hole on the waist band closed.
7. You are done! Try on your doll’s new pants!
Here is a very happy 5 year old with her American Girl Doll dressed for the Ice! We now have ice skating shoes thanks to a generous Grammy as well!!
Shirt and hat tutorial here!!!