Sunday, August 3, 2008

American Girl dolls


Los Angeles

I love the 18" American Girl dolls. They're great for sewing practice! With all the patterns that are available through McCalls and Simplicity, there's so many neat outfits to choose from -- and for every level of sewing experience.

While growing up, I only had Barbie to sew for. This can be more difficult for tiny hands, and practically impossible for the sewing machine. If you're training your daughter to use a machine the 18" doll clothes are PERFECT.

Of course, sewing by hand will work as well. In fact, my daughter had to learn how to sew by hand FIRST before I allowed her to use the machines. It's very important that both are mastered.

If you don't have an American Girl doll for sewing, the 18" New Generation dolls and 18" Springfield dolls can be substituted. These dolls can be found at Target, and Michael's.

A few outfits that Pamela's made for her dolls.

Happy sewing!


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the pictures and PJ is sure getting good at her sewing.

Patty said...

Wow, Pamela sure is doing well with her sewing! Do you have to help any?

Texas Mom said...


Pamela sews on her own even when I'm not around. I keep telling her she's ready to start making her own clothes.

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Great outfits! I am incredibly impressed that she sewed them herself.