Spring Outfit for American Girl Doll

These cold, cloudy winter days have me dreaming of lovely Spring days.  This outfit is a new one for my American girl doll.  I display my dolls and their handmade clothes each summer at a local library and I wanted to make some new outfits.

The dress is from Simplicity pattern #0107.  A plain shift that is made of just a front and back.  Double fold bias tape is used at the armholes and neckline.  I used a zipper instead of velcro for the back closure. A cream colored baby rick rack (.25 inches wide) from Wrights trims the hemline.

The sweater was a pleasure to knit.  The pattern is from a Plymouth Yarn book that is out of print.  It is called Dolly Mixture.  The yarn is Plymouth Encore DK.  One of my favorites for doll clothes.  I cast on with the white and continued to knit with the turquoise.  The buttons are 3/8 inch white by Blumenthal.

The purse was fun to make.  I used felt and the purse from Simplicity pattern #A2108 another out of print pattern.  I found this several years ago at a Florida Walmart.   I sewed it by hand using embroidery floss.  The bead is from my travels.  I think the colors really compliment the outfit.

I really enjoyed sewing the purse.  I’m going to look at my other outfits and make purses for those too.

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