Sunday, March 1, 2009

For the Folks Looking for American Girl Patterns

Evidently, this blog was mentioned in a syndicated newspaper column (2 Iowa papers, so far) and a magazine article. That probably explains why the blog hits were through the roof this week. That's nice. What's going to be disappointing to all those new visitors is that the columnist, as far as I can tell (I haven't seen the article and had no idea it was going to appear, or who wrote it), said that I have American Girl doll patterns here.

I do have one freebie knitting pattern for 4 American Girl-size hats. That pattern is available here:
http://kathleen-dakotadreams.blogspot.com/2009/02/freebie-friday-4-simple-hats-for-18.html

And there is one link for commercial American Girl sewing patterns that are no longer available, for download:

http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Patterns/DollDressPatterns.html

Otherwise, all of the American Girl Size things I've featured, have been sewn from other people's patterns (links to most of them in individual posts- you can buy all of the patterns from stores, eBay, or the designers).

Thanks everyone for stopping by- I hope you find enough of interest, even without the promised free patterns, to come back.

And if someone could provide me with a link to the article, I would be very grateful.

5 comments:

Knitnik said...

Kathleen - apparently it's an Associated Press article by Anne Wallace Allen. I googled your URL plus American Girl and got lots of links to the article, which is all over the web - even on abcnews.go.com. Here's a link to the article, which definitely makes it sound like you have patterns.
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=6941045

Kris said...

Hi Kathleen, I got here from this link: http://www.freep.com/article/20090227/FEATURES01/902270330/1025/FEATURES/Home+sewers+craft+outfits+for+American+Girl+dolls
I had googled American Girl Craft to see if I could find anything to make for/with my DD. I love your Idol commentary and the doll sandal idea! Now I'll spend my evening looking through your posts - and be back to see your Idol info next week!

Kathryn said...

I made this knitted jacket for the American Girl of a friend:
http://www.ashidome.com/blogger/files/FREE_edelweiss_dolljacket.pdf
I've never actually seen an AG, so I didn't know that the sleeves are a little long, but it's a great pattern.
Sorry I don't have the link you wanted, but this sweater is really cute. The little girl really liked it (so did her mom).

dottie said...

I might not have found the AG patterns I was looking for but I found your wonderful paper dolls instead. I can't wait to have some fun with my girls playing with some of the paper dolls. Thanks and keep them coming.

Kathleen Taylor said...

Knitni and Kris- thanks so much for the info

Kathryn: thank you for the link

dottie: I'm so glad you're staying for the fun! Welcome!