She Knits: AG Outfit

full outfit; stylish, no?

full outfit; stylish, no?

A certain little girl has a birthday coming up, and I thought it would  be fun to make some clothes for a certain 18″ doll she owns. After checking with her mother to make sure she still plays with her doll, I found some great patterns and set to work. I finished this entire outfit in just four days. Who knew knitting doll stuff could be so fun?!?

I made all of these items with yarn leftover from previous projects, and I happened to have all the finishing items needed as well.

Instead of creating a post for each little item, I’m just going to sub-divide this post.

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AG Cabled Vest
This is a really cute vest with a cable detail in the middle. Honestly, the construction was quite complicated with many ends to weave in, but the result is quite cute. The original pattern has bobbles in the cable, but I hate doing bobbles. So I replaced them with some clear plastic faceted beads I had in my craft supplies. There is a sewn-in Velcro closure at the back.

Pattern Info:
American Girl Cable Waist Vest by Kristen Renneker
Ravelry

Yarn Info:
Valley Yarns Longmeadow
dark blue
60% cotton, 40% microfiber
1.04 skeins = 121.7 yds used

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AG Flouncy Skirt
I found this pattern while working the cabled vest because they were designed by the same person. This was simple to knit with fairly easy finishing work. The lace at the bottom gives it the “flounce” and elastic at the waist will keep it on the doll. I used some shimmery yarn I had leftover that I thought would look nice with the blingy beads on the vest.

Pattern Info:
Lacy Flouncy Skirt for American Girl Doll by Kristen Renneker
Ravelry

Yarn Info:
Red Heart Shimmer
ivory
97% acrylic, 3% metallic
0.31 skeins = 86.8 yds used

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AG Mittens
Every fashionable doll needs accessories. I just couldn’t pass up this pair o’ itty bitty mitties, so I knit them with some leftover sock yarn. They were very, very fiddly to knit (the thumbs are so tiny!), but I’m happy I did.

Pattern Info:
American Girl Mittens by Hazel Rose Spencer
Ravelry

Yarn Info:
Knit Picks Stroll Tonal
pearlescent tonal
75% superwash merino, 25% nylon
0.06 skeins = 27.7 yds used

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AG Purse
I enjoyed making these little things so much that I just couldn’t stop there. One more accessory. Just one. 😉 This is a little purse/shoulder bag I crocheted to be just the size for the itty bitty mitties to fit inside. I added a blue border around the top buttoned flap and opening and knit a 3-stitch icord for the strap. Then I embroidered a flower design on the front with some brightly colored leftover sock yarn. Very fun. 🙂

Pattern Info:
improvised by me

Yarn Info:
Bernat Baby Sport Solid
white
100% acrylic
0.1 skeins = 107.7 yds used
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Valley Yarns Longmeadow
dark blue
60% cotton, 40% microfiber
0.04 skeins = 4.7 yds used

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