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Reversible American Girl Doll Top



If you're looking for doll clothes patterns to sew, you've come to the right place. This reversible American Girl doll top from Carolyn Wainscott will fit any 18 inch doll, and you can choose not one but two fabulous fabrics and make the top reversible! How stylish!

Reversible Doll Top 


  • 1/3 yard fabric
  • 1/3 yard fabric for lining, reverse side
  • velcro or other closure if desired
  • embellishments, trims as desired
  • Pattern



  1. Place pattern & cut both pieces on fold.
  2. Cut on one fold line on each piece.
  3. Press sleeve hem allowances to wrong side on top and lining.
  4. Clip into seam allowance of underarm curves being careful not to clip into seams [see pattern]. Press seams
  5. Sew underarm seams together of top and lining, right sides facing.
  6. Place right sides together of top and lining.
  7. Sew seam all around neckline, hemline, front/back. [Do not sew sleeve hems together]
  8. Turn top right side out through sleeve opening.
  9. Press seams.
  10. Topstitch top and lining sleeves together.
  11. Embellish top with embroidery, laces, etc. if desired.


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Jan 7, 2015

I am looking for Doll clothes that are crocheted and fit 18 inch dolls. like for the American Girl. Please help me find them.


Sep 28, 2014

i love the video cute top


16 Ratings

Aug 22, 2013

Sorry, I can't even begin. Is there a video? It says video, but it's not there. I can't understand the instructions from step two, I am afraid. Confused. Thanks for any help.


Aug 21, 2013

I copied the pattern but do not know the scale. It is very small. help!


Jun 8, 2013

Here is a link to a picture of my top and some pants I made. It came out a little crooked, but not a bad first effort, made from an old tablecloth!: http://pinterest.com/pin/56224695320770701/


Jun 8, 2013

The pattern didn't print right but I was able to approximate it. The biggest criticism I have is you didn't explain how to topstitch the sleeves. Being reversible, I had no idea how to do that. So I have a very nice top that I can't quite finish. Will search the web for a solution.


May 25, 2013

where can i fine the crochet patterns from carolyn?


Feb 23, 2013

I would like to have the pattern for the tikerbell crochet dress pattern. It is just darling. I'm going to make the shoes.love them. Thanks Bev in Ohio


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