- This article is about the American Girl released character patterns. For information on the current release of modern Simplicity brand Patterns, see Simplicity.
American Girl Patterns were sewing patterns released by American Girl. These were intended for use by skilled tailors to make doll clothes and some children's outfits based on American Girl clothing.
These were phased out in 1998 and all are now retired.
The first doll clothes patterns were released for Kirsten, Samantha, and Molly in 1991 as part of the Portfolios of Pastimes. Felicity, Addy, and Josefina had their patterns released around the same time as their debuts. All of them were phased out in 1998 or 1999. This was presumably to steer people towards purchasing manufactured clothes instead of making them. The ones available were:
- Felicity's Patterns
- Josefina's Patterns
- Kirsten's Patterns
- Addy's Patterns
- Samantha's Patterns
- Molly's Patterns
Copies are currently available for download from http://agplaythings.com/AG%20Patterns/DollDressPatterns.html. Adobe Reader is needed to read the files. Many of the patterns will need to be pieced together as they cannot be printed whole.
When child sized outfits were available for the Historical outfits, eight sets of dress patterns were released, allowing skilled tailors to sew some of the historical life-sized outfits. These were out for a small period in 1990. The following were available at a cost of $9.95 each:
- Samantha's Afternoon Tea Dress
- Samantha's Flannel School Dress
- Molly's Jumper And Separates
- Kirsten's New Country Dress
- Kirsten's Prairie School Dress
- Felicity's Rose Garden Gown
- Felicity's Colonial School Dress
- Petticoat and Pantalettes (for Kirsten)
- Simplicity, a current distributor of modern American Girl Patterns.