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About Patterns

All patterns are pdf files. All you have to do is to print them using your printer, put pieces onto the fabric and cut out. You can print patterns as many times as you want, no need to trace anything.

Each pattern package includes full size pattern pieces and a description (step-by-step guide illustrated with photos). Seam allowances are included (marked with dashed lines on pattern pieces). If you prefer to add your own seam allowances, just cut out the pattern pieces without seam allowances and add your own ones (remember that you can print patterns as many times as you want).

Remember! You will NOT receive a paper pattern.

Patterns (pattern pieces, descriptions and photos) are protected by copyrights. You are not allowed to sell patterns yourself or share online for free in any form (including blogs, Pinterest, Flickr and other social media).

You are welcome to sell clothes handmade for you created using our patterns but you are asked to credit me in the item description with a link to the website www.ik-patterns.com). Thank you!

Pattern Sizes

Patterns for American Girl Dolls have been designed for doll sizes shown in the table.

If your doll size is a little smaller, you can skip seam allowances (they are marked on pattern pieces with dashed lines). If your doll size is a little bigger, you can add seam allowances.


Size Type [inch] [cm]
1 height 18 46
2 chest circumference (the fullest) 11.5 29
3 waist circumference 11 28
4 hips circumference (the fullest) 12.6 32
5 sleeve length 5 13
6 inside leg length 7 17.5
7 distance from the neck to the waist 4.3 11
8 head circumference 12.5 32
AG Doll sizes

How to Buy Patterns

Currently we accept only PayPal payments. If you like the pattern and you want to buy it, click on the ADD TO CART button and the pattern will be added to your cart. Once you decide to finish your purchase, you reach the checkout page where you can pay directly through PayPal.

As soon as your payment is complete, you get access to the download page where you can download your pattern (s). You also get a thank-you email with your unique download link to reach the download page in case you did not download the pattern immediately after payment. Click the download link to go to the download page.

The download link is valid for 3 days (72 hours) after the purchase. During that time you can download the pattern up to 9 times. The download link expires after 3 days or after 9 download attempts, whichever event happens first; it means that you can’t download this pattern longer. So save a copy of the pattern on your computer disc to make sure you will be able to use it as many times as you need.

For more information see HOW TO DOWNLOAD PATTERNS.

How to Download Patterns

After your payment is complete, you get access to the download page where you can download your pattern (s). You also get an email with your unique download link to reach the download page in case you did not download the pattern immediately after payment. Click the download link to go to the download page. On the download page click the DOWNLOAD button.

To SAVE A COPY OF THE PATTERN IN YOUR COMPUTER choose the option SAVE AS (after opening the pattern in Adobe Reader), enter the file name chosen by you (for example “my pattern”) and select the folder on your computer disk where you want to have patterns stored (for example you can create folder PATTERNS).

Every time you want to use the pattern, go to the folder where you have saved the pdf file and double click on it to open. Then you can view and print the pattern and start sewing.

For more information see HOW TO PRINT PATTERNS.

How to Print Patterns

The patterns you get are pdf files. All you have to do is to print them using your printer, place pieces onto the fabric and cut out. You can print patterns as many times as you want, no need to trace anything.

To view and print pdf files you will need Adobe Reader; this is a free program you can download from Adobe website http://www.adobe.com/downloads/. If you can’t open and view the pdf file, you probably don’t have Adobe Reader programm and you need to download it.

To print patterns, you will need a printer with a letter size (8.5” x 11”) or A4 paper. To keep correct sizes, patterns have to be printed at 100% size. So MAKE SURE before printing that your printer has turned off such options as “page scaling”, (set page scaling to: none), “fit”, “shrink oversized pages” and similar. Set margins to 0. The first pattern page includes 5” x 5” and 10 x 10 cm sample squares, so you can check if the size is proper. If the sample square doesn’t keep correct dimensions, check once more your printer settings.

You don't have to print all pages of your pdf file but only those with patterns pieces or fragments of description you are interested in. In Adobe Reader you can choose pages you want to have printed. After File=>Print just choose Pages to Print => Pages … (enter your numbers) instead of Pages to Print => All. For saving the paper and an ink consider printing only pages with patterns and following instructions directly from the screen of your computer.

How to Get Free Pattern

You can get FREE PATTERN if you subscribe to our mailing list (using link from the top menu of each site).

Although free patterns are downloadable from the same server as other patterns, but there is some difference. Because they don't go through the checkout, you don't get automatic email with a link to download like in other patterns case but I send you that link manually. So you get an email after I get a message that you subscribed. I check emails a few times a day but of course I can't do that constantly, and sometimes you will have to wait a little, so please be patient and don't unsubscribe immediately:). Also take into account different time zones. I am in US so if you subscribe at 6 pm in Europe, you will probably get your free pattern next day after 4 pm of your time because I usually don't start before 10 am.

If you don't get free pattern after 24 hours, please contact me. But before you do that, check your spam folder!

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FAQ

I have paid for the pattern but didn't get an e-mail with a link to download

First check your spam folder because the e-mail is probably there.
Patterns are stored on the server that is connected to PayPal; an e-mail is sent to you automatically as soon as your payment is complete.

But what if I checked my inbox and my spam folder and there is no e-mail anywhere?

Typically it should not happen but life is life...In such a case I have always a possibility to send you an e-mail with a link to download manually. Just contact me by e-mail or using the contact form. You can be absolutely certain that you will ALWAYS get a pattern you have paid for.

Why is a seam allowance included?

I know that in Europe seam allowance typically is not included in pattern pieces. But because I make patterns mostly for US customers, I follow US rules.
Seam allowance is marked with dashed lines on patterns pieces, so you can always cut out paper pattern pieces without it or draft your own seam allowance on the paper.

I have made doll clothes using patterns from this website but but they don't look like I expected them to. Could I receive a refund?

Send me a message with a detailed description and attach photos of dolls wearing those clothes, and I will consider giving you a refund.

Taking into account a skill level, I think this pattern was too difficult to me to make clothes with. Could I receive a refund?

Send me a message with a detailed description of problems you had, and why you think the pattern was too difficult, and I will consider giving you a refund.

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We are not affiliated in any way with the American Girl® Company or Pleasant Company®. American Girl Dolls are used only as models to show clothes.