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American Cowgirl: A doll clothes adventure

Another doll clothes adventure. This one was a hodge podge of patterns and ideas. If you're interested in recreating it, here's how I did it.

The hat can be found at Hobby Lobby. I dressed it up with a brad and some extra material.

The skirt pattern can be found in Simplicity Sewing Pattern 3936 Doll Clothes. My first time doing gathering, and there was a lot of it!!

The vest pattern is also fromSimplicity Sewing Pattern 3936 Doll Clothes

The lacy trimmed off shoulder blouse under the vest was my own creation. 

Please join our flickr group and upload pictures of your cowgirl outfits or any other Finding Pins and Needles projects. I'd love to see them!


  1. what an adorable outfit. I would love to have the pattern for the blouse, it is so cute. How can I get it?

    BTW The doggie looks like a Chinese Pug, but I have never seen one that color. What bread is it?

    1. Jack is a Pugalier, a Pug mixed with a St. Charles Cavalier Spaniel. I don't have the blouse pattern available yet. But since there is interest, maybe I'll get working on it!

  2. I would also love the blouse pattern! This outfit is adorable!! Your photography is creative and interesting!

    1. I would love to have the blouse pattern. This is the cutest outfit.

  3. Beautiful cowgirl would love the blouse pattern. I make for my grand and great grand daughters and can't afford patterns unless Joann has her 99 cent sell Thank you

  4. I, too, would like to have the blouse pattern.

  5. Now honey, You know we all want that

    The lacy trimmed off shoulder blouse under the vest that goes
    with the Cow girl out fit.
    So just send it along with the other blouse.
    Thank you

    Oh PS,
    You might as well send any other freebies you made .
    thanks again
    Bev in Ohio

  6. I too would like to have a pattern of the blouse. Love the outfit. Thank you.

  7. I would love to have the pattern to sooo cute

  8. I would like to have the blouse pattern also. Here it is April and I am already do Christmas sewing, hope to have wardrobes for two dolls for two great granddaughters . Is 86 a bit late or maybe early to again make dolly things? Sure is fun!

  9. Yes I would also love to have the blouse pattern you created. I don't have an account yet, but you can email it to me. I could give you my email address. Kathy Norton.


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