Free Basic Top Pattern

Fits American Girl Doll, Gotz, My Generation, Pleasant Company and other 18" dolls

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This is my favorite 1 piece top pattern.  It can be made with t-shirt fabric, stretch fabric, flannel, cotton, and a variety of other fabrics.  This top is embellished with a t-shirt transfer and iron on gems.   It is very easy to adjust the length and make the top longer.  A longer top is cute as a dressier top.








This is the same pattern used as a pajama top.  I used double fold bias tape to accent the edges.  I also added lace to the bottom. 









Free Basic Top Pattern for American Girl Doll


  1. Cut top on fold. 
  2. Turn armholes under.
  3. Sew shoulder seams
  4. Turn under neck and back
  5. Hem waist
  6. Sew back seam 1/2 way up, leaving room for velcro
  7. Zig-zag down velcro

Tips for sewing on the strech fabric: Use a brand new size 9 needle.  Use good quality thread.

Free Basic shirt.pdf pattern