Premium PDF patterns for your American Girl Doll

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Announcement   Extensively researched, expertly drafted and photo illustrated PDF sewing patterns for american girl dolls.


Last updated on Dec 15, 2016

Extensively researched, expertly drafted and photo illustrated PDF sewing patterns for american girl dolls.


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It started with a glorious, glossy catalog in the 1980's

And like many others I had to be satisfied with just the catalog. Unable to afford the actual doll, I cut out a full page spread of then Pleasant Company’s Samantha, and placed her in a scrapbook.

More than a decade later my boyfriend and I came across an American Girl display in a gift shop. I “introduced” Samantha to my boyfriend and told him my catalog story. More than a year later, as solace after a particularly difficult day at work, my boyfriend (then fiance), brought Samantha home for me.

Already an avid seamstress, sewing for Samantha came naturally. From the first outfit I made, Dorothy’s gingham from The Wizard of Oz, I was hooked. At the urging of family and friends, I started selling my outfits on eBay in August of 1998. I purchased Kit to round out my “model” options and BunnyBear was born.

I happily spent upwards of 16 hours creating each one of a kind offering for my customers. I searched online, in book stores and family basements for historic design support. I purchased vintage snaps by the box and buttons by the pound. I was having a great time.

Occasionally I would get a question or comment asking if I would sell the pattern for a particular outfit. Wanting to protect the OOAK feature of my work, my response was always sorry, no.

In the summer of 2006, my fiancé (then husband), and I had our first child. I had to stop producing BunnyBear outfits in favor of sleep. In 3AM conversations my husband urged me to reconsider offering my patterns to customers. He reasoned that while I would no longer have the time to make outfit after outfit, I could find time to make one outfit here and there.

I worked for almost two years designing my first offerings and in August of 2008 BunnyBear reopened its “doors”.

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  • Nann


    I started in 1998 with OOAK original outfits for American Girl dolls. Slammed by first time motherhood in 2006 it was more "sleep friendly" to cut my production time by releasing PDF patterns instead. Now with baby number two, sleep still eludes me

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Last updated on November 10, 2016
BunnyBear patterns are designed to fit the 18” American Girl® doll or with minor adjustments, dolls of a similar body type. BunnyBear patterns are designed to fit the slimmer dolls manufactured by Mattel®. They will not fit older dolls manufactured by Pleasant Company® due to the difference in waistlines.

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End User License Grant and Restrictions

Our Agreement entitles the individual purchaser of the pattern a license for one digital copy of the pattern for their exclusive use. Design copyright remains with BunnyBear. The pattern cannot be shared, duplicated, redistributed, posted, or resold in any form electronic or otherwise. You may not assign your rights and obligations under this Agreement or otherwise transfer your rights to the pattern.

You many not modify the pattern or create any derivative work of the pattern or its accompanying documentation, instructions, graphics or images for resale or redistribution. You may only make copies or adaptations of the pattern for archival purposes or when copying or adaptation is an essential step in the authorized use of the pattern. You must reproduce all copyright notices in the original pattern on all copies or adaptations.

Finished garments constructed with the pattern may be sold if constructed solely and exclusively by the original, individual purchaser of the pattern. This Agreement does not grant permission for manufacturing purposes or volume.

If selling your completed outfit, labeling it as a one of a kind (OOAK) outfit is within the scope of this agreement, claiming that your outfit is an original design is not.

If you have any questions regarding this License Agreement or if you wish to request any information from BunnyBear, please contact us.

BunnyBear and Nann are not affiliated with any doll manufacturing company. American Girl® and Pleasant Company® are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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