ItsSewSusan

"Making little girls smile. This is why I sew."

Sacramento, California | 1448 Sales

ItsSewSusan

"Making little girls smile. This is why I sew."

Sacramento, California 1448 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(308)

Announcement   This year I will not guarantee Christmas delivery on orders taken after DECEMBER 1.

The holidays are upon us! From now until the end of the year I will be busy, busy, busy making adorable clothes for your dolls. Halloween costumes galore! Then Hanukah. They aren't in the shop yet, but soon will be. Next Christmas! We have an adorable manger set. For those of you who have traditions around the Nutcracker Ballet don't miss my beautiful costumes. In addition, I also have three different Christmas Elves for some extra Christmas fun. And, of course, everything in our shop will be the perfect Christmas gift for you, your child or collector friend. Just don't put off ordering. Every year I have to close orders a couple of weeks before Christmas and disappoint many. I HATE saying no, so PLEASE, PLEASE order early. And, have a wonderful holiday season!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 19, 2018

This year I will not guarantee Christmas delivery on orders taken after DECEMBER 1.

The holidays are upon us! From now until the end of the year I will be busy, busy, busy making adorable clothes for your dolls. Halloween costumes galore! Then Hanukah. They aren't in the shop yet, but soon will be. Next Christmas! We have an adorable manger set. For those of you who have traditions around the Nutcracker Ballet don't miss my beautiful costumes. In addition, I also have three different Christmas Elves for some extra Christmas fun. And, of course, everything in our shop will be the perfect Christmas gift for you, your child or collector friend. Just don't put off ordering. Every year I have to close orders a couple of weeks before Christmas and disappoint many. I HATE saying no, so PLEASE, PLEASE order early. And, have a wonderful holiday season!

Susan Petersen

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About

A Passion for Doll Fashion

My name is Susan and I have a real passion for high quality American Girl doll clothes. My husband, Robert, and granddaughter, Skylar, work with me to make our shop successful. We are mostly known for beautiful historical American Girl doll clothes and as the American Girl Party People.

I started sewing at my grandmother's knee, when I was nine. A couple of years later, I joined 4-H for eight years. My main focus was always sewing. When I was in college, my mother gave me her vintage black Singer sewing machine. Years later, I rescued a 1948 Singer Featherweight from a truck of junk. Today, I use this same machine to make American Girl doll clothes, whether it be a Scarlett O'Hara dress, party favors for a doll party or 18" doll-sized sleeping bags for a birthday slumber party. Assisting moms with their doll parties is a great joy for us. Perhaps this is an extension from my wedding/party decorating business in the 1980s. We love being a part of making dream parties come true. Our parties include themed parties, too. . .American Girl crafts, 18" doll pizza parties, doll fairy parties complete with wings hand airbrushed by Robert, American Girl pioneer parties, 18" doll colonial parties, and doll tea parties. Don't see the party you are interested in? CONVO US!!! We love developing new ideas with moms.

Beautiful American Girl doll clothes is our business. We are eager to create lovely doll clothes and exciting doll parties especially for you. Convo us so we can make your dreams come true!

"Making little girls smile. This is why I sew."

Our doll clothes fit most 18" dolls and Bitty Baby. We are not affiliated with any doll company.

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Shop members

  • Susan

    Owner, Curator, Seamstress

    I am a California Girl. I've lived most of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now, I live about 2 hours north of San Francisco. I have been sewing for 53 years. I find sewing very relaxing and satisfying. I love sewing and I love life.

  • Robert

    Business Manager

    Robert is originally from Olathe, Kansas. He worked for IBM for many years and now homeschools our granddaughter. He jumped on board, whole-heartily when my little shop became busier than I ever anticipated.

  • Skylar

    Asistant

    Skylar is our granddaughter. She helps in our business where ever she is needed, dressing dolls for photo shoots, grabbing the needed thread or making tutus. She also likes to design clothes. We will selling some of her designs soon.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 2, 2017
Welcome to our shop! We are so happy you dropped by. You will find a wonderful collection of clothes for your 18" dolls, whether they be American Girls or a favorite from any of the other makers of these very popular dolls. Our clothes also fit Bitty Baby, many other baby dolls, teddy bears and stuffed animals. I've been told they even fit premies!

Make yourself at home. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy looking through our shop.

We are standing by to answer any questions you might have. Just convo us. We love doing special orders. If you don't see what you want, in the color you want, convo us.

Enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
Please convo me with any concerns. Delighted customers is my goal!
Payment
Officially, we only accept PayPal and Etsy's Direct Checkout. However, if you'd like to send a money order, just convo us.
Shipping
We ship within 10 business days. We can often get items out sooner, but sometimes, due to our high demand (thank you!!!), it may take 10 business days. During busy shopping seasons, such as leading up to Christmas, our shipping times will be extended to 15 business days. If you need a rush order, please contact us and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Special orders may take up to 15 business days (Heavy shopping seasons may increase production time to 20 business days). Again, let us know if you need it sooner. We will do everything we can to meet your deadline.
Additional policies and FAQs
We get our inspiration from a variety of sources. Sometimes it is a beautiful piece of fabric. Sometimes it is a color combination in nature. We watch the runways to see what catches our eyes. Sometimes it's the memories conjured up by a favorite movie or fairy tale. Other times, we turn to the pattern companies like Simplicity, Liberty Jane and Vogue. Sometimes it's a prompt from our customers. We never suffer from a lack of ideas. It is more the case we lack the time to put together all the ideas we have swirling in our heads.