You can use Lee & Pearl Sewing Pattern 1001 to create a variety of relaxed fit, "plain white T" style shirts for 18" dolls (American Girl-sized) with crew neck and V-neck, long and short sleeve options. This pattern came about after our designer tried to find a relaxed fit, boy-appropriate T-shirt that could be used in a layered outfit. Every unfitted T she tried also featured unfitted sleeves that bunched up and got in the way of jackets or other outer garments. Armed with an understanding of the relationship between the pattern armscye curve and the resulting sleeve cap, our designer knew she could do better. The result is this pattern: uniquely drafted to produce sleeves that fit snugly all the way up to a narrow armhole - ideal for layering under anything you please! As you can see from our photos, the resulting T-shirts look great by themselves as well, either on American Girl dolls or "American boy" customs. With all Lee & Pearl patterns your packet includes computer drafted, fully marked and guaranteed-to-fit-together pattern pieces, as well as step-by-step, photo-illustrated instructions. * Sign up for our mailing list at www.leeandpearl.com, and you'll receive our newsletter full of FREE pattern tweaks, tutorials, crafts and printables. PLUS, you'll get the link for our annual FREE MEMBERS ONLY PATTERN. In 2016, that's Pattern #1035: Ola Brasil! Samba Top, Bahia Dress, Baiana Headwrap and Jewelry Tutorials for 18" Dolls a collection of Brazilian-themed patterns, inspired by American Girl GOTY Lea Clark, and also by past and present Brazilian fashions, Brazilian music, and the Afro-Brazilian traditions of Bahia, Brazil. * This pattern will be delivered as an instant download. After purchasing, you will receive a link to a PDF copy of the file. No paper copy will be mailed. This pattern may be printed solely by the original purchaser. It may not be duplicated, redistributed, posted or resold without prior authorization from Lee & Pearl. If you use this pattern to make items to sell yourself, we ask that you give Lee & Pearl design credit in the description of those items. Thank you! Lee & Pearl is not affiliated with Mattel, American Girl or any other company or organization. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY The crew neck option is an "easy" level pattern, rated for beginners; the V-neck option is "easy/intermediate," rated for slightly more experienced sewers. Though the T-shirts are made with stretch fabric, you do NOT need a serger to complete this pattern: directions are included for a straight stitch, standard home sewing machine. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS These patterns were developed on a Mattel-era American Girl doll, and will fit differently on different 18" dolls.