Here is a great free offer! If you can sew (or know someone who does), you can get a free dress pattern for the American Girl Dolls courtesy of Liberty Jane Clothing. I know how expensive these dolls are and then when you add in the clothing it can rack up in price rather quickly. This is a great way to add something new that really comes from the heart.
I love that this site has all sorts of great patterns that you can purchase and make anything fora fraction of the cost. What a great idea to start to work on for the holidays this year. Go ahead and save up to purchase a doll and then create a customized wardrobe for her to wear as well!