Meet the Doll Model: Joss Kendrick, the 2020 Girl of the Year from American Girl

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Meet Joss Kendrick! She is the 2020 American Girl Doll “Girl of the Year (GOTY). She’s a ten year old girl from Newport Beach, California, and she wears a hearing aid in one ear. She loves to surf, and learns how to be a cheerleader as well. Read all about her and her friends in her stories HERE. Check out your local library for her books as well!

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top to make a whole wardrobe of doll clothes. This easy PDF sewing pattern is perfect for beginers to learn to sew. Available in five sizes, Oh Sew Kat! patterns can be sewn with pattern hacks to make lots of different styles from one pattern tutorial.

Joss has a fun wardrobe mixed with surfside fashions and cheer accessories. You can find her full collection on the American Girl website. She has surfboards and a bull dog! There’s even a decked out surf bus! You can make your own fashions and accessories for Joss with these Oh Sew Kat! patterns and tutorials.

Use the Simple, Sweet Tee PDF pattern by Oh Sew Kat! to make a cute knit tank top for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick. It looks just like Joss Pajamas! Find more patterns in the ohsewkat etsy shop.

Joss’ pajama set has a pair of baggy pants paired with a tank top like this one! Make your own version of Joss’ pajamas with this tutorial.

Make a cheer bow for your 18 inch doll with this easy cricut tutorial.

In her stories, Joss and her mom have to figure out how to put her cheer bow on correctly. Make your dolls fun, big bows with this tutorial.


I have to admit that Joss has the most fun hair of any doll I’ve photographed. She always looks like her hair is floating in the California breeze!

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

DIY your Joss doll’s wardrobe with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find the full selection of print at home patterns in my Etsy Shop!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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