American Girl Dolls from earliest years. Production began 1986. The three original dolls were Samantha, Kirsten, and Molly. These three had white bodies. Felicity was in 1991 and the first to have a flesh colored body. Beautiful dolls! The first dolls were made by Goetz in Germany and will have a "Made in West Germany" tag.
Patterns are free to download, but not for the faint-of heart! Made the ballgown for granddaughter for Christmas. It was more detailed than my own wedding dress. But these are great patterns! Perfectly fits a popular 18" doll.