I found this small scale red and black checked fabric at Walmart. (I always wash my Walmart fabric with a color catcher before I use it just in case!) The Backyard Bibs is a quick and easy jumper outfit- and I cut the waistband on the diagonal for fun. Find the pattern HERE. This pattern is available in 5 popular doll sizes in my SHOP.
The blouse under the bibs is the Playtime Peasant Top. I used THIS TUTORIAL to add the ruffle at the neck. Remember to not attach it to your side seam or your won’t be able to put the bibs over the shoulder. See more Playtime Peasant Tops HERE and HERE. Purchase the pattern on its own (includes a skirt!) or bundled with the Backyard Bibs.
Add lace to a peasant top for the perfect holiday doll outfit.
See more holiday outfits for your dolls HERE and HERE.
One day only- Black Friday 2019, when you purchase my Playground Pants PDF Sewing pattern for dolls (available in 4 popular doll sizes, 14-18 inches), you will also receive the Sweet, Simple Tee Shirt pattern (Note, the A Girl for All Time® free pattern will be the Popsicle Top.)
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Friday, November 29th, 2019 ONLY. No changes or substitutions.
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What cute outfits are you making for your dolls? Today I’m sharing a favorite outfit I made recently with some nautical fabric I’ve been saving for “just the right” project. It looks perfect on Kit with her bright blue eyes!
Use the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern to make your own amazing outfit for your 18 inch doll.
This outfit is super quick to make. The Backyard Bibs Overalls/Skirtalls has attached straps and an easy hook and look tape closure. With a lined bodice, it’s quick to make without using a lot of fabric, plus with four options included (2 skirt versions and 2 pants versions) it’s a great value too. Put a matching peasant top underneath. The Playtime Peasant Top includes both long and short sleeves to create just the look you want in a very short amount of time. Find the patterns in 5 sizes in my ETSY SHOP. You can find the Backyard Bibs alone or bundled with the Playtime Peasant Top.
Oh Sew Kat! offers a wide variety of easy to sew PDF digital sewing patterns. After you make your purchase, you can print your pattern pieces on your home printer, and get started sewing right away. Find more bibs and peasant tops HERE and HERE. Read more about OSK PDF patterns in the FAQ.
Does your 18 inch doll need some pajamas to help her off to sweet dreams? Make your own cute pajamas with the Bloomer Buddies PDF Sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! With a few minor adjustments to this classic yoked top and bloomers, your doll will stay snuggly and warm all winter long in a new pair of flannel pajamas!
Make your 18 inch or other sized doll a cute pair of pajamas with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Make Holiday plaid pajamas for 18 inch dolls- How Fun!
Make 18 inch doll pajamas with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
You already love the Bloomer Buddies pattern! You’ve made such cute summer dresses and Easter shortie outfits and then you probably put the pattern away until next spring. But did you realize you can use this pattern all year long? You can make cute holiday dresses like in this POST, but even better, the Bloomer Buddies pattern is perfect for snuggly, flannel pajamas for your dolls! Take a look!!
When you first look at the Bloomer Buddies pattern, you fall in love with the sweet bloomers and sundresses and the mix and match options. Look at these adorable summer sundresses for dolls! They stitch up quickly and easily with or without sleeves. Check out THIS POST and THIS ONE to make a nightgown with this pattern too!
Add enough length to the capri length bloomers to reach your doll’s feet. You can also use another pants pattern like the Boardwalk Boutique as well. Add to the sleeves to make them long for winter warmth. For Blaire’s black and white gingham jammies, I added an extra 1/4th inch to the long sleeve from THIS POST so I could put in some cute wrist elastic to give it a cute ruffle.
This same sewing pattern can be used to make an adorable set of pajamas for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers™ and 16 inch Animators Dolls. Find it HERE.
18 inch doll pajamas made with Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns
I found these cute, doll scale plaid flannel fat quarter packs at Walmart. I like to cut the plaid or checked yoke on the bias (diagonal) to give the interest and contrast. I used my piping foot to attach baby sized piping as I attached the yoke. The splash of color is a perfect accent. For Luciana’s pjs I also lengthened the sleeves to 3/4 length, left the wrist elastic off, and added a few inches to the capri length bloomers to make jammie pants. (You need to taper the ankles a bit!) Luciana is ready for a slumber party in her Bloomer Buddies pj’s! See this same pattern to make nightgowns here and here, and don’t forget to check out the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas.
Kelly’s red checked pj’s have bias cut (diagonal) cuffs too. Find even more ideas to make outfits with the Bloomer Buddies PDF Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! HERE in the Inspiration Gallery.
Use this Easy to sew digital sewing pattern to make pajamas for your 18 inch doll.
Sew a cute dress for your Animators Doll with the new Spring Shine Dress pattern.
Why are we so attracted to these adorable Animators’ princess dolls? Is is their eyes? Is it their cute, toddler belly? Is it their $25 price tag at Disney stores? I’m not sure, but they sure are super fun to sew for!! When my daughter was young, she would have been all over these adorable princess girls. If your daughter or granddaughter feels the same, let’s make them even cuter with adorable clothes too! I offer over 20 Animator doll clothes patterns in my Etsy Shop!
This is Elena of Avalor. Wow, she’s an amazing model. Mireille really lets her outfits show off her dolls’ fun personalities!! I hope you are as inspired by these outfits as I am! This is the Spring Shine Dress.
Easy Sewing Dress Pattern for Animators’ Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!
Mireille L made these adorable outfits for her Animators’ dolls. She used the Bloomer Buddies pattern to complete her outfit. Such an adorable look! The fabric, colors, and black and white accents really work together to make the complete look- so fabulous!! You can make an outfit just like this using Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns too!
All those cute holiday fabrics in the stores and online are just so hard to resist! Every year I love to sew up a few new doll outfits with the latest prints and colors. Here are some of my favorites. Find all of these PDF sewing patterns in my ETSY SHOP.
Make your doll a holiday outfit with the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern
The Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern is a very easy sewing project. Even a very inexperienced seamstress will find the process easy to follow with awesome results. Pull out your awesome holiday fabrics and make your doll a Backyard Bibs skirt or capri outfit today!
Grace’s poinsettia bibs (above) bring a fun PINK color to the holiday season. I used it with the Playtime Peasant top pattern- you can find the 2 bundle value here. Perfect for warmer climates or add a cozy sweater and some furry boots! Nicki’s aqua snowman bibs are from the same fabric collection (Merry Merry Snow Days by Moda). I used striped bias tape to add more interest and she’s wearing it over a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt (made with the lower collar option.) . Find the patterns HERE.
Make a quick and easy Easy Up! jumper in fun holiday fabric. Make it Reversible!
I love this pattern! I made a dress for my daughter a long time ago and this pattern is the result. See the full post here. The Easy Up! pattern looks complicated, but it’s really very simple. With a full front and front contrast straps and hem kick pleat, it’s the perfect pattern for your awesome and fun holiday fabrics.
I used a cute, gingham bias tape for the hem on this jumper. I didn’t, but it would be cute to use the same trim for the straps too. Have fun mixing and matching your fun fabrics. Go outside your box! Fabric is called SNOW GLOBE by Moda.
Your doll will be ready for the holidays and beyond with an adorable Jumping Jack 3 in1 Jumper Set.
The Jumping Jack pattern is probably the biggest Oh Sew Kat! sleeper pattern. It consists of three pieces, a long sleeve, turtleneck shirt, a pair of wide leg shots, and a reversible “front and back” apron style jumper that makes the complete outfit look like a cute dress. This pattern is based on a 1974 design. See more HERE. With three unique pieces, you will certainly want to add it to your pattern collection whether you use it as a set or for its individual pieces . Check out the turtleneck shirts I featured in THIS POST.
Sewing Tip- any time I make a reversible outfit for the winter holidays, I often make the reverse in Valentine fabric. This santa jumper has red and pink hearts on the reverse.
Holiday outfits for dolls? Yes, please. Try the Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern for so many options!
Bloomer Buddies is a very versatile pattern. With three lengths for the top (top, tunic, dress) and three lengths for the bloomers (shortie, knee, capri), you can make it with out without sleeves for even more options. Choose classic Christmas colors (See more photos HERE) or make it with long sleeves (directions in THIS POST). Use this pattern to make nightgowns and pajamas too!! (See THIS POST and THIS ONE.)
Every sewing pattern is just the starting point. Once you have a bodice and a skirt, you can make a dress that fits your dream.
Use Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make cute holiday outfits for American Girl sized dolls.
See my favorite patterns for Fall HERE and for Summer HERE.
Are you new to Oh Sew Kat! Or new to the digital sewing pattern world? Here are some answers to some general questions you might have about what an Oh Sew Kat! (OSK) PDF pattern is and why you will love it. Find the full list of FAQ HERE. Find the full OSK pattern collection HERE.
GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT OH SEW KAT! SEWING PATTERNS
What size dolls do Oh Sew Kat! patterns fit? Oh Sew Kat! Offers patterns in 5 popular play doll sizes from 14-18 inches.
18 inch Dolls like American Girl® and Our Generation®
16 inch slim ball jointed (BJD) Dolls like A Girl for All Time®
16 inch Dolls like Animators’ Dolls by Disney®
15 inch Baby Dolls like Bitty Baby® from American Girl®
14.5 inch Dolls like Wellie Wishers™ from American Girl®, and Glitter Girls® from Our Generation®
14 inch Dolls like Hearts for Hearts Girls®
What are the levels of difficulty? Oh Sew Kat! Patterns have a difficulty rating clearly marked on the pattern cover. Even though smaller doll patterns may use the same sewing skills, sewing smaller pieces (sleeves, collars etc) will naturally be a little harder than sewing for larger dolls.
Very Easy: Great pattern for beginners, Uses basic sewing lines, and threading elastic.
Easy: Simple construction, few pattern pieces, included rounded necklines and sleeves
Confident Beginner: Uses a few advanced techniques such as button holes, knit fabric etc.
Intermediate and Experienced: Oh Sew Kat! Doesn’t make sewing patterns that are this difficult.
What is included in the Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns? Each Oh Sew Kat! Pattern is packed full of instructions, tips, and inspiration. Each pattern includes:
Basic pattern reading instructions
Cutting layout and print guide
Step by step, full color photos and instructions
Text only printable instructions (to save paper and ink)
Full size, computer drawn, labelled pattern pieces
Do Oh Sew Kat! patterns include a seam allowance? Yes, every Oh Sew Kat! pattern piece has a 1/4th inch seam allowance included. This is clearly marked by a dashed line.
Do Oh Sew Kat! patterns include the large pattern piece for a gathered doll skirt or ruffles? Oh Sew Kat! patterns do not include a pattern piece for the rectangles used to make gathered doll skirts. Measurements are always included and pattern pieces for waistbands and straps are always included, along with the measurements. Read why I do it this way and how to make your own skirt pattern piece in THIS POST.
How long does it take to make a doll outfit? The amount of time it takes you to sew one outfit will vary depending on your experience, but as a general rule, most Oh Sew Kat! Patterns are simple to sew without a lot of fussy details and small pieces. They are designed to be completed in an afternoon. Some patterns will sew up very quickly (Sixth Grade Skirt, Halteralls, Boardwalk Boutique, Four Season Skirt, Backyard Bibs) and can probably be made in about 1-2 hours.
How much fabric do I need for each pattern? Each pattern will specify exactly how much fabric will be needed, depending on the doll size. As a general rule, if the pattern is for a doll dress with a gathered skirt, you will need a minimum of 1/4th to 1/3rd yard of fabric, cut off the bolt. If there isn’t a gathered skirt, most Oh Sew Kat! Patterns will easily fit on a fat quarter of fabric (18×22 inches), that are often offered in pretty, folded bundles of coordinating fabrics. You can also find a great selection at Ad: Cricut.com.
Can I purchase a printed copy of the sewing patterns? I don’t normally offer printed patterns. If you are interested, please CONTACT ME for more details. In order to purchase a printed copy of the pattern piece pages, you would also need to purchase the full digital copy.
Frequently Asked Questions about PDF Sewing Patterns
Disney Animators’ collectors- you will be excited to see that the Spring Shine Dress is now available for your 16 inch sized princess dolls. This sewing pattern seems simple at first, but as you can see, there are still plenty of options to create one of a kind dresses for your dolls!
One of the Oh Sew Kat! testing team members, Michele A, made these adorable outfits for Halloween for her Animators dolls. She’s so creative, and you can be too! You can create this same ensemble with gorgeous pastel florals for spring, or festive Christmas or snowflake fabrics this winter. I love to mix and match fun fabrics for doll clothes.
The Spring Shine Dress for Animators Dolls has lots of options!
Find the Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern HERE– download and sew today!
The Spring Shine Dress Sewing Pattern for Animators also makes an adorable top!
Pair the Spring Shine Top with a pair of ruffled capri pants using the Boardwalk Boutique pattern, also from Oh Sew Kat! See more ideas for the halter top and capri pattern here and here…it’s available sized for 5 different dolls from 14-18 inches tall. Michele used a contrasting fabric inside her sleeves and added fun bows down the front of the placket.
For this amazing outfit, Michele used both the Spring Shine skirt and top measurements, and layered them together for a double layer skirt. You can also make the longer skirt as a stand alone piece for even more mix and match options.
Anna’s double layer skirt has a layer of tulle as well. Love her spider hair pieces!! These are some lucky little princess dolls, aren’t they? The Spring Shine Dress or Top is a fairly quick sewing project, so you’ll have time (and fabric!) to make one for every princess doll in your house.
Make a Spring Shine Dress for Animators dolls with this sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
The weather is getting chilly- and fall is in the air! Your doll needs some new outfits with long sleeves for style and warmth!~ Oh Sew Kat! offers a wide range of PDF print at home sewing patterns- the styles are simple and easy to make, so they work well as you move from one season to another.
Little girls, and their dolls, look adorable in classic outfits likes jumpers, turtlenecks, and tights! Check out these outfits made from this pattern bundle- Jump into Fall, offered exclusively in my Etsy Shop. This bundle includes two popular sewing patterns- the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set and the Easy Up! Jumper. You will get patterns and detailed instructions to make a pull on (reversible jumper), an open sided apron style (reversible) jumper, flared shorts and a knit turtleneck shirt. Mix and match the pieces for a full fall dolly wardrobe!
Sewing patterns to make reversible jumpers for dolls.
Maryellen’s outfit below is a two for one. The Easy Up! Jumper is houndstooth and red on one side, and reverses to cute, patterned pumpkins! Both sides look great with the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt and black tights and easily move from Halloween through Thanksgiving and on to the winter holidays (even Valentine’s Day?)
And the other side…..
Find the pattern bundle HERE and download and sew today!
Fall jumpers and cozy turtleneck shirts for 18 inch Dolls
Luciana’s Easy Up! jumper was so quick and easy to make with fold over elastic for the straps and no side pleats. The instructions for this easy “step down” version are included in the pattern. I used my Cricut machine to add the sparkling words to the front. I love the classic look, using the same black turtleneck from the Jumping Jack pattern.
Classic doll clothes outfits for fall- easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!
The Easy Up! Jumper also includes pieces and instructions to make the jumper with buttons down the front. Don’t worry! No button holes!! This easy method is the same as in this tutorial. It’s so easy to do, you will want to add it to all of your doll clothes! This jumper pulls on over the doll’s feet just like the versions above.
Make cute fall outfits for 18 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
The Jumping Jack sewing pattern has three pieces. The jumper, the shorts, and the long, sleeve turtleneck shirt. These pieces will mix and match throughout your doll’s entire wardrobe in lots of fun ways!! Kelly loves it with knee socks and saddle shoes!
Sew the Jumping Jack pattern in its 1974 original form. A jumper, a shirt, and some shorts. Then use the pieces to mix and match a doll fall wardrobe! Find the tutorial to make this easy belt HERE.
Whether you are gearing up for fall craft shows, making gifts for sweet granddaughters, or just adding a darling fall wardrobe to your own doll’s collection, this Jump into Fall bundle, with the Jumping Jack and Easy Up! pdf sewing patterns, is a great place to get started!!
You can make all of the outfits in this post with the two patterns in this JUMP INTO FALL BUNDLE.
My Etsy Shop is the only place to find the value pattern bundles. Be sure to check out each doll size and the multi size value bundle links on the left hand side to see what is available. Have a good idea for a bundle I don’t offer? Send me an email!!
The Spring Shine Dress and Top is now available sized for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators’®. Make your princess doll a pretty dress or top with flutter sleeves and a fake (easy!) button placket. With a loose and comfy fit, these dolls look adorable in their new outfits made with this easy PDF pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
Make Animators doll clothes with easy patterns like the Spring Shine Dress
Find this pattern, as well as other patterns for 16 inch Animators’ dolls, in my ETSY SHOP. The Spring Shine dress is also available in other popular doll sizes. See more ideas of this dress in the Inspiration Gallery and in this post and this one.