Make overalls for your 15 inch baby dolls with this new pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
The cuteness continues!! The Backyard Bibs digital sewing pattern is now available sized for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins®. With four options included in one pattern, there will be one or two for the bitties in your life! Click HERE to find the pattern on Etsy. (Free Peasant Top pattern included through 3/18/19)
Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for 15 inch dolls now available on Etsy.
Make baby overalls with shorts or in capri length with contrasting cuffs.
How about matching boy/girl twin outfits?
The gathered skirt option makes an adorable baby dress. Pair it with a sweet, Playtime Peasant Top to complete the look.
I do have an Irish heritage, and I’ve always loved it! March is one of my favorite times of the year, especially the shamrocks, and the music! Each year, I try to sew something shamrock themed for the dolls. This post shows the dresses I’ve made with the popular SUGAR N SPICE sewing pattern. It’s available in my shop in 3 sizes.
The beauty of the Sugar n Spice pattern is versatility and value. With an underdress and overdress option, plus some extras like an apron, cape, corset, and tutu, the time you spend making solid underdresses is time well spent. Notice each of these next photos. They all have the same, light green dress as a base! I’m just changing up what is layered over it in each photo. See the Easter version HERE.
Willa is wearing her green dress with an overskirt using the EVERYTHING NICE accessories pattern.
This little overskirt look is super quick and easy! Wear it frontwards or backwards like in this post.
Here she is in the same green dress, but the overskirt is replaced with a green tulle, tutu. (Instructions are found in the Everything Nice section of the pattern bundle.)
And for the 18 inch Dolls:
Yep! Same green dress- I added a seasonal overdress or pinafore, which is also included in the Sugar n Spice pattern.
Just the right touch: a ribbon belt and a cute button. Now the green dress really shines!
And here is one more from the same Sugar n Spice pattern. For this outfit, I took the pinafore/overdress from Sugar n Spice, and reversed it. I left the edges of the skirt unconnected, and layered it over a Party Time Peasant Dress. Read the post about it HERE.
Find the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern HERE for 18 inch dolls. Wellie Wishers and Animators’ sizes are also available. Put the LUCK OF THE IRISH into your doll’s wardrobe this month!
The Playtime Peasant Top is so quick to sew and here at OSK, our dolls wear them all the time!! Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern to make a cute and easy ruffled dress for your doll. This easy pattern hack was shared with me by one of my pattern testers. It’s such a simple idea and has a lot of wow factor as well. The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern is quick and easy and available HERE in five popular doll sizes.
You don’t have to make any changes to the pattern pieces! Choose your fabrics, and cut out the front and back, short sleeves, and using the measurements for the Twirl Skirt, cut out the middle and lower tiered ruffles.
Follow the pattern instructions to assemble the top. Do not sew the hem.
Follow the pattern instructions to hem and gather the lower tier and sew it to the middle tier. With right sides together, sew your two tiers to the bottom edge of your top.
The dress looks great with or without a belt or tie.
Who doesn’t love March? With the small glimpses outside that spring is just around the corner, and the daylight lasting a little longer each day, it’s fun to sew with shamrocks and rainbows. Here are a few dresses to inspire you this Shamrock Season.
I used my Cricut Maker to cut out these Party Time Dresses. Every doll in the house got one this year! I think the rainbow waistband gives a perfect pop of color!
Today’s Tester feature is the Backyard Bibs pattern for 16 inch Animators dolls sewn by Magz Munoz. Magz has a great sense of style and uses a lot of geometrics and contrast in her sewing projects. Check out her etsy shop here to see what she currently has for sale. Most pieces don’t last long! Enjoy these fabulous fashions featuring the Backyard Bibs, Playtime Peasant Top, and Simple, Sweet Tee Shirt patterns by Oh Sew Kat!
Look at this cutie in her Backyard Bibs with the gathered skirt. The hair, the eyes, the houndstooth, the shoes- everything works perfectly together. Notice the little grommets on the waistband.
Merida looks like she is up to something in her black denim bibs.
Add top stitching to this easy overalls pattern and it looks like you did more work than you did. 🙂
And don’t forget the boys! Your boy dolls will love the shortalls- or add length to them to make them long pants. Cristoff is a big fan of Cars!
Make your own doll clothes for Animators’ dolls with this easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
The Backyard Bibs pattern is quick to sew and fun to embellish. Visit my Etsy Shop to purchase the pattern- with easy, print at home pattern pieces, you will stitching up a cute outfit in no time at all! Find this pattern and many more also sized for 18 inch dolls like American Girl® and 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™. Be sure to check out the value priced bundles!
Make Irish themed doll clothes for your 18 inch Doll with Easy Sewing Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
March is coming in like a lion! As we head towards spring and warmer weather, it’s the perfect chance to pull out your greens and stitch up a festive outfit for your dolls with easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Here are a few of my favorite Irish themed outfits for Dolls. All of these patterns are available in multiple doll sizes in my shops. Click the link above to shop the complete collection. Because the shamrock season isn’t quite as long as some of the December holidays, I tend to choose quick patterns that use very little fabric, or mix and match pieces that can work all year, but just add a seasonal component.
Your Melody doll will feel groovy in a swing dress you made yourself with the Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse pattern.
When you are fabric shopping, keep your eyes open for small scale prints that look retro. For Melody’s dress, I found this cotton fabric in a quilt store. I had no idea what I would make at the time, but I knew it would be perfect for Melody. Doesn’t she look great in this color?
This the pattern I used: The School Bell Blouse. It has two styles of blouses to make for your doll and comes in three sizes (Animators, 18 inch and Wellie Wishers). Click HERE and HERE for the tutorials to make this pattern into two cute dresses.
These cute little bows were the perfect color to accent the pleats in the front and sleeves of the dress.
Be sure to share your 60s dresses you make for Melody or any of her friends with hashtag ohsewkat.
Oh Sew Kat! has a new sewing pattern for your 16 inch Animators dolls! The Backyard Bibs pattern offers country cuteness with the signature ease of Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Inspired by the new collection for Blaire Wilson (American Girl®), this pattern is quick to sew and offers four fun variations. Add shorts or capri pants to your bibs- or finish it with a straight or gathered skirt. This pattern is also great to make overalls for boy dolls too!
With attached straps and easy one piece bib, your doll is ready for outside play in her cute bibs. The pattern is a perfect match to the easy Playtime Peasant Top to make a full outfit. Visit the Backyard Bibs INSPIRATION PAGE to see more cute bibs as well as other doll sizes!
Click here to purchase the Backyard Bibs Animators’ pattern on Etsy.
BONUS: Your Etsy purchase through Feb 25th will also include the Playtime Peasant Top pattern FREE, so you can make the complete outfit. There is no coupon or code. Both files will show up in your receipt.
Option 1: Backyard Bibs with Gathered Skirt
Option 2: Backyard Bibs with A-Line Skirt
Option 3 and 4: Backyard Bibs with Cuffed Capris or Shorts
This new pattern is perfect to make outfits for your cute princess Animators collection dolls. Use soft pastels, florals, or even denim to fill her dolly closet! What kind of Backyard Bibs will you make for your doll?
Michele A. created another amazing set of 14 inch doll clothes with the Backyard Bibs pattern.
This pattern has basic lines and construction, but that really lets the fabric do all the talking!
Isn’t it hard to pick a favorite? Michele has so much creativity and talent! She used the Playtime Peasant Top with her bibs. Find that pattern in a value priced bundle with the bibs HERE. It is also available separately.
The Backyard Bibs is a simple to sew pattern that is easy on and off for the little hands that like to play with dolls. No buckles and no snaps- add fun accents like embroidery, pockets, and bows to make your bibs as unique as your doll. Visit the Backyard Bibs Inspiration Gallery to see more ideas for this fun pattern, as well as THIS POST.
If there is one thing that little girls like to do with their dolls, it is to dress them for bed and put them to sleep. The dolls in your life will have sweet dreams with a flowing nightgown you make yourself with this easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Use this simple pattern hack to the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern to Step it Up!
First, you need the Oh Sew Kat! Bloomer Buddies pattern. It’s available in three sizes where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold. Print out the pieces for the dress with short sleeves.
You will need to make a few minor adjustments to the pattern pieces. You may be able to lengthen the pieces on the original printout, or you may need to cut it out and then tape it to a fresh sheet of paper first, depending on the size doll you are sewing for.
Using the short sleeve pattern piece, and THIS TUTORIAL, add 3 1/2 inches to the length of the sleeve. Measure down from the side edge, not the center, and draw your new sleeve hem edge straight across, not curved. For this 18 inch doll nightgown, I lengthened my sleeve by 3 1/2 inches, and used a 3/8th hem/elastic casing. You will need 4 inches of 1/4th inch elastic for the wrist.
Add 1 inch to the front and back pieces length, below the dress length line to make a floor length nightgown.
Cut a ruffle so the nightgown will reach the floor. I cut mine at 3 inches by 44 inches. It can be anywhere from 33-44 inches long, depending how full you want your ruffle.
Follow the pattern directions as written, adding 4 inches of 1/4th inch elastic into the sleeve hem when you hem it, and gathering and attaching the ruffle to the hem before you stitch up the back. It’s easier to hem the ruffle before you attach it to the nightgown.
Make a snuggly nightgown for your 18 inch doll with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern.
Your dolls will be ready to snuggle into bed in a new, cozy nightgown. See more ways to sew the mix and match Bloomer Buddies pattern here and here.