Happy Fourth of July

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend to all of my American dolly friends!

Make your 18 inch Doll a cute Fourth of July Outfit

Make an easy 18 inch doll clothes outfit for the Fourth Of July with the easy to sew Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from OhSewKat on etsy.

Find easy sewing patterns for your 18 inch dolls at Oh Sew Kat!

Make an easy 18 inch doll clothes outfit for the Fourth Of July with the easy to sew Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from OhSewKat on etsy.

Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern bundle HERE.

Make an easy 18 inch doll clothes outfit for the Fourth Of July with the easy to sew Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from OhSewKat on etsy.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Fashion Feature: Add Pockets to Your Doll Clothes

There are so many ways to change up your sewing patterns to create your own unique doll clothes. One of my favorite fashion features is to add a pocket (or two) to a simple garment. Some of my patterns include pattern pieces to add a pocket (HalterAlls for example) but any square or circle scrap of fabric can work too.

It’s easy to add pockets to doll clothes sewing

Enjoy these outfits that POP with the addition of pockets.

Make your own doll clothes for 15 inch Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins dolls with Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat on Etsy. Download and sew today! Full color step by step tutorial directions for beginners.
Backyard Bibs
Make a 50s style gingham smock dress for BeForever character Maryellen or other 18 inch dolls with this easy Pattern Hack. Add pockets to the Bloomer Buddies easy sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! with this simple tutorial. #sewingpattern #50sfashions #dollclothes #patternhack #ohsewkat
Bloomer Buddies
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Sandbox Shorts
Doll clothes sewing pattern tutorial by ohsewkat for doll clothes for Julie BeForever doll. #easypattern #sewingpattern #tutorial #americangirl #dollclothes #ohsewkat
Bloomer Buddies
Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat
Sixth Grade Skirt
Use the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern to make a cute, nautical outfit for your doll like American girl Kit or other 18 inch dolls. Easy beginner sewing pattern tutorials from Oh Sew Kat! in my etsy store.
Backyard Bibs

Make your own doll clothes with fun pocket accents.

My Oh Sew Kat! Testers love pockets too!! Michele is my pocket QUEEN! Pam, Sophie, and Shirley also add stunning accents to outfits with their pockets. Be inspired to try a few pockets on your next outfits.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.
Picnic Play
Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.
Backyard Bibs
Make adorable Backyard Bibs outfits for your 16 inch Animators dolls with this easy sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Also available sized for 18 and 14 inch dolls on Etsy. #animators #dollclothes
Backyard Bibs
Make a reversible jumper for your 14 inch Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level pattern. #ohsewkat #welliewisher #sewingpattern #falljumper #dollclothes #halloweenoutfit
Easy Up Jumper
Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
Easy. Up Jumper
Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.
Backyard Bibs
Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.
Backyard Bibs
Make a playful overalls outfit for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls. Backyard Bibs by Oh Sew Kat! is easy and quick to sew! #welliewishers #sewingpattern
Backyard Bibs
Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
Easy Up Jumper
HalterAlls sewing pattern for American Girl dolls
HalterAlls

What outfit will you add cute pockets to?

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sixth Grade Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern Variations

The Sixth Grade Skirt was the first pattern published by Oh Sew Kat! back in 2015. With simple lines and a hook and loop tape close, it’s a quick sew from scraps of fabric and can be adjusted easily to fit other sized dolls. It’s available in 6 sizes (18 inch dolls, 16 inch A Girl for All Time®, 16 inch Animators’, 14.5 inch dolls, and 14 inch Hearts for Hearts Dolls) in my ETSY SHOP, sold alone and in value bundles. Often paired with the Popsicle Top or a Jumping Jack turtleneck, it’s a go to skirt for year round fun.

Make a very easy skirt for your dolls with the Sixth Grade Skirt beginner level sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Printable doll clothes patterns that are easy to sew for a variety of doll sizes. #dollclothes

The pattern includes instructions to make a pleated or lace center panel for the skirt.

Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat

Try these other fun ways to change up this simple pattern to create even more fashion wardrobe items. Click on the photo to go right to the tutorials.

Add pockets to the Sixth Grade Skirt.

Use contrasting fabric or the same fabric to add easy pockets to the Sixth Grade Skirt.

Add pockets to the very easy Sixth Grade Skirt PDF Sewing pattern from OhSewKat on Etsy.  Perfect for beginners to sew clothes for 18 inch dolls.

Add trim or lace to the hem of the Sixth Grade Skirt

A little trim, eyelet lace, or a small ruffle is the perfect addition to the Sixth Grade Skirt. This polka dot trim I used was pre-ruffled so it was super quick and easy!

Add trim to the very easy Sixth Grade Skirt PDF Sewing pattern from OhSewKat on Etsy.  Perfect for beginners to sew clothes for 18 inch dolls.

Make an Elsa Inspired outfit for your dolls with this Sixth Grade Skirt Patten hack

Make the Sixth Grade Skirt into a sparkly maxi skirt with this easy tutorial.

Make an Elsa inspired outfit with this hack to the very easy Sixth Grade Skirt PDF Sewing pattern from OhSewKat on Etsy.  Perfect for beginners to sew clothes for 18 inch dolls.

Visit the Sixth Grade Skirt Inspiration Gallery for more ideas and stitch up a Sixth Grade Skirt for your dolls today!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Doll Skirt Sewing pattern by oh sew kat

Tester Tuesday: 14.5-15 inch dolls’ Picnic Play

The super cute PDF sewing pattern, Picnic Play, is now available sized for the 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers™, Glitter Girls®, Ruby Red Fashion Friends, and Style Girls. Download your pattern and stitch up a cute outfit for your doll today!

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 14-15 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make Welliewisher sized doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Picnic Play- Red, white and blue outfits for Welliewishers™ Sewing pattern

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Wellie wishers Doll. Also fits Ruby Red Fashion Friends. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Michele’s dolls are ready for summer in their fun, mix and match Picnic Play outfits. Michele added matching backpacks for each girl, complete with a cool drink for her to take along to the park.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Wellie wishers Doll. Also fits Ruby Red Fashion Friends. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Find the Picnic Play PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop, along with a large selection of patterns for 14.5 inch dolls, as well as 18 inch dolls like American Girl® dolls and 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby®.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Wellie wishers Doll. Also fits Ruby Red Fashion Friends. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

The reversible top, with an easy, one piece design, can be worn with the snap or button closure in the front, or the back for even more cute Welliewisher™ outfits for summer! Visit the Picnic Play Inspiration Gallery to see more ideas, as well as THIS POST and THIS ONE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat! Best Places to buy Doll Shoes

I often get asked where I buy the cute shoes my dolls wear with my outfits. As you can see, my dolls have not always had the fanciest footwear.

Be sure to check out my favorite way to organize my doll shoes in THIS POST.

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Easy pdf doll clothes for 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers™ and Glitter Girlsl from Oh Sew Kat on Etsy.
Organize your 18 inch doll's shoe collection in just 15 minutes. For less than $10 you can buy a set of book boxes and sort the shoes in rainbow order. It's pretty and functional and makes clean up easy! #dollshoes #organization

That works for some of the summer outfits… and sometimes I just crop out their feet 🙂 but at the same time, a well dressed doll deserves some perfect shoes to complete the perfect outfit. If you are looking for doll shoes, and don’t want to make your own, I’m sharing where I buy most of my shoes to help your doll shoe shopping needs! (Kendall’s outfit is made with the HalterAlls sewing pattern.)

American Girl offers trendy shoes for your 18 inch Dolls.

Villlanova Bibbed Skirt Doll Dress made with the Backyard Bibs easy PDF sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Great for all VU Wildcat Fans!

My favorite place to buy shoes is directly from American Girl®. They offer trendy styles (although pricey, especially if you have to buy the outfit to get them), but they are well made, fit perfectly and come in all sorts of styles and colors. My daughter is now 18 years old. We got her Bitty Baby when she was 1, and her Mia GOTY doll when she was 6. That is a LOT of years of buying doll clothes and shoes from American Girl, so you just have to watch the styles and try and purchase what you like when you see them. (Riley’s boots- above- which I use ALL the time, are the meet shoes that came with my Saige GOTY doll.) Patterns used: Backyard Bibs, Playtime Peasant Top Pattern bundle.

Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Emily’s shoes above are from Nicki’s collection also from American Girl®. Nicki was the GOTY in 2004. Emily’s outfit is made with the Picnic Play top and the Everything Nice Skirt worn backwards.

American Fashion World offers a large selection of doll shoes in lots of popular doll sizes.

Every so often, I place a large order from American Fashion World. Their prices are very low, and the quality and fit are not as high as American Girl®, but they are perfect for playtime and for photographs and offers lots and lots of styles and colors, to include boys’ styles, along with other things like tees, hats, belts, and much more. You no longer have to have a wholesale account with them- find them on Amazon. Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/378OrPr. This three pack of tennis shoes is just $9.99. Or find these cute “sherpa” look boots in lots of colors here. (Maryellen’s outfit: Jumping Jack sewing pattern.). Both wellies in the photo below are wearing AFW shoes and the Picnic Play sewing pattern was used for their outfits.

PDF Sewing Patterns to make 18 inch doll clothes for dolls like American Girl by ohsewkat
Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 14-15 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make Welliewisher sized doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Find a large selection of doll shoes on ebay and etsy.

Don’t forget some of the more popular online shopping sites to look for cute and inexpensive doll shoes. Etsy and Ebay also offer some options. You can find a whole range of styles by searching by doll size (Animators’, 14.5 inch dolls for example.). I’ve found lots of really cute shoes on Etsy. Plus there are tons of patterns out there if you want to make your own!

So those are places I shop the most often for my doll shoes. Do you have any shops you would add to this list? Leave a comment below and let us know!

I also had recommendations from readers about Sophia’s and also Monique’s. I think if you poke around the net, you will find lots of places to buy some cute doll shoes to match your adorable handmade outfits!

Don’t forget to check out my idea for organizing doll shoes in my POST here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Four Season Skirt Share – Spring has Sprung!

Make a quick spring skirt with this FREE SKIRT pattern for Dolls

Spring has sprung!!  With flowers and showers, the entire world seems to wake up overnight when Spring arrives.  Maryellen can’t wait to remove her saddle shoes and put her bare feet in the grass.  Her cute whale skirt is paired with a reversible Popsicle Top and the skirt waistband matches the top.  This skirt was actually one of the prototypes I used when I created the Four Season Skirt pattern, which you can get for free HERE.  This skirt is a little shorter in both the waistband and the skirt, which gave it a fuller flare for spring!!  Check out Grace in her pink Easter egg skirt here.  See more Four Season Skirts here and here.

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Find a free skirt sewing pattern for your 18 inch doll at ohsewkat.com. Other popular doll sewing patterns also available. #dollclothes #freepattern #ohsewkat
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls

The Picnic Play PDF Sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls includes an easy and reversible one piece top, cute cuffed capri pants, and a cinch style back pack for your doll. Enjoy these great outfits made by the Oh Sew Kat! testers!

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.
Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Sophie’s summer blues outfit looks cool and comfy in stripes and denims. The included backpack pattern makes the perfect accessory for your outfit!

Make your doll a fun, summer play outfit with the easy and quick Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern from OhSewKat.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Pam’s pockets add just the right touch to her playful outfit! And with the reversible top, it’s two outfits in one! Find more of Pam’s amazing creations on Facebook @Amyviolets.

Picnic Play- a quick and easy pattern for your 18 inch doll.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Melissa’s fresh desert colors are perfect for Nanea. So super sweet!!

See more ideas for the Picnic Play sewing pattern in the INSPIRATION GALLERY. The pattern is also available for 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Ruby Red Fashion Friends HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make Your Doll a Summer Halter Sundress with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern

Easy to sew, the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Pattern for Dolls makes both a capri outfit and a sundress for your 18 inch dolls.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit or sundress for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour.

Are your dolls ready for the summer weather? The Boardwalk Boutique PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is one pattern that will give you just what you need to keep your 18 inch and other sized doll cute and cool this summer.

The pattern includes an easy ribbon or fabric tie halter top (with elastic back- no closures) and cute, ruffled capri pants. But you can also use this pattern to make a cute sundress too!

Sew a halter top and capri outfit or sundress for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour.

The Boardwalk Boutique top has two cutting lines. Use the longer one- and add a ruffle or pretty trim. A little ruffle for a short dress, or a longer, fuller ruffle for a full length dress. You can make it maxi length too! See my tutorial HERE and find the pattern at the blue button below in multi sizes and bundles.

Need an easy sewing project? The Halter Top from Boardwalk Boutique makes the perfect summer sundress.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit or sundress for your animators and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. Find the patterns in my Etsy Shop.

These Disney Animators’ dolls look ready for summer fun in their halter sundresses. With ribbon or fabric straps and an elastic halter back, the pattern sews up quickly to get your girl off to play. Again, use the longer top cutting line and add lace or a ruffle to make it the perfect length as a Boardwalk Boutique sundress!

Make a Summery Sundress for your 18 inch Doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit or sundress in about an hour. #sundress #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Saige is ready for fun! This Boardwalk Boutique pattern has two cutting lines for the top- with and without the ruffle. Use the longer one, and add some fun trim to make a cute sundress or add a pair of leggings!

Make a halter back sundress maxi dress for American Girl doll Julie with this easy sewing pattern by OhSewKat. #maxidress #dolldress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

You can create even more cute sundresses just by adding more, or longer, ruffles. Create this 70’s vibe Maxi Halter Dress with two ruffles sewn to the Boardwalk Boutique top. Find the full tutorial here. How will you make your cute Boardwalk Boutique Sundress?

Find more ideas for this quick and easy PDF pattern here and here, or click on the photos below. Find this pattern and many more (plus value pack bundles!) in my ETSY SHOP.

Make your own doll clothes with easy and simple PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find more printable patterns in my Etsy Shop to diy 18 inch doll clothes.
Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
Make a halter back sundress maxi dress for American Girl doll Julie with this easy sewing pattern by OhSewKat. #maxidress #dolldress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
Easy sewing pattern for beginners to make doll clothes for 18 inch dolls by oH Sew Kat. #pdfpattern #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Easy Up! Jumper Pattern Hack: How to Make A Pull on Dress with an Open Back

Use beginner level Oh Sew Kat! Pdf sewing patterns to make beautiful doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with print at home photo tutorial patterns.  Large selection in 5 popular doll sizes in OhSewKat shop on Etsy.

The Easy Up! Jumper is quick to sew and makes a no closure jumper that pulls up over your doll’s feet. The technique is easy to follow, but sometimes you may prefer a dress that has a back closure for simple dressing. It’s simple to make the Easy Up! Jumper with a back closure instead. Start with the Easy Up! pattern for 18 inch or 14.5 inch Dolls. Find it in my Etsy Shop HERE.

Use this hack to make a summer beach jumper like Joss’s coral dress.

Easy Up! Jumper Pattern Hack for Dolls- Give it a back closure.

New sewing pattern for dolls! Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find more patterns and a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
  1. Cut out 1 front and 1 front lining according to the pattern directions.
  2. Cut out your two back pieces, adding 1/2 inch to the edge marked FOLD on the pattern piece. Do not put it on a fold. (You can also print a second copy of your pattern, and add the 1/2 inch to your piece and cut it out that way.). Do the same for the back lining.
  3. You now have 1 front, 1 front lining, 2 backs, and 2 back linings.
  4. Because the jumper does not have to go on over the feet, you can opt to leave out the elastic straps if you like. I just folded mine and sewed them closed, using a 4 inch strap for 18 inch dolls and a 2.5 inch strap for the 14.5 inch dolls. (If making the elastic straps, follow the pattern).
  5. Follow the pattern instructions to add lining, pleat triangles, and straps.
  6. Kat’s Tip: Use a small safety pin to pin the back edges together while you attach the back straps. This will make it easier to ensure you get the jumper straps sewn in the right places, as it will now more closely look like the pattern instructions.
  7. Press up your hem but do not sew it.
  8. Serge or zig zag stitch your back edges, being sure to catch the lining. Fold in 1/2 inch and press (or turn under 1/4th, then 1/4th again). Add hook and loop tape.
  9. Stitch your hem.

Make your Easy Up! Jumper with a back closure for easy dressing.

Use beginner level Oh Sew Kat! Pdf sewing patterns to make beautiful doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with print at home photo tutorial patterns.  Large selection in 5 popular doll sizes in OhSewKat shop on Etsy.

Isn’t this little birdie fabric so sweet for spring? I just love the fresh lilac and lavender colors. See more Easy Up! Jumper ideas here and here.

Use beginner level Oh Sew Kat! Pdf sewing patterns to make beautiful doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with print at home photo tutorial patterns.  Large selection in 5 popular doll sizes in OhSewKat shop on Etsy.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Summer Halteralls For Dolls

Simple to sew and fat quarter friendly, the Halteralls PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is a perfect beginner project. Use ribbon or fabric for the straps and add buttons, belts, or bows to create your own one of a kind summer romper for your 18 inch American Girl® doll.

Use the Halteralls Sewing Pattern to make a summer romper for your 18″ doll.

The HalterAlls PDF sewing pattern is perfect to make a quick and easy outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls.  Find more sewing patterns for doll clothes in the OhSewkat Etsy shop.

Quick and easy- the Halteralls pattern makes a great summer outfit for your doll.

The HalterAlls PDF sewing pattern is perfect to make a quick and easy outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls. Find more sewing patterns for doll clothes in the OhSewkat Etsy shop.

Make a simple belt to complete your outfit. I use buckles found at the craft store in the scrapbook section. You can also use fold over elastic as seen in THIS TUTORIAL.

Find more ideas for the easy HalterAlls pattern HERE and HERE. This pattern is available in 4 popular doll sizes HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!