Tester Tuesday: Bloomer Buddies for 18 inch dolls

You will love seeing the cute outfits the Oh Sew Kat! Test Team made with this new pattern.  Bloomer Buddies for 18 inch dolls, is now available on Etsy and Pixie Faire.

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Visit the INSPIRATION GALLERY to see more ideas for your Bloomer Buddies pattern. Download and sew today!

Bloomer Buddies on Etsy

Bloomer Buddies on Pixie Faire

Bloomer Buddies for WellieWishers!


Edith, of Di’s Dolly Designs, stitched up this cute  outfit for Kit.  So springy and perfect for warm, sunny days!

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Carly G. of Koala-T made an awesome pair of PJs with this pattern.  Isn’t Nellie cute in pink?

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And Nicole, of Beautiful Dreams, turned her outfit into gauchos with a long dress over the top.  Such a cute look for your dolls!

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Bloomer Buddies on Etsy

Bloomer Buddies on Pixie Faire

Bloomer Buddies for WellieWishers!

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American Girl Doll Sewing Pattern: Bloomer Buddies is now available.

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by OH Sew kat dress and top and bloomers

The super cute and popular Bloomer Buddies pattern is now available for your big sisters- the American Girl 18 inch dolls.  Find it on Etsy and Pixie Faire. Coming soon to the other sites!

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This pattern has three lengths for the top- top, tunic, and dress.  Easy breezy spring dresses!!!

OSK Bloomer Buddies Image 1 AG

And three lengths for the bloomers!  Shortie, knee length and a longer, capri length, as shown below.  Perfect for summer beach walks!

OSK Bloomer Buddies Image 2 AG

With or without cute, puffed short sleeves, Bloomer Buddies will give you options to get all your favorite doll friends dressed for the spring and the summer fun ahead…beach, picnic, playground.

 

OSK Bloomer Buddies Image 4 AG

Find this new pattern and stitch up a set today!! Easy and fun, also available for Wellie Wishers!!!

Bloomer Buddies on Etsy

Bloomer Buddies on Pixie Faire

Bloomer Buddies for WellieWishers!

I appreciate your online reviews!! Have a problem?  Email me or send me a convo on Etsy! I can help!

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Easy Easter Dresses for Dolls

If your doll lover is anything like the one that lives in my house, you are “on the hook” to make said doll family a new outfit every holiday.  Although very fun to do (who doesn’t love sewing up cute bunny fabric dresses?)…the problem really is that you (not said doll lover, am I right?) has to store that cute bunny dress for about 364 other days of the year.  Considering there is almost a major holiday per month in the year, that can add up to a bit of space if there is more than one doll at your house.  Well, lucky for you!! I have a solution, and I think you will really like it!

Remember the Sugar n Spice pattern? It’s available in three sizes (so far!) on Pixie Faire, Etsy, You Can Make This, and also Craftsy.  Notice the yellow and green dresses below…

Sewing patterns for wellie wishers and 18 inch American Girl dolls

and here:

American Girl doll clothes sewing patterns by Oh Sew kat

Ready to have your mind blown?  Same dresses!!! New overskirts!! Isn’t this Henry Glass fabric just perfect for dolls?

Doll dresses Easter by oh sew kat sewing pattern

So if that’s not enough to convince you…just remember that these same dresses were super cute Halloween costumes last October….and in March I matched them up with shamrock skirts and pinafores… well.  Let’s just say a few “well planned” solid color dresses could be your new answer! Need a few more reasons?

  • Yellow:  Belle, Easter, spring, summer, Fall
  • Light Blue:  Easter, Cinderella, spring, 4th of July, Elsa, snowflakes, penguins
  • Green:  Christmas, St Patrick’s Day, frogs
  • Purple:  Rapunzel
  • White: Do you really need a list? You should really sew one this first!!
  • Red:  Valentine’s Day, Christmas, 4th of July, also works for some fall fashions
  • Pink:  Sleeping Beauty, Valentine’s Day, spring, Easter
  • Black:  Halloween and pretty much EVERYTHING else 😉
  • Orange:  Halloween, fall, witches, pirates

Sewing pattern for 18 inch welliewishers animators dolls by oh sew kat

So you’re welcome, Mama.

Easy doll dresses by Oh Sew Kat sewing patternsEaster Dress Sugar n spice sewing pattern for dolls (2)

Choose a few solid colors and stitch up the Sugar N Spice dress.  Use your specialty fabric for a cute overskirt- a skirt and waistband…so quick and easy! Less fabric to store. Less time to sew.  Fewer clothes to store the rest of the year.  WIN!!!

Don’t forget the rest of the accessories included in the Everything Nice pattern or the Bundle (18 inch size).

Sugar n Spice Dress for Wellie Wishers and Hearts for Hearts (available as dress only, or bundle file)

Sugar n Spice for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators

Sugar n Spice for 18 inch dolls like Our Generation and American Girl dolls

See more ideas to use your Sugar N Spice/Everything Nice pattern HERE!!

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Where can you buy WellieWishers™ Dolls?

Do you want to get a Wellie Wisher doll?  Doesn’t everyone?  As cute as a button with a earworm theme song, your little girls will be thrilled with this new line of doll friends made by American Girl.  There are quite a few American Girl® stores across the USA, but for most people, they are still hours and hours away.  Even though the entire catalog is available online, shipping can be high, and depending where you live, it can take over a week for a package to arrive.  However, there isn’t much of a comparison (in my opinion) to opening a shipping box and picking out a “forever” friend in a store. I mean, look at these cute faces!!!

Sewing patterns for animators welliewishers 18 inch doll by oh sew kat

 

For those of you that can’t get to the AG Store…you now have lots of new options!  And a few of them offer new ways to save some money as well!

First, check out your local Toys R Us stores.  Nearly all of them are now carrying a limited stock of American Girl products, including the adorable (gotta have them all) Wellie Wishers™.  In some stores, they have added an entire AG section, which also includes a fairly large selection of Truly Me dolls, outfits, and accessories.  You can use and earn TRU rewards on these sales, but rumors are that discounts won’t apply to the Truly Me line.  You can see what they offer online as well!

 

Another local option is your local Kohl’s store.  Our Kohl’s had a large Girl of the Year Lea Clark display last fall, but this week I saw only a small section of WellieWishers™ and the new Megablox.  However, I’m seeing internet postings that many Kohl’s stores do have both Logan and Tenney, along with Gabriella and larger selections of the WellieWishers™ products.  Earn and use your Kohl’s cash on them, but you can’t use a coupon.

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And new this week, WellieWishers™ have been spotted in the toy aisle of Target stores!  Selections vary from store to store, but still, isn’t this exciting news!  Barnes and Nobles stores are also known to carry American Girl items, along with Costco, that offer some amazing deals on dolls bundled with 2 outfits and books. (Last year it was Caroline, and this year it’s Samantha, along with Bitty Baby packages.)

wellie wishers doll sewing pattern by oh sew kat

Once you find your perfect friends, head over to my ETSY shop and find a few starter patterns to make them a unique and special homemade wardrobe of doll clothes. (Patterns are also available on Pixie Faire, Craftsy, and You Can Make This.) Even if you have never sewn before, you can easily make a Sixth Grade Skirt and a Playtime Peasant Top with just a small amount of fabric and a few supplies, like 1/4 th inch elastic and hook and loop tape.  Head over to my Facebook page to share your photos or tag #ohsewkat on Instagram!

Oh Sew Kat! Pattern Shop on Etsy

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Tester Tuesday! Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins patterns

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It’s about time for the bitties to get some love here at Oh Sew Kat! I’ve released my first few bitty sized doll clothes patterns, with more in the works! In fact, Boardwalk Boutique is now available!   I chose  two simple patterns to start because they offer an easy project for young girls to learn to sew. The pieces are a bit bigger than the AG size, and these patterns are quick and easy but can be embellished in lots of ways. The top is reversible!!  I do suggest you try the top and skirt on your bitty doll before adding the hook and loop tape. Depending on how “loved” the doll is, your bitty could be a little thinner than mine.  This pattern is also perfect for your Bitty Twin dolls too!

Find the Bitty Baby Popsicle Top Pattern Here.

Find the Bitty Baby Sixth Grade Skirt Pattern Here.

Find other patterns for Bitty Baby/Bitty Twins Here.

Today’s Tester Tuesday features the talented Ashley Craw of SewandSoar.  She has a great sense of color and style and offers trendy fashions in her Etsy shop. Be sure to check her out there and on Instagram!

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See what is currently available in Ashley’s Etsy Shop here

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Get your bitty baby doll ready for the summer heat!  Find the patterns here and here.  See more ideas for Popsicle Tops here and Sixth Grade Skirts here.  You can also find Oh Sew Kat! patterns for Bitty Baby on Pixie Faire and You Can Make This.

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Boardwalk Boutique – New Sewing Pattern for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins

Boardwalk Boutique, a tester favorite, is now available resized for your 15 inch Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins baby dolls.  This fat quarter friendly pattern is a quick sew and the elastic waist and large ties are easy on little hands for dressing their own dollies!

 

Baby doll sewing patterns for bitty baby by oh sew kat

Find the pattern for Bitty (and three other sizes too!) in my Etsy Shop

Find the pattern on Pixie Faire

Add a few inches to the top and it makes a cute sundress as well!

OSK Boardwalk Boutique BB Cover

Easy to sew! Great beginner project! Share your projects with #ohsewkat on social media.

OSK Boardwalk Boutique BB Image 1

Make cute matching outfits for your Bitty Twin dolls!

OSK Boardwalk Boutique BB Image 2

Find the pattern for Bitty (and three other sizes too!) in my Etsy Shop

Find the pattern on Pixie Faire

Share with your friends!

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Fasturns: The Easy Way to Flip Your Fabric When you Sew

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If you’ve done very much sewing for our small vinyl friends (aka dolls), you have run across a pattern or two that asks you to turn something inside out. I do it all the time in my patterns!  And you look at that tiny little piece you so lovingly cut from the special fabric and think, “Huh? Seriously?”  I want to share one of my favorite products with you, as well as show you, step by step, how to use them.

Introducing:  Fasturn Fabric Turners!.  This set, available on Amazon, is the one I have. I bought it at least 19 years ago (rough estimation based on military housing assignment and ages of children that were around at that time).  I love these things!!  I use them daily when I sew!  I use them to turn the straps on Boardwalk Boutique halter tops and HalterAlls. I use them every time I make a Popsicle Top, a Sugar n Spice pinafore, or a Bloomer Buddies top.  If you make the investment in these, you won’t regret it!  No more safety pins, ripped seams, and frayed edges! I promise!

Here’s what they look like:

Fasturn tutorial by Oh Sew kat! doll clothes

Sure,they don’t look like much. Brass tubes and some wire “thingy”s; okay, wire hooks if you will.  They come in sets of six sizes.  Here’s a step by step break down of how to use them to turn a doll’s bodice (like Bloomer Buddies, Sugar n Spice, Popsicle Top etc.) Turning the straps of any outfit will work the same way.  Instructions are beneath each set of pictures.  (Please note, these photos were taken of a WellieWishers™ sized top.)

Fasturn Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat!

1. Stitch as the pattern directs.

2. Choose the largest Fasturn tube that will slide into the opening or strap.

3. Insert the Fasturn into your opening.

4. Feed a wire hook into the tube (make sure it’s longer than your tube is- there are two sizes of hooks) and fold the fabric over the opening in a single layer, turning the wire in a clockwise direction to “screw” it out the top through your fabric.

5. Ensure the top of the wire doesn’t catch on the side of the tube, (I guide it with my finger as I start to pull) and slowly pull the fabric into the tube, pulling gently towards you.

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6.  As you pull, the fabric will start to feed into the tube and resist a bit.  Pull about 1-2 inches (until it feels like you may be forcing it) and then pull your fabric back up over the tube to expose the part you are pulling out.

7.  Now you can see what you are doing more clearly;  pull the tube towards you and away from your fabric. (the hook is still secured to the fabric.)

8.  Turn the wire in a counter-clockwise direction to twist it out of your fabric.

9.  Carefully continue to pull with your hands.

10.  Continue to pull the fabric until it all slides out towards you.

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11.  Pull the final fabric through and

12.  Press your flipped fabric!  Whoo hoo! Wasn’t that so much easier?

You can also view a quick video on YOU TUBE, that shows how to turn a tube, and fill it with cord in just one step.  Have you bought a set of Fasturns? How do you use them? Respond in the comments below and share your ideas!

 

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Tester Tuesday: Freya’s Friends

This Tester Tuesday is brought to you courtesy of a young doll enthusiast named Freya.  Freya is 6 years old and lives in Northern Ireland; her mom is one of my amazing sewing pattern testers.  I’ve never met Freya, but her sense of style really comes through as she dresses her dolls, poses their photos, and chooses fabrics and patterns for their outfits.

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Her mother says she’s quite the little “assistant” when she’s testing.  She helps pin the patterns (with wonderclips) and I’m sure it won’t be long before I add her to my tester list on her own! Please enjoy Freya’s photographs of her special doll collection of friends in their HalterAlls outfits.  Here’s a review Freya wrote for this pattern, which is one of her favorites!

Freya:  I really love this pattern because it is the perfect go anywhere outfit, my dolls wear it to go shopping, walk their dogs, play with their friends and go on holiday if you buy no other pattern you need to buy this one!!!!

Thank you for the endorsement, Freya!!  😉

Halteralls sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat

The HalterAlls pattern is easy to sew with just a small amount of fabric (fat quater friendly!) and is available in four sizes:  18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators’, 14.5 WellieWishers (also fits Hearts for Hearts Girls) and 15 inch Bitty Baby dolls.  Find them all in my SHOP.  See more HalterAlls samples HERE.

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Tester Tuesday! Bloomer Buddies!

HEY CUTENESS!! Hello, Bloomer Buddies! Whimsical and cute, my newest release is a top or dress with bloomers to make an adorable play outfit for your Wellie Wishers doll!  Willa, Kendall, Camille, Emerson, and Ashlynn can’t wait to go out and play in their “ready for fun” play clothes you made just for them!!

Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern for wellie wishers top and dress

Take a few moments to enjoy these amazing Bloomer Buddies that my testers made before I released the pattern.  With three lengths for both the top and bloomers, you can create just the perfect look for spring or summer play clothes!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/502549952/wellie-wishers-145-inch-doll-clothes?ref=shop_home_feat_3

 

wellie wishers sewing pattern for dolls ohsewkat

Be sure to check out the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas!

Wellie Wishers sewing patterns for dolls by ohsewkat

Right now, this pattern is ONLY available on Etsy. Click any of the photos or this link to purchase your own copy and sew up some Bloomer Buddies today!!

OSK Bloomer Buddies Tester 1 WW

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Tester Tuesday: School Dance Dress for Wellie Wishers.

The School Dance Dress is a simple sewing pattern that will give your WellieWishers dolls a long sleeve dress to keep them warm in winter, but can also be used to move them into the warmer weather of spring with a sleeveless/shift version.  Choose holiday fabrics for a festive look!  Enjoy a few more tester photos of this pattern.  Visit my Inspiration Gallery to see even more School Dance Dresses.

 

 

Click here to download and sew your own School Dance Dress for WellieWishers today!  March is the month of winter chills one day and spring blooms the next.  The School Dance Dress lets your doll be comfortable for both!

Photo credits:  Ashley Craw of SewandSoar, and  Pam Ray of Amy Violet’s .  These amazing seamstresses sell their doll clothes, so be sure to bookmark their shops and check them often.

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The School Dance Dress pattern is also available for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 16 inch dolls like Disney Animator Dolls in my Etsy Shop and on Pixie Faire.

Doll dress pattern for wellie wishers dolls by oh sew kat

See more School Dance Dresses.

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