Ruffle it Up! Add Hemline Ruffles to Sewing Patterns to Create a new Look

With Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns, it’s SEW easy to take a basic skirt or dress pattern, and step it up with a cute ruffle at the hem. This is also a great trick for any time a dress or skirt turns out shorter than you’d like it to be.

Add a lace or ruffled hem to your Doll Dresses and Skirts

Use lace as a ruffle! Gathered lace is absolutely the easiest way to add a pretty hem to your skirt or dress. Attach the lace when you create the hem, so the ends will be finished in with the back edges for a clean look. Look for lace in different colors for even more options!

Riley’s unicorn dress was made with the Spring Shine Dress pattern.

Make a doll dress for your 18 inch doll with the flutter sleeve Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern from oh sew kat! It's easy to DIY your own doll clothes and be a fashion designer~

The Backyard Bibs pattern, with the gathered skirt option, is super cute with a lace hem!!

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns


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.


Add a ruffle to a doll skirt or dress

Another easy way to add a ruffle is to purchase trim that is already gathered. This polka dot trim was quickly added to the Sixth Grade Skirt with almost no work at all! It looks so sweet! Find more information on how to do this in THIS POST.

Try Oh Sew Kat! simple sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and WellieWishers. Easy skirt pattern can be made in less than two hours. Try a freebie at ohsewkat.com. #easysewingpattern #dollclothes #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

It’s easy to add a ruffled hem to a peasant style doll top Dress

Nicki’s dress was made using the Playtime Peasant Top. I cut the top as usual, but instead of hemming it, I added a small ruffle. Read more, and see more photos in THIS POST.

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Adding a fabric ruffle is also very simple. Figure out how wide you want the ruffle when it’s done (usually 3/4th to 1 1/4th inch depending on doll size.) You can also shorten the skirt by this same length to keep the finished length the same- but sometimes a ruffle is the perfect solution if a doll skirt ends up too short for your liking.

Double this number and add 1/2 inch for your seam allowances. This will be your WIDTH. Cut the length one and a half to two times as long as the skirt. The longer the length, the more ruffled your hem will be. Fold your fabric with wrong sides together the long way and press. This pressed side becomes your bottom hem. Gather the raw edges and attach to the hem of your skirt with right sides together. Easy peasy, right?

Kendall’s dress (made by Julie H of SewDolledUp81) was made using the Spring Shine Dress.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.

Make a simple skirt or dress spectacular with an easy hem ruffle.



Can’t get enough ruffles? Be sure to check out the Boardwalk Boutique Halter and Capri pattern, and the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt and give your ruffling skills more practice!

Use the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern to make a cute nightdress. Add a big ruffle to the bottom and it becomes a gorgeous nightgown! See more in THIS POST.

Make a nightgown for your 18 inch doll like American Girl or Our Generation with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #nightgown #ohsewkat #18inchdolls

This pumpkin jumper was made with the Boardwalk Boutique Pattern. Use the longer cutting line and add a ruffle for a cute jumper! See more photos in THIS POST.

18 inch doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Boardwalk Boutique is easy and quick to sew! Free skirt pattern for 18 inch sized dolls.

Any skirt or dress can have a ruffled hem. Be creative and mix and match your fabrics. Visit the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas! Download and sew these easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for your dolls today!



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Tester Tuesday: The Spring Shine Dress for 14.5 inch Dolls

The Spring Shine Dress for 14.5 inch dolls sewing pattern was released last Friday. Have you seen it yet? I’d like to thank my amazing pattern testers who always create such adorable outfits, while providing me the feedback needed to make sure the pattern is ready for you. Today’s post features some of these dresses and outfits. Be sure to visit the Inspiration Gallery to see more ways to sew the new Spring Shine Dress pattern for 14.5 inch dolls.

Purchase the Spring Shine Dress for 14.5 inch dolls HERE.

This pattern is also available for 18 inch dolls HERE.



The Spring Shine Dress PDF sewing pattern is now available for your smaller dolls- like Wellie Wisher and Glitter Girls.

Michele made this purple and lace Spring Shine dress for her Wellie Wishers doll, Kendal. The layers and pop of color are just perfection!! Don’t be afraid to use this simple pattern with new fabrics or trims to create something really special. I just love the little flowers at the waistband- so well done! Michele made the “Step it down” simplified version without the center placket.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.

Make a flutter sleeve Spring Shine Dress for your 14.5 inch Dolls

Shirley of DollClothesbyShirley was inspired by a random remnant of embroidered denim she had on hand. Her Spring Shine Dress is a beautiful example of how you can take this pattern, and truly make it your own creation. The pattern is just the starting place! Stop by Shirley’s shop and see what she has listed for sale.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.

The Spring Shine Dress pattern is perfect for a playtime top too!

Mireille created this cute green and blue outfit for Willa. She made in in Oh Sew Kat! colors!! The Bloomer Buddies pattern adds a playful (and quick) option to go with the top.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.


The Spring Shine Dress PDF Sewing Pattern for 14.5 inch dolls is now available from Oh Sew Kat!

Linda used a soft batik fabric which really lets the design elements of the Spring Shine Dress stand out. The front placket is easy to make with just two steps and you can add buttons or sparkles to the front “just for show” as the dress closes in the back.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.

Make a pretty flutter sleeve sundress for your Wellie Wishers and similar sized dolls with this easy pattern.

Julie of SewDolledUp81 added a pretty, gathered ruffle to the bottom of her Spring Shine Dress. Such a perfect compliment to the yellow sleeves and ric rac trim. Kendall looks ready for a summer party! Stop by Julie’s shop to see if this cute dress is still for sale. Or buy the pattern HERE and make it yourself. 🙂

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.


Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make your own Character Inspired Doll Dresses with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

When you learn to sew for your dolls, you now have the power to make your doll clothes in any style you like. Oh Sew Kat! offers basic patterns with simple instructions and few pattern details for this very reason. You can change up the colors, or add a collar or embroidery to make your doll clothes fit your latest inspiration or follow the latest trends. Find easy PDF patterns in 5 popular doll sizes from 14-18 inches in my ETSY SHOP and download and sew today!



Maryellen looks perfect in her Gabby Gabby inspired doll dress from the Toy Story 4 movie.

Make your doll a Gabby Gabby dress with bright yellow fabric and the Sugar n Spice sewing pattern. I trimmed off some of the bodice to add the white band, and added the collar and placket to create this Gabby inspired dress for 18 inch dolls.

Find the pattern in 3 sizes here.

Make your own Gabby Gabby inspired yellow polka dot doll dress with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

The Backyard Bibs offers the perfect spot to showcase your favorite superhero’s logo, like this Captain America Dress.

The Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top are a quick pair of patterns to create a unique and fun outfit in no time at all. With four options for the bibs (shorts, capris, a line skirt, gathered skirt), you will have time and fabric to make more than one set! Find the pattern in 5 sizes HERE. This pattern is also available in a value bundle with the Playtime Peasant Top pattern too. Find it here.

Make a superhero dress for dolls! Use the easy to sew Backyard Bibs sewing pattern to make fun overall romper dresses for 18 inch and other sized dolls. Find Oh Sew Kat! on Etsy!

This Alice in Wonderland inspired dress was created with the Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern.

The apron pattern is included in the Sugar N Spice sewing pattern. Find more accessories (like a corset and cape) in the Everything Nice bundle.

Find the pattern in 3 sizes here.

Make a Halloween costume for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern can be found at www.ohsewkat.com. #batcostume #halloween #diy #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat


What doll doesn’t want to be Wonder Woman? This cute outfit was made using the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern.

This Wonder Woman inspired doll dress was made with the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle. With one white dress, I can add accessories like the reversible corset and a starry overskirt to create the look I want. Mix and match the white dress with other pieces for even more dress up fun. See the Inspiration Gallery for more ways to sew the Sugar N Spice doll dress sewing pattern. See THIS POST for six different ways to sew this versatile pattern.

Find the pattern in 3 sizes here.

Wonder woman inspired doll clothes for wellie wishers and 18 inch dolls using easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Make your doll a Snow White inspired Dress with the Backyard Bibs pattern.

Snow White’s iconic colors are easy to duplicate with almost any dress pattern. Here I made a light blue Playtime Peasant Blouse, and layered it under the Backyard Bibs. Find the pattern in 5 sizes HERE. This pattern is also available in a value bundle with the Playtime Peasant Top pattern too. Find it here.

Make a Snow White inspired doll dress using the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern. Easy beginner level pdf digital patterns for 18 inch dolls.

What character are you inspired to sew?



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Free Skirt Pattern for Dolls: Four Season Skirt Spotlight

When you join my Oh Sew Kat! Chat email list, not only will you receive information about new pattern releases and monthly inspiration, you get the FOUR SEASON SKIRT PDF sewing pattern FREE in 3 sizes.



Download and sew today! Free doll skirt sewing pattern fits 18 inch, 14 inch and 16 inch dolls by OhSewKat!

The Four Season Skirt doesn’t have pattern pieces. It gives you measurements to cut a skirt and a waistband and gives you a step by step photo tutorial to help you assemble your doll skirt. If you like to make a paper pattern to cut your skirt out, use THIS TUTORIAL here. Make your skirt different each time you sew with a shorter or longer skirt piece, or a longer waistband, or by making your skirt piece with patchwork.

Make mix and match 18" doll clothes with easy PDF sewing patterns by OH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewing #patterns #freeskirt

Lanie’s Popsicle Top (above) is reversible. It’s green on one side, and polka dots on the other. See her entire wardrobe including shorts and a matching dress HERE.

Make a skirt for your 18 inch dolls with the FREE Four Season Skirt Sewing Pattern



Make a Country western cowgirl outfit for 18 inch dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat. #ohsewkat #playtimepeasant #sewingpattern #freeskirt #freepattern #easytutorial

Add a pretty layer of lace to your FOUR SEASON SKIRT with this easy TUTORIAL.

Free Sewing pattern for dolls- the Four Season Skirt in 3 sizes

Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

The Four Season Skirt is a classic skirt that looks great with tall boots and a turtleneck shirt, made using the JUMPING JACK pdf sewing pattern, also available from Oh Sew Kat! See more photos HERE.



Free skirt pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Make an easy skirt with this free Four Season Skirt pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #freeskirtpattern #ohsewkat

Make fun game day / school spirit outfits for your dolls with your free skirt pattern. You can find lots of your favorite team fabrics at stores like Joann’s, as well as fabric.com.

Make a holiday skirt for dolls with this free sewing pattern
Oh Sew Kat doll skirt pattern Four Season Skirt

The Four Season skirt moves seamlessly from season to season by just changing the fabric. So simple and quick, your doll can have one for each month of the year!

Easy skirt to sew for dolls- Free Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!



Oh Sew Kat doll skirt pattern Four Season Skirt animator- free skirt sewing pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #diydollclothes #animatordolls


Pair your Four Season Skirt with the reversible POPSICLE TOP pattern also available from Oh Sew Kat! The duo make a cute and simple outfit for spring and summer! The 16 inch Animators size is also included in the free pattern, as well as the 14.5 inch WellieWishers size.

Free skirt pattern for Wellie Wisher 14.5 inch dolls. Also fits hearts for hearts dolls and glitter girls.  PDF print and sew patterns.


Doll Clothes Top and Dress Tutorials to step up a doll bodice with stitching or a placket. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch doll clothes, plus free skirt sewing pattern, at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #americangirldoll #welliewishers


Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!

New Sewing Pattern for 14.5 inch Dolls: Spring Shine Dress and Top from Oh Sew Kat!

The new Spring Shine Dress is now available sized for your smaller dolls like the WellieWishers™ and Glitter Girls®. It will also fit your 14 inch Hearts for Hearts Dolls- but you may need to adjust it a little in the back to fit.

Wellie Wishers sewing pattern to make a dress or top with placket and flutter sleeves. Easy beginner level sewing patterns to diy your own doll clothes for 14 and 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #dollclothes #sewingpattern

FIND THE NEW SPRING SHINE PATTERN HERE.

Make a pretty doll dress or top with flutter sleeves with the Spring Shine Dress pattern.

Like the big sister, 18 inch version, this little dress is quick to sew with lots of ways to add your own special touch. The pretty flutter sleeves can provide contrast- as can lace or trim and buttons down the front. Add ruffles or fabric bands to the hem for even more variations. Don’t forget it makes a sweet top too!

Wellie Wishers sewing pattern to make a dress or top with placket and flutter sleeves. Easy beginner level sewing patterns to diy your own doll clothes for 14 and 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Spring Shine Dress Pattern now available for 14.5 inch Dolls

Click HERE to find this pattern only on Etsy! It’s also available for 18 inch dolls here so you can make Big Sister/Little Sister outfits too.



Wellie Wishers sewing pattern to make a dress or top with placket and flutter sleeves. Easy beginner level sewing patterns to diy your own doll clothes for 14 and 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Find more samples of the Spring Shine Dress here and here and don’t forget to stop by the Inspiration Gallery!

New Doll Dress pattern for Wellie Wishers: The Spring Shine Dress

Click HERE to find the PDF Sewing Pattern for 14.5 inch Dolls

Wellie Wishers sewing pattern to make a dress or top with placket and flutter sleeves. Easy beginner level sewing patterns to diy your own doll clothes for 14 and 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Make an easy doll dress for Wellie Wishers with the Spring Shine Dress Pattern

This pattern will fit your Hearts for Hearts Dolls too- just adjust the hook and loop tape on the back for a closer fit.

Wellie Wishers sewing pattern to make a dress or top with placket and flutter sleeves. Easy beginner level sewing patterns to diy your own doll clothes for 14 and 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #dollclothes #sewingpattern
Sew doll dresses for wellie wishers dolls with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! full sized patterns you print on your home computer. Lots of popular doll sizes.


Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

My Favorite Online Fabric Shops

Like many of us these days, I love to shop for my fabric online and have it delivered right to my door. Sure, I miss out on the wandering through the aisles of beautiful fabrics, but when I shop online, I usually spend a little less money than when I’m seeing and touching fabrics in person, at least that is what I tell my husband! This post has affiliate links. Please read my policy here.

Shop for doll clothes fabric online with these great fabric retailers.

Oh Sew Kat! Designs offers PDF sewing patterns for doll clothes. Click in to see the best places to buy fabric online.

Be sure to pin this list to save it for later!

Lanie’s green outfit (below) was made using the Easy Up! Sewing pattern. I cut it across the middle, and gave the skirt a center seam. I later adapted this pattern hack into the Backyard Bibs pattern and added three variations. Both patterns are available in multiple doll sizes in my ETSY SHOP.

Find doll scale fabrics to make cute doll clothes from Cricut. Small stripes by Riley Blake, perfect for the Four Season Skirt- free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #maker #cricut #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #stripes #18inchdolls

Oh Sew Kat’s favorite online fabric shops



Fat Quarter Shop– for me, this is just fabric heaven. They offer fast shipping, great service and a huge selection of fabric and fun notions. They stock all of the latest quilting colorways and show you what is coming down the pike. Weekly specials offer a chance to stock up on basics and more. When white kona layer cakes go on sale, I usually buy a few and have them on hand for lining the inside of Backyard Bibs and Sugar N Spice Dresses.

Cricut.com– Although not really a fabric shop, you would be amazed at the small scale bundles and amazing sales offered by Cricut. Shipping is quick and often free. Join their email list to be notified of sales and then stock up on some neat, fabric fat quarter bundles or layer cakes.



Shop for your favorite fabrics online.

Fabric.com– If it’s not here, it probably does not exist. Fabric.com is a one stop shop for all of your fabric needs, from home decor to small scale doll prints.

Shabby Chic.- This adorable site offers its own style of charm in its fabric collection. Although the selection is curated and limited a bit, when you find what you like, it’s all color coordinated and presented in a gorgeous way. You’ll surely find something to love here!

Missouri Quilt Shop– Like the Fat Quarter Shop listed above, this is your quilter’s cotton heaven online! With daily deals and an extensive collection of fabrics and notions, you’ll surely find a few you can’t live without here.

And here are some of my favorite fabric designers: Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Patty Young, Doodlebug Designs, Moda, and Timeless Treasures.

Find fabrics for doll clothes in these favorite online fabric shops.



When I asked on my FaceBook page, these were the shops most mentioned as being favorites: Fabric.com, Connecting Threads, and FatQuarterShop.com. Lots of people also like Spandex World for dance and swim fabrics. Join my page and join the conversations!

Find doll scale fabrics to make cute doll clothes from Cricut. Small stripes by Riley Blake, perfect for the Four Season Skirt- free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #maker #cricut #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #stripes #18inchdolls


What will you make for your dolls with all the gorgeous fabric in your collection?

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Spring Shine Sewing Pattern for Dolls- Be Inspired

The Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern is available in my ETSY SHOP. This PDF digital pattern can be used to make a dress or top for your 18 inch doll like those made by American Girl­® and Our Generation®. With pretty flutter sleeves and an easy faux (fake) front button placket, you can make your doll a new dress for any occasion in just a few hours!

Be inspired by the 18″ Spring Shine Dresses made by the Oh Sew Kat! testers.

Just wow. My testers amaze me more every day. Be inspired by these amazing (and color coordinating) outfits by tester Juliette A from Somewhere in Time a Doll. Be sure to pop over to her shop and see what is available! She takes these patterns to the next level for sure!

Find the Spring Shine Dress (and Top) Pattern for 18 inch dolls HERE.

Flutter sleeve doll dress- make your own 18 inch doll clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Be a fashion designer~ #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Find the 18 inch doll dress pattern- the Spring Shine Dress Sewing HERE.

Juliette has a knack for matching colors and patterns. Here Spring Shine Dress is just so light and beautiful. What doll wouldn’t want to wear this? The pants are from the Boardwalk Boutique pattern, which is also available from Oh Sew Kat! Be sure you mix and match your patterns!!

Flutter sleeve doll dress- make your own 18 inch doll clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Be a fashion designer~ #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern

The soft colors really let the pattern details shine. Pretty floral buttons and such perfect, tiny lace! This outfit is just perfect for the beach this summer!

Flutter sleeve doll dress- make your own 18 inch doll clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Be a fashion designer~ #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Make adorable doll clothes for your 18 inch doll with the Spring Shine Dress PDF sewing pattern.

The Spring Shine Dress has so many creative options. Check out what the other testers sewed HERE.

How will you sew the Spring Shine Dress? Stop by the Inspiration Gallery for even more samples.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make Easy Doll Clothes to Fit 15″ Baby Dolls like Bitty Baby

The 15 inch baby dolls, like Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® are fun to sew for. Mix and match an easy wardrobe with the basics using easy to sew PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat!



Bitty Baby 15 inch baby doll clothes sewing patterns- easy to sew PDF patterns by OH Sew kat.

Easy sewing patterns for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins Dolls

The newest pattern available for 15 inch baby dolls is the super popular Backyard Bibs pattern. Pair it with the Playtime Peasant Top for a cute outfit for your boy or girl baby doll. (These two patterns are also available in a special price bundle here.) This pattern includes four options- two skirts and two pants- for lots of ways to dress baby! See more photos of the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE and in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Bitty Baby dress and overalls sewing pattern - easy to sew PDF pattern for doll clothes by oh sew kat

Use beginner level sewing patterns to make doll clothes for 15 inch Bitty Baby Dolls.

Easy and cute, every baby girl loves a twirly dress like the Party Time Peasant Dress. This pattern is also available in 5 popular doll sizes and is quick and easy to sew! Find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Make bitty baby doll clothes with easy pdf sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Great for beginners, also fits Bitty Twins.


See, save, and share more ideas for bitty baby and bitty twins on my Pinterest Boards.



Your Bitty Baby would love a new outfit- sew one yourself with easy sewing patterns.

The Boardwalk Boutique Halter Top and Capri pattern is still one of Oh Sew Kat’s most popular patterns. Available in five doll sizes, it’s easy to make with very little time and very little fabric. Make the top a little longer for a cute sundress- or use the pants pattern for pajamas and other cute outfits. See more ideas HERE and HERE.

Make bitty baby doll clothes with easy pdf sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Great for beginners, also fits Bitty Twins.

The HalterAlls for Dolls pattern (below) is a very easy pattern to sew. It’s very similar to the Boardwalk Boutique pattern used above. Use ribbon for straps and add your own special details. It’s available in 5 doll sizes and you can see more ideas for it HERE.

Make bitty baby doll clothes with easy pdf sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Great for beginners, also fits Bitty Twins.

Make your Bitty Baby and Bitty Twin dolls their own special outfits you design and sew yourself.

The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern is very easy and quick. Make it in cute bandana fabric for a country western look. See more ideas in the Playtime Inspiration Gallery.

Make bitty baby doll clothes with easy pdf sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Great for beginners, also fits Bitty Twins.

Find all Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns by clicking the blue button below. No time to sew? Pin it for later!



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60s Fashions to Sew for your American Girl Doll, Melody Ellison

Sew doll clothes for 1960s girl Melody with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat. DIY 60s fashions for dolls. #60s #dollclothes #sewing

Sewing for Melody Ellison?  Try these twists on patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make a 60s inspired outfit for your doll.  Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Make 60s inspired doll clothes with Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Make 60s themed doll clothes for Melody with these sewing patterns:

  1.  Sleeveless Sunshine Dress with Everything Nice Overskirt (roses)
  2. School Bell Blouse Dress (blue)
  3. Colorblock Sunshine Dress with Pockets (green and white)
  4. Sleeveless Sunshine Dress (lime and hot pink)

What other Oh Sew Kat! patterns might work for Melody outfits? Comment below with your ideas!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

10 Quick Tips to Sew Your Doll Clothes Faster

10 tips to sew faster when making doll clothes with PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Craft show season has started! Many sellers use Oh Sew Kat! patterns for craft shows because they are quick and easy, and don’t use a lot of fabric but still offer fun design options for a few sizes of popular dolls. Here are a few tips to speed up your doll clothes sewing whether you are sewing 1 doll outfit or 100…use one or many to be more productive this craft show season!

Use these tips to speed up your doll clothes sewing.

Learning to sew? Find over 10 tips for sewing newbies! Use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingtips #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

10 Tips to Sew Doll Clothes Faster by Oh Sew Kat!

  1. Use bias tape instead of cutting a waistband that will be on the inside of the garment and does not show (Try this: Sixth Grade Skirt)
  2. Use a rolled hem on your serger machine instead of pressing up and stitching a hem. (Try this: Party Time Peasant Dress)
  3. Use folded bias tape at the hem of a skirt. You can find cute patterns online, like the red gingham I used in this POST and also the black stripes in THIS ONE. (Try this: Easy Up! Jumper, Party Time Peasant Dress, Backyard Bibs)
  4. Use Fold Over Elastic instead of sewn straps on jumpers like Backyard Bibs and Easy Up! Jumper, like in this POST and this ONE. Use ribbon instead of fabric ties. (Try this: Boardwalk Boutique and HalterAlls)
  5. Read through all directions first so you know what you will have to do. Look for places where you can combine steps. Most patterns are written in sections (bodice, sleeves, skirt for example.) . There is no reason you cannot hem the lining, the sleeves, and the skirt all at one time. Also look for ways to maximize the changing of your sewing machine feet by waiting to top stitch until you have another part ready as well. (Try this: Party Time Peasant Dress, Playtime Peasant Top, Sugar n Spice Dress)
  6. Chain sew your pieces together. Sew a seam, then add the next pieces without clipping the threads in between. If you have to sew them twice (like two shoulder seams), clip the last one and put it back in front.)
  7. Cut more than one garment at a time, that uses the same color of thread. Sew both at once, even if they are different patterns.
  8. Spend down time cutting out projects in advance. Keep them in zip lock bags until you have time to sew. Even if you just have time to sew a few steps or seams, those captured moments can really add up if you only sew 10 minutes a day for a week or so.
  9. Press as you go (again, possibly working on two or three sections at one time.) Sew what you can, put aside what needs to be pressed, move on to next pieces until they also need to be pressed, and then press all at once. Example- finish the edge of the sleeves, bodice lining, and skirt hem. Take them all to the ironing board, and press them up, then sew all the hems.
  10. Use tools!! Find 15 of my favorite sewing notions and tools and a few machines that can speed things up too!

Sew doll clothes faster with this list of 10 quick sewing tips.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
10 tips to sew faster when making doll clothes with PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!