Cricut Light

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Are you like me and always on the hunt for a brighter, better lights to shine on your sewing, knitting, or crafting? Cricut has a brand new product, just for you!!

Get Perfect Lighting for Sewing and Crafts with the CricutBright™ 360 LED Light

They are called the CricutBright™ 360 LED lights. You can choose a table option or a floor lamp. I purchased the table model so I would be able to move it from cutting table to sewing area, to stamping center if I wanted to.

You really can see more, and do more with Cricut Bright 360, the ultimate LED floor lamp for every craft and every crafter. Its big, broad head evenly lights up your entire workspace and just a gentle push of your hand will pivot, rotate, and move the light exactly where you need it. 

This baby lives up to its Cricut high quality name!! It offers two settings for your true color viewing and photography. The light has a heavy base and moves in all directions. The lamp portion does not get hot to the touch!

Be sure to check out these great lamps HERE and really light up your crafting projects!!!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: HalterAlls for Dolls

The HalterAlls pattern, available in 5 popular doll sizes, it super quick and easy and has lots of fun options to make faux overalls for your dolls. It’s the perfect pattern for a quick end of summer project!

Find the Pattern HERE. Find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Easy Summer Sewing for Dolls: HalterAlls Sewing Pattern

Oh Sew Kat sewing pattern for dolls
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Pattern Value Bundle for Dolls: Back to School by Oh Sew Kat!

It’s time to head back to the classroom! Get your dolls ready for school with this mix and match pattern bundle of four from Oh Sew Kat! Save 15% off individual prices with this value bundle: Back to School, available only in the OhSewKat etsy shop and make some classroom ready outfits today.

Back to School Bundle of Four Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern bundle by OH Sew Kat

Save 15% by purchasing this value bundle of four print at home PDF patterns that have full color photos for every step in the detailed directions. Each pattern also includes full size pattern pieces that fit your home printer paper (US 8.5 x 11 inches).

Back to School Doll Outfits – Doll Clothes Pattern Value Bundle from Oh Sew Kat!

This Back to School value pattern bundle is offered in 3 doll sizes: 18 inch dolls like American Girl®, 16 inch Animators, and 14.5 inch Welliewishers™. Each pattern is also available individually. See them all HERE.

Four fun PDF patterns are included to give you lots of options for so many styles of doll mix and match play clothes. Included patterns: Sixth Grade Skirt, Playground Pants, School Dance Dress, and School Bell Blouse.

Find this pattern bundle, Back to School, in my Etsy Shop.


School Bell Blouse: The School Bell Blouse is a flared top with cute pleats or a peplum. It is designed for woven fabrics. Use this pattern to make a super cute dress, like THIS ONE, THIS ONE, or the sleeveless version shown HERE.

See the School Bell Blouse Inspiration Gallery HERE.

18 inch doll clothes sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Make a School Bell Blouse for your American Girl doll with this easy sewing pattern you print at home!

Here are some samples of the School Bell Blouse pattern.

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew
Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew
Make an easy doll blouse for your 14 inch doll with the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat. Easy PDF sewing patterns to DIY doll clothes. #welliewishers #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #14inchdoll

Sixth Grade Skirt: Simple and quick, the Sixth Grade Skirt is fun to try with heavy and light fabrics alike. Add fun pockets, or a hemline trim. Mix it up with lace overlays. Find more tutorials HERE.

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

Here are a few samples of the Sixth Grade skirt pattern. See more outfits in the Inspiration Gallery.

Use easy PDF printable sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make your Americna Girl Dolls curte skirts this holiday season. Easy to sew, few supplies and fun to make! Find a full selection of PDF sewing patterns for American Girl dolls in the OHSEWKAT etsy shop. #dollclothes #pdfprintable
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
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

Easy to Sew Doll Clothes for 18 inch Dolls and other Sizes by Oh Sew Kat!


Playground Pants: The Playground Pants pattern offers loose fitting, cargo style pants with optional side pockets. With a pull on elastic waist, they are easy to sew and easy to put on the dolls.

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Here are a few samples of the Playground Pants. You can find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Make a pair of pants for your 18 inch doll with easy sewing patterns by Oh sew kat! Digital pdf patterns for beginners. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #pantspattern

School Dance Dress: This quick to sew dress pattern is sure to become a favorite. With three dress variations and optional belt or ribbon tie, it looks beautiful in all of your favorite fabrics.

Here are a few samples of the School Dance Dress. You can find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Make your 18 inch doll a cute Halloween doll dress or outfit with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find doll clothes patterns for five sizes in my etsy shop.
Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday
Make back to school dresses for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl and Our Generation with this easy dress sewing pattern from OhSewKat! This beginner level pattern can be made in an afternoon. #easydolldress #sewingpattern #dollpattern #ohsewkat

Create your perfect doll outfit for school with these four simple patterns, bundled together to save 15% in the Back to School bundle! Happy Sewing!!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing for Animators’ Dolls – Meet Moana

Meet the newest Animators’ doll- Moana. I’ve had a lot of questions about the fit of Oh Sew Kat! clothing because Moana has a little larger body than the usual Animators’. Her feet are definitely bigger!! But those eyes- she is just plain adorable. I’m also a big fan of her movie and her story, so maybe that helps. 🙂 As soon as she arrived, she needed some new clothes!

Make your own Doll Clothes for the new 16 Inch Moana Animators’ Doll

Oh Sew Kat! offers 26 patterns and bundles for the 16 inch Animators’ dolls made by Disney®. The Animators’ series is not consistent across the years and dolls, some are a bit bigger or smaller than others. (For example, Anna is a full inch shorter than Elsa!) But I found that OSK patterns have enough ease and give to still fit her as well. Read on for some super Moana in her Oh Sew Kat! cuteness!!! Click HERE to go to the Animators’ Section of the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop to see the full line of patterns available.

I pulled out some of my Oh Sew Kat! pattern samples that I have made over the years, and Moana gave me a full fashion show. These are all of the same outfits that are shown in the photos in my patterns, on the other dolls like Anna, Elsa, Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel. I am happy to report that I did not have any trouble with any of the patterns I tried. Shoes, however, were a little different story. If Moana is wearing shoes, they are regular 18 inch doll size shoes. She did not come with shoes and her feet are very wide. Here are the patterns I tried:

Sewing Patterns for Moana Animators’ Dolls

Above – embracing her island theme, Moana fits perfectly in the Boardwalk Boutique!

Make Doll Clothes for your 16 inch Moana Animators’ Doll

The Backyard Bibs, and an easy Playtime Peasant Top are the perfect go-to patterns for all the seasons. Moana looks adorable in yellow!!

Moana Animator Doll- So Cute Doll Clothes

Above – The Sugar n Spice pattern has a sweet, puff sleeved dress, with a scant larger sleeveless pinafore overdress both included in the pattern. Moana rocks both of them separately as well as together!!

Make Moana a full wardrobe of Doll Clothes with easy to sew, Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Above – With three options on how to sew the front, the Sunshine Dress is the dress basic every doll needs. See how to make it into a cute, sleeveless shift with THIS TUTORIAL HERE.

Below- Moana is wearing the reversible Popsicle Top with a super fun Twinkle Twirl Skirt. The skirt pattern has three variations and the PDF pattern includes pattern pieces and instructions for five popular doll sizes!

I have even more photos, look for them in a future post!! Sewing for animators? Be sure to click on the photos below to go right to some other fun posts!

AmyViolets Animator Fashions oh sew kat pdf patterns
Make easy overalls for girl and boy animators dolls with this digital PDF sewing pattern from OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level doll clothes patterns for animators like Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel. #animators #dollclothes
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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

18″ American Girl® Doll Review – Truly Me #89

American Girl® has long been the industry leader in the 18 inch vinyl play doll market. When the company was founded, by Pleasant Rowland, it centered on the lives of six 10 year old girls, each living at a different time in American history. In 1995, the company expanded into a line of modern day dolls- letting girls write the story of their own dolls. Originally called Girls of Today, the doll line has evolved and expanded over the years, being called “Just Like You” (JLY), “My American Girl” (MAG), and now “Truly Me” (TM) dolls. Like other American Girl® dolls, toys, characters, and outfits, the dolls have retired, been updated, and gotten new meet outfits every two years or so, but they have kept the original numbering system, which now goes up to TM#92 and even includes some boy dolls.

American Girl Doll Review- Truly Me #89

In the past two years, we’ve seen some big changes in the “Truly Me” line at American Girl®, not only with the option now to Create Your Own (CYO) doll, but with signature outfits and fun colored hair. I purchased TM#89 for my collection, and she has the Josefina face mold, tan skin and hazel eyes. Her hair has green and blue highlights, and she comes dressed in a camo sweat suit and chic accessories.

Use the Summertime Stroll PDF Sewing Pattern to make a cute batik top for your 18 inch American Girl doll.

My TM#89 is named Starr. She is a stunner!! I think she looks a lot like Leah (GOTY) except for the colored hair. She’s overall a super pretty doll and her hair is soft, long, and fun to style to see how the different colors fall out.

She was dressed in a cammo outfit- jacket, joggers, simple tank top plus some black shiny sneakers with embroidered roses. You can see them in the photo above- they do look great for photos! The shoes feel very plastic like- really my only complaint with the whole doll, but that seems to be the trend for the Truly Me dolls right now, which all come with hard plastic, pink glitter shoes.

Honestly, the outfit is not my doll style, but I think my 10 year old might have loved it back in the day. I love the idea that AG came out with some dolls and outfits that are not quite as girly girl rainbows and unicorns for girls that aren’t drawn to that look but still like to create characters and styles for dolls. I think AG was spot on here!!

Truly Me #89 American Girl Doll Review

Above, Starr is wearing a top made with the Oh Sew Kat! Summertime Stroll pattern. You can find it HERE. The turquoise dress below, is a pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse pattern. Find the tutorial HERE.

Overall, I’m giving Starr a solid A. She comes with a really complete outfit, which is more than a simple dress like in years’ past. I think you will see her popping up more often on facebook and here on my blog. What do you think about her? See more reviews of American Girl® products on my reviews page HERE or by clicking the photos below.

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!
American Girl Outfit Review- World Traveler in Ireland. OhSewKat review of the skirt, Irish sweater, tee shirt and tam outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Mix and Match – Pink Swirl Capsule Wardrobe for Dolls

Mix and Match Oh Sew Kat! Sewing Patterns to Make an 18″ Capsule Wardrobe

It’s quick, easy, and a lot of fun to make your 18 inch American Girl doll some cute mix and match separates with Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Each pattern (sold individually or in value bundles in my Etsy Shop) offer full sized, computer drawn pattern pieces that you print on your home computer, along with full color photos and directions for every step.

I love this pink swirly fabric with the bright pops of hot pink. It reminds me of cotton candy!! I like to usually choose a single print, then choose some solids to add pieces to the collection. For this set I chose two tops (Reversible Popsicle Top and School Bell Blouse) and two bottoms (Sandbox Shorts and Sixth Grade Skirt). You can mix and match all the pieces for lots of outfits for multiple seasons.

The Sandbox Shorts have real working pockets. I used the print fabric for the fun, patch pockets, but you can also use THIS TUTORIAL to put the pockets on the inside of the shorts. The shorts look cute with either the print or the solid side of the reversible Popsicle Top.

Easy Mix and Match Outfits for 18 inch Dolls

Lanie is ready for some summer fun in her cute outfit!!

Easy to sew, Mix and Match Doll Clothes for American Girl sized Dolls

Grace is ready for fall! She is wearing the School Bell Blouse with the Sixth Grade Skirt and some cute, tall boots she borrowed from her friend, Saige. This wardrobe easily glides between warm weather and cold weather outfits. Both patterns are available in my Etsy Shop.

DIY Doll Clothes: Create a Mix and Match Wardrobe with Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Patterns

Maryellen is ready to beat the summer heat. The Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt were made to go together. Both are super quick to sew and can be used with lots of other outfit pieces as well. Find the pattern bundle HERE.

Click the photos below to view other versions of quick to make Mix and Match Wardrobes:

Find sewing patterns for wellie wishers doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat! Mix and match separates are fun and quick to sew!

See more ideas for each pattern in the Oh Sew Kat! Inspiration Gallery.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Pick Your Pockets

The Sandbox Shorts pattern is perfect for all the summer dolly wear you need! With three styles (wide, regular, bermuda), and optional pockets (outside like the pattern suggests, or inside as seen in this pattern hack), your doll of all sizes can stay cool and cute this summer!

Sandbox Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern- 3 Variations Included!

Put outside patch pockets on the inside with this doll clothes tutorial: Step it Up Series: Sandbox Shorts- move the outside pockets to the inside by Oh Sew Kat! Find more 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns to DIY outfits for your American Girl sized dolls. #freesewingpattern #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
PDF sewing patterns for dolls Oh Sew Kat! popsicle Top and Sandbox Shorts
Make mix and match 18" doll clothes with easy PDF sewing patterns by OH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewing #patterns #freeskirt

Find the Sandbox Shorts Pattern in 5 doll sizes HERE.

Put your patch pockets in the INSIDE with this easy tutorial!

shorts for dolls sewing pattern

Put your pockets in the INSIDE with this easy tutorial!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Quick to Sew: Playtime Peasant Top Pattern Hacks

The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF sewing pattern for dolls (available from Oh Sew Kat! in five popular doll sizes!) is a great basic pattern to have on hand to make quick and easy tops and dresses for your dolls like American Girl. Find the patterns in my Etsy Shop!

Easy Sewing Pattern to make doll clothes for 18 inch dolls- Oh Sew Kat! PDF digital sewing patterns for easy beginner doll clothes. Try this peasant top and twirl skirt.

In addition to the cute 3 tiered ruffled skirt and a basic peasant top, you can use this pattern to create all kinds of additional outfits. Click each photo to go right to the Tutorial. All of these outfits were created with the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt Pattern. See more in the Inspiration Gallery here. Which will you try first?

Create different looks with a simple to sew peasant top pattern for dolls

These pattern hacks will also work for other sized dolls with minor adjustments. The pattern is available for 18 inch dolls like American Girl®, 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby®, 14.5 inch dolls like Glitter Girls® and Welliewishers™, 16 inch dolls like Animators’® and 16 inch A Girl for All Time® dolls.

Make a western themed ruffle peasant top dress for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie wishers with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Make Nanea American Girl Doll a muu muu inspired by Hawaii! Use this easy pattern hack tutorial of the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing pattern for all American Girl doll clothes. Find more patterns at Oh Sew Kat!
Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardbrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!
Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a peasant top with ruffled sleeves. Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing pattern and this easy tutorial from ohsewkat.
Add a lace ruffle to the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Use digital sewing patterns to diy doll clothes for 18 inch American Girl Dolls.
Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! to make a ruffle dress for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew tutorials and digital downloads.
Easy Backyard Bibs overalls sewing pattern for dolls by oH Sew Kat. Make it with a ruffled skirt with this easy pattern hack. FInd more patterns for dolls clothes at ohsewkat.com

Try fun sewing hacks for Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Patterns

Find more patterns and tutorials on THIS PAGE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Pattern Value Bundle for Dolls: Sounds of Summer by Oh Sew Kat!

Summer weather is here and it’s fun to give your dolls’ wardrobe some cute new outfits fit the for the season. Save 15% off individual prices with this value bundle: Sounds of Summer, available only in the OhSewKat etsy shop and make some mix and match summer outfits today.

Sounds of Summer Pattern Bundle of Four Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

summer clothes sewing pattern bundle for doll clothes

Save 15% by purchasing this value bundle of four print at home PDF patterns that have full color photos for every step in the detailed directions. Each pattern also includes full size pattern pieces that fit your home printer paper (US 8.5 x 11 inches).

Summer Doll Outfits – Doll Clothes Pattern Value Bundle from Oh Sew Kat!

This Sounds of Summer value pattern bundle is offered in 3 doll sizes: 18 inch dolls like American Girl®, 16 inch Animators, and 14.5 inch Welliewishers™. Each pattern is also available individually. See them all HERE.

Four fun patterns are included to give you lots of options for so many styles of doll mix and match play clothes. Included patterns: Popsicle Top, Sunshine Dress, Sandbox Shorts, and Boardwalk Boutique.

Find this pattern bundle, Sounds of Summer, in my Etsy Shop.


Popsicle Top: The Popsicle Top is a basic tank top designed for woven fabrics. You can add trim to the bottom edge and make it reversible for two tops in one. Use these ideas to dress up the front of your top. Use it to make a cute dress as well!

See the Popsicle Top Inspiration Gallery HERE.

oh sew kat doll shirt pattern Popsicle top

Here are some samples of the Popsicle Pattern.

Make mix and match 18" doll clothes with easy PDF sewing patterns by OH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewing #patterns #freeskirt
Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.
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

Sunshine Dress: The Sunshine Dress is a simple short sleeved dress with three variations for the front- plain, straight edged or princess seams. You can even make it sleeveless or reversible!

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Sew a doll dress 3 with variations for more fashion options! #easytosew #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

Here are a few samples of the Sunshine Dress pattern. See more outfits in the Inspiration Gallery.

Sunshine Dress easy sewing pattern for beginners by Oh Sew Kat for animators dolls. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns
Use the Sunshine Dress PDF sewing pattern to make a short sleeved A line dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl. Find this and many other PDF patterns to sew doll clothes in the OhSewKat etsy shop.
Sunshine Dress easy sewing pattern for beginners by Oh Sew Kat for animators dolls. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

Easy to Sew Doll Clothes for 18 inch Dolls and other Sizes by Oh Sew Kat!


Sandbox Shorts: The Sandbox Shorts patterns offers three styles (regular, wide, bermuda length) and optional patch pockets that really work. You can use this tutorial to put the pockets on the inside too!

Here are a few samples of the Sandbox Shorts. You can find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.


Boardwalk Boutique: This quick to sew pattern is sure to become a favorite. Pair the halter top with a set of ruffled capris. Or add some length and make it a dress.

My favorite sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls! The Boardwalk Boutique pattern is quick and easy and perfect for beginning to sew for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and Welliewishers. #ohsewkat #easysewing #18inchdollpatterns

Here are a few samples of the Boardwalk Boutique. You can find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

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
Sew an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine's Day with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Click through to find a free skirt pattern. #valentinesday #18inchdolls #americangirldolls #ohsewkat

Create your perfect doll outfit for spring with these four simple patterns, bundled together to save 15% in the Sounds of Summer Bundle! Happy Sewing!!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!