Make your own mix and match doll capsule wardrobe for $10 with Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Are you looking for some holiday gifting ideas?  Is there a special girl with a doll in your life?  Here’s a way to put together a full mix and match wardrobe for about $10 in fabric.  Check out how I turned these three fat quarters (average price = $2-3 each depending where you shop!) into four quick mix and match doll clothes items for just about $10 total in an afternoon! Check out my favorite online fabric shop for some fun ideas and inspiration too! AD: Fat Quarter Shop.

Make 18″ dolls a cute, capsule wardrobe

Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #welliewishers #ohsewkat

Sew a Mix and Match Wardrobe for 18 inch Dolls

First, I spent an evening cutting out all of my pieces.  (I actually put together about five bags of outfits…you’ll see them all here on the blog as I go along!  But the pieces for this wardrobe, all went into just one bag.). I usually start with one print, then pull in a few solids, or tone on tone fabrics to work with the print. For this project, I chose a gorgeous pink and turquoise batik fabric as my headline fabric. My normal capsule wardrobe formula is two tops and two bottoms. Sometimes I also add a dress!

I cut one School Bell Blouse, one Sandbox Shorts, one Popsicle Top, and one Sixth Grade Skirt.  (Click on the links to purchase the PDF sewing patterns if you don’t already have them.) I chose the solids for the bottoms, and the prints for the top. The reversible Popsicle Top will be print on one side and pink on the other.  The top left part of the photo shows a pair of Playground Pants.  I cut them out, and added them to my bag, because I could use the turquoise thread and give me a fleeting feeling of multitasking. It was a test to try out the leg pieces as one complete piece (it’s cute!) but it doesn’t really match the other items in the set. 

I sewed by color, so I started with the pink (so I could add the pockets before sewing together the blue shorts) and then moved to the blue. I wrote the patterns, so it’s safe to say I am pretty familiar with the sewing order. I highly suggest you read through each one (they don’t take long!) and get familiar with the basic construction before you begin. I always like to press more pieces and sew more pieces at one time, even if that means stitching something and putting it aside while I sew a few more, so I can press all at once.)

When I was done, I had this.  A four piece wardrobe to mix and match in lots of different ways!

Make your own doll clothes for less than ten dollars

Here are some more photos. Click on each one to view it in a larger window.  Visit my etsy shop at OH SEW KAT ETSY SHOP to purchase the PDF sewing patterns to make your own! Be sure to visit the Inspiration Gallery for more ideas for your patterns.

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

Grace is wearing the School Bell Blouse with the Sixth Grade Skirt. I love this look with the tall boots (They belong to Saige Copeland’s American Girl collection.)

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

Mary is ready for warmer weather in the Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt. Find these patterns value bundled together HERE. The nice thing about my pattern choices is they move from summer to winter and fall so easily.

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

Add some bling with hot fix crystals (find them in the scrapbooking aisle of your local craft store).

Use Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns to make doll clothes for 18″ dolls.

Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #welliewishers #ohsewkat

Maryellen likes her outfit with her classic saddle shoes.

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 a capsule wardrobe for your 18 inch doll for about $10

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

The Sandbox Shorts have cute, working pockets. You can also move the pockets to the inside with this TUTORIAL.

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

How many outfits can you make with just these few simple pieces?

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

Try sewing this Easy doll clothes wardrobe for about $10.

With a little planning, you can make your Mix and Match Capsule Wardrobe in just an afternoon. See more ideas by clicking below on the photos of other collections I have made.

Make doll clothes for 1980's 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl. Easy to sew doll clothes with easy PDF digital patterns, printables, and tutorials from OhSewKat. Also available on Etsy. Make a boxy crop top, hair scrunchies, and bubble skirts.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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