Step it Up Series: Sugar N Spice Peplum Top for Dolls – Easy Pattern Hack!

Take your patterns to the next level when you step up the Sugar n Spice Dress to this cute, peplum top! Every top pattern can be made into a dress and every dress pattern can be made into a top. This automatically gives you two patterns in one!

Make DIY 18 inch doll clothes with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Make a doll top from a dress pattern with this simple tutorial from Oh Sew Kat. The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing pattern is available on etsy in three doll sizes like 18 inch American Girl doll.

This cute little top is easy to sew from the Sugar n Spice Dress pattern.  Buy it in my Etsy shop. The pattern bundle also includes the dress up accessories! This pattern is also available sized for WellieWishers and Animators Dolls.

Sewing Patterns for dolls by Oh Sew Kat 18 inch animators welliewishers
Oh sew kat sewing patterns for dolls animators 18 inch american girl wellie wishers

Make your dress into a Peplum Top with this easy variation to the pattern. This tutorial assumes you have a basic knowledge of sewing.  Please refer to the pattern instructions for more detail, as well as the pattern pieces.

  1.  Cut out your pattern pieces and fabric for the bodice, lining, and sleeves.  Add 1/2 to 3/4 inch to the bodice if you want the peplum to sit below the waist.
  2. Instead of a wide skirt piece, cut a shorter skirt piece as the peplum.  For the 18 inch doll size, I used 2 1/4 inches by 28 inches.  The longer your peplum, the fuller it will be.  For the 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers dolls, I cut peplums at 2 1/2 by 15 inches (ladybug) and 1 3/4 inches by 17 inches (holly). You choose how you want it to look!
  3. Follow the pattern directions to make the top, using the peplum piece instead of the skirt piece.
Make a doll top from a dress pattern with this simple tutorial from Oh Sew Kat. The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing pattern is available on etsy in three doll sizes like 18 inch American Girl doll.

Use the Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern to make a cute top for dolls

Make a doll top from a dress pattern with this simple tutorial from Oh Sew Kat. The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing pattern is available on etsy in three doll sizes like 18 inch American Girl doll.
Make a doll top from a dress pattern with this simple tutorial from Oh Sew Kat. The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing pattern is available on etsy in three doll sizes like 18 inch American Girl doll.

Make a cute peplum top for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers™ dolls with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat

Enjoy these amazing photos by Pam Ray of Amy Violet’s, who made the cutest peplum tops for her Wellies and sells the outfits in her shop. Each set is paired with a Sixth Grade Skirt, with the added pockets as shown in THIS TUTORIAL.  She also used THIS TUTORIAL to add the front placket with a little lace!  Nice touch!  I just love to see how others stitch up the patterns I created.

Make a doll top from a dress pattern with this simple tutorial from Oh Sew Kat. The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing pattern is available on etsy in three doll sizes like 18 inch American Girl doll.
Make a doll top from a dress pattern with this simple tutorial from Oh Sew Kat. The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing pattern is available on etsy in three doll sizes like 18 inch American Girl doll.

Have fun sewing up a cute top with Oh Sew Kat’s most popular (and versatile) dress pattern, Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice!  See the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas to use your pattern!  Thanks for stopping by!  Use the links below to share this tutorial with your friends!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Make a doll top from a dress pattern with this simple tutorial from Oh Sew Kat. The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing pattern is available on etsy in three doll sizes like 18 inch American Girl doll.

3 thoughts on “Step it Up Series: Sugar N Spice Peplum Top for Dolls – Easy Pattern Hack!

  1. KaylynsWorldBlog says:

    This is really cute! Do you call it Sugar N Spice because it is made with the fabric brand “Sugar & Spice Textiles”?
    ~Kaylyn

    Like

Comments are closed.