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?



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!

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!

Tester Tuesday: Spring Shine Dress and Top Sewing Pattern for Dolls

The Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern is now 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 a 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 Spring Shine Dresses made by the Oh Sew Kat! testers.

The Spring Shine pattern looks different each time you sew. Enjoy these samples made by the creatives of the Oh Sew Kat! test group.

Sophie P made this cute little floral dress with the Spring Shine Dress pattern. Her photography is always amazing, but so is her sewing and design talent! Stop by and see her on instagram @agprojectrunway.

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 Spring Shine Dress Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls HERE.

Edith S chose such a pretty floral for her Spring Shine Dress. Kit looks amazing!! Find Edith on Facebook at Di’s Dolly Designs!

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

Jenny’s doll is ready for fun! Zee is out and about in her Spring Shine Top that is layered over Sandbox Shorts with the pockets on the inside, from THIS TUTORIAL.

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

Jenny also sewed this purple dress for Tenney. Super cute and sporty!!

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

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!

Sewing a Sunshine Dress for Saige – An Ombre Confetti Doll Dress

Last month, Oh Sew Kat! featured the Sunshine Dress Sewing Pattern all month long. As the Pattern Pick of the Month, it was on sale for the 1st five days and we posted lots of samples, ideas, and more all month long. Stay tuned to the newsletter to see when we offer a Pattern Pick of the Month so you can join in the fun.

Sew a Sunshine Doll Dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl.

The Sunshine Dress sewing pattern is a simple to sew A Line dress with three variations for the front. Make it with a straight contrast, pretty princess seams, or leave the front as one solid piece (easier and quick to sew) and embellish with machine embroidery, iron on designs, or trims and appliques. The short sleeves are perfect for summer…or make a sleeveless shift with THIS TUTORIAL. The Sunshine Dress is available in 3 popular doll sizes.

Use the easy to sew Sunshine Dress PDF pattern to make a summer doll dress that shines. Print at home, photo turotial to make 18 inch doll dress and clothes from Oh Sew Kat! #americangirldoll #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Make a doll dress for your 18 inch doll with the easy to sew, Sunshine Dress Sewing Pattern

I bought a bundle of these ombre fabrics with metallic gold dots awhile back. The Sunshine Dress is the perfect canvas to give the light to dark a chance to shine. The turquoise color matches Saige’s eyes perfectly! The fabric is part of the Ombre Confetti Collection by Vanessa Christenson for Moda Fabrics.

Need an easy to sew pattern? Try the Oh Sew Kat! Sunshine Dress

Use the easy to sew Sunshine Dress PDF pattern to make a summer doll dress that shines. Print at home, photo turotial to make 18 inch doll dress and clothes from Oh Sew Kat! #americangirldoll #dollclothes #sewingpattern

See more ideas for the Sunshine Dress HERE, HERE, and HERE. Don’t forget to stop by the Inspiration Gallery! The Sunshine Dress is a simple dress that looks different every time you sew~ mix and match the front panels to create a dress as unique as your doll!

Simple Sewing Pattern for a Versatile 18 inch Doll Dress

Use the easy to sew Sunshine Dress PDF pattern to make a summer doll dress that shines. Print at home, photo turotial to make 18 inch doll dress and clothes from Oh Sew Kat! #americangirldoll #dollclothes #sewingpattern

The Sunshine Dress sewing pattern is available in my ETSY SHOP and other sites where my patterns are sold. Find it for Animators, 18 inch dolls, and 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Spring Shine Dress: A New Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat! has a new sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls! The Spring Shine Dress or Top sewing pattern is now available in my Etsy Shop. Whether as a dress or a top, the Spring Shine’s dress feminine bodice and pretty, flutter sleeves will be the perfect outfit for the fresh, warm weather.  The faux placket is easily formed with a fold and the back closes with hook and loop tape.  Make it twirl ready with a full skirt, or keep it short and simple.  You can add pretty trim or lace to either side of the placket and tiny buttons or sparkles to create your own, unique Spring Shine Dress.

New Pattern Introductory Offer: Get the Spring Shine Dress Pattern for $3.99 through Friday, 19 July.

Click HERE. On Saturday, the price will go up to the regular price of $4.99.

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~ #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Click here to purchase the Spring Shine Dress or Top 18 inch doll sewing pattern on Etsy.

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 Spring Shine pattern can be made as a dress or a top for your 18 inch doll.

Complete the look! Make the top and pair it up with the ruffled capri pants from the Boardwalk Boutique pattern, or a pair of Sandbox Shorts. Visit the Spring Shine INSPIRATION PAGE to see more cute dresses!

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 Spring Shine Dress is an easy pattern for dolls that is fat quarter friendly.

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~

Blaire’s bee outfit pairs the Spring Shine Top with the Boardwalk Boutique ruffled capri pants.

Make your doll a dress with lace and sparkles using the new Spring Shine Dress sewing 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~

Find a selection of easy to sew doll clothes patterns, like the Spring Shine Dress, from Oh Sew Kat!

The flutter sleeves are fully lined, and provide the perfect accent to your design.

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~

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE the Spring Shine pattern for 18 inch Dolls

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Find the complete Oh Sew Kat! pattern library HERE.

Oh Sew Kat! Shop Feature: You Can Make This

Here at Oh Sew Kat! Designs, you will find quick and easy sewing patterns to make an entire doll clothes wardrobe for your 18 inch dolls (like American Girl®) as well as other, smaller sized dolls, like Wellie Wishers and Bitty Baby®.  PDF patterns are simple to use (shop and print at home!) and easy to store (computer files- save your pattern pieces for next time or toss them and print them again later).  Read below to learn more about the pattern sites where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

Many of us have favorite sites we like to use and choose and collect reward points to buy (yes!) more patterns.  I want you to be able to shop where you like to shop- so I offer my patterns on multiple selling platforms.  Each platform is a little different, and all patterns are not available on all the sites.  Click HERE to find the FREE Four Season Skirt pattern in 3 sizes.

Please note:  Due to the variety of internet browsers, you should always download your PDF file first, and save it on your computer, before opening it and printing your pieces at actual size.

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

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You Can Make This

You Can Make This, or YCMT, is a sewing lovers’ dream!  This was the site where I first found my love of PDF digital sewing patterns.  This site offers much, much more than doll clothes, with a large variety of handbags, kids’ clothes, craft projects, toys, and more from over 300 designers.  They offer weekly newsletters, a place to feature the items you’ve made, and also take most forms of payment.  You will need to establish an account, but your pattern files will always be available for you in your pattern library.  You can also earn points for purchases and use them for future purchases as well.

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Step it Up Series: Make a Western Peasant Top Dress with a Ruffle with this Easy Sewing Pattern Hack

Nicki is rocking the red in her cute, bandana dress. It sends such a fun, summer and country vibe! It was easy to sew with elastic at the neck and sleeves (no closures) and pulls on over her feet. I found this doll scale bandana fabric in both red and navy blue at Walmart.

Dress your 18 inch doll like a country singer with a bandana print peasant dress and belt.

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

Your 18 inch doll will look like a country western pop star in a bandana print Peasant Dress

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

This is a very simple pattern hack and will work for any size doll, just adjust the measurements to your preferred length. Start with the Playtime Peasant Top Sewing Pattern. It’s available HERE for 18 inch Dolls, and HERE for other popular doll sizes like Bitty Baby and Wellie Wisher, plus more.

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.

Nicki Fleming looks just like a country music pop star in a bandana print Playtime Peasant Dress.

To make this cute dress for your 18 inch doll, simply add one inch to the hem of your Playtime Peasant Top bodice. Cut an additional piece of fabric 3 inches x 30 inches for the ruffle and press it the long way with wrong sides together.

Complete the entire pattern as directed until you get to the hem. You can add the ruffle before or after your sew the 2nd side seam, it’s up to you. Gather the ruffle and with right sides together, attach it to the hem of your dress. Top stitch from the right side of the dress, with the seam allowance towards the dress.

Cut 10 inches of FOLD OVER ELASTIC. Sew the ends together, and use this as a belt. (It also works as a headband!).

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

Make your 18 inch doll an easy country western peasant dress with the Playtime Peasant Dress Sewing Pattern.

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

Try a simple sewing pattern for a country diva 18 inch doll dress.

See more ideas for this easy pattern in the Inspiration Gallery. Use it to make a MuuMuu with this tutorial, or use it to make a double ruffle dress with this tutorial.

Find more country and farm themed doll outfits here and here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Use Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns to make country diva doll dresses.

Tester Tuesday: Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set Sewing Pattern

Even though the weather is warm here, it’s winter on the other side of the world! The Jumping Jack pattern is the perfect pattern for cute and unique outfits for fall, winter, and cooler weather.

The Jumping Jack sewing pattern offers 3 pieces that can be worn together or used to accent other outfits. The knit turtleneck shirt, flair legged shorts, and a button on apron style jumper lets your doll go from casual fun at the park, to dressed and ready for dinner. Enjoy these tester photos of this fun to sew pattern.

The Jumping Jack PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls

Sew two outfits at once with the Jumping Jack PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch and similar sized dolls. Oh Sew Kat! offers beginner level sewing patterns for dolls in popular sizes.  #ohsewkat #dollclothes

Pam of Amy Violets made this gorgeous outfit for Julie.

Sew two outfits at once with the Jumping Jack PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch and similar sized dolls. Oh Sew Kat! offers beginner level sewing patterns for dolls in popular sizes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes

Carly of Koala-T found a funky geometric for her groovy outfit.

Sew two outfits at once with the Jumping Jack PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch and similar sized dolls. Oh Sew Kat! offers beginner level sewing patterns for dolls in popular sizes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes

And Jenny’s doll is ready to rock in her retro outfit.

Sew two outfits at once with the Jumping Jack PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch and similar sized dolls. Oh Sew Kat! offers beginner level sewing patterns for dolls in popular sizes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes

FIND THE SEWING PATTERN HERE. See more ideas with this fun pattern HERE and HERE.

Make a 70s outfit for dolls with the Jumping Jack Sewing Pattern.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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