Perfect School Portrait Day Outfits for Dolls

It’s that time of year again- are your dollies heading back to school too? Use Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns to stitch them up some cute new fashions for the fall and for them to look their best in this year’s school portraits and class photos!


Make Picture Perfect Doll Clothes with Easy Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!


Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice is prefect for your favorite school photo outfits.

The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle gives you options and options and options to create your very own, photo perfect look! Shirley made these darling blue and green dresses and then added all the accessories. See the four different outfits she created in “can’t miss” POST. Pin these images to easily find them later!

Make pretty dresses for your Wellie Wishers dolls with easy to sew beginner level patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Fall Fashions for Dolls- Picture Perfect!

The Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt looks great with the jumper, or even on its own too. Emily and Kelly are ready for picture day in their cute, fox print outfits. The Jumping Jack pattern offers three pieces: long sleeve turtleneck, flared shorts, and a reversible, open sided jumper that attaches with a belt or buttons to the shorts. Cute socks and boots complete the look! See more fun ways to make this pattern HERE and HERE.

American Girl Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for beginning level sewing.  Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to make your own 18 inch doll clothes.  #18inchdoll


Dress your 18 inch doll for her school portrait with a pretty, new dress!

Spring Shine Dress Sewing Pattern

Kelly is ready for her picture day in a black gingham Spring Shine Dress. This dress pattern can also be made as a cute top. See more ideas for the Spring Shine Dress here, here, and here. It’s also available for Wellie Wisher sized dolls.

American Girl Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for beginning level sewing.  Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to make your own 18 inch doll clothes.  #18inchdoll

Backyard Bibs- an easy pattern for picture perfect outfits for dolls

Blaire’s blue bee skirtalls are perfect for school picture day. This pattern is super quick to sew and has four options- shorts, capris and two skirt versions. Find the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE. You can purchase just the bibs, or find it bundled with the Playtime Peasant Top to complete the outfit.

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

The School Bell Blouse, available in 3 doll sizes, offers a loose fitting woven top with pretty flared sleeves. Use THIS TUTORIAL to make into a pretty dress too!! See more ideas for the School Bell Blouse HERE. Lanie has her blouse with a Sixth Grade Skirt, while I made Kendall’s blouse into a dress!

Get your dolls ready for back to school with easy Fashion outfits you sew yourself! Easy beginner PDF sewing patterns for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls from OhSewKat! Free pattern! #backtoschool #autumncrafts #18inchdolls #dollclothes #ohsewkat #14inchdolls #dolldress #welliewishers

Find the School Bell Blouse pattern HERE.

Sew a doll dress for your American Girl Wellie Wishers doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #welliewishers #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

What will your doll wear this year for her school photo?



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Classic Clothes for Dolls- The Black Turtleneck

When it comes to fashion in miniature- your dolls love to have basic wardrobe pieces that can be used with multiple outfits just like we do! Check out this classic black turtleneck- it’s the perfect accent to so many different outfits! The turtleneck pattern is included with the Jumping Jack reversible jumper (this pattern also includes a cute pair of shorts too~ Find it in 2 doll sizes HERE.)

Make 18 inch doll clothes with classic looks and easy patterns from Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to print at home.

Make your Doll a classic, black turtleneck with the Jumping Jack sewing pattern.



The Jumping Jack knit turtleneck shirt is looking great under all sorts of items. Here Maryellen and Riley are both wearing it with an Easy Up! Jumper. The jumper pattern is quick and easy, and you can find it bundled with the shirt pattern HERE.

Find the Jumping Jack Turtleneck Shirt Pattern HERE. It’s also available sized for 14.5 inch dolls.

Maryellen Larkin is ready for school in a rose covered Easy Up! Jumper. Sew doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Classic houndstooth jumper for 18 inch dolls- make it with the Easy Up Sewing Pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat

Mix and Match with a black Turtleneck for your favorite doll outfits.

Make a reversible Easy Up jumper for your 18 inch doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern.


Blaire is looking casual with a Four Season Skirt. Stitch up a few turtlenecks in some basic colors (red, black, navy, white) and your dolls will be ready for class!

Sew your own turtleneck shirt for 18 inch dolls with the easy Jumping Jack sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

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.

Kelly is ready for Halloween in two great outfits! Above, the pumpkin jumper (see more photos HERE) was made using the Boardwalk Boutique pattern, and below, the Jumping Jack turtleneck looks great with the Sugar n Spice dress pinafore and a pair of leggings.

Jumping Jack Turtleneck Sewing Pattern

Sugar n Spice Pinafore Sewing Pattern

Find easy sewing patterns to make 18 inch doll clothes for your American Girl Doll from Oh Sew Kat! Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #sugarnspice #dolldress #halloween #ohsewkat #americangirl

Find the Jumping Jack Turtleneck Shirt Pattern HERE. It’s also available sized for 14.5 inch dolls.



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

The Jumping Jack pattern is the perfect shirt on its own, or under a cute, Backyard Bibs. Blaire is ready for the pumpkin patch! Find the 18 inch doll pattern HERE.

Pumpkin spice and everything nice. Make your 18 inch doll a fall outfits with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat~

And it’s not too early to start to plan ahead! The winter holidays are right around the corner. The snowmen on Samatha’s Backyard Bibs are cute and whimsical. The black shirt shows off the fun, bias trim stripes as well!

Stripes and snowmen! Make a Backyard Bibs and Jumping Jack turtleneck outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat!

What pattern will your doll wear with her Jumping Jack, Basic Black turtleneck shirt?

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It’s Game Day! Sew your own Team Spirit Fashions for your Dolls

September is here and you know what that means? It’s GAME DAY!!! Pull out your Oh Sew Kat! favorite sewing patterns and your favorite team fabric and stitch up your own version of Go Team! spirit wear for dolls!

Make team spirit and game day doll outfits with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Make your own fun, team spirit GAME DAY outfits for 18 inch Dolls

Hey Hokie fans!! It’s time to start JUMPING!! Lanie and Willa are ready for the VT football action and a tailgate at Lane Stadium today. Lanie is wearing a Four Season Skirt (get this simple pattern FREE HERE!) and Willa has a pinafore from the Sugar n Spice dress pattern for cheering on the Hokies!



Game Day Virginia Tech (VT) doll outfits made with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat

Cheer on your favorite team with Game Day outfits you make with easy PDF sewing patterns for dolls.

Riley and Maryellen are headed to the Main Line to cheer on their Villanova Wildcats!! Their outfits were both made using the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern- a quick and easy project that is available HERE in 5 doll sizes. See more ideas for this easy pattern HERE and HERE.

Villlanova Bibbed Skirt Doll Dress made with the Backyard Bibs easy PDF sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Great for all VU Wildcat Fans!


Villlanova Bibbed Overalls Game Day Doll clothes made with the Backyard Bibs easy PDF sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Great for all VU Wildcat Fans!

Whatever sport your doll likes to follow, she can be the biggest fan in team spirit wear made just for her.



Mary and Grace are decked out in navy and yellow for Milwaukee’s favorite team- the Golden Eagles of Marquette University. Mary’s skirt, like Lanie’s VaTech skirt above, was made from the Four Season Skirt and she’s wearing it with a Popsicle Top. Get creative with your patterns! You can change your pieces up when you print them at home and make a top similar to the one Grace is wearing too!

Marquette University spirit wear 18 inch doll clothes made with sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat. Go Golden Eagles!

Game Day outfits for Dolls are quick and easy with Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns.

Choose your favorite sport when it comes to your favorite teams. With lots of fun team fabric available, it’s not just for football anymore. Nanea is doing the wave at NATS PARK until baseball season ends in October. The Washington Nationals still have lots of games left to play! Her skirt was made with the Four Season Skirt and the Popsicle Top patterns. Make a complete outfit in just one afternoon!

Cheer on the Washington Nationals with a cute outfit made for your 18 inch dolls with the FREE doll skirt pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Go Nats!

No matter what school, team, or sport you cheer for, let your dolls have some Game Day fun too! Share your Game Day outfits with me on my FaceBook Page.



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The Fairest of them All- Snow White Inspired Doll Dresses

The Backyard Bibs pattern, a PDF doll clothes sewing pattern available in 5 popular doll sizes, is a blank canvas to create any type of doll outfit your dolly heart desires.



Sew your own Snow White inspired Doll Dress

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


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

Make the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern as a cute Snow White Inspired Outfit

I’ve always thought that Ruthie dolls look just like Snow White. I thought the Backyard Bibs pattern would make the perfect dress for her. I also made the light blue Playtime Peasant Top to go with it. Find a value bundle with both of these patterns HERE.



If I am going to cut one, then I may as well cut two. Although Camille doesn’t have that classic raven hair, she makes a pretty cute Snow White in her Backyard Bibs as well. Because I already made a light blue Sugar n Spice dress, I didn’t even need to make a second blue shirt. Camille is wearing her bibs over the dress. You can see more of the dress in this post. The yellow fabric was a little thin, so Camille’s skirt takes on the blue hue of the dress underneath. It was about the same length so it doesn’t quite peek out.

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

The Backyard Bibs pattern is quick and easy to sew. It has two pants and two skirt variations for lots of value! It’s available in 5 popular doll sizes in my Etsy Shop and you can download and sew today!



Snow White inspired Dress for Dolls

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

Find more ideas for character themed doll dresses in THIS post, and see more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE in the Inspiration Gallery.



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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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Tester Tuesday: Animators’ Dolls in Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern

It’s Tester Tuesday! Today’s feature is the popular Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! sized for 16 inch princess dolls like Animators’. These adorable outfits were sewn by the talented Chris Lambrechts. Her fashions use the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Both patterns are also available in other popular doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.

Tea anyone? Isn’t this outfit cute with contrasting waistband and straps, plus a cute bow accent!

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

The apple of my eye: Add a cute pocket to the front of the bibs. The pocket piece is included in the pattern!

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

Backyard Bibs is the perfect canvas to show off your own artwork- whether it’s painting, embroidery, applique, or heat transfer vinyl.

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

Or use the Backyard Bibs just to show off your favorite, cute fabrics. Rapunzel looks like she is ready to play this spring. She’s wearing a Popsicle Top under her shorts bibs.

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

Thank you to Chris for sharing her wonderful sewing talent with us. What style will you make your Backyard Bibs for Animators?

Find the Backyard Bibs in other popular doll sizes HERE. See more ideas for your sewing projects in the inspiration gallery.

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Tester Tuesday: Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for A Girl for All Time® Dolls.

Be inspired by these Backyard Bibs that were sewn by the Oh Sew Kat! testers. I love how each one looks completely unique!

Inspiring tester photos of the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern.

Make doll clothes for A Girl for All Time dolls with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat. Backyard bibs has four variations and is quick to sew!
Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.

Cat’s Meow by Linda R.

Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.

Anchor’s Away by Michele A. (Shown with the Playtime Peasant Blouse underneath)

Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.

Old Glory by Michele A. (Shown with a Popsicle Top underneath)

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Find more ideas to sew the Backyard Bibs pattern in the Inspiration Gallery.

Sew a Captain America themed Dress with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern

Are your girls and your dolls into superheros? The Backyard Bibs is an easy pattern to alter to fit lots of fun themes. Today I’m sharing one with you… I often share sneak peeks on my facebook and instagram pages. Be sure to check them out and follow both so you don’t miss a thing. Enjoy these Captain America inspired photos.

Make your doll a Captain America dress with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern.

No time to sew it now? Be sure to PIN these images so you can find them later!

Make adorable Captain America  dress overalls style bibs with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Be your daughter's superhero!  Easy to sew printable PDF sewing patterns are available for dolls in 5 sizes.

Available in five popular doll sizes, the Backyard Bibs is quick to sew with four fun options (two skirts and two pants!).

Captain America themed dress for your 18 inch doll – made with the simple Backyard Bibs pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Make adorable Captain America  dress overalls style bibs with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Be your daughter's superhero!  Easy to sew printable PDF sewing patterns are available for dolls in 5 sizes.

I used red, white, and navy blue heat transfer vinyl to iron on the logo on the front of the dress, after cutting it out on my cricut machine. See more information in this POST. The white top under the bibs is made from the Playtime Peasant Top. Find it bundled with the Backyard Bibs HERE. You can use any of the 5 sizes of Backyard Bibs patterns to make fun outfits like this one!

Your 18″ doll will love playing she’s just like Captain America, a superhero, in her red, white, and blue themed overalls dress.

Kelly looks amazing in this bright blue dress. She is a Truly Me Doll #63 from American Girl®.

Make adorable Captain America dress overalls style bibs with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Be your daughter's superhero! Easy to sew printable PDF sewing patterns are available for dolls in 5 sizes.

Which superhero is your favorite? See more ideas to use with your Backyard Bibs pattern HERE and HERE.

Find easy to sew doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat! and make your own version of the Superhero Captain America dress.

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!
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Fourth of July Fashions for Dolls with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

The dolls at our house are very patriotic! They love to have new outfits in red, white, and blue to wear to parades and picnics all summer long.

July 4th Doll Clothes: Backyard Bibs

When you go into a fabric store, be sure to check out the batik fabric section. You can find some amazing fabrics that make really unique doll clothes, like this red and blue stars fabric.

Backyard Bibs Overalls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!
Backyard Bibs Overalls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Both outfits above were made with the Backyard Bibs pattern. Instead of a full skirt, I just added a tiny ruffle to make a cute, summertime top. Blaire’s shorts were made by American Girl®.

July 4th Doll Fashions: HalterAlls for Dolls

With easy ties and an open back, the HalterAlls pattern makes a perfect parade watching outfit. Make one up in just an afternoon with one fat quarter of fabric. See more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

HalterAlls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Make a halter top with a patchwork twist- use the Boardwalk Boutique pattern.

Luciana is looking for the picnic in her halter top made with the Boardwalk Boutique pattern and a few five inch squares of fun fabric. Find the tutorial HERE.

Find more patriotic doll clothes ideas HERE and HERE.

How to make a one of a kind patchwork doll top with easy sewing pattern by oh sew kat. Boardwalk Boutique easy, digital sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. #18inchdolls #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
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Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls- Sandbox Shorts and Popsicle Top by Oh Sew Kat! to make cute, 4th of July doll clothes.

Tester Tuesday: Backyard Bibs for 16 inch Animators Dolls

The fun with Backyard Bibs just keeps going!! Enjoy these wonderful samples from my testing group as they played with the Backyard Bibs for Animators. The pattern has four options (full skirt, slim skirt, shorts, and capris.) . It can easily be modified to be pants- and you can fancy it up with pockets, embroidery, htv, applique etc. Put the bibs over the Platyime Peasant Top to complete the outfit.

Elsa looks adorable in her bandana bibs! Notice the pocket! These two Elsa outfits were made by Carol G. Find a tutorial to make a doll bandana right HERE.

Make a cute overall outfit for your Disney Animators dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! #Dollclothes #sewingpattern

Elsa is just as sweet in her A Line Skirt bibs.

Make a cute overall outfit for your Disney Animators dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! #Dollclothes #sewingpattern

Freya’s dolls couldn’t be happier in their new outfits!! Jenny (her mom) always has such colorful outfits to share.

Make a cute overall outfit for your Disney Animators dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!  #Dollclothes #sewingpattern
Make a cute overall outfit for your Disney Animators dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! #Dollclothes #sewingpattern

Have you sewn up the new Backyard Bibs pattern? Now available in 5 sizes in my Etsy shop- head on over and download your copy today!

See more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE and HERE.

Find more ideas for this easy pattern in the INSPIRATION GALLERY.

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