Make it Monday: Orange Ribbon Tied Jumper for Joss

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern to make a Bib Skirt Overalls Outfit for your 18″ Joss Doll

Joss is American Girl®’s Girl of the Year for 2020. I’ve found she looks stunning in everything, but especially in bright, cheery colors.

Make your 18 inch doll a new wardrobe with easy PDF sewing patterns from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Download and print your patterns and sew today!

Make a quick summer jumper with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern from OhSewKat!

Joss is wearing her jumper with the Playtime Peasant Top. It’s a quick and easy top that can work under so many different outfits. I make them in many solid colors to have for mix and match options. I used this HACK to make ribbon straps instead of fabric ones.

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

This jumper looks amazing on Emily too!! She’s just wearing a plain white tee shirt underneath.

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat to make cute doll clothes for American Girl and other sized dolls.

See more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE, HERE, and in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
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Meet the Doll Model: Nicki Fleming, 2007 Girl of the Year from American Girl

Backyard Bibs sewing pattern PDF for 18 inch dolls clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

More about Nicki Fleming- the 2007 Girl of the Year

Nicki Fleming, was the Girl of the Year™ released by American Girl® in 2007. She was born in 1997 and lives near Denver, Colorado. She has a brother, Adam, and two sisters, Rebecca and Cristine. Her biggest loves are animals and helping others. Above, she’s dressed in a snowman jumper made with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Nicki’s fashions from American Girl® are casual with a western flair. She loves to take walks and to go skiing! Her horse is named Jackson, and it is a lot of work to care for him, but she loves it. Her wardrobe includes a cowboy styled hat, boots, and riding chaps.

Nicki has curly, carmel colored hair, watery blue eyes, and a splash of freckles across her face. She’s a beauiful doll and her story will pull you in to her world of helping animals and training service dogs, like Sprocket™. Nicki’s jumper (below) is made of a soft batik fabric that looks almost like a denim! I used the Easy Up Jumper and the Jumping Jack Turtleneck (bundle available here!) for her outfit. See more ideas for this pattern HERE.

Easy Up jumper doll clothes sewing pattern- lots of options, beginner level, photo tutorial, pdf pattern from ohsewkat

Nicki joined the Oh Sew Kat! modeling group in 2018. I bought her from American Girl in 2007, the year she came out. My daughter, was five at the time. She had a doll, but not an American Girl doll. Nicki was the first doll to have freckles, light blue eyes, and a tint of red hair just like my daughter. The next year, however, I took Molly to American Girl Place in New York City to select her first doll- and she chose Mia. Mia looks a lot like Nicki, so I just kept Nicki hidden. For YEARS!!! LOL. One day, I pulled her out of the closet, to maybe sell her, and just fell in love with her innocent look. She has since earned her keep as the perfect Oh Sew Kat! model. 🙂

You can read more about Nicki in her story: Ad: https://amzn.to/3cEP0VZ. You can still sometimes find them on Amazon and at American Girl, or your local library.

Nicki’s red bandana outfit (below) was made with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF pattern. Find the instructions HERE.

Make your Nicki Fleming American Girl Doll a Special Wardrobe with OhSewKat Sewing Patterns

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
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Make it Monday: Teeny Tiny Snowmen – Holiday Outfits for Dolls

The Backyard Bibs pattern is quick and simple to sew- plus you can add your own unique flair to each and every one. I reach for this pattern over and over, no matter the season! Find the sewing pattern HERE.

Use fun holiday fabrics to make your own “one of a kind” doll clothes

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!

Your dress can look completely different just by changing the shirt color you pair it with. (Both the red and black shirts were made using the Jumping Jack pattern.) The red gives it a more “Christmas” feel where the black could be worn into January a well. Instead of tights, try fun, striped socks and boots. I found this striped bias tape in a sewing catalog- they offer it in a few colors and patterns. It’s such a fun accent for waistbands, hems and straps in the perfect scale for dolls.

Backyard Bibs sewing pattern PDF for 18 inch dolls clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make one of a kind doll clothes with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns.

Although this Easy Up! Jumper is not the exact same fabric as the one above, it is a coordinating print and gives the same effect. Teeny tiny snow globes! I purchase most of my fabric at AD: Fat Quarter Shop. This jumper would also look stunning over the black turtleneck shirt as well. Find the Easy Up! Jumper pattern here.

Make a holiday jumper for your 18 inch American Girl doll with a very easy jumper pattern by ohsewkat

Have some fun mixing and matching prints and create your own one of a kind fashions for your dolls with easy to sew, Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns. The Easy Up! Jumper and Backyard Bibs are easy to sew up in just one afternooon! Try one or both today!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Kat’s favorite Doll Clothes Pattern for Fall

I love the fall! Here in Virginia, we get the color late, but it’s so rich! We go apple picking and use our fire pit and enjoy being outside in the nice weather. Here are a few outfits sewn with the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern I’m reaching for to get my dolls ready for the Pumpkin Spice season this year.

The Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern is a Fall Favorite

Use a long sleeve Playtime Peasant Top or a cozy, knit Jumping Jack Turtleneck under the Backyard Bibs for a super cute fall outfit.

Make a perfect fall jumper and peasant top for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #dollclothes #18inchdolls #fallcrafts
Fall jumper and peasant top outfit for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls. Find easy sewing patterns for beginners at ohsewkat.com.

Cute pumpkin Bibs Jumper with a Cozy Turtleneck for Dolls

Make a perfect fall jumper and peasant top for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #dollclothes #18inchdolls #fallcrafts

The Backyard Bibs pattern is as quick to sew as it is cute to wear. Make them up in every style for every season! Find the pattern in my Etsy shop.

Make a perfect fall jumper and peasant top for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #dollclothes #18inchdolls #fallcrafts
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Step it Up Series: Backyard Bibs Bow Tied Romper

This idea was sent to me by one of my customers, Laura C. It’s really easy to switch out the sewn in straps on the Backyard Bibs pattern and replace them with pretty ribbons you can tie into bows. Once you tie them nicely, you can easily slip the outfit on and off without untying them each time. I used 1/4th inch ribbon for this adorable strawberry romper. Simply cut 4 pieces, 9-10 inches each, and stitch one into each part of the bodice (You will stitch one on each side of the front, and one on each back piece at the top, just as you would for connected straps.) Remember to keep them free as you complete your sewing!

Make your doll a quick summer outfit with the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Another easy change to the Backyard Bibs pattern is to put elastic in the legs of the capris or the shorts. I used the capri length pattern piece (no cuff), and turned up the hem by 3/8th inch for the elastic casing. Four inches of elastic is perfect for this knee length romper. Maryellen is ready for a day outside in the Florida sunshine!

Use the OSK Backyard Bibs pattern to make a cute summer romper for your doll.

With or without a Playtime Peasant Top shirt, it’s a cute summer outfit!! Find more fun pattern hacks to try HERE and see more ideas for the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern here and here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

See more Backyard Bibs with ribbon straps here.

Make your 18 inch doll a new wardrobe with easy PDF sewing patterns from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Download and print your patterns and sew today!

Step it Up! Series: Backyard Bibs with Tied Straps

Try this simple pattern hack to the Oh Sew Kat! Backyard Bibs to replace the sewn straps with pretty ribbon bows!

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

The Backyard Bibs is one of my favorite patterns to sew. It doesn’t take a lot of fabric, has just a few steps, and looks great no matter what fabric I choose.

This idea was shared with me by one of my customers. Thank you, Laura!! It’s really easy to switch out the sewn in straps on the Backyard Bibs pattern and replace them with pretty ribbons you can tie into bows. I used 1/4th inch ribbon for this adorable sundress. Simply cut 4 pieces, 9-10 inches each, and stitch one into each part of the bodice (one on each side of the front, and one on each back.) Remember to keep the ribbons free as you complete your sewing!

Easy Oh Sew Kat! Pattern hack: Make ribbon tied straps on the Backyard Bibs

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

It doesn’t matter which version or which size of the Backyard Bibs pattern you are making. Four simple ribbons are the perfect touch to give your Backyard Bibs a unique look, no matter the season!

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Tie the ribbons in pretty bows, and leave them tied, as you dress and undress the doll. You could even stitch them in the tied position to keep them looking perfect through hours of playtime!

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat to make cute doll clothes for American Girl and other sized dolls.

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls to make fun summer sundresses and rompers.

You can add elastic to the legs of the capri length version and make a cute, summery romper too! The Backyard Bibs pattern has so many options!

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

The Backyard Bibs pattern can be found HERE in my Etsy Shop in 5 popular doll sizes! Download and sew today!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Happy Fourth of July

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend to all of my American dolly friends!

Make your 18 inch Doll a cute Fourth of July Outfit

Make an easy 18 inch doll clothes outfit for the Fourth Of July with the easy to sew Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from OhSewKat on etsy.

Find easy sewing patterns for your 18 inch dolls at Oh Sew Kat!

Make an easy 18 inch doll clothes outfit for the Fourth Of July with the easy to sew Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from OhSewKat on etsy.

Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern bundle HERE.

Make an easy 18 inch doll clothes outfit for the Fourth Of July with the easy to sew Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from OhSewKat on etsy.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Fashion Feature: Add Pockets to Your Doll Clothes

There are so many ways to change up your sewing patterns to create your own unique doll clothes. One of my favorite fashion features is to add a pocket (or two) to a simple garment. Some of my patterns include pattern pieces to add a pocket (HalterAlls for example) but any square or circle scrap of fabric can work too.

It’s easy to add pockets to doll clothes sewing

Enjoy these outfits that POP with the addition of pockets.

Make your own doll clothes for 15 inch Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins dolls with Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat on Etsy. Download and sew today! Full color step by step tutorial directions for beginners.
Backyard Bibs
Make a 50s style gingham smock dress for BeForever character Maryellen or other 18 inch dolls with this easy Pattern Hack. Add pockets to the Bloomer Buddies easy sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! with this simple tutorial. #sewingpattern #50sfashions #dollclothes #patternhack #ohsewkat
Bloomer Buddies
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Sandbox Shorts
Doll clothes sewing pattern tutorial by ohsewkat for doll clothes for Julie BeForever doll. #easypattern #sewingpattern #tutorial #americangirl #dollclothes #ohsewkat
Bloomer Buddies
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
Sixth Grade Skirt
Use the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern to make a cute, nautical outfit for your doll like American girl Kit or other 18 inch dolls. Easy beginner sewing pattern tutorials from Oh Sew Kat! in my etsy store.
Backyard Bibs

Make your own doll clothes with fun pocket accents.

My Oh Sew Kat! Testers love pockets too!! Michele is my pocket QUEEN! Pam, Sophie, and Shirley also add stunning accents to outfits with their pockets. Be inspired to try a few pockets on your next outfits.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.
Picnic Play
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.
Backyard Bibs
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
Backyard Bibs
Make a reversible jumper for your 14 inch Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level pattern. #ohsewkat #welliewisher #sewingpattern #falljumper #dollclothes #halloweenoutfit
Easy Up Jumper
Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
Easy. Up Jumper
Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.
Backyard Bibs
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.
Backyard Bibs
Make a playful overalls outfit for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls. Backyard Bibs by Oh Sew Kat! is easy and quick to sew! #welliewishers #sewingpattern
Backyard Bibs
Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
Easy Up Jumper
HalterAlls sewing pattern for American Girl dolls
HalterAlls

What outfit will you add cute pockets to?

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat! Best Places to buy Doll Shoes

I often get asked where I buy the cute shoes my dolls wear with my outfits. As you can see, my dolls have not always had the fanciest footwear.

Be sure to check out my favorite way to organize my doll shoes in THIS POST.

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Easy pdf doll clothes for 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers™ and Glitter Girlsl from Oh Sew Kat on Etsy.
Organize your 18 inch doll's shoe collection in just 15 minutes. For less than $10 you can buy a set of book boxes and sort the shoes in rainbow order. It's pretty and functional and makes clean up easy! #dollshoes #organization

That works for some of the summer outfits… and sometimes I just crop out their feet 🙂 but at the same time, a well dressed doll deserves some perfect shoes to complete the perfect outfit. If you are looking for doll shoes, and don’t want to make your own, I’m sharing where I buy most of my shoes to help your doll shoe shopping needs! (Kendall’s outfit is made with the HalterAlls sewing pattern.)

American Girl offers trendy shoes for your 18 inch Dolls.

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!

My favorite place to buy shoes is directly from American Girl®. They offer trendy styles (although pricey, especially if you have to buy the outfit to get them), but they are well made, fit perfectly and come in all sorts of styles and colors. My daughter is now 18 years old. We got her Bitty Baby when she was 1, and her Mia GOTY doll when she was 6. That is a LOT of years of buying doll clothes and shoes from American Girl, so you just have to watch the styles and try and purchase what you like when you see them. (Riley’s boots- above- which I use ALL the time, are the meet shoes that came with my Saige GOTY doll.) Patterns used: Backyard Bibs, Playtime Peasant Top Pattern bundle.

Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Emily’s shoes above are from Nicki’s collection also from American Girl®. Nicki was the GOTY in 2004. Emily’s outfit is made with the Picnic Play top and the Everything Nice Skirt worn backwards.

American Fashion World offers a large selection of doll shoes in lots of popular doll sizes.

Every so often, I place a large order from American Fashion World. Their prices are very low, and the quality and fit are not as high as American Girl®, but they are perfect for playtime and for photographs and offers lots and lots of styles and colors, to include boys’ styles, along with other things like tees, hats, belts, and much more. You no longer have to have a wholesale account with them- find them on Amazon. Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/378OrPr. This three pack of tennis shoes is just $9.99. Or find these cute “sherpa” look boots in lots of colors here. (Maryellen’s outfit: Jumping Jack sewing pattern.). Both wellies in the photo below are wearing AFW shoes and the Picnic Play sewing pattern was used for their outfits.

PDF Sewing Patterns to make 18 inch doll clothes for dolls like American Girl by ohsewkat
Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 14-15 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make Welliewisher sized doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Find a large selection of doll shoes on ebay and etsy.

Don’t forget some of the more popular online shopping sites to look for cute and inexpensive doll shoes. Etsy and Ebay also offer some options. You can find a whole range of styles by searching by doll size (Animators’, 14.5 inch dolls for example.). I’ve found lots of really cute shoes on Etsy. Plus there are tons of patterns out there if you want to make your own!

So those are places I shop the most often for my doll shoes. Do you have any shops you would add to this list? Leave a comment below and let us know!

I also had recommendations from readers about Sophia’s and also Monique’s. I think if you poke around the net, you will find lots of places to buy some cute doll shoes to match your adorable handmade outfits!

Don’t forget to check out my idea for organizing doll shoes in my POST here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for Popular Doll Sizes

The Backyard Bibs pattern is a quick sew with lots of options. Make it with capri length pants, as shorts, or choose an A line or gathered skirt. The one piece bib is simple and quick with sewn in straps and no fussy buttons or buttonholes. All outfits close up in back.

Make easy overalls for dolls with the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern in 5 sizes.

Use the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern to make a cute, nautical outfit for your doll like American girl Kit or other 18 inch dolls. Easy beginner sewing pattern tutorials from Oh Sew Kat! in my etsy store.

The Backyard Bibs is super popular for the 18 inch doll. Find it HERE in my Etsy Shop. You can purchase it with or without the peasant top pattern. See many more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern in the Inspiration Gallery.

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

Try A Girl for All Time PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

A Girl for All Time is a popular new ball joined doll- (BJD). I’ve resized many of my patterns to fit them as well. Find the Backyard Bibs for AGAT here. Michele Anderson’s Clementine doll is ready for summer in her patriotic bibs.

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.

The Disney Animators dolls are also 16 inches tall. The animators patterns will also fit the Mae Meadow dolls (some patterns may need a little tweaking.). Find a full assortment of Animators’ patterns, including the Backyard Bibs pattern here.

Easy bib overall skirt or pants sewing pattern for 16 inch Disney Animator princess dolls. Easy to sew, more patterns in OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Find the Easy to Sew Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern at Oh Sew Kat!

Bitty Baby, and the retired Bitty Twins dolls from American Girl are 15 inches tall. They look adorable in the Backyard Bibs pattern and this pattern also makes super cute brother /sister sets too! Find the Bitty Baby pattern here.

Bitty Baby dress and overalls sewing pattern - easy to sew PDF pattern for doll clothes by oh sew kat

Find the Backyard Bibs for 14.5 inch dolls here. (Wellie Wishers, Ruby Red Fashion Friends, and Hearts for Hearts Dolls. Photo credit Michele Anderson. See more Backyard Bibs for the little dolls here and here.

Make a playful overalls outfit for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls. Backyard Bibs by Oh Sew Kat! is easy and quick to sew! #welliewishers #sewingpattern
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!