Wardrobe Basics for Dolls: Cozy Black Turtleneck

Every now and again, I find myself sitting down to the machine to make my dolls some basic (read boring) pieces for their wardrobe. Shirts, tees, and turtlenecks can be worn season after season and you will find the time you spent to make them was worth it!!

Use the Jumping Jack Sewing pattern to make your dolls some long sleeved, single color shirts. You can put them under jumpers, with skirts, with jeans, and so much more!

Sewing for American Girl Dolls: Wardrobe Basics

Jumping Jack sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls- shorts - turtleneck shirt- reversible jumper for American girl sized dolls by Oh sew Kat!
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The shirt looks great with the Four Season Skirt (Above) and the Twinkle Twirl Skirt too (below).

Use the Oh Sew Kat! Pdf pattern Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make a fun, patchwork 18 inch doll skirt for Halloween. Click the pin to find more PDF patterns for 18 inch American Girl dolls and other sizes too. Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com
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Easy to Sew: Bloomer Buddies Pattern Hacks

The Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern for dolls (available from Oh Sew Kat! in three popular doll sizes!) is a great basic pattern to have on hand to make quick and easy tops, bloomers, and dresses for your dolls like American Girl. Mix and match the pattern pieces for a full playground mix and match wardrobe. Find the patterns in my Etsy Shop!

The Bloomer Buddies pattern offers a top or dress in three lengths, with or without sleeves (6 options), bloomers in three lengths, with or without elastic (6 more options!) for a total mix and match wardrobe.

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy doll dress, top, and bloomers in one easy pattern. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern
Dress top bloomer sewing pattern for Animators Dolls

In addition to the cute many included options for tops, bloomers, and dresses, you can use this pattern to create all kinds of additional outfits. Click each photo to go right to the Tutorial. All of these outfits were created with the Bloomer Buddies Pattern. See more in the Inspiration Gallery here. Which will you try first?


Create different looks with a simple to sew top pattern for dolls

These pattern hacks will also work for other sized dolls with minor adjustments. The pattern is available for 18 inch dolls like American Girl®, 14.5 inch dolls like Glitter Girls® and Welliewishers™, and 16 inch dolls like Animators’® dolls.

Make a 70s inspired calico top for your 18 inch Julie American Girl doll with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Bloomer Buddies PDF Sewing pattern. Find more doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat.
Make a muumuu dress with this easy pattern hack of the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Make a diy doll clothes wardrobe.
Make a long sleeve dress for your 18 inch doll with the Bloomer Buddies PDF Sewing pattern and this easy tutorial. Make your own doll clothes for every season with beginner friendly OHSEWKAT patterns.
Sew a 50s style sundress with patch pockets with the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Maryellen from American girl. Find more easy to sew doll patterns from OhSewKat.
Make a long nightgown with the OhSewKat Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls. Easy to sew beginner level patterns and fun pattern hacks and tutorials at Oh Sew Kat!
Make your 18 inch doll an adorable set of holiday pajamas pjs with the easy PDF Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Quick to sew, step by step beginner level patterns to make your American Girl sized doll shine this Christmas holiday season.
Easy sewing patterns to make 70s and 80s retro doll clothes for 18 inch American Girl doll like Julie Albright and Courtney Moore Find more pdf sewing patterns in the Oh Sew Kat etsy shop.

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Make it Monday: Cozy Blue Turtleneck

Every now and again, I find myself sitting down to the machine to make my dolls some basic (read boring) pieces for their wardrobe. Shirts, tees, and turtlenecks can be worn season after season and you will find the time you spent to make them was worth it!!

I use a lot of bright colors in my sewing, so the turquoise turtleneck shirt gets a lot of use around here! Find the pattern HERE.

Make this lovely layered look for fall with PDF sewing patterns for American Girl 18 inch and other sized dolls. Create your own DIY doll clothes with tutorials and patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Use the Jumping Jack Sewing pattern to make your dolls some long sleeved, single color shirts. You can put them under jumpers, with skirts, with jeans, and so much more!

Sew the Jumping Jack Turtleneck Pattern for Dolls

The Jumping Jack pattern has a reversible jumper, that is worn over a pair of shorts, giving you even more wardrobe basics and mix and match options!

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Quick to Sew: Playtime Peasant Top Pattern Hacks

The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF sewing pattern for dolls (available from Oh Sew Kat! in five popular doll sizes!) is a great basic pattern to have on hand to make quick and easy tops and dresses for your dolls like American Girl. Find the patterns in my Etsy Shop!

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.

In addition to the cute 3 tiered ruffled skirt and a basic peasant top, you can use this pattern to create all kinds of additional outfits. Click each photo to go right to the Tutorial. All of these outfits were created with the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt Pattern. See more in the Inspiration Gallery here. Which will you try first?

Create different looks with a simple to sew peasant top pattern for dolls

These pattern hacks will also work for other sized dolls with minor adjustments. The pattern is available for 18 inch dolls like American Girl®, 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby®, 14.5 inch dolls like Glitter Girls® and Welliewishers™, 16 inch dolls like Animators’® and 16 inch A Girl for All Time® dolls.

Make a western themed ruffle peasant top dress for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie wishers with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Make Nanea American Girl Doll a muu muu inspired by Hawaii! Use this easy pattern hack tutorial of the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing pattern for all American Girl doll clothes. Find more patterns at Oh Sew Kat!
Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardbrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!
Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a peasant top with ruffled sleeves. Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing pattern and this easy tutorial from ohsewkat.
Add a lace ruffle to the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Use digital sewing patterns to diy doll clothes for 18 inch American Girl Dolls.
Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! to make a ruffle dress for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew tutorials and digital downloads.
Easy Backyard Bibs overalls sewing pattern for dolls by oH Sew Kat. Make it with a ruffled skirt with this easy pattern hack. FInd more patterns for dolls clothes at ohsewkat.com

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Sewing with Batiks Part 3- DIY Doll Clothes

Don’t pass by that huge fabric section of batik fabrics! I love to use batiks as “solids with interest”. With such a wide range of solid colors and fun patterns, you can create a whole new vibe for your doll clothes.

Use batik fabrics in place of solids to improve your doll clothes sewing.

This blue batik fabric was in my mother’s stash. It must have been a quilt backing as there is four or five yards of it! It’s my go to for a “denim” look because it’s so lightweight and easy to sew!

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

This batik fabric has a pattern over it, but the muted colors behind it make it perfect for spring play clothes, like this adorable Popsicle Top and Sandbox Shorts outfit for Welliewishers™ sewn by Pam. Find both patterns in THIS BUNDLE.

Make a summer outfit for your wellie wishers doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers dolls sandbox shorts popsicle top.

Use Batik Fabrics to in Your Doll Clothes Sewing

This patriotic batik is a stunner. Each outfit will have a little different look with fabrics that change colors. These outfits are both made with the Backyard Bibs pattern.

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!

Batiks are fun to sew with. You just don’t know what you will get until it’s done. Try it out today!!

Oh Sew Kat sewing patterns wellie wishers american girl animators wellie wishers
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Oh Sew Kat! Doll Dress Patterns Made Up as Tops

Just as every doll top sewing pattern you have can usually be made into a dress, the reverse is true as well. Every dress pattern can be made into a top or shirt. Here are a few examples to use the patterns you have (or choose a new one) in a new way.

Use your Oh Sew Kat! Doll Dress sewing patterns to make cute doll tops too!

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Kelly is wearing a cute spring outfit. Her top is made from the Sugar n Spice pattern. Instead of a full skirt, I just made it ruffle sized. Read more details in THIS POST. The skirt is a simple skirt like THIS TUTORIAL.

Easiest Pattern Hack Ever: Make a Dress Pattern as Top for Dolls

Western Style ruffled Twinkle Skirt with eyelet Spring Shine Dres/Top

In the above example, sewn by my amazing tester, Michele, Leah is wearing a top made from the Oh Sew Kat! Spring Shine Dress pattern. It’s simply the bodice with a little trim at the hem. Cute cute!! Find the pattern HERE. The skirt is made from the Twinkle Twirl Skirt pattern.

Michele also sewed the cute outfit Snow White is wearing below. Her top is made from the Sunshine Dress pattern. It doesn’t matter the doll size, this hack works for every size. Find the pattern HERE.

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Use your Oh Sew Kat! Doll Dress Patterns to Make Cute Summer Tops too!

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern to make as summer doll top for your 18 inch American Girl doll. Easy sewing patterns for all seasons by Oh Sew kat!

Maryellen is ready to hit the beach!! The Backyard Bibs is my favorite pattern for every season. Shorten the skirt to ruffle length, and look how cute the top is! (The green shorts were purchased at American Girl®.) See more details in THIS POST. I simply made the ruffle even smaller in the patriotic outfit below. Paired with a pair of Bloomer Buddies bloomers and it looks like a bathing suit!!

Make a summer top or swim suit with the Backyard Bibs Overalls sewing pattern for dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew digital PDF doll clothes patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Make Easy Doll Tops with your Oh Sew Kat! Dress Sewing Patterns

Doll top tutorial by OhSewKat

Pam, another amazing tester and photographer, always made the cutest outfits. Here she used the Sugar n Spice Dress pattern and made it into cute tops for Welliewishers 14.5 inch dolls. She paired them with Sixth Grade Skirts and added the pockets as in THIS TUTORIAL. Such cute outfits!!

What other dress patterns will you use to make your doll tops?

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Make it Monday: Character Inspired Doll Dresses

Use your imagination and Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make doll dresses inspired by your favorite characters!!

Make a 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 Backyard Bibs. Add a blue peasant top underneath to complete the look.

Make a Captain America Inspired Doll Dress

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.

The Backyard Bibs pattern is quick to sew and lends itself to easy colorblocking! Add a simple to make Captain America® logo with your cricut machine and easy press. Find the tutorial HERE.

Make a Gabby Gabby (Toy Story) Style Dress

Make your own Gabby Gabby inspired yellow polka dot doll dress with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Gabby Gabby’s yellow polka dot dress can easily be made with either the Sugar n Spice dress, or the Spring Shine dress by adding a collar, placket, and waistband. See more information in this POST.

What character inspired doll dresses have you made?

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Sewing with Batiks Part 2- DIY Doll Clothes

If you visit your local quilting shops- you will find full walls lined with bright rainbows of batik fabric. These fabrics can be a little pricer than the regular quilting cottons, because many of them are specifically dyed. Browse through this section and choose a few to try on your doll clothes. Some are multicolored and some are not, which makes them the perfect solids to use in outfits to make them pop!!

Using Batik Fabric to Sew Doll Clothes to Add Fun and Interest

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.

Joss is wearing the Backyard Bibs made in a colorful batik. I used ribbons instead of straps as outlined in THIS POST. This simple pattern is perfect to highlight the batik fabric’s watercolors. Find the Backyard Bibs pattern in five doll sizes HERE.

DIY Doll Clothes for American Girl Dolls with fun, Batik Fabrics

DIY doll clothes sewing patterns for Nanea Mitchell 18 inch American Girl Doll. Easy to sew PDF Patterns from OhSewKat.

Some batik fabrics have a defined print, such as this blue and green poinsettia floral of Nanea’s muumuu style dress. I used the Sugar n Spice pattern and THIS TUTORIAL. Find the Sugar n Spice PDF pattern in four popular doll sizes HERE.

Mix and Match Solid fabric with Batiks for Unique Doll Clothes

Ivy’s festive outfit was made with the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern. I paired a solid gold top with three different batik fabrics in the skirt. This pattern lends itself beautifully to a quilting precut called a JELLY ROLL. I purchase mine at the AD: Fat Quarter Shop. You can get a full range of colors and prints already cut in long strips to make into ruffled skirts and hems, which can be a big time saver too! Find the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern in five doll sizes HERE.

Add Interest to Simple Doll Clothes Styles with fun Batik Fabrics

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Make it Monday: Backyard Bibs for 14.5 inch Dolls- Ready for Spring!

Ready for spring? How about some bright colors and feelings of sunshine about now? Use the Backyard Bibs to create these quick and easy fake overall dresses. The pattern also includes another skirt version and two pants (shorts and capris). The Backyard Bibs is available in five doll sizes!

Easy sewing pattern for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls 14 inch dolls- Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #dollclothes
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