4th of July Doll Clothes

It’s time to celebrate the red, white and blue here in the USA!  Here are a few 4th of July inspired outfits made with Oh Sew Kat! patterns.  Click on the photos to go right to the pattern.

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Melody looks adorable in Bloomer Buddies!Oh Sew Kat Sewing Patterns for Dolls-51

Kendall shows her pride in Party Time Peasant Dress (photo credit: Amy Violet’s).Party Time Peasant Dress by ohsewkat (2)a

Sam is also in a Party Time Peasant Dress.Party Time Peasant Dress sewing pattern by ohsewkat 4

The Bitty Twins are ready for a picnic in their HalterAlls.halteralls-bitty-baby-pattern-by-ohsewkat-6

Summer classic:  Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt.Oh Sew Kat wellie wishers american girl pattern-4-3

Emily and Mary keep cool in Popsicle Tops and Sandbox Shorts.Sewing patterns for american girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat

Nina Self made this cute version of Boardwalk Boutique.Boardwalk Boutique pattern by Oh Sew Kat sewn by Nina Self 2

Ashley Crawe has Bitty Baby all decked out for the holiday in a Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt.popsicle-top-and-sixth-grade-skirt-by-oh-sew-kat-bitty-10

Willa and Kendall look cute in their Popsicle Tops and Four Season Skirts.Oh Sew Kat wellie wishers american girl pattern-4-4


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Bloomer Buddies 50s Style Dress for Maryellen Larkin – A BeForever Pattern Hack!

BeForever character, Maryellen Larkin, is a ten year old girl living in Florida in 1953.  Fifties fashions were all about fun prints, gingham, and full skirts!

With just a few modifications, you can make a cute 50s style dress  and scarf for your Maryellen doll (or her friends) using the Bloomer Buddies pattern from Oh Sew Kat!  I used THIS PIN from my Maryellen Pinterest board as my inspiration.  Make the scarf from matching fabric from THIS tutorial.

Maryellen Larkin BeForever Doll in blue Bloomer Buddies 50s dress

First, you need the pattern. Find it here.

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by OH Sew kat dress and top and bloomers

The pattern has a little slimmer silhouette than the pinned image.  I made two modifications when I cut out my dress.

  1.  Move the dress center front fold about 1/2 inch.  This will give an extra inch of fullness to the front of the dress. You do not need to change the lining, as the finished front will still be the same size, just have more fullness.
  2. Add pockets to your dress front before you gather it and sew it to the yoke. Even though you can do it after, it’s just easier to work while it’s still flat.   I made my pockets so they would be two inches square when finished.  I used one edge on the fold, so my pocket pieces were 4.5 x 2.5 inches.  Press in all edges by 1/4th inch first.  With right sides together, fold in half and stitch the two short sides, plus the corners and some of the long side, leaving a 1/2 inch opening to turn.  Turn and press, tucking in your opening along the crease lines.  Top stitch the top edge if desired, then add to the front of the dress where the hands end up, stitching around both short sides and the bottom.

How to add doll pockets to a doll dress by Oh Sew Kat

Blue Gingham Bloomer Buddies Dress for dolls

Make the dress according to the pattern instructions.

Maryellen Larkin 50s gingham Bloomer Buddies Dress


To make a matching head scarf, click HERE for the tutorial.

50s style gingham head scart tutorial for Maryellen Dolls

Click here to see the Sunshine Dress made for 60s character, Melody Ellison and HERE to find the headscarf tutorial.

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How to make a summer head scarf for dolls

50s style gingham head scart tutorial for Maryellen DollsThis quick project will give you the perfect head scarf for your doll’s favorite summer outfits.  It’s also perfect for making 50s style outfits for BeForever character, Maryellen Larkin like THIS. Girls in the 70s, like Julie Albright also wore scarves like this.

scarf tutorial for dolls by oh sew kat


Maryellen Larkin BeForever Doll in blue Bloomer Buddies 50s dress

  1.  Cut one 8 1/2 inch square of fabric.
  2. With right sides together, fold in half along the diagonal.  Start 1/2 inch from one corner near the fold, and stitch along the edge, around the top corner, and back towards the fold.  Stop 1/2 inch before you reach the fold.
  3.  Turn right side out and press well, being certain to push the top corner out.  Tuck the raw edges to the inside of the corners as you press.  Top stitch if desired.
  4. Cut 3/8th inch wide elastic to 2 inches.  Tuck each end into a corner of the scarf and stitch in place.

sewing pattern for doll size head scarf

See more tutorials for your dolls here, and coming soon, how to make this cute, 50s version of the Bloomer Buddies dress.

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50s style gingham head scart tutorial for Maryellen Dolls

Boardwalk Boutique Sewing Pattern for Dolls

Spring has arrived, which means that summer is just around the corner! Your dolls will be cute and cool in their Boardwalk Boutique Halter Top and Capris!  Or maybe try something new and stitch it up as a simple sundress!  Enjoy these simple variations of this popular pattern.

3 american girl dolls in halter tops

This pattern is so quick to sew, you can easily make up one or two in a naptime!  The easy elastic back and elastic pull on pants help little hands dress their own dolls. With fabric or ribbon ties, you can make up a set with a fat quarter of fabric.  Here are a few ways to stitch up your Boardwalk Boutique.  (Don’t forget, this pattern is available in 4 sizes!!!)

Nanea is ready for the beach.  I cut this yellow top off the center fold, to have extra fabric to make a little, center pleat. The extra fullness in the top is cute!

Nanea American Girl doll in halter top and blue tennis shoes

Have fun with ruffles!! Cut the longer top version and add a very tiny or very wide ruffle.

two american girl dolls in halter sundresses

Cut the longer top version and leave off the ruffle.  Add some pretty trim for a sporty sundress!

redhead american girl doll in halter top sundress

Use pretty eyelet lace to make the back look special!  Find the full TUTORIAL HERE.

American Girl Doll in Halter Top with lace back

Double your ruffles and make it a maxi dress!! Find the full TUTORIAL HERE.

Julie doll in long, floral maxi halter dress

Or simply try the halter top with something different on the bottom. Here, Maryellen is wearing the standard halter top with the shortie length bloomers from the Bloomer Buddies pattern.

Maryellen American Girl doll in flamingo halter top

How will you make your Boardwalk Boutique for your doll this summer?  See more Boardwalk Boutiques here and here.  Find the pattern for bitty baby, animators’, and wellie wishers in my etsy shop.

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Boardwalk Boutique Sewing Pattern for dolls

3 american girl dolls in halter tops


Who wore it best? Bloomer Buddies Springtime Fun Outfit for Dolls

Who wore it best Bloomer Buddies doll clothes

Ready for some Springtime Fun?  Today you choose the look! Who wore it best? Kelly or Harper? This easy, breezy outfit is perfect for the early days of spring!  The pretty dress pairs up with some longer bloomers to add a little warmth and cartwheel protection. This tunic length top and knee length bloomers were made using the BLOOMER BUDDIES sewing pattern which is also available for 16″ Animators and 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers dolls. Find the pattern here.

Kelly: (Truly Me #63)

American Girl doll Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern

Harper: (Truly Me #25)18 inch doll clothes sewing patterns

Harper rocked the sunglasses.  Kelly wanted to try it as a dress, but it was too short.  (This is the tunic length- the dress length option is perfect). We had to quickly add a blue hem band to make it work.

18 inch dolls sewing patterns by oh sew katAmerican Girl doll dress sewing pattern

So what do you think? Who rocked the Bloomer Buddies better?  Harper in her shades, or Kelly in her cute dress? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Visit my ETSY SHOP and find this and other patterns to download and sew today!

See more Bloomer Buddies Dresses here and here.

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Who wore it best Bloomer Buddies doll clothes


Sewing Patterns for Wellie Wishers

Sewing patterns for wellie wishers and 18 inch American Girl dolls

It’s not too early to start planning spring wardrobes for your dolls and the girls that love them.  Easter feels like it’s early this year, so here are a few patterns that are perfect for Easter and spring.  Click on the pattern cover to purchase the sewing pattern and stitch one up this weekend!

OSK Party Time Peasant Dress WW Cover

Collage of four photos of Wellie WIshers dolls in ladybug dressesOSK Bloomer Buddies Cover WW

wellie wishers dolls in spring dresses

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern HalterAlls for Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Photo collage of 7 photos of dolls in overalls

Which one will you choose to make? All three of these patterns are also available for 18 inch dolls, Animators, and Bitty Baby.

Shop a large selection of doll clothes sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.

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Valentine’s Day Doll Outfits- a little Inspiration

Today I’m sharing a little inspiration for some happy heart sewing.  It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  These outfits were stitched by the Oh Sew Kat! testers.  Share the love with your little friends and stitch one up today!  Each outfit can be made using fat quarters of fabric and a single afternoon.  Click the photos or the links below to get to the pattern page.

Oh Sew Kat Party Time Peasant Dress Sewing pattern 5

Party Time Peasant Dress by SewDolledUp81

Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat 9

Bloomer Buddies by The Pearl Pony

Free skirt pattern for your doll

Sugar n Spice on Kendall and Four Season Skirt and Popsicle Top on Ashlynn by Oh Sew Kat!


Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PJ Top with Boardwalk Boutique pants by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns for dolls by ohsewkat

HalterAlls by The Pearl Pony

What are you sewing this Valentine’s Day?  Visit my Inspiration Gallery page to find lots of ideas for all the Oh Sew Kat! patterns.  See more Valentine inspired outfits here and here.

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Sewing patterns for WellieWishers dolls at Oh Sew Kat

Team Spirit! Game Day spirit wear for dolls.

Do you have a favorite team?  It’s so fun to stitch up a spirit outfit for your dolls too.  The Four Season Skirt, with just a few seams and no pattern pieces, is my favorite to make up a quick spirit outfit whether it’s MLB Baseball, our favorite colleges, or a football team. This skirt can be made is less than an hour, and the pattern is FREE in 3 sizes when you join my email list.  It’s the perfect match for the reversible Popsicle Top!

Free skirt pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

This cute Wisconsin outfit was stitched up by the Pearl Pony.  You can find her on Facebook.  She also used the Popsicle Top pattern with the Four Season Skirt.

Wisconsin Badgers doll skirt

Don’t forget the Wellie Wishers and the Glitter Girls! They have school spirit too! Lanie’s ready for Hokie Game Day in her Va Tech FOUR SEASON SKIRT and Willa’s pinafore is made with the Sugar n Spice pattern.

Virginia Tech doll clothes by ohsewkat

Marquete skirt wellie wishers doll

Lanie is wearing a Sweet, Simple Tee with her Marquette U Four Season Skirt.  Camille has hers with the Popsicle Top.Marquette University Doll Skirt by Oh Sew Kat!

Kailey is all set for a warm, fall Game Day in her Cal Bears Bloomer Buddies Top.  This top is a quick sew; make one up in an afternoon!

Cal Bears Doll Top by Oh Sew Kat!

What team does your doll cheer for?  Find all these sewing patterns and more in my ETSY SHOP, and on Pixie Faire.

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Sewing for Nanea: Make a Hawaiian Muumuu with the Bloomer Buddies Pattern Hack

The doll world is falling in love with the newest BeForever character from American Girl, Nanea Mitchell.  She lives in Hawaii in the 1940s. You can purchase her fancy Holoku Muumuu dress from American Girl, but she also needs some dresses for every day! This tutorial shows you how to take the Bloomer Buddies pattern and make her a dress for every day!

Sewing patterns for Hawaiian dresses for dolls

Part Three:  Bloomer Buddies!Sewing patterns for Nanea Hawaiian Dresses by ohsewkat

Here’s a super, simple way to make a pretty, Hawaiian dress for your doll from the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew a dress for Nanea Tutorial for dolls

You will need the Bloomer Buddies pattern, which you can purchase and download in my Etsy Shop by clicking the image below.   Cut out the pattern pieces for the dress option with sleeves.

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by OH Sew kat dress and top and bloomers

Step 1. Pin your pattern pieces to your fabric.  Add one inch to the dress length of both the front and back pieces before you cut them out. Assemble the short sleeve dress according to the pattern instructions, but do not sew the hem. Don’t put any pleats in the sleeves so they have an open look.

Step 2. Cut a strip of fabric, 2 1/2 inches x the width of fabric. (This means your strip will be 40-45 inches long.). Finish one edge with a zigzag stitch or serger, and press up 1/4 inch.  Stitch the hem in place.

Step 3.  Gather the ruffle’s top, raw edge, and with right sides together, pin, then stitch it to the hem of your dress.  Top stitch from the front if you like. Complete the dress as directed by the pattern.


Nanea floral dress by oh Sew Kat

Nanea and Maryellen are ready for some hula lessons! (See how to make Maryellen’s purple muumuu here.)

Bloomer Buddies muumuu by oh sew kat

Easy to sew Hawaiian dress for dolls

Hawaiian dresses for dolls sewing patterns

Make more floral Hawaiian dress with tutorials here, and here.

Find the Bloomer Buddies Pattern for 18 inch Dolls, 14.5 inch WellieWishers, and Animators in my Etsy Shop.  See more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery and here in this blog post.  Did you enjoy this post? Share it on facebook, twitter and pinterest from the links below!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tester Tuesday: More of Freya’s Friends

Bloomer Buddies are now available in three sizes in my Etsy shop.  American Girl size, Wellie Wishers size, and now Animators’ size.



Animators doll clothes sewing patterns www.ohsewkat.com

Jenny Swann and Freya made these adorable outfits from just one fat quarter fabric pack!  Jenny added some trims and lace to make each outfit unique.

Find the pattern here on Etsy. Look for it on Pixie Faire and You Can Make This by the end of the week.

Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern for dolls


Bloomer Buddies Inspiration Gallery

More Bloomer Buddies!!

Bloomer Buddies pattern for your American Girl Doll

Bloomer Buddies pattern for your WellieWishers Doll

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