Snuggly and cute holiday pajamas for 18 inch Dolls with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern

Does your 18 inch doll need some pajamas to help her off to sweet dreams? Make your own cute pajamas with the Bloomer Buddies PDF Sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! With a few minor adjustments to this classic yoked top and bloomers, your doll will stay snuggly and warm all winter long in a new pair of flannel pajamas!

Make your 18 inch or other sized doll a cute pair of pajamas with easy sewing patterns from 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.

Make Holiday plaid pajamas for 18 inch dolls- How Fun!

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.


Make 18 inch doll pajamas with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

You already love the Bloomer Buddies pattern! You’ve made such cute summer dresses and Easter shortie outfits and then you probably put the pattern away until next spring. But did you realize you can use this pattern all year long? You can make cute holiday dresses like in this POST, but even better, the Bloomer Buddies pattern is perfect for snuggly, flannel pajamas for your dolls! Take a look!!

When you first look at the Bloomer Buddies pattern, you fall in love with the sweet bloomers and sundresses and the mix and match options. Look at these adorable summer sundresses for dolls! They stitch up quickly and easily with or without sleeves. Check out THIS POST and THIS ONE to make a nightgown with this pattern too!

Add enough length to the capri length bloomers to reach your doll’s feet. You can also use another pants pattern like the Boardwalk Boutique as well. Add to the sleeves to make them long for winter warmth. For Blaire’s black and white gingham jammies, I added an extra 1/4th inch to the long sleeve from THIS POST so I could put in some cute wrist elastic to give it a cute ruffle.

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.

This same sewing pattern can be used to make an adorable set of pajamas for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers™ and 16 inch Animators Dolls. Find it HERE.

18 inch doll pajamas made with Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns

I found these cute, doll scale plaid flannel fat quarter packs at Walmart. I like to cut the plaid or checked yoke on the bias (diagonal) to give the interest and contrast. I used my piping foot to attach baby sized piping as I attached the yoke. The splash of color is a perfect accent. For Luciana’s pjs I also lengthened the sleeves to 3/4 length, left the wrist elastic off, and added a few inches to the capri length bloomers to make jammie pants. (You need to taper the ankles a bit!) Luciana is ready for a slumber party in her Bloomer Buddies pj’s! See this same pattern to make nightgowns here and here, and don’t forget to check out the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas.

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.
Make cozy pajamas for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find a full selection of my digital patterns in my etsy shop.

Kelly’s red checked pj’s have bias cut (diagonal) cuffs too. Find even more ideas to make outfits with the Bloomer Buddies PDF Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! HERE in the Inspiration Gallery.

Use this Easy to sew digital sewing pattern to make pajamas for your 18 inch doll.



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My Favorite Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for the Holidays

All those cute holiday fabrics in the stores and online are just so hard to resist! Every year I love to sew up a few new doll outfits with the latest prints and colors. Here are some of my favorites. Find all of these PDF sewing patterns in my ETSY SHOP.

Make holiday doll clothes outfits with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for 18 inch American Girl dolls.  Find the full selection in my Etsy shop!

Make your doll a holiday outfit with the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern

The Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern is a very easy sewing project. Even a very inexperienced seamstress will find the process easy to follow with awesome results. Pull out your awesome holiday fabrics and make your doll a Backyard Bibs skirt or capri outfit today!

Make Easy Christmas outfits to sew for 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls with sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!  Made with fabric from Merry Merry Snow Days by Moda Fabrics.

Grace’s poinsettia bibs (above) bring a fun PINK color to the holiday season. I used it with the Playtime Peasant top pattern- you can find the 2 bundle value here. Perfect for warmer climates or add a cozy sweater and some furry boots! Nicki’s aqua snowman bibs are from the same fabric collection (Merry Merry Snow Days by Moda). I used striped bias tape to add more interest and she’s wearing it over a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt (made with the lower collar option.) . Find the patterns HERE.

Backyard Bibs sewing pattern PDF for 18 inch dolls clothes by Oh Sew Kat! Find the full selection in my Etsy shop!  Made with fabric from Merry Merry Snow Days by Moda Fabrics.

Make a quick and easy Easy Up! jumper in fun holiday fabric. Make it Reversible!

I love this pattern! I made a dress for my daughter a long time ago and this pattern is the result. See the full post here. The Easy Up! pattern looks complicated, but it’s really very simple. With a full front and front contrast straps and hem kick pleat, it’s the perfect pattern for your awesome and fun holiday fabrics.

Easy Up Christmas Jumper sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat for 18 inch dolls. Find the full selection in my Etsy shop!

I used a cute, gingham bias tape for the hem on this jumper. I didn’t, but it would be cute to use the same trim for the straps too. Have fun mixing and matching your fun fabrics. Go outside your box! Fabric is called SNOW GLOBE by Moda.

Make a holiday jumper for your 18 inch American Girl doll with a very easy jumper pattern by ohsewkat.  Find the full selection in my Etsy shop!  Made with fabric from Merry Merry Snow Days by Moda Fabrics.

Your doll will be ready for the holidays and beyond with an adorable Jumping Jack 3 in1 Jumper Set.

The Jumping Jack pattern is probably the biggest Oh Sew Kat! sleeper pattern. It consists of three pieces, a long sleeve, turtleneck shirt, a pair of wide leg shots, and a reversible “front and back” apron style jumper that makes the complete outfit look like a cute dress. This pattern is based on a 1974 design. See more HERE. With three unique pieces, you will certainly want to add it to your pattern collection whether you use it as a set or for its individual pieces . Check out the turtleneck shirts I featured in THIS POST.

Make 18 inch doll clothes for American Girl dolls with easy sewing patterns from ohsewkat. Find the full selection in my Etsy shop!

Sewing Tip- any time I make a reversible outfit for the winter holidays, I often make the reverse in Valentine fabric. This santa jumper has red and pink hearts on the reverse.

PDF Sewing Patterns to make 18 inch doll clothes for dolls like American Girl by ohsewkat. Find the full selection in my Etsy shop!

Holiday outfits for dolls? Yes, please. Try the Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern for so many options!

Bloomer Buddies is a very versatile pattern. With three lengths for the top (top, tunic, dress) and three lengths for the bloomers (shortie, knee, capri), you can make it with out without sleeves for even more options. Choose classic Christmas colors (See more photos HERE) or make it with long sleeves (directions in THIS POST). Use this pattern to make nightgowns and pajamas too!! (See THIS POST and THIS ONE.)

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a classic Christmas dress with the easy to sew, step by step tutorial PDF Sewing pattern Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat! Also available in other popular doll sizes like Bitty Baby and Wellie Wishers. Find the full selection in my Etsy shop!

Every sewing pattern is just the starting point. Once you have a bodice and a skirt, you can make a dress that fits your dream.

Easy sewing patterns to DIY doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #etsyshop Find the full selection in my Etsy shop!

Use Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make cute holiday outfits for American Girl sized dolls.

See my favorite patterns for Fall HERE and for Summer HERE.

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50s Fashions to Sew for your American Girl Doll, Maryellen Larkin

Make 50s style Fashions and Outfits for your 18 inch Doll.

Maryellen Larkin and her family are glad WWII is over and everyone is hopeful about the future in 1954. She loves pretending to be a 50s movie star and playing the jukebox at the diner with family and friends. Use Oh Sew Kat! patterns to stitch up 50s style outfits for your Maryellen doll and her friends.

Ad: Want to learn more about Maryellen’s adventures? Find Maryellen’s stories by Valerie Tripp HERE and at the American Girl stores.

Use Oh Sew Kat! patterns to sew 50s outfits for your Maryellen Larkin Doll.

Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #50s #dress #maryellen #sewing

Do you want to make Maryellen a new outfit?  Try these twists on patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.

Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #50s #dress #maryellen #sewing
  1.  Sunshine Dress &  Sugar n Spice Bundle
  2.  Bloomer Buddies
  3.  Boardwalk Boutique with Bloomer Buddies Shortie Bloomers
  4.  Party Time Peasant Dress

Free 50’s headscarf pattern for dolls

Click HERE for a tutorial to make a cute fifties style headscarf for your doll!

50s scarf doll tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing patterns for beginners to print and sew at home. #ohsekwat #bloomerbuddies #maryellen #headscarf #tutorial

Make 50s inspired doll clothes with Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns.

Find more ideas to sew for Maryellen HERE and HERE.

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Pajama Party: Make Your Doll PJ’s or a Nightgown with Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns

Oh Sew Kat! currently only offers one pajamas/nightshirt pattern. The April Moon pattern is offered in two sizes and was designed by April, a young girl in Minnesota. Read more about it HERE. But lots of other OSK patterns can be used to make adorable pajamas or nightgowns for your dolls.

Make pajamas for Dolls with the April Moon PJ Sewing Pattern

Make cute pajamas for your 18 inch American Girl doll with the easy April Moon sewing pattern from OhSewKat.

Make doll pajamas with the Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern

The Bloomer Buddies pattern can be used to make pajamas and nightgowns in a variety of lengths, with or without sleeves. Find the pattern HERE.

Bloomer Buddies Sewing pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Photo Credit: Koala-T Designs.

These pretty pink PJ’s were made using the pattern as directed in cozy flannel.

Blaire’s cozy checked pajamas were also made with the Bloomer Buddies pattern with just a few tweaks to make the legs and sleeves longer. See the full POST HERE.

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.

Make your doll pajamas with the Playtime Peasant Top and Boardwalk Boutique Capris

Just using flannel fabric can make a regular top and pants outfit look more like pajamas. Add a pretty bow. Find the patterns in my ETSY SHOP in multiple sizes.

Make a Valentine outfit for your doll with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Simple to sew PDF digital patterns for dolls like American Girl, Disney Animators, Bittty Baby and A Girl For All Time. #dollclothes #valentinedress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Find the details for these pretty heart pajamas HERE.


The Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern makes a lovely CLARA inspired nightgown.

Try this nightgown pattern hack of Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing tutorial at www.ohsewkat.com to make a Clara inspired Nightgown for dolls. #ohsewkat #clara #nutcracker #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Find the tutorial for this Clara/Nutcracker inspired nightgown HERE.


Make a Doll Nightgown with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern

Make a nightgown for your 18 inch doll like American Girl or Our Generation with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #nightgown #ohsewkat #18inchdolls

Find the Nightgown Tutorial HERE.

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Find the tutorial for the floor length version of the Bloomer Buddies nightgown HERE.

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Your doll deserves some sweet dreams! What kind of pajamas will you make for your doll?

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Hawaiian Fashions to Sew for American Girl, BeForever Character, Nanea Mitchell

Sewing for BeForever character Nanea Mitchell?  Try these twists on patterns to make a variety of Hawaiian themed dress from Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.

Sew Hawaiian themed doll clothes for Nanea with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!



Make a Hawaiian muumuu outfit for Nanea American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #40s #dress #nanea #sewing

40s Fashions for Nanea:

  1.  Bloomer Buddies MuuMuu Tutorial
  2. Sunshine Dress MuuMuu Tutorial
  3. Playtime Peasant Top MuuMuu Tutorial 
  4. Sugar n Spice MuuMuu Tutorial
Hawiian dress sewing pattern for Nanea american girl doll


What other Oh Sew Kat! patterns might work for Nanea outfits? Visit the Nanea page of the Inspiration Gallery to see more ideas.  Comment below with your ideas.



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Step it Up! Series: Make a Floor Length Nightgown with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern for Dolls

If there is one thing that little girls like to do with their dolls, it is to dress them for bed and put them to sleep.  The dolls in your life will have sweet dreams with a flowing nightgown you make yourself with this easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!  Use this simple pattern hack to the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern to Step it Up!

Make a nightgown for your 18 inch doll with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a snuggly nightgown for your 18 inch doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #nightgown #ohsewkat

First, you need the Oh Sew Kat! Bloomer Buddies pattern. It’s available in three sizes where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.  Print out the pieces for the dress with short sleeves.

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

You will need to make a few minor adjustments to the pattern pieces.  You may be able to lengthen the pieces on the original printout, or you may need to cut it out and then tape it to a fresh sheet of paper first, depending on the size doll you are sewing for.

Using the short sleeve pattern piece, and THIS TUTORIAL, add 3 1/2 inches to the length of the sleeve. Measure down from the side edge, not the center, and draw your new sleeve hem edge straight across, not curved.  For this 18 inch doll nightgown, I lengthened my sleeve by 3 1/2 inches, and used a 3/8th hem/elastic casing.  You will need 4 inches of 1/4th inch elastic for the wrist.

Add 1 inch to the front and back pieces length, below the dress length line to make a floor length nightgown.

Cut a ruffle so the nightgown will reach the floor.  I cut mine at 3 inches by 44 inches.  It can be anywhere from 33-44 inches long, depending how full you want your ruffle.

Follow the pattern directions as written, adding 4 inches of 1/4th inch elastic into the sleeve hem when you hem it, and gathering and attaching the ruffle to the hem before you stitch up the back.  It’s easier to hem the ruffle before you attach it to the nightgown.

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Make a snuggly nightgown for your 18 inch doll with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern.

Make a snuggly nightgown for your 18 inch doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #nightgown #ohsewkat

Your dolls will be ready to snuggle into bed in a new, cozy nightgown.  See more ways to sew the mix and match Bloomer Buddies pattern here and here.

Click HERE to purchase the Bloomer Buddies Pattern for 18 inch Dolls.

Click HERE to find the pattern in other sizes and value bundles.

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Step it Up! Series: Make a Doll Nightgown with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern for Dolls

Sewing doll clothes this weekend?  Snuggle up!  Use the simple to sew Bloomer Buddies PDF pattern to turn the dress into a snuggly nightgown for your doll. This easy pattern that you download and print on your home computer will work on any size doll.  Use this simple pattern hack to the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern to Step it Up!


Make a nightgown for your 18 inch doll like American Girl or Our Generation with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #nightgown #ohsewkat #18inchdolls

First, you need the Bloomer Buddies pattern. It’s available in three sizes where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.  Print out the pieces for the dress with short sleeves.

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

You will need to make a few minor adjustments to the pattern pieces.  You may be able to lengthen the pieces on the original printout, or you may need to cut it out and then tape it to a fresh sheet of paper first, depending on the size doll you are sewing for.

Using the short sleeve pattern piece, and THIS TUTORIAL, you will need to lengthen the sleeve pattern piece to make it a long sleeve.   Measure down from the side edge, not the center, and draw your new sleeve hem edge straight across, not curved.  For this 18 inch doll nightgown, I lengthened my sleeve by 3 1/2 inches, and used a 3/8th hem/elastic casing.  I used 4 inches of elastic for the wrist.

Sew the dress as directed by the pattern. Choose a snuggly flannel or pretty cotton for your nightgown.  The nightgown Grace is wearing below, is the same dress length as the dress length pattern lines.

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Luciana is ready to hop into bed in her Bloomer Buddies nightgown!

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Another option is to add a pretty ruffle to the bottom of the dress length.  Here I used a piece of a jelly roll, that was 2 1/2 x 40 inches long. A jelly roll is a quilting fabric precut of 20-45 2 1/2 inch strips like this one Ad:  https://amzn.to/2VNxmED.  I keep a few on hand to use as precut dress and skirt ruffles.  I used one end of the same strip to cut the yoke.  Any size ruffle will do; you can choose how long you want your doll’s nightgown to be.

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Your dolls will be ready to snuggle into bed in a new, cozy nightgown.  See more ways to sew the mix and match Bloomer Buddies pattern here and here.  Be sure to pin these images to save them for later!

Make a nightgown for your 18 inch doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

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Make a Classic, Holiday Doll Dress with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern

Are you looking for a simple sewing pattern to make doll clothes gifts this season?  You’ll find a whole selection of easy level sewing patterns that you print at home from Oh Sew Kat!  Take a look around the website, especially the Inspiration Gallery, and see all the fun ways you can make a simple pattern look completely special and unique!

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a classic Christmas dress with the easy to sew, step by step tutorial PDF Sewing pattern Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat! Also available in other popular doll sizes like Bitty Baby and Wellie Wishers. #christmasdress #holidaycrafts #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #americangirldoll

Try this easy version of the Bloomer Buddies pattern.  A classic green, Kona cotton, a red ruffle (I used pregathered eyelet), some red baby piping, and a holly felt cut out will give you the perfect classic Christmas dress for your 18 inch or other sized doll.  She will be ready for her photo with Santa!

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Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a classic Christmas dress with the easy to sew, step by step tutorial PDF Sewing pattern Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat! Also available in other popular doll sizes like Bitty Baby and Wellie Wishers. #christmasdress #holidaycrafts #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #americangirldoll

I used my Big Shot Die Cutter and some felt to make the cute little holly accent for this dress. You could easily use your cricut machine or other e-cutter as well!

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a classic Christmas dress with the easy to sew, step by step tutorial PDF Sewing pattern Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat! Also available in other popular doll sizes like Bitty Baby and Wellie Wishers. #christmasdress #holidaycrafts #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #americangirldoll

I just love this classic look for the holidays! Make this dress for Disney Animators or 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers dolls too!

Find the Bloomer Buddies Pattern for 18 inch dolls (like American Girl, Our Generation, and more) here and see more ideas to make with it here and here.

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Step it Up Series: Make a Long Sleeved Dress for Dolls with this Easy Bloomer Buddies Pattern Hack

Make a holiday doll dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #diyholiday #holidaycraft #christmas

The Bloomer Buddies is already a very, versatile pattern.  With three lengths for both the top/dress and bloomers, you can mix and match to create an entire wardrobe for your doll.  Take that pattern one step farther with this easy pattern hack to make the long sleeved dress version. (This also will work for the top!)

The Bloomer Buddies pattern is currently available in 3 sizes, for 18 inch dolls, for 16 inch Disney Animators’ dolls, and for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers/Glitter Girls sized dolls.  Find the pattern HERE.

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

Easily make a long sleeve dress or top with a short sleeve pattern.

Cut out all of your pattern pieces, including the sleeve.  Fold your paper along the sleeve’s fold line, or tape it to the top of a new sheet of paper that is folded in half lengthwise and cut it out.  You now have a full sleeve piece.  Measure your dolls arm, from the center point between the shoulder and elbow, down to the wrist where you want the sleeve to end on your doll. 

On your new sheet of paper, measure down from the bottom corners of the sleeve this same amount and extend those side lines.  Connect the ends of these new lines across the middle in a straight line.  Cut out your new sleeve pattern piece and follow the pattern instructions to make the top or dress.  For my polka dot dress shown here, I extended the sleeve by 3 inches for the 18 inch doll.  If you are not using any trim at the cuffs, or want to use elastic, use 3 1/2 inches.

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Make a long sleeved dress with the short sleeve Bloomer Buddies pattern.

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What other short sleeve patterns do you have that you can also make with long sleeves or vice versa?  Find more tutorials and pattern hacks on the Tutorials page.  Visit the Bloomer Buddies Inspiration Gallery HERE.

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70s Style Calico Top for Julie Albright from Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern

Here is an easy 1970s style top to make for your American Girl doll, Julie.  Julie is the BeForever character from 1974.  I was seven years old in 1975, and I had a top that looked just like this one, red fabric and all, but the print was of mushrooms.  I used “Little Ruby” fabric for this imitation calico top and the Oh Sew Kat! Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern.

Make a retro 1970’s themed outfit for Julie and other dolls with this easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Make a 70s inspired doll top for American Girl doll Julie Albright with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #julie #1970sfashions #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

This outfit was inspired by THIS PIN.  For this outfit, I didn’t make any adjustments to the Bloomer Buddies pattern.  In order to be more authentic, next time I might add a seam allowance and make the front open with buttons.  That will stay on my “to do” list for now.  🙂

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

It’s easy to add pockets to any pattern, especially square pockets.  I add the pockets after the front is complete, before I add the sleeves as it’s a little easier to work with a flat item than a rounded one.

Figure out what size you want your finished pocket.  On this blouse, my pockets measure one inch square.  Add 1/2 inch to the width, and the length for seam allowances.  I cut my pieces 1 1/2 inch square. With right sides together, sew three sides of the pocket, and turn right side out. Press well, folding the unfinished edge to the inside.

I put my top on my doll, and use scotch tape (the magic, transparent kind) to hold the pockets in place. It’s easier to sew over tape than pins that are longer than your pocket! Use a top stitch or edge foot if you have one to get nice topstitching around the three lower sides of the pocket.  Complete the top as directed by the pattern.

Make a calico top for Julie and her friends- inspired by the seventies.

Make a calico 70s style top for Julie American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns by oh sew kat. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #juliedoll #sewingpattern

Complete the 70s inspired look with an easy headscarf. Find the full tutorial HERE.

Free tutorial and pattern for a 70s retro headscarf for dolls.

Doll scarf tutorial by ohsewkat. Easy sewing pattern for a doll headscarf 70s style. #70s #headscarf #bandana #americangirl #ohsewkat #sewingtutorial #easypattern
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What other outfits will you make for your Julie doll or her friends?  Find more 70s inspiration here in my Inspiration Gallery, as well as here and here.  Don’t forget to visit and follow my Julie inspired Pinterest board!

Make 1970’s fashions for your dolls with the Oh Sew Kat! Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern.

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