Make it Monday: Party Time Peasant Dress for your Doll’s Holidays

All of these dresses were made using the same, simple to sew pattern from Oh Sew Kat!- the Party Time Peasant Dress.

Last minute gift idea: Party Time Peasant Dresses for Dolls

The holidays are upon us!! Do you still need a quick gift for the doll love in your life? The Party Time Peasant Dress is the perfect solution! With an elastic neckline and optional elastic sleeves, you can stitch this beautiful doll dress up in no time flat. Digital PDF patterns mean you can download directly from my shop, print on your home computer, and be sewing without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

This popular Oh Sew Kat! pattern is available in five doll sizes: 18 inch dolls like American Girl®, 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators and A Girl for All Time®, 14-15 inch dolls like Ruby Red Fashion Friends™, Welliewishers™, Glitter Girls®, and Hearts for Hearts Dolls, 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby™ and Bitty Twins™, and also the 8″ Caring for Baby tiny doll from American Girl®. Find them all in the Oh Sew Kat! Shop! See the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Use the fun to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern to make your own DIY 18 inch doll clothes. Also available in other sizes in the OhSewKat etsy shop, download and print this easy pattern tutorial today.

Make the dress with long sleeves using this PATTERN HACK. I also made a pieced skirt like the Twinkle Twirl Skirt with a fat quarter fabric bundle from AD: The Fat Quarter Shop.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Playtime Peasant Top Long Nightgown Pattern Hack by OhSewKat!

Snuggle in and Snuggle up! Fall is on its way and your dolls need new, snuggly nightgowns! Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern and a few tweaks to make your perfect doll nightgown in six popular doll sizes.

Make Easy Nightgowns for Your American Girl Dolls

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!

You can make your nightgowns look exactly as you choose. Make the dress shorter and the ruffle longer. Or make the dress long with a short ruffle or just lace at the hem The choice is yours. I made at least one nightgown in each size, so I offer the “starting points” for you. Use them to create your perfect, cozy nightgown for dolls.

This pattern hack requires the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt Pattern. It’s available HERE in five popular doll sizes.

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.

Directions for Playtime Peasant Top Nightgown with Ruffle (All Sizes)

  • Cut 2 long sleeves according to the pattern.
  • To give your gown more of a flair at the bottom, print a second bodice pattern piece. Fold it in half and tape it to the top, left corner of a new piece of paper.
  • Trace the armhole and extend that side edge nearly to the bottom of the page.
  • Measure your bodice addition (see below for exact measurement for your size doll) inches below the bottom hem of the pattern piece. Draw a new line, intersecting the side line and continuing on beyond it.
  • Measure your width addition (see below for exact measurement for your size doll) from the side line, and make a dot. Connect the dot to the armhole as your new side edge. Cut out your new pattern piece and remove the original bodice piece. Mark the long edge as the center fold. Label your new piece and keep it for next time. Cut 2 of these new pieces, on the fold of fabric, one for the front and one for the back.
  • Cut ruffle to measurements as desired, or listed below.
  • For Ruffle: Zig zag or serge one long edge, press up 1/4th inch and hem. Gather the top (raw) long edge.
  • Assemble the pattern per the instructions, adding the ruffle in place of a hem in Step 11. Optional: Topstitch the ruffle after attaching it.

You really can’t go wrong with how long you make your gown or your ruffle. Below you will find my “starting point” for each size doll. Feel free to experiment and have fun with your own Playtime Peasant Top Nightgown!

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!

18″ American Girl Doll

  • Mid Calf Length: Add 1 inch to bodice + 1 inch width
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 3 1/2 inches x WOF (36-44 inches)
  • Full Length: Add 3 inches to bodice + 1 inch width
  • Full Length Ruffle: 3 1/2 x WOF (36-44 inches)
Make your 15 inch American Girl Bitty Baby 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 wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat! Also fits Bitty Twins.

15″ Bitty Baby or Bitty Twins Doll

  • Add one inch plus one inch width to bodice
  • Ruffle: 3 inches by 30 inches
Use the easy to sew Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing pattern to make a long, cozy nightgown for your favorite 16 inch Disney Animators Doll. Great gifts for granddaughters, daughters and nieces! More styles of print at home beginner level sewing patterns available.

16″ Animators’ Doll

  • Both Lengths: Add 2 inches to bodice plus 1 inch width
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 2.5 x 24 inches
  • Full Length Ruffle: 4.5 x 24 inches
Make your 14.5 inch Welliewishers 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 wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

14.5″ Welliewishers Doll

  • Both Lengths: Add 3 inches plus 1 inch width
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 2.5 x 20 inches
  • Full Length Ruffle: 3.25 x 20 inches

Make your 16 inch A Girl for All Time 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 wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

16″ A Girl for All Time Doll

  • Both Lengths: Use pattern labelled Dress Length for bodice
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 3 x 24 inches
  • Full Length Ruffle: 4.5 x 24 inches
Make your 8 inch American Girl Caring for Baby 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 wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

8″ Caring for Baby Doll

  • Add one inch to bodice front and back hem, and create the side lines about 1/th wider than the slant they are on.
  • Ruffle: 1.25 by 14 inches
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!

Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat! To make a Holiday Nightgown

Make a beautiful plaid flannel nightgown for your 18 inch American Girl or other sized doll with the pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! and the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing Pattern.

Find the PDF Sewing Pattern HERE. Change up your fabric for the perfect (and quick!) Holiday Nightgown for Dolls. I love the 70s vibe of this plaid fabric. It looks so great on Julie too. Find more ideas for Julie’s wardrobe HERE.

Make a 70s plaid nightgown for Julie Albright American Girl doll Beforever Character with the pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! and the PDF Sewing pattern: Playtime Peasant Top.

Easy to Sew Nightgowns for Dolls 8-18 inches

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Caring for Baby 8 inch doll Dress

The Oh Sew Kat! Testers are top notch! Take a look at these darling mini dresses Kathy made.

Party Time Peasant Dress Pattern for 8 inch Baby Doll

Sew for your 8 inch Caring for Baby Doll from American Girl. The Party Time Peasant Dress pattern is tiny but easy to sew with just a few scraps from OhSewKat. Find more PDF sewing patterns for dolls like 18 inch American Girl Dolls and Welliewishers.
Sew for your 8 inch Caring for Baby Doll from American Girl. The Party Time Peasant Dress pattern is tiny but easy to sew with just a few scraps from OhSewKat. Find more PDF sewing patterns for dolls like 18 inch American Girl Dolls and Welliewishers.

8″ Caring for Baby Doll Dress Sewing Pattern

Have you met this tiny cutie? Look at the fun dresses Kathy made for her 8 inch baby doll as she tested the Party Time Peasant Dress Sewing Pattern. She’s a tiny thing, so it doesn’t take much fabric. This pattern is not for the standard baby doll (15 inch Bitty Baby Doll – you can find the pattern to fit here HERE.)

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New! Sewing Pattern for 8″ Caring for Baby Doll

Yep, you read that right. American Girl® has released a new toy/accessory set for their 18 inch dolls. It’s an 8 inch baby and high chair set, for the bigger girls to “babysit” for. She’s like a tiny (and I mean tiny!) version of the Bitty Baby doll we all know and love. Introducing – the Party Time Peasant Dress for 8 inch Baby Dolls!

Make an easy doll dress for your 8 inch Caring for Baby doll from American Girl. This PDF sewing pattern is tiny but has simple instructions and will walk you through the tutorial to create your own doll clothes for the tiny baby doll.

Caring for Baby Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern

There are a few things that you will want to keep in mind when sewing for such tiny dolls. I learned many of them from my dear friend, Linda, over at Merry Manatees. The pieces and construction are very similar to the 18 inch dolls but on a much smaller scale. The good news is they take very little fabric!

Make an easy doll dress for your 8 inch Caring for Baby doll from American Girl. This PDF sewing pattern is tiny but has simple instructions and will walk you through the tutorial to create your own doll clothes for the tiny baby doll.

Sewing for 8 inch Baby Dolls- Party Time Dress for Caring Baby

Make an easy doll dress for your 8 inch Caring for Baby doll from American Girl. This PDF sewing pattern is tiny but has simple instructions and will walk you through the tutorial to create your own doll clothes for the tiny baby doll.

The Party Time Peasant Dress is a cute little dress with short or long sleeves (both are included in the pattern). You don’t have to fiddle with sleeve elastic unless you want to, and the hem and sleeves can use a rolled hem if you like. Have fun making tiny dresses with the newest OhSewKat PDF sewing pattern. Click HERE to get the pattern.

Make an easy doll dress for your 8 inch Caring for Baby doll from American Girl. This PDF sewing pattern is tiny but has simple instructions and will walk you through the tutorial to create your own doll clothes for the tiny baby doll.
Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!