Brand New Dress Sewing Pattern for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins from OhSewKat!
The Sugar n Spice PDF pattern includes the short sleeve dress, sleeveless pinafore, plus 5 easy dress up accessories to mix and match with unlimited options. (No sew tutu, hooded cape, apron, overskirt, and reversible corset.). Also available for 18 inch dolls, Animators, and Welliewishers in the OhSewKat etsy shop.
How is your favorite team doing so far? Every day can be Game Day with all of the fun team fabrics available in stores and online. With fun plaids, patchworks, logo scatters and more you can mix and match your school logos and colors to create your own Game Day Doll Fashions. Oh Sew Kat! patterns are simple to sew and let your team spirit shine.
Get your 18″ or other sized doll ready for Game Day with Sewing Patterns from OhSewKat and fun team fabrics!
The Backyard Bibs pattern is perfect to show off your team logos and team colors. Riley is a big Villanova basketball fan and can’t wait for the season to get started!
The dolls at our house like to get behind their favorite football teams too!! Like the Virginia Tech Hokies, and the NC State Wolfpack. Blaire’s cute dress is made from the Sunshine Dress pattern using this TUTORIAL to leave off the sleeves.
Keep your Game Day outfit super simple with the free FOUR SEASON SKIRT pattern and a Popsicle Top. Add fun hair bows (make them on your Cricut machine like in THIS POST) and tennis shoes to complete the look. Find this free pattern in 3 sizes HERE.
Easy to sew Game Day Doll Clothes are Fun for you and your 18″ doll too!
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
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.
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!
Both Lengths: Use pattern labelled Dress Length for bodice
Mid Calf Ruffle: 3 x 24 inches
Full Length Ruffle: 4.5 x 24 inches
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
Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat! To make a Holiday Nightgown
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.
Use the Easy UP! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern for Cute Back to School outfits for Dolls
Maryellen is ready to hit the books in her Easy Up! Jumper and black turtleneck (made with the Jumping Jack pattern). This pull on style jumper can also be made reversible for two looks in one. Find the pattern HERE. See more ideas for this simple PDF Sewing Pattern here and here. It’s available in 3 doll sizes.
What dolls are the Oh Sew Kat! patterns designed for and where can I buy them?
Oh Sew Kat! offers PDF Sewing patterns that are perfect for all ages and skill levels. The patterns are designed to be a great first project for a beginner sewist with clear photos and instructions for every single step.
There are currently 5 sizes of dolls that Oh Sew Kat! offers patterns for. They all have unique body shapes, so some patterns translate more easily to other sizes than others. Some doll sizes sell better than others- so if a certain size requires a fair amount of work, it may not be worth it based on sales trends. At Oh Sew Kat!, I try to stay focused on the most popular doll sizes (those made by American Girl®, 18 inch, 15 inch baby, and 14.5 inch) yet still offer a selection for a few less popular sizes (16 inch A Girl for All Time® and Disney Animators – which are different than Disney Toddler Dolls). Click on the photos to go directly to that size doll section of my Etsy Shop.
The most popular doll size on the market, by far, is the 18 inch vinyl play doll. You can find these dolls made by American Girl®, Our Generation, Pottery Barn, My Life (Walmart), and probably a few others. They are not posable (meaning their arms and legs stay straight and do not bend) and some have cloth bodies and some have vinyl or plastic bodies. I use the dolls from American Girl® as my models and design the patterns for them.
Shop for 14.5 inch Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns
A few years ago, American Girl® dropped the Bitty Twins™ line, and came out with the Welliewishers™. These 14.5 inch dolls are the perfect segway for younger girls who are moving past their baby dolls, but are not quite ready for the bigger, 18 inch dolls. The Welliewishers™ are sold by American Girl® to include stories, props, scenes, outfits, and tv shows or videos. Their eyes do not close. Their popularity has grown, and Our Generation came out with their own version, the Glitter Girls, who are the same size. I’ve also heard about dolls this size being available at Big Lots stores (Style Girls).
Shop for 15 inch Baby Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns
So many little girls just love to play mommy and are enthralled with all things baby doll. My models are the current Bitty Baby™ from American Girl®, as well as the retired Bitty Twins™, which are basically a Bitty Baby™ doll with hair and were available in different skin tones, as well as boys and girls. Bitty Baby has a fabric body and is wider and shorter than her 18 inch big sister, but sometimes she can wear the same clothes or use the same patterns with just a few minor adjustments.
Shop for 16 inch A Girl for All Time® Doll Clothes
I offer patterns for two very different 16 inch dolls. The first, A Girl for All Time Dolls,® are thin, with a plastic body, and moveable joints. Their eyes do not close. They are also referred to as BJD (ball jointed dolls). They are mostly historical characters, but they have a few modern sisters as well, such as my Bex doll, shown the green top below. My other AGAT doll is the 60s character, Sam. These dolls are new on the doll scene and can sometimes be hard to get a hold of.
Shop for Animators’ Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns
The second 16″ doll I make patterns for is the Disney Animator Doll. These dolls are available only at the Disney store or Disney online store. They are much less expensive- and hard plastic bodies with straight limbs and non closing eyes. These dolls are great for younger play dolls and come in most all the favorite characters, both boys and girls. My collection includes Rapunzel, Belle, Ariel, Elsa, Anna, and a few others. They are all the same brand of dolls, but some of them are a little taller than others. (Especially Anna, who is about an inch shorter than her big sister, Elsa.). Disney also offers a complete line of My First Princess and Disney Toddler dolls. I do not have any of them, but I am sure there are comparison charts on Google if you want to compare them. My patterns fit the Disney Animator line specifically, and also will fit a much older doll, called a Galoob doll. (Google it, they are funny!!)
So how do I decide if or when to resize a pattern for a different size doll? Well, I don’t really have one answer. Sometimes I make them all at the same time (Twinkle Twirl Skirt and Backyard Bibs for example). Sometimes I roll them out one at a time but all in a row (HalterAlls). Sometimes they don’t get resized- or sometimes I just haven’t gotten to it yet. Not all patterns will work for all dolls- for example, I’m not sure the Jumping Jack open sided jumper will fit properly and hang right over the Animators’ toddler bellies. And sometimes it just depends on the season or what I feel inspired to work on.
Do you sew for 15″ baby dolls like Bitty Baby™ and Bitty Twins™ dolls made by American Girl®. Oh Sew Kat! has a large selection of patterns and value bundles designed specifically for this size doll. Find them HERE.
Free Baby Doll Bloomers Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
When I released the Spring Shine Dress for 15″ baby dolls, I wrote the pattern to include the bloomers to go under the dress. As I created the most recent release, the Easy Up! Jumper, I took the time to turn the bloomers into its own stand alone pattern. This pattern is included when your purchase the Easy Up! Jumper as a second PDF download. Now, I want to offer this pattern to the subscribers of my email list for FREE!!!
If you are already a member of the Oh Sew Kat! Chat email list, you won’t be joined again but will be directed to your free pattern file. If you are not currently a member, you will be added to my list- don’t worry, I don’t spam you. I send out an inspiration email on the 1st of every month, and a mid month promo plus any new pattern releases.
Free Bloomers Pattern to Fit Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins
Thank you for not sharing the free patterns I offer. Pin the image above or share the link with your friends so they can come and get their free copy as well!
These Bitty Baby™ and Bitty Twin™ dolls are too cute in their reversible Easy Up! Jumpers, made by the Oh Sew Kat! testers. The Basic Baby Bloomers pattern is included in the Etsy Listing when you purchase the pattern as my gift to you!
15″ Baby Doll Jumpers- Easy Up! PDF Sewing Pattern
Michele (above) chose an undersea print for her jumper, while Carly (below) kept the solid denim jumper but added cute buttons to match the peasant top and bloomers underneath. Both looks are perfection!
Find the easy to sew Easy Up! PDF Pattern HERE in my Etsy Shop.
Sandi’s Bitty Twin™ has a reversible Easy Up! jumper on- the other side is lavender with printed pleats. FUN!!
The Easy Up! Jumper Sewing Pattern is now available Sized for 15 inch Baby Dolls
Make your Bitty Baby™ or Bitty Twins™ dolls an adorable, pull on jumper. The elastic straps make it easy to pull on over baby’s feet- no closures!! Use contrasting fabric on the cute kick pleat or choose to make it fully reversible. The pattern also includes a pattern piece and instructions to give the front a faux placket, trim it with lace or leave it plain.
Your Etsy purchase will also include a PDF file to make cute baby bloomers to go under it!! Find the pattern HERE. If you just want the free bloomers pattern, click HERE.
Make your Bitty Baby or Bitty Twins Dolls A Cute Jumper!
The Backyard Bibs pattern is available in 5 popular dolls sizes. The 15″ baby doll size is perfect for Bitty Baby™ and her friends, the retired Bitty Twins™. Find the pattern for baby dolls here. You can easily sew this outfit up in just an afternoon!
Does your Bitty Baby™ need some bloomers under her dress? Click HERE to get a free PDF Sewing Pattern for Basic Baby Bloomers by Oh Sew Kat!
Sew the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern for your Bitty Baby™ or Bitty Twins™ 15 inch dolls.
The Party Time Peasant Dress is super popular with sewists of all doll sizes. Find it in my Etsy Shop in 5 sizes: 18 inch for American Girl®, 14.5 Welliewishers™, 16 Animators’ and A Girl for All Time, and 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby™.