Step it Up Series: Fun Bias Tape Trimmed Hems

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Here is a way to make a big impact on the look of a skirt or dress with very little effort! Double fold bias tape!!

Use premade Bias tape for a fun hem accent to your 18 inch Doll Clothes

I love my patterned bias tapes. They add a quick and fun accent with very little effort. I prefer 1/2 inch double fold bias tape for the easiest application. You can look on You Tube for more detailed instructions to attach bias tape to your doll clothes. I simply open up the tape, (if one side is longer than the other, that goes on the inside of the garment), and line the raw edge in with the fold crease. I close the tape, and pin in place. When I sew, I sew from the right side, using my edge foot so my stitches are close to the edge but not on it. You can also apply bias tape in two steps. Open out the tape and sew the raw edge to the inside of your garment. (Right side of tape to wrong side of garment.) Fold the tape back in place with the raw edge neatly inside. Stitch on the right side of the garment just inside the edge.

I buy most of my bias tape on Etsy and at Home Sew. You need about a yard for an 18 inch doll’s gathered skirt. You can also make your own, with your cutting tools, an iron and this kit Ad: Bias Tape Makers.

Here are some fun examples that I have sewn for 18 inch American Girl dolls and 14.5 inch Welliewishers Dolls. It looks like I tend to pull my bias tape out at holiday times!! 🙂

This Valentine's Day, show your 18 inch doll some love with beautiful DIY doll clothes you make yourself with easy PDF Sewing patterns from OH Sew Kat! Print at home patterns with full photo tutorials make it easy to sew your own doll clothes, even for a beginner.

Courtney is wearing the Twinkle Twirl Skirt with a red, striped bias hem. Find the hack to add the ruffle to the Playtime Peasant Blouse here.

Stripes and snowmen! Make a Backyard Bibs and Jumping Jack turtleneck outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat!

Samantha is looking festive and cozy in her Backyard Bibs and Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt. I used the bias tape for the hem, the straps, and the waistband. Find the pattern bundle here.

Easy to Sew Doll Clothes using pre made Bias Trim for an Accent hemline

Fall Halloween Dress sewing pattern for Wellie Wishers and other size dolls. Easy sewing pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #halloween #dolldress #welliewishers #ohsewkat

Bias tape hems can make such a statement. Here Camille is wearing the Party Time Peasant Dress with a black and white striped bias tape hem.

If you don’t have an premade bias tape, you can either make your own, or you can create the same look with a very narrow hem band. Ashlynne’s cute pink panda bear outfit is made with the HalterAlls pattern.

Make a ruffled twirl skirt for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with this easy tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! More PDF Sewing patterns for dolls available!

Another Twinkle Twirl Skirt with striped bias tape hem. Kelly’s top is the Popsicle Top pattern. Find both patterns in my ETSY SHOP.

It’s easy to make your own doll clothes. Try bias tape for a quick and easy accent hem.

Make an 80s vibe fashion statement for Courtney American Girl doll with easy and free sewing patterns from OH Sew kat.

This rainbow bias tape was found prepackaged at Joann’s, like this one Ad: Double Fold Bias Tape. You can also use solid colors as well. Here, Courtney has a Four Season Skirt with a rainbow hem- for a fun 80s vibe! Her top was made with the Popsicle Top pattern and looks just like the one from her collection at American Girl! Get the Four Season Skirt pattern FREE right HERE.

Make an easy doll dress for your American Girl doll with the step by step PDF Sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Patterns fit 18 inch American Girl and Our Generation Dolls, as well as Disney ILY dolls.

Poppy’s halloween dress was made with the Party Time Peasant Dress. This is my favorite pattern to mix and match holiday prints for a fun and festive outfit and I offer it in 6 doll sizes from 8-18 inches! This bias trim includes a little lace crochet edge but it was attached the same way; I just put the raw edge of the skirt into the fold and stitched along the edge. See more skirts with this same trim HERE.

Show your 18 inch doll some love this Valentine's Day with the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress sewing pattern for American Girl dolls. Find more beginner patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Here’s another Party Time Peasant Dress– Grace is ready for Valentine’s Day!! I shop on Etsy and at Home Sew to find my patterned bias tapes so I always have a fun assortment on hand. See how to make the Party Time Dress with long sleeves HERE.

Make a holiday jumper for your 18 inch American Girl doll with a very easy jumper pattern by ohsewkat

Such cute and tiny snowglobes!! Nicki’s Easy Up Jumper is trimmed in cute red gingham bias tape. Bias tape works on non gathered skirts too (and takes less tape.) It accents her fun striped socks and cozy red Jumping Jack Turtleneck. You can find more ideas for this simple to sew jumper here and here. Find the Jump into Fall bundle with both of these patterns in my Etsy shop HERE.

I hope you will try the fun, patterned bias tapes on the market to give your doll clothes a lot of accent for very little effort!! Don’t forget to follow me on facebook and see new sewing ideas daily!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Jump into Fall PDF Pattern Bundle for Dolls by OhSewKat

Make classic doll clothes for fall with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Digital download sewing patterns are easy to follow for beginners with full tutorials and lots of options.

Are you looking to sew Back to School or Fall Fashions for your 18 inch Dolls like American Girl? Check out the Jump into Fall two pattern bundle from Oh Sew Kat on Etsy!

Easy sewing pattern bundle for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF patterns by ohsewkat for diy dollclothes

This PDF pattern bundle is sized for 14.5 inch Welliewishers dolls, as well as the standard 18 inch play dolls. It includes the Easy Up! Jumper, and the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set, giving you lots of mix and match options!! You can make ALL of these outfits with these two patterns!!

The Easy Up! Jumper can be made with or without the faux button placket, and it can be made reversible as well.

Classic houndstooth jumper for 18 inch dolls- make it with the Easy Up Sewing Pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat
18 inch doll clothes sewing pattern knit turtleneck shorts and jumper by Oh Sew Kat! Easy pdf digital sewing patterns for dolls.

The Jumping Jack Sewing Pattern includes shorts, turtleneck, and a reversible, smock style jumper.

See more photos and ideas for the Jumping Jack PDF Pattern HERE and HERE as well as in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Simple sewing pattern doll jumper by ohsewkat

See more ideas for the Easy Up! Jumper pattern HERE and in the Inspiration Gallery.

Make Fall Fashions for 18 inch Dolls with Easy PDF Patterns from OhSewKat.

Jumping Jack sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat

Find the Jump into Fall Bundle for 18 inch Dolls HERE

Find the Jump into Fall Bundle for 14.5 inch Dolls HERE.

Both patterns are also sold separately!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Easy UP Jumper for Back to School

Maryellen Larkin is ready for school in a rose covered Easy Up! Jumper. Sew doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

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.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Easy Up! Jumper for Bitty Baby™ Dolls

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

The simple to sew Easy Up! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern is now available sized for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins from American Girl. Quick and easy, even reversible. Find more baby doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

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.

The simple to sew Easy Up! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern is now available sized for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins from American Girl. Quick and easy, even reversible. Find more baby doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

Sandi’s Bitty Twin™ has a reversible Easy Up! jumper on- the other side is lavender with printed pleats. FUN!!

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 15 inch Baby Dolls: The Easy Up! Jumper

The simple to sew Easy Up! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern is now available sized for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins from American Girl. Quick and easy, even reversible. Find more baby doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

The Easy Up! Jumper Sewing Pattern is now available Sized for 15 inch Baby Dolls

The simple to sew Easy Up! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern is now available sized for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins from American Girl. Quick and easy, even reversible. Find more baby doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

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 simple to sew Easy Up! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern is now available sized for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins from American Girl. Quick and easy, even reversible. Find more baby doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

The Easy Up! Jumper pattern will look great over a Playtime Peasant Top, or a Jumping Jack Turtleneck Pattern (I used the 18 inch size in my photos).

The simple to sew Easy Up! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern is now available sized for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins from American Girl. Quick and easy, even reversible. Find more baby doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

Find ideas to sew the Easy Up! Jumper in the Oh Sew Kat! Inspiration Gallery HERE. Get your copy of the pattern HERE.

Sew easy Doll Clothes for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins with PDF Sewing Patterns

The simple to sew Easy Up! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern is now available sized for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins from American Girl. Quick and easy, even reversible. Find more baby doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make Adorable Easter Dresses for Your Dolls with easy Sewing Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Girls and dolls alike will fall in love with pretty, Easter fashions that you sew yourself with the easy to follow PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find a full selection of patterns for dolls that are 18 inches, 16 inches, 15 inches, and 14.5-15 inches in the OH SEW Kat Etsy shop and download and sew today!

Easter Dresses for Your Dolls- DIY Doll Clothes

Click on the photos to go right to the post. Click on the description’s pattern name, to go to the Inspiration Gallery for each pattern. Find all the patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop for instant download.

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

Easter Inspiration to Make Your Own Doll Clothes

Easy Up! Easter jumper. Make a quick outfit for your American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from Ohsewkat

Luciana is wearing the Easy Up! Jumper with a Playtime Peasant Time Top. Read more HERE.

Make an easy skirt for your 18 inch doll with the very easy FOUR SEASON SKIRT- a free pdf sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find more patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop and download and sew today.

Luciana’s Easter Egg Skirt was made from the FREE pattern: The Four Season Skirt. Get your copy in 3 sizes HERE.

Make an Easter dress for 18 inch dolls with the easy to sew Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern. Great beginner sewing printable tutorial; find a large selection of budget friendly sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.

Joss has an Everything Nice overskirt over a polka dot Sugar n Spice Dress. Perfect!! See more!

Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat! Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today. Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks. #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll

Emily’s dress is a cute hack of the Sugar n Spice pattern. See how I made it HERE.

Make an Easter outfit for your wellie wishers dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Camille loves her bunny version of the Backyard Bibs pattern. Her pink top is the Playtime Peasant Top pattern. Find more info HERE.

Picnic Play Easy Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl by OhSEWKat. Find more pdf printable tutorials in my OhSewKat Etsy shop. Great for beginners!

Joss’ outfit isn’t a dress, but the bunnies are perfect on this Picnic Play set. See more info on it HERE.

Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat! Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today. Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks. #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll

Kelly’s bunny dress is a hack of the Sugar n Spice dress pattern. Read all about it HERE.

Make an Easter Dress for your 18 inch doll from American Girl with easy, digital PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress for wellie wishers also available. #easterdress #dollclothes

Dress up your solid Sugar n Spice Dresses with festive overskirts. Read about it HERE and HERE.

Make an Easter outfit for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF Sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download and sew today! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls

Riley’s Playtime Peasant Top has cute bunnies to match the pink gingham Backyard Bibs. Find more info HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Meet the Doll Model: Nicki Fleming, 2007 Girl of the Year from American Girl

Backyard Bibs sewing pattern PDF for 18 inch dolls clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

More about Nicki Fleming- the 2007 Girl of the Year

Nicki Fleming, was the Girl of the Year™ released by American Girl® in 2007. She was born in 1997 and lives near Denver, Colorado. She has a brother, Adam, and two sisters, Rebecca and Cristine. Her biggest loves are animals and helping others. Above, she’s dressed in a snowman jumper made with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Nicki’s fashions from American Girl® are casual with a western flair. She loves to take walks and to go skiing! Her horse is named Jackson, and it is a lot of work to care for him, but she loves it. Her wardrobe includes a cowboy styled hat, boots, and riding chaps.

Nicki has curly, carmel colored hair, watery blue eyes, and a splash of freckles across her face. She’s a beauiful doll and her story will pull you in to her world of helping animals and training service dogs, like Sprocket™. Nicki’s jumper (below) is made of a soft batik fabric that looks almost like a denim! I used the Easy Up Jumper and the Jumping Jack Turtleneck (bundle available here!) for her outfit. See more ideas for this pattern HERE.

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

Nicki joined the Oh Sew Kat! modeling group in 2018. I bought her from American Girl in 2007, the year she came out. My daughter, was five at the time. She had a doll, but not an American Girl doll. Nicki was the first doll to have freckles, light blue eyes, and a tint of red hair just like my daughter. The next year, however, I took Molly to American Girl Place in New York City to select her first doll- and she chose Mia. Mia looks a lot like Nicki, so I just kept Nicki hidden. For YEARS!!! LOL. One day, I pulled her out of the closet, to maybe sell her, and just fell in love with her innocent look. She has since earned her keep as the perfect Oh Sew Kat! model. 🙂

You can read more about Nicki in her story: Ad: https://amzn.to/3cEP0VZ. You can still sometimes find them on Amazon and at American Girl, or your local library.

Nicki’s red bandana outfit (below) was made with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF pattern. Find the instructions HERE.

Make your Nicki Fleming American Girl Doll a Special Wardrobe with OhSewKat Sewing Patterns

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Teeny Tiny Snowmen – Holiday Outfits for Dolls

The Backyard Bibs pattern is quick and simple to sew- plus you can add your own unique flair to each and every one. I reach for this pattern over and over, no matter the season! Find the sewing pattern HERE.

Use fun holiday fabrics to make your own “one of a kind” doll clothes

Stripes and snowmen! Make a Backyard Bibs and Jumping Jack turtleneck outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat!

Your dress can look completely different just by changing the shirt color you pair it with. (Both the red and black shirts were made using the Jumping Jack pattern.) The red gives it a more “Christmas” feel where the black could be worn into January a well. Instead of tights, try fun, striped socks and boots. I found this striped bias tape in a sewing catalog- they offer it in a few colors and patterns. It’s such a fun accent for waistbands, hems and straps in the perfect scale for dolls.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Backyard Bibs sewing pattern PDF for 18 inch dolls clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make one of a kind doll clothes with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns.

Although this Easy Up! Jumper is not the exact same fabric as the one above, it is a coordinating print and gives the same effect. Teeny tiny snow globes! I purchase most of my fabric at AD: Fat Quarter Shop. This jumper would also look stunning over the black turtleneck shirt as well. Find the Easy Up! Jumper pattern here.

Make a holiday jumper for your 18 inch American Girl doll with a very easy jumper pattern by ohsewkat

Have some fun mixing and matching prints and create your own one of a kind fashions for your dolls with easy to sew, Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns. The Easy Up! Jumper and Backyard Bibs are easy to sew up in just one afternooon! Try one or both today!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Fashion Feature: Add Pockets to Your Doll Clothes

There are so many ways to change up your sewing patterns to create your own unique doll clothes. One of my favorite fashion features is to add a pocket (or two) to a simple garment. Some of my patterns include pattern pieces to add a pocket (HalterAlls for example) but any square or circle scrap of fabric can work too.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

It’s easy to add pockets to doll clothes sewing

Enjoy these outfits that POP with the addition of pockets.

Make your own doll clothes for 15 inch Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins dolls with Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat on Etsy. Download and sew today! Full color step by step tutorial directions for beginners.
Backyard Bibs
Make a 50s style gingham smock dress for BeForever character Maryellen or other 18 inch dolls with this easy Pattern Hack. Add pockets to the Bloomer Buddies easy sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! with this simple tutorial. #sewingpattern #50sfashions #dollclothes #patternhack #ohsewkat
Bloomer Buddies
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Sandbox Shorts
Doll clothes sewing pattern tutorial by ohsewkat for doll clothes for Julie BeForever doll. #easypattern #sewingpattern #tutorial #americangirl #dollclothes #ohsewkat
Bloomer Buddies
Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat
Sixth Grade Skirt
Use the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern to make a cute, nautical outfit for your doll like American girl Kit or other 18 inch dolls. Easy beginner sewing pattern tutorials from Oh Sew Kat! in my etsy store.
Backyard Bibs

Make your own doll clothes with fun pocket accents.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

My Oh Sew Kat! Testers love pockets too!! Michele is my pocket QUEEN! Pam, Sophie, and Shirley also add stunning accents to outfits with their pockets. Be inspired to try a few pockets on your next outfits.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.
Picnic Play
Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.
Backyard Bibs
Make adorable Backyard Bibs outfits for your 16 inch Animators dolls with this easy sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Also available sized for 18 and 14 inch dolls on Etsy. #animators #dollclothes
Backyard Bibs
Make a reversible jumper for your 14 inch Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level pattern. #ohsewkat #welliewisher #sewingpattern #falljumper #dollclothes #halloweenoutfit
Easy Up Jumper
Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
Easy. Up Jumper
Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.
Backyard Bibs
Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.
Backyard Bibs
Make a playful overalls outfit for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls. Backyard Bibs by Oh Sew Kat! is easy and quick to sew! #welliewishers #sewingpattern
Backyard Bibs
Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
Easy Up Jumper
HalterAlls sewing pattern for American Girl dolls
HalterAlls

What outfit will you add cute pockets to?

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Easy Up! Jumper Pattern Hack: How to Make A Pull on Dress with an Open Back

Use beginner level Oh Sew Kat! Pdf sewing patterns to make beautiful doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with print at home photo tutorial patterns.  Large selection in 5 popular doll sizes in OhSewKat shop on Etsy.

The Easy Up! Jumper is quick to sew and makes a no closure jumper that pulls up over your doll’s feet. The technique is easy to follow, but sometimes you may prefer a dress that has a back closure for simple dressing. It’s simple to make the Easy Up! Jumper with a back closure instead. Start with the Easy Up! pattern for 18 inch or 14.5 inch Dolls. Find it in my Etsy Shop HERE.

Use this hack to make a summer beach jumper like Joss’s coral dress.

Easy Up! Jumper Pattern Hack for Dolls- Give it a back closure.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
New sewing pattern for dolls! Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find more patterns and a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
  1. Cut out 1 front and 1 front lining according to the pattern directions.
  2. Cut out your two back pieces, adding 1/2 inch to the edge marked FOLD on the pattern piece. Do not put it on a fold. (You can also print a second copy of your pattern, and add the 1/2 inch to your piece and cut it out that way.). Do the same for the back lining.
  3. You now have 1 front, 1 front lining, 2 backs, and 2 back linings.
  4. Because the jumper does not have to go on over the feet, you can opt to leave out the elastic straps if you like. I just folded mine and sewed them closed, using a 4 inch strap for 18 inch dolls and a 2.5 inch strap for the 14.5 inch dolls. (If making the elastic straps, follow the pattern).
  5. Follow the pattern instructions to add lining, pleat triangles, and straps.
  6. Kat’s Tip: Use a small safety pin to pin the back edges together while you attach the back straps. This will make it easier to ensure you get the jumper straps sewn in the right places, as it will now more closely look like the pattern instructions.
  7. Press up your hem but do not sew it.
  8. Serge or zig zag stitch your back edges, being sure to catch the lining. Fold in 1/2 inch and press (or turn under 1/4th, then 1/4th again). Add hook and loop tape.
  9. Stitch your hem.

Make your Easy Up! Jumper with a back closure for easy dressing.

Use beginner level Oh Sew Kat! Pdf sewing patterns to make beautiful doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with print at home photo tutorial patterns.  Large selection in 5 popular doll sizes in OhSewKat shop on Etsy.

Isn’t this little birdie fabric so sweet for spring? I just love the fresh lilac and lavender colors. See more Easy Up! Jumper ideas here and here.

Use beginner level Oh Sew Kat! Pdf sewing patterns to make beautiful doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with print at home photo tutorial patterns.  Large selection in 5 popular doll sizes in OhSewKat shop on Etsy.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!