DIY 1950s Fashions for 18 inch American Girl Dolls- Sunshine Dress with Overskirt

Make 1950’s fashions for your 18 inch American Girl® Doll like Maryellen Larkin with easy sewing patterns.

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

You can make iconic looking doll clothes for 1953 American Girl® character, Maryellen Larkin with Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns and hacks. Print the patterns on your home computer- find the full selection in the OhSewKat Etsy shop. Use these easy hacks (same pattern with slight changes) to make your doll a sweet wardrobe inspired by the Fabulous Fifties! Find more ideas for Maryellen in the Oh Sew Kat! 50s Gallery HERE.

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Make Maryellen a Shift Dress with Overskirt- Add pearls and gloves for a Fabulous Fifties Outfit

Sewing patterns for dolls 50s dress with removable overskirt- Make your Maryellen doll an iconic 50s roses dress with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat.

Make a floral 50s inspired dress for your Maryellen doll with the Sunshine Dress pattern.

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Sew a doll dress 3 with variations for more fashion options! #easytosew #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

The Sunshine Dress is a simple, A Line dress (with short sleeves) that is timeless through the decades. Use THIS tutorial to make a sleeveless shift dress and then add an overskirt, made with the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern for the “skirt over dress” look that was popular in the 50s and 60s. The overskirt can be worn with the opening in the back (above) or in front (below). Try different fabrics with the same patterns.

DIY doll clothes sewing patterns for Maryellen Larkin 18 inch American Girl Doll. Easy to sew PDF Patterns from OhSewKat.

Your doll can also wear the floral Sunshine shift dress all by itself for even more play value.

How to make a sleeveless shift dress for Maryellen 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

Find these and many other sewing patterns HERE. See more ideas for Maryellen’s fashions HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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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.

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Sewing 50s Fashions for Dolls

Sew your 18″ American Girl® doll some fun fashions for the 50s with easy Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

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

Visit the Oh Sew Kat! 50s Inspiration Gallery for ideas and links to sew the Oh Sew Kat! patterns with a fun, 50s flair. Your Maryellen Larkin™ doll with love fabulous fifties fashions that you made yourself!

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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
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 #18inchdoll #50sfashions #dollclothes #patternhack #ohsewkat
50s scarf doll tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing patterns for beginners to print and sew at home.
Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.
Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Step it Up Series: Eloise Outfit for Dolls

Make an Eloise inspired outfit for your 18 inch doll like American Girl with the easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Shop on etsy for a full selection of doll sewing patterns in five sizes, and visit ohsewkat.com to get a skirt pattern to try for FREE.

Make an Eloise Inspired Outfit for your 18 inch Doll

The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice patterns are mostly sold as one pattern or bundle. The 18 inch size was only created as one version, but both the 16 inch Animator and 14 inch Welliewisher™ sizes can be purchased as the Sugar n Spice dress pattern, the Everything Nice accessories pattern, or as the Sugar n Spice Everything Nice pattern bundle. Find them all in my Etsy Shop.

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Sewing Patterns for dolls by Oh Sew Kat 18 inch animators welliewishers

To make the black suspender skirt, an iconic look for Miss Eloise, I used the overskirt pattern, found in the Everything Nice accessories pattern. You might want to make it more full than the pattern calls for, but this basic, open back gathered skirt has a nice waistband. My fabric was 29 inches long, so that is what I used. I also took off 1 inch from the hem. Instead of a regular gathered skirt (which will still look very cute!) I pleated my fabric every 3/8th inch or so (I did not measure) and it fit perfectly to my waistband. If you choose to do this, I recommend cutting your skirt piece longer than you need and trimming to fit just in case.

18 inch doll sewing pattern for an Eloise inspired Suspender Skirt

Make an Eloise inspired outfit for your 18 inch doll like American Girl with the easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Shop on etsy for a full selection of doll sewing patterns in five sizes, and visit ohsewkat.com to get a skirt pattern to try for FREE.

Once you attach the skirt to the waistband, try it on your doll and mark or pin the strap placement. Pin the straps in place inside the skirt (front and back, being careful not to let them twist). On the front, sew a few stitches to secure the straps right in the center of the waistband. On the back, consider hiding your stitches in the hook and loop tape area or the topstitching. Sew the buttons to the front of the waistband where the straps meet the skirt, covering the stitches that attached the straps. For this outfit, I used 9.5 inches of black Fold over elastic for my straps. If using fabric, cut two pieces, 11 x 1.25 inches, folding in each long edge to the center and stitching in place.

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Easy doll Costume: Eloise inspired Suspender Skirt

Make an Eloise inspired outfit for your 18 inch doll like American Girl with the easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Shop on etsy for a full selection of doll sewing patterns in five sizes, and visit ohsewkat.com to get a skirt pattern to try for FREE.

I chose a Playtime Peasant Top for my Eloise costume because all the photos of her seem to have a baggy, almost untucked look to the front of her shirt. Even though it doesn’t have a collar, it still created the look I was after. You could easily add a collar to the bodice of the Sugar n Spice dress and make it into a blouse. You could also use the school blouse pattern from the Pleasant Company Molly’s Pretty Clothes patterns. You can find those at a site called AG Playthings. White knee socks and black mary jane style shoes can be found at American Girl®. See this POST for more doll shoe sources.

Add a bright read headband with this easy TUTORIAL and she’s ready for tea at the Plaza! Find Eloise stories on Ad: Amazon. See more pattern hacks and ideas for the Sugar n Spice dress HERE and HERE.

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Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat! Best Places to buy Doll Shoes

I often get asked where I buy the cute shoes my dolls wear with my outfits. As you can see, my dolls have not always had the fanciest footwear.

Be sure to check out my favorite way to organize my doll shoes in THIS POST.

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Easy pdf doll clothes for 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers™ and Glitter Girlsl from Oh Sew Kat on Etsy.
Organize your 18 inch doll's shoe collection in just 15 minutes. For less than $10 you can buy a set of book boxes and sort the shoes in rainbow order. It's pretty and functional and makes clean up easy! #dollshoes #organization

That works for some of the summer outfits… and sometimes I just crop out their feet 🙂 but at the same time, a well dressed doll deserves some perfect shoes to complete the perfect outfit. If you are looking for doll shoes, and don’t want to make your own, I’m sharing where I buy most of my shoes to help your doll shoe shopping needs! (Kendall’s outfit is made with the HalterAlls sewing pattern.)

American Girl offers trendy shoes for your 18 inch Dolls.

Villlanova Bibbed Skirt Doll Dress made with the Backyard Bibs easy PDF sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Great for all VU Wildcat Fans!

My favorite place to buy shoes is directly from American Girl®. They offer trendy styles (although pricey, especially if you have to buy the outfit to get them), but they are well made, fit perfectly and come in all sorts of styles and colors. My daughter is now 18 years old. We got her Bitty Baby when she was 1, and her Mia GOTY doll when she was 6. That is a LOT of years of buying doll clothes and shoes from American Girl, so you just have to watch the styles and try and purchase what you like when you see them. (Riley’s boots- above- which I use ALL the time, are the meet shoes that came with my Saige GOTY doll.) Patterns used: Backyard Bibs, Playtime Peasant Top Pattern bundle.

Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Emily’s shoes above are from Nicki’s collection also from American Girl®. Nicki was the GOTY in 2004. Emily’s outfit is made with the Picnic Play top and the Everything Nice Skirt worn backwards.

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American Fashion World offers a large selection of doll shoes in lots of popular doll sizes.

Every so often, I place a large order from American Fashion World. Their prices are very low, and the quality and fit are not as high as American Girl®, but they are perfect for playtime and for photographs and offers lots and lots of styles and colors, to include boys’ styles, along with other things like tees, hats, belts, and much more. You no longer have to have a wholesale account with them- find them on Amazon. Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/378OrPr. This three pack of tennis shoes is just $9.99. Or find these cute “sherpa” look boots in lots of colors here. (Maryellen’s outfit: Jumping Jack sewing pattern.). Both wellies in the photo below are wearing AFW shoes and the Picnic Play sewing pattern was used for their outfits.

PDF Sewing Patterns to make 18 inch doll clothes for dolls like American Girl by ohsewkat
Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 14-15 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make Welliewisher sized doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Find a large selection of doll shoes on ebay and etsy.

Don’t forget some of the more popular online shopping sites to look for cute and inexpensive doll shoes. Etsy and Ebay also offer some options. You can find a whole range of styles by searching by doll size (Animators’, 14.5 inch dolls for example.). I’ve found lots of really cute shoes on Etsy. Plus there are tons of patterns out there if you want to make your own!

So those are places I shop the most often for my doll shoes. Do you have any shops you would add to this list? Leave a comment below and let us know!

I also had recommendations from readers about Sophia’s and also Monique’s. I think if you poke around the net, you will find lots of places to buy some cute doll shoes to match your adorable handmade outfits!

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Don’t forget to check out my idea for organizing doll shoes in my POST here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Holiday Dresses Made with the Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

The holidays are here! There is still time to download a PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! and stitch up a new holiday dress for your favorite 18 inch dolls like the dolls from American Girl® and Our Generation® and your 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls®.

The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice PDF Sewing pattern offers all the options you need to make the perfect holiday dresses for dolls.

Find the SUGAR N SPICE pattern in 3 doll sizes HERE.

Easy to Sew- Make a Clara inspired nightgown for your 18 inch doll

A few tweaks here and there, and I used the basic Sugar n Spice dress pattern to make this lovely Clara inspired nightgown for my 18 inch dolls. I added length and ruffles to the sleeves, length and a ruffle to the gown, plus a simple faux placket trimmed with piping. Maryellen is ready for sweet dreams this holiday season! Find more details about the modifications to the pattern in THIS POST.

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

Sew your Molly doll a special Holiday Dress with this easy sewing pattern

Green kona cotton and some tiny lace combine to make a dress similar to Molly’s Christmas dress from American Girl® in her stories. (Molly’s original dress was green velvet, and this Sugar n Spice dress would be gorgeous made from velvet too! See more in THIS POST.)

Make your own doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like Molly. The Sugar n Spice pattern is available from Oh Sew Kat! for American Girl dolls and other popular doll sizes. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #molly #holidaydress

The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing Pattern is perfect for your Holiday Doll Clothes Sewing

Lengthen the sleeves and make a long sleeve version of the Sugar n Spice Dress. Add a pretty ribbon sash for a splash of color. This dress was part of an Angel Tree gift I made a few years ago. I also made a dress for Willa.

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Wellie wishers doll clothes
PDF Sewing Patterns for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers and glitter Girls. Easy to sew doll dresses by OH Sew kat.

Make your 14.5 inch dolls (like Wellie Wishers™ a special holiday outfit.

When you purchase the Sugar n Spice dress for 18 inch dolls, it is bundled with the Everything Nice accessories pattern. For Wellie Wishers™ and Animators’, you can purchase the bundle or each pattern separately. Everything Nice includes an unlined cape and a quick to make overskirt. Julie H combined it all in this peppermint themed outfit for Camille. See more photos of this outfit without the cape HERE.

Make a 70s holiday outfit for Julie with the Everything Nice Sewing Pattern

Here, I lengthened the Everything Nice Skirt to floor length and added a Playtime Peasant Top (also available from Oh Sew Kat!) to make a perfect 70s Christmas outfit for Julie. See more photos and information HERE. See the Everything Nice Skirt in a new way here too.

Make a 1970s doll gingham skirt and peasant top for Julie BeForever Doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download your PDF sewing pattern and print on your home printer to sew this afternoon! #ohsewkat #americangirldolls #juliedoll #sewingpattern

Find the SUGAR N SPICE pattern in 3 doll sizes HERE.

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Make your own Character Inspired Doll Dresses with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

When you learn to sew for your dolls, you now have the power to make your doll clothes in any style you like. Oh Sew Kat! offers basic patterns with simple instructions and few pattern details for this very reason. You can change up the colors, or add a collar or embroidery to make your doll clothes fit your latest inspiration or follow the latest trends. Find easy PDF patterns in 5 popular doll sizes from 14-18 inches in my ETSY SHOP and download and sew today!



Maryellen looks perfect in her Gabby Gabby inspired doll dress from the Toy Story 4 movie.

Make your doll a Gabby Gabby dress with bright yellow fabric and the Sugar n Spice sewing pattern. I trimmed off some of the bodice to add the white band, and added the collar and placket to create this Gabby inspired dress for 18 inch dolls.

Find the pattern in 3 sizes here.

Make your own Gabby Gabby inspired yellow polka dot doll dress with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

The Backyard Bibs offers the perfect spot to showcase your favorite superhero’s logo, like this Captain America Dress.

The Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top are a quick pair of patterns to create a unique and fun outfit in no time at all. With four options for the bibs (shorts, capris, a line skirt, gathered skirt), you will have time and fabric to make more than one set! Find the pattern in 5 sizes HERE. This pattern is also available in a value bundle with the Playtime Peasant Top pattern too. Find it here.

Make a superhero dress for dolls! Use the easy to sew Backyard Bibs sewing pattern to make fun overall romper dresses for 18 inch and other sized dolls. Find Oh Sew Kat! on Etsy!

This Alice in Wonderland inspired dress was created with the Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern.

The apron pattern is included in the Sugar N Spice sewing pattern. Find more accessories (like a corset and cape) in the Everything Nice bundle.

Find the pattern in 3 sizes here.

Make a Halloween costume for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern can be found at www.ohsewkat.com. #batcostume #halloween #diy #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat


What doll doesn’t want to be Wonder Woman? This cute outfit was made using the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern.

This Wonder Woman inspired doll dress was made with the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle. With one white dress, I can add accessories like the reversible corset and a starry overskirt to create the look I want. Mix and match the white dress with other pieces for even more dress up fun. See the Inspiration Gallery for more ways to sew the Sugar N Spice doll dress sewing pattern. See THIS POST for six different ways to sew this versatile pattern.

Find the pattern in 3 sizes here.

Wonder woman inspired doll clothes for wellie wishers and 18 inch dolls using easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Make your doll a Snow White inspired Dress with the Backyard Bibs pattern.

Snow White’s iconic colors are easy to duplicate with almost any dress pattern. Here I made a light blue Playtime Peasant Blouse, and layered it under the Backyard Bibs. Find the pattern in 5 sizes HERE. This pattern is also available in a value bundle with the Playtime Peasant Top pattern too. Find it here.

Make a Snow White inspired doll dress using the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern. Easy beginner level pdf digital patterns for 18 inch dolls.

What character are you inspired to sew?



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70s Fashions to Sew for Your Julie American Girl Doll

Sewing for BeForever character Julie Albright?  Her stories are set in 1974 and she has some groovy fashions! Give your Julie a personalized 70s themed wardrobe with these twists on PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop.

Make a 1970’s themed outfit for your 18 inch American Girl doll.

Make a 70s outfit for Julie American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #70s #dress #Julie #sewing

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make groovy 70s outfits for your Julie doll.

Click on the links below to go right to each easy tutorial.

  1.  Sunshine Dress with Daisy Trim
  2. Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set
  3. Boardwalk Boutique Ruffled Maxi Dress
  4. Playtime Peasant and Sugar n Spice Everything Nice Overskirt

What other Oh Sew Kat! patterns might work for Julie outfits? Visit the Julie page of the Historical Fashions gallery for more ideas.  See more sewing ideas for the BeForever characters like Melody and Maryellen too!  Comment below with your ideas!

Visit & follow my 1970s doll fashion PINTEREST Board for more ideas. Pin these images to save them for later!

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Five Popular Pattern Hacks for Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Don’t you love making special doll clothes for the girls in your life with the easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!  The easy to follow photo instructions are designed to help even the novice sewist have a successful time.  In many of my more recent patterns, I’ve started to include some ideas and simple instructions for variations on the patterns.  You can “Step them Up” or “Step them Down” to your heart’s content.  Read below to see five of my favorite (and most popular to date!) pattern hacks.  Click on the photo to go right to the tutorial of Kat’s favorite pattern hacks.

Find all these patterns, plus many more in 5 popular doll sizes in my Etsy Shop or other places Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

Take a new twist on Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns with these favorite pattern hacks.

 

Try these easy pattern hacks for your 18 inch dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern for subscribers. #diycrafts #dollclothes #ohsewkat #sewingpattern


  1. Tee shirt Dress tutorial:  Make a cute, tee shirt dress from the Simple, Sweet Tee Shirt pattern.  Works for any size doll.  Find the pattern in 4 popular doll sizes here. Make a tee shirt dress from a tee shirt pattern hack by Oh Sew Kat! Make American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #dress #18inchdolls #sewing


  2. Pumpkin jumper:  The classic Boardwalk Boutique pattern doesn’t have to be put away when the weather gets cooler.  Use it as a base to make cute holiday themed outfits as well as summer play clothes.  A little orange fabric and an iron on pumpkin face took this simple halter top to a cute jumper for fall. Layer it over a Playtime Peasant Top or a Jumping Jack Turtleneck! 18 inch doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Boardwalk Boutique is easy and quick to sew! Free skirt pattern for 18 inch sized dolls.

  3.   50s overskirt dress:  This one isn’t even a pattern hack.  Make a 50s or 60s classic look dress with an overskirt for Melody or Maryellen.  The Sunshine Dress is worn underneath an overskirt made from the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern. 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

  4.   Make a Halter Maxi Dress:  This easy hack to the Boardwalk Boutique lets your fabric shine with one or two big ruffles.  Make a halter maxi dress for your doll 70s fashion sewing pattern

  5.   Add lace to a ruffle skirt:  Take your skirts to a new level with an added lace layer.  See this easy tutorial for any ruffled skirt- shown with the Four Season Skirt and Playtime Peasant Twirl Skirt patterns. Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

 

Easy to sew Pattern Hacks for 18 inch and other sized doll clothes.

Find all these patterns, plus many more in 5 popular doll sizes in my Etsy Shop or other places Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.  See more pattern hacks and tutorials HERE.

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Sew a Halloween Costume for Your Wellie Wishers Dolls

Make a Halloween Costume for your 14 inch doll like Wellie Wishers with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat! #ohsewkat #welliewishers #halloween #dollclothes #sewingpattern #diy #easypatterns

What is more fun than dressing dolls up in adorable Halloween costumes that you make yourself?  Here are a few ideas of costumes that your Wellie Wishers would love to wear.  All of these patterns are also available in other doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.

Make a fun Halloween costume for your 14 inch doll with easy sewing patterns

Today’s costume theme is the color BLUE!!

Use the Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt patterns to make a sweet Elsa inspired costume.  The full tutorial for the skirt is HERE.

Make a Frozen / Elsa inspired doll Halloween costume with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt pattern hack tutorial can be found at www.ohsewkat.com. #elsacostume #halloween #diy #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
Sugar n Spice doll clothes pattern by OH Sew Kat! Welliewishers American Girl and Animators sewing patterns for doll clothes and Halloween costumes. #ohsewkat #princess #welliewishers #sewingpattern

Use the Sugar n Spice sewing pattern to create many different Halloween costumes

Julie H. of Sew Dolled Up 81 made this beautiful ice princess outfit with the Sugar n Spice pattern.   It’s amazing how some fancy fabrics can completely change the look of a simple dress pattern.

And finally, Jaci G.  of JGooseandCo made this beautiful Alice in Wonderland outfit for her Hearts for Hearts doll with the Sugar n Spice pattern with included bonus apron.


Sugar n Spice dress for wellie wishers doll clothes sewing pattern by oh sew kat #aliceinwonderland #heartsforhearts #ohsewkat #sewingpattern

Dress your Wellie Wisher or Hearts for Hearts doll in a Halloween costume you make yourself

See more Halloween costume ideas here and here, and be sure to check out the Inspiration Gallery as well.

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