Make it Monday: Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern

Use the Picnic Play pattern to make quick and easy play clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl® dolls. The pattern is available in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy shop for 18 inch and 14.5 inch dolls. It includes a reversible top (one pattern piece!), cuffed capri pants, and a cute, drawstring backpack.

18 inch American Girl Doll PDF Sewing Patterns

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Michele made this adorable outfit as part of my test team.

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.

Mix and Match Doll Clothes- Easy Sewing Pattern for Dolls

This quick to sew outfit is also perfect to make pieces that mix and match in your doll’s wardrobe. This Picnic Play top was sewn with a lace overlay and looks cute with a skirt!! Emily’s striped skirt was made with the Everything Nice Pattern and THIS TUTORIAL.

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.

Use the Picnic Play Pattern to Make an 80s Style Top

Or use this SLIGHT MODIFICATION to make the top have more of an 80s look for your Courtney Moore doll. See more in THIS POST and on the Courtney 80s Inspiration Page.

Make doll clothes for 1980's 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl. Easy to sew doll clothes with easy PDF digital patterns, printables, and tutorials from OhSewKat. Also available on Etsy. Make a boxy crop top, hair scrunchies, and bubble skirts.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New Pattern Value Bundle for Dolls: Best Dressed by Oh Sew Kat!

Does your doll need a new dress? Which doll doesn’t am I right? Oh Sew Kat! has a new value pattern bundle with three styles of dresses for your doll, in four doll sizes.

Best Dresses Doll Dress Pattern Bundle of Three by Oh Sew Kat!

Save 15% by purchasing this value bundle of three print at home PDF patterns that have full color photos for every step in the detailed directions. Each pattern also includes full size pattern pieces that fit your home printer paper (US 8.5 x 11 inches).

3 Doll Dress Pattern Value Bundle from Oh Sew Kat!

This Best Dressed bundle is offered in 3 doll sizes: 18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators’ and 14.5 inch Welliewishers. There is a similar bundle (one dress is different) for 15 inch Bitty Baby dolls. Each pattern is also available individually. See them all HERE.

Three dress patterns are included to give you lots of options for so many styles of doll dresses. The Sugar n Spice pattern, the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern, and the Sunshine Dress pattern.

Find this new pattern bundle, Best Dressed, in my Etsy Shop.


Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice: This pattern includes a short sleeve dress with fitted bodice and gathered skirt. Also included are patterns for a no sew tutu, reversible corset, apron, overskirt, and hooded cape so you can make your full imagination’s worth of outfits.

See the Sugar n Spice Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls- dress, pinafore, cape, corset, tutu, apron, and overskirt. Mix and match to make Halloween costumes and 18 inch doll dresses.

Here are some samples of the Sugar n Spice Pattern. Find a list of Sugar n Spice pattern hacks HERE.

Make pretty dresses for your Wellie Wishers dolls with easy to sew beginner level patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
DIY doll clothes sewing patterns for Molly McIntire 18 inch American Girl Doll. Easy to sew PDF Patterns from OhSewKat.
Use the Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing Pattern to make a cheery spring dress for your 18 inch doll. Yellow dress and pinafore pattern is easy to sew with pattern pieces you print at home. This tutorial is also available in my Etsy Shop in other popular doll sizes. Visit ohsewkat.com to see more.

Party Time Peasant Dress: Simple and quick to sew, with an elastic neckline, and contrasting waistband, the Party Time Peasant Dress is perfect for every season. You can make it with long sleeves with THIS HACK for even more options.

Party Dress sewing pattern for dolls by Oh Sew kat!

Here are a few samples of the Party Time Peasant Dress. Instructions are included for both the solid skirt and the 3 tiered prairie skirt. See more dresses in the Inspiration Gallery.

Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock
Make a rainbow dress for your 18 inch doll using the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Find more simple patterns for dolls at OhSewKat on Etsy.

Easy to Sew Doll Dresses for 18 inch Dolls and other Sizes by Oh Sew Kat!


Sunshine Dress: This a-line dress is simple to sew with three variations to the front: Straight lined center, princess seams, or solid. Use THIS HACK to make it without sleeves for even more options.

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

Here are a few samples of the Sunshine Dress. You can find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Sunshine Dress easy sewing pattern for beginners by Oh Sew Kat for animators dolls. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns
Sewing patterns for doll fashions 1970 Seventies Oh Sew Kat!
Use the Sunshine Dress PDF sewing pattern to make a short sleeved A line dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl. Find this and many other PDF patterns to sew doll clothes in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Create your perfect doll dress with these three dress patterns, bundled together to save 15%. Happy Sewing!!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Best PDF Sewing Patterns for Valentine’s Doll Clothes

Looking for something to sew for the little Valentines in your life? Oh Sew Kat! has your back! Shop in my Etsy Shop and download your pattern immediately. Print your pattern at home and be ready to sew in just minutes. Here are some fun Valentine fashion ideas to get you started.

Valentine’s Day Sewing for American Girl Dolls- patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine's Day with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Click through to find a free skirt pattern. #valentinesday #18inchdolls #americangirldolls #ohsewkat

The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern includes a simple dress and pinafore/jumper. The pinafore makes a great stand alone dress as well. Here I kept it short, but it’s fun to make longer versions like in THIS POST. Layer the pinafore over a turtleneck, like the one included in the Jumping Jack pattern, or a tee or peasant top. Add some fun tights (these pink and red ones were actually from a Bitty Baby set by American Girl® called Sweetheart Outfit) and some cozy boots to complete the look.

DIY Valentine’s Day Doll Clothes with simple Sewing Patterns

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.

If you are like me, I collect holiday prints, usually purchased in bundles like THESE from the AD: Fat Quarter Shop. I love to mix and match the colors and prints. The Twinkle Twirl Skirt was made for these fabrics. The single pattern includes five doll sizes and three variations!!

PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls- Oh Sew Kat!

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!

The Party Time Peasant Dress is quick to sew and is my favorite GO TO pattern for a fun, holiday dress. I made it with long sleeves like in THIS POST since Valentine’s Day can be a little chilly around here!


Make a sweet, Valentine dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl Blaire Wilson with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #blairewilson #sewingpattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat

Use the School Bell Blouse pattern to make a super cute dress!! See the TUTORIALS page for two dresses, one for each variation in the blouse pattern. Find out more in THIS POST.

Kira’s skirt was made with the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle- it’s a simple overskirt that ties with a bow. It can also be worn over a dress with the opening in the front, as seen in THIS POST.

Valentine’s Day Fashions for American Girl Dolls- Easy and Quick to Sew!

Click the photos below to see more ideas for Valentine’s Day, and visit the Valentine’s Day Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday
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!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Bow Tie Skirt for 18 inch Dolls

Follow these simple instructions to modify the Everything Nice Overskirt (Included with the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Pattern bundle) to close it with a pretty bow at the waist.

Make the Sugar n Spice Overskirt Close with a Pretty Tie

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls- dress, pinafore, cape, corset, tutu, apron, and overskirt. Mix and match to make Halloween costumes and 18 inch doll dresses.

You will need the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle pattern. The overskirt is part of the accessories set.

  1. Cut your skirt and waistband pieces according to the pattern instructions. I actually made my skirt more full at 33 inches.
  2. Hem and gather the skirt, including the short edges.
  3. Fold in each short end of the waistband 1/4th inch and press, then stitch.
  4. With right sides together, press waistband in half long ways.
  5. Open the waistband, and find the center. Also find the center of your 36 inch piece of ribbon.
  6. Decide if you want the skirt to close in the center or off to one side and place your ribbon in the waistband accordingly. Optional: Stitch some or all of the ribbon near the fold, to the back of the waistband piece so the ribbon will not come out during play. If you want to be able to tie it both in the center and to the side, you will need to leave the ribbon unattached so it can slide. In that case, put the ribbon inside, and use clips or pins to hold it in place and out of the way as you attach your waistband.
  7. Press the waistband closed again and complete the skirt as directed. The ribbon will be hidden in the waistband but the skirt will close with a cute bow.
  8. Use the skirt on its own, or over a dress frontwards or backwards.
American Girl Doll with red hair and Valentine's themed dress

DIY 18 inch Doll Dresses for Valentine’s Day with Easy to Sew PDF Sewing Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Click HERE to find the Sugar n Spice PDF pattern in four popular doll sizes. Download and sew today!

Kira turned the skirt around (bow tie is now in the back) and matched it up with a simple white tee shirt. These bicycles are just so cute!! I found the fabric collection at the ad: FAT QUARTER SHOP.

See more ideas in the Sugar n Spice Inspiration Gallery or by clicking one of the photos below.

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a holiday jumper with this easy tweak to the Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!
DIY doll clothes sewing patterns for Molly McIntire 18 inch American Girl Doll. Easy to sew PDF Patterns from OhSewKat.
Make an easy breezy summertime sundress for your 18 inch dolls with the simple PDF sewing pattern, Sugar n Spice, from Oh Sew Kat! on Etsy. Find more patterns for American Girl Dolls and other sizes too.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Sunshine Dress with OverSkirt

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

Combine the pieces from the Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice bundle with the Sunshine Dress to make a cute, retro sheath and overskirt for your 18 inch dolls (or any size) like Maryellen Larkin and Melody Ellison from American Girl®.

Mix and Match Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns – Sunshine Dress with OverSkirt

Make the simple sheath dress with the Sunshine Dress PDF pattern and THIS TUTORIAL to make it without sleeves.

How to make a sleeveless shift dress for Maryellen Doll

DIY Classic dresses for 18 inch Dolls like Maryellen and Melody

Add the overskirt from the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle– in matching or contrasting fabric. The doll can wear it frontwards or backwards!

Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen or Melody. DIY 50's 60's 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

Easy to Sew PDF Patterns for American Girl Dolls

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Holiday Doll Fashions- Knitted Carolers Capes & Oh Sew Kat! Outfits

As I’m learning to knit, it’s fun (and quick!) to knit for dolls!! As we worked our way through November, the fur trimmed capes were a great way to learn to use furry yarn, but also to create beautiful holiday ensembles for dolls. (These cape patterns are both by A Little Knitty.)

Make your Own Holiday Doll Clothes for American Girl Dolls

Doll clothes laying flat: red Jumping Jack turtleneck, red gingham skirt, and knitted green cape and mittens with white fur trim

Dress your Dolls for Christmas with Doll Clothes made with OhSewKat PDF Sewing Patterns

One knitting pattern had a hood, and one didn’t. These dolls look so cute and so ready for the holidays that I just had to share!!

18 inch American Girl Doll #57 with red knit cape with hood and white fur.

Riley (above) is wearing a holly jumper made from the Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern. You can find more info about her jumper HERE.

18 inch Doll Fashionistas: Holiday 18″ Outfits for Dolls

18 inch redhead American Girl doll in green cape with white fur, mittens, and red skirt from OhSewKat sewing pattern

Poppy is wearing a classic outfit for the holiday under her cape. The Jumping Jack Turtleneck and Sixth Grade Skirt! Find both sewing patterns HERE.

American Girl Doll Julie wearing green knitted cape and mittens with red gingham skirt for Christmas

This cape can also look very classic!! Julie is ready for Christmas with her cape and mittens over the Everything Nice Gingham Skirt. Find more information about her outfit here. See more ideas for Julie’s outfits HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Sugar n Spice Holiday Jumper for Dolls

DIY Your Own Holiday Dresses for Dolls- Download and Sew Today

Make your doll a classic holiday jumper this year. This simple jumper is made with the pinafore pattern, found in the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern, available in four popular doll sizes. Find the pattern hack instructions HERE.

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a holiday jumper with this easy tweak to the Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Use the turtleneck shirt pattern included in the Jumping Jack pattern to put underneath the jumper. You can make the neckline tall or short based on your preference. Find the pattern HERE.

Make your Dolls a classic Holiday Jumper this Christmas with easy PDF Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Make a holiday jumper for American Girl dolls with easy to sew patterns you download at home. F

Find more ideas for the Sugar n Spice PDF Pattern here and here. Need more ideas for Christmas doll clothes? Check out the Christmas Inspiration Gallery. You might also enjoy these posts, click on the photos below.

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!
Quick and easy to make 18 inch Doll Clothes with PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop. #18inchdolls #etsyshop
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.
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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Gingham Christmas Outfit for Julie

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

Isn’t this the sweetest holiday outfit? It’s perfect for your 1970s characters like Julie and Ivy. You can make this classic outfit for your doll with easy to sew pdf patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Use the Playtime Peasant Top to make a simple, long sleeved white top. The simple skirt is made from the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern bundle. Use the overskirt, and simply make it longer, adding lace to the hem. Read more here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew for the 70’s: Fashion Fun for Your 18″ inch Julie Doll

Dress your 18 inch American Girl Doll, Julie Albright (and her best friend, Ivy Ling) in all things 1970s with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns for Doll Clothes from Oh Sew Kat!

The fashions of the 70s featured lots of wild prints and earthy colors.  Take a look at my Julie pinterest board HERE.  Choosing fabrics with geometrics and florals in bright colors will give any dress or pattern you make a totally groovy vibe!

The School Dance Dress Sewing Pattern Has a 1970s Vibe

The School Dance Dress features a contrast front panel and long, wide sleeves.  Add a chain across the front as you sew your front panels together for even more grooviness!  You can also shorten the dress to be more in line with the era. Find the School Dance Sewing Pattern HERE.

School Dance Doll dress sewing pattern for back to school outfits for your dolls. Easy beginner level pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation and more. Visit www.ohsewkat.com to try a free skirt pattern. #freesewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls #ohsewkat

The Jumping Jack PDF Sewing Pattern was created based on a 1974 pattern

The Jumping Jack 3 in1 jumper pattern from Oh Sew Kat! was inspired by a pattern from 1974.  Turtlenecks and knee socks paired with shorts for fun times, button on a reversible apron style jumper and it looks like a cute dress!!  This outfit made me think about the days we spent playing outside- and then it was time to get dressed to go out to dinner.  Quick change! Click HERE to find the Jumping Jack PDF Sewing Pattern.

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

Make a Gingham Maxi Skirt Outfit with Oh Sew Kat Patterns

Maybe it’s just nostalgia (I was 7 years old in 1974, so just a bit younger than Julie was at 10) but so many of the outfits speak to me.  My sister and I wore long maxi dresses to church and I even played on an all boys basketball team (Well, I was on the team and in a uniform- I’m not sure I would call what I did “playing basketball”) that when I saw THIS image on Pinterest, I knew it would make a perfect holiday outfit for Julie. The Playtime Peasant Top is  a staple for every fashion era, and I simply took the overskirt from the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle, and made it floor length with a bit of lace at the hem.  See more details on this outfit HERE. The Sugar n Spice bundle pattern can be found HERE, and the Playtime Peasant Top pattern is HERE. Find both patterns in the Holiday Bundle HERE.

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

Make a long nightgown for your 70s Doll, Julie.

I wore both pajamas and nightgowns as a child of the 1970’s.  This floor length version of the Playtime Peasant Top (find the tutorial HERE) would have been perfect for Christmas morning. Find the pattern 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.

Cute 1970s Tops were made from cotton calico fabrics.

My mother sewed a lot of my clothes when I was a child, both in the 70s and the 80s.  A lot of the fabrics she used were the exact same fabric, but in different colors.  I tried to reproduce one such red and white top here for Julie.  The Bloomer Buddies pattern is simple to sew, and I added some matching patch pockets to give it that 70s vibe.  See THIS POST to read more and use THIS TUTORIAL to add a cute headscarf to complete the look. I remember lots of mushrooms on my clothing as a child. 😉

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

It’s fun to take a basic pattern from Oh Sew Kat! and give it your own personal or historical flair.  See my full list of pattern hacks and simple doll tutorials HERE, and visit the Julie Historical Fashion Gallery page HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Sugar N Spice Halloween Costumes for Dolls

Do you like to dress your dolls for Halloween? Making miniature costumes is super fun and you never have to worry about dressing them for the weather!! Here are a few costumes made with the Sugar N Spice and Everything Nice pattern.

Doll Sized Halloween Costumes? Yes Please!

Make an angel costume or simple dress for your 18 inch doll using easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat. Print at home PDF patterns for beginners. #ohsewkat #angel #saige #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #dollclothes #halloweencostume
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

Find the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice PDF Sewing Pattern Bundle in 3 sizes HERE. The Sugar n Spice pattern includes only the dress and pinafore. The Dress up accessories are found in the Everything Nice Bundle. 🙂

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!