Free Sewing Patterns for 18 inch Dolls

Do you need a last minute gift for a doll lover on your list? Look no further. The Four Season Skirt is a FREE pattern that is quick to sew and fun to give!!

18 inch Doll Skirt- Free Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Free sewing pattern for dolls by OH Sew Kat!

Free Skirt Sewing Pattern for Dolls

The Four Season Skirt pattern uses measurements instead of pattern pieces, which means you can get to your sewing faster!! Many like a paper pattern piece, so use this quick method to make your own paper pattern piece. Click the photo below or THIS LINK to get to the tutorial.

Make a paper pattern for a gathered doll skirt if the PDF Sewing pattern doesn't include one with this easy tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find easy to sew doll clothes sewing patterns on Etsy.

You can also make bloomers for her dolly to wear under the skirt or for your baby doll outfits. Click THIS LINK or the photo below to download that pattern for free.

Free Baby Bloomers Sewing Pattern

Download and sew a basic pair of baby doll bloomers with this easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! It's free and fits 15" dolls like Bitty Baby.

(Please Note: The Bloomers will fit both Bitty Baby and 18 inch Dolls.)

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Last Minute Holiday Gifts – Easy to Make Doll Clothes

What gifts will you make? See more ideas HERE as well as on my facebook page HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

American Girl® Outfit Review: Hogwarts™ Uniform with Skirt

Oh Sew Kat! Review: American Girl’s Hogwarts™ Uniform

If you haven’t seen one of the latest releases from American Girl®, then you are in for a quite a treat when you see the Harry Potter collection for 18 inch dolls. The entire collection is so much fun- I really enjoyed the in store displays. I was shopping during a sale, and these items were not included in that sale, and also were final purchase. I’m not sure why there are not returns, but maybe it has something to with the licensing/trademark issues. Anyhoo. Did you know that you can find AG items on Amazon? AG has now opened up a small shop there. You can find a limited selection of dolls, outfits, and accessories in the AD: Amazon American Girl shop– often with free shipping!!

Hogwarts™ Uniform for Dolls: Oh Sew Kat’s Review

I purchases the School Uniform Outfit for $55.00. I also purchased the Grffyndor™ Sweater Set and you can read my review HERE.

The box is pretty full!!! :). You can choose a boy or girl school uniform, so I chose the girl. The cost was $55.00 for 5 pieces. They are pictured above. The photo below, also includes the red/gold Grffyndor™ accessories which are $26.00 each.

Review: American Girl® Harry Potter School Uniform

What is in the box? A long black robe with colorful embroidered logo (no sticker patch!) A classic white blouse with real working buttons. A short, pleated gray skirt. Gray knee socks, and black mary jane style shoes. The cost is $55 for either the boy (pants) or the girl (skirt) set.

I have to admit so much about this outfit makes me happy. First of all, I think it’s long overdue for American Girl® to offer these outfits and accessories. They are absolutely complete and adorable, especially when you add in the fun accessories. This outfit is super well made and really includes the full outfit (minus the school specific tie, sweater, and scarf, see my review of that HERE.) There are two sets to choose from, a boy set and a girl set. Both include the white shirt, the black school robe, the skirt or pants, shoes, and socks. This outfit is perfect for a lot of school uniforms I think, with the classic colors, socks, and shoes. These items will be perfect as stand alone staples and also for mix and match outfits all year long.

As well made as this set is, it will certainly be a struggle for your young children to get on, especially the blouse. The buttons are so tiny, and there are a lot of them. I’m not sure young children could dress their doll themselves, but the look certainly is authentic. This is the exact reason that all Oh Sew Kat! patterns have fake buttons in the front with an open back. It’s just easier for everyone. The skirt seems a little short, although it is cute, my guess is that is what girls like so it was a good design choice.

The $55 price tag is hefty, but not for what you get. I think they could have put pants and skirts in one set, and where is the wand for goodness sake? Your doll also has a lot of clothes on when it’s all put together. The authentic look is worth it in my opinion, and I highly recommend this set for collectors of all ages and Harry Potter fans as well.

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American Girl® Outfit Review: Gryffindor™ Set

American Girl Review: Gryffindor™ Set for Dolls

Who else is excited to finally see American Girl® release Harry Potter and Hogwarts™ themed doll clothes and accessories. These drool worthy items are now available both in the actual store as well as online and if you are a rewards member, you can do some holiday shopping on days with extra rewards points. You can also find a limited selection of dolls, outfits, and accessories in the AD: Amazon American Girl shop– often with free shipping!!

New from American Girl: Harry Potter™ Outfits for 18 inch Dolls

So much to love about this sweater outfit. It doesn’t have a lot of pieces, as it comes with the sweater, the scarf, and the tie for $26.00. Hogwarts™ has 4 houses, so I believe AG is smart to offer these pieces as a separate. You can get just the number of each school sweater as you need for your own doll collection. In a household of military vets, we tend to gravitate to the loyal Gryffindors, so that is the set I chose.

I also love the very high quality of these items, and the fact that altogether with the school uniform (See my review of that HERE.) it really completes the outfit. I love how closely it matches the movies and Emily makes a perfect Ginny Weasley, doesn’t she? The scarf is very thick and the colors are bright. The sweater is also well made and of decent weight; with a closure in back so it’s easy to put on the doll.

Gryffindor™ Set for 18 inch Dolls: Oh Sew Kat’s Review

At $26.00 a set (no sales, probably due to the trademark rules) and no returns, it’s not a light commitment. It will cost $100 to outfit four dolls for four houses, and you have not even purchased the school uniform to wear with it. I think they should have included some sort of accessory here for this price. A broom? An owl? How about a wand? They could also bundle things together (but two or three and save?) but maybe that is yet to come.

I also have to acknowledge the tie issue. The tie is attached to a ribbon that closes with velcro. A simple piece of elastic would do the job so much better. It was VERY hard to get the tie on at all, much less get the collar to stay down over it. If you look at my photos, you will see I never did get it quite right. If you are purchasing this for a child, be prepared to help.

18 inch Doll Harry Potter™ Outfits- Oh Sew Kat Review

For true Harry Potter fans, this set is perfection. It is high quality and has a lot of play value when you include it with the fun accessories (the trunk!) and more dolls. I’m very happy this is available and that I have one set for my collection. It will be fun to use as a Halloween costume next year as well! See more product reviews on THIS PAGE. Click the black button link below to visit the Oh Sew Kat! pattern shop.

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Mix and Match – Pink Swirl Capsule Wardrobe for Dolls

Mix and Match Oh Sew Kat! Sewing Patterns to Make an 18″ Capsule Wardrobe

It’s quick, easy, and a lot of fun to make your 18 inch American Girl doll some cute mix and match separates with Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Each pattern (sold individually or in value bundles in my Etsy Shop) offer full sized, computer drawn pattern pieces that you print on your home computer, along with full color photos and directions for every step.

I love this pink swirly fabric with the bright pops of hot pink. It reminds me of cotton candy!! I like to usually choose a single print, then choose some solids to add pieces to the collection. For this set I chose two tops (Reversible Popsicle Top and School Bell Blouse) and two bottoms (Sandbox Shorts and Sixth Grade Skirt). You can mix and match all the pieces for lots of outfits for multiple seasons.

The Sandbox Shorts have real working pockets. I used the print fabric for the fun, patch pockets, but you can also use THIS TUTORIAL to put the pockets on the inside of the shorts. The shorts look cute with either the print or the solid side of the reversible Popsicle Top.

Easy Mix and Match Outfits for 18 inch Dolls

Lanie is ready for some summer fun in her cute outfit!!

Easy to sew, Mix and Match Doll Clothes for American Girl sized Dolls

Grace is ready for fall! She is wearing the School Bell Blouse with the Sixth Grade Skirt and some cute, tall boots she borrowed from her friend, Saige. This wardrobe easily glides between warm weather and cold weather outfits. Both patterns are available in my Etsy Shop.

DIY Doll Clothes: Create a Mix and Match Wardrobe with Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Patterns

Maryellen is ready to beat the summer heat. The Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt were made to go together. Both are super quick to sew and can be used with lots of other outfit pieces as well. Find the pattern bundle HERE.

Click the photos below to view other versions of quick to make Mix and Match Wardrobes:

Find sewing patterns for wellie wishers doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat! Mix and match separates are fun and quick to sew!

See more ideas for each pattern in the Oh Sew Kat! Inspiration Gallery.

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Simple Summer Projects: Crafting for Dolls

Are you and your girl looking for some quick and easy doll crafts to do during the summer months? Try these tutorials from Oh Sew Kat! Click on each photo to go right to the tutorial.

Try these easy craft projects for dolls- Simple Summer Fun!

Easy doll craft! Make a doll sized banner to decorate your 18 inch Doll's Valentine's Day party. Use your cricut or cutting machine for quick and easy American Girl doll party decorations.
Make your 18 inch doll a two colored knit headband just like Kira's from American Girl. Easy to follow sewing tutorial for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!
Use fold over elastic when you are sewing doll clothes for quick and pretty accents, belts, headbands, straps, hems and more! Find easy to sew beginner level doll clothes sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Make an 18 inch doll necklace for Valentine's Day. Easy bead and chain 18 inch doll jewelry look great with doll fashions made from Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns on Etsy.
50s scarf doll tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing patterns for beginners to print and sew at home.

Summer Fun Doll Projects: Quick and easy Doll Crafts

Visit the Oh Sew Kat! Tutorials page to find more fun and easy doll projects.

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: Party Time Peasant Dress for your Doll’s Holidays

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

Last minute gift idea: Party Time Peasant Dresses for Dolls

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

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

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

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

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

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Holiday Twinkle Twirl Skirts for 18 inch Dolls- Gnome for the Dollydays

See what I did there? Happy December!!! What are you stitching up for the doll lovers on your gift list this year? With so many fun holiday fabrics to choose from, why not choose them all? Use the Twinkle Twirl Skirt PDF sewing pattern to stitch up some cute holiday patchwork skirts for 18 inch dolls and four other sizes too!

Create unique doll clothes with Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns

18 inch Christmas Doll Skirt and White Shirt on wood background

When you purchase the Twinkle Twirl Skirt pattern from Oh Sew Kat!, you get five sizes incluced, as well as three variations. Mix and match the panels and ruffles to create your own one of a kind doll skirt.

DIY Holiday Doll Clothes- Twinkle Twirl Patchwork Skirt for 18″ Dolls

18 inch Grace doll with gnome patchwork skirt and red turtleneck shirt

Easy to Sew Patchwork Skirt Sewing Pattern for Dolls

Add a knit turtleneck Jumping Jack shirt or cotton Playtime Peasant Top to complete your one of a kind diy doll outfit. See how to make easy doll necklaces in THIS POST.

18 inch American Girl doll with Gnome Patchwork Skirt and Santa Hat

See more ideas for the Twinkle Twirl Skirt HERE and HERE. When you purchase this PDF pattern, you receive five dolls sizes included. Download and sew today!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Best Goal Planning System Ever: New PowerSheets for 2022

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2022PowerSheets are here!!! Let me step aside from 18 inch doll patterns for a minute to share with you a product I discovered a few years back and still truly use and love! If you purchase PowerSheets by clicking my links in this post, I will receive a very small compensation at no cost to you. Feel free to share this post with others that might be inspired.

2022 PowerSheets go are available starting October 6th, 2022.

It’s HERE!! The Cultivate 2022 Power Sheets Collection.

Click HERE to see the beautiful 2022 collection, or click on the photo below.

Your goals in your way!! Use the beautiful Power Sheets to help you plan what really matters to cultivate your life and keep you on track all year long. Check out the PowerSheets collection by Cultivate What Matters now!
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The 2022 Power Sheets Goal Planners are now available. Choose from 5 different Covers!

This year is my 5th year (in a row!) of using this intentional goal planner. Let me be clear- this is not a daily planner. I have a separate bullet journal system I’m currently using to track my schedules, appointments and my to do lists. The Power Sheets system gives you a way to look at each month, each quarter, each year and keep what’s most important to you front and center, or help you let go of something that might no longer matter in order to focus on another. I ten out of ten recommend the PowerSheets!

There are pretty pages of prep work to help you reflect and find what matters most to you right now (honestly, in any season of life) and what you can do to cultivate that which resonates with you the most. I used this system when my kids had busy schedules and I still use it now that they are gone and we are stuck closer to home. What kind of goals do I set? Goals to declutter my home, goals to do a monthly day trip or, to make dinner plans with friends; goals to send cards and packages for birthdays, goals to set up my blog post calendar and pattern/sample sewing, even home improvement goals.

My favorite part of the system is the monthly tending list. After writing down the monthly priorities, stresses, and ideas, you choose which ones to focus on each month and sort them into monthly, weekly, and daily lists for the month ahead. I then decorate this page with stickers or my rubber stamps, and put it in my daily planner. Every morning, I check it along with my plans, to remind myself of both big and little things I’m working towards. At the end of the month, I tape it back in place in my PowerSheets.

There are bundles, and journals, stickers, and goal cards, calendars and pouches. Which color will you choose? Power Sheets are also a great gift for students, for graduates, for brides! I’ve often chosen the teal colorway (they matched my business logo!) but this year I went for the bold and bright blooms floral. I love the gold foil accents on the cover. The book itself is super study and very high quality, includes a sticker page and sturdy gold coil binding. You can take the first step to making 2022 your best year ever!!

Try the new 2022 PowerSheets to Live Your Cultivated Life!

Your goals in your way!! Use the beautiful Power Sheets to help you plan what really matters to cultivate your life and keep you on track all year long. Check out the PowerSheets collection by Cultivate What Matters now!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!