Make a perfect doll outfit this fall. Look at this adorable denim and gingham! This outfit was made by Julie. She used a woman’s shirt to make this adorable outfit, and took advantage of the fun, quilted detail from the shirt.
This adorable fall outfit was created by SewDolledUp81. Be sure to check out her etsy shop on a regular basis to see what she’s created lately for sale. The cute shirt was made using the Playtime Peasant Top pattern.
Find more easy sewing patterns for doll clothes in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop.
Find more ideas for your Easy UP! Jumper pattern here and here.
I used this TUTORIAL to add the pretty neck ruffle for a fun, new twist! It’s amazing how a basic peasant blouse is completely transformed by a simple ruffle and some spectacular fabric. The best part? This top is a super quick sew so you can easily make up one or two in a naptime!
To see more of the gorgeous dresses below from this same fabric, click HERE.
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 American Girl dolls would love to wear. All of these patterns are also available in other doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.
Do you want to be a snowman? Use the Jumping Jack pattern to make a super cute, snowman outfit that the pieces can be used for other outfits too, since it’s a shirt, shorts, and an open sided apron style jumper. I found the hat at Michael’s craft store in the fall. (Maybe it’s a pilgrim hat?)
How about a cute cowgirl? This outfit was made using the Playtime Peasant Top and the free skirt pattern: Four Season Skirt. The hat came from American Girl as part of Nicki Fleming’s Girl of the Year collection in 2004.
Sew a sweet Cinderella dress!! She’s so cute even before she gets to the ball. These were both sewn with the Sugar n Spice dress pattern, the top photo is by Sophie P. and I sewed the one below it.
Find the head scarf tutorial for 18 inch dolls HERE.
This darling angel costume was also sewn using the Sugar n Spice pattern. The wings were found at the craft store. I made a white dress, a white overskirt, and put a decorated corset over the top for this angelic costume.
How’s this for crazy cute? This outfit was made by Shirley. I adore the gingham pleats to really give a playful “little girl” vibe. The purple shirt was made with the Jumping Jack Turtleneck pattern, also by Oh Sew Kat!
This adorable Halloween outfit was created by DollClothesbyShirley. Be sure to check out her etsy shop on a regular basis to see what she’s created lately for sale.
She even made a matching treat bag! The pocket is easy to add to the pattern with any shape you like.
Find more ideas for your Easy UP! Jumper pattern here and here.
It’s October!! Who else is ready for a little fall? How cute is this jumper? I’m calling it Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!
I made this jumper for my 18 inch doll from the very popular summertime pattern, the Boardwalk Boutique. Yep! It’s this one pictured below, and chances are, you may already have it in your collection. It was one of the first Oh Sew Kat! patterns I published. Find it in 4 different doll sizes HERE. I didn’t make any changes to the pattern. I cut the longer top cutting line, and added the ruffle as usual. The jumper will be a little short if you tie the ties too tightly. I just pulled it down a bit and put it on over a few different shirts.
For the pumpkin face, I used black, glitter heat transfer vinyl (HTV, like this AD:https://amzn.to/2DHrOGx). I cut only the face from a design in the AD: Cricut Library; it was part of my access subscription. A quick press and this adorable jumper was done!
And here, it looks so cute with the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt! When I was working on the Jumping Jack pattern, I made turtlenecks in red, black, and white. Now I’ve got the basics on hand for many different looks. These same shirts are perfect with the Easy Up Jumper like in this post.
This Boardwalk Boutique jumper takes such a little amount of fabric (fat quarter friendly for sure!) . With easy ties and no closures, it’s perfect to create adorable stock for your fall craft fairs or for that gaggle of special granddaughters you like to surprise with handmade doll clothes. Why not download the PDF pattern and sew one up today?
See more ideas for the Boardwalk Boutique pattern on instagram (don’t forget to follow me!) and HERE in the Inspiration Gallery.
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.
Add a little bling and a little sparkle to the doll clothes you make!! Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make a sparkly tee shirt like this one. You can purchase a tee shirt, or make your own with the Simple, Sweet Tee pattern. Use the free skirt pattern (Four Season Skirt) to complete your outfit! **This post has affiliate links.
Using your electronic cutting machine software, or using a standard die cutting machine, cut out your pattern from Heat Transfer Vinyl. HTV is cut from the material in reverse, and then pressed onto the fabric. If your design is not symmetrical, like a word for example, you need to mirror the image before you cut it out, otherwise it will be backwards on your item. For these snowflake tee shirts, my design is sized to about 1 1/2 inches and I used silver Heat Transfer Vinyl by Cricut.
Weed the image. This means to pull off all of the vinyl around your design (the negative space) so that all that is left on your clear backing paper is the image that will end up on your tee shirt. (I typically cut a square around my designs as well, to avoid using more HTV than I need, but to also make this weeding process easier.) A light pad (or window) can help you see the lines! Use a tweezers, a seam ripper, or other sharp tool to remove those teeny tiny pieces in the snowflake centers (or in letters if you are using a word design) too! The only thing left on the clear backing paper is what you want on your actual garment. There may be touches of glitter left on the backing paper and this will not end up on your item.
Position your image onto your shirt and press it with a hot iron or heat press machine for 20-30 seconds. It’s best to use a teflon sheet between your item and the iron, but with HTV, it’s not necessarily required. The new EASY PRESS by Cricut is a great, new tool for pressing, but a regular iron works just as well, especially because doll shirts are tiny and usually don’t end up being washed over and over like a child’s shirt would be. Remove the clear, backing paper (it will sort of curl away from your design as it releases it when heated) and discard it. Let your item cool.
If desired, add to your design with some sparkly crystals to make your design even more unique! Have fun with colored crystals and patterns. You can purchase them on amazon or at local craft stores. Depending which type you purchase, some have the glue (called HOT FIX) already on them. You can use the iron or a hot fix tool to melt the glue and attach them. You can also glue them right on with E6000 glue (also found at amazon and craft stores). If you add crystals, be sure that the age of the user is taken into account before you add them.
Have fun making personalized tee shirts for your dolls!
I made the skirts with the FOUR SEASON Skirt pattern and added a few extra crystals with the E6000 glue to add a little more bling! Find the free skirt pattern HERE.
I used a CRICUT EXPLORE AIR machine to make these snowflakes shirts. Visit the Cricut website to see more about these innovative machines and products to take your crafting to the next level and beyond! Make your own tee shirt for dolls with the Simple, Sweet Tee shirt pattern found HERE.
Mmm! Can you smell it in the air? Yep! That is pumpkin spice you smell. It’s time! Fall is here! Everyone is gearing up for trick or treat on Halloween, even the dolls! Make a few decorations for your dollhouse for the season so they can celebrate Halloween in style.
Kelly loves her pretty Halloween decorations, made from a few item from the local craft store. Here are some easy projects to try for your doll! Is it past Halloween when you are reading this? No worries, you can make them for other seasons too! This post has affiliate links.
To see the tutorial and find the pattern pieces for the cute, little Spooky Bat, see page 22 of the October issue of iCreate Monthly. If you have not seen this magazine (online or in a glorious print issue each month!) I highly encourage you to check it out. If you are looking for a gift of patterns, crafts, and more for dolls, take a look at iCreate Monthly.
Boo Blocks: These are so easy to make for any season! I purchased a bag of one inch blocks at the craft store, just like these. I used a one inch square punch (but you can use a paper cutter or ruler too) and cut squares from different scrapbook papers. I mixed and matched prints and solids and drew pumpkin faces on the orange ones. With sticker letters, I spelled out BOO! Stack them up to make a cute tabletop decoration!
Washi Tape Flag Banner: Who doesn’t love washi tape? In so many colors, and so many patterns, it’s hard not to collect a whole drawer full of the cute little rolls! Pull out your favorites, and some thick twine or yard, and create a super quick, super easy decoration for your doll’s Halloween party.
Add a few pumpkins or hats from the craft store, and you’ve set up a quick and easy, festive Halloween Party for your dolls!
Kelly and Melody’s dresses were made using the Ghouls and Goodies fabric from Riley Black and the SCHOOL DANCE DRESS pattern from Oh Sew Kat! These girls are ready for some pumpkin spice lattes!
It’s the spooky season! I’m obsessed with this adorable Halloween fabric from Doodlebug. I couldn’t wait to make it into a few cute doll dresses for my Wellie Wishers dolls!
I used the School Dance Dress pattern and had fun mixing and matching the cute, spooky fabrics! The eyes are just too much! Owls and black cats, oh my! The pattern is available in three sizes: 18 inch dolls, Wellie Wishers, and for 16 inch Disney Animators.
Willa loves her new dress! I used a little scrapbook embellishment for the ribbon’s belt buckle.
Can you stand this cuteness? Jaci of JGooseandCo is an amazing seamstress and she really has an eye for photographing her creations. She made this special dress for her Hearts for Hearts doll with the cute little darts in the sleeves. She said she might “draw it in” a bit next time, but H4H dolls are a little smaller than WellieWishers, so that is something you would need to check as you sew if you are sewing for these dolls instead. Thanks Jaci, for such a beautiful rendition of my pattern. Check out her Etsy shop and say “hi”~
Purchase the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern for WellieWishers. This bonus apron is included in the pattern and also the pattern bundle.
Purchase the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern for Animators.
Visit the Sugar n Spice Inspiration Gallery and see more fun ways to stitch up and combine these simple pieces.