Make it Monday: HalterAlls for Dolls

The HalterAlls pattern, available in 5 popular doll sizes, it super quick and easy and has lots of fun options to make faux overalls for your dolls. It’s the perfect pattern for a quick end of summer project!

Find the Pattern HERE. Find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Easy Summer Sewing for Dolls: HalterAlls Sewing Pattern

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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!

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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.

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!

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!

Make it Monday: Summer Halteralls For Dolls

Simple to sew and fat quarter friendly, the Halteralls PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is a perfect beginner project. Use ribbon or fabric for the straps and add buttons, belts, or bows to create your own one of a kind summer romper for your 18 inch American Girl® doll.

Use the Halteralls Sewing Pattern to make a summer romper for your 18″ doll.

The HalterAlls PDF sewing pattern is perfect to make a quick and easy outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls.  Find more sewing patterns for doll clothes in the OhSewkat Etsy shop.

Quick and easy- the Halteralls pattern makes a great summer outfit for your doll.

The HalterAlls PDF sewing pattern is perfect to make a quick and easy outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls. Find more sewing patterns for doll clothes in the OhSewkat Etsy shop.

Make a simple belt to complete your outfit. I use buckles found at the craft store in the scrapbook section. You can also use fold over elastic as seen in THIS TUTORIAL.

Find more ideas for the easy HalterAlls pattern HERE and HERE. This pattern is available in 4 popular doll sizes HERE.

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Fourth of July Fashions for Dolls with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

The dolls at our house are very patriotic! They love to have new outfits in red, white, and blue to wear to parades and picnics all summer long.

July 4th Doll Clothes: Backyard Bibs

When you go into a fabric store, be sure to check out the batik fabric section. You can find some amazing fabrics that make really unique doll clothes, like this red and blue stars fabric.

Backyard Bibs Overalls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!
Backyard Bibs Overalls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Both outfits above were made with the Backyard Bibs pattern. Instead of a full skirt, I just added a tiny ruffle to make a cute, summertime top. Blaire’s shorts were made by American Girl®.

July 4th Doll Fashions: HalterAlls for Dolls

With easy ties and an open back, the HalterAlls pattern makes a perfect parade watching outfit. Make one up in just an afternoon with one fat quarter of fabric. See more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

HalterAlls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Make a halter top with a patchwork twist- use the Boardwalk Boutique pattern.

Luciana is looking for the picnic in her halter top made with the Boardwalk Boutique pattern and a few five inch squares of fun fabric. Find the tutorial HERE.

Find more patriotic doll clothes ideas HERE and HERE.

How to make a one of a kind patchwork doll top with easy sewing pattern by oh sew kat. Boardwalk Boutique easy, digital sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. #18inchdolls #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
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Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls- Sandbox Shorts and Popsicle Top by Oh Sew Kat! to make cute, 4th of July doll clothes.

My Favorite Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for Summer

The hot and hazy days of summer are just around the corner. Need some inspiration for summer doll clothes sewing? The warmer weather means shorts, skirts, and bare shoulders and backs. All of these Oh Sew Kat! patterns are quick and easy with full color photographs of every step.

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: HalterAlls for Dolls

HalterAlls for Dolls is a quick and easy sewing pattern. You can easily make one in any size from just one fat quarter of fabric. With 2 basic pattern pieces and some 1/4th inch elastic, your doll will be ready for the summer heat in style. HalterAlls also look great on boy dolls! See more ideas with the HalterAlls pattern in the Inspiration Gallery. and find the pattern in four doll sizes HERE.

HalterAlls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: Reversible Popsicle Top

The Popsicle Top is the perfect match for all your shorts and short skirts. With hook and loop tape at the back, it’s quick to sew and can be made reversible for double the outfits. Add pretty lace or trim at the bottom. Click here to find the pattern in 5 popular doll sizes and in some value bundles. Shown here with the FREE Four Season Skirt pattern.

Free skirt pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Make an easy skirt with this free Four Season Skirt pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #freeskirtpattern #ohsewkat

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: Sandbox Shorts

The Sandbox Shorts pattern has cute patch pockets and an elastic back with flat front. Check out this tutorial to move the pockets to the inside for another way to sew them. The Sandbox Shorts pattern is available in five popular doll sizes. Find them here. Shown here with a polka dot Popsicle Top.

Easy sewing patterns to DIY your own doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!  Fits popular 18 inch dolls like American Girl.

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: Sixth Grade Skirt

The Sixth Grade Skirt was designed to go with the Popsicle Top pattern to make a cute and easy outfit for summer. In fact, I offer these two patterns as a value bundle here. Use this TUTORIAL to add pockets to your skirt or THIS ONE to add ruffles or lace. See even more ideas for the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern in the Inspiration Gallery. (Shown here with the Popsicle Top.)

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

So what darling outfits will you make for your dolls this summer? Share your photos on instagram with #ohsewkat or on my facebook page! Happy sewing!

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Tester Tuesday: Oh Sew Kat! Fashions in Blue

Sophie is one of my very talented, long time testers. Her sense of fashion and amazing photography give me so much joy. I hope you are as inspired by her cool, blue fashions as I am! Find more of her beautiful work on Instagram under Project_AG_Runway, and find the link to each pattern below the photos.

Sew a soft, ruffled skirt and eyelet top with the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt Pattern.

Doll Clothes sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! 18 inch doll and wellie wishers, Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls.

Find the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern HERE.

The Party Time Peasant Dress features of the waistband and pretty ruffles shine in denim blue.

Make a denim twirl dress for your 18 inch doll with the easy sewing pattern PDF Party Time Peasant Dress by Oh Sew Kat. #18inchdoll #sewingpattern

Find the Party Time Peasant Dress Sewing Pattern HERE.

The Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern is the perfect pattern for soft florals and a sweet, eyelet peasant top.

Make floral overalls with the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern for 18 inch and other size dolls by OH Sew Kat. #ohsewkat #dollclothes

Soft and sweet florals make a dreamy Easy Up! Jumper with detailed pocket.

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

Sweet, blue stripes are perfect for a summer Halteralls romper.

Make a romper for your 18 inch american girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #diydollclothes #agfashions #sewing

Find the HalterAlls Sewing Pattern HERE.

The Sweet Simple Tee can also be made as a cool, striped tank top.

Sew a simple tank top with the Simple Sweet Tee PDF sewing pattern for dolls.

Find the Simple Sweet Tee pattern HERE.

Thank you again to Sophie for sharing her amazing talents with me. These outfits were all sewn using Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns. Find all of these patterns and more in my Etsy Shop for 18 inch dolls and other sizes as well.

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Tester Tuesday: The Easy Up! Jumper Pattern for 18 inch dolls

Here are a few photos of the amazing Easy Up! jumpers from the Oh Sew Kat! testers.  They never cease to amaze me with not only how quickly they work, but also have creative they are!  Find the Easy Up! Jumper and other digital sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls here.

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

Make the Easy Up! Jumper in an afternoon with this easy to sew, beginner level PDF 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! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Above, Pam Ray of Amy Violet’s, used lace for her pleats and straps.  Such a pretty dress!!


The Easy Up! Jumper is cute with a pocket on the front.

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

Michelle Anderson added an adorable pocket to the front of this spiffy plaid jumper.  The pocket piece is not included with the pattern, but if you don’t have one from another pattern (like the HalterAlls or Backyard Bibs for example), it’s very easy to make your own!

Add a pretty peasant top under the Easy Up! Jumper for a soft, romantic look.

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

Sophie Pagr’s STUNNING dress blew me away.  The fabric is perfect with this off the shoulder peasant style top. Be sure to check her out on instagram at ProjectAGrunway for more stunning photos and doll clothes.

The Easy Up! Jumper is quick to sew to make a sundress for your doll.

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

Nellie looks ready for anything in her adorable apple Easy Up! Jumper made by Koala-T. Find them on facebook and say hi!!  Koala-T sells her doll clothes online and at craft shows in Canada.

What will you add to your Easy Up! Jumper to make it uniquely yours?  Share your photos with me at #ohsewkat on instagram or my facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/ohsewkat.  See more Easy Up! Jumper ideas in the Inspiration Gallery and purchase the pattern HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
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

4th of July Doll Clothes

It’s time to celebrate the red, white and blue here in the USA!  Here are a few 4th of July inspired outfits made with Oh Sew Kat! patterns.  Click on the photos to go right to the pattern.

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Melody looks adorable in Bloomer Buddies!Oh Sew Kat Sewing Patterns for Dolls-51

Kendall shows her pride in Party Time Peasant Dress (photo credit: Amy Violet’s).Party Time Peasant Dress by ohsewkat (2)a

Sam is also in a Party Time Peasant Dress.Party Time Peasant Dress sewing pattern by ohsewkat 4

The Bitty Twins are ready for a picnic in their HalterAlls.halteralls-bitty-baby-pattern-by-ohsewkat-6

Summer classic:  Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt.Oh Sew Kat wellie wishers american girl pattern-4-3

Emily and Mary keep cool in Popsicle Tops and Sandbox Shorts.Sewing patterns for american girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat

Nina Self made this cute version of Boardwalk Boutique.Boardwalk Boutique pattern by Oh Sew Kat sewn by Nina Self 2

Ashley Crawe has Bitty Baby all decked out for the holiday in a Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt.popsicle-top-and-sixth-grade-skirt-by-oh-sew-kat-bitty-10

Willa and Kendall look cute in their Popsicle Tops and Four Season Skirts.Oh Sew Kat wellie wishers american girl pattern-4-4

 

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Sewing Patterns for Wellie Wishers

Sewing patterns for wellie wishers and 18 inch American Girl dolls

It’s not too early to start planning spring wardrobes for your dolls and the girls that love them.  Easter feels like it’s early this year, so here are a few patterns that are perfect for Easter and spring.  Click on the pattern cover to purchase the sewing pattern and stitch one up this weekend!

OSK Party Time Peasant Dress WW Cover

Collage of four photos of Wellie WIshers dolls in ladybug dressesOSK Bloomer Buddies Cover WW

wellie wishers dolls in spring dresses

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern HalterAlls for Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Photo collage of 7 photos of dolls in overalls

Which one will you choose to make? All three of these patterns are also available for 18 inch dolls, Animators, and Bitty Baby.

Shop a large selection of doll clothes sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.

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