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 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

 

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!!

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 for example), it’s very easy to make your own!

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.

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.

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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

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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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Valentine’s Day Doll Outfits- a little Inspiration

Today I’m sharing a little inspiration for some happy heart sewing.  It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  These outfits were stitched by the Oh Sew Kat! testers.  Share the love with your little friends and stitch one up today!  Each outfit can be made using fat quarters of fabric and a single afternoon.  Click the photos or the links below to get to the pattern page.

Oh Sew Kat Party Time Peasant Dress Sewing pattern 5

Party Time Peasant Dress by SewDolledUp81

Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat 9

Bloomer Buddies by The Pearl Pony

Free skirt pattern for your doll

Sugar n Spice on Kendall and Four Season Skirt and Popsicle Top on Ashlynn by Oh Sew Kat!

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Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PJ Top with Boardwalk Boutique pants by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns for dolls by ohsewkat

HalterAlls by The Pearl Pony

What are you sewing this Valentine’s Day?  Visit my Inspiration Gallery page to find lots of ideas for all the Oh Sew Kat! patterns.  See more Valentine inspired outfits here and here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns for WellieWishers dolls at Oh Sew Kat

Style it Up! HalterAlls for Dolls

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HalterAlls for Dolls is one of my very best selling patterns. With just two pattern pieces, and an easy “ribbon tie” option, it’s so quick and easy for craft show sellers and a great project for beginner seamstresses alike.  Use your imagination to style up this simple frock and make it uniquely your own!  Long or short, you can whip up at least two of these from a fat quarter of cotton fabric and be stocked and ready to go for all of your fall craft shows in no time.

Find and download the digital pattern HalterAlls in four sizes here.  (18 inch dolls, Wellie Wishers, Bitty Baby and Animators are all available in my Etsy shop, and on YouCanMakeThis.com and PixieFaire.com.

Ribbons and Lace by Sonya Finley:

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Pretty Pockets and Cuffs by Amy Violet’s:HalterAlls sewing pattern for American Girl dolls

Applique by SewDolledUP81:halteralls-for-bitty-dolls-29

And here, I brought the neck ties around to the front (they were lined in contrasting fabric) and added a flower accent:

Saige Girl of the Year American Girl doll halter outfit sewing pattern

What can you add to your HalterAlls?  A cute belt?  A bow? Pretty lace or piping?  How about a pocket? Download the PDF sewing pattern today and whip one up tonight!

HalterAlls sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl

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Fasturns: My Favorite Sewing Turning Tool – The Easy Way to Flip Your Fabric When you Sew

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If you’ve done very much sewing for our small vinyl friends (aka dolls), you have run across a pattern or two that asks you to turn something inside out. I do it all the time in my patterns!  And you look at that tiny little piece you so lovingly cut from the special fabric and think, “Huh? Seriously?”  I want to share one of my favorite products with you, as well as show you, step by step, how to use them.

Best sewing notions for doll clothes: Fasturn tubes for flipping straps and doll bodices. Easy tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Visit to also find a free skirt pattern for 18 inch doll. #ohsewkat #tutorial #sewingnotions #turningtool

Introducing:  Fasturn Fabric Turners!.  This set, available on Amazon, is the one I have. I bought it at least 19 years ago (rough estimation based on military housing assignment and ages of children that were around at that time).  I love these things!!  I use them daily when I sew!  I use them to turn the straps on Boardwalk Boutique halter tops and HalterAlls. I use them every time I make a Popsicle Top, a Sugar n Spice pinafore, or a Bloomer Buddies top.  If you make the investment in these, you won’t regret it!  No more safety pins, ripped seams, and frayed edges! I promise!

Here’s what they look like:

Fasturn tutorial by Oh Sew kat! doll clothes

Sure,they don’t look like much. Brass tubes and some wire “thingy”s; okay, wire hooks if you will.  They come in sets of six sizes.  Here’s a step by step break down of how to use them to turn a doll’s bodice (like Bloomer Buddies, Sugar n Spice, Popsicle Top etc.) Turning the straps of any outfit will work the same way.  Instructions are beneath each set of pictures.  (Please note, these photos were taken of a WellieWishers™ sized top.)

Fasturn Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat!

1. Stitch as the pattern directs.

2. Choose the largest Fasturn tube that will slide into the opening or strap.

3. Insert the Fasturn into your opening.

4. Feed a wire hook into the tube (make sure it’s longer than your tube is- there are two sizes of hooks) and fold the fabric over the opening in a single layer, turning the wire in a clockwise direction to “screw” it out the top through your fabric.

5. Ensure the top of the wire doesn’t catch on the side of the tube, (I guide it with my finger as I start to pull) and slowly pull the fabric into the tube, pulling gently towards you.

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6.  As you pull, the fabric will start to feed into the tube and resist a bit.  Pull about 1-2 inches (until it feels like you may be forcing it) and then pull your fabric back up over the tube to expose the part you are pulling out.

7.  Now you can see what you are doing more clearly;  pull the tube towards you and away from your fabric. (the hook is still secured to the fabric.)

8.  Turn the wire in a counter-clockwise direction to twist it out of your fabric.

9.  Carefully continue to pull with your hands.

10.  Continue to pull the fabric until it all slides out towards you.

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11.  Pull the final fabric through and

12.  Press your flipped fabric!  Whoo hoo! Wasn’t that so much easier?

You can also view a quick video on YOU TUBE, that shows how to turn a tube, and fill it with cord in just one step.  Have you bought a set of Fasturns? How do you use them? Respond in the comments below and share your ideas!

 

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Tester Tuesday: HalterAlls for Freya’s Friends

This Tester Tuesday is brought to you courtesy of a young doll enthusiast named Freya.  Freya is 6 years old and lives in Northern Ireland; her mom is one of my amazing sewing pattern testers.  I’ve never met Freya, but her sense of style really comes through as she dresses her dolls, poses their photos, and chooses fabrics and patterns for their outfits.

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Her mother says she’s quite the little “assistant” when she’s testing.  She helps pin the patterns (with wonderclips) and I’m sure it won’t be long before I add her to my tester list on her own! Please enjoy Freya’s photographs of her special doll collection of friends in their HalterAlls outfits.  Here’s a review Freya wrote for this pattern, which is one of her favorites!

Freya:  I really love this pattern because it is the perfect go anywhere outfit, my dolls wear it to go shopping, walk their dogs, play with their friends and go on holiday if you buy no other pattern you need to buy this one!!!!

Thank you for the endorsement, Freya!!  😉

Halteralls sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat

The HalterAlls pattern is easy to sew with just a small amount of fabric (fat quater friendly!) and is available in four sizes:  18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators’, 14.5 WellieWishers (also fits Hearts for Hearts Girls) and 15 inch Bitty Baby dolls.  Find them all in my SHOP.  See more HalterAlls samples HERE.

HalterAlls sewing pattern for doll clothes Oh Sew kat

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Tester Tuesday! HalterAlls for 18 inch Dolls

Today’s tester photos are by Jenny Stamper Zogg of the Pearl Pony, who was really excited to test the HalterAlls for Dolls pattern.  She has a wonderful sense of color and style.

Sewing patterns for amerian girl sized dolls by ohsewkat

 

Stop by and see more of Jenny’s fun and frilly creations on her Facebook Page.

Tie the ribbon straps like a halter, or cross them in back for an overalls look. You can even make HalterAlls for boy dolls, like Logan Grant.  Find the PDF patterns in my Etsy Shop or on PixieFaire.  HalterAlls are also available sized for Bitty Babies and Disney Animators.

HalterAlls for American Girl Sized Dolls

HalterAlls for WellieWishers

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Melody is so pretty in pink!!!

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I just love the way Jenny pairs her outfits with fun and funky boots!!

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Create a pretty focal point with a flower!  🙂

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See more HalterAlls here and find the pattern in my Etsy shop in different sizes and now available for Bitty Baby too!

Stop by Jenny’s Facebook Page to see some of these and many more outfits for sale!

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It’s Tester Tuesday! HalterAlls for Dolls

The latest pattern from Oh Sew Kat!, HalterAlls for Dolls has been a big hit with my testers.  It’s available in four sizes for all of your dolls!

WellieWishers and 18 inch doll clothes to sew by Oh Sew Kat!

 

Here are some photos of the pattern created by Julie Helmer of “Sew Dolled Up”.  Her whimisical style is perfect for this quick and easy pattern.  Fabric or ribbon straps can be tied in back like a halter top, or crossed to look like overalls (just add snaps or velcro).  Add a fun shaped pocket. Find the PDF patterns in my Etsy Shop or on PixieFaire.

Stop by and shop with Julie in her Etsy shop: All Dolled Up.  She always has something fun and new to see for your dolls.

HalterAlls for American Girl Sized Dolls

NEW! Bitty Baby Size

HalterAlls for WellieWishers

HalterAlls sewing pattern for dolls and wellie wishers

Click here to buy these cute sister outfits from Julie!halteralls-romper-pattern-for-18-inch-dolls-15halteralls-romper-pattern-for-18-inch-dolls-12

This pattern is offered in two lengths- and you can add elastic for a cute, summer look.halteralls-romper-pattern-for-18-inch-dolls-13halteralls-romper-pattern-for-18-inch-dolls-14

Julie added lace to her pocket here and created this adorable Country Western HalterAlls!

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And cute polka dots!! This pattern is perfect to make cute summer rompers for all of your dolls.  The WellieWishers HalterAlls pattern will also fit your Hearts for Hearts Dolls.

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And finally, the Bitties! The bitty dolls look so cute in their rompers!  This is a great pattern for Bitty Twin Boy too!

Bitty Baby and Bitty Twin sewing patterns from oH Sew Kathalteralls-for-bitty-dolls-16halteralls-for-bitty-dolls-28halteralls-for-bitty-dolls-29

See more HalterAlls here and find the pattern in my Etsy shop in different sizes and now available for Bitty Baby too!

Stop by Julie’s Etsy shop to see some of these and many more outfits for sale!

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Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins Sewing Pattern: HalterAlls

Don’t you just love to create your own doll clothes? I know I do. And now you can make the poplular “HalterAlls” outfits for your Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins dolls!  These easy “overall” style rompers are quick to make and fun to mix and match for twin boys or twin girls. The straps tie in back like a halter, or can cross in back like overalls.  Download and sew up a cute pair today!! Don’t forget to share 🙂

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Find the patterns (plus many more!):

HalterAlls for Bitty Dolls on Etsy

HalterAlls for Bitty Dolls on Pixie Faire

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Mix and Match fabrics for brother and sister outfits!halteralls-bitty-baby-pattern-by-ohsewkat-5halteralls-bitty-baby-pattern-by-ohsewkat-6

 

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HalterAlls are now available in four popular doll sizes! Visit my Etsy shop to see them all:  SHOP Now.  Check out the Inspiration Gallery to see more ways to stitch up your cute HalterAlls.

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