Wardrobe Basics for Dolls: Cozy Black Turtleneck

Every now and again, I find myself sitting down to the machine to make my dolls some basic (read boring) pieces for their wardrobe. Shirts, tees, and turtlenecks can be worn season after season and you will find the time you spent to make them was worth it!!

Use the Jumping Jack Sewing pattern to make your dolls some long sleeved, single color shirts. You can put them under jumpers, with skirts, with jeans, and so much more!

Sewing for American Girl Dolls: Wardrobe Basics

Jumping Jack sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls- shorts - turtleneck shirt- reversible jumper for American girl sized dolls by Oh sew Kat!
Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

The shirt looks great with the Four Season Skirt (Above) and the Twinkle Twirl Skirt too (below).

Use the Oh Sew Kat! Pdf pattern Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make a fun, patchwork 18 inch doll skirt for Halloween. Click the pin to find more PDF patterns for 18 inch American Girl dolls and other sizes too. Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com
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Make it Monday: Party Time for Halloween

Use the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern from Oh Sew Kat! and your fun, Halloween fabrics to make your 18 inch American Girl doll a fun and not so spooky outfit!

Halloween Fun and the Party Time Peasant Dress for Dolls

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.

These cute fabrics are made by Doodlebug. They are perfect for some not so spooky Halloween outfits. Use THIS HACK to make the Party Time Dress with long sleeves for the cooler seasons.

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Fall Doll Inspiration: Easy Up! Jumper

The Easy Up! Jumper pdf pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is very simple and quick to sew. Because it has a large front, it’s perfect for your fun prints and florals. Pair it with a cozy Jumping Jack turtleneck and she’s ready for anything. Be sure to visit the Easy Up! Inspiration Gallery for more ideas, as well as the Fall Inspiration Gallery!

Fall Looks for Dolls- The Easy Up! Jumper Sewing Pattern

Sew a pumpkin spice jumper for your 18 inch doll with the Easy Up! PDF sewing pattern for dolls from OhSewKat. Easy beginner level pattern is quick to sew, make it reversible. #dollclothes #fallcraftproject

The Easy Up! Jumper can be reversible too! I like to pair holidays together when I do this- Fall to Christmas, or Valentine’s to St Patrick’s Day or Easter. Two outfits for one sew!!

Find the Easy Up! Jumper Pattern HERE. It is available for 18 inch dolls, 15 inch baby dolls, and 14.5 inch Welliewishers.

Classic houndstooth jumper for 18 inch dolls- make it with the Easy Up Sewing Pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat

Sewing Fall Doll Clothes: Easy Up! Jumper and Turtleneck Shirt

Don’t be afraid to try something new. Use a large floral print for a fun and festive dress!!

Make a reversible Easy Up jumper for your 18 inch doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern.

Click each photo below to see more ideas for your Fall doll clothes sewing!

Simple sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress and pinafore pattern to DIY doll clothes for your 18 inch doll or her friends. #sewingpattern #dolldress #americangirl #ohsewkat
Make a perfect fall jumper and peasant top for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #dollclothes #18inchdolls #fallcrafts
Use the Oh Sew Kat! Pdf pattern Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make a fun, patchwork 18 inch doll skirt for Halloween. Click the pin to find more PDF patterns for 18 inch American Girl dolls and other sizes too. Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Cozy Blue Turtleneck

Every now and again, I find myself sitting down to the machine to make my dolls some basic (read boring) pieces for their wardrobe. Shirts, tees, and turtlenecks can be worn season after season and you will find the time you spent to make them was worth it!!

I use a lot of bright colors in my sewing, so the turquoise turtleneck shirt gets a lot of use around here! Find the pattern HERE.

Make this lovely layered look for fall with PDF sewing patterns for American Girl 18 inch and other sized dolls. Create your own DIY doll clothes with tutorials and patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Use the Jumping Jack Sewing pattern to make your dolls some long sleeved, single color shirts. You can put them under jumpers, with skirts, with jeans, and so much more!

Sew the Jumping Jack Turtleneck Pattern for Dolls

The Jumping Jack pattern has a reversible jumper, that is worn over a pair of shorts, giving you even more wardrobe basics and mix and match options!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Step it Up Series: Boutique Style Skirts from the Free Pattern- Four Season Skirt

Make a Four Season Skirt look like high end boutique with just a few changes to this easy “no fuss just cut” pattern. Mix and match fabrics with a contrast hem for a patchwork skirt with lots of twirly goodness.

Four Season Skirt Pattern Hack- Make a Boutique Style Patchwork Twirl Skirt for Dolls

This tutorial is free here on my blog. If you prefer a PDF file to print or save in your files, I offer it for sale in my Etsy Shop HERE for just a few dollars, but the PDF includes 2 more skirt variations and pattern pieces for 5 popular doll sizes. Find the Twinkle Twirl pattern HERE. (Note: the Twinkle Twirl pattern is listed in my etsy shop under the different doll sizes, but the pattern is the same for all of them. You only need to purchase one copy.)

Free Doll Skirt Sewing Pattern- Pattern Hack by Oh Sew Kat!

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!

Kelly (photo above) is wearing her skirt with the Popsicle Top, while Courtney (photo below) is wearing a modified Playtime Peasant Top. Find the tutorial for the ruffled neckline HERE.

Four Season Skirt Pattern Hack: Patchwork Twirl Skirt

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.

This tutorial assumes you understand the basic skirt construction detailed in the Four Season Skirt pattern. Find the free Four Season Skirt pattern here in 3 sizes:

OhSewKat pdf sewing pattern for dolls free skirt

Make a Patchwork Twirl Skirt for your Doll

  1. Choose 2 or 4 fabrics to make your skirt.  Cut four pieces total, 5 x 8 inches each.   With right sides together (RST), stitch the short edges together, to make one long piece 5 x 30 inches.  (This is for the 18 inch doll size.  To adapt this for other sizes, divide the total skirt piece measurement by four, then add 1/2 inch to each piece for the seam allowances). Attach the skirt to the waistband as stated in the pattern directions.
  2. Add a fun contrasting hem using 1/2 inch double fold bias tape! You can find so many neat bias trims online now, or you can use AD: THIS TOOL to make your own. Sew up the back seam, and then add the bias tape to the hem. Ta da!! (If you prefer flat construction, you can add your bias trim to the skirt before seaming up the back, but sometimes bias trim makes a little bulkier join.)

Choose any fabrics you like to change up the look! This is a great project for your small scraps too!

Use the Oh Sew Kat! Pdf pattern Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make a fun, patchwork 18 inch doll skirt for Halloween. Click the pin to find more PDF patterns for 18 inch American Girl dolls and other sizes too. Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com

Do you prefer a PDF you can print or save instead of a blog post? Find the PDF (with 5 sizes and 3 variations) for sale HERE.

See more ideas for the Four Season Skirt here and here, as well as clicking the photos below.

Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat
Make a sparkly snowflake tee shirt for your 18 inch doll with this quick and easy HTV tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find more sewing patterns for American Girl dolls (free skirt pattern) at www.ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #cricuttutorial #dollteeshirt #htvtutorial #dollcraft
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Make Pretty Easter Dresses for your Dolls with Oh Sew Kat! Sewing Patterns

Is the Easter Bunny headed to your house soon? Dress up her dolls with pretty new dresses for the big day. Oh Sew Kat! offers doll dress sewing patterns in popular doll sizes and you can sew one up in just an afternoon!

Easy Easter Dresses for Dolls: Oh Sew Kat! Sewing Patterns

Make an easy skirt for your 18 inch doll with the very easy FOUR SEASON SKIRT- a free pdf sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find more patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop and download and sew today.

How about a free skirt pattern? The Four Season Skirt is FREE in 3 sizes. Click HERE to get yours. This skirt is quick and simple and will give your dolly that perfect outfit for hunting Easter eggs.

Spring Shine PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls. Easy printable PDF sewing patterns are perfect for beginners. Find more patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.

The Spring Shine dress has pretty flutter sleeves and can be made with or without the button placket. Use your fun prints like these rainbow unicorns (above) or unicorns and castles (below).

Make a doll dress for your 18 inch doll with the flutter sleeve Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern from oh sew kat! It's easy to DIY your own doll clothes and be a fashion designer~

Sewing Easter Dresses for American Girl sized Dolls

The Sugar n Spice Dress with Everything Nice Accessories is the perfect pattern to DIY baby doll clothes for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins 15 inch dolls by American Girl. The pattern includes the short sleeve dress, sleeveless pinafore (overdress, sundress, jumper) as well as 5 simple accessories to mix and match to make your own designs or princess dresses or Halloween costumes. Tutu, apron, overskirt, cape, and reversible corset are included by Oh Sew Kat! Designs for Dolls.

The Sugar n Spice dress is perfect for Easter and every other occasion. Visit the Inspiration Gallery to see the many ways to sew this fun pattern. The Sugar n Spice pattern is now available for 15 inch baby dolls too! Find the pattern HERE.

Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat! Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today. Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks. #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll

The Bloomer Buddies pattern also has a dress option (with or without sleeves) that can be a fancy dress as well, such as Willa’s ruffled dress (Photo by Shirley F.). Find the pattern HERE.

Bloomer Buddies Easy sewing pattern for WellieWishers dolls

And finally, the newest dress pattern from OhSewKat!- the Summertime Stroll- is perfect ofr your spring dresses too! Find the pattern HERE.

Pretty Spring Dresses to DIY for your Dolls

Make an easy colorblock sundress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with the Summertime Stroll PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Choose your own look and DIY your doll clothes to match your girl's style. Find more easy to sew beginner level patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

Be sure to visit the Easter Inspiration Gallery for more ideas for your dolly dresses. Visit OhSewKat on Etsy to find these patters, plus many more, including the BEST DRESSED Bundle to save 15% on three dress patterns.

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Make it Monday: Easy Up! Jumper for Easter

Easy Up! Easter jumper. Make a quick outfit for your American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from Ohsewkat

Make your American Girl® doll a sweet jumper for Easter with the beginner level sewing pattern, the Easy Up! Jumper. With optional contrasting side pleats, this jumper can be worn frontwards or backwards and is pulled on over the doll’s feet. Make it reversible!! This sweet bunny jumper (fabric was from Walmart) was made with fold over elastic for the straps as a short cut. Add the quick to sew Playtime Peasant Top underneath for a super spring outfit for dolls! Available for 14 and 18 inch dolls, plus 15 inch Bitty Baby!

Simple to Sew: Easter Bunny Jumper for Dolls

Easy Up! Easter jumper. Make a quick outfit for your American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from Ohsewkat

DIY Easter Dresses for 18 inch Dolls like American Girl®

Instructions for the faux placket are included in the pattern, however for this version, I used contrasting fabric so it’s sewn on the front before the jumper is constructed instead. Sew many options!! What will you make? Find more Easter inspiration in the Easter Inspiration Gallery or by clicking the photos below:

Make an Easter outfit for your wellie wishers dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat! Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today. Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks. #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll
Make an Easter dress for 18 inch dolls with the easy to sew Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern. Great beginner sewing printable tutorial; find a large selection of budget friendly sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.
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Subtle Shamrocks: Summertime Stroll Dress Pattern

Who says doll dresses for St Patrick’s Day have to be all bright colors and rainbows? I found this subtle shamrock fabric at the fabric store last spring and thought it would make a perfect dress for March- and still work for the rest of the spring months too!

Easy to Sew 18 inch Doll Dress Pattern: Summertime Stroll by Oh Sew Kat!

Mary’s dress was made with the Summertime Stroll PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat! You can purchase it HERE. You will find a full selection of 18 inch doll clothes patterns in my Etsy Shop.

With PDF Sewing Patterns for Dolls, you can design your own Doll Dresses

18 inch play doll in green and floral dress

The Summertime Stroll has just a few pieces and goes together fairly quickly. You can mix and match your fabrics, for a fun, colorblock look, or you can stitch it all in one print. Visit the Summertime Stroll Inspiration Gallery here, and also check out this post and this one.

DIY American Girl Doll Clothes with Oh Sew Kat! PDF Patterns

Find more ideas for St Patrick’s Day and other holiday doll fashions HERE or by clicking on the photos below:

Make an Easter outfit for your wellie wishers dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat! Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today. Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks. #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll
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Sewing for St. Patrick’s Day- Inspiration

Sewing up the Green for St Patrick’s Day!

Sewing o the green this month? Be inspired by these doll outfits for St Patrick’s Day and see more in the Oh Sew Kat! St Patrick’s Day Inspiration Gallery.

Above: Poppy’s rainbow top is made with the Bloomer Buddies pattern and THIS easy HACK. Find the pattern in 3 doll sizes HERE.

Make a Party Time Peasant Dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll for St Patrick's Day. Find the easy PDF print at home sewing pattern at ohsewkat.com. #irish #dolldress #18inch #sewingpattern #irishcraft

Riley and Maryellen are wearing simple to sew Party Time Peasant Dresses. See THIS POST for instructions to make it with long sleeves and find the pattern sized for 6 dolls HERE.

St Patrick’s Day Dresses for 18 inch Dolls

Make your own doll clothes for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy to use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

Emily’s simple green dress takes on a new look for St Patrick’s Day with a simple rainbow ribbon and shamrock button. Find the pattern for the Sugar n Spice Dress in four doll sizes HERE.

VISIT THE ST PATRICK’S DAY INSPIRATION GALLERY HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Anyone Gnome? Free Pattern: Make a St Patrick’s Day Doll Skirt

Free Skirt Pattern for 18 inch Dolls like American Girl® from Oh Sew Kat!

I could not resist this fun leperchaun/ gnome fabric when I was out fabric shopping one day. The print is a little large (and okay, a little obnoxious) for doll clothes, but the Four Season Skirt is the perfect choice for these fun, novelty prints. Pair the skirt with striped socks or tights, leggings, and high tops for a fun and funky holiday outfit.

Poppy is wearing her fun skirt with the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt, white leggings, and fun orange high tops. You can also add the World Traveller Irish green sweater. Read my review of the Ireland outfit from American Girl® here. Need help making doll necklaces? See THIS POST.

Sew a St. Patrick’s Day Skirt for Doll with the Four Season Skirt free pattern

With a strong Irish heritage, we never let March 17th pass by without corned beef and green shamrocks. See more ideas to sew for St Patrick’s Day in the Inspiration Gallery, or by clicking the photos below.

Make your own doll clothes for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy to use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat
Make your own doll clothes for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy to use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat
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
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