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.
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.
Dress your dolls in green this month with a quick to sew duo of the Sixth Grade Skirt and the Playtime Peasant Top. These patterns will take you less than an hour to cut and sew for your 18 inch dolls. Both patterns are also available in other doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.
Jenna’s green top is a modified Playtime Peasant Top. It’s very easy to alter the Playtime Peasant Top pattern to be a midriff style top. I cut the hem off by about two inches, hemmed the bottom at 3/8th inch to make a casing, and added 10 inches of 1/4th inch elastic so it sits right at her waist. The top still pulls on over her feet. Find the pattern HERE.
Travel in Ireland: World Traveler Outfit for 18 inch Dolls by American Girl® Review
I saw this outfit on the American Girl® website and just knew it was coming home to me! I purchased it right away. It cost $36 and also has an accessory set for an additional $18. Without any little girls at home to play with it, I opted just for the outfit. It’s a great value for the cost and I thought I’d share my own opinions with you about it!
See more Oh Sew Kat! reviews of products made by American Girl on THIS PAGE.
I chose Jenna to model my Ireland World Traveler outfit. Of all my red headed dolls (and I do have a lot of them- Saige, Emily, Felicity, Blaire, Maryellen, Nicki (sort of), I chose Jenna (JLY #38) to be my model. American Girl® makes a lot of different dolls- but they’ve just never landed on a curly haired red head with freckles and green eyes. Aka, a mini me!! LOL. So despite Jenna’s lack of curls- she won the new outfit lottery today!
Top o the Mornin’ To Ya! World Traveler Ireland Outfit for Dolls
Here Jenna is dressed in the full outfit: boots, tights, kilt, tee, sweater, cap. Everything feels really high quality (love love love the boots!), although the sweater is a little thin. I realize that miniature doll sweaters can feel bulky, but being Irish, having been to Ireland, and having many, many hand knit aran sweaters made by my mom, this is the only part of the outfit that falls a little short for me. I like the green cardigan style (exactly what I bought for myself when I travelled to Ireland a few years ago) and the skirt is absolutely adorable. The tee shirt is a cute graphic tee, very similar to something my young daughter would have worn. I’m not very good placing the caps, but this one feels like real wool and is very high quality. The tights are super strong- although I wish the tee had a yellow accent to sort of pull it all together just a bit more.
Here is Jenna without the tights. The yellow doesn’t pop from the skirt as much without the tights but still a super cute outfit overall in my opinion. If you are on the fence about this outfit, I highly recommend it. It has a lot of pieces for the price (high value) and they can easily be mixed and matched with other outfits all year long.
Use the free FOUR SEASON SKIRT pattern to make a fun and funky outfit for St Patrick’s Day! See THIS POST for fun and easy doll necklaces.
Jenna’s shamrock and rainbow capri pants are made with the OhSewKat! Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern. It matches the World Traveler Tee perfectly for a casual look or even pajamas! Find the sewing pattern HERE.
The Party Time Peasant Dress is super popular with sewists of all doll sizes. Find it in my Etsy Shop in 5 sizes: 18 inch for American Girl®, 14.5 Welliewishers™, 16 Animators’ and A Girl for All Time, and 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby™.
Riley’s dress is a Party Time Peasant Dress with a simple variation- long sleeves. Use color and accents to create a dress in the Irish theme with hardly a shamrock in site.
Easy to sew St. Patrick’s Day Doll Clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Emily’s Irish outfit is perfect whether spring has arrived or not by March 17th. The Popsicle Top can be worn with a shirt underneath for warmth- and the Four Season Skirt (Made with my FREE pattern) looks great with flip flops or boots!
I do have an Irish heritage, and I’ve always loved it! March is one of my favorite times of the year, especially the shamrocks, and the music! Each year, I try to sew something shamrock themed for the dolls. This post shows the dresses I’ve made with the popular SUGAR N SPICE sewing pattern. It’s available in my shop in 3 sizes.
The beauty of the Sugar n Spice pattern is versatility and value. With an underdress and overdress option, plus some extras like an apron, cape, corset, and tutu, the time you spend making solid underdresses is time well spent. Notice each of these next photos. They all have the same, light green dress as a base! I’m just changing up what is layered over it in each photo. See the Easter version HERE.
Willa is wearing her green dress with an overskirt using the EVERYTHING NICE accessories pattern.
This little overskirt look is super quick and easy! Wear it frontwards or backwards like in this post.
Here she is in the same green dress, but the overskirt is replaced with a green tulle, tutu. (Instructions are found in the Everything Nice section of the pattern bundle.)
And for the 18 inch Dolls:
Yep! Same green dress- I added a seasonal overdress or pinafore, which is also included in the Sugar n Spice pattern.
Just the right touch: a ribbon belt and a cute button. Now the green dress really shines!
And here is one more from the same Sugar n Spice pattern. For this outfit, I took the pinafore/overdress from Sugar n Spice, and reversed it. I left the edges of the skirt unconnected, and layered it over a Party Time Peasant Dress. Read the post about it HERE.
Find the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern HERE for 18 inch dolls. Wellie Wishers and Animators’ sizes are also available. Put the LUCK OF THE IRISH into your doll’s wardrobe this month!
Make Irish themed doll clothes for your 18 inch Doll with Easy Sewing Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
March is coming in like a lion! As we head towards spring and warmer weather, it’s the perfect chance to pull out your greens and stitch up a festive outfit for your dolls with easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Here are a few of my favorite Irish themed outfits for Dolls. All of these patterns are available in multiple doll sizes in my shops. Click the link above to shop the complete collection. Because the shamrock season isn’t quite as long as some of the December holidays, I tend to choose quick patterns that use very little fabric, or mix and match pieces that can work all year, but just add a seasonal component.
Enjoy these adorable outfits made by Shirley Fomby of DollClothes by Shirley on Etsy. She used the Popsicle Top pattern with the free pattern, Four Season Skirt. Aren’t they ready to find some leprechauns?