Shamrocks and Rainbows! Sew St Patrick’s Day Doll Clothes

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Who doesn’t love March? With the small glimpses outside that spring is just around the corner, and the daylight lasting a little longer each day, it’s fun to sew with shamrocks and rainbows.  Here are a few dresses to inspire you this Shamrock Season.

I used my Cricut Maker to cut out these Party Time Dresses.  Every doll in the house got one this year!  I think the rainbow waistband gives a perfect pop of color!

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Shirley Fombey of Doll Clothes by Shirley created these adorable Wellie Wishers outfits above using the Four Season Skirt and Popsicle Top patterns.

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Find the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern (now available in 5 sizes!) HERE. Above for Saige, I layered a Sugar n Spice modified overdress to offer two outfits in one! Find more details HERE.

Carol Meadows made this darling Party Time dress below for her A Girl for All Time Doll.  More shamrocks and polka dots!

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Are you stitching green doll clothes this month?

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Budget Friendly Doll Clothes- DIY Valentine Dresses with Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Are you on a tight budget when it comes to doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl®? When my daughter was growing up, I know I sure was. The outfits at the store are super cute, but wow, do they add up quickly!!

My daughter really enjoyed planning her own doll outfits, and from this love and process, Oh Sew Kat! Patterns were born.

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

As you wander through Walmart for this or that, be sure to stop by the fabric & craft sections! You can find these darling packs of fabric (called Fat Quarter Packs, which means each piece in the pack measures 18×22 inches.) for just $3.97. You read that right! That is a full yard of fabric for under $4. PS. They also offer bundles with bunnies!! See the dresses I made HERE. Here are two outfits I made from just one of those packs…and I still have a whole lot left to go! That means at a MINIMUM, each dress was only $2. I still have almost the whole piece of the red polka dot (enough for another bib or easy up jumper– maybe some Playground Pants?) and a few scraps from the other three. That could mean 3 outfits total for just $4! Wow!!!

Yes, you do have to add the cost of the PDF sewing pattern- but at $4.99, or even $5.99, you can still consider the outfit less than $10. And the best part? You can use the pattern over and over again, reducing your cost each time you do! And without any bothersome tissue to lay out, cut out, fold up (only to rip each time you pin!), your print at home PDF patterns live safely inside your computer and your etsy (or other) accounts until the next time you need them!

Save money when you make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

Party Time Peasant Dress:

The Party Time Peasant Dress is my absolute favorite for any holiday dress. I love the accents, the ease, and the full skirt! The top and waistband take inches of fabric. The problem with fat quarters is the skirt. Anything over 22 inches (remember, this was a fat quarter of fabric), has to be pieced. My answer to that seam was to offset it from the middle, and accent it with pretty bows! I also considered red heart buttons! I trimmed the hem with a gingham bias tape trim… easy and cute!!

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

And cute for Blaire too!!

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

The next pattern I turned to is the Backyard Bibs. This quick and easy overalls dress takes very little fabric, very little time, and looks adorable over the Playtime Peasant Top, which can also be used with other outfits. Cue the cute heart buttons for Kailey! Find these patterns in a special bundle value HERE. This pattern is also available for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers!

Backyard Bibs:

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

So you see, making your own doll clothes really doesn’t have to cost too much because the fabric requirements (even for the 18 inch doll- smaller dolls require even less!) are so low. As long as you have a basic sewing machine, some basic tools, thread, pins, and maybe a few extras (see my favorite notions HERE), you too, can make a “SWEET” outfit for your doll this Valentine’s Day for very little money. See what I did there? 😉

Be sure to PIN these images for later!! Check out the Party Time Peasant Dress and Backyard Bibs pinterest boards today! Don’t forget to like this post and follow me on Pinterest!

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Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

Sew a Holiday Doll Dress with Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat! patterns are quick and easy.  Choose a fun, holiday print and stitch up a new dress for your doll this holiday in just an afternoon!  The design is in the details.  Add pretty piping or fun buttons and bows to enhance your dress.

The Party Time Peasant Dress is a quick to sew pattern for dolls, that will give lots of “WOW” when you choose fun, holiday themed fabrics.  This pattern is available in five popular doll sizes:  18 inch dolls, 14.5 inch dolls, 15 inch baby dolls, 16 inch Animators dolls, and 16 inch A Girl for All Time® Dolls in my Etsy Shop.  Because PDF patterns are instant download, and you print them at home, you can sew one up without even leaving your house!

Make a holiday doll dress with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy beginner patterns to DIY doll clothes like the Party Time Peasant Dress. #dolldress #holidaydress #christmas #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

Be inspired by these fun, holiday dresses and sew one up for your favorite doll today!  Kelly’s snowflake dress was made with the Party Time Peasant Dress.

Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

Use the Bloomer Buddies pattern for a Christmas Classic, like Riley’s dress below.

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a classic Christmas dress with the easy to sew, step by step tutorial PDF Sewing pattern Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat! Also available in other popular doll sizes like Bitty Baby and Wellie Wishers. #christmasdress #holidaycrafts #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #americangirldoll

This polka dot dress is also made with the Bloomer Buddies.  I just made the sleeves longer.

Easy sewing patterns to DIY doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #sewingpattern #18inchdolls

Maryellen’s Dress was made with the School Bell Blouse pattern, using this easy Pattern HACK.Make a holiday doll dress for 18 inch dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns for American Girl dolls. #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #sewingpattern

Make holiday dresses for your Wellie Wishers 14.5 inch sized dolls too! Willa’s dress is made with the Party Time Peasant Dress.Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

Holiday doll dresses with Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns (3)

The Party Time Peasant Dress is also available for A Girl for All Time Dolls.

Make a cute holiday outfit for your A Girl for All Time dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern for subscribers. #diyholiday #holidaycrafts #dollclothes #ohsewkat #sewingpattern

Have fun putting a holiday twist on your doll clothes this season!!

See more Party Time Peasant Dresses here and here!  Find more holiday ideas here and don’t forget to visit the Inspiration Gallery.  Find the entire Oh Sew Kat! pattern catalog HERE.

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50s Fashions to Sew for your American Girl Doll, Maryellen Larkin

Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #50s #dress #maryellen #sewing

Sewing for Maryellen Larkin?  Try these twists on patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.

  1.  Sunshine Dress &  Sugar n Spice Bundle
  2.  Bloomer Buddies
  3.  Boardwalk Boutique with Bloomer Buddies Shortie Bloomers
  4.  Party Time Peasant Dress

Click HERE for a tutorial to make a cute headscarf for your doll!

50s scarf doll tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing patterns for beginners to print and sew at home. #ohsekwat #bloomerbuddies #maryellen #headscarf #tutorial

Find more ideas to sew for Maryellen HERE and HERE.

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Holiday Dresses to Make for Your Dolls

Is it too soon? 🙂   Have you thought about the special girls in your life that might enjoy new clothes for their special dolls this holiday season?  Here are a few ideas to inspire you to ring in the season! Click on each photo to go right to the Oh Sew kat! sewing pattern I used.  Visit my Etsy Shop to find a full selection of patterns for dolls from 14-18 inches tall.

Sew a holiday skirt for your dolls with free pattern from Oh Sew Kat! #freepattern #sewingpattern #dollskirt #pdfpattern

Four Season Skirts ^^ Find this free pattern HERE.

Snowman doll outfit sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Jumping Jack 1970s fashions for dolls. #ohsewkat #jumpingjack #70sdollclothes #sewingpattern #pdfpattern
Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Printable patterns PDF patterns School Dance Dress for dolls #ohsewkat #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #easypatterns
Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

Jumping Jack  ^^

Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns
Easy beginner sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns
Easy sewing pattern to make 18 inch doll clothes. Print at home PDF patterns by oh sew kat for dolls. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #jumpingjack #18inch

Party Time Peasant Dress  ^^

Sew a Clara inspired Nightgown! Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

Sugar n Spice Dress Pattern Hack ^^

See more holiday doll clothes ideas HERE and HERE.

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Make a holiday doll dress with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy beginner patterns to DIY doll clothes like the Party Time Peasant Dress. #dolldress #holidaydress #christmas #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

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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Tester Tuesday- A Girl For All Time Sewing Pattern Party Time Peasant Dress

Here are a few more Party Time Peasant dresses stitched up by the Oh Sew Kat! testers to inspire you. This popular pattern has been resized for these sweet, British dolls.  Find the pattern in my Etsy Shop. (It is also available in other popular doll sizes.)

Make a peasant twirl dress for A Girl for All Time dolls with easy patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #agirlforalltime #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #ohsewkat

This simple dress is all one piece- with a fitted waistband and pretty puffed sleeves that can be made with or without the elastic cuff.  Carol Greklek made this pretty three tiered version for her doll, Maya.

Make a dress for your A Girl for All Time® Doll with this easy, sewing pattern.

Make a peasant twirl dress for A Girl for All Time dolls with easy patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #agirlforalltime #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #ohsewkat

Sasha dolls are a little more slender than A Girl for All Time Dolls.  Use a bit less elastic and this pattern will work for them too! Julie Helmer, of Sew Dolled Up 81 made this pretty dress for her Sasha doll.

Make a peasant twirl dress for A Girl for All Time dolls with easy patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #agirlforalltime #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #ohsewkat #sashadoll

Be still my Irish heart!  Carol Meadows made this gorgeous green dress below.

Make a peasant twirl dress for A Girl for All Time dolls with easy patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #agirlforalltime #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #ohsewkat

See more Party Time Peasant Dress ideas here and here, and visit the Inspiration Gallery here. This pattern is now available in 5 sizes:  18 inch doll, 16 inch Animator, 16 inch Slim, 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers, and 15 inch Bitty Baby.

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Tester Tuesday- A Girl For All Time Sewing Pattern Party Time Peasant Dress

The Oh Sew Kat! testers had a ball with the Party Time Peasant Dress. This pattern is my first pattern resized for these sweet, British dolls.  Find the pattern in my Etsy Shop.

Peasant Dress A girl for all time sewing pattern for dolls

This simple dress is all one piece- with a fitted waistband and pretty puffed sleeves that can be made with or without the elastic cuff.  This blue and white dress was made by Sandy Simpson.  Such a fresh and pretty look for spring and summer!

A Girl for all Time doll sewing dress pattern

Juliette Auckland made these next two beauties.  Mixing and matching different fabrics makes the dress look a little different each time!  Try a contrasting ruffle!

Clementine Doll in Party Time Peasant Doll Dress

Three pretty tiers!!

A Girl for All Time doll Maya in peasant dress

See more Party Time Peasant Dress ideas here and here, and visit the Inspiration Gallery here. This pattern is now available in 5 sizes:  18 inch doll, 16 inch Animator, 16 inch Slim, 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers, and 15 inch Bitty Baby.

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4 Sewing Tools that are worth the Investment for Sewing Doll Clothes

Sewing doll clothes can be a pretty quick project as a general rule. The pieces and seams are small, they don’t take long to cut out, and they don’t use much fabric. However, if you want to sew a lot of clothes (like for a craft show) or you just have a short nap time to work in, here are four tools that can save you a little more time and make your sewing time more efficient, and, in my opinion, are really worth the investment.

graphic 4 tools to save time sewing doll clothes

 

1. A good Serger- sergers are funny machines. People that sew fall into three categories. Those who can’t live without a serger, those that bought one but it’s still in the box and are afraid to use it, or those who simply don’t want one or see its benefits. No matter which category you fall into, one sure way to speed up your sewing is with a serger. First of all, the speed settings on a Serger are higher than a sewing machine. It doesn’t stitch backwards, but it goes faster! 🤗 When you use a serger, you learn to work with flat construction. This also speeds up the sewing process. Spend some time on you tube watching videos of your specific model, as well as how to use one in general. If changing the thread is intimidating, you can simply leave it with gray or white thread for most fabrics. 😉  I love my jet air threading Evolve serger made by Babylock!  (I use stickers to help me remember the settings for quick stitch changes!)

Bernina Serger Evolve

2. A Ruffler foot- if you like gathered skirts and ruffled hems, this one tool can save 10 minutes per outfit- at least! My machine is a Bernina, and yes, the ruffler foot was pretty pricey.  I watched one you tube video and I was off and running. There is a great e-book here if you want to get serious with the math. I just started to experiment and kept a spreadsheet with every measurement I tried. With that sheet, I have a baseline to start with to vary the stitch length to ruffle the skirt from each if my patterns with.  It doesn’t have to be exact- just “close enough” at first.  (You can always pull a little back out at either end if it ends up too short.)  It takes 15 seconds to gather an 18 inch doll skirt this way! Well worth the hefty price tag and time to learn and experiment in my opinion.  (You can also attach and gather the ruffle to the fabric at the same time…I intend to learn how to do that too, I just haven’t gotten to it.)

Bernina ruffler foot sewing a doll skirt

3. An overlock foot- this probably came with your machine; mine did. This is a much cheaper option than the serger.  Again, hop on over to you tube and learn how to use it. Since I purchased my new Bernina last June, I have really started taking advantage of all the feet that are offered. I change feet at least 9 times an outfit. (Bernina has an easy one hand hook mechanism so this doesn’t take long at all.) My Serger is around the table from my sewing machine. In some cases, making a quick switch to the overlock foot is faster and just as productive as using the Serger.  I also really like this thinner stitch for underarm sleeves on smaller doll clothes. Will this save you a whole lot of time? Probably not like the two above, but it’s another tool for your tool box and a great option if a serger machine is not on your wish list or in your budget.

Bernina overlock foot 2a on coral fabric

4. The Cricut Maker- this is definitely not your cheapest time saver! At $399, it’s a big price to pay for something you can do with a nice pair of scissors. (You can save 10% with a subscription to cricut access; click AD: here to read more about that.). If you’ve never used an electronic cutter, you may need to get familiar with your machine and its software first. Once you are comfortable using it, and you spend the time to get your files set up, this can really be a huge time saver, especially if you sew mutliples items at once! The cricut maker cuts up to 12×24 inches- it’s perfect for doll clothes! I set up all of my patterns for the cricut maker and can cut them out quickly and cleanly in literal minutes! See this tutorial for more specifics.  There are also so many other fun things you can do with a cricut machine; sewing doll clothes is just the start!  (If you don’t want to splurge on the Cricut maker, or already have a cutting machine, the time to set up your files can be worth it to cut out your printed patterns as well, as another way to save a little time.)

sewing patterns for dolls on cricut maker tutorial

So many sewists have a room full of tools and toys and still sew with the same 2-3 sewing feet or stitches day in and day out.  Hopefully this post has given you a little inspiration to dig out something you’ve already bought, or invest in something you hadn’t thought of. The right tool for the job makes this hobby even more fun!  What tools might you add to this list?  If you try something new, leave a comment and tell us about it!

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Wellie Wishers Wee Wardrobe – Sewing Gifts for Girls

Make your 14 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls a full wardrobe of doll clothes with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!  The PDF digital patterns make it easy to download, print, and sew. Follow along with a photo of every step!

These adorable outfits were made as a special order for a good friend to give as a gift.  She gave me a price range, and let me decide what I would make.  I love to sew that way!  I don’t know the child, so I thought a few pieces that mixed and matched together in different ways might be a good place to start.

Make doll clothes for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls 14.5 inch Dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

My favorite pattern for all dolls, but especially the Wellie Wishers, is the Party Time Peasant Dress.  This dress lets me use three different, cute fabrics at once and is now available in 5 doll sizes!

Make your 14 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls a full wardrobe of doll clothes with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!  The PDF digital patterns make it easy to download, print, and sew. Follow along with a photo of every step!

I wanted to make two tops and two bottoms.  The tops I chose are the Playtime Peasant Top (purple), the reversible Popsicle Top (pink stripes and puppies).

The two bottoms I decided on are the Four Season Skirt, and Sandbox Shorts with contrasting pockets.  Between these four pieces, the lucky, little girl can make 6 different outfits!  Because I used fat quarters, I still have enough of each color that I could make another set.  Inexpensive fat quarter bundles from Walmart and other craft stores like Hobby Lobby are great for these kinds of projects!

Make your 14 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls a full wardrobe of doll clothes with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!  The PDF digital patterns make it easy to download, print, and sew. Follow along with a photo of every step!

I hope the little girl enjoys her new doll clothes! I had fun making them for her!  Find the link for the free Four Season Skirt pattern by clicking HERE.

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