There are so many ways to change up your sewing patterns to create your own unique doll clothes. One of my favorite fashion features is to add a pocket (or two) to a simple garment. Some of my patterns include pattern pieces to add a pocket (HalterAlls for example) but any square or circle scrap of fabric can work too.
My Oh Sew Kat! Testers love pockets too!! Michele is my pocket QUEEN! Pam, Sophie, and Shirley also add stunning accents to outfits with their pockets. Be inspired to try a few pockets on your next outfits.
The Sixth Grade Skirt was the first pattern published by Oh Sew Kat! back in 2015. With simple lines and a hook and loop tape close, it’s a quick sew from scraps of fabric and can be adjusted easily to fit other sized dolls. It’s available in 6 sizes (18 inch dolls, 16 inch A Girl for All Time®, 16 inch Animators’, 14.5 inch dolls, and 14 inch Hearts for Hearts Dolls) in my ETSY SHOP, sold alone and in value bundles. Often paired with the Popsicle Top or a Jumping Jack turtleneck, it’s a go to skirt for year round fun.
The pattern includes instructions to make a pleated or lace center panel for the skirt.
Try these other fun ways to change up this simple pattern to create even more fashion wardrobe items. Click on the photo to go right to the tutorials.
Add pockets to the Sixth Grade Skirt.
Use contrasting fabric or the same fabric to add easy pockets to the Sixth Grade Skirt.
May the 4th be with you!! Walmart tends to be hit and miss across most of the country with their fabric selections and sales, especially in light of the recent events. I found this Star Wars fat quarter bundle last summer and the tiny prints are perfect for your galactic doll friends!
To make your Peasant Top into a Dress, add 2 inches to the length for the 18 inch doll
Optional depending where you want the sleeve hem to fall: Add 1/4th inch to the length of the short sleeve
Cut your two ruffles twice as long as the hem of the sleeve by 2 1/2 inches wide
Press each ruffle the long way with wrong sides together
Gather the raw edges of each ruffle and pin it to the right side of the sleeve hem
Complete your top according to the pattern directions
Joss looks so pretty in these soft floral prints.
You can also make it into a dress like Grace’s festive outfit below. She is also wearing Luciana’s red belt purse to complete her outfit. To make this dress, I extended the bodice piece by 2 inches to make it dress length and then added the ruffles instead of hemming the sleeves. These green ruffles are a little wider than the ones above, so the sleeves go down to her wrists. Add a belt if you like to complete the look; Grace is using Luciana’s belt purse from American Girl®.
Do you still need a few quick and easy holiday gifts for girls in your life? Gifts for daughters? Gifts for granddaughters? This pattern is perfect for your girl and all of her friends too! You can download the Sixth Grade Skirt PDF printable pattern from my Etsy Shop today, and stitch up a sweet set of skirts in just an afternoon! These skirts have a hook and loop closure back; they are easily adjusted to different brands of dolls. With a few straight seams, you will love how quickly they go together and how little fabric each one takes! Add a Playtime Peasant Top or a Popsicle Top to complete the outfit.
One Simple Pattern: So Many Different Skirts!
Easy to make holiday doll skirt for your 18 inch doll
The Sixth Grade Skirt pattern is rated VERY EASY. Even the young, beginner seamstress will be successful with this easy to cut and easy to sew pattern.
Find the Sixth Grade Skirt for 18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators, 15 inch Bitty Baby®, A Girl for All Time®, Wellie Wishers™, Glitter Girls®, and Hearts for Hearts Girls® dolls HERE.
Use the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern to make a holiday skirt for your 18 inch doll.
Look at this!! The Sixth Grade Skirt can also be worn backwards or to the side, for even more fashion options. Use the hook and loop tape to close it like usual, and add decorative buttons to the edge. Now you have two skirts in one!
The Easy PDF Printable Sewing Pattern, Sixth Grade Skirt, is easy to sew and fun for dolls to wear this Holiday!
Use this TUTORIAL to make a pretty, lace neck ruffle on a simple Playtime Peasant Top with a simple lace trim to complete the perfect 18 inch doll holiday outfit. See more holiday outfits for dolls HERE and HERE. Add the shiny black boots (part of the Grace Thomas collection from American Girl®) and the outfit is perfect! The Sixth Grade Skirt is available in my Etsy Shop in six popular doll sizes. Find them all and also value bundles HERE.
Easy to sew, this PDF Skirt pattern for dolls will let you give the girls on your holiday gift list the perfect doll skirt.
Pick out some fun holiday prints and make this cute contrasting skirt. It screams holiday happiness for dolls! You can make an entire skirt with just a fat quarter of fabric (18×22 inches)- in fact, you can probably make two! Look in the Inspiration Gallery to see more ideas for the fun skirts you can make.
Make your own 18 inch doll skirt with the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
Nellie loves her modern Christmas skirt. Here she wears her tights and Mary Jane shoes, and the Sixth Grade Skirt looks perfect with the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt. Cut the center panel of the skirt on the bias (diagonal) to give your skirt an interesting twist!
Find the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern and find it bundled with other patterns and save $$ HERE in my Etsy Shop. See more ideas for this fun pattern HERE and HERE, and add pockets using THIS TUTORIAL.
Use easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make your doll a Halloween outfit.
It’s time for pumpkins and candy corn and trick or treat parties! Your dolls can join in the fun with a cute outfit or dress made with fun Halloween themed fabrics. Whether you like spooky eyeballs, cute ghosts, scary spiders, or arched back cats, your local fabric stores are full of fun fabric surprises to sew to get your in the Halloween mood.
Make your 18 inch doll a Halloween dress with the School Dance Sewing Pattern
With three ways to change up the dress front, the School Dance Dress gives your fabric room to shine. Add a bow or belt. With long sleeves and a nice A-line skirt, your doll will be ready for whatever treats come her way. Available in 3 doll sizes here….see more School Dance Dress ideas HERE. Don’t forget to check for multi size bundles to save a few dollars when your purchase more than one size pattern.
Make a Party Time Peasant Dress with fun Halloween print fabric.
The Party Time Peasant Dress is a quick and easy project. With easy elastic for the neckline and a full gathered skirt it’s a perfect pattern to showcase some fun Halloween prints, like these from Doodlebug Designs. Find the pattern in 5 doll sizes HERE.
Make a Boardwalk Boutique top into a Pumpkin Jumper
For a quick project, you can’t beat the super popular Boardwalk Boutique. Available sized for 5 different dolls, use the long length cutting line and add a ruffle for a cute, quick, halter top jumper. Kelly is wearing it here with a black turtleneck made with the Jumping Jack pattern. Find both patterns on Etsy. See THIS POST to use the Boardwalk Boutique for a fun elf, santa or gingerbread outfit!
Make a cute School Bell Blouse in Halloween fabric for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls.
Michele made these adorable Halloween tops for her 14.5 inch girls when she helped me test the School Bell Blouse pattern. See more ideas for this pattern HERE. It’s available in 3 doll sizes. The black skirts are made with the very easy Sixth Grade Skirt pattern to complete the look.
Let your dolls play along with the season in cute outfits you make with fun, Halloween themed cotton fabric. You can’t go wrong with any of the patterns you choose. Share your work on my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ohsewkat. Happy sewing!!!
Find sewing patterns for the 16 inch A Girl for All Time® Dolls at Oh Sew Kat!
A Girl For All Time Dolls are some of the newest dolls on the market. They have captured the hearts of girls and collectors alike with their fully jointed bodies (called BJD or Ball Jointed Dolls), their slim, plastic bodies, and their soft, sweet faces. Learn more about them HERE.
These 16 inch dolls are the newest size in the Oh Sew Kat! pattern line up. Every few months, I resize another pattern for these girls and you can find all of them in my ETSY SHOP.
Enjoy these tester photos from the simple Sixth Grade Skirt pattern. It’s a great mix and match skirt that is quick, easy to sew, and takes very little fabric. You can make a skirt with about a ten inch square!
The Sixth Grade Skirt Sewing Pattern is Available for A Girl for All Time® Dolls.
Shirley made these sweet toile skirts. Find her shop HERE. If these skirts are not available, she offers many other items as well. Bex and Clem think the casual look is perfect for summer days.
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.
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.
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.
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.