Step it Up Series: Make a Western Peasant Top Dress with a Ruffle with this Easy Sewing Pattern Hack

Nicki is rocking the red in her cute, bandana dress. It sends such a fun, summer and country vibe! It was easy to sew with elastic at the neck and sleeves (no closures) and pulls on over her feet. I found this doll scale bandana fabric in both red and navy blue at Walmart.

Dress your 18 inch doll like a country singer with a bandana print peasant dress and belt.

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Your 18 inch doll will look like a country western pop star in a bandana print Peasant Dress

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

This is a very simple pattern hack and will work for any size doll, just adjust the measurements to your preferred length. Start with the Playtime Peasant Top Sewing Pattern. It’s available HERE for 18 inch Dolls, and HERE for other popular doll sizes like Bitty Baby and Wellie Wisher, plus more.

Easy Sewing Pattern to make doll clothes for 18 inch dolls- Oh Sew Kat! PDF digital sewing patterns for easy beginner doll clothes. Try this peasant top and twirl skirt.

Nicki Fleming looks just like a country music pop star in a bandana print Playtime Peasant Dress.

To make this cute dress for your 18 inch doll, simply add one inch to the hem of your Playtime Peasant Top bodice. Cut an additional piece of fabric 3 inches x 30 inches for the ruffle and press it the long way with wrong sides together.

Complete the entire pattern as directed until you get to the hem. You can add the ruffle before or after your sew the 2nd side seam, it’s up to you. Gather the ruffle and with right sides together, attach it to the hem of your dress. Top stitch from the right side of the dress, with the seam allowance towards the dress.

Cut 10 inches of FOLD OVER ELASTIC. Sew the ends together, and use this as a belt. (It also works as a headband!).

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Make your 18 inch doll an easy country western peasant dress with the Playtime Peasant Dress Sewing Pattern.

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Try a simple sewing pattern for a country diva 18 inch doll dress.

See more ideas for this easy pattern in the Inspiration Gallery. Use it to make a MuuMuu with this tutorial, or use it to make a double ruffle dress with this tutorial.

Find more country and farm themed doll outfits here and here.

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Use Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns to make country diva doll dresses.

Hawaiian Fashions to Sew for American Girl, BeForever Character, Nanea Mitchell

Sewing for BeForever character Nanea Mitchell?  Try these twists on patterns to make a variety of Hawaiian themed dress from Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.

Sew Hawaiian themed doll clothes for Nanea with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Make a Hawaiian muumuu outfit for Nanea American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #40s #dress #nanea #sewing

40s Fashions for Nanea:

  1.  Bloomer Buddies MuuMuu Tutorial
  2. Sunshine Dress MuuMuu Tutorial
  3. Playtime Peasant Top MuuMuu Tutorial 
  4. Sugar n Spice MuuMuu Tutorial
Hawiian dress sewing pattern for Nanea american girl doll

What other Oh Sew Kat! patterns might work for Nanea outfits? Visit the Nanea page of the Inspiration Gallery to see more ideas.  Comment below with your ideas.

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Tester Tuesday: Oh Sew Kat! Fashions in Blue

Sophie is one of my very talented, long time testers. Her sense of fashion and amazing photography give me so much joy. I hope you are as inspired by her cool, blue fashions as I am! Find more of her beautiful work on Instagram under Project_AG_Runway, and find the link to each pattern below the photos.

Sew a soft, ruffled skirt and eyelet top with the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt Pattern.

Doll Clothes sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! 18 inch doll and wellie wishers, Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls.

Find the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern HERE.

The Party Time Peasant Dress features of the waistband and pretty ruffles shine in denim blue.

Make a denim twirl dress for your 18 inch doll with the easy sewing pattern PDF Party Time Peasant Dress by Oh Sew Kat. #18inchdoll #sewingpattern

Find the Party Time Peasant Dress Sewing Pattern HERE.

The Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern is the perfect pattern for soft florals and a sweet, eyelet peasant top.

Make floral overalls with the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern for 18 inch and other size dolls by OH Sew Kat. #ohsewkat #dollclothes

Soft and sweet florals make a dreamy Easy Up! Jumper with detailed pocket.

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

Sweet, blue stripes are perfect for a summer Halteralls romper.

Make a romper for your 18 inch american girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #diydollclothes #agfashions #sewing

Find the HalterAlls Sewing Pattern HERE.

The Sweet Simple Tee can also be made as a cool, striped tank top.

Sew a simple tank top with the Simple Sweet Tee PDF sewing pattern for dolls.

Find the Simple Sweet Tee pattern HERE.

Thank you again to Sophie for sharing her amazing talents with me. These outfits were all sewn using Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns. Find all of these patterns and more in my Etsy Shop for 18 inch dolls and other sizes as well.

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Make your Own Easter Outfits for 18 inch Dolls with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern

Make a new bibbed dress or pants for the 18 inch dolls in your life and watch her eyes light up when she finds it in her Easter basket! With easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!, you next sewing project is just a click away.

This is the Playtime Peasant Top, made with cute lamb and bunny fabric. Layer it under a Backyard Bibs A-line dress that can work for other outfits too, like this cheery, pink gingham. (I used it at Valentine’s Day too; see it in this post.)

Make an Easter outfit or Easter gift for your doll with the easy and quick sewing pattern: Backyard Bibs.

Make an Easter outfit for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF Sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download and sew today! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls

This pretty floral fabric will be perfect for Easter, and for the rest of the spring too. Backyard Bibs with the gathered skirt is my favorite version- it lets the pretty fabric do all of the talking with its simple design and construction.

Make your Own Easter Outfits for 18 inch Dolls with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern

Jenny made these adorable bunny bibs when the Backyard Bibs pattern was tested. The floral accents are just perfect. Every little girl would love to find a doll outfit like this hidden with her easter eggs!

Make these easy bibbe overalls for your 18 inch doll like american girl with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from OH Sew kat. #blairewilson #18inchdolls #sewingpattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat

Your doll will be ready for Easter and spring with her cute Backyard Bibs outfit.

Find the Backyard Bibs pattern for 18 inch Dolls HERE.

Find the Backyard Bibs pattern for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers Dolls HERE.

Find the Backyard Bibs pattern for 16 inch Animators’ Dolls HERE.

Find the Backyard Bibs pattern for 15 inch Baby Dolls here.

Find the Backyard Bibs pattern for A Girl for All Time® Dolls here.

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Make overalls for your dolls with the quick and easy Backyard Bibs 18 inch doll PDF sewing pattern by oH Sew Kat! #blairewilson #overallspattern #diy #ohsewkat

70s Fashions to Sew for Your Julie American Girl Doll

Sewing for BeForever character Julie Albright?  Her stories are set in 1974 and she has some groovy fashions! Give your Julie a personalized 70s themed wardrobe with these twists on PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop:

Make a 1970’s themed outfit for your 18 inch American Girl doll.

Make a 70s outfit for Julie American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #70s #dress #Julie #sewing

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make groovy 70s outfits for your Julie doll.

Click on the links below to go right to each easy tutorial.

  1.  Sunshine Dress with Daisy Trim
  2. Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set
  3. Boardwalk Boutique Ruffled Maxi Dress
  4. Playtime Peasant and Sugar n Spice Everything Nice Overskirt

What other Oh Sew Kat! patterns might work for Julie outfits? Visit the Julie page of the Historical Fashions gallery for more ideas.  See more sewing ideas for the BeForever characters like Melody and Maryellen too!  Comment below with your ideas!

Visit & follow my 1970s doll fashion PINTEREST Board for more ideas. Pin these images to save them for later!

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Step it Up Series: Make a Ruffled Dress with this Playtime Peasant Top Pattern Hack

Make a dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #beginnerproject #diydollclothes #ohsewkat

Add a ruffled skirt to the Playtime Peasant Top sewing pattern to make a twirly dress.

The Playtime Peasant Top is so quick to sew and here at OSK, our dolls wear them all the time!! Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern to make a cute and easy ruffled dress for your doll.  This easy pattern hack was shared with me by one of my pattern testers.  It’s such a simple idea and has a lot of wow factor as well.  The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern is quick and easy and available HERE in five popular doll sizes.

To make this ruffled dress, use the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top pattern.  Try another twist by adding a ruffle to the neckline as seen in THIS TUTORIAL.

Make doll clothes for 18 inch dolls and Wellie Wishers with this quick and easy sewing pattern from OhSewKat. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #americangirl #ohsewkat #twirlskirt

Make a ruffled skirt peasant dress for your doll.

  1. You don’t have to make any changes to the pattern pieces!  Choose your fabrics, and cut out the front and back, short sleeves, and using the measurements for the Twirl Skirt, cut out the middle and lower tiered ruffles.
  2. Follow the pattern instructions to assemble the top.  Do not sew the hem.
  3. Follow the pattern instructions to hem and gather the lower tier and sew it to the middle tier.   With right sides together, sew your two tiers to the bottom edge of your top.
  4. The dress looks great with or without a belt or tie.
Make a dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #beginnerproject #diydollclothes #ohsewkat

Find the pattern in 5 popular doll sizes:

Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for 18 inch Dolls like American Girl®

Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for 15 inch Baby Dolls like Bitty Baby®

Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for 14 inch Dolls like Wellie Wishers™

Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for 16 inch Dolls like Disney® Animators

Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for 16 inch slim Dolls like A Girl for All Time®

See more ideas for this pattern HERE and HERE.

Make a dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #beginnerproject #diydollclothes #ohsewkat
Make a dress for your Bitty Baby American Girl doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #beginnerproject #diydollclothes #ohsewkat

It’s super cute for Bitty Baby® too!!

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Tester Tuesday: Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins

Bitty Baby was always a popular doll here at our house.  Oh Sew Kat! patterns are being resized (one by one) for the 15 inch baby dolls in your life. Find the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt here.   Scroll down to see the cute outfits the Oh Sew Kat! testers made with this quick and easy pattern for bitties!

Peasant Top sewing pattern for 15 inch baby dolls

Carol G made this sunny pink and yellow outfit for her baby doll.  Isn’t it the sweetest?

Sewing patterns for baby doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew peasant style blouse with short or long sleeves and 3 tiered ruffle skirt. #bittybaby #ohsewkat #bittytwins #easysewing #dollclothes

Michelle A’s baby has a bit of a southwestern flair in her sunny top and skirt!Playtime Peasant Top sewing pattern MA

This pattern is the perfect pattern for those that are new to sewing.  It has few pieces, easy lines, and simple elastic casings as both pieces pull on over the doll’s feet.  Have fun mixing and matching prints to make your own unique play outfit for your baby doll.

Find the pattern for 15 inch baby dolls here and it’s also available in 4 other sizes HERE.  Get ideas and inspiration for this pattern in the Inspiration Gallery.

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Wow! A Playtime Peasant Top in Full Fall Color!

Are your dolls ready for some fall color?  Pick your favorite Oh Sew Kat! pattern and have a little fun this October!

Tutorial for adding a neck ruffle to a peasant top. Find more sewing patterns and tutorials, plus a free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #peasanttop #dolltutorial #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #18inchdolls

 

This gorgeous blouse was made with the Playtime Peasant Top & Twirl Skirt pattern.  Find the pattern in 5 (yes, five!)popular doll sizes HERE.

I used this TUTORIAL to add the pretty neck ruffle for a fun, new twist!  It’s amazing how a basic peasant blouse is completely transformed by a simple ruffle and some spectacular fabric.  The best part? This top is a super quick sew so you can easily make up one or two in a naptime!

Tutorial for adding a neck ruffle to a peasant top. Find more sewing patterns and tutorials, plus a free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #peasanttop #dolltutorial #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #18inchdolls

To see more of the gorgeous dresses below from this same fabric, click HERE.

Tutorial for adding a neck ruffle to a peasant top. Find more sewing patterns and tutorials, plus a free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #peasanttop #dolltutorial #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #18inchdolls

What are you sewing this fall?

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Sugar n Spice Dress – Halloween Doll Dress Pinafore

Get creative with your doll outfits.  Think outside the box and mix and match the pieces in your doll’s wardrobe to create a different vibe!

Simple sewing pattern for 18 inch doll clothes- the Sugar n Spice dress has lots of options. Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdoll #american girl #ohsewkat

I made this Halloween themed Sugar n Spice pinafore from this fun fabric late last Fall. I never even took any photos of it. I pulled it out today, and had some fun dressing different dolls in it to see what kind of looks I could create.

First up is Nicki.  Nicki is wearing the Playtime Peasant Top with 3/4th sleeves and some fun, slouchy front black boots.  (Side note/ Public Service Announcement:  These boots left black marks on my Grace’s legs last year when I left her in them for a few weeks.  They have been moved to the “photograph and remove pile” in my dollhouse! ) I also tried it with some fun tights and black Ugg boots.

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

Find easy sewing patterns to make 18 inch doll clothes for your American Girl Doll from Oh Sew Kat! Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #sugarnspice #dolldress #halloween #ohsewkat #americangirl

Next up is Kelly.  She is wearing the same pinafore, over a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt.  With a pair of black leggings (made by American Girl) and her “chucks”, she’s ready for a fun, fall afternoon.  Pair the pinafore with knee socks and mary jane shoes for a perfect Halloween party dress outfit.

Find easy sewing patterns to make 18 inch doll clothes for your American Girl Doll from Oh Sew Kat! Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #sugarnspice #dolldress #halloween #ohsewkat #americangirlHalloween pinafore Sugar n Spice Dress-36

Finally, Luciana is wearing the full ensemble. The Halloween pinafore over a yellow Sugar n Spice dress to help the colors pop!  When you purchase the Sugar n Spice pattern, you get the patterns for the dress, the pinafore, and 5 “dress up” accessories to really let your creativity shine!  Find the pattern HERE.

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 Luciana doll or her friends. #sewingpattern #dolldress #americangirl #ohsewkat

With one dress, you have all kinds of options to create different doll outfits for hours of doll playing fun.  The Sugar N Spice pattern is a basic pattern to fill your doll’s closet with pretty clothes! It’s also available sized for wellie wishers and disney animator dolls.

See more ways to use this basic and simple pattern HERE and HERE.

Which look is your favorite?

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Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy, beginner patterns that anyone can print and sew. PDF digital downloads. Ideas and free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #diydoll #dollclothes #halloween #sewingpattern #easypattern

Pumpkin Doll Jumper: Boardwalk Boutique for Fall!

It’s October!!  Who else is ready for a little fall?  How cute is this jumper?  I’m calling it Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!

18 inch doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Boardwalk Boutique is easy and quick to sew! Free skirt pattern for 18 inch sized dolls.

I made this jumper for my 18 inch doll from the very popular summertime pattern, the Boardwalk Boutique.  Yep! It’s this one pictured below, and chances are, you may already have it in your collection.  It was one of the first Oh Sew Kat! patterns I published.  Find it in 4 different doll sizes HERE.  I didn’t make any changes to the pattern. I cut the longer top cutting line, and added the ruffle as usual. The jumper will be a little short if you tie the ties too tightly. I just pulled it down a bit and put it on over a few different shirts.

American Girl doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! The Boardwalk Boutique PDF pattern is found on Etsy, You Can Make This and Pixie Faire.  Make a halter top and capri ruffle pants outfit for your 18 inch doll.  #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #digitalpattern #dollclothes

The black checked blouse, and the white top below, were both made using the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern. You can read more about it HERE.  It’s available sized for 5 different dolls in my Etsy Shop.

For the pumpkin face, I used black, glitter heat transfer vinyl (HTV, like this AD:https://amzn.to/2DHrOGx).  I cut only the face from a design in the AD: Cricut Library; it was part of my access subscription.   A quick press and this adorable jumper was done!

18 inch doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Boardwalk Boutique is easy and quick to sew! Free skirt pattern for 18 inch sized dolls.

And here, it looks so cute with the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt!  When I was working on the Jumping Jack pattern, I made turtlenecks in red, black, and white.  Now I’ve got the basics on hand for many different looks.  These same shirts are perfect with the Easy Up Jumper like in this post.

18 inch doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Boardwalk Boutique is easy and quick to sew! Free skirt pattern for 18 inch sized dolls.

This Boardwalk Boutique jumper takes such a little amount of fabric (fat quarter friendly for sure!) . With easy ties and no closures, it’s perfect to create adorable stock for your fall craft fairs or for that gaggle of special granddaughters you like to surprise with handmade doll clothes.  Why not download the PDF pattern and sew one up today?

See more ideas for the Boardwalk Boutique pattern on instagram (don’t forget to follow me!) and HERE in the Inspiration Gallery.

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Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls