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.
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:
Click on the links below to go right to each easy tutorial.
- Sunshine Dress with Daisy Trim
- Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set
- Boardwalk Boutique Ruffled Maxi Dress
- 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!
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.
- 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.
- Follow the pattern instructions to assemble the top. Do not sew the hem.
- 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.
- The dress looks great with or without a belt or tie.
Find the pattern in 5 popular doll sizes:
It’s super cute for Bitty Baby® too!!
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!
Carol G made this sunny pink and yellow outfit for her baby doll. Isn’t it the sweetest?
Michelle A’s baby has a bit of a southwestern flair in her sunny top and skirt!
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.
Are your dolls ready for some fall color? Pick your favorite Oh Sew Kat! pattern and have a little fun this October!
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!
To see more of the gorgeous dresses below from this same fabric, click HERE.
What are you sewing this fall?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Which look is your favorite?
It’s October!! Who else is ready for a little fall? How cute is this jumper? I’m calling it Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!
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.
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!
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.
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?
The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern is now available for Bitty Baby™ and Bitty Twins™. This easy to sew peasant top can be made with long or short sleeves, and the pattern includes the fun, 3 tiered “pull on style” twirly skirt too! It’s available in my Etsy shop!
Make a twirl skirt for your 15 inch Bitty Baby® Doll with this easy sewing pattern.
Sew doll clothes for Bitty Baby with easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!
Shop now for the Playtime Peasant Sewing Pattern for 15 inch Baby Dolls. See more ideas for the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt here and here.
Newly released!! The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt sewing pattern is now available for your A Girl for All Time doll. Find it in my ETSY SHOP to download and print on your home printer.
With three different sleeve lengths and a “dress” cutting line, you will love creating this basic outfit for your doll. See how to add the lace between the layers HERE.
Look for more patterns for these lovely 16 inch slim dolls later this spring and summer! This easy to sew pattern is also available in other doll sizes (18 inch American Girl, 14.5 inch Wellie Wisher, 16 inch Disney Animator) in my Etsy store.
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!
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!
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.