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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New! Bitty Baby Sewing Pattern: Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt

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!

Peasant Top sewing pattern for 15 inch baby dolls
Bitty Baby sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!
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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.

The Playtime Peasant Pattern is also available in other popular doll sizes, like 18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators, 16 inch A Girl for All Time, 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers.

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Learning to Sew? What pattern to start with?

I get asked this question quite often.

“What would be the best pattern for my young, or brand new sewist start with?”

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Oh Sew Kat! offers patterns with basic pattern pieces and simple constructions for this very reason. The goal is to give success to someone who has NEVER SEWN A PATTERN EVER.  Here are my top 3 patterns for newbie seamstresses: The Sixth Grade Skirt, the Playtime Peasant Top, and the Easy Up! Jumper.

  1.  Sixth Grade Skirt

Doll Skirt sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

The greatest thing about the Sixth Grade Skirt is that it’s very hard to mess it up. Because it is an open skirt, with a hook and loop tape closure in back, it fits a wide variety of dolls (and toys), and also accommodates a beginning seamstress’ (possibly) uneven seam allowances.  It’s fun to mix and match different fabrics, and you can add easy pockets with this TUTORIAL, or ruffles or lace to the hem like in this TUTORIAL.

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2. Playtime Peasant Top

As far as a doll shirt goes, the peasant top is a timeless staple for every doll wardrobe.  It really does not get much easier than this.  The simple construction still lends itself to whimsical fabric combinations for unique styles.  Feeding a safety pin through an elastic casing for the easy neckline will teach a beginner a skill that can be then used on skirts, pants and shorts too!

Peasant Top sewing pattern for wellie wishers dolls

Make the Playtime Peasant Top with long sleeves with elastic at the wrist.  This classic look works for both historical and modern outfits.

Julie doll in white top and red gingham long skirt

Playtime Peasant Top with short sleeves with elastic.  Add lace to a skirt with this easy TUTORIAL.

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3. Easy Up! Jumper

Beginner sewing pattern for 18 inch doll clothes

The Easy Up! Jumper is just that! Easy! It’s easy to cut, and quick to sew.  For first time seamstresses, make the simple version (no side pleats) and use FOE (fold over elastic) for the straps. Be careful, this pattern is addicting! It’s hard to make just one!

Simple sewing pattern doll jumper by ohsewkat

 

Visit the Inspiration Gallery for each pattern to see more ideas.

Other simple patterns to try:  Boardwalk Boutique, Playground Pants, HalterAlls, and the Party Time Peasant Dress.

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New Sewing Pattern for A Girl for All Time

A girl for all time doll in pink skirt and peasant top

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.

OSK Playtime Peasant AGAT Image Files9With 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.A Girl for All Time doll sewing pattern peasant topOSK Playtime Peasant AGAT Image Files11

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.

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A Girl for All Time Doll Sewing Pattern

Wellie Wishers Wee Wardrobe

Wellie Wishes dolls Willa Ashlynn CamilleThese 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.

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!

Doll dresses for wellie wishers sewing patterns

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!

sewing patterns for wellie wishers doll clothes

 

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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Make a Country Western Outfit for Your Doll- with a Free Skirt Pattern

It’s easy to make these adorable, country and western inspired outfits for your dolls like Tenney Grant or any of her friends!

Two dolls wearing clothes made of pink bandana fabric with denim and lace accents

I bought this cute bandana fabric at Walmart.  They offer it in fat quarters in quite a few colors. I wanted to make some country and western inspired fashions!

I started with the simple peasant top in the Playtime Peasant Top pattern.  I made one top with short sleeves, and two others with long sleeves. Both are included in the pattern.

18 inch doll in western bandana outfit with cowboy hat

Grace Thomas doll in bandana peasant top with blonde 18 inch doll in skirt and blouse

American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat

Get the FREE Skirt Pattern

I made both skirts here using this TUTORIAL and the FOUR SEASON SKIRT.  Mix and match your denim and lace layers to create your own style of skirt!  You can also use the skirt pattern in the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt.  They are very similar.   I added an easy elastic belt to complete the look.  The hat and boots are from American Girl® and belong to the Nicki Fleming GOTY collection.

 

I simply cut a triangle of fabric from my leftover scraps for the pink bandana, and dressed my dolls with hats and boots.  I think they look ready for some square dancing, don’t you?

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Playtime Peasant Top and Party Time Dress

Birdie Wright shared some adorable doll outfits with me that she made recently.  I design Oh Sew Kat! patterns to be easy and versatile. There are so many ways to make them!  She used both the Playtime Peasant Top and the Party Time Dress patterns to make these  outfits.

Birdie used the sleeves from the Playtime Peasant Top and a floor length skirt, and added pretty lace to the sleeves to make this sweet version of the Party Time Peasant Dress.

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Here she used the Playtime Peasant Top with long sleeves (and pretty lace hems!) and used the Party Time back pieces to make her top open in back instead of a pull on item.

Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top

Both outfits are adorable, Birdie! I love the way you used the patterns to create just the look you wanted!  Thank you for sharing!  See more Peasant Tops and Party Dresses here and here.  Buy the patterns here and on YouCanMakeThis and on PixieFaire.  These patterns are also available sized for the Wellie Wishers and Disney Animators’ Dolls.

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