Courtney Moore 80s Doll Mix and Match Pink Belt Tutorial

DIY your own doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl®. Easy to sew PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! will help you be successful with full color photos plus written instructions for every step of the way. Be your own doll clothes designer!!

Make Fun 80’s Fashions for Your American Girl Doll- Free Tutorials

Create mix and match outfits with hot pink and houndstooth with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Have you seen Courtney’s new mix and match wardrobe pieces from American Girl®? You can create the same look for less money with Oh Sew Kat! patterns and tutorials.

Here’s is the outfit I made for Courtney. I used the POPSICLE TOP pattern for the top, and THIS TUTORIAL for the skirt. Read below for how I made the hot pink belt to complete the look!!

Make a mix and match 80s outfit from houndstooth fabric for your Courtney American Girl Doll. More patterns available from Oh Sew Kat!

Make Courtney’s 1980s Hot Pink Belt

  1. Supplies: Belt Buckle, cotton or knit fabric
  2. Cut fabric 2.5 x 15.5 inches ( I cut mine at 2 inches wide, and decided it should be thicker but did not sew a new version so yours may look slightly different than my photos, but probably more like the one on the AG site.)
  3. With RST stitch up one side, with the last inch forming a slight diagonal to the edge to create a point.
  4. Turn and press well; the seam can be centered or on one edge, depending how you want your belt to look.
  5. Zig zag stitch or serge the open end closed.
  6. Place this finished end through the buckle, fold over and seam in place, just far enough so your foot does not hit the buckle.

Put your belt over the waistband and bottom edge of the skirt and top for a “dress look” and revel in the $48 plus shipping you may have just saved. You are welcome, Momma!! I put the skirt, top and belt items in my cart. Yes, you get two tops and two skirts and some accessories besides the belt, but if this is a passing phase for your kid (like it was with mine)- this is a great answer for a wonderful, time appropriate outfit for your 18 inch 80s Courtney doll from American Girl. And you can sew as many as you want! Click HERE for the skirt tutorial and HERE for the top tutorial to complete the outfit.

Easy to make houndstooth skirt and top outfit for American Girl Doll Courtney by Oh Sew Kat!

Find more ideas and tutorials to sew for Courtney by clicking the photos below. Be sure to visit the Courtney Moore Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Make your 18 inch Courtney Moore American Girl doll a Care bears nightgown with the easy to sew Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern from the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop. Available in other doll sizes too!
Make doll clothes for 1980's 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl. Easy to sew doll clothes with easy PDF digital patterns, printables, and tutorials from OhSewKat. Also available on Etsy. Make a boxy crop top, hair scrunchies, and bubble skirts.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing for the Ruby Red Fashion Friend 15″ dolls?

This post will be updated as more information becomes available. Bookmark it for your records and check back often as the Ruby Red Fashion Friends become more popular!

Make Doll Clothes for 15 inch Ruby Red Fashion Friends Doll with PDF Sewing Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

I asked my test group to try their Welliewishers 14.5 inch doll clothing on their Ruby Red Fashion Friends 15 inch dolls. This is the feedback they gave me on the fit, as well as a few of their photos. Please note, that at the time of this writing, I do not own any RRFF dolls. These adaptations are just guidelines, and you may have to adjust the patterns more or less to your individual taste.

Use the Oh Sew Kat! Pdf pattern Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make a fun, patchwork doll skirt. Easy to sew, download and print at home beginning level sewing patterns to DIY your own doll clothes. Fits American Girl, Bitty Baby, Welliewishers, A Girl for All Time, Animators.

Photo Credit: Juliette Auckland

Use these slight modifications to make Oh Sew Kat! 14.5 inch sized patterns for Welliewishers™ to fit the new, popular 15 inch dolls, Ruby Red Fashion Friends.

Find a full selection of Oh Sew Kat! Patterns for 14.5″ and 15″ Dolls HERE.

Sewing for the Siblies? Try a 15% reduction of your Welliewishers patterns as a good place to start.

Make a cute and quick Easter scooter skirt or skort for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and 15 inch dolls like Ruby Red Fashion Friends with the Sun Day Skort PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

Photo credit: Pam Ray

Please note that this list is not an exact science. The OSK patterns were designed to fit the Welliewishers™ and Glitter Girls® 14.5″ dolls. By adding a little length to most of my patterns, they will also fit the taller 15″ Ruby Red Fashion Friends. You may need to adjust the measurement more or less depending on the look you like for your dolls.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Painted Popsicle Dress for Courtney: Oh Sew Kat! PDF Pattern Hack

American Girl® has a whole line of over the top, fun 80s mix and match fashions for Courtney Moore™. You can use Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make your own!!

Make an 80s themed paint splattered dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll like Courtney Moore™ for half the price with this easy Popsicle Top pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! I found this pastel colored splattered paint fabric bundle at Walmart for about $5-6. The Popsicle Top pattern is found HERE.

Make a Dress with the Popsicle Top Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

  • Cut out the Popsicle Top Pattern according to the directions.
  • Cut a skirt piece, 25 inches by 4.5 inches. If you want a fuller skirt, cut it longer than 25 inches.
  • Assemble the Popsicle Top according to the directions. Do not sew the back edge (where the hook and loop tape will go- this also makes it super easy to flip right side out!). Do not sew the hem or add trim.
  • Hem the bottom long edge of the skirt, and gather the top edge.
  • With right sides together, pin the gathered skirt to the hem of the Popsicle Top (treat both layers of the top as one layer), and sew. Top stitch from the front (pretty side of fabric).
  • Finish the back edges in one long seam, and fold in 1/4 inch on each side, press. Add hook and loop tape and continue the seam down to the hem of the dress to catch the pressed in edge.
  • Add tights or leggings and high top reeboks to complete the look! It also looks great with a denim jacket over top.

DIY 80s Fashions for 18 inch Dolls like Courtney Moore™ from American Girl®

Find more 80s themed pattern hacks HERE.

This quick and easy dress hack would be cute in fun spring prints, or red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. Have fun with it!! Find more ideas for the Popsicle Top pattern HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Click the images below to find more tutorials and pattern hacks for Courtney.

Use the Oh Sew Kat! Sandbox Shorts PDF Sewing pattern to make 80s style patch pocket shorts for American Girl character Doll- Courtney Moore. Find all your doll clothes pattern needs and try a skirt pattern free at ohsewkat.com.
Make your 18 inch Courtney Moore American Girl doll a Care bears nightgown with the easy to sew Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern from the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop. Available in other doll sizes too!
Make your 18 inch doll a hot pink and houndstooth 80s outfit just like Courtney's from American Girl. DIY your own doll clothes with easy to sew PDF patterns and tutorials from Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Show your Doll’s Team Spirit with Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Patterns

It’s Game Day!!

How is your favorite team doing so far? Every day can be Game Day with all of the fun team fabrics available in stores and online. With fun plaids, patchworks, logo scatters and more you can mix and match your school logos and colors to create your own Game Day Doll Fashions. Oh Sew Kat! patterns are simple to sew and let your team spirit shine.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Get your 18″ or other sized doll ready for Game Day with Sewing Patterns from OhSewKat and fun team fabrics!

The Backyard Bibs pattern is perfect to show off your team logos and team colors. Riley is a big Villanova basketball fan and can’t wait for the season to get started!

Villlanova Bibbed Skirt Doll Dress made with the Backyard Bibs easy PDF sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Great for all VU Wildcat Fans!

The dolls at our house like to get behind their favorite football teams too!! Like the Virginia Tech Hokies, and the NC State Wolfpack. Blaire’s cute dress is made from the Sunshine Dress pattern using this TUTORIAL to leave off the sleeves.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Keep your Game Day outfit super simple with the free FOUR SEASON SKIRT pattern and a Popsicle Top. Add fun hair bows (make them on your Cricut machine like in THIS POST) and tennis shoes to complete the look. Find this free pattern in 3 sizes HERE.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Easy to sew Game Day Doll Clothes are Fun for you and your 18″ doll too!

Are your dolls baseball fans? October is for baseball too! Go Nats!!

Make your Game Day outfit for your favorite team- football, baseball, even hockey!

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Bitty Baby’s Hokie dress was made with the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern. Available in five sizes, it’s perfect for mixing and matching Hokie colors and patterns.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Make fun School Logo Tees, Hoodies and More!

You can also use your Cricut machine to add iron on logos and more with Heat Transfer Vinyl. See how in THIS POST HERE.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Make team spirit and game day doll outfits with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Courtney Moore 80s Doll Mix and Match Houndstooth and Pink Belt Outfit Tutorial

Create mix and match outfits with hot pink and houndstooth with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Have you seen this cute outfit for Courtney on the American Girl website? If you put the items in your cart, it will cost you $48 plus shipping! Even with a rewards certificate, that is a lot of money for doll clothes. However, you can use Oh Sew Kat! Pdf patterns and tutorials and create the same look for your Courtney doll using one fat quarter of fabric (about $3) and some pink cotton scrap or ribbon with a buckle (about $3 total if that!). Read on to learn more!

Even though the outfit looks like a dress with a belt, you can certainly use the Sunshine Dress PDF Pattern and make it without sleeves, like in THIS POST, I did decide having two pieces gives more options for fun, future outfits. The top is a sleeveless crop top, and the skirt is a short, slim line skirt with an elastic waist. Add a wide, hot pink belt with a fun buckle, and boom! There’s your outfit!!

Make a simple, slim skirt for Courtney with this easy tutorial

Courtney’s pull on skirt could not be easier. Click HERE to see how I measured my doll to make my own pattern piece, and then stitched up some cute skirts in less than an hour!

Make a mix and match 80s outfit from houndstooth fabric for your Courtney American Girl Doll. More patterns available from Oh Sew Kat!

Make Courtney’s 1980s Hot Pink Belt

  1. Supplies: Belt Buckle, cotton or knit fabric
  2. Cut fabric 2.5 x 15.5 inches ( I cut mine at 2 inches, and decided it should be thicker but did not sew a new version so yours may look slightly different than my photos, but probably more like the one on the AG site.)
  3. RST stitch up one side, with the last inch forming a slight diagonal to the edge.
  4. Turn and press well, seam can be centered or on one edge., depending how you want your belt to look.
  5. Zig zag stitch or serge the open end closed.
  6. Place this finished end through the buckle, fold over and seam in place, just far enough so your foot does not hit the buckle.

Put your belt over the waistband and bottom edge of the skirt and top for a “dress look” and revel in the $48 plus shipping you may have just saved. You are welcome, Momma!! (I put the skirt, top and belt items in my cart. Yes, you get two tops and two skirts and some accessories besides the belt, but if this is a passing phase for your kid (like it was with mine)- this is a great answer for a wonderful, time appropriate outfit for your 18 inch 80s Courtney doll from American Girl. And you can sew as many as you want!

Complete the Look – 80s Style Crop Top for Courtney

80s style top for American Girl doll Courtney sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat

Complete the outfit with a houndstooth top made with the Popsicle Top PDF pattern. Find it HERE and see THIS Post for more Courtney photos!

Sew a sleeveless tank top for American Girl dolls with the easy PDF Sewing Pattern, the Popsicle Top, from Oh Sew Kat!
Easy to make houndstooth skirt and top outfit for American Girl Doll Courtney by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Houndstooth Top – 80s Style for Courtney Moore Dolls

Make it Monday! Houndstooth Top for Courtney

The Popsicle Top is the perfect pattern to make mix and match fashions for Courtney! Just leave off the trim on the bottom and choose geometric fabrics and bright colors. Even better, make it reversible for two tops in one! Find the pattern HERE and see more ideas for this versatile wardrobe staple HERE and HERE.

Courtney's 80s fashions- neon green and houndstooth. DIY your own 18 inch American Girl doll clothes with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from ohsewkat.

Easy to Sew Doll Clothes for the 80s Girl, Courtney Moore from American Girl

Make a mix and match 80s outfit from houndstooth fabric for your Courtney American Girl Doll. More patterns available from Oh Sew Kat!

Complete the Look – 80s Style Crop Top for Courtney

Easy to make houndstooth skirt and top outfit for American Girl Doll Courtney by Oh Sew Kat!

Make Courtney’s Mix and Match Houndstooth outfit with easy tutorials from Oh Sew Kat!

Find the belt tutorial HERE and the Skirt Tutorial HERE.

80s style top for American Girl doll Courtney sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat

Create this look for Courtney using the Simple Skirt Tutorial found HERE.

Sew a sleeveless tank top for American Girl dolls with the easy PDF Sewing Pattern, the Popsicle Top, from Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

18 Inch Doll Mini Skirt Tutorial from Oh Sew Kat!

Make an American Girl doll skirt with this easy sewing tutorial.

Free and easy 18 inch doll mini skirt to DIY Doll Clothes for American Girl Dolls by Oh SEw Kat

Make a Super, Simple Doll Skirt for 18 inch Dolls

Make a mini skirt Pattern Piece

  1. Supplies: measuring tape, ruler, copy or graph paper, 18 inch (or any size) doll, 12×12 inches of cotton fabric, sewing machine or needle and thread
  2. Take three measurements of your doll: waist, hips (widest part), and length from waist to where you want the finished skirt to end. I used 10.5, 11.5 and 4 inches for my 18 inch doll mini skirt. When you make your pattern piece, you will add 3/4 inch to both the hip and waist measurements for ease *use less for smaller dolls.
  3. From the top left corner of the paper, along the left side, mark three measurements. 3/8th inch (waistband casing), 4 inches (or finished length), 1/4th more (hem). Photo 1.
  4. Make a line at the lowest mark, across the page (at least 8 inches) Photo 1.
  5. Divide the waist and hip measurements in half (pattern piece will be on the fold.) (5.25 and 5.75 on my doll.)
  6. Across the top edge, mark out your half waist (plus 3/4 inch) and two inches below the top edge, mark the half hips (plus 3/4 inch) Photo 1.
  7. Draw a line from your hip mark, down to the hemline. Photo 2
  8. Connect your hip and waist marks, rounding a bit for the bum. Photo 3
  9. Mark the fold on the left and cut out your pattern piece. Photo 4
Make a pattern for a simple mini skirt for 18 inch American Girl dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

Mini Skirt Sewing Instructions

  1. Use some scrap fabric to cut out and stitch up your skirt. Make any adjustments to your pattern piece for ease or length.
  2. Clean finish (serge or zig zag stitch) the top and bottom. Press up hem and press down waistband casing. (Photo 1 and 2)
  3. Stitch waistband casing. Add 10 inches of 1/4th inch elastic and tack ends in place. Do not stitch hem. (Photo 2)
  4. With right sides together, stitch the back seam from top to bottom, being sure to catch the elastic edges in your seam. (Photo 3)
  5. Fold up hem and stitch in place. (Photo 4)
  6. If you prefer the skirt to open at the back instead of pulling it on over the doll’s feet, press in the back edges and attach hook and loop tape instead of sewing the back seam.
  7. If your skirt seems a little baggier than you’d like, simply turn it inside out, and stitch the back seam in little more. Once you get the look you like, adjust your pattern piece to have it for next time.
Sew a simple mini skirt for your 18 inch American Girl dolls like Courtney and Joss with this easy tutorial from OhSewKat.

Easy to Make- 18 inch Doll Mini Skirt Sewing Tutorial

Make your 18 inch doll a mini skirt with this free and easy sewing tutorial from OhSewKat

Joss’ pink top was made with the Popsicle Top pattern. You can find it HERE. Find more pattern tutorials and hacks on THIS PAGE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Knitting for Dolls- 18 inch Doll Fashions by Oh Sew Kat.

Knitting can add a great textured element to your doll clothes and can really add that finishing touch to any doll outfit. Two years ago I set a goal to learn to knit. My mother was a master knitter and I wish I had done it while she was still here to share in my success. I found a local knitting shop and signed up for a beginner class and have been working on my skills ever since. Lately, I’ve been working on lots of 18 inch doll knits. Knitting doll clothes (just like sewing) is a low cost and quick way to grow your skills. I’ll share more as I go along, but here are a few fun outfits I put together with some knitted pieces I recently created along with Oh Sew Kat! doll clothes.

Create your own fashion forward wardrobe for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns and simple knitted sweaters for dolls.
Create your own fashion forward wardrobe for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns and simple knitted sweaters for dolls.

First up is Joss. Joss looks amazing in anything but she really shines in bright colors. I knit her thin strap cami from a Ravelry pattern with Baby Bee yarn from Hobby Lobby. The cami is the perfect thing to put under the Kay Carr short sleeve cardigan from her 70s Mix and Match Knitting pattern. The raglan sleeves are easy to knit the and entire little jacket sweater knits up really quickly. Joss is wearing a pair of capri pants made with the Oh Sew Kat! Playground Pants (no pockets) and just made them shorter. This fabric is from the Flowerhouse Wildflowers collection by Robert Kaufman. Cute cute!!

DIY your own doll clothes with easy to sew PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Emily is wearing a Popsicle Top, Sixth Grade Skirt, and a Karina sweater.

Next up is Emily!! She’s wearing a hot pink Karina Sweater (pattern by My AG Doll Creations) in the long length. The yarn is Baby Bee from Hobby Lobby in the princess color. Emily’s outfit is a Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt, along with Saige’s buckle strap boots.

Create your own fashion forward wardrobe for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns and simple knitted sweaters for dolls.

And here is Riley! Riley’s outfit has a cool summer nights vibe. She’s wearing the Sandbox Shorts with patch pockets (as seen in THIS POST) and the pink thin strap cami made with the Baby Bee yarn. This cami was where I learned the duplicate stitch, by adding the yellow heart to the front of the cami. The cute yellow jacket is the same one Joss has on above, made with the Kay Carr 70s Mix and Match Wardrobe knitting pattern. This little jacket is such a quick knitting project and fits so beautifully, I know I will be making many more.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Easter Sun Day Skorts for 14-15 Inch Dolls

It’s Tester Tuesday!! I love to share the creations of my talented testers with you. Today, these cute bunny outfits were made by Pam of Amy Violets. She has such a knack for fussy cutting fabrics and an amazing talent of doll photography. Check her out on her Facebook page!

Willa is dressed in a simple Popsicle Top and the Sun Day Skort to match. You can even make the top reversible. Find the pattern here.

Make a cute and quick scooter Easter skirt or skort for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and 15 inch dolls like Ruby Red Fashion Friends with the Sun Day Skort PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

The Sun Day Skort and Popsicle Top also fits the new 15 inch Ruby Red Fashion Friends dolls too! Isn’t she the sweetest in her cute outfit? Find the Sun Day Skort pattern HERE. See more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Make a cute and quick Easter scooter skirt or skort for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and 15 inch dolls like Ruby Red Fashion Friends with the Sun Day Skort PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

Are your dolls ready for warm weather fun! Create your own doll fashions with easy to sew PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Ruby Red Fashion Friends

Oh Sew Kat! offers pdf sewing patterns in a range of doll sizes- mostly from 14-18 inches. The Ruby Red Fashions Friends are a new doll in town- and some of the Oh Sew Kat! testers try their Welliewishers™ test patterns on them and share the results with me. Here are a few that look so cute!! (RRFF dolls are 15 inches tall. They have longer legs than Welliewishers™ so they sometimes need a little extra length on skirts and pants. You can find all of these patterns in my ETSY SHOP.)

Tester Photos of Oh Sew Kat! PDF Patterns on Ruby Red Fashions Friends 15 inch Dolls

Use the Oh Sew Kat! Pdf pattern Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make a fun, patchwork doll skirt. Easy to sew, download and print at home beginning level sewing patterns to DIY your own doll clothes. Fits American Girl, Bitty Baby, Welliewishers, A Girl for All Time, Animators.

Juliette used the Popsicle Top and Twinkle Twirl Skirt for this cute outfit!

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Wellie wishers Doll. Also fits Ruby Red Fashion Friends. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Julie’s Ruby Red Fashions Friends dolls are dressed in the Picnic Play Outfit. This pattern also includes the cute backpack!

Make a cute and quick Easter scooter skirt or skort for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and 15 inch dolls like Ruby Red Fashion Friends with the Sun Day Skort PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

Pam’s sweet Easter outfit is made from the Popsicle Top and the Sun Day Skort patterns.

Some Oh Sew Kat! patterns may need a few slight alterations (mostly in the lower body lengths) but it also depends on the look you are seeking. Have fun sewing for the new Ruby Red Fashion Friends dolls with your Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!