Mix and Match – Pink Swirl Capsule Wardrobe for Dolls

Mix and Match Oh Sew Kat! Sewing Patterns to Make an 18″ Capsule Wardrobe

It’s quick, easy, and a lot of fun to make your 18 inch American Girl doll some cute mix and match separates with Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Each pattern (sold individually or in value bundles in my Etsy Shop) offer full sized, computer drawn pattern pieces that you print on your home computer, along with full color photos and directions for every step.

I love this pink swirly fabric with the bright pops of hot pink. It reminds me of cotton candy!! I like to usually choose a single print, then choose some solids to add pieces to the collection. For this set I chose two tops (Reversible Popsicle Top and School Bell Blouse) and two bottoms (Sandbox Shorts and Sixth Grade Skirt). You can mix and match all the pieces for lots of outfits for multiple seasons.

The Sandbox Shorts have real working pockets. I used the print fabric for the fun, patch pockets, but you can also use THIS TUTORIAL to put the pockets on the inside of the shorts. The shorts look cute with either the print or the solid side of the reversible Popsicle Top.

Easy Mix and Match Outfits for 18 inch Dolls

Lanie is ready for some summer fun in her cute outfit!!

Easy to sew, Mix and Match Doll Clothes for American Girl sized Dolls

Grace is ready for fall! She is wearing the School Bell Blouse with the Sixth Grade Skirt and some cute, tall boots she borrowed from her friend, Saige. This wardrobe easily glides between warm weather and cold weather outfits. Both patterns are available in my Etsy Shop.

DIY Doll Clothes: Create a Mix and Match Wardrobe with Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Patterns

Maryellen is ready to beat the summer heat. The Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt were made to go together. Both are super quick to sew and can be used with lots of other outfit pieces as well. Find the pattern bundle HERE.

Click the photos below to view other versions of quick to make Mix and Match Wardrobes:

Find sewing patterns for wellie wishers doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat! Mix and match separates are fun and quick to sew!

See more ideas for each pattern in the Oh Sew Kat! Inspiration Gallery.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Pick Your Pockets

The Sandbox Shorts pattern is perfect for all the summer dolly wear you need! With three styles (wide, regular, bermuda), and optional pockets (outside like the pattern suggests, or inside as seen in this pattern hack), your doll of all sizes can stay cool and cute this summer!

Sandbox Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern- 3 Variations Included!

Put outside patch pockets on the inside with this doll clothes tutorial: Step it Up Series: Sandbox Shorts- move the outside pockets to the inside by Oh Sew Kat! Find more 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns to DIY outfits for your American Girl sized dolls. #freesewingpattern #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
PDF sewing patterns for dolls Oh Sew Kat! popsicle Top and Sandbox Shorts
Make mix and match 18" doll clothes with easy PDF sewing patterns by OH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewing #patterns #freeskirt

Find the Sandbox Shorts Pattern in 5 doll sizes HERE.

Put your patch pockets in the INSIDE with this easy tutorial!

shorts for dolls sewing pattern

Put your pockets in the INSIDE with this easy tutorial!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Pattern Value Bundle for Dolls: Sounds of Summer by Oh Sew Kat!

Summer weather is here and it’s fun to give your dolls’ wardrobe some cute new outfits fit the for the season. Save 15% off individual prices with this value bundle: Sounds of Summer, available only in the OhSewKat etsy shop and make some mix and match summer outfits today.

Sounds of Summer Pattern Bundle of Four Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

summer clothes sewing pattern bundle for doll clothes

Save 15% by purchasing this value bundle of four print at home PDF patterns that have full color photos for every step in the detailed directions. Each pattern also includes full size pattern pieces that fit your home printer paper (US 8.5 x 11 inches).

Summer Doll Outfits – Doll Clothes Pattern Value Bundle from Oh Sew Kat!

This Sounds of Summer value pattern bundle is offered in 3 doll sizes: 18 inch dolls like American Girl®, 16 inch Animators, and 14.5 inch Welliewishers™. Each pattern is also available individually. See them all HERE.

Four fun patterns are included to give you lots of options for so many styles of doll mix and match play clothes. Included patterns: Popsicle Top, Sunshine Dress, Sandbox Shorts, and Boardwalk Boutique.

Find this pattern bundle, Sounds of Summer, in my Etsy Shop.


Popsicle Top: The Popsicle Top is a basic tank top designed for woven fabrics. You can add trim to the bottom edge and make it reversible for two tops in one. Use these ideas to dress up the front of your top. Use it to make a cute dress as well!

See the Popsicle Top Inspiration Gallery HERE.

oh sew kat doll shirt pattern Popsicle top

Here are some samples of the Popsicle Pattern.

Make mix and match 18" doll clothes with easy PDF sewing patterns by OH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewing #patterns #freeskirt
Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.
Doll Clothes Top and Dress Tutorials to step up a doll bodice with stitching or a placket. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch doll clothes, plus free skirt sewing pattern, at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #americangirldoll #welliewishers

Sunshine Dress: The Sunshine Dress is a simple short sleeved dress with three variations for the front- plain, straight edged or princess seams. You can even make it sleeveless or reversible!

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Sew a doll dress 3 with variations for more fashion options! #easytosew #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

Here are a few samples of the Sunshine Dress pattern. See more outfits in the Inspiration Gallery.

Sunshine Dress easy sewing pattern for beginners by Oh Sew Kat for animators dolls. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns
Use the Sunshine Dress PDF sewing pattern to make a short sleeved A line dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl. Find this and many other PDF patterns to sew doll clothes in the OhSewKat etsy shop.
Sunshine Dress easy sewing pattern for beginners by Oh Sew Kat for animators dolls. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

Easy to Sew Doll Clothes for 18 inch Dolls and other Sizes by Oh Sew Kat!


Sandbox Shorts: The Sandbox Shorts patterns offers three styles (regular, wide, bermuda length) and optional patch pockets that really work. You can use this tutorial to put the pockets on the inside too!

Here are a few samples of the Sandbox Shorts. You can find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.


Boardwalk Boutique: This quick to sew pattern is sure to become a favorite. Pair the halter top with a set of ruffled capris. Or add some length and make it a dress.

My favorite sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls! The Boardwalk Boutique pattern is quick and easy and perfect for beginning to sew for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and Welliewishers. #ohsewkat #easysewing #18inchdollpatterns

Here are a few samples of the Boardwalk Boutique. You can find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit or sundress in about an hour. #sundress #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
Sew an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine's Day with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Click through to find a free skirt pattern. #valentinesday #18inchdolls #americangirldolls #ohsewkat

Create your perfect doll outfit for spring with these four simple patterns, bundled together to save 15% in the Sounds of Summer Bundle! Happy Sewing!!

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Sewing with Batiks Part 3- DIY Doll Clothes

Don’t pass by that huge fabric section of batik fabrics! I love to use batiks as “solids with interest”. With such a wide range of solid colors and fun patterns, you can create a whole new vibe for your doll clothes.

Use batik fabrics in place of solids to improve your doll clothes sewing.

This blue batik fabric was in my mother’s stash. It must have been a quilt backing as there is four or five yards of it! It’s my go to for a “denim” look because it’s so lightweight and easy to sew!

Easy Up jumper doll clothes sewing pattern- lots of options, beginner level, photo tutorial, pdf pattern from ohsewkat

This batik fabric has a pattern over it, but the muted colors behind it make it perfect for spring play clothes, like this adorable Popsicle Top and Sandbox Shorts outfit for Welliewishers™ sewn by Pam. Find both patterns in THIS BUNDLE.

Make a summer outfit for your wellie wishers doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers dolls sandbox shorts popsicle top.

Use Batik Fabrics to in Your Doll Clothes Sewing

This patriotic batik is a stunner. Each outfit will have a little different look with fabrics that change colors. These outfits are both made with the Backyard Bibs pattern.

Backyard Bibs Overalls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Batiks are fun to sew with. You just don’t know what you will get until it’s done. Try it out today!!

Oh Sew Kat sewing patterns wellie wishers american girl animators wellie wishers
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

18 inch Doll Review: Disney’s ILY 4 Ever Inspired By Dolls

There is a new 18 inch doll on the market. Have you seen these girlies in Target yet? Disney has come out with a new line of play dolls- ILY 4Ever, which are four new 18 inch dolls with lots of accessories, inspired by Disney characters.

ILY 4 Ever 18 inch Doll Review by Oh Sew Kat!

Find easy to sew patterns to fit the 18 inch Disney ILY 4ever dolls. Easy sewing projects- DIY your own disney inspired doll wardrobe. Download PDF patterns and sew doll clothes today! Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com

My local Target store was full of these new dolls and cute accessory sets. They were not in the toy section, but had sort of their own display of clothing, toys and more. I also noticed they now carry the 16″ Disney Animators dolls!

I purchased two dolls- Inspired by Minnie and Cinderella. Both are beautiful dolls and I thought I’d share my review of them. Introducing Inspired by Minnie:

What I like about the Disney ILY 4Ever Dolls:

  • The Inspired by Minnie doll was very easy to remove from the box. Having opened other children’s toys lately, this is not a given!!
  • Her hair is super long, shiny, and so so soft!
  • These dolls are readily available at Target stores as well as Target online.
  • At less than $40, these dolls have a great price point!
  • These dolls come with the most adorable little accessories (Minnie Mouse Phone? Yes please!)
  • American Girl® brand clothes fit!!
  • American Girl® brand shoes also fit! (not perfectly, but close)
  • Oh Sew Kat! clothes fit! (Photos show Popsicle Top, Sandbox Shorts, and Summertime Stroll Dress)
  • Although these dolls are inspired by Disney characters, the dolls themselves are not marketed as character dolls and as such, they don’t have a name. You can choose a name for your new friend yourself.

Caution: I’ve been reading that the ILY 4ever clothing can leave dye stains on the dolls. Be sure to change their clothes often or treat the clothing items just in case.

What I don’t like about the Disney ILY 4Ever Dolls:

  • No sleep eyes- the eyes don’t close when you lay the doll down. The large, open eyes are a common theme for Disney characters and dolls.
  • I think the hands seem a little bit large.
  • Same size but they don’t feel as solid as AG dolls,
  • Give them a name,
  • The doll body is much softer than American Girl® dolls, but this makes them not stand as easily or sturdily (Is that even a word? This may not be important for doll play, but I do need dolls to stand easily for photographs.)

See more Oh Sew Kat! reviews of products made by American Girl on THIS PAGE.

Will one of these bright eyed beauties join your doll family? She will certainly need a new wardrobe made from Oh Sew Kat! PDF Patterns. Check out my Etsy Shop as well as the Tutorials page.

Sew your own doll clothes for 18 inch Dolls like ILY 4 Ever Dolls

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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!

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!

Sewing 80s Fashions for Dolls

Sew your 18″ American Girl® doll some fun fashions for the 80s with easy Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

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.

Visit the Oh Sew Kat! 80s Inspiration Gallery for ideas and links to sew the Oh Sew Kat! patterns with a fun, 80s flair. Your Courtney Moore doll with love mix and match fashions that you made yourself!

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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.
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.
80s style top for 18 inch dolls: 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.
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!
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Fan Feature: Patriotic Outfits for 18 inch Dolls

Marti McKee took time out of her busy day to send me a beautiful email about how much she has enjoyed sewing with Oh Sew Kat! patterns. She sent me photos of her cute girls in their patriotic outfits just in time for Independence Day!

Here’s an excerpt from her note:

“About a year ago, I remembered a $3 thrift store Samantha doll that I had purchased about 20 years ago and put away.  I had two sons, and they never seemed very interested in American girls (go figure, right?) Last summer I remembered that she was still waiting patiently for a new hairstyle and some clothes.  I started searching online for AG patterns, and fortunately yours were among the first I found.  I am very much a beginner when it comes to sewing, so I really appreciate how clear and concise your patterns are.  I was able to get great results (and if I didn’t, it certainly wasn’t the pattern’s fault!)  I’ve now made many dozens of items from your patterns.  Sewing has been a great creative outlet over this past year plus.  I decided early on that Samantha really needed some buddies, so I have acquired four “rescue” dolls to keep her company.”

I love to hear from happy customers!!! Thank you to Marti for sharing her beautiful girls in their Oh Sew Kat! outfits. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I do! I noted the patterns used for each outfit underneath the photos. All patterns are for sale in my ETSY SHOP.

Use easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OH SEW Kat to make your 18 inch American Girl dolls fun and festive outfits. Mix and match fabrics and patterns to create your own, handmade, one of a kind doll wardrobe. Simple tutorials with photos and print at home pattern pieces will make you a sewing expert in no time.

Jess is wearing a Popsicle Top with lace trim, and the wide legged Sandbox Shorts. She’s ready for a parade!

Use easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OH SEW Kat to make your 18 inch American Girl dolls fun and festive outfits. Mix and match fabrics and patterns to create your own, handmade, one of a kind doll wardrobe. Simple tutorials with photos and print at home pattern pieces will make you a sewing expert in no time.

Julie’s dress is made with such fun balloon fabric!! Marti used the Sunshine Dress pattern and THIS HACK to make it with sleeves to keep Julie cool and comfy in the summer heat.

Use easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OH SEW Kat to make your 18 inch American Girl dolls fun and festive outfits. Mix and match fabrics and patterns to create your own, handmade, one of a kind doll wardrobe. Simple tutorials with photos and print at home pattern pieces will make you a sewing expert in no time.

How adorable is Kit? Marti cut one and 1/4th inch off the long sleeve pattern piece of the Playtime Peasant Top and used that as the bodice, adding elastic at the doll’s waist. She added it’s also perfect for a 3/4th sleeve. Her cute cuffed capris were made with the Picnic Play pattern, but the Boardwalk Boutique pattern will give you the same look.

Use easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OH SEW Kat to make your 18 inch American Girl dolls fun and festive outfits. Mix and match fabrics and patterns to create your own, handmade, one of a kind doll wardrobe. Simple tutorials with photos and print at home pattern pieces will make you a sewing expert in no time.

It’s so hard to pick a favorite, right? I do love Samantha’s outfit. The Backyard Bibs pattern makes an adorable top layered over a tee shirt and paired with a Sixth Grade Skirt. This outfit is quick but has a big cute factor!! See more about making the Bibs into a top in THIS POST.

Use easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OH SEW Kat to make your 18 inch American Girl dolls fun and festive outfits. Mix and match fabrics and patterns to create your own, handmade, one of a kind doll wardrobe. Simple tutorials with photos and print at home pattern pieces will make you a sewing expert in no time.

And finally, Saige is popsicle ready in her Playtime Peasant Top ruffle hem dress. Find the pattern hack HERE. Need a quick and easy belt? Fold over elastic to the rescue! Find more info here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

May the Fourth Be With You!

Happy National Star Wars Day! Luciana is ready with her Star Wars themed outfit made from Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing patterns to fit 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls.

Make fun and easy Star Wars themed outfits for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find other doll sizes and many more pattern tutorials in my etsy shop. Great beginner project for stay at home fun! May the Fourth be With You!

Luciana’s Mix and Match Wardrobe uses 3 patterns: Sandbox Shorts, Sixth Grade Skirt, and reversible Popsicle Top. I used THIS TUTORIAL to move the shorts pockets to the inside with fun polka dot contrast.

Find these easy patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.

Make fun and easy Star Wars themed outfits for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find other doll sizes and many more pattern tutorials in my etsy shop. Great beginner project for stay at home fun! May the Fourth be With You!
Make fun and easy Star Wars themed outfits for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find other doll sizes and many more pattern tutorials in my etsy shop. Great beginner project for stay at home fun! May the Fourth be With You!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!