Use the Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse PDF Sewing pattern to make cute, floral feedsack dresses for the Depression era American Girl® dolls, Kit and Ruthie.
Easy Feedsack 1930s Dresses for 18 inch Dolls like Kit and Ruthie
The School Bell Blouse is a simple pattern with a few special details. It’s designed to make two different styles of cotton blouses. In THIS TUTORIAL, I explain how easy it is to make the blouse into a cute dress!! Choose vintage 30s fabric or soft florals to give your dress a 30s vibe.
Add a few buttons, crystals, or even a tab of fabric at the neckline!
It’s easy to add a collar or neck tab to your feedsack dress. Looking through pinterest, it seems geometrics were popular and pretty much anything goes. I just cut mine free hand and sewed it around the edge, flipped it and pressed it. I added some topstitching and basted it in place before sewing the dress to the lining. You could also try lace, ribbon or trims. Just remember to add an extra 1/4th inch to the top for the seam allowance.
Kat’s Tip: If the tab doesn’t lay flat after pressing your dress, you can top stitch over it, or add a little bit of iron on hem tape underneath to tack it down to the dress.
School Bell Blouse Pattern Hack: Make a Depression Era A Line Dress for your 18 inch American Girl Dolls
See how to make more historical fashions for dolls using Oh Sew Kat! patterns in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.
Oh Sew Kat! currently offers 24 patterns and bundles for the 16 inch Animators’ dolls produced by Disney®. Disney® keeps us on our toes, as all the animators are not the exact same size…and the new toddler and my first princess doll lines have the same wide eyes that were once tell tale signs of the Animators’ line. Some of my patterns do fit the smaller toddler dolls- I’ve had success with the 14.5 inch size patterns for the one doll I’ve tried.
These Animators’ patterns are all designed for the 16 inch dolls, sold in Disney stores and Disney’s online store, with an average cost of $25 each. My sweet Rapunzel recently had a haircut. Her long locks are true to character, but were just always in the way as I’m dressing and undressing and taking photos. I think the new style suits her!!
Find the full selection of Oh Sew Kat! animators’ patterns HERE.
Sew your own Animators’ Doll Clothes with easy sewing patterns.
The Sugar n Spice Dress (and Everything Nice accessories) pattern offers a dress, pinafore, apron, corset, cape, tutu, and overskirt pattern to mix and match and create lots of fun looks. Check out the inspiration gallery and see some costume ideas here and here. The reversible corset is a quick accessory to give a “princess” style front to a plain purple dress.
Make an Animators’ Doll a custom wardrobe- great gift idea!
The Bloomer Buddies pattern has a lot of value with its many mix and match options. With or without sleeves, the top or dress can stand alone or be paired with short or long bloomers. See THIS POST about making nightgowns and pj’s with this pattern, and others, as well. See more Bloomer Buddies ideas here, here, and here.
Rapunzel calls this her “best friends” dress. 🙂
Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to DIY your Animators Dolls’ Wardrobe
Love is in the air! Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns are the perfect choice to make a heart covered outfit for your favorite 18 inch or 14 inch sized doll. (Patterns are also available for Animators, A Girl for All Time® and 15″ baby dolls. Be inspired by these pretty fashions that are some of Kat’s favorites!! Click HERE to go right to my pattern shop. Download and sew up some love for the doll lover in your life today!
Make your doll a sweet new outfit for Valentine’s Day.
The classic Sugar n Spice Dress: Every holiday I can pull out the white underdress I made one day, and add a pretty, holiday themed apron or pinafore. Easy to sew and fewer clothing pieces to store. 🙂 See more photos HERE. Need the pattern? Grab it bundled with the dress up accessories in three sizes HERE.
Use easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine’s Day.
Try this fun version of the School Bell Blouse Dress! I used THIS pattern hack to make this pretty dress for Blaire. See more photos of Blaire HERE.
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Girls: Make a sweet dress for her favorite 18 inch doll
Kelly looks so lovely in her Sugar n Spice pinafore with bright tights and a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your sewing patterns! See more photos of this lace and glitter dress HERE.
Because sometimes Valentine’s Day falls in the summer months where you live…Sonali has a Doodlebug fabric Boardwalk Boutique to let her show off her lovebugs. (And also because sometimes girls that play with dolls don’t care how cold it is outside, am I right?) This pattern is super quick to sew and a favorite with little girls everywhere! Did you see this pattern used to make an elf, Santa, and gingerbread trio? Or as a gorgeous MAXI DRESS?This pattern really does work all year long!
Ruffles and ruffles- ruffles are perfect to show your dolly love! This Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt is the perfect showcase for your favorite mix and match Valentine fabrics.. No closures- and quick and easy- your doll can wear this outfit by dinner time! This pattern is available in 5 popular doll sizes HERE.
And finally, Kailey is rocking the casual look with her Backyard Bibs skirt variation and a Playtime Peasant Top underneath. This pattern works wonderfully throughout the year and is so quick and easy to sew! Find more Bibs ideas in THIS POST and THIS ONE.
Sweet and special Valentine’s Day gifs for girls: Make a special outfit for her doll with easy Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns.
So many choices!! What will your doll be dressed in this Valentine’s Day? Tag OhSewKat online to share the love with me! Happy Sewing!!!
The chill is in the air and I thought I’d share some of my favorite Oh Sew Kat! patterns that will keep the dollies a little warmer. All of my patterns can be downloaded from my Etsy Shop as soon as payment clears, so you can print the pieces on your home computer and get started sewing right away!
Use the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set to make your 18 inch doll a winter outfit.
The Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set PDF sewing pattern is three outfits in one great pattern. The long sleeve turtleneck shirt is my go to knit shirt for cooler weather. Add a pair of wide leg shorts and tall boots for a cute outfit, or include the reversible open sided apron jumper (attach with buttons to shorts or a simple elastic waistband) for a mock dress style based on the 70s. The great thing is this jumper works over a tee shirt for spring or summer too! See more ideas for the Jumping Jack pattern HERE.
Quick and easy- the Easy Up! Jumper is perfect for 18 inch Doll Clothes.
The Easy Up! Jumper is a quick to sew jumper with a few options to add contrasting straps or side kick pleats. It also has a fake button front option that is super easy to sew with no button holes required. You can also make it reversible. The Easy Up! Jumper has elastic straps and pulls up over the doll’s feet without any closures to sew. It’s also a great canvas for your machine embroidery, your applique, and your heat transfer vinyl (HTV) ideas! See more Easy Up! Jumpers HERE and HERE. Find the pattern and download it HERE.
Make a School Bell Blouse for your 18 inch doll with a printable sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
The School Bell Blouse has two options for two different doll blouses! Add the Sixth Grade Skirt in a thin wale corduroy and some tall boots for a perfect outfit for colder days like for Grace (below). You can also make either style into a cute dress which makes this pattern an even better value! Find the instructions HERE and HERE.
The School Bell Blouse pattern is available in 3 doll sizes HERE.
Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern for Easy to Make 18 inch Doll Clothes
No matter the season or the weather, the Backyard Bibs offers the most value of any other Oh Sew Kat! pattern. Pair it with a peasant top or a turtleneck, a tee shirt, or a tank top. With four options (two pants and two skirts) this quick sew project will be the one you turn to in all the seasons for both the style and the fun! Nicki’s Bibs have cute little buttons on them, but rest assured. This pattern has fully sewn attached straps. No buttons or button holes required!
See more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE and HERE. It’s available for 5 sizes of dolls- find them all HERE.
Use one PDF sewing pattern to make two unique outfits for your dolls.
Use the School Bell Blouse pattern, and some fun holiday fabrics to make a special blouse or dress for your 18″ doll. Doll clothes make the perfect gift for the girls in your life! There are two views with this easy pattern, one has a pleat at the neck, the other has a peplum skirt. Both of these photos show the same view of the pattern (pleated neckline version.) Find the pattern HERE. Maryellen’s outfit is completed with a red, corduroy, Sixth Grade Skirt. Pattern also available HERE.
Make a holiday blouse for your 18 inch doll with the School Bell Blouse pattern printable.
Use the School Bell Blouse PDF pattern printable to make a cute, holiday dress for your doll.
Use the School Bell Blouse pattern to make super cute holiday dresses for your dolls. It’s available in 3 sizes: for 18 inch dolls, for 16 inch Disney Animators’, and also 14.5 Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls Dolls.
Follow the instructions in THIS POST for this easy pattern hack.
Use easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make your doll a Halloween outfit.
It’s time for pumpkins and candy corn and trick or treat parties! Your dolls can join in the fun with a cute outfit or dress made with fun Halloween themed fabrics. Whether you like spooky eyeballs, cute ghosts, scary spiders, or arched back cats, your local fabric stores are full of fun fabric surprises to sew to get your in the Halloween mood.
Make your 18 inch doll a Halloween dress with the School Dance Sewing Pattern
With three ways to change up the dress front, the School Dance Dress gives your fabric room to shine. Add a bow or belt. With long sleeves and a nice A-line skirt, your doll will be ready for whatever treats come her way. Available in 3 doll sizes here….see more School Dance Dress ideas HERE. Don’t forget to check for multi size bundles to save a few dollars when your purchase more than one size pattern.
Make a Party Time Peasant Dress with fun Halloween print fabric.
The Party Time Peasant Dress is a quick and easy project. With easy elastic for the neckline and a full gathered skirt it’s a perfect pattern to showcase some fun Halloween prints, like these from Doodlebug Designs. Find the pattern in 5 doll sizes HERE.
Make a Boardwalk Boutique top into a Pumpkin Jumper
For a quick project, you can’t beat the super popular Boardwalk Boutique. Available sized for 5 different dolls, use the long length cutting line and add a ruffle for a cute, quick, halter top jumper. Kelly is wearing it here with a black turtleneck made with the Jumping Jack pattern. Find both patterns on Etsy. See THIS POST to use the Boardwalk Boutique for a fun elf, santa or gingerbread outfit!
Make a cute School Bell Blouse in Halloween fabric for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls.
Michele made these adorable Halloween tops for her 14.5 inch girls when she helped me test the School Bell Blouse pattern. See more ideas for this pattern HERE. It’s available in 3 doll sizes. The black skirts are made with the very easy Sixth Grade Skirt pattern to complete the look.
Let your dolls play along with the season in cute outfits you make with fun, Halloween themed cotton fabric. You can’t go wrong with any of the patterns you choose. Share your work on my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ohsewkat. Happy sewing!!!
The School Bell Blouse PDF sewing pattern is a long sleeved top with two options to make for your 14.5 inch dolls. With Oh Sew Kat! patterns, you can download today and stitch one up in a few hours! Easy and fun, this pattern will be a favorite for you to sew and for your girls’ dolls to wear. Find the pattern in 3 sizes here in my Etsy Shop. Every Oh Sew Kat! sewing pattern is designed with the beginner in mind with simple construction and a step by step photo tutorial.
Make a long sleeved top for your 14.5 inch dolls with the School Bell Blouse pattern.
This pdf sewing pattern will fit Glitter Girls, Wellie Wishers and similar 14 1/2 inch dolls. Enjoy these samples made by the Oh Sew Kat! test team!
Fresh for Fall- The School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern for Dolls
Shirley made this travel themed School Bell Blouse. The outfit and photos are just so inspirational! Shirley has such an eye for fabric and color. You can find her shop on Etsy under DollClothesbyShirley.
The collage top looks so sweet with a pair of Playground Pants. You can find that pattern HERE and see more ideas for these cute pocket pants here and here.
Juliette made this fun School Bell Blouse and added a bright red, Sixth Grade Skirt. See more ideas with the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here.
Make cute doll clothes for your 14.5 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Add a pretty lace placket to the front of your School Bell Blouse.
Pam’s doll, Camille, is seeing starts in her peplum top made with the School Bell Blouse pattern. Pam added bit of lace with a placket as seen in THIS TUTORIAL. You can purchase doll clothes from Pam’s shop on Etsy as AmyViolets.
What are the best dressed dolls wearing this fall? What are the hottest sellers at local craft fairs? What outfits are your girls hoping to find under the tree this year? Read on for Kat’s favorite four patterns to sew this fall for your dolls.
Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Fall: School Dance Dress
The School Dance Dress has lots of options and looks great using the same or contrasting fabric. Shown here in Vera Bradley fabric, the princess seams (one of three options for the front of the dress) give the dress a soft flair. Find the pattern HERE and see more ways to sew this basic, long sleeved dress HERE.
Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Fall: School Bell Blouse
With a pretty pleat at the neck and pleats along the sleeves,this boho styled blouse is perfect for the cool, crisp days of fall. The School Bell Blouse can be made with a soft flair at the waist, or add a cute peplum skirt for a completely different look. Find the pattern HERE in three sizes and see the Inspiration Gallery HERE. Use this pattern hack and this one to make a cute dress with the same pattern!
Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Fall: Playground Pants
I love the Playground Pants pattern. With a loose fit, fun side pockets, and an option for patchwork, they make a cute addition to your doll’s wardrobe for fall. Pair them with a School Bell Blouse or a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt. These pants are also great for boy doll clothes! Find the pattern HERE and visit THIS LINK to see the Inspiration Gallery for this pattern.
Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Fall: Easy Up! Jumper
The Easy Up! Jumper pattern got its name from the ease of dressing the doll by simply pulling the jumper up over her feet. It’s a double bonus because the pattern is super easy to make too! Here, Maryellen’s jumper has a Jumping Jack Turtleneck underneath- you can also make the jumper reversible! This dress has hounds tooth on one side and pumpkins on the other! The straps can also be made with Fold Over Elastic to be even “easier”. Find the pattern HERE and check the Inspiration Gallery HERE.
It’s Tester Tuesday!! The School Bell Blouse is the perfect top to move from summer into fall and beyond into cooler weather too. This PDF sewing pattern has a pretty bell sleeve with two front options. You can find the School Bell blouse for 18 inch Dolls HERE.
The School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern is now available for 14 and 14.5 inch dolls.
The School Bell Blouse, available in a 3rd size for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls, will also fit Hearts for Hearts dolls too! Find this cute “print at home” sewing pattern HERE.
The School Bell Blouse is perfect for Halloween Themed Doll Clothes
Michele had a ball making her test samples of the School Bell Blouse. These outfits are perfect for Camille and Willa to wear to their school Halloween party. Both tops are made with View B, the plain top with a peplum skirt. Accent your tops with ribbon belts and fancy buttons! The top looks great with a simple, black Sixth Grade Skirt. You can also find that pattern in my shop.
The Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse pattern fits 14 inch Glitter Girls Dolls Too
The Glitter Girls dolls are a bit newer on the doll scene. They are made by Our Generation and can be found at Target and on Amazon. They are the exact same size as the Wellie Wishers dolls made by American Girl. You have lots of hair and eye choices and the price is right around $20 US which make them an adorable (and cheaper) friend option for Wellie Wishers Dolls. Read more about my experience with them HERE and HERE. Find the Glitter Girls for sale at my affiliate link HERE.
Jenny made her daughter’s Glitter Girl doll this hot pink School Bell Blouse. She also used the SandBox Shorts pattern and added a fun bow accent. Jenny used view A- the top with the neckline pleat and a bit of a flared waistline.
It’s that time of year again- are your dollies heading back to school too? Use Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns to stitch them up some cute new fashions for the fall and for them to look their best in this year’s school portraits and class photos!
Make Picture Perfect Doll Clothes with Easy Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice is prefect for your favorite school photo outfits.
The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle gives you options and options and options to create your very own, photo perfect look! Shirley made these darling blue and green dresses and then added all the accessories. See the four different outfits she created in “can’t miss” POST. Pin these images to easily find them later!
Fall Fashions for Dolls- Picture Perfect!
The Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt looks great with the jumper, or even on its own too. Emily and Kelly are ready for picture day in their cute, fox print outfits. The Jumping Jack pattern offers three pieces: long sleeve turtleneck, flared shorts, and a reversible, open sided jumper that attaches with a belt or buttons to the shorts. Cute socks and boots complete the look! See more fun ways to make this pattern HERE and HERE.
Kelly is ready for her picture day in a black gingham Spring Shine Dress. This dress pattern can also be made as a cute top. See more ideas for the Spring Shine Dress here, here, and here. It’s also available for Wellie Wisher sized dolls.
Backyard Bibs- an easy pattern for picture perfect outfits for dolls
Blaire’s blue bee skirtalls are perfect for school picture day. This pattern is super quick to sew and has four options- shorts, capris and two skirt versions. Find the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE. You can purchase just the bibs, or find it bundled with the Playtime Peasant Top to complete the outfit.
The School Bell Blouse, available in 3 doll sizes, offers a loose fitting woven top with pretty flared sleeves. Use THIS TUTORIAL to make into a pretty dress too!! See more ideas for the School Bell Blouse HERE. Lanie has her blouse with a Sixth Grade Skirt, while I made Kendall’s blouse into a dress!