Make a Halloween Outfit for your Doll this Fall.

Make your 18 inch doll a cute Halloween doll dress or outfit with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find doll clothes patterns for five sizes in my etsy shop.

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 cute Halloween doll dress or outfit with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find doll clothes patterns for five sizes in my etsy shop.


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 your 18 inch doll a cute Halloween doll dress or outfit with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find doll clothes patterns for five sizes in my etsy shop.
Make your 18 inch doll a cute Halloween doll dress or outfit with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find doll clothes patterns for five sizes in my etsy shop.

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.

Fall Halloween Dress sewing pattern for Wellie Wishers and other size dolls. Easy sewing pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #halloween #dolldress #welliewishers #ohsewkat

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!

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.

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.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

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!!!

See more ideas for Halloween here and here.

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Tester Tuesday: More School Bell Blouses for 14.5 inch Dolls

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.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

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.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

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.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

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!

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

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.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

Visit the School Bell Blouse Inspiration Gallery to see more ways to sew this fun, new pattern!



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My Favorite Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for Fall

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.



Find the four best doll clothes sewing patterns for fall doll clothes and holiday gift giving from Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew, beginner level PDF patterns for 14 to 18 inch 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.



Vera Bradley School Dance Dresses. Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by OH Sew Kat. Digital PDF patterns in popular doll sizes.
Make a holiday dress for your 18 inch doll with this easy School Dance Dress Sewing Pattern from OhSewKat! #dollclothes #sewingpattern #holidaydress #18inches

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!

Make a long sleeved blouse for your 18 inch doll with the School Bell Blouse PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew kat!
Make a sweet, Valentine dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl Blaire Wilson with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #blairewilson #sewingpattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat
Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

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.



Make a simple pair of pants for your A Girl for All Time Doll with the easy Playground Pants PDF Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Other styles and sizes available on Etsy. #agirlforalltime #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #ohsewkat #bex

Photo Credit: Doll Clothes by Shirley.

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.



Classic houndstooth jumper for 18 inch dolls- make it with the Easy Up Sewing Pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat
Sew a pumpkin spice jumper for your 18 inch doll with the Easy Up! PDF sewing pattern for dolls from OhSewKat. Easy beginner level pattern is quick to sew, make it reversible. #dollclothes #fallcraftproject

Make your doll a fun new outfit for fall with these favorite sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!



Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: School Bell Blouse for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers Doll Clothes

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.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

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.



Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

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.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat


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Perfect School Portrait Day Outfits for Dolls

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!

Make pretty dresses for your Wellie Wishers dolls with easy to sew beginner level patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

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.

American Girl Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for beginning level sewing.  Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to make your own 18 inch doll clothes.  #18inchdoll


Dress your 18 inch doll for her school portrait with a pretty, new dress!

Spring Shine Dress Sewing Pattern

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.

American Girl Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for beginning level sewing.  Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to make your own 18 inch doll clothes.  #18inchdoll

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.

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

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!

Get your dolls ready for back to school with easy Fashion outfits you sew yourself! Easy beginner PDF sewing patterns for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls from OhSewKat! Free pattern! #backtoschool #autumncrafts #18inchdolls #dollclothes #ohsewkat #14inchdolls #dolldress #welliewishers

Find the School Bell Blouse pattern HERE.

Sew a doll dress for your American Girl Wellie Wishers doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #welliewishers #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

What will your doll wear this year for her school photo?



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60s Fashions to Sew for your American Girl Doll, Melody Ellison

Sew doll clothes for 1960s girl Melody with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat. DIY 60s fashions for dolls. #60s #dollclothes #sewing

Sewing for Melody Ellison?  Try these twists on patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make a 60s inspired outfit for your doll.  Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Make 60s inspired doll clothes with Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Make 60s themed doll clothes for Melody with these sewing patterns:

  1.  Sleeveless Sunshine Dress with Everything Nice Overskirt (roses)
  2. School Bell Blouse Dress (blue)
  3. Colorblock Sunshine Dress with Pockets (green and white)
  4. Sleeveless Sunshine Dress (lime and hot pink)

What other Oh Sew Kat! patterns might work for Melody outfits? Comment below with your ideas!

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Step it Up! Series: Make a Sleeveless Doll Top with the School Bell Blouse Pattern Hack

Your Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns can just be the starting point for so many more outfits to make for your dolls.  One advantage of using PDF digital patterns, instead of commercial, tissue patterns, are they are much simpler to print a new copy, and make a few tweaks, to make something a little different than the original pattern design. You can find a long list of easy pattern hacks of Oh Sew Kat! patterns on the Tutorials Page.

Try this fun pattern hack to make a sleeveless blouse for your 18 inch Doll.

This post will show you how to take my popular fall long sleeve blouse pattern, the School Bell Blouse, and make an easy, breezy sleeveless top for warmer weather too!  Now you can use this pattern all year long!

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

See more ways to change up the look of the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here. The School Bell Blouse is available in 3 sizes. This hack will work the same for all three.

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse for DIY doll clothes. #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #sewingpattern #dollclothes

Purchase the pattern here or on other sites where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

To make the School Bell into a sleeveless blouse, you really just need to make one change to the pattern.  You can use either View A, the pleated neck top, or View B, the peplum top for this pattern hack.

View A:  Make Sleeveless School Bell Blouse with a Pleated Neck.

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

View A:  Pleated Neck Sleeveless Top:

  1.  Cut out the front and back for the top of your main fabric. Do not cut out the sleeves or the facing.  Cut out an additional front and back using the pattern pieces from view B. This will act as the lining (inside) for your top.
  2. Serge or zig zag stitch the bottom edges of the lining front and back.
  3. Create the neckline pleat as directed in the pattern.  Press.
  4. Sew the fronts to backs at shoulders as stated in the directions and press seams open.  Do the same for the lining pieces. (Main fabric to main fabric and lining fabric to lining fabric.)
  5. With right sides together, pin the lining to the main fabric at the neckline and arm holes.  Stitch, clip curves, press, and turn to right side.  Press well.  (Note:  this turning to the right side can be tricky with smaller doll sizes.  See this tutorial and this one to see the ways and tools I use if you start to have trouble. Just take your time.)
  6. With right sides together, open up side seams and pin them together.  Stitch as one seam (you are stitching the main fabric front to the main fabric back, and the lining fabric front to the lining fabric back in this step.)
  7. Pull it down, right sides, out and press arm hole if needed.
  8. Hem and finish the back opening according to the pattern directions.

View B:  Make a Sleeveless School Bell Blouse with Peplum Skirt

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your welliewishers doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

View B:  Peplum Top:

  1.  Cut out the peplum, two front pieces and two back pieces.  Do not cut out the sleeves or the facing.  Your additional front and back pieces will act as the lining of your top.
  2. Serge or zig zag stitch the bottom edges of the lining front and back.
  3. Sew the fronts to backs at shoulders as stated in the directions and press seams open.  Do the same for the lining pieces. (Main fabric to main fabric and lining fabric to lining fabric.)
  4. With right sides together, pin the lining to the main fabric at the neckline and arm holes.  Stitch, clip curves, press, and turn to right side.  Press well.  (Note:  this turning to the right side can be tricky with smaller doll sizes.  See this tutorial and this one to see the ways and tools I use if you start to have trouble. Just take your time.)
  5. With right sides together, open up side seams and pin them together.  Stitch as one seam (you are stitching the main fabric front to the main fabric back, and the lining fabric front to the lining fabric back in this step.)
  6. Pull it down, right sides out, and press arm hole if needed.
  7. Attach the peplum, sew the hem, and finish the back opening according to the pattern directions.
Sew a doll dress for your American Girl doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

You can also make a sleeveless version of the School Bell Blouse Dress, by combining this pattern hack with this one.

Find more ideas for the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here.  What will your doll wear today?  Find the patterns at the links below.

School Bell Blouse Pattern for 18 inch Dolls (like American Girl®

School Bell Blouse Pattern for 14.5 inch Dolls (like Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls)

School Bell Blouse Pattern for 16 inch Animators’ Dolls

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Step it Up! Series- 60s Dress for Melody Ellison- School Bell Blouse Dress.

Your Melody doll will feel groovy in a swing dress you made yourself with the Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse pattern.

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

When you are fabric shopping, keep your eyes open for small scale prints that look retro.  For Melody’s dress, I found this cotton fabric in a quilt store. I had no idea what I would make at the time, but I knew it would be perfect for Melody. Doesn’t she look great in this color?

Here are some pins on my Melody board on Pinterest that I used for inspiration.  Don’t forget to follow me while you are there! This white dress for ladies , this Barbie sized pattern, and this blue and red dresses all have the same wide sleeves, a-line look, and even the front pleat.

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

This the pattern I used: The School Bell Blouse.  It has two styles of blouses to make for your doll and comes in three sizes (Animators, 18 inch and Wellie Wishers).  Click HERE and HERE for the tutorials to make this pattern into two cute dresses.

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse for DIY doll clothes. #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #sewingpattern #dollclothes

These cute little bows were the perfect color to accent the pleats in the front and sleeves of the dress.

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Be sure to share your 60s dresses you make for Melody or any of her friends with hashtag ohsewkat.

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Step it Up! Series: School Bell Blouse Dress Pattern Hack 2- Valentine’s Day Dress for Blaire

Welcome back to Oh Sew Kat!  Your one stop shop for PDF sewing patterns for your dolls.  I’ve been playing around with my Valentine fabric…and came up with this super cute dress for the new Girl of the Year, Blaire Wilson, who just joined our family this week!

Make a sweet, Valentine dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl Blaire Wilson with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #blairewilson #sewingpattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat

See more sewing pattern for 18 inch and other sized dolls in my Etsy Shop!

This cute dress was made using the School Bell Blouse pattern. Read more about the pattern HERE.

Make a sweet dress with the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern.

Make a sweet, Valentine dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl Blaire Wilson with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #blairewilson #sewingpattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat

First, you will need the pattern.  Click the photo to purchase this pattern for 18 inch dolls, 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls®, and 16 inch Animators’ princess dolls.

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat- the School Bell Blouse has two styles of tops with long bell sleeves. #18inchdoll #sewingpattern

This dress is made from View B, or the School Bell Blouse with the peplum., shown in green on the right on the pattern cover.  You don’t even need to make very many changes to turn this cute top into a fun dress!  Click here to see another tutorial to make a dress using view A.  You can make so many different tops and dresses from just one pattern!

  1.  Print out your pattern pieces.  Measure up one inch from the bottom of the bodice front and back, and cut on this new line.  This will make the bodice more of an empire waisted dress.  You can also leave this piece as is and keep the waistline at the natural waist.
  2. Do not cut the peplum out.  Instead, cut a “skirt” piece that measures 7 x 36 inches.  Finish one long edge, and press up 3/8th inch. Stitch the hem in place.
  3. Follow the pattern as directed, using your gathered skirt instead of the peplum piece when you come to that step.
  4. Finish your dress with a pretty bow, or sparkly belt.  Use ribbon, fold over elastic or other fun trim.  I used some glitter trim I found at Hobby Lobby and added velcro to the ends like a belt, so I can use it with other outfits too!

Make a dress for your 18 inch doll with the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/649904361/doll-blouse-sewing-pattern-multi-size?ref=shop_home_active_11

There are lots of ways you can sew this one, simple pattern in order to create a look that is as unique as your doll is.  Find other ideas for the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here.

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This 18 inch doll dress is easy to sew with the step by step School Bell Blouse pattern.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/649904361/doll-blouse-sewing-pattern-multi-size?ref=shop_home_active_11

Step it Up! Series- Make a Dress with the School Bell Blouse Pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Welcome back to Oh Sew Kat! Designs- where you can find an endless stream of ideas of new ways to sew the PDF sewing patterns for dolls I offer.  Today’s post will show you a simple pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse.  See how easy it is to take the School Bell Blouse pattern, and make a super sweet dress for your doll.

Make a cute doll dress with the School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern.

Make a doll dress with your blouse pattern with this easy tutorial for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy PDF sewing patterns for beginners for 18 inch dolls and wellie wishers. #diydollclothes #ohsewkat #dolltutorial #freepattern

This pattern is currently available sized for three dolls:  18 inch Dolls like American Girl® dolls, 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls™, as well as the 16 inch adorable Animators’ Dolls made by Disney®.

The pattern looks like this and you can find it where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.  This post will show you how to make a dress from View A, the pleated front top (shown in pink on the cover.) Check back soon to see more fun variations with this fun pattern!

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat- the School Bell Blouse has two styles of tops with long bell sleeves. #18inchdoll #sewingpattern

Use this easy tutorial to turn your School Bell Blouse into a School Bell Dress for Dolls.

1.  To begin, cut out all of your pattern pieces.  I made my dresses from View A, the pleated front version.  Tape each front piece and back piece near the top a new sheet of paper.  You will be extending these pieces at the hem by three inches for 18 inch dolls and 1 1/2 inches for 14.5 inch dolls.  Measure from the two hem corners, and also in the middle, to create a new hem line parallel to the bottom of the pattern piece.

2. At the corner where the side seams will meet, measure out 1/2 inch to the side (less for smaller dolls if you even need any at all).  Draw a line from this point, back up to the armhole to give the dress a little bit more flare in the side seams at the hem. Do the same for the back piece.  Cut out your new pieces.

3.  You will need to cut a front and 2 backs from view b (peplum top).  These will be the lining for your dress. You do not need the facing piece.  Serge or zigzag the bottom of each lining piece.

3.  Now simply follow the pattern as directed to make your doll dress!  I like to decorate the neckline of my blouses and dresses with crystals (found in the bead or scrapbooking section of craft stores) for some extra sparkle.

Sew a doll dress for your American Girl Wellie Wishers doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #welliewishers #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

You can make it sleeveless too!!  Follow the same steps as seen in THIS TUTORIAL.

Easy pattern hack to make a blouse pattern into a dress for dolls.

Sew a doll dress for your American Girl doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Or give it a retro feel for BeForever characters Melody or Julie.

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Try this pattern hack to take a pattern for a top, and make it into a cute dress!  See more ideas for the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!