Easy Up! Jumper Pattern Hack: How to Make A Pull on Dress with an Open Back

Use beginner level Oh Sew Kat! Pdf sewing patterns to make beautiful doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with print at home photo tutorial patterns.  Large selection in 5 popular doll sizes in OhSewKat shop on Etsy.

The Easy Up! Jumper is quick to sew and makes a no closure jumper that pulls up over your doll’s feet. The technique is easy to follow, but sometimes you may prefer a dress that has a back closure for simple dressing. It’s simple to make the Easy Up! Jumper with a back closure instead. Start with the Easy Up! pattern for 18 inch or 14.5 inch Dolls. Find it in my Etsy Shop HERE.

Easy Up! Jumper Pattern Hack for Dolls- Give it a back closure.

New sewing pattern for dolls! Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find more patterns and a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
  1. Cut out 1 front and 1 front lining according to the pattern directions.
  2. Cut out your two back pieces, adding 1/2 inch to the edge marked FOLD on the pattern piece. Do not put it on a fold. (You can also print a second copy of your pattern, and add the 1/2 inch to your piece and cut it out that way.). Do the same for the back lining.
  3. You now have 1 front, 1 front lining, 2 backs, and 2 back linings.
  4. Because the jumper does not have to go on over the feet, you can opt to leave out the elastic straps if you like. I just folded mine and sewed them closed, using a 4 inch strap for 18 inch dolls and a 2.5 inch strap for the 14.5 inch dolls. (If making the elastic straps, follow the pattern).
  5. Follow the pattern instructions to add lining, pleat triangles, and straps.
  6. Kat’s Tip: Use a small safety pin to pin the back edges together while you attach the back straps. This will make it easier to ensure you get the jumper straps sewn in the right places, as it will now more closely look like the pattern instructions.
  7. Press up your hem but do not sew it.
  8. Serge or zig zag stitch your back edges, being sure to catch the lining. Fold in 1/2 inch and press (or turn under 1/4th, then 1/4th again). Add hook and loop tape.
  9. Stitch your hem.

Make your Easy Up! Jumper with a back closure for easy dressing.

Use beginner level Oh Sew Kat! Pdf sewing patterns to make beautiful doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with print at home photo tutorial patterns.  Large selection in 5 popular doll sizes in OhSewKat shop on Etsy.

Isn’t this little birdie fabric so sweet for spring? I just love the fresh lilac and lavender colors. See more Easy Up! Jumper ideas here and here.

Use beginner level Oh Sew Kat! Pdf sewing patterns to make beautiful doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with print at home photo tutorial patterns.  Large selection in 5 popular doll sizes in OhSewKat shop on Etsy.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Summer Halteralls For Dolls

Simple to sew and fat quarter friendly, the Halteralls PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is a perfect beginner project. Use ribbon or fabric for the straps and add buttons, belts, or bows to create your own one of a kind summer romper for your 18 inch American Girl® doll.

Use the Halteralls Sewing Pattern to make a summer romper for your 18″ doll.

The HalterAlls PDF sewing pattern is perfect to make a quick and easy outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls.  Find more sewing patterns for doll clothes in the OhSewkat Etsy shop.

Quick and easy- the Halteralls pattern makes a great summer outfit for your doll.

The HalterAlls PDF sewing pattern is perfect to make a quick and easy outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls. Find more sewing patterns for doll clothes in the OhSewkat Etsy shop.

Make a simple belt to complete your outfit. I use buckles found at the craft store in the scrapbook section. You can also use fold over elastic as seen in THIS TUTORIAL.

Find more ideas for the easy HalterAlls pattern HERE and HERE. This pattern is available in 4 popular doll sizes HERE.

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Tester Tuesday: Picnic Play for 14.5 Inch Dolls

Tester Inspiration for the Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern for 14-15 inch Dolls

The Picnic Play is super quick and super easy to sew! If you sew for craft shows, this might be your new favorite pattern! The top can be made reversible, with ties or snaps or sewn sides, and the pull on capris are quick and easy and super kid friendly!

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 14-15 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make Welliewisher sized doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

The Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern is perfect for the 14.5 inch Welliewishers™ Dolls

Shirley F. knocks it out of the dog park with this adorable black and red scottie dog outfit. You can find her etsy shop at DollClothesbyShirley where she sells many of the tests she makes. Emerson looks so cute!

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 H of Sew Dolled Up!81 on Etsy made these adorable sets for her Welliewishers™ Unicorns and owls, yes please!!

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.

The Oh Sew Kat! Picnic Play Sewing Pattern for 14.5″ Dolls also fits the Ruby Red Fashion Friends 15″ Dolls

Julie used the same outfits she made in her test for the new (and very popular!) Ruby Red Fashion Friends dolls. These dolls are 15 inches tall and many 14.5 inch patterns fit them with just a little tweaking here and there. Aren’t they sweet? Do I need this doll do you think?

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.

Make the quick and easy Welliewishers™ doll outfit with Oh Sew Kat’s Picnic Play PDF pattern

Jenny S, created this cute outfit for her daughter’s Emerson doll. Her daughter really loves the tiny backpacks, included in the pattern, for her girls to take along a few essentials to the park or the picnic.

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.

Find more ideas to sew the Picnic Play pattern HERE and HERE. Visit my Etsy Shop to find more sewing patterns for your Welliewishers™, Glitter Girls®, Ruby Red Fashion Friends, and Hearts for Hearts Girls dolls.

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Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for Popular Doll Sizes

The Backyard Bibs pattern is a quick sew with lots of options. Make it with capri length pants, as shorts, or choose an A line or gathered skirt. The one piece bib is simple and quick with sewn in straps and no fussy buttons or buttonholes. All outfits close up in back.

Make easy overalls for dolls with the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern in 5 sizes.

Use the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern to make a cute, nautical outfit for your doll like American girl Kit or other 18 inch dolls. Easy beginner sewing pattern tutorials from Oh Sew Kat! in my etsy store.

The Backyard Bibs is super popular for the 18 inch doll. Find it HERE in my Etsy Shop. You can purchase it with or without the peasant top pattern. See many more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern in the Inspiration Gallery.

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

Try A Girl for All Time PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

A Girl for All Time is a popular new ball joined doll- (BJD). I’ve resized many of my patterns to fit them as well. Find the Backyard Bibs for AGAT here. Michele Anderson’s Clementine doll is ready for summer in her patriotic bibs.

Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.

The Disney Animators dolls are also 16 inches tall. The animators patterns will also fit the Mae Meadow dolls (some patterns may need a little tweaking.). Find a full assortment of Animators’ patterns, including the Backyard Bibs pattern here.

Easy bib overall skirt or pants sewing pattern for 16 inch Disney Animator princess dolls. Easy to sew, more patterns in OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Find the Easy to Sew Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern at Oh Sew Kat!

Bitty Baby, and the retired Bitty Twins dolls from American Girl are 15 inches tall. They look adorable in the Backyard Bibs pattern and this pattern also makes super cute brother /sister sets too! Find the Bitty Baby pattern here.

Bitty Baby dress and overalls sewing pattern - easy to sew PDF pattern for doll clothes by oh sew kat

Find the Backyard Bibs for 14.5 inch dolls here. (Wellie Wishers, Ruby Red Fashion Friends, and Hearts for Hearts Dolls. Photo credit Michele Anderson. See more Backyard Bibs for the little dolls here and here.

Make a playful overalls outfit for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls. Backyard Bibs by Oh Sew Kat! is easy and quick to sew! #welliewishers #sewingpattern
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Make it Monday: May the Fourth Be With Your 18 inch Doll

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!

May the 4th be with you!! Walmart tends to be hit and miss across most of the country with their fabric selections and sales, especially in light of the recent events. I found this Star Wars fat quarter bundle last summer and the tiny prints are perfect for your galactic doll friends!

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 the top reversible with the easy to sew Popsicle Top pattern. Add a pair of Sandbox Shorts, a Sixth Grade Skirt and you have 4 outfits in just a few hours! I used THIS TUTORIAL to put the shorts’ pockets on the inside.

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!

See more ways to build a quick doll wardrobe with just a few mix and match patterns. Click on the photos below.

Make mix and match 18" doll clothes with easy PDF sewing patterns by OH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewing #patterns #freeskirt
Sew your own doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Doll dresses for wellie wishers sewing patterns
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sweet Doll Outfits for Spring: Button Up! Skirt – An Easy Pattern Hack

Make an easy button up doll skirt with the Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern

The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is a short sleeved, full skirted dress with fun accessories, including a pinafore, and an overskirt. See this post and this one for the full look. The overskirt pattern, when turned around, makes an adorable button up skirt on its own!

Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Find the Sugar n Spice Everything Nice sewing pattern in 3 sizes HERE. The overskirt, included as an accessory to the dress, is a quick skirt as a stand alone piece too! Pair your skirt with the Picnic Play reversible top (below), which is available HERE, or the Popsicle Top (above and also reversible) HERE.

Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

You can certainly add real buttons and button holes to your skirt. I opted for hook and loop tape to keep my skirts easy for children’s little fingers. I added enough of the hook and loop tape to close the skirt up. I added the tape first, then sewed the buttons next to it. I folded the edge back in and stitched down next to the buttons so I didn’t have to sew the buttons on through the tape.

Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.
Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

The Sugar n Spice/Everything Nice pattern shows the overskirt with the opening in the back, but it’s your choice. The skirt works great both ways- buttons in front or the back! See another example with a 50s/60s flair in THIS POST. Find the pattern HERE. Pair your skirt with the Picnic Play reversible (one piece!) top.

18 inch Doll Skirt Sewing Hack- Make a button front skirt

Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Find the Sugar n Spice Everything Nice sewing pattern in 3 sizes HERE.

Oh Sew Kat! 18 inch Doll Skirt Sewing Pattern- lots of variations

Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Click on each photo below to see more skirt tutorials and pattern hacks.

American girl dolls DIY skirt tutorial
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
Easy skirt sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls- Sixth Grade Skirt. Tutorial to add pockets to Oh Sew Kat! Skirt pattern.
Make a cute skirt for your American Girl doll or Wellie Wishers with a free pattern from OH Sew Kat. Print at home digital patterns are easy to sew for beginners. #dollpattern #freepattern #skirt #americangirldoll #ohsewkat
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Spring Shine Dress for Disney Animators’ Dolls

The Spring Shine Dress has pretty details and can be made as a dress or as a top. With a faux button placket, no button holes required! Add pretty flutter sleeves or leave them off. Your doll is ready for spring in her new outfit made with the Spring Shine Dress pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Spring Shine Doll Dress for Animators Dolls- an Easy Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Julie Helmer of SewDolledUP81 on Etsy always makes the cutest creations. Pop by her shop to see what is available for sale. These bicycle riding hedgehogs steal the show!

Make a doll dress for your disney animators' dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew photo printable tutorial, download and sew today. Find more patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop.

Jenny Swan created these darling outfits for her daugher’s dolls. These outfits are perfect for a spring day at the park!

Make a doll dress for your disney animators' dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew photo printable tutorial, download and sew today. Find more patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop.

Make adorable doll dresses for Disney Animators Dolls with the Spring Shine Dress PDF sewing pattern.

Pat Penley made these adorable outfits for her dolls. So bright and cheery!!

Make a doll dress for your disney animators' dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew photo printable tutorial, download and sew today. Find more patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop.

The Spring Shine Dress pattern is available in four sizes: 18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators’, 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers, and 15 inch Baby Dolls. Find them all HERE.

Click the images below to see more doll clothes for Animators.

Make easy overalls for girl and boy animators dolls with this digital PDF sewing pattern from OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level doll clothes patterns for animators like Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel. #animators #dollclothes
easy sewing patterns for dolls by oh sew kat
Make adorable Backyard Bibs outfits for your 16 inch Animators dolls with this easy sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Also available sized for 18 and 14 inch dolls on Etsy. #animators #dollclothes
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls: Picnic Play from Oh Sew Kat!

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Now available: PICNIC PLAY, a new sewing pattern for Joss and her friends.

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Picnic Play, the newest PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls, is now available in my Etsy Shop. This quick to sew pattern is fat quarter friendly and so very easy and quick to sew!

This outfit, which includes a reversible, one piece top, cute pull on cuffed capri pants, and a simple cinch style back pack, was inspired by Joss, the 2020 Girl of the Year™ from American Girl®. Joss wears a hearing aid, and loves to surf. This outfit is perfect for her days by the shore…with a safe little pack to hold her hearing aid case while she it out on the water! The Picnic Pack includes two sizes and the reversible top can also be worn backwards!

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Picnic Play- 3 piece Joss inspired PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls

Download and sew today!! Find the pattern HERE.

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

All three simple patterns are included. Use your scraps to create a cute and playful 18 inch doll outfit.

Make a beachy play outfit for your 18 inch Joss American Girl® doll.

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Find the Picnic Play Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Free Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls: Four Season Skirt

Stuck at home? Today you can download, print and sew an easy gathered skirt for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl® dolls. Click THIS LINK to join my email list and find your free skirt patterns (3 sizes!) in your welcome email after you confirm your subscription. Sizes included: 18 inch dolls, 16 inch animators, 14.5 inch wellie wishers™.

Make an easy skirt for your 18 inch doll with the very easy FOUR SEASON SKIRT- a free pdf sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find more patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop and download and sew today.

See more ideas for this easy, free pattern by clicking the photos below.

Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat
Make a sparkly snowflake tee shirt for your 18 inch doll with this quick and easy HTV tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find more sewing patterns for American Girl dolls (free skirt pattern) at www.ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #cricuttutorial #dollteeshirt #htvtutorial #dollcraft
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Black and Gold Honey Bees Fabric

Which comes first for you? The fabric or the pattern? Do you carefully select the garment you want to sew and then head to the fabric store or search your stash? Or do you finger a favorite fabric and then head to the pattern drawer, your computer files, or the internt to decide what that fabric will become?

Today I’m sharing two outfits that were inspired by this pretty fabric collection.

Which comes first? The pattern or the fabric?

Make your own doll clothes with easy and simple PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find more printable patterns in my Etsy Shop to diy 18 inch doll clothes.

I do a lot of both. This golden fabric collection is called BEE JOYFUL by Deb Strain for Moda. I bought it in a local quilt shop, but you can still find it on Amazon here: Ad: Bee Joyful Fabric . I matched it with some Riley Blake black gingham accents. Once I made the Boardwalk Boutique outfit, I went back and made a Spring Shine Top to go with the pants to get two fun outfits!

Mix and match fun fabrics to create your own unique 18″ Doll Clothes.

Make a doll dress for your 18 inch doll with the flutter sleeve Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern from oh sew kat! It's easy to DIY your own doll clothes and be a fashion designer~

Find the Boardwalk Boutique Pattern in 5 popular doll sizes HERE and the Spring Shine Dress Pattern in 4 sizes HERE. Who says you have to make just one? See more ideas for Blaire and her friends by clicking on the photo links below to visit each post.

Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat
Make a sparkly snowflake tee shirt for your 18 inch doll with this quick and easy HTV tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find more sewing patterns for American Girl dolls (free skirt pattern) at www.ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #cricuttutorial #dollteeshirt #htvtutorial #dollcraft
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!