Kat’s favorite Doll Clothes Pattern for Fall

I love the fall! Here in Virginia, we get the color late, but it’s so rich! We go apple picking and use our fire pit and enjoy being outside in the nice weather. Here are a few outfits sewn with the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern I’m reaching for to get my dolls ready for the Pumpkin Spice season this year.

The Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern is a Fall Favorite

Use a long sleeve Playtime Peasant Top or a cozy, knit Jumping Jack Turtleneck under the Backyard Bibs for a super cute fall outfit.

Make a perfect fall jumper and peasant top for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #dollclothes #18inchdolls #fallcrafts
Fall jumper and peasant top outfit for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls. Find easy sewing patterns for beginners at ohsewkat.com.

Cute pumpkin Bibs Jumper with a Cozy Turtleneck for Dolls

Make a perfect fall jumper and peasant top for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #dollclothes #18inchdolls #fallcrafts

The Backyard Bibs pattern is as quick to sew as it is cute to wear. Make them up in every style for every season! Find the pattern in my Etsy shop.

Make a perfect fall jumper and peasant top for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #dollclothes #18inchdolls #fallcrafts
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Twinkle Twirl Skirt – A fun new PDF doll pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

New PDF Skirt Pattern for Dolls from OhSewKat on Etsy

Find this one pattern with pieces and instructions for 5 sizes right HERE. Be sure to visit the Twinkle Twirl Inspiration Gallery often as it grows!

Make a boutique style skirt for your doll that is 14-18 inches- three variations and easy to sew! Find the download PDF Sewing pattern at OhSewKat on Etsy.

The Twinkle Twirl Skirt pattern is a simple pull on skirt with an elastic waistband. Make it with a four fabric skirt, or a fuller 9 pattern skirt. Add contrasting bias trim for the hem for even more style. You can add a ruffle to the outside of the skirt near the hem, or sew it into the waistband, or BOTH!

Make your doll a boutique style twirl skirt with the Twinkle Twirl PDF Pattern

Make a boutique style skirt for your doll that is 14-18 inches- three variations and easy to sew! Find the download PDF Sewing pattern at OhSewKat on Etsy.

Doll Skirt Sewing Pattern: The New Twinkle Twirl Skirt for 14-18 inch Dolls

Riley’s skirt, below, was made with quilting precuts! I used 10 inch layer cake squares to make the skirt, and a jelly roll strip for the ruffle. I purchased the cute striped bias tape, but you can easily make your own as well. A simple Popsicle Top (pattern also from Oh Sew Kat!) completes her outfit.

Make a boutique style skirt for your 18 inch American Girl type doll - three variations and easy to sew! Find the download PDF Sewing pattern at OhSewKat on Etsy.

Joss is wearing her Twinkle Twirl skirt with a Picnic Play lace top. The top is simple and reversible and gives a different vibe each time you change the fabric. Here I sewed lace and cotton as one layer. The Twinkle Twirl Skirt uses 4 skirt panels with a cute, contrasting ruffle on top!

Make a boutique style skirt for your 18 inch American Girl type doll - three variations and easy to sew! Find the download PDF Sewing pattern at OhSewKat on Etsy.

Use the Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make your own cute skirts for Welliewishers™ and Ruby Red Fashion friends too!

Kendall’s top was made with the bodice of the Spring Shine Dress pattern. It would also be cute with some lace trim or even a small, eyelet lace ruffle. Hmmm. 🙂

Make a boutique style skirt for your 14 inch American Girl type doll - three variations and easy to sew! Find the download PDF Sewing pattern at OhSewKat on Etsy.

Download and sew the super cute Twinkle Twirl Skirt pattern today!

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Step it Up Series: Backyard Bibs Bow Tied Romper

This idea was sent to me by one of my customers, Laura C. It’s really easy to switch out the sewn in straps on the Backyard Bibs pattern and replace them with pretty ribbons you can tie into bows. Once you tie them nicely, you can easily slip the outfit on and off without untying them each time. I used 1/4th inch ribbon for this adorable strawberry romper. Simply cut 4 pieces, 9-10 inches each, and stitch one into each part of the bodice (You will stitch one on each side of the front, and one on each back piece at the top, just as you would for connected straps.) Remember to keep them free as you complete your sewing!

Make your doll a quick summer outfit with the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Another easy change to the Backyard Bibs pattern is to put elastic in the legs of the capris or the shorts. I used the capri length pattern piece (no cuff), and turned up the hem by 3/8th inch for the elastic casing. Four inches of elastic is perfect for this knee length romper. Maryellen is ready for a day outside in the Florida sunshine!

Use the OSK Backyard Bibs pattern to make a cute summer romper for your doll.

With or without a Playtime Peasant Top shirt, it’s a cute summer outfit!! Find more fun pattern hacks to try HERE and see more ideas for the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern here and here.

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See more Backyard Bibs with ribbon straps here.

Make your 18 inch doll a new wardrobe with easy PDF sewing patterns from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Download and print your patterns and sew today!

Make it Monday: Doll Scale Bandana Fabric

American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat

Doll scale bandana fabric can be hard to find. A few years back, my Walmart had some in just a few colors. I’ve not seen it in a long time, and wish I had purchased more, because it’s such a short cut to making western style doll outfits!! Above, Kelly’s blue outfit is actually two pieces- The free FOUR SEASON SKIRT and the Playtime Peasant Blouse. The cowboy hat and boots are made by American Girl® and are part of Nicki Fleming’s collection.

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.

Melody’s top is reversible and so so so quick to make. Use the Picnic Play pattern and pair it with Sandbox Shorts for a quick summer outfit.

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Use THIS TUTORIAL to make a cute Playtime Peasant Top Dress. In this red bandana fabric, it takes on a western vibe especially when you add the boots! I also added a sparkly elastic belt using this tutorial.

Make a Country western cowgirl outfit for 18 inch dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat. #ohsewkat #playtimepeasant #sewingpattern #freeskirt #freepattern #easytutorial

Grace’s pink outfits is one of my favorites. It is also made with the free PDF pattern, the FOUR SEASON SKIRT and the the Playtime Peasant Top. I added the lace to the skirt and you can find the tutorial HERE.

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
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Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern for 16 inch Animators’ Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Make your own DIY doll clothes for 16 inch Disney Princess Animators' doll with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat.

The Sugar n Spice PDF pattern for Animators dolls by Oh Sew Kat! includes a short sleeved dress with a full gathered skirt. It can also be made without sleeves and worn over the base dress as a pinafore. A quick little apron tutorial is included as well.

With the Sugar n Spice PDF pattern, your doll can be anyone she wants to be.

Make your own DIY doll clothes for 16 inch Disney Princess Animators' doll with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat.

I like to make my base dresses in solid colors, leaving the overskirts, aprons, pinafores, corsets for the busier fabrics as they are quicker to make and take less fabric. The solid dresses also provide mix and match options for different characters and costumes as you can see here and here.

Sew easyAnimators’ Doll Clothes with easy patterns from OhSewKat!

Visit the Sugar n Spice pattern Inspiration Gallery!

Make your own DIY doll clothes for 16 inch Disney Princess Animators' doll with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat.

Jenny made this sweet dress for her daughter’s Rapunzel doll with the no sew tutu pattern, included in the Everything Nice accessories pattern, and added a pretty accent to the neckline with more of the tulle.

Create character costume doll clothes with the Sugar n Spice sewing pattern.

Download and sew the Sugar n Spice Everything Nice outfit for your Animators’ princess doll today! Click the photos below to see more ideas to sew 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
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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
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Step it Up! Series: Backyard Bibs with Tied Straps

Try this simple pattern hack to the Oh Sew Kat! Backyard Bibs to replace the sewn straps with pretty ribbon bows!

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

The Backyard Bibs is one of my favorite patterns to sew. It doesn’t take a lot of fabric, has just a few steps, and looks great no matter what fabric I choose.

This idea was shared with me by one of my customers. Thank you, Laura!! It’s really easy to switch out the sewn in straps on the Backyard Bibs pattern and replace them with pretty ribbons you can tie into bows. I used 1/4th inch ribbon for this adorable sundress. Simply cut 4 pieces, 9-10 inches each, and stitch one into each part of the bodice (one on each side of the front, and one on each back.) Remember to keep the ribbons free as you complete your sewing!

Easy Oh Sew Kat! Pattern hack: Make ribbon tied straps on the Backyard Bibs

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

It doesn’t matter which version or which size of the Backyard Bibs pattern you are making. Four simple ribbons are the perfect touch to give your Backyard Bibs a unique look, no matter the season!

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Tie the ribbons in pretty bows, and leave them tied, as you dress and undress the doll. You could even stitch them in the tied position to keep them looking perfect through hours of playtime!

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat to make cute doll clothes for American Girl and other sized dolls.

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls to make fun summer sundresses and rompers.

You can add elastic to the legs of the capri length version and make a cute, summery romper too! The Backyard Bibs pattern has so many options!

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

The Backyard Bibs pattern can be found HERE in my Etsy Shop in 5 popular doll sizes! Download and sew today!

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Meet the Doll Model: Joss Kendrick, the 2020 Girl of the Year from American Girl

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Meet Joss Kendrick! She is the 2020 American Girl Doll “Girl of the Year (GOTY). She’s a ten year old girl from Newport Beach, California, and she wears a hearing aid in one ear. She loves to surf, and learns how to be a cheerleader as well. Read all about her and her friends in her stories HERE. Check out your local library for her books as well!

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top to make a whole wardrobe of doll clothes. This easy PDF sewing pattern is perfect for beginers to learn to sew. Available in five sizes, Oh Sew Kat! patterns can be sewn with pattern hacks to make lots of different styles from one pattern tutorial.

Joss has a fun wardrobe mixed with surfside fashions and cheer accessories. You can find her full collection on the American Girl website. She has surfboards and a bull dog! There’s even a decked out surf bus! You can make your own fashions and accessories for Joss with these Oh Sew Kat! patterns and tutorials.

Use the Simple, Sweet Tee PDF pattern by Oh Sew Kat! to make a cute knit tank top for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick. It looks just like Joss Pajamas! Find more patterns in the ohsewkat etsy shop.

Joss’ pajama set has a pair of baggy pants paired with a tank top like this one! Make your own version of Joss’ pajamas with this tutorial.

Make a cheer bow for your 18 inch doll with this easy cricut tutorial.

In her stories, Joss and her mom have to figure out how to put her cheer bow on correctly. Make your dolls fun, big bows with this tutorial.


I have to admit that Joss has the most fun hair of any doll I’ve photographed. She always looks like her hair is floating in the California breeze!

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

DIY your Joss doll’s wardrobe with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find the full selection of print at home patterns in my Etsy Shop!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a Stay Safe Face Mask for Your Doll

The girls in your life will love having special, tiny face masks just for their dolls. They can match each other, or match their outfits as little ones learn what it means to “Stay Safe.”

Let your 18 inch and other sized dolls and toys show your girl how to stay safe with this 3 page doll sized face mask tutorial.

This 3 page tutorial has two options, with or without the center front seam. You can make this up in less than an hour. Adjust the elastic or use bigger seam allowances for other sized dolls.

Make her 18 inch doll her very own Face Mask

Let your 18 inch and other sized dolls and toys show your girl how to stay safe with this 3 page doll sized face mask tutorial.

My dolls are wearing the Picnic Play outfits in the photo above, and Kelly is wearing a Popsicle Top in the photo below. Both sewing patterns are available from Oh Sew Kat!

Let your 18 inch and other sized dolls and toys show your girl how to stay safe with this 3 page doll sized face mask tutorial.

Face Mask PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch sized Dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

Find this quick and easy PDF pattern ONLY in my ETSY SHOP!

Let your 18 inch and other sized dolls and toys show your girl how to stay safe with this 3 page doll sized face mask tutorial.
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Make it Monday: Sugar n Spice Sundress

The Sugar n Spice pattern makes a cute sundress too!

This geometric print just screams summer! I used the Sugar n Spice pattern, shortened the bodice just a little, and added a hem band for a fun in the sun dress! Both Kanani and Grace look stunning- who wore it best?

Make an easy breezy summertime sundress for your 18 inch dolls with the simple PDF sewing pattern, Sugar n Spice, from Oh Sew Kat! on Etsy. Find more patterns for American Girl Dolls and other sizes too.

Find more ideas for the Sugar n Spice sewing pattern HERE.

Make an easy breezy summertime sundress for your 18 inch dolls with the simple PDF sewing pattern, Sugar n Spice, from Oh Sew Kat! on Etsy. Find more patterns for American Girl Dolls and other sizes too.

Make your 18 inch doll a sundress with the Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing Pattern

Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat

CLICK HERE to purchase the Sugar n Spice PDF pattern and download and sew today!

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Tester Tuesday: Party Time Peasant Dress for Bitty Baby

Make a simple doll dress for 15 inch Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins Dolls

Pretty in Purple!! Pam tested this simple pattern for me and added a white contrasting waistband and pretty eyelet trim at the hem of the Party Time Peasant Dress for her bitty baby. Sweet, sweet, sweet!!

Sew easy doll clothes for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby from American Girl. Easy PDF sewing patterns also fit Bitty Twins. Find a variety of easy to sew beginner patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Carol’s baby looks super sweet in this solid colored eyelet Party Time Dress. Such a perfect dress for any baby girl!

Sew easy doll clothes for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby from American Girl. Easy PDF sewing patterns also fit Bitty Twins. Find a variety of easy to sew beginner patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Easy PDF sewing pattern for 15 inch Baby Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Carly at Koala-T made this adorable Party Time Peasant Dress from an actual baby dress. What a great use for favorite outgrown baby clothes!

Sew easy doll clothes for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby from American Girl. Easy PDF sewing patterns also fit Bitty Twins. Find a variety of easy to sew beginner patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Find more beginner level sewing patterns for baby dolls in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.

See more Party Time Peasant Dresses here and here, and find more PDF patterns and ideas for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins by clicking the photos below:

Easy PDF sewing pattern for Bitty Baby 15 inch baby doll dress by OH Sew Kat. Find more print at home photo tutorials for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins.

Make a sweet pair of overalls for your bitty twin and bitty baby 15 inch baby doll with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew kat! DIY doll clothes for baby dolls and 18 inch dolls too. #bittybaby #dollclothes
Bitty Baby sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy peasant top and twirl skirt for 15 inch baby doll clothes. #ohsewkat #easysewing #bittybaby #dollclothes
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!