Step it Up Series: Fun Bias Tape Trimmed Hems

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Here is a way to make a big impact on the look of a skirt or dress with very little effort! Double fold bias tape!!

Use premade Bias tape for a fun hem accent to your 18 inch Doll Clothes

I love my patterned bias tapes. They add a quick and fun accent with very little effort. I prefer 1/2 inch double fold bias tape for the easiest application. You can look on You Tube for more detailed instructions to attach bias tape to your doll clothes. I simply open up the tape, (if one side is longer than the other, that goes on the inside of the garment), and line the raw edge in with the fold crease. I close the tape, and pin in place. When I sew, I sew from the right side, using my edge foot so my stitches are close to the edge but not on it. You can also apply bias tape in two steps. Open out the tape and sew the raw edge to the inside of your garment. (Right side of tape to wrong side of garment.) Fold the tape back in place with the raw edge neatly inside. Stitch on the right side of the garment just inside the edge.

I buy most of my bias tape on Etsy and at Home Sew. You need about a yard for an 18 inch doll’s gathered skirt. You can also make your own, with your cutting tools, an iron and this kit Ad: Bias Tape Makers.

Here are some fun examples that I have sewn for 18 inch American Girl dolls and 14.5 inch Welliewishers Dolls. It looks like I tend to pull my bias tape out at holiday times!! 🙂

This Valentine's Day, show your 18 inch doll some love with beautiful DIY doll clothes you make yourself with easy PDF Sewing patterns from OH Sew Kat! Print at home patterns with full photo tutorials make it easy to sew your own doll clothes, even for a beginner.

Courtney is wearing the Twinkle Twirl Skirt with a red, striped bias hem. Find the hack to add the ruffle to the Playtime Peasant Blouse here.

Stripes and snowmen! Make a Backyard Bibs and Jumping Jack turtleneck outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat!

Samantha is looking festive and cozy in her Backyard Bibs and Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt. I used the bias tape for the hem, the straps, and the waistband. Find the pattern bundle here.

Easy to Sew Doll Clothes using pre made Bias Trim for an Accent hemline

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

Bias tape hems can make such a statement. Here Camille is wearing the Party Time Peasant Dress with a black and white striped bias tape hem.

If you don’t have an premade bias tape, you can either make your own, or you can create the same look with a very narrow hem band. Ashlynne’s cute pink panda bear outfit is made with the HalterAlls pattern.

Make a ruffled twirl skirt for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with this easy tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! More PDF Sewing patterns for dolls available!

Another Twinkle Twirl Skirt with striped bias tape hem. Kelly’s top is the Popsicle Top pattern. Find both patterns in my ETSY SHOP.

It’s easy to make your own doll clothes. Try bias tape for a quick and easy accent hem.

Make an 80s vibe fashion statement for Courtney American Girl doll with easy and free sewing patterns from OH Sew kat.

This rainbow bias tape was found prepackaged at Joann’s, like this one Ad: Double Fold Bias Tape. You can also use solid colors as well. Here, Courtney has a Four Season Skirt with a rainbow hem- for a fun 80s vibe! Her top was made with the Popsicle Top pattern and looks just like the one from her collection at American Girl! Get the Four Season Skirt pattern FREE right HERE.

Make an easy doll dress for your American Girl doll with the step by step PDF Sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Patterns fit 18 inch American Girl and Our Generation Dolls, as well as Disney ILY dolls.

Poppy’s halloween dress was made with the Party Time Peasant Dress. This is my favorite pattern to mix and match holiday prints for a fun and festive outfit and I offer it in 6 doll sizes from 8-18 inches! This bias trim includes a little lace crochet edge but it was attached the same way; I just put the raw edge of the skirt into the fold and stitched along the edge. See more skirts with this same trim HERE.

Show your 18 inch doll some love this Valentine's Day with the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress sewing pattern for American Girl dolls. Find more beginner patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Here’s another Party Time Peasant Dress– Grace is ready for Valentine’s Day!! I shop on Etsy and at Home Sew to find my patterned bias tapes so I always have a fun assortment on hand. See how to make the Party Time Dress with long sleeves HERE.

Make a holiday jumper for your 18 inch American Girl doll with a very easy jumper pattern by ohsewkat

Such cute and tiny snowglobes!! Nicki’s Easy Up Jumper is trimmed in cute red gingham bias tape. Bias tape works on non gathered skirts too (and takes less tape.) It accents her fun striped socks and cozy red Jumping Jack Turtleneck. You can find more ideas for this simple to sew jumper here and here. Find the Jump into Fall bundle with both of these patterns in my Etsy shop HERE.

I hope you will try the fun, patterned bias tapes on the market to give your doll clothes a lot of accent for very little effort!! Don’t forget to follow me on facebook and see new sewing ideas daily!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Buffalo Check Skirt and Tee Shirt

Buffalo Skirt and Tree Shirt DIY Holiday Outfit for 18 inch Dolls

Who doesn’t love the recent Buffalo check trend? Emily is ready for some festive fun. I cut the center panel for her Sixth Grade Skirt on the bias, or the diagonal, to give it the offset look and add interest. Find the Sixth Grade Skirt Inspiration Gallery HERE and purchase the pattern in 5 doll sizes HERE.

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

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I also made Emily’s matching tee shirt!! I used a newish product, called Infusible Ink, and my Cricut cutting machine. Click here to learn about Infusible Ink and click here to learn more about the Cricut (you can use any machine to cut the infusible ink).

Cricut offers a matching buffalo check pattern in their infusible ink transfer sheets. I used a simple holiday tree design to make a coordinating tee shirt with the Jumping Jack pdf sewing pattern. By cutting up an XXL Cricut adult tee shirt, I used the existing hem to make this shirt even more quickly. I love how easy it is to make my own personalized and fully custom doll outfits. Learn more about how to use infusible ink in this post.

THIS is the Infusible Ink pack I used for this project. But check them out- they have so many fun colors and patterns.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Using the Cricut Maker or Explore Machines to Embellish Doll Clothes

Use your cricut maker or cricut explore machine to make doll clothes sewing faster, easier and more precise. You can also use a Brother Scan n Cut machine.

Use your cricut or cameo machine to make fun doll clothing, decorations, accessories and more. Find quick turorials and easy to sew pdf sewing patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

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Decorate your doll clothes with easy to cut pockets, appliques, or accessorize with purses and belts.

Included with the Design Space program are a lot of basic shapes that you can manipulate and cut for free. You can also weld shapes together or slice them apart. Save your files to use them again later. The sparkly pumpkin face on Kelly’s Boardwalk Boutique dress was part of a full pumpkin image. I simply told the cricut to only cut the face using the contour feature in Design Space. You can weld a square and a triangle together to make a pocket. I made the belt and buckle for the holiday apron with two rectangles, and did the same in these Santa and Elf outfits HERE. Iron on is much quick than embroidery!! The new cricut Maker cuts leather very nicely, which opens the door to fun accessories like purses and belts. See my HTV TUTORIAL HERE.

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.
Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

Find more HTV project ideas HERE and HERE.


Try Infusible Ink and Create One of a Kind Doll Tee Shirts

Infusible ink is a fun new way to add permanent images to your doll clothes. I’ve got a full tutorial on what you need and how to do it HERE. There are so many colors and patterns of infusible ink transfer sheets to choose from, you will easily find the perfect pattern for your dolly girl. The butterfly image on Blaire’s tee was found in the Design Space Library. After I cut it out, I added the piece from the center to the sleeve. My 9×9 inch Easy Press makes this job quick and easy!!

If you are looking for unique images outside of your cutter machine’s library, check out DREAMING TREE and see what is new for you to create!

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

Make Fun Accessories for Dolls on your Cricut, Cameo, Scan n Cut Machine

You will have more ideas than time to make them once you dive into your cutting machine and all it can do. Use faux glitter, felt, or faux leather to make cute accessories like belts, bows, straps and more!! See how I made a big cheer bow for Joss in THIS TUTORIAL. This bow (and many more!) can be found in Cricut’s Design Space Library. (Joss’ shirt was also made with HTV from a design in the Cricut library.)

Make a quick and easy cheer bow for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick with this cricut tutorial from OhSewKat! Make it with felt, leather or vinyl and pair it with DIY doll clothes made from Oh Sew Kat! etsy shop PDF digital sewing patterns for dolls.

Make Cute Holiday Decorations for your Doll House with your Cricut or Cameo Machine

Use your cricut machine to make cute holiday banners in tiny doll sizes to decorate your doll’s party rooms and birthday celebrations. See how I made this adorable LOVE banner in THIS TUTORIAL.

Easy doll craft! Make a doll sized banner to decorate your 18 inch Doll's Valentine's Day party. Use your cricut or cutting machine for quick and easy American Girl doll party decorations.

What other ways do you use your cricut machine to have fun with your dolls?

Too busy right now? Pin these images for later! What other ways can you use your Cricut machine to enhance your doll world? Need some basic LEARN HOW TO CRICUT tutorials? My favorites can be found HERE. Tell Megan you were sent by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a quick and easy cheer bow for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick with this cricut tutorial from OhSewKat! Make it with felt, leather or vinyl and pair it with DIY doll clothes made from Oh Sew Kat! etsy shop PDF digital sewing patterns for dolls.

how to cut pdf patterns on the cricut maker tutorial
Make graphic tees for dolls with HTV and a cricut machine. Easy tutorial by OH Sew Kat. Find sewing patterns for popular sized doll clothes.
Find doll scale fabrics to make cute doll clothes from Cricut. Small stripes by Riley Blake, perfect for the Four Season Skirt- free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #maker #cricut #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #stripes #18inchdolls
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!

Playtime Peasant Top Long Nightgown Pattern Hack by OhSewKat!

Snuggle in and Snuggle up! Fall is on its way and your dolls need new, snuggly nightgowns! Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern and a few tweaks to make your perfect doll nightgown in six popular doll sizes.

Make Easy Nightgowns for Your American Girl Dolls

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardbrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

You can make your nightgowns look exactly as you choose. Make the dress shorter and the ruffle longer. Or make the dress long with a short ruffle or just lace at the hem The choice is yours. I made at least one nightgown in each size, so I offer the “starting points” for you. Use them to create your perfect, cozy nightgown for dolls.

This pattern hack requires the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt Pattern. It’s available HERE in five popular doll sizes.

Easy Sewing Pattern to make doll clothes for 18 inch dolls- Oh Sew Kat! PDF digital sewing patterns for easy beginner doll clothes. Try this peasant top and twirl skirt.

Directions for Playtime Peasant Top Nightgown with Ruffle (All Sizes)

  • Cut 2 long sleeves according to the pattern.
  • To give your gown more of a flair at the bottom, print a second bodice pattern piece. Fold it in half and tape it to the top, left corner of a new piece of paper.
  • Trace the armhole and extend that side edge nearly to the bottom of the page.
  • Measure your bodice addition (see below for exact measurement for your size doll) inches below the bottom hem of the pattern piece. Draw a new line, intersecting the side line and continuing on beyond it.
  • Measure your width addition (see below for exact measurement for your size doll) from the side line, and make a dot. Connect the dot to the armhole as your new side edge. Cut out your new pattern piece and remove the original bodice piece. Mark the long edge as the center fold. Label your new piece and keep it for next time. Cut 2 of these new pieces, on the fold of fabric, one for the front and one for the back.
  • Cut ruffle to measurements as desired, or listed below.
  • For Ruffle: Zig zag or serge one long edge, press up 1/4th inch and hem. Gather the top (raw) long edge.
  • Assemble the pattern per the instructions, adding the ruffle in place of a hem in Step 11. Optional: Topstitch the ruffle after attaching it.

You really can’t go wrong with how long you make your gown or your ruffle. Below you will find my “starting point” for each size doll. Feel free to experiment and have fun with your own Playtime Peasant Top Nightgown!

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardbrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

18″ American Girl Doll

  • Mid Calf Length: Add 1 inch to bodice + 1 inch width
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 3 1/2 inches x WOF (36-44 inches)
  • Full Length: Add 3 inches to bodice + 1 inch width
  • Full Length Ruffle: 3 1/2 x WOF (36-44 inches)
Make your 15 inch American Girl Bitty Baby doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat! Also fits Bitty Twins.

15″ Bitty Baby or Bitty Twins Doll

  • Add one inch plus one inch width to bodice
  • Ruffle: 3 inches by 30 inches
Use the easy to sew Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing pattern to make a long, cozy nightgown for your favorite 16 inch Disney Animators Doll. Great gifts for granddaughters, daughters and nieces! More styles of print at home beginner level sewing patterns available.

16″ Animators’ Doll

  • Both Lengths: Add 2 inches to bodice plus 1 inch width
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 2.5 x 24 inches
  • Full Length Ruffle: 4.5 x 24 inches
Make your 14.5 inch Welliewishers American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

14.5″ Welliewishers Doll

  • Both Lengths: Add 3 inches plus 1 inch width
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 2.5 x 20 inches
  • Full Length Ruffle: 3.25 x 20 inches

Make your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

16″ A Girl for All Time Doll

  • Both Lengths: Use pattern labelled Dress Length for bodice
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 3 x 24 inches
  • Full Length Ruffle: 4.5 x 24 inches
Make your 8 inch American Girl Caring for Baby doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

8″ Caring for Baby Doll

  • Add one inch to bodice front and back hem, and create the side lines about 1/th wider than the slant they are on.
  • Ruffle: 1.25 by 14 inches
Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardbrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat! To make a Holiday Nightgown

Make a beautiful plaid flannel nightgown for your 18 inch American Girl or other sized doll with the pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! and the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing Pattern.

Find the PDF Sewing Pattern HERE. Change up your fabric for the perfect (and quick!) Holiday Nightgown for Dolls. I love the 70s vibe of this plaid fabric. It looks so great on Julie too. Find more ideas for Julie’s wardrobe HERE.

Make a 70s plaid nightgown for Julie Albright American Girl doll Beforever Character with the pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! and the PDF Sewing pattern: Playtime Peasant Top.

Easy to Sew Nightgowns for Dolls 8-18 inches

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Jump into Fall PDF Pattern Bundle for Dolls by OhSewKat

Make classic doll clothes for fall with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Digital download sewing patterns are easy to follow for beginners with full tutorials and lots of options.

Are you looking to sew Back to School or Fall Fashions for your 18 inch Dolls like American Girl? Check out the Jump into Fall two pattern bundle from Oh Sew Kat on Etsy!

Easy sewing pattern bundle for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF patterns by ohsewkat for diy dollclothes

This PDF pattern bundle is sized for 14.5 inch Welliewishers dolls, as well as the standard 18 inch play dolls. It includes the Easy Up! Jumper, and the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set, giving you lots of mix and match options!! You can make ALL of these outfits with these two patterns!!

The Easy Up! Jumper can be made with or without the faux button placket, and it can be made reversible as well.

Classic houndstooth jumper for 18 inch dolls- make it with the Easy Up Sewing Pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat
18 inch doll clothes sewing pattern knit turtleneck shorts and jumper by Oh Sew Kat! Easy pdf digital sewing patterns for dolls.

The Jumping Jack Sewing Pattern includes shorts, turtleneck, and a reversible, smock style jumper.

See more photos and ideas for the Jumping Jack PDF Pattern HERE and HERE as well as in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Simple sewing pattern doll jumper by ohsewkat

See more ideas for the Easy Up! Jumper pattern HERE and in the Inspiration Gallery.

Make Fall Fashions for 18 inch Dolls with Easy PDF Patterns from OhSewKat.

Jumping Jack sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat

Find the Jump into Fall Bundle for 18 inch Dolls HERE

Find the Jump into Fall Bundle for 14.5 inch Dolls HERE.

Both patterns are also sold separately!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Easy UP Jumper for Back to School

Maryellen Larkin is ready for school in a rose covered Easy Up! Jumper. Sew doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Use the Easy UP! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern for Cute Back to School outfits for Dolls

Maryellen is ready to hit the books in her Easy Up! Jumper and black turtleneck (made with the Jumping Jack pattern). This pull on style jumper can also be made reversible for two looks in one. Find the pattern HERE. See more ideas for this simple PDF Sewing Pattern here and here. It’s available in 3 doll sizes.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Get Your Doll Ready for the fall with the Back to School PDF Sewing Pattern Bundle

Have you seen the Oh Sew Kat! Back to School Pattern Bundle? This value priced bundle is available only in my ETSY SHOP HERE. Your order will include four pdf pattern downloads- the Sixth Grade Skirt, the Playground Pants, the School Bell Blouse, and the School Dance Dress. Use these four patterns to make a complete mix and match wardrobe for your 18 inch (or 14.5 inch) doll! Find the quick links to all three bundles at the bottom of this post.

Back to School Sewing Patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for 18 inch Dolls

This one pattern bundle offers you two tops, one skirt, one pants, and a long sleeved dress.

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern bundle by OH Sew Kat

Pair the School Bell Blouse with a corduroy Sixth Grade Skirt and tall boots for a great fall outfit. Click the pattern name to check out the Inspiration Gallery for more ideas, or click HERE to find the full gallery.

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

The School Bell Blouse has two options- an a-line version, or add a short, playful skirt. Here Shirley’s Kendall doll pairs her School Bell Blouse with the Playground Pants.

Your Welliewishers Doll will be ready for School in her DIY Doll Clothes from Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

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 pattern bundle is available in 3 doll sizes: 18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators’, and 14.5 inch WellieWishers. Rapunzel has the School Bell Blouse A line version with bright green Playground pants and a cute beret.

Make a pretty blouse for animators dolls with the School Bell Blouse easy sewing pattern from OhSewKat. #animators

The Back to School Bundle also features the cute School Dance Dress. Use one fabric or many for a beautiful addition to your doll’s cool weather wardrobe options. See more School Dance Dresses HERE and HERE.

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday

Make your own Back to School Doll Clothes with this PDF Pattern Bundle from Oh Sew Kat!

Oh sew Kat school dance dress for animator dolls pdf doll clothes sewing pattern for doll dress

So what else can you do with these four patterns? Check out the Inspiration Gallery too!!

Try these hacks for the School Bell Blouse to make it a dress! Click on each photo to go right to the post!

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
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

Choose one of these hacks to add flair to your Sixth Grade Skirt.

American girl dolls DIY skirt tutorial
Add pockets to a skirt sewing tutorial, pattern hack by Oh Sew Kat! Find more PDF digital patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie WIshers. #ohsewkat #welliewishers #agdolls #18inchdolls #ourgeneration #sewingpatterns

You can make the School Bell Blouse and the School Dance Dress in a sleeveless version for even more options! No time now? Pin these links for later!

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
Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Take a regular doll dress sewing pattern and learn how to make it without sleeves for more fashion options! #easytosew #patternhack #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

Quick Links to find the Bundles:

Find many more individual and pattern bundles to make your own Doll Clothes at Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Butterfly Tee and Sixth Grade Skirt

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

Blaire’s new outfit is simple but stylish! You can use Oh Sew Kat! Pdf patterns to make your own unique doll clothes.

The Sixth Grade Skirt uses very little fabric and goes together quickly with just straight seams. This pattern is the easiest one in the Oh Sew Kat! Collection and is a perfect starter project. Find it here.

Create your own graphic tee shirts with infusible ink and tee shirt blanks from Cricut. I cut up an XXXL adult shirt to make doll sized tees with the Simple Sweet Tee sewing pattern.

I easily cut a butterfly graphic on my Cricut machine and pressed it to the shirt with my easy press 2. See more details here.

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Knitting for Dolls- 18 inch Doll Fashions by Oh Sew Kat.

Knitting can add a great textured element to your doll clothes and can really add that finishing touch to any doll outfit. Two years ago I set a goal to learn to knit. My mother was a master knitter and I wish I had done it while she was still here to share in my success. I found a local knitting shop and signed up for a beginner class and have been working on my skills ever since. Lately, I’ve been working on lots of 18 inch doll knits. Knitting doll clothes (just like sewing) is a low cost and quick way to grow your skills. I’ll share more as I go along, but here are a few fun outfits I put together with some knitted pieces I recently created along with Oh Sew Kat! doll clothes.

Create your own fashion forward wardrobe for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns and simple knitted sweaters for dolls.
Create your own fashion forward wardrobe for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns and simple knitted sweaters for dolls.

First up is Joss. Joss looks amazing in anything but she really shines in bright colors. I knit her thin strap cami from a Ravelry pattern with Baby Bee yarn from Hobby Lobby. The cami is the perfect thing to put under the Kay Carr short sleeve cardigan from her 70s Mix and Match Knitting pattern. The raglan sleeves are easy to knit the and entire little jacket sweater knits up really quickly. Joss is wearing a pair of capri pants made with the Oh Sew Kat! Playground Pants (no pockets) and just made them shorter. This fabric is from the Flowerhouse Wildflowers collection by Robert Kaufman. Cute cute!!

DIY your own doll clothes with easy to sew PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Emily is wearing a Popsicle Top, Sixth Grade Skirt, and a Karina sweater.

Next up is Emily!! She’s wearing a hot pink Karina Sweater (pattern by My AG Doll Creations) in the long length. The yarn is Baby Bee from Hobby Lobby in the princess color. Emily’s outfit is a Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt, along with Saige’s buckle strap boots.

Create your own fashion forward wardrobe for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns and simple knitted sweaters for dolls.

And here is Riley! Riley’s outfit has a cool summer nights vibe. She’s wearing the Sandbox Shorts with patch pockets (as seen in THIS POST) and the pink thin strap cami made with the Baby Bee yarn. This cami was where I learned the duplicate stitch, by adding the yellow heart to the front of the cami. The cute yellow jacket is the same one Joss has on above, made with the Kay Carr 70s Mix and Match Wardrobe knitting pattern. This little jacket is such a quick knitting project and fits so beautifully, I know I will be making many more.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

American Girl Outfit Review: Team USA Medal Ceremony Set

Like so many of you, I love the Olympics and the coming together as a globe to watch the best of the best. I love the pride each country shows in their flags, anthems, and uniforms. I was thrilled to see American Girl® come out with an entire line of Olympic themed outfits…well…until I saw the price tag! At the time of this writing, the day before the Games begin, AG is now offering a buy one, get one half off sale. That would have been nice. But personally, I had to have the Team USA Medal Ceremony set for my collection, despite the very hefty $35 price tag (plus tax and shipping!) Here are my thoughts.

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

What you get: a thin “windbreaker” type zip up jacket, with navy sleeves, a team USA decal on the back, and the USA flag and olympic rings decal on the front. Three medals (gold, silver, and bronze, all on red white and blue ribbons), a large USA flag with thumb loops, and a pamphlet about taking care of the USA flag.

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Olympic Outfit for Dolls: Team USA Medal Ceremony Set

First things first. I love the flag, and the thumb loops make it very easy to photograph the dolls holding it, which can be tricky with the usual flag on a pole. That alone, for me, was worth getting the set. However, for the price, I thought this set should have at least come with an outfit- a tee shirt and shorts or something. Riley is wearing a plain white tee and a white Sixth Grade Skirt that I had on hand. She’s ready to watch the games!

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Overall, like many sets from American Girl®, the set feels very high quality. The flag is stitched, not printed, and the medals are heavy (very heavy) and super shiny. The ribbons have hook and loop tape so they don’t have to go over the doll’s head.

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

OhSewKat’s review of the Team USA Medal Ceremony Outfit for Dolls from American Girl®

American Girl Outfit Review- Team USA Medal Ceremony Set. OhSewKat review of the jacket, flag, olympic medals outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

All in all, I’m happy with the Team USA Medal Ceremony set and I’m glad I have it. I may regret the $$ if it ends up on clearance after the games, but with a buy one get one half off, it’s the perfect add on set to any of the sport outfits. It could have more included for the high price tag, but it will always remind me of the craziness that has surrounded the summer Olympics of 2020/2021 and I like that. If I were to buy this for my child, I would certainly pick out one of the sport outfits to go with it, even though the cost of both would be almost as much as a new doll. You can find this set in the American Girl online store.

Go Team USA!!

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