50s Fashions to Sew for your American Girl Doll, Maryellen Larkin

Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #50s #dress #maryellen #sewing

Sewing for Maryellen Larkin?  Try these twists on patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.

  1.  Sunshine Dress &  Sugar n Spice Bundle
  2.  Bloomer Buddies
  3.  Boardwalk Boutique with Bloomer Buddies Shortie Bloomers
  4.  Party Time Peasant Dress

Click HERE for a tutorial to make a cute headscarf for your doll!

50s scarf doll tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing patterns for beginners to print and sew at home. #ohsekwat #bloomerbuddies #maryellen #headscarf #tutorial

Find more ideas to sew for Maryellen HERE and HERE.

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Sew a Halloween Costume for Your Wellie Wishers Dolls

Make a Halloween Costume for your 14 inch doll like Wellie Wishers with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat! #ohsewkat #welliewishers #halloween #dollclothes #sewingpattern #diy #easypatterns

What is more fun than dressing dolls up in adorable Halloween costumes that you make yourself?  Here are a few ideas of costumes that your Wellie Wishers would love to wear.  All of these patterns are also available in other doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.

Today’s costume theme is the color BLUE!!

Use the Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt patterns to make a sweet Elsa inspired costume.  The full tutorial for the skirt is HERE.

Make a Frozen / Elsa inspired doll Halloween costume with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt pattern hack tutorial can be found at www.ohsewkat.com. #elsacostume #halloween #diy #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Julie H. of Sew Dolled Up 81 made this beautiful ice princess outfit with the Sugar n Spice pattern.   It’s amazing how some fancy fabrics can completely change the look of a simple dress pattern.Sugar n Spice doll clothes pattern by OH Sew Kat! Welliewishers American Girl and Animators sewing patterns for doll clothes and Halloween costumes. #ohsewkat #princess #welliewishers #sewingpattern

And finally, Jaci G.  of JGooseandCo made this beautiful Alice in Wonderland outfit for her Hearts for Hearts doll with the Sugar n Spice pattern with included bonus apron.

Sugar n Spice dress for wellie wishers doll clothes sewing pattern by oh sew kat #aliceinwonderland #heartsforhearts #ohsewkat #sewingpattern

See more Halloween costume ideas here and here, and be sure to check out the Inspiration Gallery as well.

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Fall Batik Dresses for Dolls- Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner.  The mornings are not quite crisp yet, but we know it’s coming soon.  It’s time to shift from beaches and boardwalks to back to school, football, and fall colors!  What better way to start than some pretty dresses for dolls! Be sure to pin the images so you can find them later! 🙂

Simple sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress and pinafore pattern to DIY doll clothes for your 18 inch doll or her friends. #sewingpattern #dolldress #americangirl #ohsewkat

I used the Sugar n Spice pattern for both of these dresses.  For the 18 inch sized dress, I added the placket for the buttons using this method here.  You just have to remember to cut the front bodice differently (lining does not change).

Sewing pattern to make your own doll dress for American Girl Dolls and Wellie Wishers. #ohsewkat #sugarnspicedress #easypatterns #freepattern #dolldress #sewingpattern

I only made two dresses, one in each size. But I just love how this fabric looks so different depending on what doll wore it. Who do you think wore it best?

Easy to sew doll dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice fall batik dress for Saige, American Girl Doll. #sewingpatterns #18inchdoll #ohsewkat #dress #fallfashionBest Sewing Pattern for 18 inch American Girl Doll Clothes by ohsewkat. Sugar n Spice easy PDF pattern. Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #dolldress #sewingpattern #18inchdoll #americangirldoll

Find the sewing pattern HERE for 18 inch dolls and HERE for wellie wishers sized dolls.

Best Sewing Pattern for 18 inch American Girl Doll Clothes by ohsewkat. Sugar n Spice easy PDF pattern. Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #dolldress #sewingpattern #18inchdoll #americangirldollSewing Patterns for dolls by Oh Sew Kat-75

Who else is ready for fall???

See more Sugar n Spice dresses here and here.

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Make Your Own Back to School Outfits for Dolls – School Dance Dress

It’s time to head back to class!! Your dolls will be ready for the 1st bell in a cute SCHOOL DANCE dress you sew yourself with this easy sewing pattern with lots of options!  Find the pattern sized for 18 inch dolls HERE and for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators HERE.  It’s also available for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers.

Make back to school dresses for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl and Our Generation with this easy dress sewing pattern from OhSewKat! This beginner level pattern can be made in an afternoon. #easydolldress #sewingpattern #dollpattern #ohsewkat

Make back to school dresses for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl and Our Generation with this easy dress sewing pattern from OhSewKat! This beginner level pattern can be made in an afternoon. #easydolldress #sewingpattern #dollpattern #ohsewkatDoll dress sewing pattern for back to school outfits for your dolls. Easy beginner level pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation and more. Visit www.ohsewkat.com to try a free skirt pattern. #freesewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls #ohsewkat

Use this School Dance pattern to make a groovy dress for 70s BeForever character, Julie Albright.  See more ideas for Julie HERE.School Dance Doll dress sewing pattern for back to school outfits for your dolls. Easy beginner level pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation and more. Visit www.ohsewkat.com to try a free skirt pattern. #freesewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls #ohsewkat

Are your dolls ready to head back to school?  Find more sewing inspiration in the Inspiration Gallery, sorted by pattern and by character.

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New! Bitty Baby Sewing Pattern: Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt

The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern is now available for Bitty Baby™ and Bitty Twins™.  This easy to sew peasant top can be made with long or short sleeves, and the pattern includes the fun, 3 tiered “pull on style” twirly skirt too!  It’s available in my Etsy shop!

Peasant Top sewing pattern for 15 inch baby dolls

Bitty Baby sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!OSK Playtime Peasant Top Skirt sewing pattern bitty baby twins42

Shop now for the Playtime Peasant Sewing Pattern for 15 inch Baby Dolls.  See more ideas for the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt here and here.

The Playtime Peasant Pattern is also available in other popular doll sizes, like 18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators, 16 inch A Girl for All Time, 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers.

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Learning to Sew? What pattern to start with?

I get asked this question quite often.

“What would be the best pattern for my young, or brand new sewist start with?”

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

Oh Sew Kat! offers patterns with basic pattern pieces and simple constructions for this very reason. The goal is to give success to someone who has NEVER SEWN A PATTERN EVER.  Here are my top 3 patterns for newbie seamstresses: The Sixth Grade Skirt, the Playtime Peasant Top, and the Easy Up! Jumper.

  1.  Sixth Grade Skirt

Doll Skirt sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

The greatest thing about the Sixth Grade Skirt is that it’s very hard to mess it up. Because it is an open skirt, with a hook and loop tape closure in back, it fits a wide variety of dolls (and toys), and also accommodates a beginning seamstress’ (possibly) uneven seam allowances.  It’s fun to mix and match different fabrics, and you can add easy pockets with this TUTORIAL, or ruffles or lace to the hem like in this TUTORIAL.

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


2. Playtime Peasant Top

As far as a doll shirt goes, the peasant top is a timeless staple for every doll wardrobe.  It really does not get much easier than this.  The simple construction still lends itself to whimsical fabric combinations for unique styles.  Feeding a safety pin through an elastic casing for the easy neckline will teach a beginner a skill that can be then used on skirts, pants and shorts too!

Peasant Top sewing pattern for wellie wishers dolls

Make the Playtime Peasant Top with long sleeves with elastic at the wrist.  This classic look works for both historical and modern outfits.

Julie doll in white top and red gingham long skirt

Playtime Peasant Top with short sleeves with elastic.  Add lace to a skirt with this easy TUTORIAL.

Lace Skirt Country Western Doll Clothes by Oh Sew Kat patterns


3. Easy Up! Jumper

Beginner sewing pattern for 18 inch doll clothes

The Easy Up! Jumper is just that! Easy! It’s easy to cut, and quick to sew.  For first time seamstresses, make the simple version (no side pleats) and use FOE (fold over elastic) for the straps. Be careful, this pattern is addicting! It’s hard to make just one!

Simple sewing pattern doll jumper by ohsewkat

 

Visit the Inspiration Gallery for each pattern to see more ideas.

Other simple patterns to try:  Boardwalk Boutique, Playground Pants, HalterAlls, and the Party Time Peasant Dress.

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Tester Tuesday: The Easy Up! Jumper Pattern for 18 inch dolls

Here are a few photos of the amazing Easy Up! jumpers from the Oh Sew Kat! testers.  They never cease to amaze me with not only how quickly they work, but also have creative they are!  Find the Easy Up! Jumper for 18 inch dolls here.

Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

 

Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Above, Pam Ray of Amy Violet’s, used lace for her pleats and straps.  Such a pretty dress!!

Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Michelle Anderson added an adorable pocket to the front of this spiffy plaid jumper.  The pocket piece is not included with the pattern, but if you don’t have one from another pattern (like the HalterAlls for example), it’s very easy to make your own!

Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Sophie Pagr’s STUNNING dress blew me away.  The fabric is perfect with this off the shoulder peasant style top. Be sure to check her out on instagram at ProjectAGrunway for more stunning photos and doll clothes.

Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Nellie looks ready for anything in her adorable apple Easy Up! Jumper made by Koala-T. Find them on facebook and say hi!!  Koala-T sells her doll clothes online and at craft shows in Canada.

What will you add to your Easy Up! Jumper to make it uniquely yours?  Share your photos with me at #ohsewkat on instagram or my facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/ohsewkat.  See more Easy Up! Jumper ideas in the Inspiration Gallery and purchase the pattern HERE.

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Sew an easy and reversible fall jumper for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat! More patterns and style available in my shop and find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Gingham Peasant Dress Outfit Tutorial for Julie Albright- A BeForever Pattern Hack!

I’m really enjoying sewing for Julie Albright, the BeForever character from 1974.  I think I’m attracted to her collection because I was seven years old in 1974 and I had very similar things- like her purple coat (mine was blue) and the sneaker skates (mine were bright yellow with orange stripes).

When I saw THIS PIN, I just knew that this peasant style outfit would be easy to recreate with Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

Make a 70s peasant top and skirt outfit for Julie doll

Click here to see other outfits I’ve sewn for Julie.

1970s doll dress skirt and top for Julie BeForever Doll

The top is simply the Playtime Peasant Top, sewn in white with long sleeves.  For the skirt, I used the overskirt that comes in the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle.  I cut the gingham fabric skirt longer by 4 1/2 inches, but didn’t make any other changes.  Add a little lace at the bottom, and ta da! A perfect, pretty bell skirt! Add a red or gingham ribbon to complete the look.  This outfit will be perfect for the Christmas holidays!

Beforever doll clothes for Christmas Julie

Find the patterns HERE.  Find more fashions for Julie (all made with Oh Sew Kat! patterns!) here and here.

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New 18 inch doll Sewing Pattern: Easy Up! Jumper by Oh Sew Kat!

Just in time for fall and back to school sewing, the Easy Up! Jumper for 18 inch dolls is now available.  This is a simple jumper with elastic straps and a contrast pleat at the sides for fun.  Make it fully reversible for two dresses in one!  Special intro price ends Friday night! Download and sew up a quick jumper for your doll today.

This pattern has lots of fun options~~

  • Simple jumper with elastic straps that pulls up over doll’s feet
  • Cute side pleats, can be reversible, no closures to sew
  • Easy to sew, detailed instructions and photographs of every step
  • Instructions for simple and stepped up versions, BONUS front placket pattern piece
  • Computer Drawn Pattern Pieces; PDF Digital download- print and sew today!
  • Uses less than 1/4 yard of cotton fabric- mix and match your prints

SHOP NOW.

Available exclusively on Etsy, special intro price of $3.99 through Friday night.

Simple sewing pattern 18 inch doll jumper by oh sew katEasy Up Jumper Sewing Pattern for Dolls4Easy Up Jumper Sewing Pattern for Dolls6Easy Up Jumper Sewing Pattern for Dolls12

The Easy Up! Jumper is the perfect jumper for every season!!  Find the pattern HERE in my Etsy Shop. Pair it up with the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt! Coming soon in other sizes!!Easy Up Jumper Sewing Pattern for Dolls2

Click here to see the Easy Up! Inspiration Gallery.  Get your dolls ready for fall with this fun, new, easy to sew pattern!

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Easy doll clothes pattern for 18 inch dolls

Back To School with Oh Sew Kat!

The most wonderful time of the year!  Get your dolls ready to head back to school in style.

Welliewishers Dolls are ready to head back to school.

Willa and Camille are dressed in Simple, Sweet Tees with Four Season Skirt. Both of these patterns are so quick and easy, you can outfit the whole bunch in just one afternoon.  The Four Season Skirt pattern is FREE right here.

American Girl Doll in School Dance Dress with school locker

Kelly’s dress was made with the School Dance Dress Pattern.  With three different ways to sew it up, your doll will be ready for cooler weather in her own style!  Grace is comfy and casual in her Simple, Sweet Tee and boots.

Grace Thomas American Girl Doll with school locker

Are your kiddos ready to head back to school?  Their doll friends will be with these cute outfits you made yourself!!

Ashylynn Wellie Wishers doll with school locker

See more Simple Sweet Tee Ideas here and here, and the Four Season Skirt is here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!