Molly’s Holiday Dress

Have you seen that the BeForever character, Molly McIntire, has been re-released? You can find her in a special bundle, only at CostCo stores. She has a new meet outfit, with red and white saddle shoes, and comes with a book and a new pair of pajamas.  This was the perfect excuse to stitch up a dress for her!  (These photos are of my daughter’s Molly doll. We did not buy the one at CostCo as we already had her.)

Make your own doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like Molly. The Sugar n Spice pattern is available from Oh Sew Kat! for American Girl dolls and other popular doll sizes. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #molly #holidaydress

Molly’s father is a doctor, serving in World War II.  Much of her story centers around her father being gone, and then coming home.  You can find her books on Amazon here:  Ad:  https://amzn.to/2DkIlPD.

The Sugar n Spice dress is the perfect pattern to make a replica of Molly’s original holiday outfit.  Molly’s was made with velvet, and I used a rich, Kona cotton.  I made the dress according to the pattern, with just a shorter (pinafore length) skirt.  If I was going to make it again, I might move the neckline up a bit, drop the waist by 1/2 inch and use a circle skirt instead of a gathered skirt, but I think you will agree, the dress sure looks pretty close to the original idea.

Make your own doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like Molly. The Sugar n Spice pattern is available from Oh Sew Kat! for American Girl dolls and other popular doll sizes. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #molly #holidaydress

I wonder what other patterns and styles can easily be adapted to fill out Molly’s 1940s wardrobe.  Who else added Molly to their dolly family this year?

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Make your own doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like Molly. The Sugar n Spice pattern is available from Oh Sew Kat! for American Girl dolls and other popular doll sizes. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #molly #holidaydress

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Make a Christmas Elf or Santa Outfit with the Boardwalk Boutique Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

No, it’s not too early for this!  It’s really not.  Do you know there are less than 80 days until Christmas? You need to get your sewing started now and I’ve got a few adorable outfits to inspire you!  You may have seen these images on instagram or facebook, but they are just too cute not to be shared here as well!

Make a Christmas Elf, Gingerbread Man, or Santa outfit for your doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #christmaself #ohsekwat #santaoutfit #holidaycrafts #dollclothes

Wouldn’t Luciana make an adorable Elf on the Shelf?

I was working up some holiday ideas, specifically an apron using the Boardwalk Boutique top as a base (details coming in November), and then it struck me. Why not just use the whole outfit?  I immediately set to work and came up with these cuties!! No changes to the pattern- just add some belts, buttons, and ric rac and make some deliberate color choices.  I also think a snowman version would be adorable too!  They fit perfectly over the Jumping Jack Turtleneck Shirt or a short or long sleeve Playtime Peasant Top.

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And who says the Gingerbread Boy has to be a boy?  Find the very easy Boardwalk Boutique Halter Top and Capri pattern HERE in 4 popular doll sizes.

Make a Christmas Elf, Gingerbread Man, or Santa outfit for your doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #christmaself #ohsekwat #santaoutfit #holidaycrafts #dollclothes

Pin these images for later and see more Holiday Outfits for your dolls HERE.  I used ribbon ties for all of these outfits to keep them quick and easy.  They take so little fabric (less than a fat quarter!) and are so fast, you could really stock up for your fall craft shows with these!

Make a Christmas Elf, Gingerbread Man, or Santa outfit for your doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #christmaself #ohsekwat #santaoutfit #holidaycrafts #dollclothes

Make a Christmas Elf, Gingerbread Man, or Santa outfit for your doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #christmaself #ohsekwat #santaoutfit #holidaycrafts #dollclothes

I tried the elf outfit with and without a ruffle tucked into the neckline.  Depending on the shirt you layer with it, both look cute!  Just be sure to attach the belt (I stitched black ribbon across the front and made a buckle with glitter HTV.) before you sew the side seams.

Make a Christmas Elf, Gingerbread Man, or Santa outfit for your doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #christmaself #ohsekwat #santaoutfit #holidaycrafts #dollclothes

A little ric rac and some red and green buttons create an easy Gingerbread outfit.  Add some fun striped socks and layer it over a Playtime Peasant Top for a complete outfit. (Red high tops are made by AG).

Make a Christmas Elf, Gingerbread Man, or Santa outfit for your doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #gingerbread #18inchdoll

Have you started sewing for the holidays! Share what you make with me on Facebook and Instagram (hashtag #ohsewkat).  Still soaking in the pumpkin spice?  See this same pattern stitched up like a pumpkin HERE.

Need a santa hat to complete your outfit? Find one for free here at YouCanMakeThis.

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Look!! It’s the same pattern!!

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Make a holiday outfit for your doll this Christmas season with easy sewing patterns by Ohsewkat. Easy to sew beginner PDF patterns to DIY doll clothes. #ohsewkat #christmasdress #dolldress #sewingpattern

 

 

 

Sew a Halloween Costume for Your American Girl Doll

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by oh Sew kat. PDF patterns to print at home for beginners. #dolldress #cinderella #sewingpattern #ohsekwat #americangirldoll

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 American Girl dolls would love to wear.  All of these patterns are also available in other doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.

Do you want to be a snowman?  Use the Jumping Jack pattern to make a super cute, snowman outfit that the pieces can be used for other outfits too, since it’s a shirt, shorts, and an open sided apron style jumper.  I found the hat at Michael’s craft store in the fall. (Maybe it’s a pilgrim hat?)

Make a snowman outfit for your American Girl doll with the Jumping Jack easy sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat. #ohsewkat #easypattern #dolltutorial #jumpingjack #snowmancostume #halloween

How about a cute cowgirl?  This outfit was made using the Playtime Peasant Top and the free skirt pattern:  Four Season Skirt.  The hat came from American Girl as part of Nicki Fleming’s Girl of the Year collection in 2004.

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

Sew a sweet Cinderella dress!! She’s so cute even before she gets to the ball.  These were both sewn with the Sugar n Spice dress pattern, the top photo is by Sophie P. and I sewed the one below it.

Make a Halloween costume for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern can be found at www.ohsewkat.com. #batcostume #halloween #diy #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Find the head scarf tutorial for 18 inch dolls HERE.

Make a Cinderella inspired outfit for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat. #ohsewkat #dolldress #cinderella #americangirldoll #sewingpattern #easytutorial

This darling angel costume was also sewn using the Sugar n Spice pattern.  The wings were found at the craft store.  I made a white dress, a white overskirt, and put a decorated corset over the top for this angelic costume.

Make an angel costume or simple dress for your 18 inch doll using easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat. Print at home PDF patterns for beginners. #ohsewkat #angel #saige #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #dollclothes #halloweencostume

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

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

My Oh Sew Kat! test group never ceases to amaze me. Their talent and creativity are top notch! I always love checking me email 2-3 days after sending out a test because my mailbox is full of photos like these lovelies below!! Enjoy the doll clothes eye candy- and click HERE to purchase the new Easy Up! Reversible Jumper pattern for 18 inch dolls.

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

First up is this Nanea stunner made by Michelle Anderson.  She put the pleat in the center instead of on the sides.  We will have a full tutorial on this later in the month.

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

Juliette Auckland’s baby cord jumper is stunning with the red heart buttons and long sleeve shirt. Her doll is ready for back to school!

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

Kathy McMillin has Josefina ready for the summer heat in her pretty, pink sundress version of the Easy Up! jumper.

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

Denim and gingham- what could be cuter? Sandy Simpson added cute bows to the sides of her jumper with the adorable daisy front and center.

This simple pattern has a lot of options to make it for any season in any fabric. Make it reversible for two dresses in one!!  Find the pattern here and see more Easy Up! Jumpers in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!Easy doll clothes pattern for 18 inch dolls

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!

Make a 1970s doll gingham skirt and peasant top for Julie BeForever Doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download your PDF sewing pattern and print on your home printer to sew this afternoon! #ohsewkat #americangirldolls #juliedoll #sewingpattern

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

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Julie Albright’s Sunshine Dress Tunic Top

The Sunshine Dress has so many options. There are many different ways to style it up to create just the look you want.  Here, I used it for the 1974 BeForever Character, Julie Albright.

 

Find tutorials for other ways to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns for your Julie Doll HERE.

This top is very simple.  I only made one change to the pattern- I cut off about 1 1/2 inches from the hem.  I added a little bit of crochet trim, and Julie has a perfect tunic to wear with her bell bottoms.

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See more ways to make the Sunshine Dress here and here, and find more fashions for the 70s and Julie Albright here and here.

Find the Sunshine Dress Pattern for 18 inch Dolls here (other sizes also available.)

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Step it Up! Series: Make a 50s Style Sunshine Overskirt Dress for Maryellen Larkin- A BeForever Doll Pattern Hack!

These outfits came about completely by accident.  They don’t even need a tutorial or pattern hack. I simply used pieces from two different patterns together to make a new outfit.

I was making a doll skirt from my Everything Nice pattern. (The Everything Nice pattern is the accessory pattern that is sold bundled with the Sugar n Spice dress.) . It is a quick little skirt, attached to the waistband, with an open back. It was designed to give “dress up options” to the princess themed Sugar n Spice Dress.  In order to check my hook and loop tape placement, I grabbed the closest doll.  It was Melody, and she was wearing a Sunshine Dress I made for THIS post.  The dress seemed tight enough for my test, so I did not remove it.  As I stood back to check the skirt fit, I realized that by simply using two of my own patterns, I could create a similar look to Melody’s fancy dress or the popular overskirt fashions of the late 50s and early 60s.

I went right to Pinterest for some inspiration and found this pin,  and also this pin, and this pin.

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Next I went to my fabric stash- and found some navy fabric to match one Sunshine Dress I’d already made…and chose some creamy, dreamy roses fabric for the other one.

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This dress is the Sunshine Dress sewn with the princess seams option.  The Everything Nice overskirt fits perfectly over it- open it in the front or in the back!  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!  Find the Sunshine Dress HERE.

Sunshine Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls

 

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Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen or Melody. DIY 50's 60's 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 #sewingMake a 50's outfit for Maryellen or Melody. DIY 50's 60's 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 #sewingMake a 50's outfit for Maryellen or Melody. DIY 50's 60's 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

What other patterns can be used together to provide more value for your time sewing and money spent?  Share in the comments below.  Make a 50s or 60s inspired dress for your dolls today by checking out these other pattern hacks here and here!

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