Fan Feature: Disney Animators’ Outfits

I love getting emails or seeing posts of the amazing outfits you all make with my patterns. I was blown away by these outfits that Michele Anderson sewed and shared.  I hope you enjoy them too!  I love the entire ensemble!!

Here is Snow White. She is wearing a Sunshine Dress (made into a top- so cute!) and the capris are from the Boardwalk Boutique pattern.

Disney Animators dolls sewing patterns

Ariel is wearing a Sugar n Spice Dress with the reversible corset.


Anna looks so sweet in her Sugar n Spice dress. And that purse is adorable!!


Merida is dressed in a sundress made with the Boardwalk Boutique Halter Top.  The contrasting ruffle looks great with her hair!


And here is Belle, in her Boardwalk Boutique outfit.


Thank you so much for sharing, Michele!!  It’s so hard to pick a favorite!


Which one do you like best?  Find these patterns for Disney Animators, along with patterns in other popular doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.

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Happy Mail. Mini Doll Backpack for Dolls

I got some happy mail today!!!  Look how cute!!  Such thoughtful packaging!

mailing envelope with letter and tissue wrap

When I saw these mini doll backpacks by Julia at Kiss my Compassion , I simply could not resist!!  I mean, seriously!!!  Look how cute!!!  I even got to choose my own print!

Grace Thomas doll in green dress with mini Grace Thomas doll

American Girl mini Doll Grace in pink checked backpack

Grace was more than happy to try it out with her own doll, also Grace Thomas.   Grace is wearing a dress made with my Sugar n Spice dress pattern.

Grace Thomas doll in green dress with doll backpack on

Here’s the link if you want to get one (or two!) for your own dolls’ dolls!  Julia also offers these adorable packs to fit your child, so she can carry her 18 inch or other doll.

Kiss my Compassion on Etsy.

Grace Thomas doll in green dress with mini Grace Thomas doll

Some things are just too cute to pass up.  🙂 . Have a great day today!!

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Sewing Pattern Bundles from Oh Sew Kat!

DIy doll clothes bundle discount by oh sew katDid you know that I offer selected Oh Sew Kat! patterns in a bundle discount?  If you are new to Oh Sew Kat! patterns (welcome!), my pattern bundles are a great way to start your collection.  These bundles are available exclusively in my Etsy Shop and are currently available for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® dolls, Animators’ Dolls by Disney, and 14.5 inch dolls such as Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls.

Click here to see all of the bundles available.  I currently offer bundles around four basic themes:  Basics, Summer, Holiday, and Back to School in a few doll sizes.  Leave a comment below and tell me what other types of bundles you would like to see!  It’s probably time for me to put together some more options!


Sew Basic:  This 3 pattern bundle for the WellieWishers dolls offers the first three patterns I created for this size.  It includes two tops and two bottoms.  The reversible Popsicle Top, the easy to make Sixth Grade Skirt, and the most popular Boardwalk Boutique Halter and Capri (can also be made into a sundress!) patterns will give you lots of pieces to mix and match if you are just starting out sewing for this sized doll.

Oh Sew Kat sewing patterns for wellie wishers




Sounds of Summer Bundle:  This bundle offers the short and sassy fashions to keep your doll cool and stylish all summer long with four patterns to mix and match.  Pair the reversible Popsicle Top with the Sandbox Shorts or the ruffled capri pants from the Boardwalk Boutique pattern.  The Sunshine Dress has three variations and also looks cute without sleeves as seen in this tutorial.   The Halter Top in the Boardwalk Boutique makes a cute sundress too!

summer clothes sewing pattern bundle for doll clothes



Back to School Bundle: This bundle offers the long pants and the long sleeves basics your doll will need to head to school in the crisp, fall air with 4 popular patterns.  The Playground Pants, and Sixth Grade Skirt provide the basics to pair with pretty School Bell Blouses (two styles).  The School Dance dress has three variations for even more options to sew!

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern bundle by OH Sew Kat



Holiday Bundle:  This bundle offers 4 patterns.  I put these four patterns together to make an “essential” wardrobe for someone who wants to give a doll a basic wardrobe.  It includes pajamas, a dress, a skirt, a blouse, a halter top, and capri pants, all of which can be mixed and matched in to make so many different outfits.  See THIS POST for a trio of outfits I made that inspired this bundle.

Sewing patterns for American Girl dolls bundle


I’d love to hear what bundles you’d like to see in my Etsy Shop.  Maybe multiple sizes of the same pattern? Maybe bundles of tops and bottoms, or a set of three dress patterns?  Pattern bundles are offered in select sizes as described, and there are no substitutions of the selections.

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A few Easter Dresses for your Dolls

Here are some more pretty Easter dresses to inspire your sewing as we get ready to leave March behind and head right into April and spring!! Soft pastels and bunnies are in season!

These dresses were made using the Sugar n Spice pattern. Find it in three sizes on Pixie Faire, Etsy, You Can Make This, and also Craftsy.

I used THIS TUTORIAL to make the plackets on the bodices before I attached it to the lining. For both dresses, I moved the fold line over 3/4th inch and added trim before I topstitched it down.  Try ric rac, lace trim, or piping.  Do not add anything to the bodice lining piece.  I suggest that if your bodice with the placket seewn doesn’t match the lining exactly, simply trimb it to fit. (The lining is the true bodice size.)

American Girl Dolls in pastel Easter dresses

Find the Sugar n Spice pattern here.  The pink ruffled trim is Strawberry Slush ruffle elastic trim from Stampin’ Up! It’s not attached to Emily’s waist, I just added it on top like a belt and couldn’t really decide which way I liked it better, flipped up or down.  It was the perfect color!!

Emily American Girl Doll in blue Easter bunny dress

This bunny face print is just so much fun!!  I wanted to bring out the black face accents, so I chose a black gingham to accent it.  I love black and white with pops of color!

American Girl doll in Easter bunny print dress

I had a few different fat quarters that a friend picked up as a surprise for me at Walmart and it was fun to mix and match the prints.  My girls are ready for Easter.  Are yours?

American Girl dolls Easter Dresses


Sugar n Spice Dress for Wellie Wishers and Hearts for Hearts (available as dress only, or bundle file)

Sugar n Spice for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators

Sugar n Spice for 18 inch dolls like Our Generation and American Girl dolls

See more ideas to use your Sugar N Spice/Everything Nice pattern HERE!!

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Easter Dresses for your Dolls

Wow, is it me or does it feel like Easter is early this year? I was happily sewing shamrocks and then I looked at the calendar! Yep, Easter is in just two weeks!! If we blink, we just might miss it.  I wanted to share a little Easter inspiration if you are looking for something to fill a special someone’s Easter basket.

These dresses were made using the Sugar n Spice pattern. It’s available in three sizes (so far!) on Pixie Faire, Etsy, You Can Make This, and also Craftsy.

Easter dress sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat

Each season you can use the same dress- just add a different overskirt!! Isn’t this Henry Glass fabric just perfect for dolls?  Here I used the green and yellow dresses. But click HERE to see the Valentine version over a white dress.

Doll dresses Easter by oh sew kat sewing pattern


Easy doll dresses by Oh Sew Kat sewing patternsEaster Dress Sugar n spice sewing pattern for dolls (2)

Choose a few solid colors and stitch up the Sugar N Spice dress.  Use your specialty fabric for a cute overskirt- a skirt and waistband…so quick and easy! Don’t forget the rest of the accessories included in the Everything Nice pattern or the Bundle (18 inch size).

Here’s the green dress again! With this pattern, I use the same dress over and over.  😉



Sugar n Spice Dress for Wellie Wishers and Hearts for Hearts (available as dress only, or bundle file)

Sugar n Spice for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators

Sugar n Spice for 18 inch dolls like Our Generation and American Girl dolls

See more ideas to use your Sugar N Spice/Everything Nice pattern HERE!!

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Sugar n Spice & Everything Nice for St Patrick’s Day

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by oh sew kat

This spring I stitched up a donation for a local church’s St Brigid’s Day celebration.  I chose the Party Time Peasant Dress and made one with short and one with long sleeves. This is my go- to dress for quick, easy and cute!

I wanted to make a single outfit, with a St Patrick’s Day theme, that could also be used for other seasons for extra doll play.   I loved how these came out!

Dolls in St patrick's day party dresses

Once the under dress was done, I wanted to make a shamrock themed “overdress” to go with it.  I turned to the Sugar n Spice Dress, and decided to modify the pinafore to get the look of a vest.

18 inch doll in St Patrick's Day dress

I printed a new Sugar n Spice bodice, and on the back, I cut a low, scooped neckline.  I put it together following the pattern, and attached the skirt moving the skirt edges in about an inch on each side of the bodice, so the polka dot party dress could be seen underneath.  I added a few AD: kam snaps and it was done!  I think the overdress could also be worn reversed as well.  I don’t know which sleeves I liked better.  🙂

Saige doll in St Patrick's Day dress made with Oh Sew Kat! patterns

See more dresses in the INSPIRATION Gallery and purchase your copy of the pattern here.  Are your dolls ready for St Patrick’s Day jigging?


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Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by oh sew kat

Valentine’s Day Dress for Dolls

Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice!

American Girl doll in white dress with Valentine apron and heart button

I found this rectangle of “beary” cute fabric on my sewing table, cut off of another project.  It was the perfect size to hem up, gather, and add a ribbon waistband to in order to make a simple, Valentine apron.  Riley is wearing it over the white Sugar n Spice dress I made last year. (Take some advice from me.  🙂  Spend a weekend and make a few Sugar N Spice dresses in three or four solid colors.  You’ll find you have the perfect dress to add just a little (and quick!) holiday accent to when the time comes like I did here.)


Find the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Pattern for 18 inch Dolls like American Girl®

Find the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Pattern for 14.5 inch Dolls like Wellie Wishers

Find the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Pattern for 16 inch Animators’ Dolls.

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Valentine’s Day Doll Outfits- a little Inspiration

Today I’m sharing a little inspiration for some happy heart sewing.  It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  These outfits were stitched by the Oh Sew Kat! testers.  Share the love with your little friends and stitch one up today!  Each outfit can be made using fat quarters of fabric and a single afternoon.  Click the photos or the links below to get to the pattern page.

Oh Sew Kat Party Time Peasant Dress Sewing pattern 5

Party Time Peasant Dress by SewDolledUp81

Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat 9

Bloomer Buddies by The Pearl Pony

Free skirt pattern for your doll

Sugar n Spice on Kendall and Four Season Skirt and Popsicle Top on Ashlynn by Oh Sew Kat!


Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PJ Top with Boardwalk Boutique pants by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns for dolls by ohsewkat

HalterAlls by The Pearl Pony

What are you sewing this Valentine’s Day?  Visit my Inspiration Gallery page to find lots of ideas for all the Oh Sew Kat! patterns.  See more Valentine inspired outfits here and here.

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Sewing patterns for WellieWishers dolls at Oh Sew Kat

Fan Photos: Holiday Dresses for Freya

Thank you to Jenny who sent me these photos of the doll clothes she made for her daughter, Freya, for Christmas.  Freya is a lucky little girl and has some of the best dressed dolls this holiday season!  *Affiliate Links.

Here the wellie wishers and glitter girls sized dolls are looking great in their Sugar n Spice Dresses.  Holiday Dresses for dolls sewing patterns by oh sew kat

I just love these School Dance Dresses!!  The contrasting panel gives a fun twist and each ribbon belt can be tied in the front or the back.Holiday Doll DressesHoliday dresses for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

This Glitter Girls Doll (made by Our Generation) looks so lovely in her Sugar n Spice Dress!  All the Oh Sew Kat! wellie wishers patterns fit these new dolls as well!Holiday dresses for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! (1)

Find both of these patterns, and many more, in my Etsy Shop, and also at Craftsy, and

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Step it Up Series: Sugar n Spice Dress Nutcracker Inspired Clara Nightgown Tutorial

Nightgown tutorial for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Every doll loves a special new nightgown to wear on Christmas Eve.  Here I’ll show you a few changes you can make to the basic SUGAR N SPICE dress pattern to create this pretty, flowing gown for your doll.

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First, you will need the pattern!  Find the pattern here in my Etsy shop.

Sewing Patterns for dolls by Oh Sew Kat 18 inch animators welliewishers


  1. Fold your fabric in half.  Decide how wide you want your center placket and place the bodice front piece that distance from the fold.  My placket is about 1/2 inch wide, and the pattern piece is placed 1/2 inch from the fold. Cut one.  *Note:  On this sample, I cut the neckline about 1/4 inch higher than the pattern piece.  Be sure to cut the lining to match this exactly if you want to do this too. I did not make any changes to the back bodice piece.
  2. Cut an additional bodice front and two bodice backs as directed by the pattern for the lining.  Do not add the extra width to this front.
  3. On the wider front, fold the fabric wrong sides together.  Stitch a seam at 1/2 inch (the measurement from step 1) down the middle of the piece, from the neckline to waist.  Open out the placket and press it flat.
  4. If you want to add trim or lace to your placket, put it under the edges, then top stitch. Otherwise, just top stitch each edge down.
  5. Assemble the bodice as the pattern directs.


  1. Use the same sleeve as the pattern you are using.  (always).  Measure down your doll’s arm and decide where you want the finished length. Then add 1/4 th inch and cut your new sleeve.  *Tip:  Print and cut an extra page that has the sleeve piece on it. Ignore the other things on the page, and measure and draw out your long sleeve and cut it out. You will now have it to use again!  My measurement was 1 5/8th inch longer, measured at the outside edge of the pattern piece (not the center).  Just extend the lines of the sleeve down to this new hemline.
  2.  To add a ruffle to your sleeve hem, cut two additional strips.   I cut mine 1 1/2 x 10 inches.  Hem one long edge of each one. Gather the unhemmed long edge and attach it, right sides together, to the bottom of the sleeve.  If you have trim, baste it on the sleeve piece before you attach the ruffle, so it is sandwiched in between.
  3. Top stitch.
  4. Follow the pattern directions to attach the sleeves.


  1. Cut the skirt to 7 inches by 28 inches and the ruffle ruffle 3 1/2 x 36 to make your gown look like mine.  Note:  I normally cut the skirt for this pattern at 33-36 inches because I like them full, but this time, I wanted to conserve my expensive trim, so I went with 28 inches.  The ruffle will make up for the fullness.  To make the gown a little closer to floor length, use 7 1/2 x 33 inches for the skirt and 3 3/4 x 44 inches for the ruffle.
  2. Zigzag or serge one long edge of the ruffle. Press up 1/4th inch and stitch hem in place.
  3. Baste optional piping or trim to the raw, bottom edge of the skirt. Turn to right side. Do not top stitch until after you attach the ruffle.  Gather and attach the skirt as directed in the pattern.  Top stitch at the bodice.
  4. Gather and attach the ruffle. Topstitch.


  1. Continue with the pattern directions to finish the back edge and attach the hook and loop tape.
  2. Add buttons or bows to your placket for a final touch.

Sugar n spice nightgown for dolls

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Nightgown pattern for 18 inch dolls by ohsewkat