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.
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!
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.
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?
Oh Sew Kat! currently offers 24 patterns and bundles for the 16 inch Animators’ dolls produced by Disney®. Disney® keeps us on our toes, as all the animators are not the exact same size…and the new toddler and my first princess doll lines have the same wide eyes that were once tell tale signs of the Animators’ line. Some of my patterns do fit the smaller toddler dolls- I’ve had success with the 14.5 inch size patterns for the one doll I’ve tried.
These Animators’ patterns are all designed for the 16 inch dolls, sold in Disney stores and Disney’s online store, with an average cost of $25 each. My sweet Rapunzel recently had a haircut. Her long locks are true to character, but were just always in the way as I’m dressing and undressing and taking photos. I think the new style suits her!!
Find the full selection of Oh Sew Kat! animators’ patterns HERE.
Sew your own Animators’ Doll Clothes with easy sewing patterns.
The Sugar n Spice Dress (and Everything Nice accessories) pattern offers a dress, pinafore, apron, corset, cape, tutu, and overskirt pattern to mix and match and create lots of fun looks. Check out the inspiration gallery and see some costume ideas here and here. The reversible corset is a quick accessory to give a “princess” style front to a plain purple dress.
Make an Animators’ Doll a custom wardrobe- great gift idea!
The Bloomer Buddies pattern has a lot of value with its many mix and match options. With or without sleeves, the top or dress can stand alone or be paired with short or long bloomers. See THIS POST about making nightgowns and pj’s with this pattern, and others, as well. See more Bloomer Buddies ideas here, here, and here.
Rapunzel calls this her “best friends” dress. 🙂
Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to DIY your Animators Dolls’ Wardrobe
Make an easy button up doll skirt with the Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern
The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is a short sleeved, full skirted dress with fun accessories, including a pinafore, and an overskirt. See this post and this one for the full look. The overskirt pattern, when turned around, makes an adorable button up skirt on its own!
Find the Sugar n Spice Everything Nice sewing pattern in 3 sizes HERE. The overskirt, included as an accessory to the dress, is a quick skirt as a stand alone piece too! Pair your skirt with the Picnic Play reversible top (below), which is available HERE, or the Popsicle Top (above and also reversible) HERE.
You can certainly add real buttons and button holes to your skirt. I opted for hook and loop tape to keep my skirts easy for children’s little fingers. I added enough of the hook and loop tape to close the skirt up. I added the tape first, then sewed the buttons next to it. I folded the edge back in and stitched down next to the buttons so I didn’t have to sew the buttons on through the tape.
The Sugar n Spice/Everything Nice pattern shows the overskirt with the opening in the back, but it’s your choice. The skirt works great both ways- buttons in front or the back! See another example with a 50s/60s flair in THIS POST. Find the pattern HERE. Pair your skirt with the Picnic Play reversible (one piece!) top.
18 inch Doll Skirt Sewing Hack- Make a button front skirt
Riley’s dress is a Party Time Peasant Dress with a simple variation- long sleeves. Use color and accents to create a dress in the Irish theme with hardly a shamrock in site.
Easy to sew St. Patrick’s Day Doll Clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Emily’s Irish outfit is perfect whether spring has arrived or not by March 17th. The Popsicle Top can be worn with a shirt underneath for warmth- and the Four Season Skirt (Made with my FREE pattern) looks great with flip flops or boots!
Make a bright and sunny dress for your 18 inch doll.
When I designed the Sugar n Spice Pattern, my vision was to make a slew of solid color dresses and then have mix and match print pinafores to wear over them. This yellow dress is the same one I used for the Belle Princess Dress.
The floral pinafore looks even more special with pretty eyelet lace at the hem. This yellow floral fabric is by Camelot Fabrics. I buy most of my fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop.
PDF Sewing patterns for dolls are easy to use to make 18 inch doll dresses
Love is in the air! Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns are the perfect choice to make a heart covered outfit for your favorite 18 inch or 14 inch sized doll. (Patterns are also available for Animators, A Girl for All Time® and 15″ baby dolls. Be inspired by these pretty fashions that are some of Kat’s favorites!! Click HERE to go right to my pattern shop. Download and sew up some love for the doll lover in your life today!
Make your doll a sweet new outfit for Valentine’s Day.
The classic Sugar n Spice Dress: Every holiday I can pull out the white underdress I made one day, and add a pretty, holiday themed apron or pinafore. Easy to sew and fewer clothing pieces to store. 🙂 See more photos HERE. Need the pattern? Grab it bundled with the dress up accessories in three sizes HERE.
Use easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine’s Day.
Try this fun version of the School Bell Blouse Dress! I used THIS pattern hack to make this pretty dress for Blaire. See more photos of Blaire HERE.
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Girls: Make a sweet dress for her favorite 18 inch doll
Kelly looks so lovely in her Sugar n Spice pinafore with bright tights and a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your sewing patterns! See more photos of this lace and glitter dress HERE.
Because sometimes Valentine’s Day falls in the summer months where you live…Sonali has a Doodlebug fabric Boardwalk Boutique to let her show off her lovebugs. (And also because sometimes girls that play with dolls don’t care how cold it is outside, am I right?) This pattern is super quick to sew and a favorite with little girls everywhere! Did you see this pattern used to make an elf, Santa, and gingerbread trio? Or as a gorgeous MAXI DRESS?This pattern really does work all year long!
Ruffles and ruffles- ruffles are perfect to show your dolly love! This Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt is the perfect showcase for your favorite mix and match Valentine fabrics.. No closures- and quick and easy- your doll can wear this outfit by dinner time! This pattern is available in 5 popular doll sizes HERE.
And finally, Kailey is rocking the casual look with her Backyard Bibs skirt variation and a Playtime Peasant Top underneath. This pattern works wonderfully throughout the year and is so quick and easy to sew! Find more Bibs ideas in THIS POST and THIS ONE.
Sweet and special Valentine’s Day gifs for girls: Make a special outfit for her doll with easy Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns.
So many choices!! What will your doll be dressed in this Valentine’s Day? Tag OhSewKat online to share the love with me! Happy Sewing!!!
The holidays are here! There is still time to download a PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! and stitch up a new holiday dress for your favorite 18 inch dolls like the dolls from American Girl® and Our Generation® and your 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls®.
The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice PDF Sewing pattern offers all the options you need to make the perfect holiday dresses for dolls.
Easy to Sew- Make a Clara inspired nightgown for your 18 inch doll
A few tweaks here and there, and I used the basic Sugar n Spice dress pattern to make this lovely Clara inspired nightgown for my 18 inch dolls. I added length and ruffles to the sleeves, length and a ruffle to the gown, plus a simple faux placket trimmed with piping. Maryellen is ready for sweet dreams this holiday season! Find more details about the modifications to the pattern in THIS POST.
Sew your Molly doll a special Holiday Dress with this easy sewing pattern
Green kona cotton and some tiny lace combine to make a dress similar to Molly’s Christmas dress from American Girl® in her stories. (Molly’s original dress was green velvet, and this Sugar n Spice dress would be gorgeous made from velvet too! See more in THIS POST.)
The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing Pattern is perfect for your Holiday Doll Clothes Sewing
Lengthen the sleeves and make a long sleeve version of the Sugar n Spice Dress. Add a pretty ribbon sash for a splash of color. This dress was part of an Angel Tree gift I made a few years ago. I also made a dress for Willa.
Make your 14.5 inch dolls (like Wellie Wishers™ a special holiday outfit.
When you purchase the Sugar n Spice dress for 18 inch dolls, it is bundled with the Everything Nice accessories pattern. For Wellie Wishers™ and Animators’, you can purchase the bundle or each pattern separately. Everything Nice includes an unlined cape and a quick to make overskirt. Julie H combined it all in this peppermint themed outfit for Camille. See more photos of this outfit without the cape HERE.
Make a 70s holiday outfit for Julie with the Everything Nice Sewing Pattern
Here, I lengthened the Everything Nice Skirt to floor length and added a Playtime Peasant Top (also available from Oh Sew Kat!) to make a perfect 70s Christmas outfit for Julie. See more photos and information HERE. See the Everything Nice Skirt in a new way here too.
Have you seen Toy Story 4 yet? There is a new doll character in the movie, Gabby Gabby, and she has red hair and wears a yellow polka dot dress. Like a few other inspired seamstresses on the net, I wanted to try to make a Gabby Gabby inspired dress for 18 inch dolls. Here are the ones I came up with. How did I do?
Make a Gabby Gabby doll dress for 18 inch dolls
Use OSK sewing patterns to make a Gabby Gabby look alike dress for your doll
In the photos below, Blaire and Maryellen are both wearing the same dress. I used the Sugar n Spice Dress– the pinafore cutting lines to make the dress. I drew out a collar pieces, and attached it before I sewed the bodice pieces together at the neckline. Add a white waistband and attach a button placket and it looks pretty close to the original.
You could also use the Spring Shine dress pattern as well, making the same alterations. Originally I planned to put a white “slip” trimmed with lace underneath, but in the end, I just added the lace right to the hem. (For those of you too young to remember, girls used to wear a fluffy skirt underneath their dresses, usually made of white with lace trim, to make their dresses stick out in a pretty way.)
Willa’s dress is not quite as true to the original. I used the Spring Shine dress pattern, adding white lace and white flutter sleeves for more of a “similar but different” vibe to Gabby Gabby’s dress. Willa is just as happy!!