Make a simple doll dress for 15 inch Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins Dolls
Pretty in Purple!! Pam tested this simple pattern for me and added a white contrasting waistband and pretty eyelet trim at the hem of the Party Time Peasant Dress for her bitty baby. Sweet, sweet, sweet!!
Carol’s baby looks super sweet in this solid colored eyelet Party Time Dress. Such a perfect dress for any baby girl!
Reversible Doll Dresses with the Sunshine Dress PDF Pattern by OhSewKat
The Sunshine Dress is a great “go to” pattern for a basic dress, with or without sleeves. It has a loose fit so it’s great for dolls that may be older or different brands.
Make your doll a reversible Sunshine Dress for summer
When you make an item reversible, take the extra time to put the fabrics with wrong sides together and ensure that each one can’t be “seen” from the other side. I try to choose lighter prints for the insides of my dresses and I usually choose fabrics that have a few coordinating colors.
To make your Sunshine Dress reversible, start with THIS TUTORIAL to make the sleeveless version. You do not need the bodice lining pieces. I used the simple front for Joss’ dress, but you can use any of the options in the pattern. Complete the front first.
Use two fabrics and make two versions of the dress, one for the outside and one for the inside. Sew the shoulder seams and the neckline as stated in the pattern. Sew the armholes, and the hem. Turn the dress right side out, and press well.
You now need to complete the side seams. You will be sewing the lining and dress together, with right sides together. The front will be sewn to the front, and the lining will be sewn to the lining. (This is the same method I use in the Popsicle Top pattern). You will not be able to sew the entire seam. Try to get at least one inch of the lining, then over the seam, down the front, and then over the seam again to the lining by at least one more inch. Once you do that, you can pull the sides into place, and the gap should pretty much close up. You can handstitch the gap closed, or you can “stitch in the ditch” along the seam with your machine. Attach the hook and loop tape as usual.
Make a reversible dress for your 18 inch doll with the Sunshine Dress sewing pattern.
Use Fold Over Elastic to make an easy, slip on belt or headband as seen in THIS TUTORIAL to complete your outfit. Find the Sunshine Dress pattern in 3 sizes HERE.
I made this set of Wellie Wishers™ outfits as a gift for a little girl, and I wanted all of the pieces to mix and match however she might choose. By choosing a focus fabric, and then using the same pink striped fabric in different ways on each piece, I easily created a unified collection of Wellie Wishers clothing by adding a few solid colors here and there.
Make your own capsule wardrobe for your 14.5 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!
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
The Picnic Play outfit is three patterns in one! You will get the reversible top, the pull on cuffed capri pants, plus the cute, draw string backpack accessory. Look at the adorable outfits made by the Oh Sew Kat! testers and see more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery. Purchase the Picnic Play outfit for 18 inch dolls HERE.
This outfit is perfect for the newest doll from American Girl®, Joss Kendrick. She loves to surf- and this reversible top and capris will be a hit with her surfer friends on the beach. Kathy made this adorable outfit for her Isabelle doll.
Make your 18 inch doll the easy Picnic Play Doll Clothes outfit this summer.
This outfit, with the large flowers and classic stripes, give the perfect contrast and just scream summer play. Can you smell the hot dogs cooking? Thanks to Juliette for this beautiful and inspirational test outfit.
Your dolls will be cute, cool, and casual in their Boardwalk Boutique outfits made just for them this summer. The Oh Sew Kat! classic pattern is quick and easy to sew. It includes an elastic backed halter top (with ribbon or fabric ties) and pull on ruffled capri pants. This pattern is available in 4 popular doll sizes. Read on to find 9 ways to use this fun pattern which is not just for summer time!
The Boardwalk Boutique pattern gives you many more options besides the basic top and capris. This post shows you 9 unique ways to sew the Boardwalk Boutique PDF pattern. Click the photos to go right to each tutorial. Visit the Boardwalk Boutique Inspiration Gallery to see even more ideas for this fun pattern.
Make a Lace Back Halter top for your 18 inch Doll
A wide eyelet trim is perfect to make the back in sweet lace.
Make a 70s style halter maxi Dress for Julie and her Friends
Maxi dresses are fun for any decade. Add ruffles to the top to create this flowing flowery dress for Julie. Find more ideas for 70s fashions HERE.
This ruffled sundress is made just like the one above, except I used a larger, fuller ruffle.
Holiday Fashion Fun: Boardwalk Boutique Santa and Elf Outfits
These are some of my favorite holiday outfits. Add a peasant top and sew the pattern as written but change up the colors to create an elf or santa look. I used iron on for the belts, but fold over elastic would work too!
Make a Gingerbread Cookie outfit for dolls
My daughter loved to wear fun holiday outfits like this when she was young (especially the striped socks). I didn’t make any changes to the pattern here, except added some trim and buttons before assembling. The Playtime Peasant Top makes the perfect blouse to go underneath.
Boardwalk Boutique Pattern Hack: Make a holiday apron
The front of the Boardwalk Boutique looks like an apron, so use it to make one! Add festive decorations with felt.
So there you have it- 9 fresh ideas to use the Boardwalk Boutique pattern to create something special for someone you love all year long. Find this pattern, and many more, in my ETSY SHOP.
Have you tried the new Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern for your 18 inch doll yet? Available exclusively from Oh Sew Kat! on Etsy, you will find the three pieces quick to sew and fun to mix and match. Enjoy these outfits made by the amazing Oh Sew Kat! test team! Find the PDF pattern HERE.
Janet’s gorgeous doll is rocking her Picnic Play outfit and pack. Aren’t these cherries adorable!! The white cuffs really accent the summer feel, along with the cute cord for the pack. Visit the Picnic Play Inspiration Gallery HERE.
Easy Picnic Play Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!
Kathy made two adorable outfits for her test! Her girls are ready to head outside to play! I just love the fresh fabrics for spring!
Use the easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! for cute summer doll clothes.
Michele’s beautiful dolls show off her beautiful outfits. The reversible top can be worn with the snap in the front, or in the back, whichever you prefer! This versatile outfit, along with the cute, matching backpack, can be easily stitched up in just one afternoon. You may find it takes longer to pick your fabrics! Pick up your copy today!
There are so many ways to change up your sewing patterns to create your own unique doll clothes. One of my favorite fashion features is to add a pocket (or two) to a simple garment. Some of my patterns include pattern pieces to add a pocket (HalterAlls for example) but any square or circle scrap of fabric can work too.
My Oh Sew Kat! Testers love pockets too!! Michele is my pocket QUEEN! Pam, Sophie, and Shirley also add stunning accents to outfits with their pockets. Be inspired to try a few pockets on your next outfits.
The Sixth Grade Skirt was the first pattern published by Oh Sew Kat! back in 2015. With simple lines and a hook and loop tape close, it’s a quick sew from scraps of fabric and can be adjusted easily to fit other sized dolls. It’s available in 6 sizes (18 inch dolls, 16 inch A Girl for All Time®, 16 inch Animators’, 14.5 inch dolls, and 14 inch Hearts for Hearts Dolls) in my ETSY SHOP, sold alone and in value bundles. Often paired with the Popsicle Top or a Jumping Jack turtleneck, it’s a go to skirt for year round fun.
The pattern includes instructions to make a pleated or lace center panel for the skirt.
Try these other fun ways to change up this simple pattern to create even more fashion wardrobe items. Click on the photo to go right to the tutorials.
Add pockets to the Sixth Grade Skirt.
Use contrasting fabric or the same fabric to add easy pockets to the Sixth Grade Skirt.