The Spring Shine Dress has pretty details and can be made as a dress or as a top. With a faux button placket, no button holes required! Add pretty flutter sleeves or leave them off. Your doll is ready for spring in her new outfit made with the Spring Shine Dress pattern by Oh Sew Kat!
Spring Shine Doll Dress for Animators Dolls- an Easy Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
Julie H. always makes the cutest creations. Pop by her shop to see what is available for sale. These bicycle riding hedgehogs steal the show!
The Playtime Peasant Top is a basic staple for your doll’s wardrobe. This PDF pattern is available in 5 popular doll sizes from 14.5 inches to 18 inches in my Etsy Shop. The pattern includes both the long sleeve and short sleeve options, as well as a fun, ruffled 3 tiered peasant skirt.
Here are 6 different ways to sew the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
Make a Short Sleeve Peasant Top for your Doll
Make them in all colors- prints, checks, and solids. Your doll can use them with shorts, skirts, and under bibs too. You’ll see my dolls wearing lots of peasant tops, especially with the Backyard Bibs pattern like HERE, HERE, and HERE.
Today it’s Make it Monday!! What have you made lately? Here’s a make I’ve been working on – cute buffalo check pajamas!! When you look at a pattern, be sure to think outside the box! I made a few adjustments to the Bloomer Buddies pattern to make these.
Make 18 inch doll pajamas with PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
The Bloomer Buddies pattern is perfect for snuggly, flannel pajamas for your dolls! Use the bloomers pattern pieces and make them longer to make the full legged pants. Add length to the sleeve, or try adding cute cuffs like I did. See more about the sleeves in THIS POST.
Make buffalo checked pajamas for your 18 inch doll.
I added interest to the top by cutting the yoke on the bias. I also cut the cuffs on the bias as well.
A pair of pajamas is a quick make with this simple and classic pattern! Isn’t Kelly ready for the holidays? See the Inspiration Gallery for this pattern for even more ideas.
This same sewing pattern can be used to make an adorable set of pajamas for 18 inch dolls, and also the 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers™ and 16 inch Animators Dolls by Disney®. Find the patterns for all three HERE.
Easy pajamas for 18 inch dolls with the Bloomer Buddies pattern hack.
What cute outfits are you making for your dolls? Today I’m sharing a favorite outfit I made recently with some nautical fabric I’ve been saving for “just the right” project. It looks perfect on Kit with her bright blue eyes!
Use the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern to make your own amazing outfit for your 18 inch doll.
This outfit is super quick to make. The Backyard Bibs Overalls/Skirtalls has attached straps and an easy hook and look tape closure. With a lined bodice, it’s quick to make without using a lot of fabric, plus with four options included (2 skirt versions and 2 pants versions) it’s a great value too. Put a matching peasant top underneath. The Playtime Peasant Top includes both long and short sleeves to create just the look you want in a very short amount of time. Find the patterns in 5 sizes in my ETSY SHOP. You can find the Backyard Bibs alone or bundled with the Playtime Peasant Top.
Oh Sew Kat! offers a wide variety of easy to sew PDF digital sewing patterns. After you make your purchase, you can print your pattern pieces on your home printer, and get started sewing right away. Find more bibs and peasant tops HERE and HERE. Read more about OSK PDF patterns in the FAQ.
Sophie is one of my very talented, long time testers. Her sense of fashion and amazing photography give me so much joy. I hope you are as inspired by her cool, blue fashions as I am! Find more of her beautiful work on Instagram under Project_AG_Runway, and find the link to each pattern below the photos.
Sew a soft, ruffled skirt and eyelet top with the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt Pattern.
Thank you again to Sophie for sharing her amazing talents with me. These outfits were all sewn using Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns. Find all of these patterns and more in my Etsy Shop for 18 inch dolls and other sizes as well.
BeForever character, Maryellen Larkin, is a ten year old girl living in Florida in 1953. Fifties fashions were all about fun prints, gingham, and full skirts!
With just a few modifications, you can make a cute 50s style dress and scarf for your Maryellen doll (or her friends) using the Bloomer Buddies pattern from Oh Sew Kat! I used THIS PIN from my Maryellen Pinterest board as my inspiration. Make the scarf from matching fabric from THIS tutorial.
The pattern has a little slimmer silhouette than the pinned image. I made two modifications when I cut out my dress.
Move the dress center front fold about 1/2 inch. This will give an extra inch of fullness to the front of the dress. You do not need to change the lining, as the finished front will still be the same size, just have more fullness.
Add pockets to your dress front before you gather it and sew it to the yoke. Even though you can do it after, it’s just easier to work while it’s still flat. I made my pockets so they would be two inches square when finished. I used one edge on the fold, so my pocket pieces were 4.5 x 2.5 inches. These pockets were stitched, turned, then sewn on the dress. The folded edge will be the top edge of the pocket.
Cut two pieces that measure 4.5 x 2.5 (one for each pocket). Press in all edges by 1/4th inch first. With right sides together, fold in half and stitch the two short sides, plus the corners and some of the long side, leaving a 1/2 inch opening to turn. Turn and press, tucking in your opening along the crease lines. Top stitch the top edge if desired, then add to the front of the dress where the hands end up, stitching around both short sides and the bottom.
Make the dress according to the pattern instructions.
Maryellen Larkin looks so cute in her fifties style dress you made yourself!
To make a matching head scarf, click HERE for the tutorial.
With the end of summer, we find ourselves back to routines and Back to School! Put a new twist on the classic A-Line Skirt for dolls, the Sixth Grade Skirt by Oh Sew Kat! Add some cute pockets with this easy tutorial!
Add pockets to your Sixth Grade A line Skirt sewing pattern.
First, you will need the pattern. I offer the Sixth Grade Skirt in five sizes: 18 inch, 16 inch Disney Animators, 15 inch Bitty Baby, 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers, and 14 inch HeartsForHearts Girls. (Because this skirt is fitted and does not use elastic, I encourage you to check the fit on your own doll before you sew on the hook and loop tape. This also means the pattern will fit a greater number of dolls on the market today.)
Step 1. Begin your pattern as you always do. Print the pieces, cut them out, and choose your fabrics. Cut out all of the pieces for your skirt. To add pockets, (in the same or contrasting fabric- your choice!), cut two additional SIDE FRONT pieces.
Step 2. Hold your pocket piece up to your doll and figure out how far down the pocket should go. (About to her hand). Draw a straight line on each pocket, fold along that line, and press wrong sides together. (For the 18 inch dolls, I measured 2 7/8th inch down from the top. For Wellie Wishers, I measured down 1 1/2 inch.)
Step 3. Top stitch the top of your pocket. Double stitch it if you like. Trim the excess fabric inside.
Step 4. Place the pockets, with rights sides facing up for both pieces, directly over each SIDE FRONT piece and pin. Be sure to they match exactly. Continue to put your skirt together according to the pattern directions.
That was easy! Your Sixth Grade Skirt is complete! How about some cute buttons?
See more sewing ideas for the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern HERE.
This post is first in a series of six posts, find the second post HERE and see another way to change up your Sixth Grade Skirt.
Today, our featured tester is our Northern Neighbor, Koala-T. Carly and Theresa can be found at Canadian craft fairs with clothing for all sizes of dolls! Visit them on facebook (give their page a like while you are there!) and see what all they offer. They offer so many styles for so many sized dolls and do special orders too!! They are amazing!!
Make mix and match play clothes for your dolls with the Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern.
My newest release will be available soon! The Sandbox Shorts are cute and comfy- perfect for your doll’s day in the sandbox. With three leg styles and optional patch pockets, you can make 101 days of summer shorts with just one pattern!!
The Sixth Grade Skirt, my very first PDF Sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls, is now available in my etsy shop. This little skirt is a quick and easy sew with lots of design options and an open back to make it easy to fit any brand of doll. Click on the picture to go straight to my shop!
Sixth Grade Skirt – an easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls