Step it Up Series: Make a Reversible, Sleeveless Sunshine Dress

Make a reversible sundress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with the easy Sunshine Dress sewing pattern and Oh Sew Kat! pattern hacks. Find more doll clothes PDF sewing patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

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.

Make a reversible sundress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with the easy Sunshine Dress sewing pattern and Oh Sew Kat! pattern hacks. Find more doll clothes PDF sewing patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

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.

Make a reversible sundress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with the easy Sunshine Dress sewing pattern and Oh Sew Kat! pattern hacks. Find more doll clothes PDF sewing patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.
Make a reversible sundress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with the easy Sunshine Dress sewing pattern and Oh Sew Kat! pattern hacks. Find more doll clothes PDF sewing patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

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.

Make a reversible sundress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with the easy Sunshine Dress sewing pattern and Oh Sew Kat! pattern hacks. Find more doll clothes PDF sewing patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Happy Fourth of July

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend to all of my American dolly friends!

Make your 18 inch Doll a cute Fourth of July Outfit

Make an easy 18 inch doll clothes outfit for the Fourth Of July with the easy to sew Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from OhSewKat on etsy.

Find easy sewing patterns for your 18 inch dolls at Oh Sew Kat!

Make an easy 18 inch doll clothes outfit for the Fourth Of July with the easy to sew Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from OhSewKat on etsy.

Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern bundle HERE.

Make an easy 18 inch doll clothes outfit for the Fourth Of July with the easy to sew Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from OhSewKat on etsy.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Fashion Feature: Add Pockets to Your Doll Clothes

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.

It’s easy to add pockets to doll clothes sewing

Enjoy these outfits that POP with the addition of pockets.

Make your own doll clothes for 15 inch Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins dolls with Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat on Etsy. Download and sew today! Full color step by step tutorial directions for beginners.
Backyard Bibs
Make a 50s style gingham smock dress for BeForever character Maryellen or other 18 inch dolls with this easy Pattern Hack. Add pockets to the Bloomer Buddies easy sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! with this simple tutorial. #sewingpattern #50sfashions #dollclothes #patternhack #ohsewkat
Bloomer Buddies
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Sandbox Shorts
Doll clothes sewing pattern tutorial by ohsewkat for doll clothes for Julie BeForever doll. #easypattern #sewingpattern #tutorial #americangirl #dollclothes #ohsewkat
Bloomer Buddies
Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat
Sixth Grade Skirt
Use the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern to make a cute, nautical outfit for your doll like American girl Kit or other 18 inch dolls. Easy beginner sewing pattern tutorials from Oh Sew Kat! in my etsy store.
Backyard Bibs

Make your own doll clothes with fun pocket accents.

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.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.
Picnic Play
Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.
Backyard Bibs
Make adorable Backyard Bibs outfits for your 16 inch Animators dolls with this easy sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Also available sized for 18 and 14 inch dolls on Etsy. #animators #dollclothes
Backyard Bibs
Make a reversible jumper for your 14 inch Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level pattern. #ohsewkat #welliewisher #sewingpattern #falljumper #dollclothes #halloweenoutfit
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
Easy. Up Jumper
Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.
Backyard Bibs
Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.
Backyard Bibs
Make a playful overalls outfit for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls. Backyard Bibs by Oh Sew Kat! is easy and quick to sew! #welliewishers #sewingpattern
Backyard Bibs
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
Easy Up Jumper
HalterAlls sewing pattern for American Girl dolls
HalterAlls

What outfit will you add cute pockets to?

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make Your Doll a Summer Halter Sundress with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern

Easy to sew, the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Pattern for Dolls makes both a capri outfit and a sundress for your 18 inch dolls.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit or sundress for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour.

Are your dolls ready for the summer weather? The Boardwalk Boutique PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is one pattern that will give you just what you need to keep your 18 inch and other sized doll cute and cool this summer.

The pattern includes an easy ribbon or fabric tie halter top (with elastic back- no closures) and cute, ruffled capri pants. But you can also use this pattern to make a cute sundress too!

Sew a halter top and capri outfit or sundress for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour.

The Boardwalk Boutique top has two cutting lines. Use the longer one- and add a ruffle or pretty trim. A little ruffle for a short dress, or a longer, fuller ruffle for a full length dress. You can make it maxi length too! See my tutorial HERE and find the pattern at the blue button below in multi sizes and bundles.

Need an easy sewing project? The Halter Top from Boardwalk Boutique makes the perfect summer sundress.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit or sundress for your animators and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. Find the patterns in my Etsy Shop.

These Disney Animators’ dolls look ready for summer fun in their halter sundresses. With ribbon or fabric straps and an elastic halter back, the pattern sews up quickly to get your girl off to play. Again, use the longer top cutting line and add lace or a ruffle to make it the perfect length as a Boardwalk Boutique sundress!

Make a Summery Sundress for your 18 inch Doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit or sundress in about an hour. #sundress #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Saige is ready for fun! This Boardwalk Boutique pattern has two cutting lines for the top- with and without the ruffle. Use the longer one, and add some fun trim to make a cute sundress or add a pair of leggings!

Make a halter back sundress maxi dress for American Girl doll Julie with this easy sewing pattern by OhSewKat. #maxidress #dolldress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

You can create even more cute sundresses just by adding more, or longer, ruffles. Create this 70’s vibe Maxi Halter Dress with two ruffles sewn to the Boardwalk Boutique top. Find the full tutorial here. How will you make your cute Boardwalk Boutique Sundress?

Find more ideas for this quick and easy PDF pattern here and here, or click on the photos below. Find this pattern and many more (plus value pack bundles!) in my ETSY SHOP.

Make your own doll clothes with easy and simple PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find more printable patterns in my Etsy Shop to diy 18 inch doll clothes.
Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
Make a halter back sundress maxi dress for American Girl doll Julie with this easy sewing pattern by OhSewKat. #maxidress #dolldress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
Easy sewing pattern for beginners to make doll clothes for 18 inch dolls by oH Sew Kat. #pdfpattern #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls: Picnic Play from Oh Sew Kat!

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Now available: PICNIC PLAY, a new sewing pattern for Joss and her friends.

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Picnic Play, the newest PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls, is now available in my Etsy Shop. This quick to sew pattern is fat quarter friendly and so very easy and quick to sew!

This outfit, which includes a reversible, one piece top, cute pull on cuffed capri pants, and a simple cinch style back pack, was inspired by Joss, the 2020 Girl of the Year™ from American Girl®. Joss wears a hearing aid, and loves to surf. This outfit is perfect for her days by the shore…with a safe little pack to hold her hearing aid case while she it out on the water! The Picnic Pack includes two sizes and the reversible top can also be worn backwards!

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Picnic Play- 3 piece Joss inspired PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls

Download and sew today!! Find the pattern HERE.

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

All three simple patterns are included. Use your scraps to create a cute and playful 18 inch doll outfit.

Make a beachy play outfit for your 18 inch Joss American Girl® doll.

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.

Find the Picnic Play Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

My Favorite Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for Spring

Make spring dresses for your dolls with Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns

Winter is winding down, and the flowers are starting to bud and peek out. Days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer… our thoughts turn to cherry blossoms, Easter eggs, baby birds and more. Here’s a few of my favorite Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns for quick and easy spring dresses. Find the patterns in my ETSY SHOP and download, print and sew today!

Use the Spring Shine Dress Pattern for the Perfect Spring Doll Dresses

The Spring Shine Dress looks great as a top or a dress. With pretty flutter sleeves and a fake placket in front, you can really have fun with the details. Try eyelet lace or add trims for a unique Easter dress or dress for spring. See many more Spring Shine dresses in the Inspiration Gallery.

Find the Spring Shine sewing pattern in four sizes HERE.

Flutter sleeve doll dress- make your own 18 inch doll clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Be a fashion designer~ #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Photo Credit to Edith S.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.

Photo Credit to Michele A.

The Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern has so many Options for Spring Outfits

The PDF pattern, Bloomer Buddies, offers lots and lots of mix and match options. You can make dresses, tunics, and tops, and add bloomers that are short, knee length, or long to go with them. Add short, puffy sleeves or leave them off. This classic look is quick and easy to sew in 4 popular doll sizes. See more ideas for Bloomer Buddies HERE. This pattern also makes cute pajamas!!

Find the Bloomer Buddies Pattern HERE.

Make a dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl dolls with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Print at home, download a PDF pattern and sew today.
Wellie Wishers sewing patterns for dolls by ohsewkat

Boardwalk Boutique- the quick and easy sewing pattern for Spring Doll Clothes

The Boardwalk Boutique is a top selling Oh Sew Kat! pattern available in five doll sizes. It’s so quick and easy with an elastic waistband, elastic halter and ribbon or fabric ties. Make it with or without the ruffles for the perfect spring outfit. Find the directions to make the top into a gorgeous halter dress or maxi here.

Find the Boardwalk Boutique pattern HERE.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit or sundress for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Use the Backyard Bibs Pattern for an Easy and Cute Spring Outfit for Dolls

The Backyard Bibs is my favorite pattern, no matter what the season. You’ll find it on my favorites for winter too! No matter the season, this easy overalls pattern can’t be beat. You can make it shorts, pants, slim or full skirted…add long sleeve or short sleeve shirts too. The simple one piece bodice has sewn straps and stitches up very quickly in five doll sizes. See more bibs in the Inspiration Gallery. The Playtime Peasant Top completes the outfit.

Find the Backyard Bibs Sewing pattern HERE.

Make your Own Easter Outfits for 18 inch Dolls with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern
Make floral overalls with the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern for 18 inch and other size dolls by OH Sew Kat. #ohsewkat #dollclothes

Photo Credit to Sophie P.

  • See Kat’s favorite patterns for Winter HERE. And click the photos below to see more spring doll clothes posts.

Easy PDF sewing pattern for Bitty Baby 15 inch baby doll dress by OH Sew Kat. Find more print at home photo tutorials for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins.
Use the easy to sew Sunshine Dress PDF pattern to make a summer doll dress that shines. Print at home, photo turotial to make 18 inch doll dress and clothes from Oh Sew Kat! #americangirldoll #dollclothes #sewingpattern
Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing Doll Clothes for Valentine’s Day- Oh Sew Kat’s Favorites

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.

Sewing patterns for WellieWishers dolls at Oh Sew Kat

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.

Make a cute dress for your 18 inch doll for Valentine's day. The Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern's white dress can be worn for any holiday with a cute apron over the top. Find the Oh Sew Kat! pattern on Etsy. #valentinesdaydress #18inchdolls #americangirl #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Use easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine’s Day.

Party Time Peasant Dress:  Quick and easy and fun to play with fabrics.  See more photos HERE. Find the pattern in 5 sizes HERE. Add lace to the neckline with this easy TUTORIAL.

American Girl Doll dressed in valentines day dress with hearts

Blaire’s dress (below) and Grace’s dress (above) were both made with the same pattern. This pattern is available in 5 sizes!  See more ideas for the Party Time Peasant Dress HERE and HERE.

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

Wellie Wishers and Glitters Girls dolls love new dresses for Valentine’s Day too.

The Party Time Peasant Dress is also available sized for 14.5″ dolls like Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls. See more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Wellie wishers doll in pink valentine dress

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.

Make a sweet, Valentine dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl Blaire Wilson with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #blairewilson #sewingpattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat

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.

Sew an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine's Day with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Click through to find a free skirt pattern. #valentinesday #18inchdolls #americangirldolls #ohsewkat

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!

Sew an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine's Day with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Click through to find a free skirt pattern. #valentinesday #18inchdolls #americangirldolls #ohsewkat

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.

valentine playtime peasant top

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.

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

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!!!

Make doll clothes for Wellie Wishers, Glitter Girls 14 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns by oH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #welliewishers #ohsewkat #diyvalentine
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Perfect School Portrait Day Outfits for Dolls

It’s that time of year again- are your dollies heading back to school too? Use Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns to stitch them up some cute new fashions for the fall and for them to look their best in this year’s school portraits and class photos!


Make Picture Perfect Doll Clothes with Easy Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!


Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice is prefect for your favorite school photo outfits.

The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle gives you options and options and options to create your very own, photo perfect look! Shirley made these darling blue and green dresses and then added all the accessories. See the four different outfits she created in “can’t miss” POST. Pin these images to easily find them later!

Make pretty dresses for your Wellie Wishers dolls with easy to sew beginner level patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Fall Fashions for Dolls- Picture Perfect!

The Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt looks great with the jumper, or even on its own too. Emily and Kelly are ready for picture day in their cute, fox print outfits. The Jumping Jack pattern offers three pieces: long sleeve turtleneck, flared shorts, and a reversible, open sided jumper that attaches with a belt or buttons to the shorts. Cute socks and boots complete the look! See more fun ways to make this pattern HERE and HERE.

American Girl Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for beginning level sewing.  Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to make your own 18 inch doll clothes.  #18inchdoll


Dress your 18 inch doll for her school portrait with a pretty, new dress!

Spring Shine Dress Sewing Pattern

Kelly is ready for her picture day in a black gingham Spring Shine Dress. This dress pattern can also be made as a cute top. See more ideas for the Spring Shine Dress here, here, and here. It’s also available for Wellie Wisher sized dolls.

American Girl Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for beginning level sewing.  Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to make your own 18 inch doll clothes.  #18inchdoll

Backyard Bibs- an easy pattern for picture perfect outfits for dolls

Blaire’s blue bee skirtalls are perfect for school picture day. This pattern is super quick to sew and has four options- shorts, capris and two skirt versions. Find the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE. You can purchase just the bibs, or find it bundled with the Playtime Peasant Top to complete the outfit.

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

The School Bell Blouse, available in 3 doll sizes, offers a loose fitting woven top with pretty flared sleeves. Use THIS TUTORIAL to make into a pretty dress too!! See more ideas for the School Bell Blouse HERE. Lanie has her blouse with a Sixth Grade Skirt, while I made Kendall’s blouse into a dress!

Get your dolls ready for back to school with easy Fashion outfits you sew yourself! Easy beginner PDF sewing patterns for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls from OhSewKat! Free pattern! #backtoschool #autumncrafts #18inchdolls #dollclothes #ohsewkat #14inchdolls #dolldress #welliewishers

Find the School Bell Blouse pattern HERE.

Sew a doll dress for your American Girl Wellie Wishers doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #welliewishers #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

What will your doll wear this year for her school photo?



Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: The Spring Shine Dress for 14.5 inch Dolls

The Spring Shine Dress for 14.5 inch dolls sewing pattern was released last Friday. Have you seen it yet? I’d like to thank my amazing pattern testers who always create such adorable outfits, while providing me the feedback needed to make sure the pattern is ready for you. Today’s post features some of these dresses and outfits. Be sure to visit the Inspiration Gallery to see more ways to sew the new Spring Shine Dress pattern for 14.5 inch dolls.

Purchase the Spring Shine Dress for 14.5 inch dolls HERE.

This pattern is also available for 18 inch dolls HERE.



The Spring Shine Dress PDF sewing pattern is now available for your smaller dolls- like Wellie Wisher and Glitter Girls.

Michele made this purple and lace Spring Shine dress for her Wellie Wishers doll, Kendal. The layers and pop of color are just perfection!! Don’t be afraid to use this simple pattern with new fabrics or trims to create something really special. I just love the little flowers at the waistband- so well done! Michele made the “Step it down” simplified version without the center placket.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.

Make a flutter sleeve Spring Shine Dress for your 14.5 inch Dolls

Shirley of DollClothesbyShirley was inspired by a random remnant of embroidered denim she had on hand. Her Spring Shine Dress is a beautiful example of how you can take this pattern, and truly make it your own creation. The pattern is just the starting place! Stop by Shirley’s shop and see what she has listed for sale.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.

The Spring Shine Dress pattern is perfect for a playtime top too!

Mireille created this cute green and blue outfit for Willa. She made in in Oh Sew Kat! colors!! The Bloomer Buddies pattern adds a playful (and quick) option to go with the top.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.


The Spring Shine Dress PDF Sewing Pattern for 14.5 inch dolls is now available from Oh Sew Kat!

Linda used a soft batik fabric which really lets the design elements of the Spring Shine Dress stand out. The front placket is easy to make with just two steps and you can add buttons or sparkles to the front “just for show” as the dress closes in the back.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.

Make a pretty flutter sleeve sundress for your Wellie Wishers and similar sized dolls with this easy pattern.

Julie of SewDolledUp81 added a pretty, gathered ruffle to the bottom of her Spring Shine Dress. Such a perfect compliment to the yellow sleeves and ric rac trim. Kendall looks ready for a summer party! Stop by Julie’s shop to see if this cute dress is still for sale. Or buy the pattern HERE and make it yourself. 🙂

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.


Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Spring Shine Sewing Pattern for Dolls- Be Inspired

The Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern is available in my ETSY SHOP. This PDF digital pattern can be used to make a dress or top for your 18 inch doll like those made by American Girl­® and Our Generation®. With pretty flutter sleeves and an easy faux (fake) front button placket, you can make your doll a new dress for any occasion in just a few hours!

Be inspired by the 18″ Spring Shine Dresses made by the Oh Sew Kat! testers.

Just wow. My testers amaze me more every day. Be inspired by these amazing (and color coordinating) outfits by tester Juliette A from Somewhere in Time a Doll. Be sure to pop over to her shop and see what is available! She takes these patterns to the next level for sure!

Find the Spring Shine Dress (and Top) Pattern for 18 inch dolls HERE.

Flutter sleeve doll dress- make your own 18 inch doll clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Be a fashion designer~ #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Find the 18 inch doll dress pattern- the Spring Shine Dress Sewing HERE.

Juliette has a knack for matching colors and patterns. Here Spring Shine Dress is just so light and beautiful. What doll wouldn’t want to wear this? The pants are from the Boardwalk Boutique pattern, which is also available from Oh Sew Kat! Be sure you mix and match your patterns!!

Flutter sleeve doll dress- make your own 18 inch doll clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Be a fashion designer~ #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern

The soft colors really let the pattern details shine. Pretty floral buttons and such perfect, tiny lace! This outfit is just perfect for the beach this summer!

Flutter sleeve doll dress- make your own 18 inch doll clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Be a fashion designer~ #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Make adorable doll clothes for your 18 inch doll with the Spring Shine Dress PDF sewing pattern.

The Spring Shine Dress has so many creative options. Check out what the other testers sewed HERE.

How will you sew the Spring Shine Dress? Stop by the Inspiration Gallery for even more samples.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!