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.


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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.

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Tester Tuesday: Spring Shine Dress and Top Sewing Pattern for Dolls

The Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern is now 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 a 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 Spring Shine Dresses made by the Oh Sew Kat! testers.

The Spring Shine pattern looks different each time you sew. Enjoy these samples made by the creatives of the Oh Sew Kat! test group.

Sophie P made this cute little floral dress with the Spring Shine Dress pattern. Her photography is always amazing, but so is her sewing and design talent! Stop by and see her on instagram @agprojectrunway.

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 Spring Shine Dress Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls HERE.

Edith S chose such a pretty floral for her Spring Shine Dress. Kit looks amazing!! Find Edith on Facebook at Di’s Dolly Designs!

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

Jenny’s doll is ready for fun! Zee is out and about in her Spring Shine Top that is layered over Sandbox Shorts with the pockets on the inside, from THIS TUTORIAL.

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

Jenny also sewed this purple dress for Tenney. Super cute and sporty!!

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

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Sewing a Sunshine Dress for Saige – An Ombre Confetti Doll Dress

Last month, Oh Sew Kat! featured the Sunshine Dress Sewing Pattern all month long. As the Pattern Pick of the Month, it was on sale for the 1st five days and we posted lots of samples, ideas, and more all month long. Stay tuned to the newsletter to see when we offer a Pattern Pick of the Month so you can join in the fun.

Sew a Sunshine Doll Dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl.

The Sunshine Dress sewing pattern is a simple to sew A Line dress with three variations for the front. Make it with a straight contrast, pretty princess seams, or leave the front as one solid piece (easier and quick to sew) and embellish with machine embroidery, iron on designs, or trims and appliques. The short sleeves are perfect for summer…or make a sleeveless shift with THIS TUTORIAL. The Sunshine Dress is available in 3 popular doll sizes.

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

Make a doll dress for your 18 inch doll with the easy to sew, Sunshine Dress Sewing Pattern

I bought a bundle of these ombre fabrics with metallic gold dots awhile back. The Sunshine Dress is the perfect canvas to give the light to dark a chance to shine. The turquoise color matches Saige’s eyes perfectly! The fabric is part of the Ombre Confetti Collection by Vanessa Christenson for Moda Fabrics.

Need an easy to sew pattern? Try the Oh Sew Kat! Sunshine Dress

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

See more ideas for the Sunshine Dress HERE, HERE, and HERE. Don’t forget to stop by the Inspiration Gallery! The Sunshine Dress is a simple dress that looks different every time you sew~ mix and match the front panels to create a dress as unique as your doll!

Simple Sewing Pattern for a Versatile 18 inch Doll Dress

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

The Sunshine Dress sewing pattern is available in my ETSY SHOP and other sites where my patterns are sold. Find it for Animators, 18 inch dolls, and 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers.

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Oh Sew Kat! Shop Feature: You Can Make This

Here at Oh Sew Kat! Designs, you will find quick and easy sewing patterns to make an entire doll clothes wardrobe for your 18 inch dolls (like American Girl®) as well as other, smaller sized dolls, like Wellie Wishers and Bitty Baby®.  PDF patterns are simple to use (shop and print at home!) and easy to store (computer files- save your pattern pieces for next time or toss them and print them again later).  Read below to learn more about the pattern sites where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

Many of us have favorite sites we like to use and choose and collect reward points to buy (yes!) more patterns.  I want you to be able to shop where you like to shop- so I offer my patterns on multiple selling platforms.  Each platform is a little different, and all patterns are not available on all the sites.  Click HERE to find the FREE Four Season Skirt pattern in 3 sizes.

Please note:  Due to the variety of internet browsers, you should always download your PDF file first, and save it on your computer, before opening it and printing your pieces at actual size.

Learning to sew? Find over 10 tips for sewing newbies! Use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingtips #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

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You Can Make This

You Can Make This, or YCMT, is a sewing lovers’ dream!  This was the site where I first found my love of PDF digital sewing patterns.  This site offers much, much more than doll clothes, with a large variety of handbags, kids’ clothes, craft projects, toys, and more from over 300 designers.  They offer weekly newsletters, a place to feature the items you’ve made, and also take most forms of payment.  You will need to establish an account, but your pattern files will always be available for you in your pattern library.  You can also earn points for purchases and use them for future purchases as well.

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Sew a Captain America themed Dress with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern

Are your girls and your dolls into superheros? The Backyard Bibs is an easy pattern to alter to fit lots of fun themes. Today I’m sharing one with you… I often share sneak peeks on my facebook and instagram pages. Be sure to check them out and follow both so you don’t miss a thing. Enjoy these Captain America inspired photos.

Make your doll a Captain America dress with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern.

No time to sew it now? Be sure to PIN these images so you can find them later!

Make adorable Captain America  dress overalls style bibs with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Be your daughter's superhero!  Easy to sew printable PDF sewing patterns are available for dolls in 5 sizes.

Available in five popular doll sizes, the Backyard Bibs is quick to sew with four fun options (two skirts and two pants!).

Captain America themed dress for your 18 inch doll – made with the simple Backyard Bibs pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Make adorable Captain America  dress overalls style bibs with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Be your daughter's superhero!  Easy to sew printable PDF sewing patterns are available for dolls in 5 sizes.

I used red, white, and navy blue heat transfer vinyl to iron on the logo on the front of the dress, after cutting it out on my cricut machine. See more information in this POST. The white top under the bibs is made from the Playtime Peasant Top. Find it bundled with the Backyard Bibs HERE. You can use any of the 5 sizes of Backyard Bibs patterns to make fun outfits like this one!

Your 18″ doll will love playing she’s just like Captain America, a superhero, in her red, white, and blue themed overalls dress.

Kelly looks amazing in this bright blue dress. She is a Truly Me Doll #63 from American Girl®.

Make adorable Captain America dress overalls style bibs with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Be your daughter's superhero! Easy to sew printable PDF sewing patterns are available for dolls in 5 sizes.

Which superhero is your favorite? See more ideas to use with your Backyard Bibs pattern HERE and HERE.

Find easy to sew doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat! and make your own version of the Superhero Captain America dress.

Make a superhero dress for dolls! Use the easy to sew Backyard Bibs sewing pattern to make fun overall romper dresses for 18 inch and other sized dolls. Find Oh Sew Kat! on Etsy!
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Fourth of July Fashions for Dolls with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

The dolls at our house are very patriotic! They love to have new outfits in red, white, and blue to wear to parades and picnics all summer long.

July 4th Doll Clothes: Backyard Bibs

When you go into a fabric store, be sure to check out the batik fabric section. You can find some amazing fabrics that make really unique doll clothes, like this red and blue stars fabric.

Backyard Bibs Overalls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!
Backyard Bibs Overalls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Both outfits above were made with the Backyard Bibs pattern. Instead of a full skirt, I just added a tiny ruffle to make a cute, summertime top. Blaire’s shorts were made by American Girl®.

July 4th Doll Fashions: HalterAlls for Dolls

With easy ties and an open back, the HalterAlls pattern makes a perfect parade watching outfit. Make one up in just an afternoon with one fat quarter of fabric. See more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

HalterAlls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Make a halter top with a patchwork twist- use the Boardwalk Boutique pattern.

Luciana is looking for the picnic in her halter top made with the Boardwalk Boutique pattern and a few five inch squares of fun fabric. Find the tutorial HERE.

Find more patriotic doll clothes ideas HERE and HERE.

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Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls- Sandbox Shorts and Popsicle Top by Oh Sew Kat! to make cute, 4th of July doll clothes.

My Favorite Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for Summer

The hot and hazy days of summer are just around the corner. Need some inspiration for summer doll clothes sewing? The warmer weather means shorts, skirts, and bare shoulders and backs. All of these Oh Sew Kat! patterns are quick and easy with full color photographs of every step.

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: HalterAlls for Dolls

HalterAlls for Dolls is a quick and easy sewing pattern. You can easily make one in any size from just one fat quarter of fabric. With 2 basic pattern pieces and some 1/4th inch elastic, your doll will be ready for the summer heat in style. HalterAlls also look great on boy dolls! See more ideas with the HalterAlls pattern in the Inspiration Gallery. and find the pattern in four doll sizes HERE.

HalterAlls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: Reversible Popsicle Top

The Popsicle Top is the perfect match for all your shorts and short skirts. With hook and loop tape at the back, it’s quick to sew and can be made reversible for double the outfits. Add pretty lace or trim at the bottom. Click here to find the pattern in 5 popular doll sizes and in some value bundles. Shown here with the FREE Four Season Skirt pattern.

Free skirt pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Make an easy skirt with this free Four Season Skirt pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #freeskirtpattern #ohsewkat

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: Sandbox Shorts

The Sandbox Shorts pattern has cute patch pockets and an elastic back with flat front. Check out this tutorial to move the pockets to the inside for another way to sew them. The Sandbox Shorts pattern is available in five popular doll sizes. Find them here. Shown here with a polka dot Popsicle Top.

Easy sewing patterns to DIY your own doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!  Fits popular 18 inch dolls like American Girl.

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: Sixth Grade Skirt

The Sixth Grade Skirt was designed to go with the Popsicle Top pattern to make a cute and easy outfit for summer. In fact, I offer these two patterns as a value bundle here. Use this TUTORIAL to add pockets to your skirt or THIS ONE to add ruffles or lace. See even more ideas for the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern in the Inspiration Gallery. (Shown here with the Popsicle Top.)

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So what darling outfits will you make for your dolls this summer? Share your photos on instagram with #ohsewkat or on my facebook page! Happy sewing!

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Hawaiian Fashions to Sew for American Girl, BeForever Character, Nanea Mitchell

Sewing for BeForever character Nanea Mitchell?  Try these twists on patterns to make a variety of Hawaiian themed dress from Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Find all of these patterns in my Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.

Sew Hawaiian themed doll clothes for Nanea with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Make a Hawaiian muumuu outfit for Nanea American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #40s #dress #nanea #sewing

40s Fashions for Nanea:

  1.  Bloomer Buddies MuuMuu Tutorial
  2. Sunshine Dress MuuMuu Tutorial
  3. Playtime Peasant Top MuuMuu Tutorial 
  4. Sugar n Spice MuuMuu Tutorial
Hawiian dress sewing pattern for Nanea american girl doll

What other Oh Sew Kat! patterns might work for Nanea outfits? Visit the Nanea page of the Inspiration Gallery to see more ideas.  Comment below with your ideas.

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