Summer Fun with the Sandbox Shorts Pattern

Sandbox Shorts Sewing Pattern for doll clothes

Cute summer shorts for Dolls!

How about some cute shorts for summer!! The Sandbox Shorts pattern from Oh Sew Kat! has lots of options to keep your dolls cute and casual through the summer months.  Download the file and print the pattern pieces on your home printer.  You’ll be ready to sew today!!  This quick pattern stitches up in 90 min to two hours.  Have fun!!

Use THIS TUTORIAL to move the pockets to the inside!

Make Sandbox Shorts for 18 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern

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Also available here for Wellie Wishers dolls!

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Princess dolls need cool clothing too!  Click HERE for the Animator sized pattern.

Sew easy shorts for your Animators Dolls with the Sandbox Shorts Pattern

Sandbox Shorts for Disney Animators dolls

The Sandbox Shorts Sewing pattern is also available for baby dolls.

Don’t forget the Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins! Find their sized pattern HERE.

Sewing Pattern for Bitty Baby dolls

Who will you sew a cute pair of shorts for?  Find these patterns and many more at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.  See more Sandbox Shorts in the Inspiration Gallery.

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Sugar n Spice & Everything Nice Meets Party Time Peasant Dress for St Patrick’s Day

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by oh sew katMake a Party Time Peasant Dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll for St Patrick's Day. Find the easy PDF print at home sewing pattern at ohsewkat.com. #irish #dolldress #18inch #sewingpattern #irishcraft

This spring I stitched up a donation for a local church’s St Brigid’s Day celebration.  I chose the Party Time Peasant Dress and made one with short and one with long sleeves. This is my go- to dress for quick, easy and cute!

I wanted to make a single outfit, with a St Patrick’s Day theme, that could also be used for other seasons for extra doll play.   I loved how these came out!

Make a Party Time Peasant Dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll for St Patrick's Day. Find the easy PDF print at home sewing pattern at ohsewkat.com. #irish #dolldress #18inch #sewingpattern #irishcraft

Once the under dress was done, I wanted to make a shamrock themed “overdress” to go with it.  I turned to the Sugar n Spice Dress, and decided to modify the pinafore to get the look of a vest.

18 inch doll in St Patrick's Day dress

I printed a new Sugar n Spice bodice, and on the back, I cut a low, scooped neckline.  I put it together following the pattern, and attached the skirt moving the skirt edges in about an inch on each side of the bodice, so the polka dot party dress could be seen underneath.  I added a few AD: kam snaps and it was done!  I think the overdress could also be worn reversed as well.  I don’t know which sleeves I liked better.  🙂

Make a Party Time Peasant Dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll for St Patrick's Day. Find the easy PDF print at home sewing pattern at ohsewkat.com. #irish #dolldress #18inch #sewingpattern #irishcraft

See more dresses in the INSPIRATION Gallery and purchase your copy of the pattern here.  Are your dolls ready for some St Patrick’s Day jigging?

Looking for more shamrock themed ideas? Check out the posts I’ve linked below:

Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock

Make your own doll clothes for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy to 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! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat
Make your own doll clothes for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy to 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! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat
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Where can you buy WellieWishersâ„¢ Dolls?

Do you want to get a Wellie Wisher doll?  Doesn’t everyone?  As cute as a button with a earworm theme song, your little girls will be thrilled with this new line of doll friends made by American Girl®.  There are quite a few American Girl® stores across the USA, but for most people, they are still hours and hours away.  Even though the entire catalog is available online, shipping can be high, and depending where you live, it can take over a week for a package to arrive.  However, there isn’t much of a comparison (in my opinion) to opening a shipping box and picking out a “forever” friend in a store. I mean, look at these cute faces!!!

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For those of you that can’t get to the AG Store…you now have lots of new options!  And a few of them offer new ways to save some money as well!

Another local option is your local Kohl’s store.  Our Kohl’s had a large Girl of the Year Lea Clark display last fall, but this week I saw only a small section of WellieWishersâ„¢ and the new Megablox.  However, I’m seeing internet postings that many Kohl’s stores do have both Logan and Tenney, along with Gabriella and larger selections of the WellieWishersâ„¢ products.  Earn and use your Kohl’s cash on them, but you can’t use a coupon.

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Where to buy Wellie Wishers Dolls

And new this week, WellieWishersâ„¢ have been spotted in the toy aisle of Target stores!  Selections vary from store to store, but still, isn’t this exciting news!  Barnes and Nobles stores are also known to carry American Girl items, along with Costco, that offer some amazing deals on dolls bundled with 2 outfits and books. (Last year it was Caroline, and this year it’s Samantha, along with Bitty Baby packages.)

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Once you find your perfect friends, head over to my ETSY shop and find a few starter patterns to make them a unique and special homemade wardrobe of doll clothes. Even if you have never sewn before, you can easily make a Sixth Grade Skirt and a Playtime Peasant Top with just a small amount of fabric and a few supplies, like 1/4 th inch elastic and hook and loop tape.  Head over to my Facebook page to share your photos or tag #ohsewkat on Instagram!

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Tester Tuesday: HalterAlls for Freya’s Friends

This Tester Tuesday is brought to you courtesy of a young doll enthusiast named Freya.  Freya is 6 years old and lives in Northern Ireland; her mom is one of my amazing sewing pattern testers.  I’ve never met Freya, but her sense of style really comes through as she dresses her dolls, poses their photos, and chooses fabrics and patterns for their outfits.

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Her mother says she’s quite the little “assistant” when she’s testing.  She helps pin the patterns (with wonderclips) and I’m sure it won’t be long before I add her to my tester list on her own! Please enjoy Freya’s photographs of her special doll collection of friends in their HalterAlls outfits.  Here’s a review Freya wrote for this pattern, which is one of her favorites!

Freya:  I really love this pattern because it is the perfect go anywhere outfit, my dolls wear it to go shopping, walk their dogs, play with their friends and go on holiday if you buy no other pattern you need to buy this one!!!!

Thank you for the endorsement, Freya!!  😉

Halteralls sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat

The HalterAlls pattern is easy to sew with just a small amount of fabric (fat quater friendly!) and is available in four sizes:  18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators’, 14.5 WellieWishers (also fits Hearts for Hearts Girls) and 15 inch Bitty Baby dolls.  Find them all in my SHOP.  See more HalterAlls samples HERE.

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It’s Tester Tuesday! Boardwalk Boutique Sewing Pattern for WellieWishers dolls

Sew your own wellie wishers doll clothes with this easy Boardwalk Boutique sewing pattern by Oh Sew kat!  #welliewishers #glittergirls

Did you get a new doll lately?  She will surely need some new clothes, right?  ðŸ˜‰  The Boardwalk Boutique pattern is a simple and quick project to get your doll ready for the warmer weather.

Julie H. stitched up this adorable Boardwalk Boutique outfit for her Willa doll.   Her shop is full of new clothing each day; be sure to check out what she’s been making now!

Purchase the Boardwalk Boutique pattern here.  This pattern is also available for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®, 16 inch Disney Animator dolls, and for 15 inch Baby Dolls.

Sew your own wellie wishers doll clothes with this easy Boardwalk Boutique sewing pattern by Oh Sew kat!  #welliewishers #glittergirls

This easy outfit has pull on elastic waist pants, and the halter top has an elastic back and ties. Easy for little hands to manage! And in this 14.5 inch doll size, it takes so very little fabric! This pattern will also fit Glitter Girls and Hearts for Hearts Dolls.

Sew your own wellie wishers doll clothes with this easy Boardwalk Boutique sewing pattern by Oh Sew kat!  #welliewishers #glittergirls
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Step it Up Series: Add Lace to a Ruffled Skirt Tutorial (Pattern Hack) for a Country Western Outfit for your Dolls

Here is a fun way to add a little more style to a simple “ruffled” skirt.  Take your simple skirt, and give it a country western look! Try it out in denim and lace!  Here I used the FOUR SEASON SKIRT pattern, which is free in three sizes when you join the Oh Sew Kat! Chat email list.  You can also use this technique on the Playtime Peasant Twirl Skirt.

It’s easy to add lace to a ruffled doll skirt sewing pattern.



Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Make a ruffled doll skirt with lace.

Step 1. Gather your supplies and prep your lace.  You will need a piece of lace that is the same length as your skirt measurement.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

If your lace is already gathered, you can add it to your skirt after you gather the skirt piece and before you attach it to the waistband.  That will work, but I find it extra bulky to work with.  Instead, I cut the edge off of my gathered lace (and throw it away) and then press the lace flat.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Step 2.  Follow the instructions of your pattern, and stitch the waist edge and hem edge as directed.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Step 3.  Lay out your skirt piece, and lay the lace along the top, raw edge with the RIGHT SIDE up.  Pin, then baste the lace to your skirt. They should be the same length.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Step 4.  Gather your skirt piece as directed in the pattern, and continue with the rest of the directions.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Ta Da! You’ve taken a simple, ruffled skirt, and given it a new look!

The Four Season Skirt is a quick and easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls.

Make a cute, country outfit for your dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Add your skirt to a peasant style top, like the Playtime Peasant Top and add a sparkly belt and a hat to complete your country and western doll outfit! She is ready to be a country pop singer!  (My hat was made by American Girl® for the Girl of the Year, Nicki Fleming in 2007.)

Create your own unique skirt with this easy sewing tutorial to add lace to your doll skirt.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle #countrywestern

Here are a few more examples. Pam Ray (Amy Violet’s) denim and lace Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt and a holiday skirt with green laced added by me (Oh Sew Kat!):

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like Wellie WIshers American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

See more country and western doll fashions for Tenney and other dolls here.  Find more ruffled skirts in the Inspiration Gallery.

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Free 18 inch Doll Skirt Pattern: Four Seasons Skirt; Festive & Warm.

Welcome to Oh Sew Kat! Designs, where you can find easy PDF sewing patterns to diy your own doll clothes!

When you subscribe to my email list, you will receive the Four Season Skirt pattern FREE for 18 inch dolls (like American Girl® and Our Generation® dolls), 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishersâ„¢ and Glitter Girls®,  and 16 inch Disney Animators’® dolls.  This easy pattern doesn’t have any actual pattern pieces.  Just cut a few rectangles and you are ready to go!  It’s quick and easy and uses very little fabric.

Click HERE to join my email list and get your free patterns.

This is the one skirt pattern you need to create fashions for the whole year.  Change the fabrics and it moves from summer fun into a festive and cozy fall or winter look.  Lanie pairs her Four Season Skirt with a cozy sweater and leather boots (both made by American Girl®) and she’s ready to head out for a day in the leaves or to sit cozy by the fire and watch the snow fall.

Make a skirt for your 18 inch American Girl doll with a free, easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! #freepattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat #dollskirt

The Four Season skirt was first offered on Feb 19th, 2016.   In 2018, this pattern was resized for the new A Girl for All Time Dolls®.  You can find it only on Etsy, in a pattern bundle with the Popsicle Top and Sandbox Shorts.

See more variations of the Four Season Skirt HERE and HERE, and stop by the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas to sew for your dolls!

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Tester Tuesday! Playtime Peasant Top for 18 inch dolls

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My testers had a ball with the new Playtime Peasant Top pattern for 18 inch sized American Girl dolls.  Carly could not stop herself from filling her holiday craft booths with matching outfits for big and little dolls!

Visit Koala-T on Facebook and let her and Reese know how much you love her doll clothes!!  See more fashions from the Playtime Peasant pattern for WellieWishers, Hearts for Hearts, and 18 inch dolls here and here.

New Pattern! Playtime Peasant Top and Prairie Twirl Skirt for 18 inch dolls

Now listed!! Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for your 18 inch dolls! You will love the simple sewing and easy dressing of this pattern- no closures!! The skirt and top both pull on over the doll’s feet.  Make the top with long or short sleeves…the skirt also looks cute with just the top two layers!  Mix and match your fabrics. You will have fun with this easy to sew outfit! Make up a few in an afternoon for all the girls on your holiday “to sew” list!

Download and sew today.  Find the pattern here on Etsy.  This pattern is also available for WellieWishers.  See more ideas in my Inspiration Gallery.

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Tester Tuesday! Christmas Magic for Wellie Wishers by Sew Dolled Up 81

It’s Tester Tuesday!! Enjoy these fabulous photos and outfit from the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice PDF sewing pattern for 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishersâ„¢ and Glitter Girls® from Oh Sew Kat!

Sew your own Wellie Wishersâ„¢ holiday outfits with this versatile dress pattern.

Christmas magic for 14.5 inch dolls!  Make a holiday dress and outfit for your welliewishers dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! See my etsy shop for a full selection of PDF printable sewing patterns to make diy doll clothes.
Christmas magic for 14.5 inch dolls! Make a holiday dress and outfit for your welliewishers dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! See my etsy shop for a full selection of PDF printable sewing patterns to make diy doll clothes.

The Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern for Dolls is the only holiday dress pattern you need.

Check out these amazing outfits by Julie H. She really got clever with the new Sugar n Spice pattern and Everything Nice Accessories.

Christmas magic for 14.5 inch dolls!  Make a holiday dress and outfit for your welliewishers dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! See my etsy shop for a full selection of PDF printable sewing patterns to make diy doll clothes.

The Everything Nice accessory pattern includes four simple accessories: An unlined cape, an easy overskirt, a reversible corset, and a no sew tutu. The Sugar n Spice Dress pattern also includes a simple apron. Save when you buy both patterns bundled together.

Christmas magic for 14.5 inch dolls!  Make a holiday dress and outfit for your welliewishers dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! See my etsy shop for a full selection of PDF printable sewing patterns to make diy doll clothes.

See more ideas for the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Christmas magic for 14.5 inch dolls!  Make a holiday dress and outfit for your welliewishers dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! See my etsy shop for a full selection of PDF printable sewing patterns to make diy doll clothes.

The Sugar n Spice pattern includes a dress with short sleeves, and a sleeveless pinafore. Use them together or as separates!

Christmas magic for 14.5 inch dolls!  Make a holiday dress and outfit for your welliewishers dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! See my etsy shop for a full selection of PDF printable sewing patterns to make diy doll clothes.
Christmas magic for 14.5 inch dolls!  Make a holiday dress and outfit for your welliewishers dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! See my etsy shop for a full selection of PDF printable sewing patterns to make diy doll clothes.

Oh Sew Kat! and Sew Dolled Up81 are on Facebook! Stop by and say “hi”!  Here’s the link to buy the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Pattern, and be sure to visit the Inspiration Gallery too!

Sew a magical outfit for your 14.5 inch dolls with the Sugar n Spice PDF pattern.

Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice patterns are available in 3 sizes:  American Girl 18 inch dolls, Disney Animators, and, of course, for WellieWishers.

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