Fall Batik Dresses for Dolls- Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner.  The mornings are not quite crisp yet, but we know it’s coming soon.  It’s time to shift from beaches and boardwalks to back to school, football, and fall colors!  What better way to start than some pretty dresses for dolls! Be sure to pin the images so you can find them later! 🙂

Simple sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress and pinafore pattern to DIY doll clothes for your 18 inch doll or her friends. #sewingpattern #dolldress #americangirl #ohsewkat

I used the Sugar n Spice pattern for both of these dresses.  For the 18 inch sized dress, I added the placket for the buttons using this method here.  You just have to remember to cut the front bodice differently (lining does not change).

Sewing pattern to make your own doll dress for American Girl Dolls and Wellie Wishers. #ohsewkat #sugarnspicedress #easypatterns #freepattern #dolldress #sewingpattern

I only made two dresses, one in each size. But I just love how this fabric looks so different depending on what doll wore it. Who do you think wore it best?

Easy to sew doll dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice fall batik dress for Saige, American Girl Doll. #sewingpatterns #18inchdoll #ohsewkat #dress #fallfashionBest Sewing Pattern for 18 inch American Girl Doll Clothes by ohsewkat. Sugar n Spice easy PDF pattern. Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #dolldress #sewingpattern #18inchdoll #americangirldoll

Find the sewing pattern HERE for 18 inch dolls and HERE for wellie wishers sized dolls.

Best Sewing Pattern for 18 inch American Girl Doll Clothes by ohsewkat. Sugar n Spice easy PDF pattern. Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #dolldress #sewingpattern #18inchdoll #americangirldollSewing Patterns for dolls by Oh Sew Kat-75

Who else is ready for fall???

See more Sugar n Spice dresses here and here.

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Make Your Own Back to School Outfits for Dolls – School Dance Dress

It’s time to head back to class!! Your dolls will be ready for the 1st bell in a cute SCHOOL DANCE dress you sew yourself with this easy sewing pattern with lots of options!  Find the pattern sized for 18 inch dolls HERE and for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators HERE.  It’s also available for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers.

Make back to school dresses for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl and Our Generation with this easy dress sewing pattern from OhSewKat! This beginner level pattern can be made in an afternoon. #easydolldress #sewingpattern #dollpattern #ohsewkat

Make back to school dresses for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl and Our Generation with this easy dress sewing pattern from OhSewKat! This beginner level pattern can be made in an afternoon. #easydolldress #sewingpattern #dollpattern #ohsewkatDoll dress sewing pattern for back to school outfits for your dolls. Easy beginner level pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation and more. Visit www.ohsewkat.com to try a free skirt pattern. #freesewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls #ohsewkat

Use this School Dance pattern to make a groovy dress for 70s BeForever character, Julie Albright.  See more ideas for Julie HERE.School Dance Doll dress sewing pattern for back to school outfits for your dolls. Easy beginner level pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation and more. Visit www.ohsewkat.com to try a free skirt pattern. #freesewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls #ohsewkat

Are your dolls ready to head back to school?  Find more sewing inspiration in the Inspiration Gallery, sorted by pattern and by character.

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Learning to Sew? What pattern to start with?

I get asked this question quite often.

“What would be the best pattern for my young, or brand new sewist start with?”

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

Oh Sew Kat! offers patterns with basic pattern pieces and simple constructions for this very reason. The goal is to give success to someone who has NEVER SEWN A PATTERN EVER.  Here are my top 3 patterns for newbie seamstresses: The Sixth Grade Skirt, the Playtime Peasant Top, and the Easy Up! Jumper.

  1.  Sixth Grade Skirt

Doll Skirt sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

The greatest thing about the Sixth Grade Skirt is that it’s very hard to mess it up. Because it is an open skirt, with a hook and loop tape closure in back, it fits a wide variety of dolls (and toys), and also accommodates a beginning seamstress’ (possibly) uneven seam allowances.  It’s fun to mix and match different fabrics, and you can add easy pockets with this TUTORIAL, or ruffles or lace to the hem like in this TUTORIAL.

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


2. Playtime Peasant Top

As far as a doll shirt goes, the peasant top is a timeless staple for every doll wardrobe.  It really does not get much easier than this.  The simple construction still lends itself to whimsical fabric combinations for unique styles.  Feeding a safety pin through an elastic casing for the easy neckline will teach a beginner a skill that can be then used on skirts, pants and shorts too!

Peasant Top sewing pattern for wellie wishers dolls

Make the Playtime Peasant Top with long sleeves with elastic at the wrist.  This classic look works for both historical and modern outfits.

Julie doll in white top and red gingham long skirt

Playtime Peasant Top with short sleeves with elastic.  Add lace to a skirt with this easy TUTORIAL.

Lace Skirt Country Western Doll Clothes by Oh Sew Kat patterns


3. Easy Up! Jumper

Beginner sewing pattern for 18 inch doll clothes

The Easy Up! Jumper is just that! Easy! It’s easy to cut, and quick to sew.  For first time seamstresses, make the simple version (no side pleats) and use FOE (fold over elastic) for the straps. Be careful, this pattern is addicting! It’s hard to make just one!

Simple sewing pattern doll jumper by ohsewkat

 

Visit the Inspiration Gallery for each pattern to see more ideas.

Other simple patterns to try:  Boardwalk Boutique, Playground Pants, HalterAlls, and the Party Time Peasant Dress.

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New 18 inch doll Sewing Pattern: Easy Up! Jumper by Oh Sew Kat!

Just in time for fall and back to school sewing, the Easy Up! Jumper for 18 inch dolls is now available.  This is a simple jumper with elastic straps and a contrast pleat at the sides for fun.  Make it fully reversible for two dresses in one!  Special intro price ends Friday night! Download and sew up a quick jumper for your doll today.

This pattern has lots of fun options~~

  • Simple jumper with elastic straps that pulls up over doll’s feet
  • Cute side pleats, can be reversible, no closures to sew
  • Easy to sew, detailed instructions and photographs of every step
  • Instructions for simple and stepped up versions, BONUS front placket pattern piece
  • Computer Drawn Pattern Pieces; PDF Digital download- print and sew today!
  • Uses less than 1/4 yard of cotton fabric- mix and match your prints

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Available exclusively on Etsy, special intro price of $3.99 through Friday night.

Simple sewing pattern 18 inch doll jumper by oh sew katEasy Up Jumper Sewing Pattern for Dolls4Easy Up Jumper Sewing Pattern for Dolls6Easy Up Jumper Sewing Pattern for Dolls12

The Easy Up! Jumper is the perfect jumper for every season!!  Find the pattern HERE in my Etsy Shop. Pair it up with the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt! Coming soon in other sizes!!Easy Up Jumper Sewing Pattern for Dolls2

Click here to see the Easy Up! Inspiration Gallery.  Get your dolls ready for fall with this fun, new, easy to sew pattern!

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Easy doll clothes pattern for 18 inch dolls

Back To School with Oh Sew Kat!

The most wonderful time of the year!  Get your dolls ready to head back to school in style.

Welliewishers Dolls are ready to head back to school.

Willa and Camille are dressed in Simple, Sweet Tees with Four Season Skirt. Both of these patterns are so quick and easy, you can outfit the whole bunch in just one afternoon.  The Four Season Skirt pattern is FREE right here.

American Girl Doll in School Dance Dress with school locker

Kelly’s dress was made with the School Dance Dress Pattern.  With three different ways to sew it up, your doll will be ready for cooler weather in her own style!  Grace is comfy and casual in her Simple, Sweet Tee and boots.

Grace Thomas American Girl Doll with school locker

Are your kiddos ready to head back to school?  Their doll friends will be with these cute outfits you made yourself!!

Ashylynn Wellie Wishers doll with school locker

See more Simple Sweet Tee Ideas here and here, and the Four Season Skirt is here.

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Julie Albright’s Sunshine Dress Tunic Top

The Sunshine Dress has so many options. There are many different ways to style it up to create just the look you want.  Here, I used it for the 1974 BeForever Character, Julie Albright.

 

Find tutorials for other ways to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns for your Julie Doll HERE.

This top is very simple.  I only made one change to the pattern- I cut off about 1 1/2 inches from the hem.  I added a little bit of crochet trim, and Julie has a perfect tunic to wear with her bell bottoms.

Doll clothes for American Girl doll Julie

See more ways to make the Sunshine Dress here and here, and find more fashions for the 70s and Julie Albright here and here.

Find the Sunshine Dress Pattern for 18 inch Dolls here (other sizes also available.)

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Jumping Jack Outfit for Dolls

Jumping Jack sewing pattern for dolls (3)

The Jumping Jack Jumper sewing pattern is a great value.  It includes three patterns:  long sleeve knit shirt, wide leg shorts, and a reversible, open sided, jumper that buttons to the shorts or is held on with a belt for a fake dress look. You doll goes from casual to cute in just a few minutes!Jumping Jack sewing pattern for dolls in blue fox fabric

Jumping Jack 1970 inspired doll outfit sewing pattern (3)Jumping Jack 1970s outfit jumper sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

This pattern is also available for smaller dolls like Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls.Jumping Jack Sewing patterns for doll clothes by OH Sew Kat!Two dolls in blue Jumping Jack outfits

Find both sizes in my Etsy shop and sew up a Jumping Jack outfit for your doll today!  Visit and follow my JUMPING JACK idea board on Pinterest.

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Sewing for dolls: Jumping Jack Jumper Set for Julie Albright

Does Julie Albright from American Girl® live at your house?  The new Jumping Jack pattern is based on a 1974 design and would be perfect for Julie’s wardrobe.  With three mix and match pieces (a turtleneck shirt, shorts, and a reversible jumper), she’s ready for school or play.  I think it could also make a cute sunsuit!  Make your own Julie (or any of her friends) a new outfit today!

Sewing pattern for doll clothes for Julie

Matching pattern for Wellie Wishers will be published next week!Sewing patterns for doll clothes by OH Sew Kat! (8)Julie Albright American Girl Doll in a 1970s pantskirt outfit with turtleneck shirt and shorts.

I was saving this groovy fabric for the perfect project! I think Julie looks great, what do you think?  Note:  I used her belt from her classic meet outfit to complete the look!  Download the Jumping Jack sewing pattern and make your Julie a groovy outfit today!

Find more photos of the Jumping Jack pattern here and here.

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American Girl doll Julie Albright sewing patterns

Tester Tuesday: Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set

Jumping Jack Sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls

Jumping Jack is a 1970s based pattern that takes on a modern and fun flare.  A knit turtleneck shirt and wide shorts are cute on their own, but add an “over the head” (reversible) jumper that buttons to the shorts (or is held in place with a belt) and it’s an instant jumper!  When I was young, we probably called them pantskirts!

Here are a few photos of my amazing testers’ Jumping Jack outfits.  Photo credits:  Jenny Swann, Carly Gebert, Nicole Rhodes, Sandy O’Malley, Edith Sheluga and Ashley Crawe.  The tunic can be put on your doll with cute buttons or a tie or belt.  Doll sized elastic headbands work great too!  😉  Find this new pattern HERE.

Jumping Jack sewing pattern doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

This belt is reversible too!

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Jumping Jack Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

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Come back next week to see the holiday Jumping Jacks!

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Style it Up! HalterAlls for Dolls

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HalterAlls for Dolls is one of my very best selling patterns. With just two pattern pieces, and an easy “ribbon tie” option, it’s so quick and easy for craft show sellers and a great project for beginner seamstresses alike.  Use your imagination to style up this simple frock and make it uniquely your own!  Long or short, you can whip up at least two of these from a fat quarter of cotton fabric and be stocked and ready to go for all of your fall craft shows in no time.

Find and download the digital pattern HalterAlls in four sizes here.  (18 inch dolls, Wellie Wishers, Bitty Baby and Animators are all available in my Etsy shop, and on YouCanMakeThis.com and PixieFaire.com.

Ribbons and Lace by Sonya Finley:

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Pretty Pockets and Cuffs by Amy Violet’s:HalterAlls sewing pattern for American Girl dolls

Applique by SewDolledUP81:halteralls-for-bitty-dolls-29

And here, I brought the neck ties around to the front (they were lined in contrasting fabric) and added a flower accent:

Saige Girl of the Year American Girl doll halter outfit sewing pattern

What can you add to your HalterAlls?  A cute belt?  A bow? Pretty lace or piping?  How about a pocket? Download the PDF sewing pattern today and whip one up tonight!

HalterAlls sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl

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