As a pattern designer for doll clothes patterns, I rely very heavily on the work of my tester group. These women fearlessly sew my “not quite ready for prime time” patterns and let me know how they work, how they fit, and if there need to be any tweaks. I’d be lost without them and really appreciate the time and effort they give me on each and every pattern.
Shirley has tested for me for a few years. Her creativity is unmatched and her beautiful photos show the attention to detail she puts into every single outfit. Stop by and visit her Etsy Shop to see what she has for sale. The Playground Pants pattern is designed for cotton fabric, but as you can see, it’s beautiful is soft knits as well.
Find the pattern for A Girl for All Time® Dolls HERE.
Love this cute little ruffle at the top of the pocket!
I used this TUTORIAL to add the pretty neck ruffle for a fun, new twist! It’s amazing how a basic peasant blouse is completely transformed by a simple ruffle and some spectacular fabric. The best part? This top is a super quick sew so you can easily make up one or two in a naptime!
To see more of the gorgeous dresses below from this same fabric, click HERE.
Bring on the PUMPKIN SPICE!!! A brand New Sewing Pattern is now available- get your Wellie Wisher dolls ready for the cool, fall weather with this easy, pull on style jumper. Make it reversible and get two dresses in one!
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! 🙂
Make Beautiful Fall Dresses for Dolls with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!
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).
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?
Fall Fashions for 18 inch Dolls- Beautiful in Batik!
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.
Find easy sewing patterns for doll clothes at 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.
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!
Make the Playtime Peasant Top with long sleeves with elastic at the wrist. This classic look works for both historical and modern outfits.
Playtime Peasant Top with short sleeves with elastic. Add lace to a skirt with this easy TUTORIAL. This outfit below, and Julie’s outfit above are both very easy to complete and can be done in an afternoon.
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!
Oh Sew Kat! are easy sewing patterns for beginners to make their own doll clothes.
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~~
This is an easy to sew PDF pattern for 18 inch doll clothes.
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
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 of dolls in just one afternoon. The Four Season Skirt pattern is FREE right here.
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.
Are your kiddos ready to head back to school? Their doll friends will be with these cute outfits you made yourself!!
Get your dolls ready to head back to school with easy fashions from Oh Sew Kat! Sewing Patterns.
See more Simple Sweet Tee Ideas here and here, and the Four Season Skirt is here.
As it is such a simple dress, The Sunshine Dress sewing pattern 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. Click here to see more Sunshine Dresses.
Make a tunic top for your 70s Doll – Julie
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.