Make it Monday: Doll Scale Bandana Fabric

American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat

Doll scale bandana fabric can be hard to find. A few years back, my Walmart had some in just a few colors. I’ve not seen it in a long time, and wish I had purchased more, because it’s such a short cut to making western style doll outfits!! Above, Kelly’s blue outfit is actually two pieces- The free FOUR SEASON SKIRT and the Playtime Peasant Blouse. The cowboy hat and boots are made by American Girl® and are part of Nicki Fleming’s collection.

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.

Melody’s top is reversible and so so so quick to make. Use the Picnic Play pattern and pair it with Sandbox Shorts for a quick summer outfit.

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Use THIS TUTORIAL to make a cute Playtime Peasant Top Dress. In this red bandana fabric, it takes on a western vibe especially when you add the boots! I also added a sparkly elastic belt using this tutorial.

Make a Country western cowgirl outfit for 18 inch dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat. #ohsewkat #playtimepeasant #sewingpattern #freeskirt #freepattern #easytutorial

Grace’s pink outfits is one of my favorites. It is also made with the free PDF pattern, the FOUR SEASON SKIRT and the the Playtime Peasant Top. I added the lace to the skirt and you can find the tutorial HERE.

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
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Blaire Wilson – Girl of the Year – Bee Skirt and Top Outfit

Blaire Wilson is the newest doll made by American Girl®.  She is the 2019 Girl of the Year doll- which usually means she and her collection are only available in 2019.  The GOTY creates a fun buzz in the doll community as her collection is unveiled.  Blaire’s a NY girl- living on a farm to table Bed and Breakfast.

Make a bee skirt for Blaire with the Four Season Skirt free sewing pattern.

When you purchase your 18 inch dolls, they come fully dressed in what is called their “meet” outfit.  Blaire’s meet outfit is a cheery white sundress covered in bumblebees and purple sandals.   Our January weather is a little chilly, so I got to work to create an outfit she might find a little more comfortable.

Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

The Jumping Jack 3 in 1 jumper set includes the pattern for a universal, knit turtleneck shirt. This go to staple fits any doll’s wardrobe, and can be worn with all kinds of outfits from jeans to skirts.  I found this adorable bee fabric at Hobby Lobby, and used the Four Season Skirt pattern (find it FREE HERE) for a quick project!

Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

The Four Season Skirt is a free PDF sewing pattern that is quick and easy.

The Four Season Skirt is a great beginner project, especially for girls that want to learn to sew. It doesn’t use pattern pieces- just measure out two rectangles of fabric and some 1/4th inch elastic and off you go! Blaire is much happier in a warm shirt and boots!  See more about Blaire HERE, and find lots of ideas for her wardrobe in the Inspiration Gallery.

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Here is a closer view of her daisy necklace.  The local craft stores have wonderful selections of charms and beads in their jewelry and scrapbooking sections, at a very low price point.  These little ball chains were already precut (key chains?), but you can easily cut your own from a roll, so I just put the daisy on it and completed Blaire’s outfit.  Find bee themed charms online here: AD:  https://amzn.to/2CUZVsg and the keychains here: https://amzn.to/2VyJSaO.

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Download a free skirt pattern for your 18 inch doll, 14.5 inch doll, and disney princess doll at ohsewkat.com. More patterns and sizes available. #freesewingpattern #dollpattern #18inchdoll

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Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

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 cute skirt for your American Girl doll or Wellie Wishers with a free pattern from OH Sew Kat. Print at home digital patterns are easy to sew for beginners. #dollpattern #freepattern #skirt #americangirldoll #ohsewkat
Make a sparkly snowflake tee shirt for your 18 inch doll with this quick and easy HTV tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find more sewing patterns for American Girl dolls (free skirt pattern) at www.ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #cricuttutorial #dollteeshirt #htvtutorial #dollcraft
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Make a Country Western Outfit for Your Doll- with a Free Skirt Pattern

It’s easy to make these adorable, country and western inspired outfits for your dolls like Tenney Grant or any of her friends!

Two dolls wearing clothes made of pink bandana fabric with denim and lace accents

I bought this cute bandana fabric at Walmart.  They offer it in fat quarters in quite a few colors. I wanted to make some country and western inspired fashions!

I started with the simple peasant top in the Playtime Peasant Top pattern.  I made one top with short sleeves, and two others with long sleeves. Both are included in the pattern.

18 inch doll in western bandana outfit with cowboy hat

Grace Thomas doll in bandana peasant top with blonde 18 inch doll in skirt and blouse

American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat

Get the FREE Skirt Pattern

I made both skirts here using this TUTORIAL and the FOUR SEASON SKIRT.  Mix and match your denim and lace layers to create your own style of skirt!  You can also use the skirt pattern in the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt.  They are very similar.   I added an easy elastic belt to complete the look.  The hat and boots are from American Girl® and belong to the Nicki Fleming GOTY collection.

I simply cut a triangle of fabric from my leftover scraps for the pink bandana, and dressed my dolls with hats and boots.  I think they look ready for some square dancing, don’t you?

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Lace Skirt Country Western Doll Clothes by Oh Sew Kat patterns

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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OSK Pattern Hack: Tweak your Popsicle Top to a Midriff Top

Today I was sewing up these fab glitter jeans as a pattern test.  (They are the new CowGirl Ranch Chaps from an amazing new designer, 18onMain).  This pattern is so well done, with such incredible detail and photography.  I made mine without the sewn in chaps (no horses in this neighborhood!) so next time I might make the hem a little longer, but the attached belt won’t get lost and this was my first time ever making doll sized belt loops.  I love how they turned out!

Make a cute crop top for your 18 inch doll with the easy, reversible PDF sewing pattern, Popsicle Top, by Oh Sew Kat! Find a large selection of doll clothes digital PDF patterns in my Etsy SHop.

Make a crop top for your doll with the Popsicle Top sewing pattern

Make a cute midriff crop top for 18 inch dolls with the easy Popsicle Top PDF sewing pattern by OhSewKat.
Make a cute midriff crop top for 18 inch dolls with the easy Popsicle Top PDF sewing pattern by OhSewKat.

18 inch Doll Crop Top Tutorial

I wanted to photograph the jeans but even my short little Popsicle Top was covering up the cute waistband. Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave, you’ve probably noticed that midriff tops are really in lately!  Lots of belly buttons on display this summer.  Well, Lanie doesn’t have a belly button, but her new top is pretty cute, nonetheless.

To make your Popsicle Top into a midriff length one, simply cut 1 inch off all of your pattern pieces.  Follow the instructions for the Popsicle Top. Because I didn’t want mine to be reversible or trimmed, I simply cleaned finished the hem and turned it up 1/4 inch.

Make a cute midriff crop top for 18 inch dolls with the easy Popsicle Top PDF sewing pattern by OhSewKat.
Make a cute midriff crop top for 18 inch dolls with the easy Popsicle Top PDF sewing pattern by OhSewKat.
Make a cute midriff crop top for 18 inch dolls with the easy Popsicle Top PDF sewing pattern by OhSewKat.
Make a cute midriff crop top for 18 inch dolls with the easy Popsicle Top PDF sewing pattern by OhSewKat.
Make a cute midriff crop top for 18 inch dolls with the easy Popsicle Top PDF sewing pattern by OhSewKat.

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Make a cute midriff crop top for 18 inch dolls with the easy Popsicle Top PDF sewing pattern by OhSewKat.

After the fact, I decided to try one more tweak. I threaded about 8 inches of 1/4 inch elastic into my hem, and it ended up like this!   Two cute options for more summer fun from one pattern.  Click here to get your pdf Popsicle Top pattern and get sewing today!

Maybe you noticed Lanie’s sparkly headband?  The fabric stores are stocked with fun print and sparkle elastic and fold-over elastic.  I bought mine at Hancock’s- and it makes a super, simple headband when you sew a 10 inch piece together in a loop.  Hint:  It also makes a cute belt!

Make a headband for 18 inch dolls with fold over elastic and sewing patterns from Oh Sew kat.

See more country and western outfits for dolls here .   See more ideas for the easy Popsicle Top pattern HERE, and if you love the ease of Fold Over Elastic, see other projects to make with it HERE and HERE.

Make today SEW great!

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