Perfect School Portrait Day Outfits for Dolls

It’s that time of year again- are your dollies heading back to school too? Use Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns to stitch them up some cute new fashions for the fall and for them to look their best in this year’s school portraits and class photos!


Make Picture Perfect Doll Clothes with Easy Patterns from Oh Sew Kat!


Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice is prefect for your favorite school photo outfits.

The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle gives you options and options and options to create your very own, photo perfect look! Shirley made these darling blue and green dresses and then added all the accessories. See the four different outfits she created in “can’t miss” POST. Pin these images to easily find them later!

Make pretty dresses for your Wellie Wishers dolls with easy to sew beginner level patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Fall Fashions for Dolls- Picture Perfect!

The Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt looks great with the jumper, or even on its own too. Emily and Kelly are ready for picture day in their cute, fox print outfits. The Jumping Jack pattern offers three pieces: long sleeve turtleneck, flared shorts, and a reversible, open sided jumper that attaches with a belt or buttons to the shorts. Cute socks and boots complete the look! See more fun ways to make this pattern HERE and HERE.

American Girl Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for beginning level sewing.  Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to make your own 18 inch doll clothes.  #18inchdoll


Dress your 18 inch doll for her school portrait with a pretty, new dress!

Spring Shine Dress Sewing Pattern

Kelly is ready for her picture day in a black gingham Spring Shine Dress. This dress pattern can also be made as a cute top. See more ideas for the Spring Shine Dress here, here, and here. It’s also available for Wellie Wisher sized dolls.

American Girl Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for beginning level sewing.  Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns to make your own 18 inch doll clothes.  #18inchdoll

Backyard Bibs- an easy pattern for picture perfect outfits for dolls

Blaire’s blue bee skirtalls are perfect for school picture day. This pattern is super quick to sew and has four options- shorts, capris and two skirt versions. Find the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE. You can purchase just the bibs, or find it bundled with the Playtime Peasant Top to complete the outfit.

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

The School Bell Blouse, available in 3 doll sizes, offers a loose fitting woven top with pretty flared sleeves. Use THIS TUTORIAL to make into a pretty dress too!! See more ideas for the School Bell Blouse HERE. Lanie has her blouse with a Sixth Grade Skirt, while I made Kendall’s blouse into a dress!

Get your dolls ready for back to school with easy Fashion outfits you sew yourself! Easy beginner PDF sewing patterns for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls from OhSewKat! Free pattern! #backtoschool #autumncrafts #18inchdolls #dollclothes #ohsewkat #14inchdolls #dolldress #welliewishers

Find the School Bell Blouse pattern HERE.

Sew a doll dress for your American Girl Wellie Wishers doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #welliewishers #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

What will your doll wear this year for her school photo?



Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Ruffle it Up! Add Hemline Ruffles to Sewing Patterns to Create a new Look

With Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns, it’s SEW easy to take a basic skirt or dress pattern, and step it up with a cute ruffle at the hem. This is also a great trick for any time a dress or skirt turns out shorter than you’d like it to be.

Add a lace or ruffled hem to your Doll Dresses and Skirts

Use lace as a ruffle! Gathered lace is absolutely the easiest way to add a pretty hem to your skirt or dress. Attach the lace when you create the hem, so the ends will be finished in with the back edges for a clean look. Look for lace in different colors for even more options!

Riley’s unicorn dress was made with the Spring Shine Dress pattern.

Make a doll dress for your 18 inch doll with the flutter sleeve Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern from oh sew kat! It's easy to DIY your own doll clothes and be a fashion designer~

The Backyard Bibs pattern, with the gathered skirt option, is super cute with a lace hem!!

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns


Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.


Add a ruffle to a doll skirt or dress

Another easy way to add a ruffle is to purchase trim that is already gathered. This polka dot trim was quickly added to the Sixth Grade Skirt with almost no work at all! It looks so sweet! Find more information on how to do this in THIS POST.

Try Oh Sew Kat! simple sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and WellieWishers. Easy skirt pattern can be made in less than two hours. Try a freebie at ohsewkat.com. #easysewingpattern #dollclothes #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

It’s easy to add a ruffled hem to a peasant style doll top Dress

Nicki’s dress was made using the Playtime Peasant Top. I cut the top as usual, but instead of hemming it, I added a small ruffle. Read more, and see more photos in THIS POST.

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

Adding a fabric ruffle is also very simple. Figure out how wide you want the ruffle when it’s done (usually 3/4th to 1 1/4th inch depending on doll size.) You can also shorten the skirt by this same length to keep the finished length the same- but sometimes a ruffle is the perfect solution if a doll skirt ends up too short for your liking.

Double this number and add 1/2 inch for your seam allowances. This will be your WIDTH. Cut the length one and a half to two times as long as the skirt. The longer the length, the more ruffled your hem will be. Fold your fabric with wrong sides together the long way and press. This pressed side becomes your bottom hem. Gather the raw edges and attach to the hem of your skirt with right sides together. Easy peasy, right?

Kendall’s dress (made by Julie H of SewDolledUp81) was made using the Spring Shine Dress.

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 simple skirt or dress spectacular with an easy hem ruffle.



Can’t get enough ruffles? Be sure to check out the Boardwalk Boutique Halter and Capri pattern, and the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt and give your ruffling skills more practice!

Use the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern to make a cute nightdress. Add a big ruffle to the bottom and it becomes a gorgeous nightgown! See more in THIS POST.

Make a nightgown for your 18 inch doll like American Girl or Our Generation with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #nightgown #ohsewkat #18inchdolls

This pumpkin jumper was made with the Boardwalk Boutique Pattern. Use the longer cutting line and add a ruffle for a cute jumper! See more photos in THIS POST.

18 inch doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Boardwalk Boutique is easy and quick to sew! Free skirt pattern for 18 inch sized dolls.

Any skirt or dress can have a ruffled hem. Be creative and mix and match your fabrics. Visit the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas! Download and sew these easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for your dolls today!



Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make Doll Sized Graphic Tees with your Cricut or Cameo Machine.

Make graphic tees for dolls with HTV and a cricut machine. Easy tutorial by OH Sew Kat. Find sewing patterns for popular sized doll clothes.

Please note: This tutorial includes affiliate links. See my policy HERE. This tutorial will also work with other e-cutter machines like Cameo and Scan n Cut (plus more), but it is written for the Cricut machine.

Make your doll a graphic tee shirt to fit your mood and your style.

Make graphic tees for dolls with HTV and a cricut machine. Easy tutorial by OH Sew Kat. Find sewing patterns for popular sized doll clothes.

I found this baseball graphic in the Cricut Design catalog. When I choose a design for a graphic tee for a doll, I look for bold designs with simple details. Fewer colors is a plus as well. If the letters are thin, they may be too hard to read or get messed up in weeding because it is such a small size.

SUPPLIES NEEDED: HEAT TRANSFER VINYL. You can find it on Amazon as well as from Cricut.

Tutorial: Set up your graphics on Design Space & Prepare Your Materials to Cut

  1. Using Design Space, set up your design. For an 18″ doll, I try to keep my designs within a 3 x 2 inch rectangle as the shirts are not very big. Use a smaller area for smaller dolls to keep the graphics in proportion to their size.
  2. Once your design is set up, you need to either reverse it so it’s now backwards, or use the “Mirror” button before cutting. Heat transfer vinyl comes on a “carrier sheet” and this carrier sheet holds your pieces of your design in place and together as you to put the HTV against the fabric. It will be sticky enough to hold your design in place while you press and will peel off after pressing.
  3. Check your cut settings (heat transfer vinyl or iron on setting on your machine), cut your design, and weed off (pull off) the HTV that surrounds the design, so all that is left on the clear carrier sheet is the design pieces you actually want on your shirt. Be sure to get the little bits inside your round letters if you have any words in your design. If the design is multiple colors, cut each one and weed it individually. When you lay it on the shirt, sticky side down, it should now read correctly.
  4. You will press your design from the bottom layer to the top layer, pressing each one individually. The bottom layer is often the biggest, and it will be closest to the shirt. Figure out your pressing order and line up your layers so you don’t make a mistake. For example, for the Captain America logo, I pressed the layers in this order: large red circle, large white circle, small red circle, navy blue circle, white star. Because these shirts are small, it’s easy to eyeball the placement, and I just used my regular iron. If you have a very intricate design, consider using registration marks to line everything up correctly. There are lots of videos on YouTube® on how to do this.
  5. Fold your tee shirt in half to mark the center and press it with your finger. Do the same for the bottom layer of your design. Place the design, carrier sheet sticky side down, onto the shirt, cover with a teflon sheet, and press quickly. Remove the carrier sheet. The type of shirt and type of HTV will determine the temperature and timing for pressing. If you have a lot of layers, you may not want to press each layer for the full time as the layers will be pressed again with each layer. Give the last layer a good 10 seconds of press.
  6. Working from the bottom layer to the top, continue to add each layer and press it in place. You can add multiple colors at one time, but only if the carrier sheets do not overlap. Use a teflon sheet over your design as you work. If you are using any kind of metallic, hologram, or glitter HTV, that layer must be the very top layer or it will not stay pressed in the long run.

Let your dolls speak for themselves with graphic tees made with HTV on a Cricut or Cameo machine.

Make adorable Captain American dress bibs with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew printable PDF sewing patterns are available for dolls in 5 sizes.

This Captain America logo was created with simple shapes in Design Space. I just layered circles together with a star on top.

Use your Cricut Machine to make your own doll sized graphic tee shirts and outfits.

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

This snowflake was cut from glitter vinyl and is much more sparkly than the photo shows. I found the design in the Cricut catalog. I have a subscription to Cricut’s Access– so I can use any designs marked with the “a” whenever I want, instead of having to purchase designs individually. So far, I’ve always been able to find something that I could use for any project I have worked on. Once it was pressed, I added to it with blue crystals for even more of an effect. (Find them in the craft store scrapbook aisle.) Each one you create will be unique and special!

Heat Transfer Vinyl comes in a large selection of colors and finishes. Try a few in doll scale to add your own personal touch to doll fashions you make or you buy.

You can find premade doll tees on Amazon HERE and THIS SELECTION offers a nice variety of HTV to give you lots of options when you start out. (I prefer SISER Easyweed HTV over some others.

In addition to my cricut machines, I also own two Cameo machines. The results will be the same, no matter which machine you own or use. The Silhouette software works very much the same, and you need to mirror your HTV designs as well. Have fun creating a new doll wardrobe with your choice of fun graphics!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Animators’ Dolls in Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern

It’s Tester Tuesday! Today’s feature is the popular Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! sized for 16 inch princess dolls like Animators’. These adorable outfits were sewn by the talented Chris Lambrechts. Her fashions use the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Both patterns are also available in other popular doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.

Tea anyone? Isn’t this outfit cute with contrasting waistband and straps, plus a cute bow accent!

Make easy overalls for girl and boy animators dolls with this digital PDF sewing pattern from OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level doll clothes patterns for animators like Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel. #animators #dollclothes

The apple of my eye: Add a cute pocket to the front of the bibs. The pocket piece is included in the pattern!

Make easy overalls for girl and boy animators dolls with this digital PDF sewing pattern from OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level doll clothes patterns for animators like Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel. #animators #dollclothes

Backyard Bibs is the perfect canvas to show off your own artwork- whether it’s painting, embroidery, applique, or heat transfer vinyl.

Make easy overalls for girl and boy animators dolls with this digital PDF sewing pattern from OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level doll clothes patterns for animators like Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel. #animators #dollclothes

Or use the Backyard Bibs just to show off your favorite, cute fabrics. Rapunzel looks like she is ready to play this spring. She’s wearing a Popsicle Top under her shorts bibs.

Make easy overalls for girl and boy animators dolls with this digital PDF sewing pattern from OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level doll clothes patterns for animators like Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel. #animators #dollclothes

Thank you to Chris for sharing her wonderful sewing talent with us. What style will you make your Backyard Bibs for Animators?

Find the Backyard Bibs in other popular doll sizes HERE. See more ideas for your sewing projects in the inspiration gallery.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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

Where to buy Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns for dolls


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.

Oh Sew Kat! on You Can Make This

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
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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!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Backyard Bibs in Beautiful Blue Bees for Blaire

The Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls is so fun to sew! I like to make them two or three at a time.

Backyard Bibs with Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing pattern for dolls.

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

I added lace to the hem and made the waistband from a contrasting fabric. Blaire is also wearing a Playtime Peasant Top which completes the outfit. Both the gingham and white look so great I just can’t pick! Maybe white for spring, and gingham for fall!

Sew easy overalls and skirtalls with the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern.

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

Are your dolls ready for spring? They will be in their cute Backyard Bibs.

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns
Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

Find the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch Dolls HERE.

Find the Playtime Peasant Top Sewing pattern for 18 inch Dolls HERE.

Find the two patterns bundled together HERE.

See more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE and HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make an Easter Outfit for Wellie Wisher Sized Dolls with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern

Make an Easter Outfit for Wellie Wisher Sized Dolls with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern

There is still time to make your Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls® sized dolls a bunny themed outfit for Easter. The Backyard Bibs is quick to sew and lots of fun to mix and match your fabrics with. It’s available in five popular doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.

Make an Easter outfit for your wellie wishers dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

The Backyard Bibs is a quick and easy sewing pattern for your Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls sized dolls.

This cute bunny fabric is available at Walmart for just 97 cents per fat quarter. I could easily get two outfits from one piece of fabric. Camille is happy in her bunny dress!

Camille’s pink peasant top was made using the Playtime Peasant Top pattern. You can buy it bundled with the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE.

Make an Easter outfit for your wellie wishers dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Make an Easter Outfit for your doll with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern.

Make an Easter outfit for your wellie wishers dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Are you sewing something special for the girls and dolls in your life this Easter? Find more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery and find more Easter dresses are HERE and HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Step it Up! Series: Make a Sleeveless Doll Top with the School Bell Blouse Pattern Hack

Your Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns can just be the starting point for so many more outfits to make for your dolls.  One advantage of using PDF digital patterns, instead of commercial, tissue patterns, are they are much simpler to print a new copy, and make a few tweaks, to make something a little different than the original pattern design. You can find a long list of easy pattern hacks of Oh Sew Kat! patterns on the Tutorials Page.

Try this fun pattern hack to make a sleeveless blouse for your 18 inch Doll.

This post will show you how to take my popular fall long sleeve blouse pattern, the School Bell Blouse, and make an easy, breezy sleeveless top for warmer weather too!  Now you can use this pattern all year long!

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

See more ways to change up the look of the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here. The School Bell Blouse is available in 3 sizes. This hack will work the same for all three.

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse for DIY doll clothes. #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #sewingpattern #dollclothes

Purchase the pattern here or on other sites where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

To make the School Bell into a sleeveless blouse, you really just need to make one change to the pattern.  You can use either View A, the pleated neck top, or View B, the peplum top for this pattern hack.

View A:  Make Sleeveless School Bell Blouse with a Pleated Neck.

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

View A:  Pleated Neck Sleeveless Top:

  1.  Cut out the front and back for the top of your main fabric. Do not cut out the sleeves or the facing.  Cut out an additional front and back using the pattern pieces from view B. This will act as the lining (inside) for your top.
  2. Serge or zig zag stitch the bottom edges of the lining front and back.
  3. Create the neckline pleat as directed in the pattern.  Press.
  4. Sew the fronts to backs at shoulders as stated in the directions and press seams open.  Do the same for the lining pieces. (Main fabric to main fabric and lining fabric to lining fabric.)
  5. With right sides together, pin the lining to the main fabric at the neckline and arm holes.  Stitch, clip curves, press, and turn to right side.  Press well.  (Note:  this turning to the right side can be tricky with smaller doll sizes.  See this tutorial and this one to see the ways and tools I use if you start to have trouble. Just take your time.)
  6. With right sides together, open up side seams and pin them together.  Stitch as one seam (you are stitching the main fabric front to the main fabric back, and the lining fabric front to the lining fabric back in this step.)
  7. Pull it down, right sides, out and press arm hole if needed.
  8. Hem and finish the back opening according to the pattern directions.

View B:  Make a Sleeveless School Bell Blouse with Peplum Skirt

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your welliewishers doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

View B:  Peplum Top:

  1.  Cut out the peplum, two front pieces and two back pieces.  Do not cut out the sleeves or the facing.  Your additional front and back pieces will act as the lining of your top.
  2. Serge or zig zag stitch the bottom edges of the lining front and back.
  3. Sew the fronts to backs at shoulders as stated in the directions and press seams open.  Do the same for the lining pieces. (Main fabric to main fabric and lining fabric to lining fabric.)
  4. With right sides together, pin the lining to the main fabric at the neckline and arm holes.  Stitch, clip curves, press, and turn to right side.  Press well.  (Note:  this turning to the right side can be tricky with smaller doll sizes.  See this tutorial and this one to see the ways and tools I use if you start to have trouble. Just take your time.)
  5. With right sides together, open up side seams and pin them together.  Stitch as one seam (you are stitching the main fabric front to the main fabric back, and the lining fabric front to the lining fabric back in this step.)
  6. Pull it down, right sides out, and press arm hole if needed.
  7. Attach the peplum, sew the hem, and finish the back opening according to the pattern directions.
Sew a doll dress for your American Girl doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

You can also make a sleeveless version of the School Bell Blouse Dress, by combining this pattern hack with this one.

Find more ideas for the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here.  What will your doll wear today?  Find the patterns at the links below.

School Bell Blouse Pattern for 18 inch Dolls (like American Girl®

School Bell Blouse Pattern for 14.5 inch Dolls (like Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls)

School Bell Blouse Pattern for 16 inch Animators’ Dolls

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat! Shop Feature: Etsy

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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ETSY

The full catalog of all Oh Sew Kat! patterns is always found at Etsy.com.  This is normally the only shop to find every single Oh Sew Kat! pattern.  This site is simple to navigate, gives you different options to pay (credit card, etsy gift cards, and paypal), and your patterns remain in your library forever.  Once you place your order (all orders are digital files- no physical patterns will be sent,) you will get an email confirming your purchase with the link to download your file and save it to your computer.  You can also log into your account, and find your patterns in your profile, under PURCHASES and REVIEWS.

My etsy shop also has a selection of bundled patterns, to save you more when you purchase multiple patterns. Some bundles are by size (all for 18 inch dolls for example), some are for the same pattern in multiple sizes.  Be sure to check out all the options HERE.   See more bundles in THIS POST.


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