My Favorite Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for Fall

What are the best dressed dolls wearing this fall? What are the hottest sellers at local craft fairs? What outfits are your girls hoping to find under the tree this year? Read on for Kat’s favorite four patterns to sew this fall for your dolls.



Find the four best doll clothes sewing patterns for fall doll clothes and holiday gift giving from Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew, beginner level PDF patterns for 14 to 18 inch dolls.

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Fall: School Dance Dress

The School Dance Dress has lots of options and looks great using the same or contrasting fabric. Shown here in Vera Bradley fabric, the princess seams (one of three options for the front of the dress) give the dress a soft flair. Find the pattern HERE and see more ways to sew this basic, long sleeved dress HERE.



Vera Bradley School Dance Dresses. Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by OH Sew Kat. Digital PDF patterns in popular doll sizes.
Make a holiday dress for your 18 inch doll with this easy School Dance Dress Sewing Pattern from OhSewKat! #dollclothes #sewingpattern #holidaydress #18inches

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Fall: School Bell Blouse

With a pretty pleat at the neck and pleats along the sleeves,this boho styled blouse is perfect for the cool, crisp days of fall. The School Bell Blouse can be made with a soft flair at the waist, or add a cute peplum skirt for a completely different look. Find the pattern HERE in three sizes and see the Inspiration Gallery HERE. Use this pattern hack and this one to make a cute dress with the same pattern!

Make a long sleeved blouse for your 18 inch doll with the School Bell Blouse PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew kat!
Make a sweet, Valentine dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl Blaire Wilson with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #blairewilson #sewingpattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat
Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Fall: Playground Pants

I love the Playground Pants pattern. With a loose fit, fun side pockets, and an option for patchwork, they make a cute addition to your doll’s wardrobe for fall. Pair them with a School Bell Blouse or a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt. These pants are also great for boy doll clothes! Find the pattern HERE and visit THIS LINK to see the Inspiration Gallery for this pattern.



Make a simple pair of pants for your A Girl for All Time Doll with the easy Playground Pants PDF Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Other styles and sizes available on Etsy. #agirlforalltime #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #ohsewkat #bex

Photo Credit: Doll Clothes by Shirley.

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Fall: Easy Up! Jumper

The Easy Up! Jumper pattern got its name from the ease of dressing the doll by simply pulling the jumper up over her feet. It’s a double bonus because the pattern is super easy to make too! Here, Maryellen’s jumper has a Jumping Jack Turtleneck underneath- you can also make the jumper reversible! This dress has hounds tooth on one side and pumpkins on the other! The straps can also be made with Fold Over Elastic to be even “easier”. Find the pattern HERE and check the Inspiration Gallery HERE.



Classic houndstooth jumper for 18 inch dolls- make it with the Easy Up Sewing Pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat
Sew a pumpkin spice jumper for your 18 inch doll with the Easy Up! PDF sewing pattern for dolls from OhSewKat. Easy beginner level pattern is quick to sew, make it reversible. #dollclothes #fallcraftproject

Make your doll a fun new outfit for fall with these favorite sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!



Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New Wellie Wishers Sewing Pattern – Easy Up! Jumper now available

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!

Easy Up! Jumper beginner sewing pattern from OhSewKat! Easy to sew 14 inch doll clothes in many styles. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #welliewishers #americangirldoll #sewingpattern

Make a fall jumper for 14.5 inch Wellie Wisher sized dolls.

Easy Up! Jumper beginner sewing pattern from OhSewKat! Easy to sew 14 inch doll clothes in many styles. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #welliewishers #americangirldoll #sewingpattern

Easy to sew doll clothes for your Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls with this easy pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Easy Up! Jumper beginner sewing pattern from OhSewKat! Easy to sew 14 inch doll clothes in many styles. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #welliewishers #americangirldoll #sewingpattern

This pattern is perfect for beginners. Put it on your doll with a turtleneck from the Jumping Jack pattern or a Simple, Sweet Tee.

Easy Up! Jumper beginner sewing pattern from OhSewKat! Easy to sew 14 inch doll clothes in many styles. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #welliewishers #americangirldoll #sewingpattern

New jumper sewing pattern for 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls: Easy Up! Jumper

Find this fun, new pattern HERE for Wellie Wishers and also fits Hearts for Hearts dolls.  Find it HERE for the 18 inch dolls.

You can also purchase it as a bundle with the 18 inch doll size, or bundled with the Jumping Jack (turtleneck) pattern for a little extra savings.

Easy Up! Jumper beginner sewing pattern from OhSewKat! Easy to sew 14 inch doll clothes in many styles. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #welliewishers #americangirldoll #sewingpattern

See more ways to sew the Easy Up! Jumper here and here.

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 14-15 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make Welliewisher sized doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.
Easy sewing pattern for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls 14 inch dolls- Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #dollclothes
Wellie Wishers sewing pattern to make a dress or top with placket and flutter sleeves. Easy beginner level sewing patterns to diy your own doll clothes for 14 and 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #dollclothes #sewingpattern
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

A few Easter Dresses for your Dolls – Made with Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Here are some more pretty Easter dresses to inspire your sewing as we get ready to leave March behind and head right into April and spring!! Soft pastels and bunnies are in season!

These dresses were made using the Sugar n Spice pattern. Find it in three sizes on Etsy. The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle gives you even more options to dress up your “dress”!

I used THIS TUTORIAL to make the plackets on the bodices before I attached it to the lining. For both dresses, I moved the fold line over 3/4th inch and added trim before I topstitched it down.  Try ric rac, lace trim, or piping.  Do not add anything to the bodice lining piece.  I suggest that if your bodice with the placket seewn doesn’t match the lining exactly, simply trim it to fit. (The lining is the true bodice size.)

Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat!  Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today.  Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks.  #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll

Find the Sugar n Spice pattern here.  The pink ruffled trim is Strawberry Slush ruffle elastic trim from Stampin’ Up! It’s not attached to Emily’s waist, I just added it on top like a belt and couldn’t really decide which way I liked it better, flipped up or down.  It was the perfect color!!

Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat!  Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today.  Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks.  #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll

Make Easter dresses for your 18 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

This bunny face print is just so much fun!!  I wanted to bring out the black face accents, so I chose a black gingham to accent it.  I love black and white with pops of color!

Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat!  Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today.  Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks.  #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll

I had a few different fat quarters that a friend picked up as a surprise for me at Walmart and it was fun to mix and match the prints.  At less than $4 for a yard of fabric, you can’t beat the price tag! (See my Valentine dresses also from Walmart fat quarter packs HERE.)My girls are ready for Easter.  Are yours?

American Girl dolls Easter Dresses

Sugar n Spice Dress for Wellie Wishers and Hearts for Hearts (available as dress only, or bundle file)

Sugar n Spice for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators

Sugar n Spice for 18 inch dolls like Our Generation and American Girl dolls

See more ideas to use your Sugar N Spice/Everything Nice pattern HERE!!

Make an Easter Dress for your 18 inch doll from American Girl with easy, digital PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress for wellie wishers also available. #easterdress #dollclothes

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 18 inch doll with easy PDF Sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download and sew today! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls
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Easter Dresses for your Dolls

Wow, is it me or does it feel like Easter is early this year? I was happily sewing shamrocks and then I looked at the calendar! Yep, Easter is in just two weeks!! If we blink, we just might miss it.  I wanted to share a little Easter inspiration if you are looking for something to fill a special someone’s Easter basket this year.

These dresses were made using the Sugar n Spice pattern. It’s available in three sizes (so far!) on Etsy.

Make an Easter Dress for your 18 inch doll from American Girl with easy, digital PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress for wellie wishers also available. #easterdress #dollclothes

Each season you can use the same dress- just add a different overskirt!! Isn’t this Henry Glass fabric just perfect for dolls?  Here I used the green and yellow dresses. But click HERE to see the Valentine version over a white dress.

Make an Easter Dress for your 18 inch doll from American Girl with easy, digital PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress for wellie wishers also available. #easterdress #dollclothes
Make an Easter Dress for your 18 inch doll from American Girl with easy, digital PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress for wellie wishers also available. #easterdress #dollclothes

Easter Dresses for Dolls with the Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern.

Make an Easter Dress for your 18 inch doll from American Girl with easy, digital PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress for wellie wishers also available. #easterdress #dollclothes

Choose a few solid colors and stitch up the Sugar N Spice dress.  Use your specialty fabric for a cute overskirt- a skirt and waistband…so quick and easy! Don’t forget the rest of the accessories included in the Everything Nice pattern or the Bundle (18 inch size).

Here’s the green dress again! With this pattern, I use the same dress over and over.  😉

Make an Easter Dress for your 18 inch doll from American Girl with easy, digital PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress for wellie wishers also available.  #easterdress #dollclothes

Sugar n Spice Dress for Wellie Wishers and Hearts for Hearts (available as dress only, or bundle file)

Sugar n Spice for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators

Sugar n Spice for 18 inch dolls like Our Generation and American Girl dolls

See more ideas to use your Sugar N Spice/Everything Nice pattern HERE!!

Click on the photos below to see more cute Easter dresses for dolls.

Easy Up! Easter jumper. Make a quick outfit for your American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from Ohsewkat

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 18 inch doll with easy PDF Sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download and sew today! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls
Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat! Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today. Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks. #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll
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Sewing Patterns for Wellie Wishers

Sewing patterns for wellie wishers and 18 inch American Girl dolls

It’s not too early to start planning spring wardrobes for your dolls and the girls that love them.  Easter feels like it’s early this year, so here are a few patterns that are perfect for Easter and spring.  Click on the pattern cover to purchase the sewing pattern and stitch one up this weekend!

OSK Party Time Peasant Dress WW Cover

Collage of four photos of Wellie WIshers dolls in ladybug dressesOSK Bloomer Buddies Cover WW

wellie wishers dolls in spring dresses

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern HalterAlls for Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Photo collage of 7 photos of dolls in overalls

Which one will you choose to make? All three of these patterns are also available for 18 inch dolls, Animators, and Bitty Baby.

Shop a large selection of doll clothes sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.

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Valentine’s Day Dress for Dolls

Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice!

Make an 18 inch Doll Dress for Valentine’s Day

Make a cute dress for your 18 inch doll for Valentine's day. The Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern's white dress can be worn for any holiday with a cute apron over the top. Find the Oh Sew Kat! pattern on Etsy. #valentinesdaydress #18inchdolls #americangirl #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

I found this rectangle of “beary” cute fabric on my sewing table, cut off of another project.  It was the perfect size to hem up, gather, and add a ribbon waistband to in order to make a simple, Valentine apron.  Riley is wearing it over the white Sugar n Spice dress I made last year. (Take some advice from me.  🙂  Spend a weekend and make a few Sugar N Spice dresses in three or four solid colors.  You’ll find you have the perfect dress to add just a little (and quick!) holiday accent to when the time comes just like I did here.  You can see the same white dress as an angel for Halloween HERE and under the black checks/bunny dress HERE.)

Easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for Valentine’s Day Dresses for Dolls

Make a cute dress for your 18 inch doll for Valentine's day. The Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern's white dress can be worn for any holiday with a cute apron over the top. Find the Oh Sew Kat! pattern on Etsy. #valentinesdaydress #18inchdolls #americangirl #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

DIY your 18″ doll clothes with PDF patterns from OH Sew Kat!

Make a cute dress for your 18 inch doll for Valentine's day. The Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern's white dress can be worn for any holiday with a cute apron over the top. Find the Oh Sew Kat! pattern on Etsy. #valentinesdaydress #18inchdolls #americangirl #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Find the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Pattern for 18 inch Dolls like American Girl®

Find the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Pattern for 14.5 inch Dolls like Wellie Wishers

Find the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Pattern for 16 inch Animators’ Dolls.

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Valentine’s Day Doll Outfits- a little Inspiration

Today I’m sharing a little inspiration for some happy heart sewing.  It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  These outfits were stitched by the Oh Sew Kat! testers.  These wonderful ladies help me make sure that my PDF sewing patterns are ready for you, the customer.  I just love how creative they get with each pattern!  Share the love with your little friends and stitch one up today!  Each outfit can be made using just fat quarters of fabric and a single afternoon. You will find all of my patterns in my ETSY SHOP and you can download them today and print the pattern pieces on your home printer. It’s so easy!!

Make a Valentine outfit for your doll with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Simple to sew PDF digital patterns for dolls like American Girl, Disney Animators, Bittty Baby and A Girl For All Time. #dollclothes #valentinedress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Make your dolls a sweet outfit for Valentine’s Day with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

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Look at the details!! Such a pretty outfit!! This is the Party Time Peasant Dress for 14.5 inch dolls. This pattern is available sized for 5 different popular dolls!  Emerson’s adorable one piece dress was sewn by SewDolledUp81 on Etsy.

Make a Valentine outfit for your doll with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Simple to sew PDF digital patterns for dolls like American Girl, Disney Animators, Bittty Baby and A Girl For All Time. #dollclothes #valentinedress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

The Pearl Pony is known for her boho style!  She did an amazing job with this Bloomer Buddies dress.  It’s all in the details- take a basic pattern and make it truly your own!

Be inspired by these adorable Valentine’s Day outfits for your dolls.

Make a Valentine outfit for your doll with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Simple to sew PDF digital patterns for dolls like American Girl, Disney Animators, Bittty Baby and A Girl For All Time. #dollclothes #valentinedress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

The Wellie Wishers dolls look amazing in reds and pinks!! Here Kendall is wearing a Sugar n Spice white dress with a holiday apron, and Ashlynne has on a Four Season Skirt and Popsicle Top. See more ideas for the 14.5 inch Wellie Wisher™ dolls here and here.

Free skirt pattern for your doll, easy sewing patterns for Wellie Wishers by Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #americangirl #sewingpattern #freeskirt #dollclothes #ohsewkat

Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns make it easy to give the gift of doll clothes this Valentine’s Day.

Make a Valentine outfit for your doll with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Simple to sew PDF digital patterns for dolls like American Girl, Disney Animators, Bittty Baby and A Girl For All Time. #dollclothes #valentinedress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

I used the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PJ Top with Boardwalk Boutique pants to make these snuggly Valentine pajamas for Grace. . Mix and match pattern pieces for even more fun!

How cute are these HalterAlls by The Pearl Pony?  Find her on facebook to see what she is up to lately!

Make a Valentine outfit for your doll with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Simple to sew PDF digital patterns for dolls like American Girl, Disney Animators, Bittty Baby and A Girl For All Time. #dollclothes #valentinedress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Try an easy Oh Sew Kat! sewing pattern to make your Valentine’s Day themed doll clothes.

What are you sewing this Valentine’s Day?  Visit my Inspiration Gallery page to find lots of ideas for all the Oh Sew Kat! patterns.  See more Valentine inspired outfits here and here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
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New Sewing Pattern! Jumping Jack for Wellie Wishers

The Oh Sew Kat! Jumping Jack pattern is now available sized for the 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls. This cute pattern has three pieces.  A long sleeve turtleneck, flared shorts, and a reversible tunic style jumper that is held in place by tiny buttons, or with a simple elastic belt.  (Hair ties work great!).

Sewing patterns for wellie wishers dolls

This quick project gives your doll an action outfit or a quick “faux” dress up look!  Find the pattern on Etsy

Sewing pattern for wellie wishers by Oh Sew Kat

Reversible jumper for dollsOSK Jumping Jack Image 5 WW

Also available for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and Our Generation.  See more Jumping Jack photos here and here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Jumping Jack sewing pattern for dolls

Fan Photos: Holiday Dresses for Freya

Thank you to Jenny who sent me these photos of the doll clothes she made for her daughter, Freya, for Christmas.  Freya is a lucky little girl and has some of the best dressed dolls this holiday season!  *Affiliate Links.

Here the wellie wishers and glitter girls sized dolls are looking great in their Sugar n Spice Dresses.  Holiday Dresses for dolls sewing patterns by oh sew kat

I just love these School Dance Dresses!!  The contrasting panel gives a fun twist and each ribbon belt can be tied in the front or the back.Holiday Doll DressesHoliday dresses for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

This Glitter Girls Doll (made by Our Generation) looks so lovely in her Sugar n Spice Dress!  All the Oh Sew Kat! wellie wishers patterns fit these new dolls as well!Holiday dresses for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! (1)

Find both of these patterns, and many more, in my Etsy Shop.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Step it Up Series: Sugar n Spice Dress Nutcracker Inspired Clara Nightgown Tutorial – Try this fun Pattern Hack!

Try this nightgown pattern hack of Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing tutorial at www.ohsewkat.com to make a Clara inspired Nightgown for dolls. #ohsewkat #clara #nutcracker #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Make a nightgown for 18 inch Dolls with the Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern

Every doll loves a special new nightgown to wear on Christmas Eve.  Here I’ll show you a few changes you can make to the basic SUGAR N SPICE dress pattern to create this pretty, flowing gown for your doll.

Nightgown sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat
Try this nightgown pattern hack of Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing tutorial at www.ohsewkat.com to make a Clara inspired Nightgown for dolls. #ohsewkat #clara #nutcracker #dollclothes #sewingpattern
Try this nightgown pattern hack of Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing tutorial at www.ohsewkat.com to make a Clara inspired Nightgown for dolls. #ohsewkat #clara #nutcracker #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Make a Clara inspired Nightgown from the Nutcracker for your 18 inch doll

Try this nightgown pattern hack of Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing tutorial at www.ohsewkat.com to make a Clara inspired Nightgown for dolls. #ohsewkat #clara #nutcracker #dollclothes #sewingpattern

First, you will need the pattern!  Find the pattern here in my Etsy shop.

Sewing Patterns for dolls by Oh Sew Kat 18 inch animators welliewishers

Bodice:

  1. Fold your fabric in half.  Decide how wide you want your center placket and place the bodice front piece that distance from the fold.  My placket is about 1/2 inch wide, and the pattern piece is placed 1/2 inch from the fold. Cut one.  *Note:  On this sample, I cut the neckline about 1/4 inch higher than the pattern piece.  Be sure to cut the lining to match this exactly if you want to do this too. I did not make any changes to the back bodice piece.
  2. Cut an additional bodice front and two bodice backs as directed by the pattern for the lining.  Do not add the extra width to this front.
  3. On the wider front, fold the fabric wrong sides together.  Stitch a seam at 1/2 inch (the measurement from step 1) down the middle of the piece, from the neckline to waist.  Open out the placket and press it flat.
  4. If you want to add trim or lace to your placket, put it under the edges, then top stitch. Otherwise, just top stitch each edge down.
  5. Assemble the bodice as the pattern directs.

Sleeves:

  1. Use the same sleeve as the pattern you are using.  (always).  Measure down your doll’s arm and decide where you want the finished length. Then add 1/4 th inch and cut your new sleeve.  *Tip:  Print and cut an extra page that has the sleeve piece on it. Ignore the other things on the page, and measure and draw out your long sleeve and cut it out. You will now have it to use again!  My measurement was 1 5/8th inch longer, measured at the outside edge of the pattern piece (not the center).  Just extend the lines of the sleeve down to this new hemline.
  2.  To add a ruffle to your sleeve hem, cut two additional strips.   I cut mine 1 1/2 x 10 inches.  Hem one long edge of each one. Gather the unhemmed long edge and attach it, right sides together, to the bottom of the sleeve.  If you have trim, baste it on the sleeve piece before you attach the ruffle, so it is sandwiched in between.
  3. Top stitch.
  4. Follow the pattern directions to attach the sleeves.

Skirt:

  1. Cut the skirt to 7 inches by 28 inches and the ruffle ruffle 3 1/2 x 36 to make your gown look like mine.  Note:  I normally cut the skirt for this pattern at 33-36 inches because I like them full, but this time, I wanted to conserve my expensive trim, so I went with 28 inches.  The ruffle will make up for the fullness.  To make the gown a little closer to floor length, use 7 1/2 x 33 inches for the skirt and 3 3/4 x 44 inches for the ruffle.
  2. Zigzag or serge one long edge of the ruffle. Press up 1/4th inch and stitch hem in place.
  3. Baste optional piping or trim to the raw, bottom edge of the skirt. Turn to right side. Do not top stitch until after you attach the ruffle.  Gather and attach the skirt as directed in the pattern.  Top stitch at the bodice.
  4. Gather and attach the ruffle. Topstitch.

Finishing:

  1. Continue with the pattern directions to finish the back edge and attach the hook and loop tape.
  2. Add buttons or bows to your placket for a final touch.
Try this nightgown pattern hack of Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing tutorial at www.ohsewkat.com to make a Clara inspired Nightgown for dolls. #ohsewkat #clara #nutcracker #dollclothes #sewingpattern
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Try this nightgown pattern hack of Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing tutorial at www.ohsewkat.com to make a Clara inspired Nightgown for dolls. #ohsewkat #clara #nutcracker #dollclothes #sewingpattern