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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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
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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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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.

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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
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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

Playtime Peasant Top and Party Time Dress

Birdie Wright shared some adorable doll outfits with me that she made recently.  I design Oh Sew Kat! patterns to be easy and versatile. There are so many ways to make them!  She used both the Playtime Peasant Top and the Party Time Dress patterns to make these  outfits.

Birdie used the sleeves from the Playtime Peasant Top and a floor length skirt, and added pretty lace to the sleeves to make this sweet version of the Party Time Peasant Dress.

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Here she used the Playtime Peasant Top with long sleeves (and pretty lace hems!) and used the Party Time back pieces to make her top open in back instead of a pull on item.

Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top

Both outfits are adorable, Birdie! I love the way you used the patterns to create just the look you wanted!  Thank you for sharing!  See more Peasant Tops and Party Dresses here and here.  Buy the patterns here. These patterns are also available sized for the Wellie Wishers and Disney Animators’ Dolls.

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Make Halloween Decorations for Your Dolls

Mmm! Can you smell it in the air?  Yep! That is pumpkin spice you smell. It’s time! Fall is here!  Everyone is gearing up for trick or treat on Halloween, even the dolls!   Make a few decorations for your dollhouse for the season so they can celebrate Halloween in style.

Make decorations for your doll’s Halloween party

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Halloween crafts for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Kelly loves her pretty Halloween decorations, made from a few item from the local craft store.  Here are some easy projects to try for your doll!  Is it past Halloween when you are reading this? No worries, you can make them for other seasons too! This post has affiliate links.

To see the tutorial and find the pattern pieces for the cute, little Spooky Bat, see page 22 of the October issue of iCreate Monthly. (This magazine is no longer in print.)

18 inch Doll Size Halloween Decorations DIY Ideas

Boo Blocks:  These are so easy to make for any season!  I purchased a bag of one inch blocks at the craft store, just like these.  I used a one inch square punch (but you can use a paper cutter or ruler too) and cut squares from different scrapbook papers.  I mixed and matched prints and solids and drew pumpkin faces on the orange ones.  With sticker letters, I spelled out BOO!  Stack them up to make a cute tabletop decoration!

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Washi Tape Flag Banner:  Who doesn’t love washi tape? In so many colors, and so many patterns, it’s hard not to collect a whole drawer full of the cute little rolls! Pull out your favorites, and some thick twine or yard, and create a super quick, super easy decoration for your doll’s Halloween party.

Washi Tape Halloween Banner tutorial for Dolls

Add a few pumpkins or hats from the craft store, and you’ve set up a quick and easy, festive Halloween Party for your dolls!

Halloween party for dolls tutorial by OhSewKat!

Kelly and Melody’s dresses were made using the Ghouls and Goodies fabric from Riley Black and the SCHOOL DANCE DRESS pattern from Oh Sew Kat!  These girls are ready for some pumpkin spice lattes!

18 Inch Doll Halloween Ideas: Outfits and Decorations by Oh Sew Kat!

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Halloween fashions and Fall dresses to sew for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Make cute pumpkin or spooky bat doll dresses with this print at home easy PDF pattern. #halloween #pumpkins #dollclothes #fallfashions #ohsewkat
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Have a happy Halloween!

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