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 a new bibbed dress or pants for the 18 inch dolls in your life and watch her eyes light up when she finds it in her Easter basket! With easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!, you next sewing project is just a click away.
This is the Playtime Peasant Top, made with cute lamb and bunny fabric. Layer it under a Backyard Bibs A-line dress that can work for other outfits too, like this cheery, pink gingham. (I used it at Valentine’s Day too; see it in this post.)
Make an Easter outfit or Easter gift for your doll with the easy and quick sewing pattern: Backyard Bibs.
This pretty floral fabric will be perfect for Easter, and for the rest of the spring too. Backyard Bibs with the gathered skirt is my favorite version- it lets the pretty fabric do all of the talking with its simple design and construction.
Jenny made these adorable bunny bibs when the Backyard Bibs pattern was tested. The floral accents are just perfect. Every little girl would love to find a doll outfit like this hidden with her easter eggs!
Blaire Wilson and Grace Thomas are ready for Easter!
The Easy Up! Jumper pattern includes the pattern piece to make the faux button up front for the jumper. That piece will make the placket from the same fabric as the jumper in one easy step, like the blue one in THIS POST.
For this dress, I wanted the plackets to match my polka dot kick pleats instead of the actual jumper. I used the non- placket pieces for the jumper and I cut a piece of fabric 2x the width of finished placket + 1/2 (this is 1/4th seam allowance for each side). (In this case, 2 1/4 inches). The length is a little longer than the jumper pattern piece.)
Fold the contrasting placket in half the long way, right sides together, and stitch with a 1/4th inch seam. Turn (try these amazing turning tubes for no fuss turning!) and press with the seam to the center. Fold your jumper front in half and crease it down the center. This marks your center line. With the seam facing down, stitch your placket to the jumper front. If you want, tuck in some ric rac trim or tiny lace under each side of the placket before you stitch it down. Continue with the rest of the pattern instructions as written.
It’s so hard to believe it’s already August!! For most of us, that means back to school time! I’ve always loved the feel of back to school shopping- and who doesn’t love those aisles and aisles of school supplies that pop up in every store this time of year? Be still my heart!
Mace Back to School Outfits for Dolls with easy Sewing Patterns.
Your dolls will be ready for a great year with a few new outfits too! Check back often to see more ideas for Back to School doll fashions that you can make yourself!
Today’s feature is the School Bell Blouse. This pattern features two versions of a short top with long sleeves. Pretty pleats on the sleeve give you a cute spot for a bow or button accent. With or without the peplum, this trendy blouse is fun to make and cute for your doll to wear!
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.
I used this photo from Pinterest for inspiration. Here’s another one. Based on the first photo, I am using View C, the princess seamed option, but I really think that any of these views can be easily adapted to create this daisy trimmed look. The second photo definitely looks like View B.
Start with the Sunshine Dress pattern. This pattern has had a recent update. Check your file and make sure that it says Copyright 2018 at the bottom of the front cover. If it doesn’t, you can find the updated version where you purchased the pattern, or contact me.
Raise the neckline by quite a bit- I used almost a half inch for the 18 inch size doll. Don’t forget the lining piece needs to match too!
Skip the top stitching after assembling the dress front. It would be covered by the trim. If you want your trim to disappear into the seam at the shoulders (and not go down the back), you need to add it over your seams before you stitch the front to the backs as I did here. If you want the trim to go over the shoulder and down the back, it will be attached after the dress front and back are joined but before you do the hem. I just attached mine to the front (to conserve my trim mostly). Add the daisy trim with transparent tape to ensure you have the look you want; you can follow the seam lines if you have them, but if you don’t, put the trim where you think it should go. Stitch in place. I used a machine and just carefully stitched down the center of my flowers. You can also add your trim by hand. If the trim was wider, or for a real girl and would be washed, I would put a row of stitching down each side to hold it securely.
Raise the hem by an inch or even more. Dresses for girls were short then too! (I usually do this after the dress is sewn together unless I’ve done it before and have a good measurement. Once the dress is done, it’s easy to (use a ruler) and trim off the right amount for right look for the era.) .
Optional: Add lace (again by hand?) around the neckline.
One final note. I do not profess that this pattern is historically accurate. I found an image on Pinterest and used my own pattern, which looks very similar. However, in the world of child’s play, “close enough” is usually enough to save you a few dollars at the American Girl Store if you have a young friend pleading for Julie Albright or items from her time period and collection. When my daughter was very young, and a new doll was released, I usually kept her focused on who she already had with just a few new doll dresses to fit the new era or theme. The one that comes to my mind is when Elizabeth Cole, Felicity Merriman’s best friend was released in a beautiful pink, ball gown. I was able to make and buy a few colonial dresses for my daughter’s Mia doll, and off we went to Williamsburg happy as can be. Elizabeth never did join our doll family by the way. 😉
Use the Sunshine Dress PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! for BeForever Julie Dolls.
PLEASE NOTE: The Sunshine Dress has been updated since it was first published. The current version has Copyright 2018 on the bottom of the cover page. If you are unable to get the updated copy from where your purchased it, please contact me at email@example.com with the details of where and when you purchased the pattern and I will get you the updated copy!
See other ways to make clothes for Julie here and here, and more ways to sew the Sunshine Dress here.
Spring has arrived, which means that summer is just around the corner! Are you sewing doll clothes for your dolls? Your dolls will be cute and cool in their Boardwalk Boutique Halter Top and Capris! Or maybe try something new and stitch it up as a simple sundress! Enjoy these simple variations of this popular Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing pattern.
This pattern is so quick to sew, you can easily make up one or two in a naptime! The easy elastic back and elastic pull on pants help little hands dress their own dolls. With fabric or ribbon ties, you can make up a set with a fat quarter of fabric. Here are a few ways to stitch up your Boardwalk Boutique. (Don’t forget, this pattern is available in 4 sizes!!!)
Add a pleated detail to the easy Boardwalk Boutique sewing pattern for a cute doll top.
Nanea is ready for the beach. I cut this yellow top off the center fold, to have extra fabric to make a little, center pleat. The extra fullness in the top is cute!
Make a ruffled sundress for your doll.
Have fun with ruffles!! Cut the longer top version and add a very tiny or very wide ruffle.
Saige is ready for fun in her sporty, halter sundress.
Cut the longer top version and leave off the ruffle. Add some pretty trim for a sporty sundress!
Add a twist to the Boardwalk Boutique halter top with a pretty, eyelet lace.
Use pretty eyelet lace to make the back look special! Find the full TUTORIAL HERE.
Make a maxi sundress for your Julie doll and her 18 inch friends.
Double your ruffles and make it a maxi dress!! Find the full TUTORIAL HERE.
Make a doll outfit for the beach with sporty bloomers too!
Or simply try the halter top with something different on the bottom. Here, Maryellen is wearing the standard halter top with the shortie length bloomers from the Bloomer Buddies pattern.
Free 18 inch doll skirt sewing pattern: The Four Season Skirt from Oh Sew Kat!
Easy to sew without any pattern pieces, the Four Season Skirt is the only one you need all year long! This pattern is FREE when you sign up for my email list in 3 sizes (WellieWishers, American Girl, and Disney Animators). Add tulle, make it longer, try some lace… it’s perfect for every occasion!!
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.)
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!!
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?