The Oh Sew Kat! tester team never disappoints with their wonderful samples made with the Oh Sew Kat! digital sewing patterns. Enjoy these beautiful outfits made with the BACKYARD BIBS pattern for 15 inch baby dolls by Michele.
Find the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern for the baby dolls HERE.
Oh Sew Kat! patterns are quick and easy. Choose a fun, holiday print and stitch up a new dress for your doll this holiday in just an afternoon! The design is in the details. Add pretty piping or fun buttons and bows to enhance your dress.
Welcome back to Oh Sew Kat! Designs- where you can find an endless stream of ideas of new ways to sew the PDF sewing patterns for dolls I offer. Today’s post will show you a simple pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse. See how easy it is to take the School Bell Blouse pattern, and make a super sweet dress for your doll.
Make a cute doll dress with the School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern.
The pattern looks like this and you can find it where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold. This post will show you how to make a dress from View A, the pleated front top (shown in pink on the cover.) Check back soon to see more fun variations with this fun pattern!
Use this easy tutorial to turn your School Bell Blouse into a School Bell Dress for Dolls.
1. To begin, cut out all of your pattern pieces. I made my dresses from View A, the pleated front version. Tape each front piece and back piece near the top a new sheet of paper. You will be extending these pieces at the hem by three inches for 18 inch dolls and 1 1/2 inches for 14.5 inch dolls. Measure from the two hem corners, and also in the middle, to create a new hem line parallel to the bottom of the pattern piece.
2. At the corner where the side seams will meet, measure out 1/2 inch to the side (less for smaller dolls if you even need any at all). Draw a line from this point, back up to the armhole to give the dress a little bit more flare in the side seams at the hem. Do the same for the back piece. Cut out your new pieces.
3. You will need to cut a front and 2 backs from view b (peplum top). These will be the lining for your dress. You do not need the facing piece. Serge or zigzag the bottom of each lining piece.
3. Now simply follow the pattern as directed to make your doll dress! I like to decorate the neckline of my blouses and dresses with crystals (found in the bead or scrapbooking section of craft stores) for some extra sparkle.
You can make it sleeveless too!! Follow the same steps as seen in THIS TUTORIAL.
Easy pattern hack to make a blouse pattern into a dress for dolls.
Or give it a retro feel for BeForever characters Melody or Julie.
Try this pattern hack to take a pattern for a top, and make it into a cute dress! See more ideas for the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here.
Make a perfect doll outfit this fall. Look at this adorable denim and gingham! This outfit was made by Julie. She used a woman’s shirt to make this adorable outfit, and took advantage of the fun, quilted detail from the shirt.
This adorable fall outfit was created by SewDolledUp81. Be sure to check out her etsy shop on a regular basis to see what she’s created lately for sale. The cute shirt was made using the Playtime Peasant Top pattern.
Find more easy sewing patterns for doll clothes in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop.
Find more ideas for your Easy UP! Jumper pattern here and here.
How’s this for crazy cute? This outfit was made by Shirley. I adore the gingham pleats to really give a playful “little girl” vibe. The purple shirt was made with the Jumping Jack Turtleneck pattern, also by Oh Sew Kat!
This adorable Halloween outfit was created by DollClothesbyShirley. Be sure to check out her etsy shop on a regular basis to see what she’s created lately for sale.
She even made a matching treat bag! The pocket is easy to add to the pattern with any shape you like.
Find more ideas for your Easy UP! Jumper pattern here and here.
Get creative with your doll outfits. Think outside the box and mix and match the pieces in your doll’s wardrobe to create a different vibe!
I made this Halloween themed Sugar n Spice pinafore from this fun fabric late last Fall. I never even took any photos of it. I pulled it out today, and had some fun dressing different dolls in it to see what kind of looks I could create.
First up is Nicki. Nicki is wearing the Playtime Peasant Top with 3/4th sleeves and some fun, slouchy front black boots. (Side note/ Public Service Announcement: These boots left black marks on my Grace’s legs last year when I left her in them for a few weeks. They have been moved to the “photograph and remove pile” in my dollhouse! ) I also tried it with some fun tights and black Ugg boots.
Next up is Kelly. She is wearing the same pinafore, over a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt. With a pair of black leggings (made by American Girl) and her “chucks”, she’s ready for a fun, fall afternoon. Pair the pinafore with knee socks and mary jane shoes for a perfect Halloween party dress outfit.
Finally, Luciana is wearing the full ensemble. The Halloween pinafore over a yellow Sugar n Spice dress to help the colors pop! When you purchase the Sugar n Spice pattern, you get the patterns for the dress, the pinafore, and 5 “dress up” accessories to really let your creativity shine! Find the pattern HERE.
The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern is now available for Bitty Baby™ and Bitty Twins™. This easy to sew peasant top can be made with long or short sleeves, and the pattern includes the fun, 3 tiered “pull on style” twirly skirt too! It’s available in my Etsy shop!
Make a twirl skirt for your 15 inch Bitty Baby® Doll with this easy sewing pattern.
My Oh Sew Kat! test group never ceases to amaze me. Their talent and creativity are top notch! I always love checking me email 2-3 days after sending out a test because my mailbox is full of photos like these lovelies below!! Enjoy the doll clothes eye candy- and click HERE to purchase the new Easy Up! Reversible Jumper pattern for 18 inch dolls.
Try this easy sewing pattern to make doll clothes for 18 inch dolls.
Juliette Auckland’s baby cord jumper is stunning with the red heart buttons and long sleeve shirt. Her doll is ready for back to school!
DIY doll clothes for 18 inch dolls with the Easy Up! Sewing Pattern
Kathy McMillin has Josefina ready for the summer heat in her pretty, pink sundress version of the Easy Up! jumper.
Make easy to sew doll clothes with the simple Easy Up! sewing pattern.
Denim and gingham- what could be cuter? Sandy Simpson added cute bows to the sides of her jumper with the adorable daisy front and center.
This simple pattern has a lot of options to make it for any season in any fabric. Make it reversible for two dresses in one!! Find the pattern here and see more Easy Up! Jumpers in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.
Here are a few photos of the amazing Easy Up! jumpers from the Oh Sew Kat! testers. They never cease to amaze me with not only how quickly they work, but also have creative they are! Find the Easy Up! Jumper and other digital sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls here.
Make the Easy Up! Jumper in an afternoon with this easy to sew, beginner level PDF sewing pattern for dolls.
Above, Pam Ray of Amy Violet’s, used lace for her pleats and straps. Such a pretty dress!!
The Easy Up! Jumper is cute with a pocket on the front.
Michelle Anderson added an adorable pocket to the front of this spiffy plaid jumper. The pocket piece is not included with the pattern, but if you don’t have one from another pattern (like the HalterAlls or Backyard Bibs for example), it’s very easy to make your own!
Add a pretty peasant top under the Easy Up! Jumper for a soft, romantic look.
Sophie Pagr’s STUNNING dress blew me away. The fabric is perfect with this off the shoulder peasant style top. Be sure to check her out on instagram at ProjectAGrunway for more stunning photos and doll clothes.
The Easy Up! Jumper is quick to sew to make a sundress for your doll.
Nellie looks ready for anything in her adorable apple Easy Up! Jumper made by Koala-T. Find them on facebook and say hi!! Koala-T sells her doll clothes online and at craft shows in Canada.