Make it Monday: Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for 15 inch Baby Dolls

The Backyard Bibs pattern is available in 5 popular dolls sizes. The 15″ baby doll size is perfect for Bitty Baby™ and her friends, the retired Bitty Twins™. Find the pattern for baby dolls here. You can easily sew this outfit up in just an afternoon!

Does your Bitty Baby™ need some bloomers under her dress? Click HERE to get a free PDF Sewing Pattern for Basic Baby Bloomers by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern for your Bitty Baby™ or Bitty Twins™ 15 inch dolls.

Make a sweet pair of overalls for your bitty twin and bitty baby 15 inch baby doll with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew kat! DIY doll clothes for baby dolls and 18 inch dolls too. #bittybaby #dollclothes
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Step it Up! Series: Party Time Peasant Dress Long Sleeve Pattern Hack

OSK Pattern Hack: Party Time Peasant Dress with Long Sleeves

Look how sweet these 18 inch doll dresses are!! I made them from bright prints, using the Party Time Peasant Dress PDF pattern from Oh Sew Kat! This time, however, I made a slight modification to the pattern and made the dresses with long sleeves! Read on for more photos and details so you can try it too.

Use the fun to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern to make your own DIY 18 inch doll clothes. Also available in other sizes in the OhSewKat etsy shop, download and print this easy pattern tutorial today.

If you have the Playtime Peasant Top pattern, whether you purchased it with the Backyard Bibs bundle, or with the Playtime Twirl Skirt, you can use the long sleeve pattern piece included in it. If you don’t, it’s super simple to make your 18 inch doll a long sleeve Party Time Peasant Dress.

Party Time peasant dress sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls and other sizes by Oh Sew Kat! Find more patterns here to sew DIY Doll Clothes.

To make a long sleeve pattern piece, start by printing out a new sleeve piece. Cut it out, and position it near the top of a new piece of paper and tape it down. Use your ruler to extend each side line down 2 5/8th inch. Connect these lines across the bottom to make the new wrist hem cut line. You can add elastic to the cuffs or not, your choice! Cut out your new pattern piece and keep it with your pattern to make a long sleeved Party Time Peasant Dress. (Quick tip: I store my pdf pattern pieces in comic book sleeves like this AD: https://amzn.to/2GGGI2b on Amazon.)

Use the fun to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern to make your own DIY 18 inch doll clothes. Also available in other sizes in the OhSewKat etsy shop, download and print this easy pattern tutorial today.

Make a fun, holiday doll dress for your 18 inch Doll with the Party Time Peasant Dress

The Party Time Peasant Dress is quick to sew and looks great in any fabric, making it hard to choose just one (or two, or three or more!)

Use the fun to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern to make your own DIY 18 inch doll clothes. Also available in other sizes in the OhSewKat etsy shop, download and print this easy pattern tutorial today.

The Party Time Peasant Dress pattern is available in 5 popular doll sizes in my Etsy Shop: Animators, Bitty Baby, Welliewishers, A Girl for All Time, and 18 inch dolls.

Use the fun to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern to make your own DIY 18 inch doll clothes. Also available in other sizes in the OhSewKat etsy shop, download and print this easy pattern tutorial today.

Festive dresses for your 18 inch dolls- made with the Party Time PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Use the fun to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern to make your own DIY 18 inch doll clothes. Also available in other sizes in the OhSewKat etsy shop, download and print this easy pattern tutorial today.

Kelly’s red and pink dress (ABOVE) was made from the AD: Merry Christmas Moda Fat Quarter bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop. See more outfits made with these fun holiday prints HERE. I cut my skirt into panels- each one measured 5.5 inches by 8 inches. I used 5 of them for the skirt.

Easy to sew PDF patterns to DIY your own Doll Clothes

Visit the Party Time Peasant Dress Inspiration Gallery HERE and see more ideas for this cute, PDF pattern HERE and HERE. Looking for more holiday themed outfits? Click the photos below or visit the CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION GALLERY!

Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
Doll clothes sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls ohsewkat
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 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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: More Sunshine Dresses for 18 inch Dolls

The Sunshine Dress is a simple pattern to sew, with or without a contrasting front panel. With three options to sew, plus the option to make it sleeveless, you will find yourself turning to the Sunshine Dress over and over, no matter what the season!

Be inspired by these wonderful dresses sewn up by Oh Sew Kat! testers!

Pretty pastels! And notice the neat trim added to the hem of the center panel before the dress was constructed. So clever!

Use the Sunshine Dress PDF sewing pattern to make a short sleeved A line dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl. Find this and many other PDF patterns to sew doll clothes in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Jenny Z made this cute floral dress for her Caroline doll. She used THIS TUTORIAL to make a sleeveless version.

Use the Sunshine Dress PDF sewing pattern to make a short sleeved A line dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl. Find this and many other PDF patterns to sew doll clothes in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Easy to sew PDF pattern: Sunshine Dress for 18 inch Dolls

Kit is ready for Disney in her cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse Sunshine Dress. The contrasting fabrics give it even more charm.

Use the Sunshine Dress PDF sewing pattern to make a short sleeved A line dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl. Find this and many other PDF patterns to sew doll clothes in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Find the Sunshine Dress PDF pattern in 3 doll sizes HERE and see more ideas HERE, HERE, and in this POST.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Sunshine Dress for 18 inch Dolls

Tester Tuesday is my chance to show off the talent of the Oh Sew Kat! tester team. Each tester chooses which version of a new (unpublished) pattern they want to sew, and offer feedback on fit, directions etc as well as provide a few photos for me to share. These two Sunshine Dresses were sewn by the very talented Jozel W. I hope you are as inspired as I am to make a Sunshine Dress for your doll!

Use the Sunshine Dress PDF sewing pattern to make a short sleeved A line dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl. Find this and many other PDF patterns to sew doll clothes in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

The Sunshine Dress has three versions- including the princess seams version here on this adorable cherries dress. Find the PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop.

Use the Sunshine Dress PDF sewing pattern to make a short sleeved A line dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl. Find this and many other PDF patterns to sew doll clothes in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Easy PDF sewing pattern for doll dresses: Sunshine Dress by Oh Sew Kat!

Jozel used THIS TUTORIAL to make a sleeveless version of the Sunshine Dress. It’s the perfect way to show off a bold, fun print. I use it often to make Game Day and historical fashions like this these, and these dresses for Melody and Maryellen. Click the photos below to see more ideas for doll clothes to sew!

Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat
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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Pretty Pink Roses Dress for 18 inch Dolls on Valentine’s Day

Now that the December holidays are over, all those new 18 inch dolls will need something to wear in the next few months!! Kelly loves her new ROSES dress made with the princess seam version of the School Dance Dress.

New dolls need new clothes- Make a School Dance Dress for your American Girl® Doll

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday

I fell in love (see what I did there?) with the new Love Letters fabric collection by Barb Tourtillotte for Henry Glass Fabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop. I bought a fat quarter bundle, so I have lots of pretty, cotton fabrics to play with these next few weeks in fun colors like my favorite, hot pink, plus a gorgeous aqua and red. It’s perfect for your 18 inch doll’s Valentine’s Day dresses.

Make a gorgeous doll dress for your 18 inch doll with this pretty ROSES fabric and easy sewing patterns for dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday

I love this fabric and I love how it works for a doll dress even though it’s such a big, bold print. Normally, we try to pick fabrics that have a design about the size of a US coin, the quarter, but when you have a pattern like the School Dance Dress – it can let you go big and bold even for dolls! (I would never use this print for the smaller, 14.5 dolls- I’m pretty sure it would overwhelm their small size, but it does work for larger, wider dolls.)

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday

Make your new dolls cute dresses with the School Dance Dress PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday

Find the SCHOOL DANCE DRESS pattern in 3 doll sizes HERE. See more ideas for Valentine’s Day doll clothes HERE and HERE. School Dance Dresses can be made with three variations to the front to give you even more versatility and value from your pattern. See more School Dance Dresses HERE, HERE and HERE.

Are you making anything for your dolls (or gifts for girls that love dolls?) this month? Hop over to the Oh Sew Kat facebook page and tell us all about it! Be sure to visit the Oh Sew Kat! Inspiration Gallery for more new doll clothes inspiration.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Step it Up Series: Easy Pattern Hack: April Moon PJ’s makes a Cute, Knit Dress

Use the April Moon PJ Set PDF sewing pattern to make more than just PJ’s. Here, I hacked the pattern to make 2 cute dresses for spring. The April Moon pattern was designed for knit fabrics and offers a wide, cropped short sleeved top with loose capri pants.

Make a knit dress with circle skirt for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the April Moon pajamas sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a knit dress for your 18 inch doll with the easy to sew, April Moon sewing pattern.

The April Moon Sewing Pattern for 18 or 16 inch Dolls.

Make comfy pjs and a nightshirt with this easy sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

I used the April Moon pattern (photo above) to make these dresses. Unlike most knit top patterns, this top is fully lined. It’s a little easier for beginners to sew a smooth neckline by doing it this way, but if you want, you can simply fold over the neckline with a nice 1/4th inch seam and omit the lining if you prefer.

To make this knit dress with a full circle skirt, I didn’t make any changes to the top, to use as my dress bodice. I did a few searches on you tube and google, to find some simple directions for a circle skirt. With a little math and some graph paper, I came up with a pattern for a full circle skirt. Be sure to measure your finished bodice to make sure the skirt will fit correctly. I was pretty pleased with how it came out.

Who wore this 18 inch doll dress best? Emily or Maryellen?

Make a knit dress with circle skirt for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the April Moon pajamas sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack
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

Try either a circle skirt or a gathered skirt to make your knit doll dress.

For this second dress, I cut about 3/8th inch off the bottom of the bodice to give it more of an “empire waist” feel. A simple rectangle skirt, cut and gathered, gives the dress more of a “baby doll” look. I like both versions for different reasons, but as you can see, there’s a lot of possibilities with this pattern. The cute sleeves, when tied up, give more of a designer feel to it, without any of the work!

Find the April Moon Sewing Pattern HERE to make a knit dress for your 18 inch doll.

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 #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

Make a knit dress for your 18 inch doll with this April Moon pajama pattern sewing hack.

Check out the Inspiration Gallery to see more ideas with the April Moon and other Oh Sew Kat! patterns. The April Moon pattern is currently available for 18 inch dolls and 16 inch Animators’ in my Etsy Shop.

Make a knit dress for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the April Moon sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #americangirldolls #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack
Make a knit dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy sewing patterns for doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!