DIY 1950s Fashions for 18 inch American Girl Dolls- Sunshine Dress with Overskirt

Make 1950’s fashions for your 18 inch American Girl® Doll like Maryellen Larkin with easy sewing patterns.

Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #50s #dress #maryellen #sewing

You can make iconic looking doll clothes for 1953 American Girl® character, Maryellen Larkin with Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns and hacks. Print the patterns on your home computer- find the full selection in the OhSewKat Etsy shop. Use these easy hacks (same pattern with slight changes) to make your doll a sweet wardrobe inspired by the Fabulous Fifties! Find more ideas for Maryellen in the Oh Sew Kat! 50s Gallery HERE.

Make Maryellen a Shift Dress with Overskirt- Add pearls and gloves for a Fabulous Fifties Outfit

Sewing patterns for dolls 50s dress with removable overskirt- Make your Maryellen doll an iconic 50s roses dress with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat.

Make a floral 50s inspired dress for your Maryellen doll with the Sunshine Dress pattern.

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Sew a doll dress 3 with variations for more fashion options! #easytosew #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

The Sunshine Dress is a simple, A Line dress (with short sleeves) that is timeless through the decades. Use THIS tutorial to make a sleeveless shift dress and then add an overskirt, made with the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice pattern for the “skirt over dress” look that was popular in the 50s and 60s. The overskirt can be worn with the opening in the back (above) or in front (below). Try different fabrics with the same patterns.

DIY doll clothes sewing patterns for Maryellen Larkin 18 inch American Girl Doll. Easy to sew PDF Patterns from OhSewKat.

Your doll can also wear the floral Sunshine shift dress all by itself for even more play value.

How to make a sleeveless shift dress for Maryellen Doll
Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #50s #dress #maryellen #sewing

Find these and many other sewing patterns HERE. See more ideas for Maryellen’s fashions HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Make it Monday: Orange Ribbon Tied Jumper for Joss

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern to make a Bib Skirt Overalls Outfit for your 18″ Joss Doll

Joss is American Girl®’s Girl of the Year for 2020. I’ve found she looks stunning in everything, but especially in bright, cheery colors.

Make your 18 inch doll a new wardrobe with easy PDF sewing patterns from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Download and print your patterns and sew today!

Make a quick summer jumper with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern from OhSewKat!

Joss is wearing her jumper with the Playtime Peasant Top. It’s a quick and easy top that can work under so many different outfits. I make them in many solid colors to have for mix and match options. I used this HACK to make ribbon straps instead of fabric ones.

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

This jumper looks amazing on Emily too!! She’s just wearing a plain white tee shirt underneath.

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat to make cute doll clothes for American Girl and other sized dolls.

See more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE, HERE, and in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
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New Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Pattern: Sun Day Skort for 18 inch Dolls

Easy to sew Sun Day Skort Pattern- perfect for 18 inch American Girl Dolls like Kira Bailey™

The new Sun Day Skort pattern is a quick to sew project. You can easily make it in under one hour! With just a few pieces and simple instructions, your doll will be ready for the Outback, or whereever her adventures take her in a one piece shorts and skirt- or SKORT. Find the pattern only in my ETSY SHOP HERE.

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Try the Popsicle Top or the Picnic Play top to wear with the Sun Day Skort. All three patterns are available now- stitch up a set today!

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Make cute shorts and a skirt in one for your doll with the Sun Day Skort Sewing Pattern

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Visit my Etsy Shop to purchase and download the Sun Day Skort Pattern and stitch one up today!!

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Dress your American Girl Doll for warm weather in a cute SKORT that you make yourself!

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Simple Santa Outfits for your Dolls- Easy to Sew!

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus…right down Santa Claus Lane. It’s time for festive and fun outfits you create for your dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

The Boardwalk Boutique looks like a summer pattern on its surface (and it is named for the beach!) with its ruffled capris and halter top. But if you let your mind wander… a few color changes and a long sleeve peasant top underneath, and you’ve got the perfect santa outfit for your doll. See this POST for more details, and also the elf and gingerbread versions too!

Make a Christmas Elf, Gingerbread Man, or Santa outfit for your doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #christmaself #ohsekwat #santaoutfit #holidaycrafts #dollclothes

The Boardwalk Boutique pattern is also sized for the 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins. There is a 16 inch size for Disney Animators’ dolls as well as the 14 inch size for Welliewishers™ and Glitter Girls® dolls. Find the Playtime Peasant Top pattern for all of them as well in my Etsy shop.

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

Camille is feeling festive in her Boardwalk Boutique Santa Outfit too!

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 14 inch dolls (like WellieWishers and Glitter Girls) and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

Your Doll with Love a Santa Apron this Holiday Season

Ruthie is ready for cookie making in her cute, holiday apron. I made it with the top from the Boardwalk Boutique pattern. Find the full tutorial for both this santa version and an elf apron HERE. Here’s a link to the pattern, which is available in five popular doll sizes. Ruthie is wearing her apron over a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt and a Twinkle Twirl Skirt. All of these patterns are available in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

Make cute holiday outfits for your dolls with the Jumping Jack PDF Sewing Pattern

The Jumping Jack 3 in 1 PDF Pattern is the perfect canvas for “character” outfits. I simply used red, cotton fabric and gave the shirt a white neckband and cuffs. Add a black belt and a cute hat (sold by American Girl®) and Maryellen is an adorable santa!

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

Make an 18 inch Doll a cute Santa themed dress with Oh Sew Kat! patterns

The Jumping Jack jumper is fully reversible. Find the pattern HERE. I used this cute santa print from Doodlebug Designs on the other side for two holiday outfits in one! Another good idea is to put a Valentine fabric on the inside. See more ideas for the Jumping Jack pattern here, here, and HERE.

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

What fun outfits are you making for the dolls on your gift list this year? Click on the photos below for even more holiday sewing ideas.

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!
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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
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
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Make it Monday: Bloomer Buddies Blue Gingham Sundress

Make your 18 inch doll a cute sundress with the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Make a top or a dress, with or without sleeves for fun mix and match. Find easy to sew beginner level sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl at Oh Sew Kat! Free pattern on my blog!

I actually found this dress, half made, in a buried pile of things on my sewing table. I’ve been reorganizing and clearing out like crazy and uncovered quite a few “works in progress”. This one had the ric rac already on it, and all that was left was the side seams and the hem. I decided to add a ruffle to the hem- and snapped a few pics of Emily in it. Enjoy!!

Make your 18 inch doll a cute sundress with the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Make a top or a dress, with or without sleeves for fun mix and match. Find easy to sew beginner level sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl at Oh Sew Kat! Free pattern on my blog!

Purchase the Bloomer Buddies pattern HERE and see more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Make your 18 inch doll a cute sundress with the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Make a top or a dress, with or without sleeves for fun mix and match. Find easy to sew beginner level sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl at Oh Sew Kat! Free pattern on my blog!

What cuteness have you sewn with the Bloomer Buddies pattern?

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Make it Monday: Sixth Grade Skirt for Fall

The Sixth Grade Skirt is simple to sew, takes very little fabric, and looks great no matter what fabric you pick! Blaire looks ready for fall with her Sixth Grade Skirt and cozy turtleneck shirt, made with the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 pattern, also from OhSewKat!

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Make your American Girl doll a trendy skirt and cozy turleneck shirt. Easy to follow photo tutorial for American Girl doll clothes.

Find both of these patterns in my Etsy shop!

Did you make anything new today?

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Sandbox Shorts Pattern Hack: Add 80s Flair

I’ve been scouring the internet and Pinterest looking for ideas to sew for 1980s BeForever™ character Courtney Moore™ from American Girl®. She’s the newest character to join the historical line up of dolls like Julie, Melody, Maryellen, Nanea, Molly, and more!

Make 80s Doll Clothes for Courtney Moore, American Girl Doll 1986

Use the Oh Sew Kat! Sandbox Shorts PDF Sewing pattern to make 80s style patch pocket shorts for American Girl character Doll- Courtney Moore. Find all your doll clothes pattern needs and try a skirt pattern free at ohsewkat.com.

This PIN (Don’t forget to follow me and save my pins on Pinterest!) reminded me of the boxy summer outfits that were so popular in the 80s so I immediately set about creating the same or similar look for Courtney using Oh Sew Kat! patterns that I already had on hand. I first used the Picnic Play reversible top (adding square chest pockets on some of them); read all about it in THIS POST.

Make doll clothes for 1980's 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl. Easy to sew doll clothes with easy PDF digital patterns, printables, and tutorials from OhSewKat. Also available on Etsy. Make a boxy crop top, hair scrunchies, and bubble skirts.

Next I needed to make wide shorts with big pockets. I used the Sandbox Shorts pattern, view C, which has a wider leg. Because the pattern has a flat front and elastic back, I couldn’t just add pockets to the sides without changing the whole pattern. My answer was to add the pockets, just before or just after sewing the leg hems. I used a 2.75 inch square, taking in .25 under each edge. Bam! Perfect 80s shorts! You can find both patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! pattern shop! (Note, you can also use the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 pattern if you have that one as well!)

Make 80s style shorts for your Courtney Moore™ American Girl® Doll

Make DIY doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by oh sew kat.
Make doll clothes for 1980's 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl. Easy to sew doll clothes with easy PDF digital patterns, printables, and tutorials from OhSewKat. Also available on Etsy. Make a boxy crop top, hair scrunchies, and bubble skirts.

Courtney Moore Doll Clothes: Patch Pocket Shorts

See more sewing ideas for Courtney in my Inspiration Gallery.

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Be sure to PIN IT for later!!

Step it Up Series: Eloise Outfit for Dolls

Make an Eloise inspired outfit for your 18 inch doll like American Girl with the easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Shop on etsy for a full selection of doll sewing patterns in five sizes, and visit ohsewkat.com to get a skirt pattern to try for FREE.

Make an Eloise Inspired Outfit for your 18 inch Doll

The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice patterns are mostly sold as one pattern or bundle. The 18 inch size was only created as one version, but both the 16 inch Animator and 14 inch Welliewisher™ sizes can be purchased as the Sugar n Spice dress pattern, the Everything Nice accessories pattern, or as the Sugar n Spice Everything Nice pattern bundle. Find them all in my Etsy Shop.

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

To make the black suspender skirt, an iconic look for Miss Eloise, I used the overskirt pattern, found in the Everything Nice accessories pattern. You might want to make it more full than the pattern calls for, but this basic, open back gathered skirt has a nice waistband. My fabric was 29 inches long, so that is what I used. I also took off 1 inch from the hem. Instead of a regular gathered skirt (which will still look very cute!) I pleated my fabric every 3/8th inch or so (I did not measure) and it fit perfectly to my waistband. If you choose to do this, I recommend cutting your skirt piece longer than you need and trimming to fit just in case.

18 inch doll sewing pattern for an Eloise inspired Suspender Skirt

Make an Eloise inspired outfit for your 18 inch doll like American Girl with the easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Shop on etsy for a full selection of doll sewing patterns in five sizes, and visit ohsewkat.com to get a skirt pattern to try for FREE.

Once you attach the skirt to the waistband, try it on your doll and mark or pin the strap placement. Pin the straps in place inside the skirt (front and back, being careful not to let them twist). On the front, sew a few stitches to secure the straps right in the center of the waistband. On the back, consider hiding your stitches in the hook and loop tape area or the topstitching. Sew the buttons to the front of the waistband where the straps meet the skirt, covering the stitches that attached the straps. For this outfit, I used 9.5 inches of black Fold over elastic for my straps. If using fabric, cut two pieces, 11 x 1.25 inches, folding in each long edge to the center and stitching in place.

Easy doll Costume: Eloise inspired Suspender Skirt

Make an Eloise inspired outfit for your 18 inch doll like American Girl with the easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Shop on etsy for a full selection of doll sewing patterns in five sizes, and visit ohsewkat.com to get a skirt pattern to try for FREE.

I chose a Playtime Peasant Top for my Eloise costume because all the photos of her seem to have a baggy, almost untucked look to the front of her shirt. Even though it doesn’t have a collar, it still created the look I was after. You could easily add a collar to the bodice of the Sugar n Spice dress and make it into a blouse. You could also use the school blouse pattern from the Pleasant Company Molly’s Pretty Clothes patterns. You can find those at a site called AG Playthings. White knee socks and black mary jane style shoes can be found at American Girl®. See this POST for more doll shoe sources.

Add a bright read headband with this easy TUTORIAL and she’s ready for tea at the Plaza! Find Eloise stories on Ad: Amazon. See more pattern hacks and ideas for the Sugar n Spice dress HERE and HERE.

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Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for Popular Doll Sizes

The Backyard Bibs pattern is a quick sew with lots of options. Make it with capri length pants, as shorts, or choose an A line or gathered skirt. The one piece bib is simple and quick with sewn in straps and no fussy buttons or buttonholes. All outfits close up in back.

Make easy overalls for dolls with the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern in 5 sizes.

Use the Backyard Bibs easy sewing pattern to make a cute, nautical outfit for your doll like American girl Kit or other 18 inch dolls. Easy beginner sewing pattern tutorials from Oh Sew Kat! in my etsy store.

The Backyard Bibs is super popular for the 18 inch doll. Find it HERE in my Etsy Shop. You can purchase it with or without the peasant top pattern. See many more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern in the Inspiration Gallery.

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

Try A Girl for All Time PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

A Girl for All Time is a popular new ball joined doll- (BJD). I’ve resized many of my patterns to fit them as well. Find the Backyard Bibs for AGAT here. Michele Anderson’s Clementine doll is ready for summer in her patriotic bibs.

Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.

The Disney Animators dolls are also 16 inches tall. The animators patterns will also fit the Mae Meadow dolls (some patterns may need a little tweaking.). Find a full assortment of Animators’ patterns, including the Backyard Bibs pattern here.

Easy bib overall skirt or pants sewing pattern for 16 inch Disney Animator princess dolls. Easy to sew, more patterns in OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Find the Easy to Sew Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern at Oh Sew Kat!

Bitty Baby, and the retired Bitty Twins dolls from American Girl are 15 inches tall. They look adorable in the Backyard Bibs pattern and this pattern also makes super cute brother /sister sets too! Find the Bitty Baby pattern here.

Bitty Baby dress and overalls sewing pattern - easy to sew PDF pattern for doll clothes by oh sew kat

Find the Backyard Bibs for 14.5 inch dolls here. (Wellie Wishers, Ruby Red Fashion Friends, and Hearts for Hearts Dolls. Photo credit Michele Anderson. See more Backyard Bibs for the little dolls here and here.

Make a playful overalls outfit for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls. Backyard Bibs by Oh Sew Kat! is easy and quick to sew! #welliewishers #sewingpattern
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Make it Monday: May the Fourth Be With Your 18 inch Doll

Make fun and easy Star Wars themed outfits for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find other doll sizes and many more pattern tutorials in my etsy shop. Great beginner project for stay at home fun! May the Fourth be With You!

May the 4th be with you!! Walmart tends to be hit and miss across most of the country with their fabric selections and sales, especially in light of the recent events. I found this Star Wars fat quarter bundle last summer and the tiny prints are perfect for your galactic doll friends!

Make fun and easy Star Wars themed outfits for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find other doll sizes and many more pattern tutorials in my etsy shop. Great beginner project for stay at home fun! May the Fourth be With You!

Make the top reversible with the easy to sew Popsicle Top pattern. Add a pair of Sandbox Shorts, a Sixth Grade Skirt and you have 4 outfits in just a few hours! I used THIS TUTORIAL to put the shorts’ pockets on the inside.

Make fun and easy Star Wars themed outfits for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find other doll sizes and many more pattern tutorials in my etsy shop. Great beginner project for stay at home fun! May the Fourth be With You!
Make fun and easy Star Wars themed outfits for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find other doll sizes and many more pattern tutorials in my etsy shop. Great beginner project for stay at home fun! May the Fourth be With You!

See more ways to build a quick doll wardrobe with just a few mix and match patterns. Click on the photos below.

Make mix and match 18" doll clothes with easy PDF sewing patterns by OH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewing #patterns #freeskirt
Sew your own doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Doll dresses for wellie wishers sewing patterns
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