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!
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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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Sew a Holiday Doll Dress with Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

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.

The Party Time Peasant Dress is a quick to sew pattern for dolls, that will give lots of “WOW” when you choose fun, holiday themed fabrics.  This pattern is available in five popular doll sizes:  18 inch dolls, 14.5 inch dolls, 15 inch baby dolls, 16 inch Animators dolls, and 16 inch A Girl for All Time® Dolls in my Etsy Shop.  Because PDF patterns are instant download, and you print them at home, you can sew one up without even leaving your house!

Make a holiday doll dress with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy beginner patterns to DIY doll clothes like the Party Time Peasant Dress. #dolldress #holidaydress #christmas #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

Be inspired by these fun, holiday dresses and sew one up for your favorite doll today!  Kelly’s snowflake dress was made with the Party Time Peasant Dress.

Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

Use the Bloomer Buddies pattern for a Christmas Classic, like Riley’s dress below.

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a classic Christmas dress with the easy to sew, step by step tutorial PDF Sewing pattern Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat! Also available in other popular doll sizes like Bitty Baby and Wellie Wishers. #christmasdress #holidaycrafts #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #americangirldoll

This polka dot dress is also made with the Bloomer Buddies.  I just made the sleeves longer.

Easy sewing patterns to DIY doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #sewingpattern #18inchdolls

Maryellen’s Dress was made with the School Bell Blouse pattern, using this easy Pattern HACK.Make a holiday doll dress for 18 inch dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns for American Girl dolls. #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #sewingpattern

Make holiday dresses for your Wellie Wishers 14.5 inch sized dolls too! Willa’s dress is made with the Party Time Peasant Dress.Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

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The Party Time Peasant Dress is also available for A Girl for All Time Dolls.

Make a cute holiday outfit for your A Girl for All Time dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern for subscribers. #diyholiday #holidaycrafts #dollclothes #ohsewkat #sewingpattern

Have fun putting a holiday twist on your doll clothes this season!!

See more Party Time Peasant Dresses here and here!  Find more holiday ideas here and don’t forget to visit the Inspiration Gallery.  Find the entire Oh Sew Kat! pattern catalog HERE.

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Molly’s Holiday Dress

Have you seen that the BeForever character, Molly McIntire, has been re-released? You can find her in a special bundle, only at CostCo stores. She has a new meet outfit, with red and white saddle shoes, and comes with a book and a new pair of pajamas.  This was the perfect excuse to stitch up a dress for her!  (These photos are of my daughter’s Molly doll. We did not buy the one at CostCo as we already had her.)

Make your own doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like Molly. The Sugar n Spice pattern is available from Oh Sew Kat! for American Girl dolls and other popular doll sizes. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #molly #holidaydress

Molly’s father is a doctor, serving in World War II.  Much of her story centers around her father being gone, and then coming home.  You can find her books on Amazon here:  Ad:  https://amzn.to/2DkIlPD.

The Sugar n Spice dress is the perfect pattern to make a replica of Molly’s original holiday outfit.  Molly’s was made with velvet, and I used a rich, Kona cotton.  I made the dress according to the pattern, with just a shorter (pinafore length) skirt.  If I was going to make it again, I might move the neckline up a bit, drop the waist by 1/2 inch and use a circle skirt instead of a gathered skirt, but I think you will agree, the dress sure looks pretty close to the original idea.

Make your own doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like Molly. The Sugar n Spice pattern is available from Oh Sew Kat! for American Girl dolls and other popular doll sizes. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #molly #holidaydress

I wonder what other patterns and styles can easily be adapted to fill out Molly’s 1940s wardrobe.  Who else added Molly to their dolly family this year?

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make your own doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like Molly. The Sugar n Spice pattern is available from Oh Sew Kat! for American Girl dolls and other popular doll sizes. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #molly #holidaydress

Holiday Dresses to Make for Your Dolls

Is it too soon? 🙂   Have you thought about the special girls in your life that might enjoy new clothes for their special dolls this holiday season?  Here are a few ideas to inspire you to ring in the season! Click on each photo to go right to the Oh Sew kat! sewing pattern I used.  Visit my Etsy Shop to find a full selection of patterns for dolls from 14-18 inches tall.

Make your 18 inch doll a new holiday outfit this year.

Sew a holiday skirt for your dolls with free pattern from Oh Sew Kat! #freepattern #sewingpattern #dollskirt #pdfpattern

Four Season Skirts ^^ Find this free pattern HERE. This pattern is free when you join my email list. It has no pattern pieces and is very quick and easy. It’s the perfect skirt in a holiday plaid, but also works well for the rest of the year too. See more skirt ideas HERE and HERE.

Use the Jumping Jack Jumper Set to make a cute snowman outfit. See more ideas in THIS POST and the Inspiration Gallery. The Jumping Jack pattern has three pieces- long sleeve shirt, shorts, and a reversible open sided jumper. Mix and match the pieces for lots of variety.

Snowman doll outfit sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Jumping Jack 1970s fashions for dolls. #ohsewkat #jumpingjack #70sdollclothes #sewingpattern #pdfpattern

Find the Jumping Jack pattern here  ^^

Make an 18 inch holiday doll outfit with PDF sewing patterns you print at home.

Emily shows off a cute Doodlebug reindeer print in her School Dance Dress. This patter has three different variations to make the front of the dress for lots of value. See more ideas with this pattern HERE.

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Printable patterns PDF patterns School Dance Dress for dolls #ohsewkat #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #easypatterns

Pretty party dresses are easy to make with beginner sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

The Party Time Peasant Dress  ^^ is available in 5 popular doll sizes in my ETSY SHOP. Download and sew today.

Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

The Party Time Peasant Dress is so quick and easy and is a great pattern to show off your fun holiday prints. I made a covered button to accent Willa’s dress. See more Party Time dresses HERE and HERE.

Make holiday outfits for 18 inch dolls with easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Lanie is keeping festive in her Playground Pants and a Jumping Jack knit shirt. Her scarf is the belt shown on the snowman outfit above. Use the Playground Pants pattern to make fun pajama pants too like in THIS POST.

Easy beginner sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns


Here is another Jumping Jack outfit. What I love about this pattern is that the pieces can be used to mix and match with other outfits. The turtleneck is perfect under the Backyard Bibs like in THIS POST and also the Easy Up Jumper like THIS ONE. It is available for both 18 and 14.5 inch dolls.

Easy sewing pattern to make 18 inch doll clothes. Print at home PDF patterns by oh sew kat for dolls. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #jumpingjack #18inch

Make your doll a Nutcracker Inspired Nightgown with the Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern

Melody is ready for dancing sugar plums in this pretty nightgown. See THIS POST to see the adjustments I made to the basic dress pattern to make it into a nightgown. The Sugar n Spice Pattern has lots of options on its own. Add the Everything Nice accessories for even more playtime fun. See the full photo gallery HERE.

Sew a Clara inspired Nightgown! Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

Find the Sugar n Spice Dress Pattern Hack ^^ here.

See more holiday doll clothes ideas HERE and HERE.



Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Make a holiday doll dress with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy beginner patterns to DIY doll clothes like the Party Time Peasant Dress. #dolldress #holidaydress #christmas #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

Gingham Peasant Dress Outfit Tutorial for Julie Albright- A BeForever Pattern Hack!

I’m really enjoying sewing for Julie Albright, the BeForever character from 1974.  I think I’m attracted to her collection because I was seven years old in 1974 and I had very similar things- like her purple coat (mine was blue) and the sneaker skates (mine were bright yellow with orange stripes).

When I saw THIS PIN, I just knew that this peasant style outfit would be easy to recreate with Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Be sure to follow my Julie board when you stop by my Pinterest page.

Make a 70s style gingham skirt for your 18 inch Julie doll and her friends.

Make a 70s peasant top and skirt outfit for Julie doll

Click here to see other outfits I’ve sewn for Julie.

Make your own Doll Clothes for BeForever Doll: Julie

1970s doll dress skirt and top for Julie BeForever Doll

The top is simply the Playtime Peasant Top, sewn in white with long sleeves.  For the skirt, I used the overskirt that comes in the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle.  I cut the gingham fabric skirt longer by 4 1/2 inches, but didn’t make any other changes.  Add a little lace at the bottom, and ta da! A perfect, pretty bell skirt! Add a red or gingham ribbon to complete the look.  This outfit will be perfect for the Christmas holidays!

Make a 1970s doll gingham skirt and peasant top for Julie BeForever Doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download your PDF sewing pattern and print on your home printer to sew this afternoon! #ohsewkat #americangirldolls #juliedoll #sewingpattern

Find the patterns HERE.  Find more fashions for Julie (all made with Oh Sew Kat! patterns!) here and here.

Make a 70s outfit for Julie American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #70s #dress #Julie #sewing

Make 70s themed doll clothes for your Julie Doll.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

4th of July Doll Clothes

It’s time to celebrate the red, white and blue here in the USA!  Here are a few 4th of July inspired outfits made with Oh Sew Kat! patterns.  Click on the photos to go right to the pattern.

Doll clothes patterns at oh sew kat

Melody looks adorable in Bloomer Buddies!Oh Sew Kat Sewing Patterns for Dolls-51

Kendall shows her pride in Party Time Peasant Dress (photo credit: Amy Violet’s).Party Time Peasant Dress by ohsewkat (2)a

Sam is also in a Party Time Peasant Dress.Party Time Peasant Dress sewing pattern by ohsewkat 4

The Bitty Twins are ready for a picnic in their HalterAlls.halteralls-bitty-baby-pattern-by-ohsewkat-6

Summer classic:  Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt.Oh Sew Kat wellie wishers american girl pattern-4-3

Emily and Mary keep cool in Popsicle Tops and Sandbox Shorts.Sewing patterns for american girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat

Nina Self made this cute version of Boardwalk Boutique.Boardwalk Boutique pattern by Oh Sew Kat sewn by Nina Self 2

Ashley Crawe has Bitty Baby all decked out for the holiday in a Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt.popsicle-top-and-sixth-grade-skirt-by-oh-sew-kat-bitty-10

Willa and Kendall look cute in their Popsicle Tops and Four Season Skirts.Oh Sew Kat wellie wishers american girl pattern-4-4

 

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Fan Photos: Holiday Dresses for Freya

Thank you to Jenny who sent me these photos of the doll clothes she made for her daughter, Freya, for Christmas.  Freya is a lucky little girl and has some of the best dressed dolls this holiday season!  *Affiliate Links.

Here the wellie wishers and glitter girls sized dolls are looking great in their Sugar n Spice Dresses.  Holiday Dresses for dolls sewing patterns by oh sew kat

I just love these School Dance Dresses!!  The contrasting panel gives a fun twist and each ribbon belt can be tied in the front or the back.Holiday Doll DressesHoliday dresses for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

This Glitter Girls Doll (made by Our Generation) looks so lovely in her Sugar n Spice Dress!  All the Oh Sew Kat! wellie wishers patterns fit these new dolls as well!Holiday dresses for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! (1)

Find both of these patterns, and many more, in my Etsy Shop.

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American Girl Review: Celebration Dress

I placed a few orders for some of American Girl’s new holiday dresses. I hate to spend so much money on them each year, but I often regret it because sometimes they are only available for a short time.  This year, I purchased the CELEBRATION DRESS and thought it would be so pretty on Nanea.

Celebration Dress by American Girl review on Oh Sew Kat
Celebration dress for dolls on Nanea

I was right. She looks dreamy in it!  I think the very top of the dress, although pretty, is very, very sheer. I can’t imagine it will withstand a lot of real doll play by real girls.

Honestly, I really bought it for these amazing shoes.  I love doll shoes and I have been know to buy more than one outfit simply for the shoes.  These gold sparklers are so pretty with tiny bows in the back.  LOVE!

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The crown is pretty, and the bracelet is a nice touch (although I tend to think they should both be pearls or both be sparkles, but maybe that is just me. )  I love the waistline sparkle!

Overall, I’d give this dress a solid B.  Maybe I’d bump it up to a B+ because of those gorgeous shoes.  The main reason is because of the delicate top.  Even for older girls, if it gets ripped, I think the dress might be ruined.  But otherwise, the mixture of textures with the lace and the tulle give a pretty holiday look for your special doll.  You can find this outfit and lots more at American Girl stores.

Since I usually make all of my own doll clothes- I would use either the Bloomer Buddies or the Sugar N Spice Dress PDF sewing patterns to make a dress like this. The Bloomer Buddies would need a waist, and the Sugar n Spice would need the pieces bodice top (using sheer and fabric sewn together, then cut out), but both would be very pretty if you wanted to make your own dress as well.

Celebration Dress by American Girl on Nanea

Do you have a favorite holiday dress from American Girl?

See more Oh Sew Kat! reviews of products made by American Girl on THIS PAGE.

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