Holiday Doll Fashions- Knitted Carolers Capes & Oh Sew Kat! Outfits

As I’m learning to knit, it’s fun (and quick!) to knit for dolls!! As we worked our way through November, the fur trimmed capes were a great way to learn to use furry yarn, but also to create beautiful holiday ensembles for dolls. (These cape patterns are both by A Little Knitty.)

Make your Own Holiday Doll Clothes for American Girl Dolls

Doll clothes laying flat: red Jumping Jack turtleneck, red gingham skirt, and knitted green cape and mittens with white fur trim

Dress your Dolls for Christmas with Doll Clothes made with OhSewKat PDF Sewing Patterns

One knitting pattern had a hood, and one didn’t. These dolls look so cute and so ready for the holidays that I just had to share!!

18 inch American Girl Doll #57 with red knit cape with hood and white fur.

Riley (above) is wearing a holly jumper made from the Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern. You can find more info about her jumper HERE.

18 inch Doll Fashionistas: Holiday 18″ Outfits for Dolls

18 inch redhead American Girl doll in green cape with white fur, mittens, and red skirt from OhSewKat sewing pattern

Poppy is wearing a classic outfit for the holiday under her cape. The Jumping Jack Turtleneck and Sixth Grade Skirt! Find both sewing patterns HERE.

American Girl Doll Julie wearing green knitted cape and mittens with red gingham skirt for Christmas

This cape can also look very classic!! Julie is ready for Christmas with her cape and mittens over the Everything Nice Gingham Skirt. Find more information about her outfit here. See more ideas for Julie’s outfits HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Knitting for Dolls- 18 inch Doll Fashions by Oh Sew Kat.

Knitting can add a great textured element to your doll clothes and can really add that finishing touch to any doll outfit. Two years ago I set a goal to learn to knit. My mother was a master knitter and I wish I had done it while she was still here to share in my success. I found a local knitting shop and signed up for a beginner class and have been working on my skills ever since. Lately, I’ve been working on lots of 18 inch doll knits. Knitting doll clothes (just like sewing) is a low cost and quick way to grow your skills. I’ll share more as I go along, but here are a few fun outfits I put together with some knitted pieces I recently created along with Oh Sew Kat! doll clothes.

Create your own fashion forward wardrobe for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns and simple knitted sweaters for dolls.
Create your own fashion forward wardrobe for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns and simple knitted sweaters for dolls.

First up is Joss. Joss looks amazing in anything but she really shines in bright colors. I knit her thin strap cami from a Ravelry pattern with Baby Bee yarn from Hobby Lobby. The cami is the perfect thing to put under the Kay Carr short sleeve cardigan from her 70s Mix and Match Knitting pattern. The raglan sleeves are easy to knit the and entire little jacket sweater knits up really quickly. Joss is wearing a pair of capri pants made with the Oh Sew Kat! Playground Pants (no pockets) and just made them shorter. This fabric is from the Flowerhouse Wildflowers collection by Robert Kaufman. Cute cute!!

DIY your own doll clothes with easy to sew PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Emily is wearing a Popsicle Top, Sixth Grade Skirt, and a Karina sweater.

Next up is Emily!! She’s wearing a hot pink Karina Sweater (pattern by My AG Doll Creations) in the long length. The yarn is Baby Bee from Hobby Lobby in the princess color. Emily’s outfit is a Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt, along with Saige’s buckle strap boots.

Create your own fashion forward wardrobe for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF sewing patterns and simple knitted sweaters for dolls.

And here is Riley! Riley’s outfit has a cool summer nights vibe. She’s wearing the Sandbox Shorts with patch pockets (as seen in THIS POST) and the pink thin strap cami made with the Baby Bee yarn. This cami was where I learned the duplicate stitch, by adding the yellow heart to the front of the cami. The cute yellow jacket is the same one Joss has on above, made with the Kay Carr 70s Mix and Match Wardrobe knitting pattern. This little jacket is such a quick knitting project and fits so beautifully, I know I will be making many more.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!