Sewing 70s Fashions for Dolls

Sew your 18″ American Girl® doll some fun fashions for the 70s with easy Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

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

Visit the Oh Sew Kat! 70s Inspiration Gallery for ideas and links to sew the Oh Sew Kat! patterns with a fun, 70’s flair. Your Julie Albright™ doll with love mix and match fashions that you made yourself!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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Easy sewing patterns to make 70s retro doll clothes for 18 inch American Girl doll like Julie Albright. Find more pdf sewing patterns in the Oh Sew Kat etsy shop.
Make a calico 70s style top for Julie American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns by oh sew kat. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #juliedoll #sewingpattern
Julie Albright American Girl Doll in a 1970s pantskirt outfit with turtleneck shirt and shorts.
Sewing patterns for doll fashions 1970 Seventies Oh Sew Kat!
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
Make a halter back sundress maxi dress for American Girl doll Julie with this easy sewing pattern by OhSewKat. #maxidress #dolldress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
Doll scarf tutorial by ohsewkat. Easy sewing pattern for a doll headscarf 70s style. #70s #headscarf #bandana #americangirl #ohsewkat #sewingtutorial #easypattern
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing 60s Fashions for Dolls

Sew your 18″ American Girl® doll some fun fashions for the 60s with easy Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Visit the Oh Sew Kat! 60s Inspiration Gallery for ideas and links to sew the Oh Sew Kat! patterns with a fun, 60’s flair. Your Melody Ellison™ doll with love mix and match fashions that you made yourself!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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Melody American Girl Doll in Green Sunshine Dress
Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen or Melody. DIY 50's 60's 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
Make a 60s inspired doll dress for Melody 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Sewing patterns. #patternhack #dollclothes #sewing #ohsewkat #freepattern
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a 1930s A Line Feedsack Dress for Kit with the School Bell Blouse Pattern

DIY Feedsack Dresses for American Girl® Dolls

Kit and Ruthie

Use the Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse PDF Sewing pattern to make cute, floral feedsack dresses for the Depression era American Girl® dolls, Kit and Ruthie.

Use Oh Sew Kat!'s School Bell Blouse pattern to make a cute 30s style feedsack dress for American Girl dolls Kit and ruthie. Find more patterns for 18 inch dolls in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Easy Feedsack 1930s Dresses for 18 inch Dolls like Kit and Ruthie

The School Bell Blouse is a simple pattern with a few special details. It’s designed to make two different styles of cotton blouses. In THIS TUTORIAL, I explain how easy it is to make the blouse into a cute dress!! Choose vintage 30s fabric or soft florals to give your dress a 30s vibe.

Use Oh Sew Kat!'s School Bell Blouse pattern to make a cute 30s style feedsack dress for American Girl dolls Kit and ruthie. Find more patterns for 18 inch dolls in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Add a few buttons, crystals, or even a tab of fabric at the neckline!

Use Oh Sew Kat!'s School Bell Blouse pattern to make a cute 30s style feedsack dress for American Girl dolls Kit and ruthie. Find more patterns for 18 inch dolls in the OhSewKat etsy shop.
  • It’s easy to add a collar or neck tab to your feedsack dress. Looking through pinterest, it seems geometrics were popular and pretty much anything goes. I just cut mine free hand and sewed it around the edge, flipped it and pressed it. I added some topstitching and basted it in place before sewing the dress to the lining. You could also try lace, ribbon or trims. Just remember to add an extra 1/4th inch to the top for the seam allowance.

Kat’s Tip: If the tab doesn’t lay flat after pressing your dress, you can top stitch over it, or add a little bit of iron on hem tape underneath to tack it down to the dress.

Use Oh Sew Kat!'s School Bell Blouse pattern to make a cute 30s style feedsack dress for American Girl dolls Kit and ruthie. Find more patterns for 18 inch dolls in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

School Bell Blouse Pattern Hack: Make a Depression Era A Line Dress for your 18 inch American Girl Dolls

Use Oh Sew Kat!'s School Bell Blouse pattern to make a cute 30s style feedsack dress for American Girl dolls Kit and ruthie. Find more patterns for 18 inch dolls in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

See how to make more historical fashions for dolls using Oh Sew Kat! patterns in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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.

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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.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Playtime Peasant Top Dress for Kira

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top pattern to make a cute, spring dress for your 18 inch doll like Kira Bailey from American Girl. Find more beginner level sewing patterns in the Oh Sew Kat etsy shop.

Are your dolls ready for spring? Kira’s new dress is perfect for this time of year- made with the Playtime Peasant Top pattern and the instructions HERE.

Make your 18 inch Doll a Spring Dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern

Find the pattern in many doll sizes HERE.

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top pattern to make a cute, spring dress for your 18 inch doll like Kira Bailey from American Girl. Find more beginner level sewing patterns in the Oh Sew Kat etsy shop.

See more dresses made with this Playtime Peasant Top pattern hack here and here. Add a cute belt and matching shoes to complete the look!

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top pattern to make a cute, spring dress for your 18 inch doll like Kira Bailey from American Girl. Find more beginner level sewing patterns in the Oh Sew Kat etsy shop.

I used a fat quarter of cotton fabric. I cut the ruffle first at 3 inches (I had to piece it together to make it long enough- I like to use double the length of the piece I am attaching it to- in this case, the bottom edge of the Playtime Peasant Top. Then I found I didn’t have quite enough fabric left for the full sleeve pieces. I cut the bodice as normal, and then shortened the sleeves so they would fit. I used the rolled hem on my serger to hem both the sleeves (a great way to hem if you are short on fabric!) and the ruffle.

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top pattern to make a cute, spring dress for your 18 inch doll like Kira Bailey from American Girl. Find more beginner level sewing patterns in the Oh Sew Kat etsy shop.

I used a fold over elastic headband with a flower attached as the belt. I purchased this one in the baby section of Target or a similar store. You can easily make your own with this Tutorial.

Find the Playtime Peasant Top & Twirl Skirt Pattern in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

American Girl® Outfit Review: World Traveler in Ireland for 18″ Dolls

Travel in Ireland: World Traveler Outfit for 18 inch Dolls by American Girl® Review

I saw this outfit on the American Girl® website and just knew it was coming home to me! I purchased it right away. It cost $36 and also has an accessory set for an additional $18. Without any little girls at home to play with it, I opted just for the outfit. It’s a great value for the cost and I thought I’d share my own opinions with you about it!

American Girl Outfit Review- World Traveler in Ireland. OhSewKat review of the skirt, Irish sweater, tee shirt and tam outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

I chose Jenna to model my Ireland World Traveler outfit. Of all my red headed dolls (and I do have a lot of them- Saige, Emily, Felicity, Blaire, Maryellen, Nicki (sort of), I chose Jenna (JLY #38) to be my model. American Girl® makes a lot of different dolls- but they’ve just never landed on a curly haired red head with freckles and green eyes. Aka, a mini me!! LOL. So despite Jenna’s lack of curls- she won the new outfit lottery today!

Top o the Mornin’ To Ya! World Traveler Ireland Outfit for Dolls

American Girl Outfit Review- World Traveler in Ireland. OhSewKat review of the skirt, Irish sweater, tee shirt and tam outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Here Jenna is dressed in the full outfit: boots, tights, kilt, tee, sweater, cap. Everything feels really high quality (love love love the boots!), although the sweater is a little thin. I realize that miniature doll sweaters can feel bulky, but being Irish, having been to Ireland, and having many, many hand knit aran sweaters made by my mom, this is the only part of the outfit that falls a little short for me. I like the green cardigan style (exactly what I bought for myself when I travelled to Ireland a few years ago) and the skirt is absolutely adorable. The tee shirt is a cute graphic tee, very similar to something my young daughter would have worn. I’m not very good placing the caps, but this one feels like real wool and is very high quality. The tights are super strong- although I wish the tee had a yellow accent to sort of pull it all together just a bit more.

American Girl Outfit Review- World Traveler in Ireland. OhSewKat review of the skirt, Irish sweater, tee shirt and tam outfit produced and sold for American Girl. Diy your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Here is Jenna without the tights. The yellow doesn’t pop from the skirt as much without the tights but still a super cute outfit overall in my opinion. If you are on the fence about this outfit, I highly recommend it. It has a lot of pieces for the price (high value) and they can easily be mixed and matched with other outfits all year long.

American Girl Doll pajama pants with shamrocks and rainbow cuffs- perfect with the World Traveler Ireland tee from American Girl.

Jenna’s shamrock and rainbow capri pants are made with the OhSewKat! Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern. It matches the World Traveler Tee perfecly for a casual look or even pajamas! Find the sewing pattern HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Please note: This review is 100% my own. I purchased this outfit with my own funds and the opinions are solely my own. Oh Sew Kat! is not affiliated with American Girl and no endorsement is implied.

Make it Monday: Shamrocks and Rainbows for St Patrick’s Day Doll Outfits

Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock

The Party Time Peasant Dress is super popular with sewists of all doll sizes. Find it in my Etsy Shop in 5 sizes: 18 inch for American Girl®, 14.5 Welliewishers™, 16 Animators’ and A Girl for All Time, and 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby™.

The Party Time Peasant Dress is quick to sew and is perfect for St Patrick’s Day Dresses for Dolls in all Sizes.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock

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!

Find more St Patrick’s Day Doll clothes in the Holiday Inspiration Gallery or by clicking the photos below.

Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock

Make your own doll clothes for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy to use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat
Make a Party Time Peasant Dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll for St Patrick's Day. Find the easy PDF print at home sewing pattern at ohsewkat.com. #irish #dolldress #18inch #sewingpattern #irishcraft
Make your own doll clothes for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy to use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing 50s Fashions for Dolls

Sew your 18″ American Girl® doll some fun fashions for the 50s with easy Oh Sew Kat! 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

Visit the Oh Sew Kat! 50s Inspiration Gallery for ideas and links to sew the Oh Sew Kat! patterns with a fun, 50s flair. Your Maryellen Larkin™ doll with love fabulous fifties fashions that you made yourself!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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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
Make a 50s style gingham smock dress for BeForever character Maryellen or other 18 inch dolls with this easy Pattern Hack. Add pockets to the Bloomer Buddies easy sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! with this simple tutorial. #sewingpattern #18inchdoll #50sfashions #dollclothes #patternhack #ohsewkat
50s scarf doll tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing patterns for beginners to print and sew at home.
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.
Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

The Simple, Sweet Tee Shirt PDF Sewing Pattern- Easy Pattern Hacks

Sewing pattern for American Girl Dolls Tee Shirt

Have you tried the Simple Sweet Tee Shirt pattern? With this pattern you can learn to use fun colored fold over elastic to give a plain tee a new spin!! Here are a few other ideas to try your tee shirt pattern- and don’t forget to visit the Simple Sweet Tee Inspiration Gallery to see how others have sewn it too!

Try these variations on a basic tee shirt pattern for your doll!

Use the Simple, Sweet Tee PDF pattern by Oh Sew Kat! to make a cute knit tank top for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick. It looks just like Joss Pajamas! Find more patterns in the ohsewkat etsy shop.
Make graphic tees for dolls with HTV and a cricut machine. Easy tutorial by OH Sew Kat. Find sewing patterns for popular sized doll clothes.
Make a tee shirt dress from a tee shirt pattern hack by Oh Sew Kat! Make American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern.
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.

Make 18 inch Doll Sized Tee Shirts with this easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!: The Sweet, Simple Tee

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!