There are so many ways to change up your sewing patterns to create your own unique doll clothes. One of my favorite fashion features is to add a pocket (or two) to a simple garment. Some of my patterns include pattern pieces to add a pocket (HalterAlls for example) but any square or circle scrap of fabric can work too.
My Oh Sew Kat! Testers love pockets too!! Michele is my pocket QUEEN! Pam, Sophie, and Shirley also add stunning accents to outfits with their pockets. Be inspired to try a few pockets on your next outfits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When your sew the super quick and easy Party Time Peasant Dress, you have two fun options for the skirt. You can make the skirt from one fabric, or choose three ruffles for even more fun! The Party Time Peasant Dress is perfect to make a rainbow!
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 a darling play clothes outfit for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers™ with the new Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern
Find this new easy to sew pattern in my ETSY SHOP. The one piece top is reversible and can be worn with either side in front. Add simple pull on capri pants with cute cuffs and don’t forget the simple to sew, doll sized cinch sack style backpack with a front pocket for her treasures.
Simple sewing Pattern for Welliewishers™ and Glitter Girls® Doll Clothes
This pattern will also fit Hearts for Hearts sized dolls, as well as the new, 15 inch Ruby Red Fashion Friends (some patterns may need a little tweaking.). Find this new pattern HERE.
The Picnic Play pattern is also available for 18 inch dolls here. See the Inspiration Gallery for more ideas with this quick to sew beginner level pattern. Download and sew this cute outfit for your doll today!
Joss is wearing a cheery, spring outfit made with the newly released Picnic Play Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls. The pattern includes the reversible top, cute cuffed capri pants, plus a bonus surprise accessory- a back pack in two sizes! These three pieces are quick to sew and create a perfect outfit for the beach, the park, or the playground. Look for this pattern release in other sizes next month!
Look closely at Joss’ top. I cut the white fabric and lining as usual, then added a square of lace (Larger than the pieces) between the right sides before I sewed it together. Once it was sewn, I trimmed it to the same size as the top and carefully turned it to give a soft, pretty lace overlay. Even such a simple pattern can offer a surprise design element.
The Spring Shine Dress has pretty details and can be made as a dress or as a top. With a faux button placket, no button holes required! Add pretty flutter sleeves or leave them off. Your doll is ready for spring in her new outfit made with the Spring Shine Dress pattern by Oh Sew Kat!
Spring Shine Doll Dress for Animators Dolls- an Easy Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
Julie Helmer of SewDolledUP81 on Etsy always makes the cutest creations. Pop by her shop to see what is available for sale. These bicycle riding hedgehogs steal the show!
This outfit, which includes a reversible, one piece top, cute pull on cuffed capri pants, and a simple cinch style back pack, was inspired by Joss, the 2020 Girl of the Year™ from American Girl®. Joss wears a hearing aid, and loves to surf. This outfit is perfect for her days by the shore…with a safe little pack to hold her hearing aid case while she it out on the water! The Picnic Pack includes two sizes and the reversible top can also be worn backwards!
Picnic Play- 3 piece Joss inspired PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls
St. Patrick’s Day Sewing- Try the Easy Up! Jumper for Wellie Wishers™
The Easy Up jumper is a beginner level patten that has a few options and shortcuts to try. Choose a tiny print for the 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls®. You can even make it reversible.
Make an easy Shamrock Jumper for your 14.5″ inch day.
Find more ideas for sewing the Easy Up! Jumper HERE in the Inspiration Gallery. Need more ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? Check out this POST, and this ONE. Find more ideas for this simple pattern by clicking on the photos below.
Riley’s dress is a Party Time Peasant Dress with a simple variation- long sleeves. Use color and accents to create a dress in the Irish theme with hardly a shamrock in site.
Easy to sew St. Patrick’s Day Doll Clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Emily’s Irish outfit is perfect whether spring has arrived or not by March 17th. The Popsicle Top can be worn with a shirt underneath for warmth- and the Four Season Skirt (Made with my FREE pattern) looks great with flip flops or boots!