Painted Popsicle Dress for Courtney: Oh Sew Kat! PDF Pattern Hack

American Girl® has a whole line of over the top, fun 80s mix and match fashions for Courtney Moore™. You can use Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make your own!!

Make an 80s themed paint splattered dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll like Courtney Moore™ for half the price with this easy Popsicle Top pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! I found this pastel colored splattered paint fabric bundle at Walmart for about $5-6. The Popsicle Top pattern is found HERE.

Make a Dress with the Popsicle Top Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

  • Cut out the Popsicle Top Pattern according to the directions.
  • Cut a skirt piece, 25 inches by 4.5 inches. If you want a fuller skirt, cut it longer than 25 inches.
  • Assemble the Popsicle Top according to the directions. Do not sew the back edge (where the hook and loop tape will go- this also makes it super easy to flip right side out!). Do not sew the hem or add trim.
  • Hem the bottom long edge of the skirt, and gather the top edge.
  • With right sides together, pin the gathered skirt to the hem of the Popsicle Top (treat both layers of the top as one layer), and sew. Top stitch from the front (pretty side of fabric).
  • Finish the back edges in one long seam, and fold in 1/4 inch on each side, press. Add hook and loop tape and continue the seam down to the hem of the dress to catch the pressed in edge.
  • Add tights or leggings and high top reeboks to complete the look! It also looks great with a denim jacket over top.

DIY 80s Fashions for 18 inch Dolls like Courtney Moore™ from American Girl®

Find more 80s themed pattern hacks HERE.

This quick and easy dress hack would be cute in fun spring prints, or red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. Have fun with it!! Find more ideas for the Popsicle Top pattern HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Click the images below to find more tutorials and pattern hacks for Courtney.

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.
Make your 18 inch Courtney Moore American Girl doll a Care bears nightgown with the easy to sew Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern from the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop. Available in other doll sizes too!
Make your 18 inch doll a hot pink and houndstooth 80s outfit just like Courtney's from American Girl. DIY your own doll clothes with easy to sew PDF patterns and tutorials from Oh Sew Kat!
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Six Ways to Sew the Playtime Peasant Top for Dolls

The Playtime Peasant Top is a basic staple for your doll’s wardrobe. This PDF pattern is available in 5 popular doll sizes from 14.5 inches to 18 inches in my Etsy Shop. The pattern includes both the long sleeve and short sleeve options, as well as a fun, ruffled 3 tiered peasant skirt.

Here are 6 different ways to sew the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top to make a whole wardrobe of doll clothes. This easy PDF sewing pattern is perfect for beginers to learn to sew. Available in five sizes, Oh Sew Kat! patterns can be sewn with pattern hacks to make lots of different styles from one pattern tutorial.

Make a Short Sleeve Peasant Top for your Doll

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top to make a whole wardrobe of doll clothes. This easy PDF sewing pattern is perfect for beginers to learn to sew. Available in five sizes, Oh Sew Kat! patterns can be sewn with pattern hacks to make lots of different styles from one pattern tutorial.

Make them in all colors- prints, checks, and solids. Your doll can use them with shorts, skirts, and under bibs too. You’ll see my dolls wearing lots of peasant tops, especially with the Backyard Bibs pattern like HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Make a Long Sleeve Peasant Top for your Dolls

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top to make a whole wardrobe of doll clothes. This easy PDF sewing pattern is perfect for beginers to learn to sew. Available in five sizes, Oh Sew Kat! patterns can be sewn with pattern hacks to make lots of different styles from one pattern tutorial.

An essential part of every doll’s wardrobe. Add buttons, crystals, or decorative stitching to make it unique. See more long sleeve peasant tops HERE and HERE.

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Make a Double Ruffle Peasant Top Dress for Your Doll

This is an easy pattern hack!

Make a dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #beginnerproject #diydollclothes #ohsewkat

This dress version of the Playtime Peasant Top is super easy! Just add ruffles to the peasant top bodice! Find more details and instructions in THIS POST. It works for every size!

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top to make a whole wardrobe of doll clothes. This easy PDF sewing pattern is perfect for beginers to learn to sew. Available in five sizes, Oh Sew Kat! patterns can be sewn with pattern hacks to make lots of different styles from one pattern tutorial.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a Ruffle Sleeve Peasant Top Doll Dress for your Doll

Ruffled cuffs are all the rage and that includes 18 inch dolls too! Make the Playtime Peasant Top with short sleeves, and add a cute ruffle instead of elastic or a hem.

Make your 18 inch doll an adorable ruffled sleeve peasant top with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Available in my Etsy Shop in 5 popular doll sizes includes long and short sleeves and a 3 tiered skirt.

Try adding ruffles to sleeves of your Playtime Peasant Top Dress!

Make your 18 inch doll an adorable ruffled sleeve peasant top with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Available in my Etsy Shop in 5 popular doll sizes includes long and short sleeves and a 3 tiered skirt.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a Ruffled Hem Peasant Top Dress for Your Doll

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Add any size ruffle to the Playtime Peasant Top like in THIS TUTORIAL for a cute and stylish dress! Add a belt that can also be a headband if you like using THIS TUTORIAL.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a Ruffled Neckline Peasant Top for Your Dolls

Tutorial for adding a neck ruffle to a peasant top. Find more sewing patterns and tutorials, plus a free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #peasanttop #dolltutorial #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #18inchdolls

Try it with your fabric, with contrasting fabric, or with eyelet lace! See more photos and directions in THIS TUTORIAL.

Use easy PDF printable sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make your Americna Girl Dolls curte skirts this holiday season. Easy to sew, few supplies and fun to make! Find a full selection of PDF sewing patterns for American Girl dolls in the OHSEWKAT etsy shop. #dollclothes #pdfprintable
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Click the photos below to see more posts using the Playtime Peasant Top pattern.

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Doll Clothes sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! 18 inch doll and wellie wishers, Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls.
American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Find the Playtime Peasant Top & Twirl Skirt sewing pattern for 18 inch Dolls like American Girl here.

Find the Playtime Peasant Top & Twirl Skirt sewing pattern for 16 inch Slim Dolls like a Girl for All Time™ here.

Find the Playtime Peasant Top & Twirl Skirt sewing pattern for 16 inch Animators Dolls here.

Find the Playtime Peasant Top & Twirl Skirt sewing pattern for 15 inch Dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins here.

Find the Playtime Peasant Top & Twirl Skirt sewing pattern for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers Dolls here. (Also fits Hearts for Hearts Girls Dolls.)

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Step it Up! Series – Make a Sunshine Dress without Sleeves Pattern Hack

Make a dress for your 18 inch American Girl® doll with easy to sew patterns from Oh Sew Kat! The Sunshine Dress is a versatile pattern. Read on to see how to make it without the sleeves!

Make a sleeveless shift dress for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack.

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Take a regular doll dress sewing pattern and learn how to make it without sleeves for more fashion options!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Don’t you just swoon every time you see one of those cute sleeveless sundresses made by Lily Pulitzer?  I mean, how cute is this?

This adorable dress is basically exactly the same as my new SUNSHINE DRESS pattern.

WANT A SIMPLE PATTERN HACK????

Make a sleeveless doll dress with the easy Sunshine Dress sewing pattern.

First you will need the sewing pattern. This pattern hack will work for all sizes. Find the 18 inch doll sized Sunshine Dress HERE.



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

With a few simple adjustments, and the right fabric, even a beginner can create this same look! Here’s my version using Vera Bradley fabric.  Read on to see how easy it is to step up my simple SUNSHINE DRESS pattern to a super trendy look!

vera bradley easy to sew doll dress

Make a Sunshine Dress without the Sleeves Tutorial

1.  Choose your fabric and cut out the following pattern pieces:  1, 2, 3, 4.  (back, front, lining back and lining front. If you want to use princess seams, use the pieces the pattern specifies for that view instead of piece 2 (front).)

2.  To make my dress, I used luncheon sized napkins I bought at the Vera Bradley outlet. (Yes, Virginia, there is a such a thing, and yes, it is truly amazing!)  The napkins have a bound edge, and I decided to use that as my dress hem. The pieces just barely fit!  I used two of my four napkins to make this one dress.  It’s a little shorter than the pattern piece by about an inch, which okay, as I want a shorter sundress.

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Take a regular doll dress sewing pattern and learn how to make it without sleeves for more fashion options! #easytosew #patternhack #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

3.  Follow the pattern instructions and sew the shoulder seams of both the dress and the lining.  Finish the bottom edges of your lining before you attach it.  Line the pieces up with right sides together, pin, and sew the neck and sleeve edges.

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Take a regular doll dress sewing pattern and learn how to make it without sleeves for more fashion options! #easytosew #patternhack #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

4.  Carefully pull the back pieces through the shoulders to the front, flipping the pieces inside out. If you’ve never done this before, see my TUTORIAL.   To make it easier, use a FASTURN set (*affiliate link – Tutorial here).  Press for nice smooth edges.  With RST, line up your side seams, opening out the bodice pieces as well, and sew one long seam from the hem of the dress to the hem of the bodice lining.  Fold the insides together and press if needed.  Finish the back edges and hem according to the pattern directions.  I skipped the hem part, as mine was already finished!  That made this quick project even quicker!

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Take a regular doll dress sewing pattern and learn how to make it without sleeves for more fashion options! #easytosew #patternhack #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Take a regular doll dress sewing pattern and learn how to make it without sleeves for more fashion options! #easytosew #patternhack #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

5.  Once my dress was done, I added the pink sparkles (from the craft store) with my iron to complete the look.

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Take a regular doll dress sewing pattern and learn how to make it without sleeves for more fashion options! #easytosew #patternhack #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Make a doll dress for your American Girl Doll with easy to sew PDF patterns and tutorials from the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Ta da!! I used a dress pattern I already had on hand, to create a trendy look by leaving off the sleeves and shortening the length a little bit.  With a little imagination, a simple little pattern can go a long way!

Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Take a regular doll dress sewing pattern and learn how to make it without sleeves for more fashion options! #easytosew #patternhack #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

I can’t wait to see what you sew!! Post your Sunshine Dress on social media with #ohsewkat!

See more Sunshine Dress tutorials HERE and HERE.

Make a sleeveless doll dress for 18 inch dolls from any dress pattern with this easy hack.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!