Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern for 16 inch Animators’ Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Make your own DIY doll clothes for 16 inch Disney Princess Animators' doll with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat.

The Sugar n Spice PDF pattern for Animators dolls by Oh Sew Kat! includes a short sleeved dress with a full gathered skirt. It can also be made without sleeves and worn over the base dress as a pinafore. A quick little apron tutorial is included as well.

With the Sugar n Spice PDF pattern, your doll can be anyone she wants to be.

Make your own DIY doll clothes for 16 inch Disney Princess Animators' doll with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat.

I like to make my base dresses in solid colors, leaving the overskirts, aprons, pinafores, corsets for the busier fabrics as they are quicker to make and take less fabric. The solid dresses also provide mix and match options for different characters and costumes as you can see here and here.

Sew easyAnimators’ Doll Clothes with easy patterns from OhSewKat!

Visit the Sugar n Spice pattern Inspiration Gallery!

Make your own DIY doll clothes for 16 inch Disney Princess Animators' doll with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from OhSewKat.

Jenny made this sweet dress for her daughter’s Rapunzel doll with the no sew tutu pattern, included in the Everything Nice accessories pattern, and added a pretty accent to the neckline with more of the tulle.

Create character costume doll clothes with the Sugar n Spice sewing pattern.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Download and sew the Sugar n Spice Everything Nice outfit for your Animators’ princess doll today! Click the photos below to see more ideas to sew for Animators’.

Make easy overalls for girl and boy animators dolls with this digital PDF sewing pattern from OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level doll clothes patterns for animators like Anna, Elsa and Rapunzel. #animators #dollclothes
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Make adorable Backyard Bibs outfits for your 16 inch Animators dolls with this easy sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Also available sized for 18 and 14 inch dolls on Etsy. #animators #dollclothes
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Rainbow Party Time Peasant Dress by OhSewKat!

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!

Make your 18 inch Doll a Rainbow Dress.

Make a rainbow dress for your 18 inch doll using the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Find more simple patterns for dolls at OhSewKat on Etsy.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

The Party Time Peasant Dress pattern is perfect to make a doll Rainbow Dress.

Make a rainbow dress for your 18 inch doll using the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Find more simple patterns for dolls at OhSewKat on Etsy.

Nellie’s dress was made by Koala-T. Find their clothes for sale on Facebook! Find the Party Time Peasant Dress PDF pattern in 5 popular doll sizes HERE.

See more ideas for the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern HERE and HERE and visit the Inspiration Gallery too!

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

Make it Monday – Buffalo Checks and Lace for 18 inch Dolls this Holiday Season

Is it just me, or are there buffalo checks just about everywhere you look? From holiday pajamas, to bows on green wreaths, the pop of black and red checks (of all sizes) is a fun trend to join in to!

Buffalo Checks for 18 inch dolls? Yes Please!

Quick and easy to make 18 inch Doll Clothes with PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop. #18inchdolls #etsyshop

The Easy Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern is perfect for your 18 inch doll’s holiday dress.

I found this small scale red and black checked fabric at Walmart. (I always wash my Walmart fabric with a color catcher before I use it just in case!) The Backyard Bibs is a quick and easy jumper outfit- and I cut the waistband on the diagonal for fun. Find the pattern HERE. This pattern is available in 5 popular doll sizes in my SHOP.

Quick and easy to make 18 inch Doll Clothes with PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop. #18inchdolls #etsyshop

The blouse under the bibs is the Playtime Peasant Top. I used THIS TUTORIAL to add the ruffle at the neck. Remember to not attach it to your side seam or your won’t be able to put the bibs over the shoulder. See more Playtime Peasant Tops HERE and HERE. Purchase the pattern on its own (includes a skirt!) or bundled with the Backyard Bibs.

Add lace to a peasant top for the perfect holiday doll outfit.

Quick and easy to make 18 inch Doll Clothes with PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop. #18inchdolls #etsyshop

See more holiday outfits for your dolls HERE and HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: School Bell Blouse for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers Doll Clothes

It’s Tester Tuesday!! The School Bell Blouse is the perfect top to move from summer into fall and beyond into cooler weather too. This PDF sewing pattern has a pretty bell sleeve with two front options. You can find the School Bell blouse for 18 inch Dolls HERE.

The School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern is now available for 14 and 14.5 inch dolls.



The School Bell Blouse, available in a 3rd size for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls, will also fit Hearts for Hearts dolls too! Find this cute “print at home” sewing pattern HERE.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

The School Bell Blouse is perfect for Halloween Themed Doll Clothes

Michele had a ball making her test samples of the School Bell Blouse. These outfits are perfect for Camille and Willa to wear to their school Halloween party. Both tops are made with View B, the plain top with a peplum skirt. Accent your tops with ribbon belts and fancy buttons! The top looks great with a simple, black Sixth Grade Skirt. You can also find that pattern in my shop.



Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

The Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse pattern fits 14 inch Glitter Girls Dolls Too

The Glitter Girls dolls are a bit newer on the doll scene. They are made by Our Generation and can be found at Target and on Amazon. They are the exact same size as the Wellie Wishers dolls made by American Girl. You have lots of hair and eye choices and the price is right around $20 US which make them an adorable (and cheaper) friend option for Wellie Wishers Dolls. Read more about my experience with them HERE and HERE. Find the Glitter Girls for sale at my affiliate link HERE.

Jenny made her daughter’s Glitter Girl doll this hot pink School Bell Blouse. She also used the SandBox Shorts pattern and added a fun bow accent. Jenny used view A- the top with the neckline pleat and a bit of a flared waistline.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat


Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins Dolls

Bitty Baby was always a popular doll here at our house.  There are not as many patterns sized for Bitty on the market. Oh Sew Kat! patterns are being resized (one by one) for the 15 inch baby dolls in your life. Find the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt here.   Scroll down to see the cute outfits the Oh Sew Kat! testers made with this quick and easy pattern for bitties! Find a large selection of Bitty Baby 15 inch doll patterns HERE.

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!

Peasant Top sewing pattern for 15 inch baby dolls

Carol G made this sunny pink and yellow outfit for her baby doll.  Isn’t it the sweetest?

The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt is an easy sewing pattern for 15 inch baby dolls.

Sewing patterns for baby doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew peasant style blouse with short or long sleeves and 3 tiered ruffle skirt. #bittybaby #ohsewkat #bittytwins #easysewing #dollclothes
Playtime Peasant Top sewing pattern MA

Find easy to sew PDF patterns to make baby doll clothes for your 15 inch doll.

Michelle A’s baby has a bit of a southwestern flair in her sunny top and skirt!

This pattern is the perfect pattern for those that are new to sewing.  It has few pieces, easy lines, and simple elastic casings as both pieces pull on over the doll’s feet.  Have fun mixing and matching prints to make your own unique play outfit for your baby doll.

Find the pattern for 15 inch baby dolls here and it’s also available in 4 other sizes HERE.  Get ideas and inspiration for this pattern in the Inspiration Gallery.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: The Sixth Grade Skirt Sewing Pattern

It’s Tester Tuesday!  The Sixth Grade Skirt has just been updated. It was the first pattern I ever published, so I have wanted to update the photos and images for awhile.

Sew an easy skirt for your 18 inch doll with the Sixth Grade Skirt PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find a full wardrobe of easy doll clothes sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.  #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #ohsewkat

Here are some adorable skirts that my Oh Sew Kat! testers made as we tweaked the pattern for the perfect fit.  I had forgotten how easy and fun this skirt is!  If you purchased this pattern, contact me to get your updated copy.

Sophie Pagr made adorable skirts and her photos really capture the essence of summer fun!

Sew an easy skirt for your 18 inch doll with the Sixth Grade Skirt PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find a full wardrobe of easy doll clothes sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.  #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #ohsewkat
Sew an easy skirt for your 18 inch doll with the Sixth Grade Skirt PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find a full wardrobe of easy doll clothes sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.  #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #ohsewkat

Kathy McMilin added interest and contrast to her skirts. The lace front instructions are included in the pattern.

Sew an easy skirt for your 18 inch doll with the Sixth Grade Skirt PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find a full wardrobe of easy doll clothes sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.  #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #ohsewkat
Sew an easy skirt for your 18 inch doll with the Sixth Grade Skirt PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find a full wardrobe of easy doll clothes sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.  #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #ohsewkat

If you haven’t sewn a Sixth Grade Skirt in awhile, I encourage you to dust it off and give it a whirl. With a velcro close in back, it is easily adapted to fit nearly any brand of doll.

Find a tutorial to add pockets to your skirt HERE.

Find a tutorial to add a ruffled or lace hem trim to your skirt HERE.

Find the pattern in multiple sizes in my Etsy shop.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Pattern Update: The Sixth Grade Skirt by Oh Sew Kat!

The Sixth Grade Skirt has just been updated. It was the first pattern I ever published, so I have wanted to update the photos and images for awhile and finally got around to putting it at the top of the to do list.  I love this simple, little skirt! It has so much potential!

Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat

The Sixth Grade Skirt is a quick and easy sewing pattern for dolls.

The updated pattern is now available.  If you purchased your copy at another site, you can contact them directly for the update. If you purchased it anywhere else, simply contact me, tell me when and where, and I will send you the updated copy.  There are not a whole lot of changes- I redrew the pattern pieces in new software, updated the photos, and added new images. The overlap in the back of the skirt was adjusted as well.

Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat
Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat

The Sixth Grade Skirt is a perfect match with the Popsicle Top pattern.  Directions are included to add lace or pleats to the center front panel.

Make a variety of skirts with one, easy to sew doll pattern.

American Girl Doll Skirt sewing pattern
Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat

If you haven’t sewn a Sixth Grade Skirt in awhile, I encourage you to dust it off and give it a whirl. With a velcro close in back, it is easily adapted to fit nearly any brand of doll.

Find a tutorial to add the pockets to your skirt HERE.

Find a tutorial to add a fun hem to your skirt HERE.

See how to use the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern for a maxi skirt or to make an Elsa dress HERE.

Find the pattern in multiple sizes in my Etsy shop.

Easy to sew, the Sixth Grade Skirt is a simple, beginner level sewing project.

Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

How to Cut PDF Sewing Patterns on the Cricut Maker

I’m in love with my new Cricut Maker!  It’s quick and easy to convert your PDF patterns to be cut out on this amazing new machine.  Even if you don’t have the Cricut Maker, you can use your other Cricut machines (Explore Air, and Explore Air2) to cut out your paper pattern pieces too!  See my VIDEO TUTORIAL to use the Brother ScanNCut HERE. I use mine all the time to make my doll clothes sewing faster and more precise.  As a designer of doll clothes PDF patterns, this machine has made my job quicker and easier after a little set up to begin with.

Shop the Oh Sew Kat! PDF Pattern Collection:

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

Click HERE to see the Oh Sew Kat! PDF pattern library and start creating doll clothes for the girls in your life today.  Read on to see how to cut these patterns on a cricut machine.

How to cut PDF doll patterns on Cricut Maker

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I love using my Cricut Maker to cut my Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns.

I received my Cricut Maker for Christmas. I’ve been using cricut machines since they first came out and have owned each and every one that they have made.  I think this Maker machine is a game changer for the doll clothes community, especially if you sew for craft fairs. I feel like I’ve been waiting for it all of my “sewing” life.  You can now cut fabric by simply laying it on the mat. There is no need to apply any stiffener in order to cut it with this fantastic, new machine. The Cricut Maker is the only machine that has a new rotary cutting blade that was specifically made for fabric.  See more about this amazing machine here!

The Cricut Design Space library has quite a few sewing patterns for dolls. They cost about the same as the PDF patterns you buy from Oh Sew Kat!  But what if don’t like those styles or you want to make something different?  I’ve put together this basic tutorial to walk you through the steps of how to cut your Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns on your Cricut Maker machine (or cut your paper patterns on other cricut machines- also a time saver!) There are many ways to do this, but this is the method I have used and once you do it once or twice, it’s really pretty quick!

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of the Cricut Design Space Software.  To find tutorials on how to use Design Space, I like these from The Homes I have Made.

PLEASE NOTE:  Sharing an SVG file (online or in person) you create from a PDF Pattern you purchased is the same as sharing the pattern file and it is illegal. If you have friends that you want to share with, please honor the designer’s hard work and direct them to purchase their own copy of the pattern as well. Thank you!

how to cut pdf patterns on the cricut maker tutorial

The Design Space software does not read PDF files. You will have to convert the pattern piece pages to .SVG files in order to import them into Design Space.  There are a number of ways to do this.  Even though importing the pattern pieces in pages or groups may seem tempting, I don’t recommend it. In the long run, it will be easier to work with your files if you save each pattern piece as a separate file.  (This will let you arrange the pieces on the cutting mat to reduce the fabric used, and will be well worth the extra effort up front.)

I use Adobe Illustrator to convert my files.  There are other graphic programs available on the internet. You need one that will read a PDF file, and also save as an SVG file. When you open the PDF file in another program, save it as a new file with a new name so you don’t lose your original, printable pattern and instructions.  I name it something like “Popsicle Top 18 Cricut Maker” to differentiate it from my printable files.  (There is also a website called PICSVG that I use to create SVG files from jpg and png files. It’s a great resource to try out as well. You can check it out here.)

You only need the outlines of the pattern pieces and each piece should be saved as an individual SVG file.  Use the “use artboard” check box to keep the sizing correct.  If a pattern piece is supposed to be cut on a fold, you need to duplicate that piece, and then flip it, and join the lines to create one piece.  You have to make sure the lines are overlapped just a hair!  Line the two up exactly so you have the full piece (the Maker will cut a single layer of fabric- there are no folds.)  Delete the overlapping lines and weld the piece together into one shape. Depending on how the pattern piece is oriented on the page, you may have to adjust or rotate a piece or two to get it exactly right.  Ensure each pattern piece is oriented up and down according to the grain line and you also need to make sure they are that way when you cut them.

UPDATE:  You can also join the pieces/delete the center lines in Design Space after you import your SVG by welding the two pieces together. Just click MAKE IT to preview and make sure the cutting line down the center is gone.

cut sewing patterns on the cricut maker tutorial by oh sew kat

Open Cricut Design Space and create a new project.  From the left menu, click UPLOAD.  Find your svg files you created on your computer, and upload them each one by one. Once they are all loaded, add them to your canvas.  They will import in black. I change the color of the pieces to help me keep them all straight.  I use a different color for each size doll, and then ensure that the pieces that would be cut from different fabrics are also saved in different colors so they will cut on different mats.  (For example, a pattern that has a top and pants would have two colors.)  Once you have imported your SVGs, take the time to load a piece of copy paper in your cricut machine.  Cut out the pieces and compare them to your printed PDF copy to ensure they are exactly the same.

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Duplicate any pieces you need to cut more than one of.  One of those needs to be mirrored if they are not the same. For example, sleeves usually just need to be duplicated.  A bodice back, however, needs to be duplicated with one mirrored so you have a right and left back bodice.  Instead of importing a waistband or strap, I simply create a rectangle shape in Design Space, giving it a different color if necessary to keep it on a different mat.  A pair of shorts with a front and a back that are different pattern pieces, will have four different pattern pieces in your Design Space file.  Save your file so you can use it again later!

It’s easy to cut fabric on the Cricut Maker to make doll clothes.

Lay your fabric on your mat. I like to use this tool to smooth it out.  There are two ways you can conserve your fabric when cutting doll clothes on the Cricut Maker.  Once you hit MAKE IT, you can easily move the pieces around and between the mats, but be sure to keep the pieces oriented correctly for the grain and for directional prints.  You can also arrange the pieces before you hit MAKE IT, on your canvas, then ATTACH them to keep their spacing.  If you are using the cricut app, try the snap mat where you can place your pattern pieces directly on to your shaped or pre-cut scraps!

sewing patterns for dolls on cricut maker tutorial

Cut out your pattern pieces, and sew your doll clothes together according to the instructions.  The largest cricut mat is 12×24 inches. You may need more than one mat to cut all of your pieces, and most 18 inch doll skirts won’t fit on the mat at all. I usually cut the skirt out while the Maker is working on the other pieces and get both done at once!  Here are two cricut kits that will make your projects a little easier:  Cricut Sewing Kit and the Cricut Brayer & Mat Remover Set.  Find them both on Amazon or Cricut.com.  Ta da!! Dresses done and my machine is ready to cut out the next one!!

Doll dress sewing pattern by ohsewkat
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Use the Cricut Maker ecutter to cut sewing patterns and fabric to DIY doll clothes. Easy tutorial to cut PDF patterns on the Cricut Maker from Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Simple Sweet Tee Shirt

It’s Tester Tuesday and I can’t wait to share with you some more of the fun tee shirts made by the Oh Sew Kat! Testers.  Using fold over elastic makes this knit tee shirt pattern go together really quickly!

Simple tee shirt for dolls sewing pattern by oh sew kat

Simple Sweet Tee Shirt for 18 inch and 14.5 inch Dolls is for sale in my ETSY SHOP.

Sophie Pagr made these adorable tees for her dolls and sent me these stunning photographs.  You can find out more about Sophie on her blog. Pop over and say “hi” to her!

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Sophie’s dolls will enjoy the last bits of the summer weather in their pretty, new Simple Sweet Tee Shirts.  They are also ready to head back to school!  See more photos of the Simple Sweet Tee here and here.  Download and sew your own tee shirt today!

Ohsewkat pdf sewing patterns for dolls

Tester Tuesday! School Dance Dress for WellieWishers dolls.

doll dress sewing pattern for welliewishers dolls

Ashley Craw, of Sew and Soar, has a full lineup of her tests of the new School Dance Dress pattern that is now available for WellieWishers.  She made all three versions, as well as a sleeveless and short sleeved version. A tutorial for the sleeveless version can be found HERE.

Her dresses are super cute and are for sale in her Etsy shop.  Be sure to stop by and see what else she has.

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The School Dance Dress pattern is also available for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 16 inch dolls like Disney Animator Dolls in my Etsy Shop.

Sewing patterns for dolls