Step it Up Series: Backyard Bibs Bow Tied Romper

This idea was sent to me by one of my customers, Laura C. It’s really easy to switch out the sewn in straps on the Backyard Bibs pattern and replace them with pretty ribbons you can tie into bows. Once you tie them nicely, you can easily slip the outfit on and off without untying them each time. I used 1/4th inch ribbon for this adorable strawberry romper. Simply cut 4 pieces, 9-10 inches each, and stitch one into each part of the bodice (You will stitch one on each side of the front, and one on each back piece at the top, just as you would for connected straps.) Remember to keep them free as you complete your sewing!

Make your doll a quick summer outfit with the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls

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.

Another easy change to the Backyard Bibs pattern is to put elastic in the legs of the capris or the shorts. I used the capri length pattern piece (no cuff), and turned up the hem by 3/8th inch for the elastic casing. Four inches of elastic is perfect for this knee length romper. Maryellen is ready for a day outside in the Florida sunshine!

Use the OSK Backyard Bibs pattern to make a cute summer romper for your doll.

With or without a Playtime Peasant Top shirt, it’s a cute summer outfit!! Find more fun pattern hacks to try HERE and see more ideas for the Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern here and here.

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See more Backyard Bibs with ribbon straps here.

Make your 18 inch doll a new wardrobe with easy PDF sewing patterns from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Download and print your patterns and sew today!

Tester Tuesday! Spring Shine Dresses for Animators Dolls

Disney Animators’ collectors- you will be excited to see that the Spring Shine Dress is now available for your 16 inch sized princess dolls. This sewing pattern seems simple at first, but as you can see, there are still plenty of options to create one of a kind dresses for your dolls!

One of the Oh Sew Kat! testing team members, Michele A, made these adorable outfits for Halloween for her Animators dolls. She’s so creative, and you can be too! You can create this same ensemble with gorgeous pastel florals for spring, or festive Christmas or snowflake fabrics this winter. I love to mix and match fun fabrics for doll clothes.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SPRING SHINE DRESS FOR ANIMATORS’ PDF SEWING PATTERN.

The Spring Shine Dress for Animators Dolls has lots of options!

Make a pretty sundress for your 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, as a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew doll clothes pattern for beginners. #ohsewkat #animators #sewingpattern

Find the Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern HERE– download and sew today!

The Spring Shine Dress Sewing Pattern for Animators also makes an adorable top!

Pair the Spring Shine Top with a pair of ruffled capri pants using the Boardwalk Boutique pattern, also from Oh Sew Kat! See more ideas for the halter top and capri pattern here and here…it’s available sized for 5 different dolls from 14-18 inches tall. Michele used a contrasting fabric inside her sleeves and added fun bows down the front of the placket.

Make a pretty sundress for your 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, as a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew doll clothes pattern for beginners. #ohsewkat #animators #sewingpattern

For this amazing outfit, Michele used both the Spring Shine skirt and top measurements, and layered them together for a double layer skirt. You can also make the longer skirt as a stand alone piece for even more mix and match options.

Make a pretty sundress for your 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, as a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew doll clothes pattern for beginners. #ohsewkat #animators #sewingpattern

Anna’s double layer skirt has a layer of tulle as well. Love her spider hair pieces!! These are some lucky little princess dolls, aren’t they? The Spring Shine Dress or Top is a fairly quick sewing project, so you’ll have time (and fabric!) to make one for every princess doll in your house.

Make a Spring Shine Dress for Animators dolls with this sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Make a pretty sundress for your 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, as a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew doll clothes pattern for beginners. #ohsewkat #animators #sewingpattern

What princess will wear your Spring Shine dress? Find this pattern for 18 inch, 14.5 inch dolls and also Bitty Baby dolls here.

See more outfits for Animators by clicking the photos below.

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
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Make a pretty sundress for your 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners. #ohsewkat #bittybaby #sewingpattern

Tester Tuesday: Playground Pants for A Girl for All Time® Dolls

As a pattern designer for doll clothes patterns, I rely very heavily on the work of my tester group. These women fearlessly sew my “not quite ready for prime time” patterns and let me know how they work, how they fit, and if there need to be any tweaks. I’d be lost without them and really appreciate the time and effort they give me on each and every pattern.

Shirley has tested for me for a few years. Her creativity is unmatched and her beautiful photos show the attention to detail she puts into every single outfit.  Stop by and visit her Etsy Shop to see what she has for sale.  The Playground Pants pattern is designed for cotton fabric, but as you can see, it’s beautiful is soft knits as well.

Find the pattern for A Girl for All Time® Dolls HERE.

Make a simple pair of pants for your A Girl for All Time Doll with the easy Playground Pants PDF Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Other styles and sizes available on Etsy. #agirlforalltime #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #ohsewkat #bex

Love this cute little ruffle at the top of the pocket!

Playground Pants Sewing Pattern AGAT SF2

The Playground Pants pattern for A Girl for All Time can be found in my Etsy Shop.  It’s also available in 3 other sizes.  See more ideas for this pattern HERE and HERE.

Make a pair of comfy pants for your A Girl for All Time Doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern for beginners by Oh Sew Kat! #agirlforalltime #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #easysewing
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Mix and Match Doll Clothes for 16 inch Animators

Make a mix and match wardrobe for your 16 inch Animators dolls with easy to sew PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! You can find a full selection of sewing patterns for animators and other sized dolls in my Etsy Shop.

16 inch Animators Dolls Mix and Match Wardrobe by Oh Sew Kat!

Make your own doll clothes for your 16 inch disney animators' princess dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find lots more options in my Etsy shop. #dollclothes #animators

These bright fabrics were in a fat quarter bundle from Joann’s Fabrics.  I’ve had them sitting on my table for “someday” for awhile…and I had so much fun sewing up this mix and match wardrobe for the Animator dolls.  The reversible Popsicle Top gives them a two-fer as they swap and share their clothes. I know winter is coming on…but these colors make me so happy I just could not resist. I also couldn’t stop when I got started! If you are sewing for little girls this holiday season…pick up a few of my simple patterns and get to work to make a mix and match wardrobe for Animators.

Make your own doll clothes for your 16 inch disney animators' princess dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find lots more options in my Etsy shop. #dollclothes #animators

I started Anna off in the School Bell Blouse and a pair of Sandbox Short made from corduroy without any pockets. The School Bell Blouse has cute flared sleeves and can be made with or without a peplum skirt. See more ideas for this cute pattern HERE.

Easy to Sew Mix and Match Doll Clothes from Oh Sew Kat!

Make your own doll clothes for your 16 inch disney animators' princess dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find lots more options in my Etsy shop. #dollclothes #animators

Add a reversible Popsicle Top, more Sandbox Shorts, and a blue, Sixth Grade Skirt for even more options. It’s fun to play with print fabrics, but a solid color can help make an outfit look more realistic as well as provide mix and match options in the future. When I first starting sewing doll clothes, I made colored Popsicle Tops in different shades (a light and dark green for example) that I just use over and over and over because they are not outfit specific. You can see them HERE.

Make your own doll clothes for your 16 inch disney animators' princess dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find lots more options in my Etsy shop. #dollclothes #animators

A reversible Popsicle Top gives you two shirts for one sew. Choose two prints or mix a solid in as a basic wardrobe staple. Choose fabrics that can use the same thread color to speed up your assembly. Find the Popsicle Top pattern HERE.

Make your own doll clothes for disney animators dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Easy beginner tutorials. #dollclothes #animators

Mix and Match Wardrobe- Create your Own with Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Here are the pieces I made from the printed fabrics. One Sunshine Dress, One Popsicle Top (reversible), one School Bell Blouse and one pair of Sandbox Shorts. I added the red shorts and blue skirt as solid options as well. Find a full selection of Animator sized sewing patterns HERE.

Make your own doll clothes for your 16 inch disney animators' princess dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find lots more options in my Etsy shop. #dollclothes #animators
Make your own doll clothes for your 16 inch disney animators' princess dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find lots more options in my Etsy shop. #dollclothes #animators

Easy to Sew Doll Clothes for 16 inch Animators Dolls

Rapunzel looks so cute in her Sunshine Dress. It’s simple to sew and has three options for the front. You can also use THIS TUTORIAL to make a sleeveless version as well!

Make a simple summer dress for your 18 inch doll with the Sunshine Dress PDF Pattern from OhSewKat! Also available for 16 inch dolls like Animators. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #summerclothes #dolloutfit #sunshinedress #ohsewkat #animators

The mix and match options are limitless!! Have fun creating your own Animators doll outfits.

Make your own doll clothes for your 16 inch disney animators' princess dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find lots more options in my Etsy shop. #dollclothes #animators

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Hearts for Hearts Dolls PDF Sewing Patterns

Two new patterns are now available in my etsy shop.  I’ve resized my popular POPSICLE TOP pattern and matching Sixth Grade Skirt down for 14 inch dolls.  I’m not promising every pattern will be available in this smaller size, but it was more fun than I expected it to be 😉

Sewing patterns for Hearts for Hearts 14 inch dolls. Easy reversible top and skirt to sew for your dolls. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #heartsforhearts

Two sewing patterns for Hearts for Hearts Girls Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Click on the photos to get your own pdf sewing patterns now!

Sewing patterns for Hearts for Hearts 14 inch dolls. Easy reversible top to sew for your dolls.

Sew your own skirt and top for Hearts for Hearts 14 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns.

Sewing patterns for Hearts for Hearts 14 inch dolls. Easy reversible top to sew for your dolls.  #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #heartsforhearts

The Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt patterns are available in five doll sizes in my Etsy Shop. Visit the INSPIRATION GALLERY to see more top and skirt sets, and be sure to check out this POST and this ONE for more outfits for Hearts for Hearts Dolls.

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