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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Make it Monday: Houndstooth Top – 80s Style for Courtney Moore Dolls

Make it Monday! Houndstooth Top for Courtney

The Popsicle Top is the perfect pattern to make mix and match fashions for Courtney! Just leave off the trim on the bottom and choose geometric fabrics and bright colors. Even better, make it reversible for two tops in one! Find the pattern HERE and see more ideas for this versatile wardrobe staple HERE and HERE.

Courtney's 80s fashions- neon green and houndstooth. DIY your own 18 inch American Girl doll clothes with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from ohsewkat.

Easy to Sew Doll Clothes for the 80s Girl, Courtney Moore from American Girl

Make a mix and match 80s outfit from houndstooth fabric for your Courtney American Girl Doll. More patterns available from Oh Sew Kat!

Complete the Look – 80s Style Crop Top for Courtney

Easy to make houndstooth skirt and top outfit for American Girl Doll Courtney by Oh Sew Kat!

Make Courtney’s Mix and Match Houndstooth outfit with easy tutorials from Oh Sew Kat!

Find the belt tutorial HERE and the Skirt Tutorial HERE.

80s style top for American Girl doll Courtney sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat

Create this look for Courtney using the Simple Skirt Tutorial found HERE.

Sew a sleeveless tank top for American Girl dolls with the easy PDF Sewing Pattern, the Popsicle Top, from Oh Sew Kat!
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Step it Up Series: Halloween Costume Parade: How to Make an Elsa Costume for Your Dolls with this Easy Pattern Hack

This year, I challenged myself to create a new, Halloween costume using only my own patterns.  I brainstormed a list, which you can find at the end of this post, of some ways to take the patterns I already have, and create a new look with just a few tweaks.  I’m delighted with the results!! Presenting….Elsa and Little Elsa (otherwise known as Lanie and Camille).  If someone in your house still has Frozen Fever… well, let her dolls get into the act too with this fun Halloween costume.

Use basic sewing patterns to make a doll sized Halloween Costume

Make a Frozen / Elsa inspired doll Halloween costume with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt pattern hack tutorial can be found at www.ohsewkat.com. #elsacostume #halloween #diy #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

I used the POPSICLE TOP pattern, in a sparky blue fabric. I used the same fabric as the skirt for the inside of the top…the best part is, after Halloween, my dolls have a versatile separate to add to their closet, because I did not sew it to the skirt.  I glued on some craft show crystal chains, like these, because there are not any small children in my house any more. Be sure to trim your doll outfits in age appropriate trims.

Make a Frozen / Elsa inspired doll Halloween costume with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt pattern hack tutorial can be found at www.ohsewkat.com. #elsacostume #halloween #diy #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Elsa from Frozen Inspired Halloween Costume for Dolls

The long skirts are made from the SIXTH GRADE SKIRT pattern.  I taped each pattern piece to a new sheet of copy paper, and made a new hemline (four inches down for Wellies and 5 1/2 inches down for the 18 inch girls).  Using my ruler, I just extended the lines to create new pieces.  I will say, this worked perfectly for the WellieWishers.  The geometry is a little off for the bigger girls, as the skirt got proportionally wider the farther down I went.  If I were going to make this again, I’d take a good piece out from the middle, and possibly the side fronts so it didn’t flare out quite so wide.

Make a Frozen / Elsa inspired doll Halloween costume with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt pattern hack tutorial can be found at www.ohsewkat.com. #elsacostume #halloween #diy #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
Make a Frozen / Elsa inspired doll Halloween costume with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt pattern hack tutorial can be found at www.ohsewkat.com. #elsacostume #halloween #diy #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

I wanted the dress to shimmer, but didn’t want to mess with satin fabrics (I’m kind of lazy that way!).  I cut my pieces from regular Kona cotton…and cut squares of glitter tulle (off the bolt from Joann’s) that were larger than my pieces.  I lay my tulle over each of my skirt pieces, and treated them as a single layer.  With right sides together, I sewed the side seams, and then I simply trimmed the seam allowances, which included the excess tulle and created a beautiful effect that is completely sewn into the skirt.  The cape is simply a hemmed rectangle of snowflake sheer fabric, and the snowflakes are from a scrapbooking sticker set like these. Not a permanent solution to be sure, but definitely will give your Ice Queen give a nice “cool” effect. The crown was from a limited edition holiday outfit from American Girl®.  These are the patterns I used:

Make your 18 inch doll a Halloween Costume with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

What other costumes can you make from these same simple patterns?  Here’s a short list to get you thinking…

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Tester Tuesday! WellieWishers Test Photos by Sew Dolled Up.

I’ve been keeping the Oh Sew Kat! testers pretty busy in the past two months or so.  Check out the cute sewing they have done!!

Check out these amazing outfits by Julie H.: Boardwalk Boutique, Popsicle Tops, Sixth Grade Skirts, Sandbox Shorts, and Sunshine Dresses.

Find these patterns for WellieWishers™, 18 inch dolls, and Disney Animators in my Etsy Shop.

~Make Today Sew Great!
Kat

New WellieWishers Sewing Pattern: Sandbox Shorts

Have you seen my newest release for WellieWishers?  Your doll’s summer wardrobe is not complete without a cute pair of shorts to keep her cool as she plays in the sand and sun.  WIth three options (and see a tutorial for a different look here), this pattern will keep you covered all summer long!

The Sandbox Shorts Sewing Pattern is now available for 14.5 inch dolls.

 

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Find this pattern and more in my ETSY SHOP.  Check out the Sandbox Shorts INSPIRATION gallery!

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Everything Nice for Animators

My newest release, Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice is now available for Animators dolls.  These cutie princesses are perfect for your girl to dress and redress- and this pattern will help!

You can download the pattern bundle here on Etsy.  Both the dress pattern and accessory pattern are also sold separately, but they are currently exclusively available on etsy.com.

I know I couldn’t afford every princess doll that came along when my Molly was five…so that is where my sewing machine came in.  My daughter’s first real doll was named Dorothy.  When Molly was into Cinderella….Dorothy got a Cinderella dress.  A month later when the princess of the week was Belle, in came the yellow organza.  I bought some (honest answer) and I made some…but Dorothy stayed the same through it all. One doll- with a whole closet full of princess dresses….just waiting for her little self to decide who she would be that day.

The Animators line of dolls by Disney don’t necessarily break our bankrolls like some of the other dolls we sew for in our house…but space can become an issue and I created this pattern to give you a basic canvas to work with…and some basic accessories to try to create any character you can think of.  Does she like the Little Mermaid?  Make her a blue skirt and corset for her town dress…add a white peplum to a pink dress for another look…you can really have fun with this one!! Build an every day wardrobe, and a dress up costume box at the same time! Share online with hashtag #ohsewkat!

See the whole gallery of Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Inspiration here.

See more Animator fashions here and here.

 

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New PDF Sewing Pattern: Sandbox Shorts Sewing Pattern for WellieWishers™

Just released on Etsy!The Sandbox Shorts PDF pattern offers cute and simple shorts in three styles with optional working pockets.  Download and sew today!  Our dolls love their Sandbox Shorts with a cute, reversible Popsicle Top!

Sew easy shorts pattern for 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™

Sew simple doll shorts for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers with easy digital sewing patterns by Oh Sew kat! The Sandbox Shorts pattern is available in five doll sizes.

Use THIS TUTORIAL to move the pockets to the inside for a completely different look!

Sew simple doll shorts for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers with easy digital sewing patterns by Oh Sew kat! The Sandbox Shorts pattern is available in five doll sizes.
Sew simple doll shorts for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers with easy digital sewing patterns by Oh Sew kat! The Sandbox Shorts pattern is available in five doll sizes.
Sew simple doll shorts for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers with easy digital sewing patterns by Oh Sew kat! The Sandbox Shorts pattern is available in five doll sizes.

Make a summer shorts outfit for your 14.5 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

See more ideas for Wellie Wishers dolls HERE and HERE. Find a tutorial to put the pockets on the inside HERE.

Easy shorts sewing pattern for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat.
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Sandbox Shorts Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Doll clothes sewing pattern shorts by Oh Sew Kat

Stitch up some cute summer shorts for your dolls!!  Click here to see lots of shorts inspiration!

Available in 18 inch doll sized (for dolls like American Girl, Our Generation, Madame Alexander and more!) and Disney Animator Dolls (16 inch), as well as 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers and 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby.  Click on photos to shop Etsy.

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See more ideas for the Sandbox Shorts sewing pattern here and here.

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Make your 18 inch doll a pair of shorts with pockets with the Sandbox Shorts sewing pattern.

Click here to see how to create a different look with the pockets on the INSIDE with the same pattern.

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Wellie Wisher Dolls- Meet Camille in her new clothes

Make doll clothes for 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™ with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Find easy sewing patterns to make doll clothes for Wellie WIshers dolls at Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern and lots of simple pdf patterns to choose from.

Sew a quick skirt and reversible top with Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

Find easy sewing patterns to make doll clothes for Wellie WIshers dolls at Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern and lots of simple pdf patterns to choose from.
Find easy sewing patterns to make doll clothes for Wellie WIshers dolls at Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern and lots of simple pdf patterns to choose from.

Meet Camille!! At 14.5 inches tall, she is about the same height as my Hearts for Hearts doll.  She has a thicker body and a 6 inch waist.  Her legs are much thicker as well.  She’s a good sport! She spent the day trying on all of the clothes I have on hand for the Hearts for Hearts dolls.  They fit with some good, but mixed results.

Pants:  any loose fitting pants work, but tight pants (like the jean shorts the H4H came in) won’t go up over her hips- too small.

The Popsicle Top fits.  It sits a little higher on her waist.  You can buy the pattern here in my etsy shop.

The Four Season Skirt fits if I used the 1/8 inch elastic.  The ones that I made with 1/4 inch elastic work great for the Hearts for Hearts, but were just too tight to get on the Welliewisher.  I still think adding 1/2 inch to the two fabric pieces and using 1/8 inch elastic makes the fit a little better and it’s certainly easier to get it on and off the doll.  The dolls are made for children to play with, and dressing them up is part of the fun!  The length is perfect.   The updated version for Wellie Wishers™ is now included in my email sign up form. Find the link here.

I have three patterns currently in testing,  so stay tuned to sewing your Wellie Wishers a fun, playful wardrobe!

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Easy Sewing Patterns for Wellie Wishers™ 14.5 inch dolls by American Girl®

Everyone is really excited about the arrival of the Welliewisher™ dolls from American Girl ®.  Including me! Their cute faces are hard to resist.  I do live close enough to drive to an American Girl store, so I will be bringing someone home this Saturday!! In the meantime, how about a free pattern to get you started sewing for your Wellies?  Yes, I will be resizing my current pattern catalog to fit these cute, new dolls.  And the good news is, I have three currently in testing, so you may not have to wait too terribly long!

Find easy sewing patterns for 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™ at Oh Sew Kat!

I published the Four Season Skirt for Hearts for Hearts and Les Cheries dolls in February. It is available exclusively on Blueprint.  I can confirm the the Welliewisher dolls also have approximately a six inch waist. (Some H4H actually have a waist that is a little smaller than 6 inches)  This pattern should fit them too- it will need a little tweaking- because even though the waist measurement is the same, Wellie Wishers have thicker legs and bigger hips.  Maybe add an inch or so to each fabric piece and use 1/8 inch elastic only (easier to slip on and off!) but it’s a great way to get started on a few wardrobe changes for your new Welliewisher dolls. And you can make this cute top for Wellies too!

Find a free skirt sewing pattern for 14 inch Hearts for Hearts Dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew with full color photos, these tutorials are quick and fun.

The Popsicle Top pattern will also fit the Welliewisher ® dolls.  As is, it looks like a crop top, but it does fit. You can easily make it longer or add a thicker lace to the bottom.  I don’t have a Wellies doll myself just yet, so maybe stitch it up with your less favorite fabric first 🙂  I will update this post when I have a doll in my hand and can share some photos with you.  In the meantime, start sewing for your Wellies today and share your creations with #ohsewkat!

See more ideas and patterns for the Wellie Wishers dolls HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Hearts for hearts girls sewing patterns for 14 inch dolls. Make a diy wardrobe for your small doll with easy sewing pattern tutorials.

Make your own doll clothes with easy PDF sewing patterns for the Wellie Wishers™ sized dolls.

Hearts for hearts girls sewing patterns for 14 inch dolls. Make a diy wardrobe for your small doll with easy sewing pattern tutorials.

UPDATE:  Yes, the free skirt pattern needs a little more fabric to get over those hips. The file has been updated.

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