Make it Monday: Pick Your Pockets

The Sandbox Shorts pattern is perfect for all the summer dolly wear you need! With three styles (wide, regular, bermuda), and optional pockets (outside like the pattern suggests, or inside as seen in this pattern hack), your doll of all sizes can stay cool and cute this summer!

Sandbox Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern- 3 Variations Included!

Put outside patch pockets on the inside with this doll clothes tutorial: Step it Up Series: Sandbox Shorts- move the outside pockets to the inside by Oh Sew Kat! Find more 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns to DIY outfits for your American Girl sized dolls. #freesewingpattern #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
PDF sewing patterns for dolls Oh Sew Kat! popsicle Top and Sandbox Shorts
Make mix and match 18" doll clothes with easy PDF sewing patterns by OH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewing #patterns #freeskirt

Find the Sandbox Shorts Pattern in 5 doll sizes HERE.

Put your patch pockets in the INSIDE with this easy tutorial!

shorts for dolls sewing pattern

Put your pockets in the INSIDE with this easy tutorial!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sandbox Shorts Pattern Hack: Add 80s Flair

I’ve been scouring the internet and Pinterest looking for ideas to sew for 1980s BeForever™ character Courtney Moore™ from American Girl®. She’s the newest character to join the historical line up of dolls like Julie, Melody, Maryellen, Nanea, Molly, and more!

Make 80s Doll Clothes for Courtney Moore, American Girl Doll 1986

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.

This PIN (Don’t forget to follow me and save my pins on Pinterest!) reminded me of the boxy summer outfits that were so popular in the 80s so I immediately set about creating the same or similar look for Courtney using Oh Sew Kat! patterns that I already had on hand. I first used the Picnic Play reversible top (adding square chest pockets on some of them); read all about it in THIS POST.

Make doll clothes for 1980's 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl. Easy to sew doll clothes with easy PDF digital patterns, printables, and tutorials from OhSewKat. Also available on Etsy. Make a boxy crop top, hair scrunchies, and bubble skirts.

Next I needed to make wide shorts with big pockets. I used the Sandbox Shorts pattern, view C, which has a wider leg. Because the pattern has a flat front and elastic back, I couldn’t just add pockets to the sides without changing the whole pattern. My answer was to add the pockets, just before or just after sewing the leg hems. I used a 2.75 inch square, taking in .25 under each edge. Bam! Perfect 80s shorts! You can find both patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! pattern shop! (Note, you can also use the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 pattern if you have that one as well!)

Make 80s style shorts for your Courtney Moore™ American Girl® Doll

Make DIY doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by oh sew kat.
Make doll clothes for 1980's 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl. Easy to sew doll clothes with easy PDF digital patterns, printables, and tutorials from OhSewKat. Also available on Etsy. Make a boxy crop top, hair scrunchies, and bubble skirts.

Courtney Moore Doll Clothes: Patch Pocket Shorts

See more sewing ideas for Courtney in my Inspiration Gallery.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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Sandbox Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern for Animators Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew easy shorts for your 16 inch animators princess dolls with the Sandbox Shorts easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find digital pdf sewing patterns to make doll clothes in my etsy shop.

Just released! The Animator version of my new Sandbox Shorts pattern.  Click on the image to download and sew today!

Sew easy shorts for your 16 inch animators princess dolls with the Sandbox Shorts easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find digital pdf sewing patterns to make doll clothes in my etsy shop.

Use this pattern to make clothes for your boy dolls too!

Sew easy shorts for your 16 inch animators princess dolls with the Sandbox Shorts easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find digital pdf sewing patterns to make doll clothes in my etsy shop.

Click HERE to purchase the Sandbox Shorts for Animators Sewing Pattern

Find the Sandbox Shorts pattern for Bitty Baby, Wellie Wishers, A Girl for All Time, and 18 inch dolls as well. Click HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sneak Peek!! Oh Sew Kat! Sandbox Shorts Pattern for 18 inch Dolls

My newest release will be available soon!  The Sandbox Shorts are cute and comfy- perfect for your doll’s day in the sandbox. With three leg styles and optional patch pockets, you can make 101 days of summer shorts with just one pattern!!

Make shorts for your 18 inch American girl doll with the Sandbox Shorts pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #18inchdolls #ohsewkat

See more ideas for the Sandbox Shorts pattern HERE and HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!