Happy Heart Doll Outfits for Valentine’s Day

Are your dolls ready to show some love this Valentine’s Day? In this post I will share with you some of my favorite Valentine’s Day outfits for dolls. Sometimes I’m all pink and sometimes all red. This holiday, choose both! Click on the links below each photo to read more about it.

Sewing patterns for american girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat on Etsy.  Find easy to sew printable patterns to download and sew today.

Make Valentine’s Day Dresses for Your Dolls with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Make doll clothes for Wellie Wishers, Glitter Girls 14 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns by oH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #welliewishers #ohsewkat #diyvalentine

Sugar n Spice and it’s Valentine Nice! When you make the Sugar n Spice dress it’s a great idea to start with solid colors for the underdress. Each season, adding a pinafore, overskirt, or corset lets you change the look with much less to sew and to store. See the Easter version HERE. I used the same concept below for Riley’s bear skirt, but used a ribbon instead of a fabric waistband. See more photos HERE.

Make a cute dress for your 18 inch doll for Valentine's day. The Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern's white dress can be worn for any holiday with a cute apron over the top. Find the Oh Sew Kat! pattern on Etsy. #valentinesdaydress #18inchdolls #americangirl #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Beary Nice in Sugar n Spice!

DIY your own Valentine outfits for dolls with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew your own wellie wisher sized doll dresses with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Party Time! Camille is rocking this pink and red Party Time Dress. The Party Time Dress is quick to sew but gives lots of dolly wow. Add some ruffles or lace, and try a contrasting waistband.

Your dolls will be ready for Valentine’s Day in sweet doll clothes you sew yourself.

Make a cute skirt for your American Girl doll or Wellie Wishers with a free pattern from OH Sew Kat. Print at home digital patterns are easy to sew for beginners. #dollpattern #freepattern #skirt #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

Free Skirt Pattern to help you spread the Love! Join my email list by clicking the green button below and get this Four Season Skirt pattern FREE for 18 inch, 16 inch, and 14.5 inch dolls. It has no pattern pieces so it stitches up for every season in minutes and can be made lots of different ways. See more skirt ideas HERE and HERE.

Make doll dresses for 18 inch American Girl Dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Grace (above) and Blaire (below) are ready for Party Time in their Party Time Peasant Dresses! Have fun mixing and matching your fabrics for your own unique look on this quick to sew doll dress. Change it up with lace or bias tape at the hem. See more photos of Blaire’s dress and more HERE.

Make a sweet Valentine outfit for your dolls with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

Below, Blaire’s cute baby doll dress is made using my School Bell Blouse pattern. I shortened the bodice and added a gathered skirt. So easy to make a completely different style from a pattern you already use and love.

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Make this cute polka dot dress with a blouse pattern with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse.

What pattern are you sewing this Valentine’s Day? See many more Valentine ideas HERE and HERE.

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Holiday Doll Dresses made from the School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern

Use one PDF sewing pattern to make two unique outfits for your dolls.

Use the School Bell Blouse pattern, and some fun holiday fabrics to make a special blouse or dress for your 18″ doll. Doll clothes make the perfect gift for the girls in your life! There are two views with this easy pattern, one has a pleat at the neck, the other has a peplum skirt. Both of these photos show the same view of the pattern (pleated neckline version.) Find the pattern HERE. Maryellen’s outfit is completed with a red, corduroy, Sixth Grade Skirt. Pattern also available HERE.

Make a holiday blouse for your 18 inch doll with the School Bell Blouse pattern printable.

Make a holiday blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

Use the School Bell Blouse PDF pattern printable to make a cute, holiday dress for your doll.

Use the School Bell Blouse pattern to make super cute holiday dresses for your dolls. It’s available in 3 sizes: for 18 inch dolls, for 16 inch Disney Animators’, and also 14.5 Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls Dolls.

Make a darling Christmas holiday dress for 18 inch dolls with this easy pattern hack of the PDF pattern School Bell Blouse by Oh Sew Kat! #christmasdress #dollclothes

Follow the instructions in THIS POST for this easy pattern hack.

Make a holiday doll dress for 18 inch dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns for American Girl dolls. #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #sewingpattern

Find more ideas for this versatile pattern in the INSPIRATION GALLERY, as well as THIS POST and THIS ONE.

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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


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Step it Up! Series: Make a Sleeveless Doll Top with the School Bell Blouse Pattern Hack

Your Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns can just be the starting point for so many more outfits to make for your dolls.  One advantage of using PDF digital patterns, instead of commercial, tissue patterns, are they are much simpler to print a new copy, and make a few tweaks, to make something a little different than the original pattern design. You can find a long list of easy pattern hacks of Oh Sew Kat! patterns on the Tutorials Page.

Try this fun pattern hack to make a sleeveless blouse for your 18 inch Doll.

This post will show you how to take my popular fall long sleeve blouse pattern, the School Bell Blouse, and make an easy, breezy sleeveless top for warmer weather too!  Now you can use this pattern all year long!

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

See more ways to change up the look of the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here. The School Bell Blouse is available in 3 sizes. This hack will work the same for all three.

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse for DIY doll clothes. #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #sewingpattern #dollclothes

Purchase the pattern here or on other sites where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

To make the School Bell into a sleeveless blouse, you really just need to make one change to the pattern.  You can use either View A, the pleated neck top, or View B, the peplum top for this pattern hack.

View A:  Make Sleeveless School Bell Blouse with a Pleated Neck.

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

View A:  Pleated Neck Sleeveless Top:

  1.  Cut out the front and back for the top of your main fabric. Do not cut out the sleeves or the facing.  Cut out an additional front and back using the pattern pieces from view B. This will act as the lining (inside) for your top.
  2. Serge or zig zag stitch the bottom edges of the lining front and back.
  3. Create the neckline pleat as directed in the pattern.  Press.
  4. Sew the fronts to backs at shoulders as stated in the directions and press seams open.  Do the same for the lining pieces. (Main fabric to main fabric and lining fabric to lining fabric.)
  5. With right sides together, pin the lining to the main fabric at the neckline and arm holes.  Stitch, clip curves, press, and turn to right side.  Press well.  (Note:  this turning to the right side can be tricky with smaller doll sizes.  See this tutorial and this one to see the ways and tools I use if you start to have trouble. Just take your time.)
  6. With right sides together, open up side seams and pin them together.  Stitch as one seam (you are stitching the main fabric front to the main fabric back, and the lining fabric front to the lining fabric back in this step.)
  7. Pull it down, right sides, out and press arm hole if needed.
  8. Hem and finish the back opening according to the pattern directions.

View B:  Make a Sleeveless School Bell Blouse with Peplum Skirt

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your welliewishers doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

View B:  Peplum Top:

  1.  Cut out the peplum, two front pieces and two back pieces.  Do not cut out the sleeves or the facing.  Your additional front and back pieces will act as the lining of your top.
  2. Serge or zig zag stitch the bottom edges of the lining front and back.
  3. Sew the fronts to backs at shoulders as stated in the directions and press seams open.  Do the same for the lining pieces. (Main fabric to main fabric and lining fabric to lining fabric.)
  4. With right sides together, pin the lining to the main fabric at the neckline and arm holes.  Stitch, clip curves, press, and turn to right side.  Press well.  (Note:  this turning to the right side can be tricky with smaller doll sizes.  See this tutorial and this one to see the ways and tools I use if you start to have trouble. Just take your time.)
  5. With right sides together, open up side seams and pin them together.  Stitch as one seam (you are stitching the main fabric front to the main fabric back, and the lining fabric front to the lining fabric back in this step.)
  6. Pull it down, right sides out, and press arm hole if needed.
  7. Attach the peplum, sew the hem, and finish the back opening according to the pattern directions.
Sew a doll dress for your American Girl doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

You can also make a sleeveless version of the School Bell Blouse Dress, by combining this pattern hack with this one.

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Find more ideas for the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here.  What will your doll wear today?  Find the patterns at the links below.

School Bell Blouse Pattern for 18 inch Dolls (like American Girl®

School Bell Blouse Pattern for 14.5 inch Dolls (like Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls)

School Bell Blouse Pattern for 16 inch Animators’ Dolls

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Back to School Sewing Patterns – School Bell Blouse

It’s so hard to believe it’s already August!! For most of us, that means back to school time! I’ve always loved the feel of back to school shopping- and who doesn’t love those aisles and aisles of school supplies that pop up in every store this time of year?  Be still my heart!

Mace Back to School Outfits for Dolls with easy Sewing Patterns.

Your dolls will be ready for a great year with a few new outfits too!  Check back often to see more ideas for Back to School doll fashions that you can make yourself!

School Bell Blouse sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Easy sewing pattern to make doll clothes and back to school outfits for fall. #easypattern #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Today’s feature is the School Bell Blouse.  This pattern features two versions of a short top with long sleeves.  Pretty pleats on the sleeve give you a cute spot for a bow or button accent.  With or without the peplum, this trendy blouse is fun to make and cute for your doll to wear!

Back to School Fashions for Dolls

School Bell Blouse sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Easy sewing pattern to make doll clothes and back to school outfits for fall. #easypattern #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Find the School Bell Blouse pattern for dolls in 3 sizes HERE and sew it up today!

Make a holiday blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew
Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

Your dolls will be the hit of the hallways this year in easy to sew Back to School Fashions.

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

The quick and easy Sixth Grade Skirt is the perfect skirt to complete the outfit. 

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew
School Bell Blouse by OhSewKat

Make a new 1st day of School outfit for your 18 inch Doll

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

Find the pattern for 18 inch dolls HERE and for 16 inch dolls HERE.  Coming soon for Wellie Wishers 😉

See more School Bell Blouse ideas in the Pattern Inspiration Gallery.

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Back to School Outfits for Dolls DIY
Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl from Oh Sew Kat! PDF digital downloads to print and sew! School Bell Blouse sewing pattern to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #americangirl #dollclothes #sewingpattern #easydresspattern #schoolbellblouse

Shopping for a School Bell Blouse?

My daughter and I were out shopping today, and I found this in the junior’s section. How fun!! It’s my SCHOOL BELL BLOUSE out of a sheer fabric with pretty lace sleeves.  You can find this pattern on etsy. Do you have yours yet?  What did you make?

Trendy Doll Shirts for 18 inch Dolls- Easy to Sew Patterns

School Bell blouse sewing pattern for dolls by OH Sew Kat!
Make an easy doll blouse for your 14 inch doll with the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat. Easy PDF sewing patterns to DIY doll clothes. #welliewishers #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #14inchdoll

Diane from 18onMain created this beauty in checks and lace!

Make a School Bell Blouse for your 18 inch Doll with this easy sewing pattern from OHSewKAT.  Available for 18 inch dolls, Animators, and Wellie Wishers.
Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat- the School Bell Blouse has two styles of tops with long bell sleeves. #18inchdoll #sewingpattern

Make your own mix and match doll capsule wardrobe for $10 with Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Are you looking for some holiday gifting ideas?  Is there a special girl with a doll in your life?  Here’s a way to put together a full mix and match wardrobe for about $10 in fabric.  Check out how I turned these three fat quarters (average price = $2-3 each depending where you shop!) into four quick mix and match doll clothes items for just about $10 total in an afternoon! Check out my favorite online fabric shop for some fun ideas and inspiration too! AD: Fat Quarter Shop.

Make 18″ dolls a cute, capsule wardrobe

Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #welliewishers #ohsewkat

Sew a Mix and Match Wardrobe for 18 inch Dolls

First, I spent an evening cutting out all of my pieces.  (I actually put together about five bags of outfits…you’ll see them all here on the blog as I go along!  But the pieces for this wardrobe, all went into just one bag.). I usually start with one print, then pull in a few solids, or tone on tone fabrics to work with the print. For this project, I chose a gorgeous pink and turquoise batik fabric as my headline fabric. My normal capsule wardrobe formula is two tops and two bottoms. Sometimes I also add a dress!

I cut one School Bell Blouse, one Sandbox Shorts, one Popsicle Top, and one Sixth Grade Skirt.  (Click on the links to purchase the PDF sewing patterns if you don’t already have them.) I chose the solids for the bottoms, and the prints for the top. The reversible Popsicle Top will be print on one side and pink on the other.  The top left part of the photo shows a pair of Playground Pants.  I cut them out, and added them to my bag, because I could use the turquoise thread and give me a fleeting feeling of multitasking. It was a test to try out the leg pieces as one complete piece (it’s cute!) but it doesn’t really match the other items in the set. 

I sewed by color, so I started with the pink (so I could add the pockets before sewing together the blue shorts) and then moved to the blue. I wrote the patterns, so it’s safe to say I am pretty familiar with the sewing order. I highly suggest you read through each one (they don’t take long!) and get familiar with the basic construction before you begin. I always like to press more pieces and sew more pieces at one time, even if that means stitching something and putting it aside while I sew a few more, so I can press all at once.)

When I was done, I had this.  A four piece wardrobe to mix and match in lots of different ways!

Make your own doll clothes for less than ten dollars

Here are some more photos. Click on each one to view it in a larger window.  Visit my etsy shop at OH SEW KAT ETSY SHOP to purchase the PDF sewing patterns to make your own! Be sure to visit the Inspiration Gallery for more ideas for your patterns.

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

Grace is wearing the School Bell Blouse with the Sixth Grade Skirt. I love this look with the tall boots (They belong to Saige Copeland’s American Girl collection.)

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

Mary is ready for warmer weather in the Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt. Find these patterns value bundled together HERE. The nice thing about my pattern choices is they move from summer to winter and fall so easily.

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

Add some bling with hot fix crystals (find them in the scrapbooking aisle of your local craft store).

Use Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns to make doll clothes for 18″ dolls.

Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #welliewishers #ohsewkat

Maryellen likes her outfit with her classic saddle shoes.

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew
Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

Make a capsule wardrobe for your 18 inch doll for about $10

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew
Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

The Sandbox Shorts have cute, working pockets. You can also move the pockets to the inside with this TUTORIAL.

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

How many outfits can you make with just these few simple pieces?

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

Try sewing this Easy doll clothes wardrobe for about $10.

With a little planning, you can make your Mix and Match Capsule Wardrobe in just an afternoon. See more ideas by clicking below on the photos of other collections I have made.

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.
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