Sewing 70s Fashions for Dolls

Sew your 18″ American Girl® doll some fun fashions for the 70s with easy Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

Make a 70s outfit for Julie American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #70s #dress #Julie #sewing

Visit the Oh Sew Kat! 70s Inspiration Gallery for ideas and links to sew the Oh Sew Kat! patterns with a fun, 70’s flair. Your Julie Albright™ doll with love mix and match fashions that you made yourself!

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Easy sewing patterns to make 70s retro doll clothes for 18 inch American Girl doll like Julie Albright. Find more pdf sewing patterns in the Oh Sew Kat etsy shop.
Make a calico 70s style top for Julie American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns by oh sew kat. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #juliedoll #sewingpattern
Julie Albright American Girl Doll in a 1970s pantskirt outfit with turtleneck shirt and shorts.
Sewing patterns for doll fashions 1970 Seventies Oh Sew Kat!
Make a 1970s doll gingham skirt and peasant top for Julie BeForever Doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download your PDF sewing pattern and print on your home printer to sew this afternoon! #ohsewkat #americangirldolls #juliedoll #sewingpattern
Make a halter back sundress maxi dress for American Girl doll Julie with this easy sewing pattern by OhSewKat. #maxidress #dolldress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
Doll scarf tutorial by ohsewkat. Easy sewing pattern for a doll headscarf 70s style. #70s #headscarf #bandana #americangirl #ohsewkat #sewingtutorial #easypattern
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Sewing 60s Fashions for Dolls

Sew your 18″ American Girl® doll some fun fashions for the 60s with easy Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

Sew a 60s style dress for American Girl Doll, Melody Ellision, with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #melody #60sfashion #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress

Visit the Oh Sew Kat! 60s Inspiration Gallery for ideas and links to sew the Oh Sew Kat! patterns with a fun, 60’s flair. Your Melody Ellison™ doll with love mix and match fashions that you made yourself!

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Melody American Girl Doll in Green Sunshine Dress
Make a 50's outfit for Maryellen or Melody. DIY 50's 60's American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #50s #dress #maryellen #sewing
Make a 60s inspired doll dress for Melody 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Sewing patterns. #patternhack #dollclothes #sewing #ohsewkat #freepattern
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70s Style Calico Top for Julie Albright from Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern

Here is an easy 1970s style top to make for your American Girl doll, Julie.  Julie is the BeForever character from 1974.  I was seven years old in 1975, and I had a top that looked just like this one, red fabric and all, but the print was of mushrooms.  I used “Little Ruby” fabric for this imitation calico top and the Oh Sew Kat! Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern.

Make a 70s inspired calico top for your 18 inch Julie American Girl doll with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Bloomer Buddies PDF Sewing pattern. Find more doll clothes patterns at Oh Sew Kat.

Make a retro 1970’s themed outfit for Julie and other dolls with this easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

This outfit was inspired by THIS PIN.  For this outfit, I didn’t make any adjustments to the Bloomer Buddies pattern.  In order to be more authentic, next time I might add a seam allowance and make the front open with buttons.  That will stay on my “to do” list for now.  🙂

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy doll dress, top, and bloomers in one easy pattern. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern

It’s easy to add pockets to any pattern, especially square pockets.  I add the pockets after the front is complete, before I add the sleeves as it’s a little easier to work with a flat item than a rounded one.

Figure out what size you want your finished pocket.  On this blouse, my pockets measure one inch square.  Add 1/2 inch to the width, and the length for seam allowances.  I cut my pieces 1 1/2 inch square. With right sides together, sew three sides of the pocket, and turn right side out. Press well, folding the unfinished edge to the inside.

I put my top on my doll, and use scotch tape (the magic, transparent kind) to hold the pockets in place. It’s easier to sew over tape than pins that are longer than your pocket! Use a top stitch or edge foot if you have one to get nice topstitching around the three lower sides of the pocket.  Complete the top as directed by the pattern.

Make a 70s inspired doll top for American Girl doll Julie Albright with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #julie #1970sfashions #dollclothes #sewingpatterns

Make a calico top for Julie and her friends- inspired by the seventies.

Make a calico 70s style top for Julie American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns by oh sew kat. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #juliedoll #sewingpattern

Complete the 70s inspired look with an easy headscarf. Find the full tutorial HERE.

Free tutorial and pattern for a 70s retro headscarf for dolls.

Doll scarf tutorial by ohsewkat. Easy sewing pattern for a doll headscarf 70s style. #70s #headscarf #bandana #americangirl #ohsewkat #sewingtutorial #easypattern
Doll clothes sewing pattern tutorial by ohsewkat for doll clothes for Julie BeForever doll. #easypattern #sewingpattern #tutorial #americangirl #dollclothes #ohsewkat

It makes a cute long sleeve top too!! Use THIS tutorial for the sleeves and just add elastic to the cuffs.

Easy sewing patterns to make 70s retro doll clothes for 18 inch American Girl doll like Julie Albright. Find more pdf sewing patterns in the Oh Sew Kat etsy shop.

What other outfits will you make for your Julie doll or her friends?  Find more 70s inspiration here in my Inspiration Gallery, as well as here and here.  Don’t forget to visit and follow my Julie inspired Pinterest board!

Make 1970’s fashions for your dolls with the Oh Sew Kat! Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern.

Sewing patterns to make your own doll clothes, easy patterns for beginners by oh sew kat. #ohsewkat #juliedoll #dollclothes #sewingpattern #easypattern #tutorial #70sdollclothes
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Easy Jumper Sewing Pattern for Dolls: Easy Up! Jumper

Easy sewing patterns to make doll clothes by OhSewKat. Digital downloads to print and sew. Make an easy jumper for American Girl Dolls. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #diy #dolljumper #lucianavega

Easy Up! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls

The Easy Up! Jumper is an easy sewing pattern with lots of wow.  Fabric covered straps and a cute side contrasting pleat let you mix and match fabrics and colors.  This galaxy fabric was perfect for the Girl of the Year, Luciana Vega.


Easy jumper sewing pattern from oh sew kat for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Luciana Vega loves her reach for the stars galaxy dress this fall. #ohsewkat #luciana #americangirl #galaxy #dolldress #sewingpattern

For this jumper, I used the simplest version of the pattern.  I left out the side triangles, and used Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for the straps.  Perfect fit and perfect look!!  I layered the jumper over the Jumping Jack Turtleneck Shirt which you can find HERE.

Make an easy doll jumper for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with the Easy Up! Sewing Pattern.

Easy sewing patterns to make doll clothes by OhSewKat. Digital downloads to print and sew. Make an easy jumper for American Girl Dolls. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #diy #dolljumper #lucianavega

The Easy Up! Jumper is a quick, beginner level sewing project.

Once the jumper was done, I wanted to give it a little more.  Using my Ad: Cricut Maker, I cut out the saying, “Reach for the stars” from heat transfer vinyl and ironed it to the front of the jumper.  You can find sparkly HTV (and other colors too) at most crafts stores and at Ad: Amazon.

Easy sewing patterns to make doll clothes by OhSewKat. Digital downloads to print and sew. Make an easy jumper for American Girl Dolls. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #diy #dolljumper #lucianavega

Do you love fabric crafts? Try this fun sewing pattern and download and sew your very own Easy Up! Jumper today or PIN IT FOR LATER.  With just one afternoon, your doll can easily send her own message to the world.  See more Easy Up! Jumpers here and here.  Find the pattern here.

Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl from Oh Sew Kat! PDF digital downloads to print and sew! Easy Up! Jumper Pattern is perfect for beginners. #ohsewkat #americangirl #dollclothes #sewingpattern #easydresspattern #easyjumper
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Fall Batik Dresses for Dolls- Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner.  The mornings are not quite crisp yet, but we know it’s coming soon.  It’s time to shift from beaches and boardwalks to back to school, football, and fall colors!  What better way to start than some pretty dresses for dolls! Be sure to pin the images so you can find them later! 🙂

Make Beautiful Fall Dresses for Dolls with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Simple sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress and pinafore pattern to DIY doll clothes for your 18 inch doll or her friends. #sewingpattern #dolldress #americangirl #ohsewkat

I used the Sugar n Spice pattern for both of these dresses.  For the 18 inch sized dress, I added the placket for the buttons using this method here.  You just have to remember to cut the front bodice differently (lining does not change).

Sewing pattern to make your own doll dress for American Girl Dolls and Wellie Wishers. #ohsewkat #sugarnspicedress #easypatterns #freepattern #dolldress #sewingpattern

I only made two dresses, one in each size. But I just love how this fabric looks so different depending on what doll wore it. Who do you think wore it best?

Fall Fashions for 18 inch Dolls- Beautiful in Batik!

Easy to sew doll dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice fall batik dress for Saige, American Girl Doll. #sewingpatterns #18inchdoll #ohsewkat #dress #fallfashion
Best Sewing Pattern for 18 inch American Girl Doll Clothes by ohsewkat. Sugar n Spice easy PDF pattern. Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #dolldress #sewingpattern #18inchdoll #americangirldoll

Get your dolls dressed for Fall in pretty batik dresses from the Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern

Find the sewing pattern HERE for 18 inch dolls and HERE for wellie wishers sized dolls.

Best Sewing Pattern for 18 inch American Girl Doll Clothes by ohsewkat. Sugar n Spice easy PDF pattern. Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #dolldress #sewingpattern #18inchdoll #americangirldoll
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The Sugar n Spice Doll Dress Sewing Pattern is perfect for pretty fall dresses!

Who else is ready for fall???

See more Sugar n Spice dresses here and here.

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Step it Up: How to Make a Lace Backed Halter Top with Boardwalk Boutique – Try this Pattern Hack!

Every little girl loves lace and roses! This tutorial will show you how to take the Boardwalk Boutique Halter Top up a step with a pretty, lace back.

Grace Thomas Doll in lace backed Boardwalk Boutique Halter Top

Start with the Boardwalk Boutique sewing pattern.

Doll clothes boardwalk boutique sewing pattern by oh sew kat

Choose your lacy trim. I use pre-gathered lace because it’s already got a pretty, hemmed edge. When you buy it, buy as wide as you can.  Smaller dolls will use smaller trim. If you use eyelet or lace fabric, simply follow the directions as written.  Use these few changes to add the lace trim to the back of your halter top.

Carefully remove the stitching of the top of the lace trim with a seam ripper. If you lace trim is much wider than the pattern piece, you can cut it off. As you can see in the photo below, my trim was just a little shorter than my pattern piece (no need to turn up the 1/4th hem at the bottom) so I knew my top would be just a bit shorter than the pattern.) . Iron your trim and cut it the right size based on the pattern piece.  Cut out your front, facing, and ties (or ribbon).

lace trim and sewing pattern pieces

Construct the front of the halter top according to the pattern directions, to include the back elastic casing and elastic.  You will have to hem the front piece before you attach it to the back.  Determine how big this hem needs to be based on the lace back piece as seen in the photo below.  Serge or zigzag the front hem, press up, and stitch in place.  With right sides together, sew the back to the front on each side.

Lace doll top instructions by ohsewkat

It’s kind of hard to photograph these dolls’ backs.  🙂

American Girl Doll in Halter Top with lace back

Try this simple hack of the Boardwalk Boutique Halter Top for your dolls!  See more ways to sew this pattern here and here.

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18 inch doll with lace halter top

Wellie Wishers Wee Wardrobe – Sewing Gifts for Girls

Make your 14 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls a full wardrobe of doll clothes with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!  The PDF digital patterns make it easy to download, print, and sew. Follow along with a photo of every step!

These adorable outfits were made as a special order for a good friend to give as a gift.  She gave me a price range, and let me decide what I would make.  I love to sew that way!  I don’t know the child, so I thought a few pieces that mixed and matched together in different ways might be a good place to start. These cute fabrics are from the AD: Fat Quarter Shop. Search for zoology minis.

Make doll clothes for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls 14.5 inch Dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

My favorite pattern for all dolls, but especially for the Wellie Wishers, is the Party Time Peasant Dress.  This dress lets me use three different, cute fabrics at once and is now available in 5 doll sizes!

Make your 14 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls a full wardrobe of doll clothes with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!  The PDF digital patterns make it easy to download, print, and sew. Follow along with a photo of every step!

I wanted to make two tops and two bottoms.  The tops I chose are the Playtime Peasant Top (purple), the reversible Popsicle Top (pink stripes and puppies).

Make a Mix and Match Wardrobe for Welliewishers Dolls

The two bottoms I decided on are the Four Season Skirt, and Sandbox Shorts with contrasting pockets.  You can find the Four Season Skirt pattern for FREE right here.

Between these four pieces, the lucky, little girl can make 6 different outfits!  Because I used fat quarters, I still have enough of each color that I could make another set.  Inexpensive fat quarter bundles from Walmart and other craft stores like Hobby Lobby are great for these kinds of projects! You can make all of these pieces for under $10! Read more how I do this in THIS POST.

Make your 14 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls a full wardrobe of doll clothes with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!  The PDF digital patterns make it easy to download, print, and sew. Follow along with a photo of every step!

Use Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns to make mix and match doll clothes!

Willa’s outfit looks like a dress, but it’s actually a skirt and top. The Popsicle Top reverses to the pink striped fabric. I used the print fabric as the Four Season Skirt waistband.

Ashlynne is wearing the Popsicle Top with the striped side out. The pockets of the shorts are also lined with the striped fabric. Use this TUTORIAL to put the patch pockets on the inside of the short. Find the Sandbox Shorts pattern HERE.

Sewing Patterns for 14.5 inch Welliewishers Dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

Camille’s puppy dress was made with the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern. Find the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern HERE. I love this pattern for mixing and matching my fabrics. Even though the dress doesn’t get worn with other pieces, it’s super cute as a stand alone item as well.

I hope the little girl enjoys her new doll clothes! I had fun making them for her! Find the Playtime Peasant Top pattern HERE and  Find the link for the free Four Season Skirt pattern by clicking HERE. See more ideas to sew in the OH Sew Kat! Inspiration Gallery. Click each photo below to see more mix and match doll clothes I have made.

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Sewing Pattern Bundles from Oh Sew Kat!

DIy doll clothes bundle discount by oh sew katDid you know that I offer selected Oh Sew Kat! patterns in a bundle discount?  If you are new to Oh Sew Kat! patterns (welcome!), my pattern bundles are a great way to start your collection.  These bundles are available exclusively in my Etsy Shop and are currently available for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® dolls, Animators’ Dolls by Disney, and 14.5 inch dolls such as Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls.

Click here to see all of the bundles available.  I currently offer bundles around four basic themes:  Basics, Summer, Holiday, and Back to School in a few doll sizes.  Leave a comment below and tell me what other types of bundles you would like to see!  It’s probably time for me to put together some more options!


 

Sew Basic:  This 3 pattern bundle for the WellieWishers dolls offers the first three patterns I created for this size.  It includes two tops and two bottoms.  The reversible Popsicle Top, the easy to make Sixth Grade Skirt, and the most popular Boardwalk Boutique Halter and Capri (can also be made into a sundress!) patterns will give you lots of pieces to mix and match if you are just starting out sewing for this sized doll.

Oh Sew Kat sewing patterns for wellie wishers

 

 


 

Sounds of Summer Bundle:  This bundle offers the short and sassy fashions to keep your doll cool and stylish all summer long with four patterns to mix and match.  Pair the reversible Popsicle Top with the Sandbox Shorts or the ruffled capri pants from the Boardwalk Boutique pattern.  The Sunshine Dress has three variations and also looks cute without sleeves as seen in this tutorial.   The Halter Top in the Boardwalk Boutique makes a cute sundress too!

summer clothes sewing pattern bundle for doll clothes

 


 

Back to School Bundle: This bundle offers the long pants and the long sleeves basics your doll will need to head to school in the crisp, fall air with 4 popular patterns.  The Playground Pants, and Sixth Grade Skirt provide the basics to pair with pretty School Bell Blouses (two styles).  The School Dance dress has three variations for even more options to sew!

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern bundle by OH Sew Kat

 


 

Holiday Bundle:  This bundle offers 4 patterns.  I put these four patterns together to make an “essential” wardrobe for someone who wants to give a doll a basic wardrobe.  It includes pajamas, a dress, a skirt, a blouse, a halter top, and capri pants, all of which can be mixed and matched in to make so many different outfits.  See THIS POST for a trio of outfits I made that inspired this bundle.

Sewing patterns for American Girl dolls bundle


 

I’d love to hear what bundles you’d like to see in my Etsy Shop.  Maybe multiple sizes of the same pattern? Maybe bundles of tops and bottoms, or a set of three dress patterns?  Pattern bundles are offered in select sizes as described, and there are no substitutions of the selections.

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A few Easter Dresses for your Dolls – Made with Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Here are some more pretty Easter dresses to inspire your sewing as we get ready to leave March behind and head right into April and spring!! Soft pastels and bunnies are in season!

These dresses were made using the Sugar n Spice pattern. Find it in three sizes on Etsy. The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle gives you even more options to dress up your “dress”!

I used THIS TUTORIAL to make the plackets on the bodices before I attached it to the lining. For both dresses, I moved the fold line over 3/4th inch and added trim before I topstitched it down.  Try ric rac, lace trim, or piping.  Do not add anything to the bodice lining piece.  I suggest that if your bodice with the placket seewn doesn’t match the lining exactly, simply trim it to fit. (The lining is the true bodice size.)

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Find the Sugar n Spice pattern here.  The pink ruffled trim is Strawberry Slush ruffle elastic trim from Stampin’ Up! It’s not attached to Emily’s waist, I just added it on top like a belt and couldn’t really decide which way I liked it better, flipped up or down.  It was the perfect color!!

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Make Easter dresses for your 18 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

This bunny face print is just so much fun!!  I wanted to bring out the black face accents, so I chose a black gingham to accent it.  I love black and white with pops of color!

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I had a few different fat quarters that a friend picked up as a surprise for me at Walmart and it was fun to mix and match the prints.  At less than $4 for a yard of fabric, you can’t beat the price tag! (See my Valentine dresses also from Walmart fat quarter packs HERE.)My girls are ready for Easter.  Are yours?

American Girl dolls Easter Dresses

Sugar n Spice Dress for Wellie Wishers and Hearts for Hearts (available as dress only, or bundle file)

Sugar n Spice for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators

Sugar n Spice for 18 inch dolls like Our Generation and American Girl dolls

See more ideas to use your Sugar N Spice/Everything Nice pattern HERE!!

Make an Easter Dress for your 18 inch doll from American Girl with easy, digital PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Sugar n Spice Dress for wellie wishers also available. #easterdress #dollclothes

Make an Easter outfit for your wellie wishers dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
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