Quick, easy, versatile: The Picnic Play Reversible Doll Top from Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Make a simple summer top for your 18 inch Doll with the Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern

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.

The Picnic Play pattern is the perfect beginner pattern to create an 18 inch doll outfit. The pattern includes the pull on capri pants, a reversible, one piece top, and a cute little backpack. Mix and match for endless options. The pattern includes full sized, computer drawn pattern pieces that you print on your home computer. It’s the perfect project for anyone just learning to sew. You can see many more photos of the Picnic Play outfit HERE.

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.
Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Above, Emily’s Picnic Play top was made using two layers of fabric- the white cotton and a white lace. See how I did it HERE. Her cute striped skirt was made by adding fun buttons to the Everything Nice overskirt and using it backwards. Read more in THIS POST. The Everything Nice skirt is bundled with the Sugar n Spice pattern.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes 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.

I love that the Picnic Play top is reversible. It’s so quick to sew and can be worn frontwards and backwards. I added a bit to the sides to make Courtney a less fitted top. See more about this 80s version HERE.

The Picnic Play Reversible Doll Top is Quick and Simple to Sew!

The Picnic Play top is a quick answer to your doll’s warm weather wardrobe. Pair it with capris, Sandbox Shorts, the Sun Day Skort or the Sixth Grade or Four Season Skirt.

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.
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Find the Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 and 14 inch Dolls in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Simple Santa Outfits for your Dolls- Easy to Sew!

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus…right down Santa Claus Lane. It’s time for festive and fun outfits you create for your dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

The Boardwalk Boutique looks like a summer pattern on its surface (and it is named for the beach!) with its ruffled capris and halter top. But if you let your mind wander… a few color changes and a long sleeve peasant top underneath, and you’ve got the perfect santa outfit for your doll. See this POST for more details, and also the elf and gingerbread versions too!

Make a Christmas Elf, Gingerbread Man, or Santa outfit for your doll with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #christmaself #ohsekwat #santaoutfit #holidaycrafts #dollclothes

The Boardwalk Boutique pattern is also sized for the 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins. There is a 16 inch size for Disney Animators’ dolls as well as the 14 inch size for Welliewishers™ and Glitter Girls® dolls. Find the Playtime Peasant Top pattern for all of them as well in my Etsy shop.

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.
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Camille is feeling festive in her Boardwalk Boutique Santa Outfit too!

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 14 inch dolls (like WellieWishers and Glitter Girls) and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

Your Doll with Love a Santa Apron this Holiday Season

Ruthie is ready for cookie making in her cute, holiday apron. I made it with the top from the Boardwalk Boutique pattern. Find the full tutorial for both this santa version and an elf apron HERE. Here’s a link to the pattern, which is available in five popular doll sizes. Ruthie is wearing her apron over a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt and a Twinkle Twirl Skirt. All of these patterns are available in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make cute holiday outfits for your dolls with the Jumping Jack PDF Sewing Pattern

The Jumping Jack 3 in 1 PDF Pattern is the perfect canvas for “character” outfits. I simply used red, cotton fabric and gave the shirt a white neckband and cuffs. Add a black belt and a cute hat (sold by American Girl®) and Maryellen is an adorable santa!

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

Make an 18 inch Doll a cute Santa themed dress with Oh Sew Kat! patterns

The Jumping Jack jumper is fully reversible. Find the pattern HERE. I used this cute santa print from Doodlebug Designs on the other side for two holiday outfits in one! Another good idea is to put a Valentine fabric on the inside. See more ideas for the Jumping Jack pattern here, here, and HERE.

Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

What fun outfits are you making for the dolls on your gift list this year? Click on the photos below for even more holiday sewing ideas.

Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
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Try this nightgown pattern hack of Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing tutorial at www.ohsewkat.com to make a Clara inspired Nightgown for dolls. #ohsewkat #clara #nutcracker #dollclothes #sewingpattern
Make a sparkly snowflake tee shirt for your 18 inch doll with this quick and easy HTV tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find more sewing patterns for American Girl dolls (free skirt pattern) at www.ohsewkat.com. #ohsewkat #cricuttutorial #dollteeshirt #htvtutorial #dollcraft
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Party Time Peasant Dress for Bitty Baby

Make a simple doll dress for 15 inch Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins Dolls

Pretty in Purple!! Pam tested this simple pattern for me and added a white contrasting waistband and pretty eyelet trim at the hem of the Party Time Peasant Dress for her bitty baby. Sweet, sweet, sweet!!

Sew easy doll clothes for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby from American Girl. Easy PDF sewing patterns also fit Bitty Twins. Find a variety of easy to sew beginner patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Carol’s baby looks super sweet in this solid colored eyelet Party Time Dress. Such a perfect dress for any baby girl!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sew easy doll clothes for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby from American Girl. Easy PDF sewing patterns also fit Bitty Twins. Find a variety of easy to sew beginner patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Easy PDF sewing pattern for 15 inch Baby Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Carly at Koala-T made this adorable Party Time Peasant Dress from an actual baby dress. What a great use for favorite outgrown baby clothes!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sew easy doll clothes for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby from American Girl. Easy PDF sewing patterns also fit Bitty Twins. Find a variety of easy to sew beginner patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Find more beginner level sewing patterns for baby dolls in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.

Does your Bitty Baby™ need some bloomers under her dress? Click HERE to get a free PDF Sewing Pattern for Basic Baby Bloomers by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

See more Party Time Peasant Dresses here and here, and find more PDF patterns and ideas for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins by clicking the photos below:

Easy PDF sewing pattern for Bitty Baby 15 inch baby doll dress by OH Sew Kat. Find more print at home photo tutorials for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins.

Make a sweet pair of overalls for your bitty twin and bitty baby 15 inch baby doll with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew kat! DIY doll clothes for baby dolls and 18 inch dolls too. #bittybaby #dollclothes
Bitty Baby sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy peasant top and twirl skirt for 15 inch baby doll clothes. #ohsewkat #easysewing #bittybaby #dollclothes
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Rainbow Party Time Peasant Dress by OhSewKat!

When your sew the super quick and easy Party Time Peasant Dress, you have two fun options for the skirt. You can make the skirt from one fabric, or choose three ruffles for even more fun! The Party Time Peasant Dress is perfect to make a rainbow!

Make your 18 inch Doll a Rainbow Dress.

Make a rainbow dress for your 18 inch doll using the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Find more simple patterns for dolls at OhSewKat on Etsy.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

The Party Time Peasant Dress pattern is perfect to make a doll Rainbow Dress.

Make a rainbow dress for your 18 inch doll using the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Find more simple patterns for dolls at OhSewKat on Etsy.

Nellie’s dress was made by Koala-T. Find their clothes for sale on Facebook! Find the Party Time Peasant Dress PDF pattern in 5 popular doll sizes HERE.

See more ideas for the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern HERE and HERE and visit the Inspiration Gallery too!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Spring Shine Dress for 16 inch Animators Dolls

It’s Tester Tuesday! Enjoy these wonderful creations made by my test group.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

The Spring Shine Dress Sewing Pattern for Animators offers lots of options for a spring dress.

Pam Ray adds her special flair to her outfit for Ariel. Find Pam on facebook at AMY VIOLET’s, and see her other gorgeous creations. She sells her outfits direct or in her ETSY SHOP.

Easy sewing pattern for animators dolls by oh Sew Kat, the Spring Shine Dress PDF pattern is simple enough for beginners. Find more sewing patterns for dolls in my Etsy Shop.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Easy sewing pattern for animators dolls by oh Sew Kat, the Spring Shine Dress PDF pattern is simple enough for beginners. Find more sewing patterns for dolls in my Etsy Shop.

Find the Spring Shine Sewing pattern in four sizes HERE.

Find this easy sewing pattern for Animators dolls in my Etsy Shop.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Click on the photos below to see more animators outfits.

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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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

The test group did it again! Check out these adorable outfits they made using the Playground Pants pattern for A Girl for All Time® dolls.

Make a pair of Playground Pants for A Girl for All Time® Dolls with the easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

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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Find the pants pattern in my Etsy Shop along with other styles HERE.

Make doll clothes for your A Girl for All Time® doll with easy, PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat on Etsy. Simple patterns with easy to follow photo tutorials guide you every step of the way. Perfect for beginners. Print at home printable pattern.

How cute is this cheery outfit? Bex is ready to play! Juliette A. also used the AGAT Popsicle Top pattern for her outfit.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

A Girl for All Time® Dolls Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Make doll clothes for your A Girl for All Time® doll with easy, PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat on Etsy. Simple patterns with easy to follow photo tutorials guide you every step of the way. Perfect for beginners. Print at home printable pattern.

Bex is rocking her casual outfit with a Popsicle Top and coordinating denim Playground Pants made by Sandy S.

Make doll clothes for your A Girl for All Time® doll with easy, PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat on Etsy. Simple patterns with easy to follow photo tutorials guide you every step of the way. Perfect for beginners. Print at home printable pattern.

How cute is this winter outfit made by Linda R. The Playground Pants give you a chance to show off some cute, themed contrasting fabric.

Find easy sewing patterns for 16 inch A Girl for All Time® Dolls at Oh Sew Kat!

Make doll clothes for your A Girl for All Time® doll with easy, PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat on Etsy.  Simple patterns with easy to follow photo tutorials guide you every step of the way. Perfect for beginners.  Print at home printable pattern.

Kathy M. made these raspberry cords for her Clementine doll- looks perfect with a Popsicle Top!

See more ideas for Playground Pants here and here, and visit the Playground Pants Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Find the Playground Pants Sewing Pattern HERE. This pattern is also available in other doll sizes- 18 inch, Animators’, and 14.5 inch.

Check out these posts for more ideas for your A Girl for All Time Dolls:

Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top to make a whole wardrobe of doll clothes. This easy PDF sewing pattern is perfect for beginers to learn to sew. Available in five sizes, Oh Sew Kat! patterns can be sewn with pattern hacks to make lots of different styles from one pattern tutorial.

Make a very easy skirt for your A Girl for All Time dolls with the Sixth Grade Skirt beginner level sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Printable doll clothes patterns that are easy to sew for a variety of doll sizes. #dollclothes #agirlforalltime
Make a darling overalls outfit for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll with easy PDF doll clothes sewing patterns by OH SEW KAT.
A Girl for all Time doll sewing dress pattern
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Step it Up Series: Easy Pattern Hack: April Moon PJ’s makes a Cute, Knit Dress

Use the April Moon PJ Set PDF sewing pattern to make more than just PJ’s. Here, I hacked the pattern to make 2 cute dresses for spring. The April Moon pattern was designed for knit fabrics and offers a wide, cropped short sleeved top with loose capri pants.

Make a knit dress with circle skirt for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the April Moon pajamas sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a knit dress for your 18 inch doll with the easy to sew, April Moon sewing pattern.

The April Moon Sewing Pattern for 18 or 16 inch Dolls.

Make comfy pjs and a nightshirt with this easy sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

I used the April Moon pattern (photo above) to make these dresses. Unlike most knit top patterns, this top is fully lined. It’s a little easier for beginners to sew a smooth neckline by doing it this way, but if you want, you can simply fold over the neckline with a nice 1/4th inch seam and omit the lining if you prefer.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

To make this knit dress with a full circle skirt, I didn’t make any changes to the top, to use as my dress bodice. I did a few searches on you tube and google, to find some simple directions for a circle skirt. With a little math and some graph paper, I came up with a pattern for a full circle skirt. Be sure to measure your finished bodice to make sure the skirt will fit correctly. I was pretty pleased with how it came out.

Who wore this 18 inch doll dress best? Emily or Maryellen?

Make a knit dress with circle skirt for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the April Moon pajamas sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack
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

Try either a circle skirt or a gathered skirt to make your knit doll dress.

For this second dress, I cut about 3/8th inch off the bottom of the bodice to give it more of an “empire waist” feel. A simple rectangle skirt, cut and gathered, gives the dress more of a “baby doll” look. I like both versions for different reasons, but as you can see, there’s a lot of possibilities with this pattern. The cute sleeves, when tied up, give more of a designer feel to it, without any of the work!

Find the April Moon Sewing Pattern HERE to make a knit dress for your 18 inch doll.

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 #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack

Make a knit dress for your 18 inch doll with this April Moon pajama pattern sewing hack.

Check out the Inspiration Gallery to see more ideas with the April Moon and other Oh Sew Kat! patterns. The April Moon pattern is currently available for 18 inch dolls and 16 inch Animators’ in my Etsy Shop.

Make a knit dress for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the April Moon sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #americangirldolls #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack
Make a knit dress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy sewing patterns for doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New Pajamas Sewing Pattern for 18″ dolls like American Girl ®- April Moon PJ Set

Make your 18 inch doll pajamas or a nightshirt with the April Moon digital PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat!  Find easy to sew, simple doll clothes patterns for popular sized dolls like Wellie wishers and bitty baby too.

Now available- April Moon pajama sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls.

Introducing the latest pattern by Oh Sew Kat!  The April Moon PJ and Nightie Set! This pattern was designed by a 10 year old girl in Minnesota, USA, and I am thrilled to be the one to offer her special design to you.  This pattern is now available for you download and sew a set of snuggly jammies today.

Rated easy, the simple top and pants sew up quickly in soft knits, even flannel.  The optional ribbon ties are sewn in for security, and tie up to give a pretty ruffled look to the sleeves.  The front of both the nightgown and PJ Top are the perfect blank canvas for your latest embroidery or heat transfer vinyl project! (My gold moon and stars were cut on my Cameo machine with Cricut glitter vinyl from Michaels).

Make doll pajamas and nightshirts with the April Moon PDF sewing pattern.

Make your 18 inch doll pajamas or a nightshirt with the April Moon digital PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat!  Find easy to sew, simple doll clothes patterns for popular sized dolls like Wellie wishers and bitty baby too.

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Be sure to check back to see the tester photos and don’t forget to visit the Inspiration Gallery.

Make your 18 inch doll a set of pajamas or nightshirt with the April Moon sewing pattern.

Make your 18 inch doll pajamas or a nightshirt with the April Moon digital PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat!  Find easy to sew, simple doll clothes patterns for popular sized dolls like Wellie wishers and bitty baby too.

Find more ideas for doll pajamas here and here.

Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns can be found on Etsy.

Enjoy the latest PDF sewing pattern for dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

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70s Fashion – The School Dance Dress – a dress for all times

Create a 60s or 70s version of your School Dance Dress by picking fabrics that feature geometrics, paisleys, earth tones, etc. and leave the elastic off the sleeve cuffs.  Julie (sewn by Diane C) is digging her new dress as she listens to music in her egg chair.

Download and sew a 60s or 70s version of the School Dance dress and share with hashtag #ohsewkat!

Shop here:  Oh Sew Kat School Dance Dress PDF Pattern.

Oh Sew Kat! School Dance Dress PDF doll dress pattern

Find more ideas to sew for 70s character, Julie, HERE and HERE, and don’t miss the Historical Fashions Idea Gallery too!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt for Hearts for Hearts Dolls

I just sent two new patterns for publication.  They will also be available in my etsy shop by the end of the weekend… here’s a sneak peek.  It’s a little different, but a little more of the same….just a lot smaller!

Update: Purchase these patterns HERE. You can make a complete wardrobe for your doll!

Make doll clothes for Hearts for Hearts Girls 14 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Make a skirt and top outfit for hearts for hearts dolls with easy sewing patterns by OH Sew Kat!
Sewing Pattern for Hearts for Hearts Girls dolls- 14 inch dolls.

The Reversible Popsicle Top and Sixth Grade Skirt are simple patterns to mix and match for your 14 inch Hearts for Hearts Dolls.

Find more patterns that will fit these cute dolls in my ETSY SHOP.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!