Tester Tuesday: Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for A Girl for All Time® Dolls.

Be inspired by these Backyard Bibs that were sewn by the Oh Sew Kat! testers. I love how each one looks completely unique!

Inspiring tester photos of the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern.

Make doll clothes for A Girl for All Time dolls with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat. Backyard bibs has four variations and is quick to sew!
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.

Cat’s Meow by Linda R.

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.

Anchor’s Away by Michele A. (Shown with the Playtime Peasant Blouse underneath)

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.

Old Glory by Michele A. (Shown with a Popsicle Top underneath)

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Find more ideas to sew the Backyard Bibs pattern in the Inspiration Gallery.

My Favorite Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for Summer

The hot and hazy days of summer are just around the corner. Need some inspiration for summer doll clothes sewing? The warmer weather means shorts, skirts, and bare shoulders and backs. All of these Oh Sew Kat! patterns are quick and easy with full color photographs of every step.

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: HalterAlls for Dolls

HalterAlls for Dolls is a quick and easy sewing pattern. You can easily make one in any size from just one fat quarter of fabric. With 2 basic pattern pieces and some 1/4th inch elastic, your doll will be ready for the summer heat in style. HalterAlls also look great on boy dolls! See more ideas with the HalterAlls pattern in the Inspiration Gallery. and find the pattern in four doll sizes HERE.

HalterAlls Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Easy to sew PDF digital doll clothes patterns found at Oh Sew Kat!

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: Reversible Popsicle Top

The Popsicle Top is the perfect match for all your shorts and short skirts. With hook and loop tape at the back, it’s quick to sew and can be made reversible for double the outfits. Add pretty lace or trim at the bottom. Click here to find the pattern in 5 popular doll sizes and in some value bundles. Shown here with the FREE Four Season Skirt pattern.

Free skirt pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Make an easy skirt with this free Four Season Skirt pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #freeskirtpattern #ohsewkat

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: Sandbox Shorts

The Sandbox Shorts pattern has cute patch pockets and an elastic back with flat front. Check out this tutorial to move the pockets to the inside for another way to sew them. The Sandbox Shorts pattern is available in five popular doll sizes. Find them here. Shown here with a polka dot Popsicle Top.

Easy sewing patterns to DIY your own doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!  Fits popular 18 inch dolls like American Girl.

Best Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern for Summer: Sixth Grade Skirt

The Sixth Grade Skirt was designed to go with the Popsicle Top pattern to make a cute and easy outfit for summer. In fact, I offer these two patterns as a value bundle here. Use this TUTORIAL to add pockets to your skirt or THIS ONE to add ruffles or lace. See even more ideas for the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern in the Inspiration Gallery. (Shown here with the Popsicle Top.)

Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat

So what darling outfits will you make for your dolls this summer? Share your photos on instagram with #ohsewkat or on my facebook page! Happy sewing!

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Summer time Sunshine Dresses for Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

With three options to change up the front of the dress, the Sunshine Dress is a great pattern to stitch up some summer dresses for your dolls.  It’s available in three sizes:  18 inch dolls, 14.5 inch dolls, and 16 inch Animators.

Sew Basic: Sew a Simple Doll Dress for 18 inch Dolls like American Girl Dolls.

Make an easy, Hawaiian inspired MuuMuu doll dress for your 18 inch doll like Nanea. Easy Sunshine Dress beginner sewing pattern tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Visit www.ohsewkat.com for a free trial skirt pattern. #nanea #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easy #18inch

Use this tutorial to turn the Sunshine Dress into a pretty Hawaiian muumuu dress.

Make a simple summer dress for your 18 inch doll with the Sunshine Dress PDF Pattern from OhSewKat! Also available for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #summerclothes #dolloutfit #sunshinedress #ohsewkat

The Sunshine Dress sewing pattern comes in three popular doll sizes.

Make a simple summer dress for your 18 inch doll with the Sunshine Dress PDF Pattern from OhSewKat! Also available for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #summerclothes #dolloutfit #sunshinedress #ohsewkat
Make a simple summer dress for your 18 inch doll with the Sunshine Dress PDF Pattern from OhSewKat! Also available for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #summerclothes #dolloutfit #sunshinedress #ohsewkat

Sew doll clothes with an easy dress pattern from Oh Sew Kat- The Sunshine Dress.

Make a simple summer dress for your 18 inch doll with the Sunshine Dress PDF Pattern from OhSewKat! Also available for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #summerclothes #dolloutfit #sunshinedress #ohsewkat

The Wellie Wisher Sunshine Dress is so sweet.  Photo credit:  18onMain.

Make a simple summer dress for your 18 inch doll with the Sunshine Dress PDF Pattern from OhSewKat! Also available for 16 inch dolls like Animators. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #summerclothes #dolloutfit #sunshinedress #ohsewkat #animators

Don’t forget the Animators dolls!

Use the easy to sew Sunshine Dress PDF pattern to make a summer doll dress that shines. Print at home, photo turotial to make 18 inch doll dress and clothes from Oh Sew Kat! #americangirldoll #dollclothes #sewingpattern
Make a simple summer dress for your 18 inch doll with the Sunshine Dress PDF Pattern from OhSewKat! Also available for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #summerclothes #dolloutfit #sunshinedress #ohsewkat

Find more ways to sew the easy Sunshine Dress for dolls.

How about a sleeveless version?  Find the tutorial HERE.

Have you tried the Sunshine Dress pattern yet?  Share your photos with hashtag #ohsewkat.  See more ways to use this versatile pattern here and here. Be sure to stop by the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas!

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Boardwalk Boutique Sewing Pattern for Dolls

Spring has arrived, which means that summer is just around the corner! Are you sewing doll clothes for your dolls?  Your dolls will be cute and cool in their Boardwalk Boutique Halter Top and Capris!  Or maybe try something new and stitch it up as a simple sundress!  Enjoy these simple variations of this popular Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing pattern.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

This pattern is so quick to sew, you can easily make up one or two in a naptime!  The easy elastic back and elastic pull on pants help little hands dress their own dolls. With fabric or ribbon ties, you can make up a set with a fat quarter of fabric.  Here are a few ways to stitch up your Boardwalk Boutique.  (Don’t forget, this pattern is available in 4 sizes!!!)

Add a pleated detail to the easy Boardwalk Boutique sewing pattern for a cute doll top.

Nanea is ready for the beach.  I cut this yellow top off the center fold, to have extra fabric to make a little, center pleat. The extra fullness in the top is cute!

Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Make a ruffled sundress for your doll.

Have fun with ruffles!! Cut the longer top version and add a very tiny or very wide ruffle.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit or sundress for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Saige is ready for fun in her sporty, halter sundress.

Cut the longer top version and leave off the ruffle.  Add some pretty trim for a sporty sundress!

Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit or sundress in about an hour. #sundress #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Add a twist to the Boardwalk Boutique halter top with a pretty, eyelet lace.

Use pretty eyelet lace to make the back look special!  Find the full TUTORIAL HERE.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Make a maxi sundress for your Julie doll and her 18 inch friends.

Double your ruffles and make it a maxi dress!! Find the full TUTORIAL HERE.

Make a halter back sundress maxi dress for American Girl doll Julie with this easy sewing pattern by OhSewKat. #maxidress #dolldress #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Make a doll outfit for the beach with sporty bloomers too!

Or simply try the halter top with something different on the bottom. Here, Maryellen is wearing the standard halter top with the shortie length bloomers from the Bloomer Buddies pattern.

Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

How will you make your Boardwalk Boutique for your doll this summer?  See more Boardwalk Boutiques here and here.  Find the pattern for bitty baby, animators’, and wellie wishers in my etsy shop.

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Sew a halter top and capri outfit for your 18 inch and other sized dolls with a quick and easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Print the pattern pieces on your home computer and make a doll outfit in about an hour. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll
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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

Sandbox Shorts Sewing Pattern for Dolls

Get your dolls ready for the summer fun with these easy to make, pull on shorts with real working pockets.

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This pattern is available in three sizes:

Sandbox Shorts for American Girl (18 inch) dolls

Sandbox Shorts for WellieWishers dolls (also fits Hearts for Hearts)

Sandbox Shorts for Disney Animators Dolls

shorts for dolls sewing pattern

Sew the pockets on the inside!! See how here!

easy to sew shorts pattern for dolls

Sandbox Shorts for Disney Animators dolls

Pair your shorts with a reversible POPSICLE TOP to complete your summer outfit!

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New sewing pattern for WellieWishers Dolls – Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat!

Your WellieWishers™ dolls will be ready for spring and summer in these adorable Bloomer Buddies tops, dresses, and bloomers!  Mix and match the pieces for so many cute looks!

My newest pattern for WellieWishers™ is now available!

Introducing…

Sewing patterns for dolls like WellieWishers by Oh Sew Kat.
These outfits will make your WellieWishers™ dolls play and dance with joy!  Make a top or dress and add a pair of fun bloomer pants. The top offers a short sleeve or sleeveless option, in three lengths:  a short top, tunic length, and dress length.  The fun bloomers can be shortie, knee length, or longer, like capris.

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Use the them in all sorts of combinations for boutique style play clothes that are perfect for the spunky and playful WellieWishers™! Click here to buy this cute pattern!

Use the them in all sorts of combinations for boutique style play clothes that are perfect for the spunky WellieWishers! 

Sewing patterns for dolls like welliewishers by ohsewkat
Click here to purchase the Bloomer Buddies pattern available only in my Etsy shop. Download, print, and sew a new outfit for your Wellie Wishers doll today!

See more photos of Bloomer Buddies in the Inspiration Gallery and check back every Tuesday to see tester photos from this and other Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

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Step it UP: Popsicle Tops – Easy Sewing Hacks for Doll Tops

When I was finalizing the PDF file for my free pattern, (The Four Season Skirt– Did you get yours yet? It’s my free gift to you when you sign up to receive the Oh Sew Kat Chat! Click here.),  as I was taking photographs of my Animator dolls, I realized I didn’t have very many colors of tops to go with the cute skirts.  And even though white goes with everything, only one doll could wear it at a time!  In one weekend, I set out to create a rainbow of tops for my dolls (in two sizes) and I had a little fun at the same time.

Make a simple doll top with the Popsicle Top Sewing Pattern.

Read on to find FOUR WAYS to dress up a doll top or the bodice of a dress. These hacks work with any pattern that has a flat front, like the Popsicle Top, the Sugar N Spice dress, the Easy Up! Jumper, and the School Bell Blouse with peplum.  These hacks will work for any size doll, but the measurements may need to be adjusted due to size.

Doll Clothes Top and Dress Tutorials to step up a doll bodice with stitching or a placket. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch doll clothes, plus free skirt sewing pattern, at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #americangirldoll #welliewishers

I used my own reversible Popsicle Top pattern.  It takes very little fabric and stitches up quickly.  Here I’ll show you a few ways you can take this simple look and “Step it Up”.

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The first thing I did was to choose two different shades of each color. Normally, I line most of my doll clothes using a white layer cake from Kona Cottons (easy to manage and easy to grab!)  Because the Popsicle Top is reversible, I can get two tops at once.  By using similar colors, I don’t have to worry about a red peeking out from behind a blue, and when I go to mix and match, I’ve got two greens and two yellows to choose from so now I have a better chance of having something to match.

Doll Clothes Top and Dress Tutorials to step up a doll bodice with stitching or a placket. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch doll clothes, plus free skirt sewing pattern, at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #americangirldoll #welliewishers

Yes, it involved a ton of thread changes…but in the end, I have this fabulous rainbow of Popsicle Tops!

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As I worked my way through my rainbow, I wanted to STEP IT UP a bit and try to make the tops look a little different (read fancier), while still being simple, monochromatic pieces.  After all, I’m using them to show off cute skirts, right?   I picked a few decorative stitches off my machine, and added the stitching before the front is sewn to the lining. (I pieced the backs to the front, then did my decorative stitching, then sewed the front and back together together.)

Make your own reversible top for your doll with the Popsicle Top sewing pattern.

Use a piece of tailor’s chalk to draw a smooth line on your top that is not in the seam allowance.  Follow it with a cute daisy stitch or something similar.  Here I added a ring of flowers around the neckline.  My machine was acting up with a little “jump” stitch every so often. Ignore that.  😉

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And here I added the stitching parallel to the hem line.  By using the same color of thread, I get a tone on tone look with a little added detail for interest.

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I also made some mistakes- but I saved them!   This next blue top was supposed to look just like the one above…but I stitched the pieces together incorrectly and the stitching was on the inside of the front. (Of course!)  I trimmed it off, added ricrac, and then stitched new pieces back on and added topstitching, to not only give a cute pieced look, but to fix that silly mistake.

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This yellow top ended up being one of my favorites.  It also appeared to be a mistake.   As I put my fronts to backs, I realized the darker yellow front was wider than the pale yellow. I’m not quite sure how that happened, possibly during my cutting marathon.  The pattern piece must not have been exactly on the fold.  I figured out how much too big it was…and stitched that with wrong sides together, then pressed it open and flat, to make a faux placket.

If you want to add this cute look to your top, simply move your pattern piece 3/8-3/4th inch from the fold when you cut your bodice piece, and then stitch your seam at that same 3/8-3/4th inch with wrong sides together.  Press this fabric flat and topstitch down each edge to hold it in place.  (3/4th inch works great for 18 inch dolls). It’s an easy way to dress up your simple top and STEP IT UP! (It will also make your neckline and hem a little more bulky- stitch slowly to keep your lines straight.)  See how cute this looks on a dress HERE.

You can also add lace, piping, or trim before you topstitch the edges down as seen in this nightgown and the Wellie Wishers tops as the end of this post.

Doll Clothes Top and Dress Tutorials to step up a doll bodice with stitching or a placket. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch doll clothes, plus free skirt sewing pattern, at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #americangirldoll #welliewishers

Pretty lace is always a classic…so I used that to dress up my simple tops as well.  So What color will you make your Popsicle Top?

Make your own doll clothes with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Doll Clothes Top and Dress Tutorials to step up a doll bodice with stitching or a placket. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch doll clothes, plus free skirt sewing pattern, at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #americangirldoll #welliewishers

Or will you make it in all of the colors?  Hop on over to my Inspiration Gallery to see more of this versatile pattern!  And check out this POST which shows how to make the Popsicle Top into a cute crop top!

Doll Clothes Top and Dress Tutorials to step up a doll bodice with stitching or a placket. Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch doll clothes, plus free skirt sewing pattern, at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #americangirldoll #welliewishers

Share your stepped up Popsicle Tops with hashtags #ohsewkat and #popsicletop.

To purchase a copy of this easy pattern, click HERE for American Girl size and HERE for Disney Animator size.  It’s also available foro Bitty Baby  A Girl for All Time, and Wellie wishers dolls.

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Doll Clothes Sewing Tutorial: Flipping a lined or Reversible Bodice Tutorial

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When sewing dolls clothes, you are usually using small pieces to begin with. Even dolls like to have a nice, clean finish to their clothes.  One way to do this is to fully line the bodice.  You can also make clothes reversible using this method, as I did in my POPSICLE TOP or the Jumping Jack pattern, both available in my etsy shop .  Here is a quick tutorial to show you how to create these nice, smooth shoulders. Once you do it a few times, you will find it gets easier.



Sewing patterns for wellie wishers dolls

How to turn a lined doll bodice right side out.

Step 1:  Cut out the pattern pieces from two fabrics- either a fabric and a lining, or choose two fabrics and make it reversible.

Step 2:  After your shoulder seams are stitched and pressed, lay your pieces, right sides together, and match them up.  Stitch around the neckline and arm holes, as well as the back edges if directed by your pattern.

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Step 3:  Clip the curves (being careful not to clip your seam line) and reduce any extra bulk along your edges.  Trim off the corners.

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Step 4: Using a small safety pin, fold up one corner of the back and secure it.

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Step 5:  With the safety pin on the inside of your sewn pieces, begin to slide it through the shoulder area, working from back to front.  As you move the pin, go ahead and pull the fabric over it as much as you can (it will only pull a little bit, but that little bit really helps!)  Open the bodice front pieces to expose the head of the safety pin.

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Step 6:  Gently pull the pin, until it is clear of the fabric.  Remove the pin. (Pulling on the pin could tear your fabric.  Instead, simply remove the temptation.)  Now pull the fabric carefully through.  Sometimes, if the doll is small, I use a tweezers to help pull the fabric out, but be very careful as it can leave marks or tears if you pull too hard.  Repeat for the other side.

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Step 7:  Once both sides are flipped, press the edges for a nice, clean look.

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Step 8:  Ta da!!

Another way to easily flip a doll bodice is to use the Fasturn Set, as seen in THIS TUTORIAL here.  A pair of forceps or tweezers can also help. One of my favorite new notions is the TURN n MORE tool by Riley Blake.

When sewing dolls clothes, you are usually using small pieces to begin with. Even dolls like to have a nice, clean finish to their clothes.  One way to do this is to fully line the bodice.  You can also make clothes reversible using this method, as I did in my POPSICLE TOP or the Jumping Jack pattern, which is now available in my etsy shop .  Here is a quick tutorial to show you how to create these nice, smooth shoulders. Once you do it a few times, you will find it gets easier.

Find more Tutorials and Pattern hacks HERE!

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