Make it Monday: Orange Ribbon Tied Jumper for Joss

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern to make a Bib Skirt Overalls Outfit for your 18″ Joss Doll

Joss is American Girl®’s Girl of the Year for 2020. I’ve found she looks stunning in everything, but especially in bright, cheery colors.

Make your 18 inch doll a new wardrobe with easy PDF sewing patterns from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Download and print your patterns and sew today!

Make a quick summer jumper with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern from OhSewKat!

Joss is wearing her jumper with the Playtime Peasant Top. It’s a quick and easy top that can work under so many different outfits. I make them in many solid colors to have for mix and match options. I used this HACK to make ribbon straps instead of fabric ones.

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

This jumper looks amazing on Emily too!! She’s just wearing a plain white tee shirt underneath.

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat to make cute doll clothes for American Girl and other sized dolls.

See more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE, HERE, and in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
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Tester Tuesday: Picnic Play Pattern for Dolls

The Picnic Play outfit is three patterns in one! You will get the reversible top, the pull on cuffed capri pants, plus the cute, draw string backpack accessory. Look at the adorable outfits made by the Oh Sew Kat! testers and see more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery. Purchase the Picnic Play outfit for 18 inch dolls 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.
Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

This outfit is perfect for the newest doll from American Girl®, Joss Kendrick. She loves to surf- and this reversible top and capris will be a hit with her surfer friends on the beach. Kathy made this adorable outfit for her Isabelle doll.

Make your 18 inch doll the easy Picnic Play Doll Clothes outfit this summer.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

This outfit, with the large flowers and classic stripes, give the perfect contrast and just scream summer play. Can you smell the hot dogs cooking? Thanks to Juliette for this beautiful and inspirational test outfit.

Download and sew the quick and easy Picnic Play PDF sewing pattern and make a summer outfit for your American Girl Doll. Find more doll clothes sewing patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy shop.

Michele made this adorable orange and plaid outfit for her sewing test. It’s always such a treat to see the creativity she uses in her outfits. Notice the tiny button on the pant cuff!

The Picnic Play Reversible Top and Capri Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Find more ideas for the Picnic Play pattern HERE and HERE.

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Make it Monday: Summer Halteralls For Dolls

Simple to sew and fat quarter friendly, the Halteralls PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is a perfect beginner project. Use ribbon or fabric for the straps and add buttons, belts, or bows to create your own one of a kind summer romper for your 18 inch American Girl® doll.

Use the Halteralls Sewing Pattern to make a summer romper for your 18″ doll.

The HalterAlls PDF sewing pattern is perfect to make a quick and easy outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls.  Find more sewing patterns for doll clothes in the OhSewkat Etsy shop.

Quick and easy- the Halteralls pattern makes a great summer outfit for your doll.

The HalterAlls PDF sewing pattern is perfect to make a quick and easy outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl Dolls. Find more sewing patterns for doll clothes in the OhSewkat Etsy shop.

Make a simple belt to complete your outfit. I use buckles found at the craft store in the scrapbook section. You can also use fold over elastic as seen in THIS TUTORIAL.

Find more ideas for the easy HalterAlls pattern HERE and HERE. This pattern is available in 4 popular doll sizes HERE.

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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.

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
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!

Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat
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
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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
3 american girl dolls in halter tops

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.

sewing patterns for american girl doll clothes

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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