With Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns, it’s SEW easy to take a basic peasant top, and step it up with a cute, neckline ruffle. You will love this simple technique to take a plain peasant top from fine to fabulous!
Add a ruffle to the neckline of a peasant top for a whole new look!
You can make a thin ruffle, or let it be a little wider and add your own unique flair to the peasant tops you sew.
It’s easy to add a ruffled neckline to a peasant style doll top
Adding a sweet ruffle to your pattern is simple. Follow the steps in this tutorial, and read more in THIS ONE. You can use this technique on tops, dresses and skirts! (See a tutorial to add lace between the layers of a skirt here, and sign up to get the skirt pattern FREE right here!
Add a ruffled neckline to your Playtime Peasant Top for Dolls
Use lace as a ruffle! Lace is available in so many sizes and colors! It’s usually already gathered, so it will ruffle up even more. This is the Party Time Peasant Dress on Bitty Baby. You can use this technique with every doll size.
Make a simple top spectacular with an easy neckline ruffle.
Read more about Maryellen’s stunning fall top in THIS POST. Find the Playtime Peasant Top (long and short sleeves included!) HERE.
Use this easy hack for tops and dresses too! Nanea’s muumuu is an easy variation of the Playtime Peasant Top. With an easy added neckline ruffle and simply extending the top length down to floor length you can make a beautiful Hawaiian dress in a very short time! Find the full tutorial HERE.
Use easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make your doll a Halloween outfit.
It’s time for pumpkins and candy corn and trick or treat parties! Your dolls can join in the fun with a cute outfit or dress made with fun Halloween themed fabrics. Whether you like spooky eyeballs, cute ghosts, scary spiders, or arched back cats, your local fabric stores are full of fun fabric surprises to sew to get your in the Halloween mood.
Make your 18 inch doll a Halloween dress with the School Dance Sewing Pattern
With three ways to change up the dress front, the School Dance Dress gives your fabric room to shine. Add a bow or belt. With long sleeves and a nice A-line skirt, your doll will be ready for whatever treats come her way. Available in 3 doll sizes here….see more School Dance Dress ideas HERE. Don’t forget to check for multi size bundles to save a few dollars when your purchase more than one size pattern.
Make a Party Time Peasant Dress with fun Halloween print fabric.
The Party Time Peasant Dress is a quick and easy project. With easy elastic for the neckline and a full gathered skirt it’s a perfect pattern to showcase some fun Halloween prints, like these from Doodlebug Designs. Find the pattern in 5 doll sizes HERE.
Make a Boardwalk Boutique top into a Pumpkin Jumper
For a quick project, you can’t beat the super popular Boardwalk Boutique. Available sized for 5 different dolls, use the long length cutting line and add a ruffle for a cute, quick, halter top jumper. Kelly is wearing it here with a black turtleneck made with the Jumping Jack pattern. Find both patterns on Etsy. See THIS POST to use the Boardwalk Boutique for a fun elf, santa or gingerbread outfit!
Make a cute School Bell Blouse in Halloween fabric for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls.
Michele made these adorable Halloween tops for her 14.5 inch girls when she helped me test the School Bell Blouse pattern. See more ideas for this pattern HERE. It’s available in 3 doll sizes. The black skirts are made with the very easy Sixth Grade Skirt pattern to complete the look.
Let your dolls play along with the season in cute outfits you make with fun, Halloween themed cotton fabric. You can’t go wrong with any of the patterns you choose. Share your work on my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ohsewkat. Happy sewing!!!
The School Bell Blouse PDF sewing pattern is a long sleeved top with two options to make for your 14.5 inch dolls. With Oh Sew Kat! patterns, you can download today and stitch one up in a few hours! Easy and fun, this pattern will be a favorite for you to sew and for your girls’ dolls to wear. Find the pattern in 3 sizes here in my Etsy Shop. Every Oh Sew Kat! sewing pattern is designed with the beginner in mind with simple construction and a step by step photo tutorial.
Make a long sleeved top for your 14.5 inch dolls with the School Bell Blouse pattern.
This pdf sewing pattern will fit Glitter Girls, Wellie Wishers and similar 14 1/2 inch dolls. Enjoy these samples made by the Oh Sew Kat! test team!
Fresh for Fall- The School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern for Dolls
Shirley made this travel themed School Bell Blouse. The outfit and photos are just so inspirational! Shirley has such an eye for fabric and color. You can find her shop on Etsy under DollClothesbyShirley.
The collage top looks so sweet with a pair of Playground Pants. You can find that pattern HERE and see more ideas for these cute pocket pants here and here.
Juliette made this fun School Bell Blouse and added a bright red, Sixth Grade Skirt. See more ideas with the School Bell Blouse pattern here and here.
Make cute doll clothes for your 14.5 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
Add a pretty lace placket to the front of your School Bell Blouse.
Pam’s doll, Camille, is seeing starts in her peplum top made with the School Bell Blouse pattern. Pam added bit of lace with a placket as seen in THIS TUTORIAL. You can purchase doll clothes from Pam’s shop on Etsy as AmyViolets.
Have you seen Toy Story 4 yet? There is a new doll character in the movie, Gabby Gabby, and she has red hair and wears a yellow polka dot dress. Like a few other inspired seamstresses on the net, I wanted to try to make a Gabby Gabby inspired dress for 18 inch dolls. Here are the ones I came up with. How did I do?
Make a Gabby Gabby doll dress for 18 inch dolls
Use OSK sewing patterns to make a Gabby Gabby look alike dress for your doll
In the photos below, Blaire and Maryellen are both wearing the same dress. I used the Sugar n Spice Dress– the pinafore cutting lines to make the dress. I drew out a collar pieces, and attached it before I sewed the bodice pieces together at the neckline. Add a white waistband and attach a button placket and it looks pretty close to the original.
You could also use the Spring Shine dress pattern as well, making the same alterations. Originally I planned to put a white “slip” trimmed with lace underneath, but in the end, I just added the lace right to the hem. (For those of you too young to remember, girls used to wear a fluffy skirt underneath their dresses, usually made of white with lace trim, to make their dresses stick out in a pretty way.)
Willa’s dress is not quite as true to the original. I used the Spring Shine dress pattern, adding white lace and white flutter sleeves for more of a “similar but different” vibe to Gabby Gabby’s dress. Willa is just as happy!!
It’s Tester Tuesday!! The School Bell Blouse is the perfect top to move from summer into fall and beyond into cooler weather too. This PDF sewing pattern has a pretty bell sleeve with two front options. You can find the School Bell blouse for 18 inch Dolls HERE.
The School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern is now available for 14 and 14.5 inch dolls.
The School Bell Blouse, available in a 3rd size for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls dolls, will also fit Hearts for Hearts dolls too! Find this cute “print at home” sewing pattern HERE.
The School Bell Blouse is perfect for Halloween Themed Doll Clothes
Michele had a ball making her test samples of the School Bell Blouse. These outfits are perfect for Camille and Willa to wear to their school Halloween party. Both tops are made with View B, the plain top with a peplum skirt. Accent your tops with ribbon belts and fancy buttons! The top looks great with a simple, black Sixth Grade Skirt. You can also find that pattern in my shop.
The Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse pattern fits 14 inch Glitter Girls Dolls Too
The Glitter Girls dolls are a bit newer on the doll scene. They are made by Our Generation and can be found at Target and on Amazon. They are the exact same size as the Wellie Wishers dolls made by American Girl. You have lots of hair and eye choices and the price is right around $20 US which make them an adorable (and cheaper) friend option for Wellie Wishers Dolls. Read more about my experience with them HERE and HERE. Find the Glitter Girls for sale at my affiliate link HERE.
Jenny made her daughter’s Glitter Girl doll this hot pink School Bell Blouse. She also used the SandBox Shorts pattern and added a fun bow accent. Jenny used view A- the top with the neckline pleat and a bit of a flared waistline.
With Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns, it’s SEW easy to take a basic skirt or dress pattern, and step it up with a cute ruffle at the hem. This is also a great trick for any time a dress or skirt turns out shorter than you’d like it to be.
Add a lace or ruffled hem to your Doll Dresses and Skirts
Use lace as a ruffle! Gathered lace is absolutely the easiest way to add a pretty hem to your skirt or dress. Attach the lace when you create the hem, so the ends will be finished in with the back edges for a clean look. Look for lace in different colors for even more options!
Another easy way to add a ruffle is to purchase trim that is already gathered. This polka dot trim was quickly added to the Sixth Grade Skirt with almost no work at all! It looks so sweet! Find more information on how to do this in THIS POST.
It’s easy to add a ruffled hem to a peasant style doll top Dress
Nicki’s dress was made using the Playtime Peasant Top. I cut the top as usual, but instead of hemming it, I added a small ruffle. Read more, and see more photos in THIS POST.
Adding a fabric ruffle is also very simple. Figure out how wide you want the ruffle when it’s done (usually 3/4th to 1 1/4th inch depending on doll size.) You can also shorten the skirt by this same length to keep the finished length the same- but sometimes a ruffle is the perfect solution if a doll skirt ends up too short for your liking.
Double this number and add 1/2 inch for your seam allowances. This will be your WIDTH. Cut the length one and a half to two times as long as the skirt. The longer the length, the more ruffled your hem will be. Fold your fabric with wrong sides together the long way and press. This pressed side becomes your bottom hem. Gather the raw edges and attach to the hem of your skirt with right sides together. Easy peasy, right?
Any skirt or dress can have a ruffled hem. Be creative and mix and match your fabrics. Visit the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas! Download and sew these easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for your dolls today!
The Spring Shine Dress for 14.5 inch dolls sewing pattern was released last Friday. Have you seen it yet? I’d like to thank my amazing pattern testers who always create such adorable outfits, while providing me the feedback needed to make sure the pattern is ready for you. Today’s post features some of these dresses and outfits. Be sure to visit the Inspiration Gallery to see more ways to sew the new Spring Shine Dress pattern for 14.5 inch dolls.
Purchase the Spring Shine Dress for 14.5 inch dolls HERE.
This pattern is also available for 18 inch dolls HERE.
The Spring Shine Dress PDF sewing pattern is now available for your smaller dolls- like Wellie Wisher and Glitter Girls.
Michele made this purple and lace Spring Shine dress for her Wellie Wishers doll, Kendal. The layers and pop of color are just perfection!! Don’t be afraid to use this simple pattern with new fabrics or trims to create something really special. I just love the little flowers at the waistband- so well done! Michele made the “Step it down” simplified version without the center placket.
Make a flutter sleeve Spring Shine Dress for your 14.5 inch Dolls
Shirley of DollClothesbyShirley was inspired by a random remnant of embroidered denim she had on hand. Her Spring Shine Dress is a beautiful example of how you can take this pattern, and truly make it your own creation. The pattern is just the starting place! Stop by Shirley’s shop and see what she has listed for sale.
The Spring Shine Dress pattern is perfect for a playtime top too!
Mireille created this cute green and blue outfit for Willa. She made in in Oh Sew Kat! colors!! The Bloomer Buddies pattern adds a playful (and quick) option to go with the top.
The Spring Shine Dress PDF Sewing Pattern for 14.5 inch dolls is now available from Oh Sew Kat!
Linda used a soft batik fabric which really lets the design elements of the Spring Shine Dress stand out. The front placket is easy to make with just two steps and you can add buttons or sparkles to the front “just for show” as the dress closes in the back.
Make a pretty flutter sleeve sundress for your Wellie Wishers and similar sized dolls with this easy pattern.
Julie of SewDolledUp81 added a pretty, gathered ruffle to the bottom of her Spring Shine Dress. Such a perfect compliment to the yellow sleeves and ric rac trim. Kendall looks ready for a summer party! Stop by Julie’s shop to see if this cute dress is still for sale. Or buy the pattern HERE and make it yourself. 🙂
When you join my Oh Sew Kat! Chat email list, not only will you receive information about new pattern releases and monthly inspiration, you get the FOUR SEASON SKIRT PDF sewing pattern FREE in 3 sizes.
The Four Season Skirt doesn’t have pattern pieces. It gives you measurements to cut a skirt and a waistband and gives you a step by step photo tutorial to help you assemble your doll skirt. If you like to make a paper pattern to cut your skirt out, use THIS TUTORIAL here. Make your skirt different each time you sew with a shorter or longer skirt piece, or a longer waistband, or by making your skirt piece with patchwork.
Lanie’s Popsicle Top (above) is reversible. It’s green on one side, and polka dots on the other. See her entire wardrobe including shorts and a matching dress HERE.
Make a skirt for your 18 inch dolls with the FREE Four Season Skirt Sewing Pattern
Pair your Four Season Skirt with the reversible POPSICLE TOP pattern also available from Oh Sew Kat! The duo make a cute and simple outfit for spring and summer! The 16 inch Animators size is also included in the free pattern, as well as the 14.5 inch WellieWishers size.
The new Spring Shine Dress is now available sized for your smaller dolls like the WellieWishers™ and Glitter Girls®. It will also fit your 14 inch Hearts for Hearts Dolls- but you may need to adjust it a little in the back to fit.
Make a pretty doll dress or top with flutter sleeves with the Spring Shine Dress pattern.
Like the big sister, 18 inch version, this little dress is quick to sew with lots of ways to add your own special touch. The pretty flutter sleeves can provide contrast- as can lace or trim and buttons down the front. Add ruffles or fabric bands to the hem for even more variations. Don’t forget it makes a sweet top too!
Spring Shine Dress Pattern now available for 14.5 inch Dolls
Click HERE to find this pattern only on Etsy! It’s also available for 18 inch dolls here so you can make Big Sister/Little Sister outfits too.
Like many of us these days, I love to shop for my fabric online and have it delivered right to my door. Sure, I miss out on the wandering through the aisles of beautiful fabrics, but when I shop online, I usually spend a little less money than when I’m seeing and touching fabrics in person, at least that is what I tell my husband! This post has affiliate links. Please read my policy here.
Shop for doll clothes fabric online with these great fabric retailers.
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Lanie’s green outfit (below) was made using the Easy Up! Sewing pattern. I cut it across the middle, and gave the skirt a center seam. I later adapted this pattern hack into the Backyard Bibs pattern and added three variations. Both patterns are available in multiple doll sizes in my ETSY SHOP.
Fat Quarter Shop– for me, this is just fabric heaven. They offer fast shipping, great service and a huge selection of fabric and fun notions. They stock all of the latest quilting colorways and show you what is coming down the pike. Weekly specials offer a chance to stock up on basics and more. When white kona layer cakes go on sale, I usually buy a few and have them on hand for lining the inside of Backyard Bibs and Sugar N Spice Dresses.
Cricut.com– Although not really a fabric shop, you would be amazed at the small scale bundles and amazing sales offered by Cricut. Shipping is quick and often free. Join their email list to be notified of sales and then stock up on some neat, fabric fat quarter bundles or layer cakes.
Fabric.com– If it’s not here, it probably does not exist. Fabric.com is a one stop shop for all of your fabric needs, from home decor to small scale doll prints.
Shabby Chic.- This adorable site offers its own style of charm in its fabric collection. Although the selection is curated and limited a bit, when you find what you like, it’s all color coordinated and presented in a gorgeous way. You’ll surely find something to love here!
Missouri Quilt Shop– Like the Fat Quarter Shop listed above, this is your quilter’s cotton heaven online! With daily deals and an extensive collection of fabrics and notions, you’ll surely find a few you can’t live without here.