Fourth of July Fashions for Dolls with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

The dolls at our house are very patriotic! They love to have new outfits in red, white, and blue to wear to parades and picnics all summer long.

July 4th Doll Clothes: Backyard Bibs

When you go into a fabric store, be sure to check out the batik fabric section. You can find some amazing fabrics that make really unique doll clothes, like this red and blue stars fabric.

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

Both outfits above were made with the Backyard Bibs pattern. Instead of a full skirt, I just added a tiny ruffle to make a cute, summertime top. Blaire’s shorts were made by American Girl®.

July 4th Doll Fashions: HalterAlls for Dolls

With easy ties and an open back, the HalterAlls pattern makes a perfect parade watching outfit. Make one up in just an afternoon with one fat quarter of fabric. See more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

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

Make a halter top with a patchwork twist- use the Boardwalk Boutique pattern.

Luciana is looking for the picnic in her halter top made with the Boardwalk Boutique pattern and a few five inch squares of fun fabric. Find the tutorial HERE.

Find more patriotic doll clothes ideas HERE and HERE.

How to make a one of a kind patchwork doll top with easy sewing pattern by oh sew kat. Boardwalk Boutique easy, digital sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. #18inchdolls #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
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Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls- Sandbox Shorts and Popsicle Top by Oh Sew Kat! to make cute, 4th of July doll clothes.

Make Ruffled Skirt Bibs for your Dolls by Combining 2 Sewing Patterns

Add a ruffled skirt to the easy Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern to make overalls for your 18 inch dolls by OH Sew Kat.

Have you seen the pattern value bundles section of my Etsy shop? I now offer bundles of patterns for more than one size in one listing, with more being added all the time. I also offer quite a few bundles of 2 to 4 patterns that go together…like for summer or school, as well as certain pairs of patterns that were designed as outfits. See the selection of bundles HERE.

Add a ruffled skirt to the easy Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern to make overalls for your 18 inch dolls by OH Sew Kat.

Oh Sew Kat! Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern Bundles

Some of these pairs include my first two patterns published, The Sixth Grade Skirt and Popsicle Top available in different doll sizes. You can also find the Easy Up! Jumper paired with the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 set for the turtleneck. My newest bundle pair is the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt. This bundle gives you the top (which can be made into a dress), the 3 tiered prairie skirt, and four versions of the Backyard Bibs overalls.

Combine the Playtime Twirl Skirt with the Backyard Bibs for a new look!

Add a ruffled skirt to the easy Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern to make overalls for your 18 inch dolls by OH Sew Kat.

Make your doll a set of Ruffled Backyard Bibs with this easy pattern hack.

Create this adorable ruffled bibs dress by combining the two patterns (shown above) in the Bibs and Blouse bundle. Follow the instructions as written to make the bibs, then instead of adding one of the skirt or pants variations, add the two bottom ruffles from the Playtime Twirl Skirt. Go even further by adding all three ruffles if you like! (Just realize that the top ruffle of the skirt goes into an elastic waistband, which the Bibs pattern does not have. You will need to make the top layer longer in order to be full enough for the larger bibs waistband.)

Add a ruffled skirt to the easy Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern to make overalls for your 18 inch dolls by OH Sew Kat.

Riley is ready for the spring and sunshine!! Ad: This outfit was made with a fabric bundle sold by Cricut. Check out their bundles for a great fabric bundle selection.

Find more ideas for making unique doll clothes in the Oh Sew Kat! Inspiration Gallery.

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Tester Tuesday! Easy Up! Jumper for 14 inch Wellie Wishers Dolls

The Oh Sew Kat! Testers are amazing. They have so much fun testing and checking the patterns I create to make sure they are ready for you!

Easy Sewing Pattern for 14 inch Doll Clothes

The Easy Up! Jumper is now available for the 14 inch dolls in my Etsy Shop. You can purchase just that size, or in a value based bundle with the 18 inch size or the Jumping Jack Jumper Set to complete your outfit.

Make a perfect doll outfit this fall.  Look at this adorable denim and gingham!  This outfit was made by Julie.   She used a woman’s shirt to make this adorable outfit, and took advantage of the fun, quilted detail from the shirt.

Make a reversible jumper for your 14 inch Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level pattern. #ohsewkat #welliewisher #sewingpattern #falljumper #dollclothes #autumncrafts
Make a reversible jumper for your 14 inch Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level pattern. #ohsewkat #welliewisher #sewingpattern #falljumper #dollclothes #halloweenoutfit

This adorable fall outfit was created by SewDolledUp81.  Be sure to check out her etsy shop on a regular basis to see what she’s created lately for sale.  The cute shirt was made using the Playtime Peasant Top pattern.

Find more easy sewing patterns for doll clothes in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop.

Find more ideas for your Easy UP! Jumper pattern here and here.

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Easy Up! Jumper beginner sewing pattern from OhSewKat! Easy to sew 14 inch doll clothes in many styles. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #welliewishers #americangirldoll #sewingpattern

Tester Tuesday! Easy Up! Jumper for 14 inch Wellie Wishers Dolls

The Oh Sew Kat! Testers are amazing. They have so much fun testing and checking the patterns I create to make sure they are ready for you!

The Easy Up! Jumper is now available for the 14 inch dolls in my Etsy Shop. You can purchase just that size, or in a value based bundle with the 18 inch size or the Jumping Jack Jumper Set to complete your outfit.

How’s this for crazy cute?  This outfit was made by Shirley.   I adore the gingham pleats to really give a playful “little girl” vibe.  The purple shirt was made with the Jumping Jack Turtleneck pattern, also by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a reversible jumper for your 14 inch Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level pattern. #ohsewkat #welliewisher #sewingpattern #falljumper #dollclothes #halloweenoutfit

This adorable Halloween outfit was created by DollClothesbyShirley.  Be sure to check out her etsy shop on a regular basis to see what she’s created lately for sale.

Make a reversible jumper for your 14 inch Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level pattern. #ohsewkat #welliewisher #sewingpattern #falljumper #dollclothes #halloweenoutfit

She even made a matching treat bag! The pocket is easy to add to the pattern with any shape you like.

Make a reversible jumper for your 14 inch Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern by OH Sew Kat! Easy to sew beginner level pattern. #ohsewkat #welliewisher #sewingpattern #falljumper #dollclothes #halloweenoutfit

Find more ideas for your Easy UP! Jumper pattern here and here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Easy Up! Jumper beginner sewing pattern from OhSewKat! Easy to sew 14 inch doll clothes in many styles. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #welliewishers #americangirldoll #sewingpattern

Step it Up Series: Make a Sixth Grade Skirt with Ruffle or Lace Hem! Easy Skirt Pattern Hack!

Add a ruffle or lace hem to your Sixth Grade Skirt!

American girl dolls DIY skirt tutorial

The Sixth Grade Skirt is the perfect skirt to make for your doll all year long.  It takes such a tiny bit of fabric and goes together in a jiffy!  Here’s a way to give your Sixth Grade Skirt a new look! Add a cute hem to your skirt with this easy tutorial.

American girl dolls sewing patterns

First, you will need the pattern.  I offer the Sixth Grade Skirt in five sizes:  18 inch, 16 inch Disney Animators, 15 inch Bitty Baby, 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers, and 14 inch HeartsForHearts Girls.  (Because this skirt is fitted and does not use elastic, I encourage you to check the fit on your own doll before you sew on the hook and loop tape, especially if your doll does not have a cloth body.  If you purchased this pattern before June 2018, be sure to get the updated version! (Check your etsy purchase history, contact me, or Pixie Faire.)

Sixth Grade A line skirt sewing pattern for dolls

Step 1. To keep the skirt’s cute silhouette, you need to remove a little bit from the hem of the pattern pieces.  You can do this after you sew the pieces together, but it’s easier to just cut the seam allowance off the bottom of each pattern piece.  Cut out your skirt and put it together according to the directions.  Before you add the waistband, complete Step 2 below.

Step 2.  To add a fabric ruffle for an 18 inch doll skirt, cut a strip of fabric 2 inches by 27-36 inches.  (27 inches will give a less full ruffle than 36 inches will.)  You will need a thinner, and shorter piece for smaller dolls. Measure the hem of your skirt, and cut the ruffle to 1.5 or 2 times that length.  Pre-gathered eyelet lace also makes a pretty hem!

Skirt with lace hem skirt with ruffle hem Step 3.  With wrong sides together, press your ruffle the long way.  The fold will be the hem.  Gather the top, raw edges or use (my new favorite!) a ruffle foot.  With right sides together, pin the ruffle (or your lace or trim) to the hem of your skirt, and stitch with a 1/4th inch seam allowance.  Use an overlock stitch, zigzag stitch, or serger to give the seam allowance a clean finish.  Press it towards the skirt, and top stitch close to the edge.

Step 4.

That was easy!  Complete the skirt according to the directions.  Your Sixth Grade Skirt is complete!

Skirt with lace hem skirt with ruffle hem

This post is the second post in a series of six posts:

Six Ways to Sew the Sixth Grade Skirt!

  1.  Add pockets to your Sixth Grade Skirt
  2. Add a ruffle or lace hem to your Sixth Grade Skirt
  3.  Check back to see another way to Step it Up!
  4. Check back to see another way to Step it Up!
  5. Check back to see another way to Step it Up!
  6. Check back to see another way to Step it Up!

Each post in this series will feature a new way to “Step it Up” and make your Sixth Grade Skirt just a little more unique.  Find the quick and easy pattern in my Etsy Shop:

Sixth Grade Skirt for 18 inch dolls like American Girl®

Sixth Grade Skirt for 15 inch dolls like Bitty Baby®

Sixth Grade Skirt for 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™

You can also make Sixth Grade Skirt for Disney Animator Dolls and Hearts for Hearts.

Try Oh Sew Kat! simple sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and WellieWishers. Easy skirt pattern can be made in less than two hours. Try a freebie at ohsewkat.com. #easysewingpattern #dollclothes #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

Grace Thomas doll in Sixth Grade Skirt

Six ways to sew the Sixth Grade Skirt

Share your skirt with ruffles or lace online with hashtag OhSewKat.  Click HERE to see another way to step up your Sixth Grade Skirt.

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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.

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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!

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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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The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Wow! I’d like to thank Meg over at the Canadian Doll Notebook for nominating Oh Sew Kat! for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This is a neat way to check out other bloggers and see some new ones you might not know about!  If you have not been to Meg’s blog, be sure to stop by and say “hi”.

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  1. How did you get into blogging? I thought it would be a great way to show the world some more ideas to sew doll clothes and to show a little behind the scenes for the patterns I publish.
  2. What is your favorite post you’ve written?  I loved making Hawaiian dresses for Nanea from patterns I had already published…so those were the posts I was most excited to write.  Find 2 of them here and here.
  3. What is your favorite food? Lasagna and peanut M&Ms (not together of course!)
  4. Who is your favorite doll, and why? Wow. These are hard questions. Just one? My first AG doll was Nellie. I bought her in 2006 at AGPNY when my sister and I took my daughter there for her sixth birthday. (She chose Mia, her first AG doll as well).  She has blue eyes, freckles, and an Irish dance outfit just like my daughter, so she has always had a very special place in my heart.
  5. Who was your first doll, and how old were you when you got this doll? The first doll I can remember having was a stuffed Holly Hobbie doll, that my mother made for me for Christmas from a Simplicity pattern.  My doll was a brunette and my sister got a blonde.   I probably got her in 1st or 2nd grade and she still sits in my living room in her outfit my mom made. (I had a dress to match hers at one point!)
  6. What would you do if you didn’t blog?  I’d sew more.  And stamp and scrapbook more. I love my cricut and cameo machines and crafting with them.  But I love sharing my sewing creations and I’m sort of addicted to my technology so this is a pretty fun hobby too.
  7. What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done with your doll? Well, I can’t say I’ve had many adventures with my dolls, honestly. They are all sort of “stay at home gals”.  But when my daughter was four, her doll, Dorothy, went on a cruise with us through the Panama Canal!
  8. What are your favorite and least favorite things about blogging?    I love sharing photos that my testers made with my patterns, and I’m not as big a fan of getting the photos from the camera onto a published post.
  9. What makes you different from any other blogger?  I show you new and different ways to sew the patterns you may already own;  plus I offer an inspiration gallery to see all kinds of photos of each pattern I’ve published which is updated pretty regularly.  More new pages and tutorials are coming soon!
  10. What is your favorite book or movie? Oh, where do I start?  I’m an avid reader of audiobooks (not sure if that’s the right way to say that?) and am always on the lookout for my next favorite book.  Some that I’ve read recently and really enjoyed were Where did you go, Bernadette, Three Wishes, The Husband’s Secret, and The Girl on the Train, and anything by Sophie Kinsella.   I also love Young Adult Lit like anything by Rainbow Rowell.  My favorite young reader books are anything by Andrew Clements, and also Captain Nobody that my daughter and I know by heart we listened so many times.  Oh, and don’t forget the Addy series by American Girl!
  11. Last but not least, give us three random facts about yourself.  Three random facts about myself- let’s see.  I am a former USMC officer, I currently have a full time job teaching writing to US Marines, and I’m a huge sports fan, especially of the Washington Nationals and my Villanova Wildcats in March Madness.

Thank you again, Meg, for adding to sunshine to my day through your nomination!

I would like to nominate the following blogs for the Sunshine Blogger Award, because their blogs brighten my day!

I nominate:

  1. Pam from “Amy Violet’s” Doll Fashions
  2. Brandy of “Brandy’s Happy Home” Dolly crafting heaven on the Internet!
  3. Karen from “KarenMomofThree” Doll Crafts and More!

Questions for My Nominees:

  1. How long did you get into this doll related business?
  2. What is your favorite topic to write/blog/post/photograph about?
  3. What is your favorite color for doll clothes or to sew doll clothes?
  4. Who is your favorite doll, and why?
  5. Who is your favorite American Girl character?
  6. How many dolls do you have?
  7. Who was your first doll, and how old were you when you got this doll?
  8. What are some of your other favorite hobbies?
  9. What are a few of your favorite books for kids or tweens?
  10. What is your favorite TV show lately?
  11. Last but not least, tell us 3 things about yourself we might not know.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the Sunshine Award and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 3 other blogs and give them 11 questions to answer.
  • Notify your nominees through social media or by commenting on their blog.
  • List the “rules” and display a Sunshine Award logo in your post.

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Tester Tuesday! Jumping Jack Jumper Set for Wellie Wishers

Julie Helmer, of Sew Dolled Up 81 has done it again!! Just feast your eyes on these adorable Jumping Jack sets she stitched up! You can find them (and other amazing outfits) in her ETSY SHOP.  Hurry! They don’t last long!  The pattern is available on Etsy and Pixie Faire.

Wellie Wishers doll clothes sewing patterns

The pattern includes the shorts, turtleneck shirt, and reversible tunic style jumper that buttons on to the shorts to go from casual to classy in an instant!

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Have you seen the new Glitter Girls dolls? They are the same size as the Wellie Wishers but at a much lower price point.  Check them out here (affliate link) on Amazon.  Here is Fifer, rocking the red!

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The button on jumper is reversible for two looks with one project! Sew one up for your 14.5 inch doll today! Find the pattern here.

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Find the Jumping Jack pattern for Wellie Wishers here and for 18 inch dolls here.  See more Jumping Jack photos here and here.

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Tester Tuesday! Jumping Jack Jumper Set for Wellie Wishers

Pam Ray, of Amy Violet’s, battled the Minnesota cold to get these gorgeous photos of her Jumping Jack outfits for WellieWishers.  This sewing pattern is now available on Etsy and Pixie Faire.

Sewing patterns for wellie wishers doll clothes

Camille stays nice and warm in her turtleneck shirt.  When she’s ready to dress up, the over the head jumper offers two looks in one! Add an easy elastic belt to hold it in place or add tiny buttons to the shorts’ waistband.

Hurry over to Amy Violet’s Etsy shop to purchase this adorable outfit!

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Find the Jumping Jack pattern for Wellie Wishers here and for 18 inch dolls here.  See more Jumping Jack photos here and here.

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Jumping Jack sewing pattern for wellie wishers dolls

Tester Tuesday! Jumping Jack Jumper Set for Wellie Wishers

The new Jumping Jack pattern is a quick sew and has lots of room to embellish.  Enjoy this eye candy from the talented Shirley Fombey who tested this pattern for me.  The fun colors just pop! Visit her shop to see if these outfits are still for sale! Her items tend not to last very long and I think you can see why.

Jumping Jack Sewing pattern for dolls

Shirley made a few slight changes to her jumper, by adding some cute tabs on the side! The cute appliques are just perfect for these fun loving dollies! Visit her shop to purchase these outfits and many others.

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Find the Jumping Jack pattern for Wellie Wishers here and for 18 inch dolls here.  See more Jumping Jack photos here and here.

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