Sew your own doll clothes with this easy sewing pattern. The School Bell Blouse will give your doll a simple, but stylish long sleeve shirt that is perfect for cool fall weather and back to school! Dress up the look with a classic Sixth Grade Skirt or dress it down with a pair of Playground Pants (both patterns are available from Oh Sew Kat!). With an open back hook and loop tape close, it’s easy on and off for little hands. Use fun cotton prints or girly lace to stitch up a whole wardrobe of cute blouses for your doll. Choose a cute peplum skirt or a simple flared hem (longer length or crop top style) with a pretty, neckline pleat. Embellish your blouse with bows, flowers, and buttons for a look that is all your own. The long sleeves feature a high wrist flare while still keeping your doll warm and in style for cooler weather.
Like all of my patterns, this pattern offers a great “learn to sew” starting place for beginner seamstresses or young girls that want to learn to sew for their dolls. This pattern is also nice for an experienced seamstresses to make a basic doll wardrobe, with lots of mix and match options.
This classic but simple top is very easily made from a quarter yard of fabric (quilter’s fat quarters work great!) in a woven cotton or other lightweight fabric. Mix and match your fabrics and trims for unlimited design options.
Your instant download file will include full color photos, full sized pattern pieces and directions. Just print and sew!
This pattern was specifically designed and tested on 18 inch dolls such as American Girl ®. My dolls have a waist measurement average of 10 1/2 inches. Please measure and test the fit on your own doll as there are many on the market and it may not fit the same on all of them. Oh Sew Kat! is not affiliated with American Girl. No endorsement is implied.
Skill level: Confident Beginner
This listing is for the digital file PDF pattern. My doll, her clothes, shoes, and accessories are not included.
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Specification: School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls
*Any Theme, Beach, Birthday, Camping, Celebration, Christmas, Easter, Election, Everyday, Garden, Graduation, Halloween, Historical, Holiday, Mori, Outdoors, Party, Patriotic, School, Sleepover, Sports, Spring, St. Patrick's Day, Steampunk, Summer, Tea Party, Thanksgiving, Travel, Valentine's Day, Veterans, Winter
Do you sew? Do you want to? Does your daughter ask you to make new clothes for her dolls? Or would she like to learn herself?
This is where I was with my daughter. She wanted me to make so many things I couldn’t keep the list up! I decided it was time for her to do it herself. (9-11 years old). I created some simple patterns, based on simple designs that would teach her, step by step, how to make them herself. (But do not underestimate the power of a simple design! A new fabric, a shirt underneath, a few buttons on front, a ruffle added…you can create a whole wardrobe and lots of unique looks with just a few basic pattern pieces.) With a few scraps of fabric, and a pattern printed on your home computer, you and your “girl” will be making her dolls into fashionistas!
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