Summertime is full of hot days, and there’s no better place to cool off than the beach! We’ve rounded up the top ten beach essentials that your doll will need for next time you head to the shore. For more summertime trends, be sure to check out the Summer Swimsuit Trends post on Pixie Faire!
Ok, here is our top 10 Beach Essentials List:
The first beach essential is, of course, a swimsuit. Whether your doll is just sunbathing or splashing in the waves, she’ll need a swimsuit! Pixie Faire offers a wide variety of swimsuit patterns for all different doll sizes, but check out these ones for starters:
When your doll is done soaking up the sun or frolicking in the water she’ll need a cover-up! Try one of these cute patterns or mix things up with this super cute Carnaby St. Cover-up pattern hack.
3. Floppy Beach Hat
Beaches are notoriously sunny places, so it’s important that your doll brings a hat to keep her safe from the sun’s harmful rays. There are plenty of hat patterns available on Pixie Faire, but give these patterns a gander first:
When the sand is hot from the sun, your doll will need a good pair of shoes to protect her feet! Try a cute pair of sandals, jelly flats or crocheted slip-ons to keep your feet cool!
5. Beach Tote
Beach totes are a definite must when spending the day at the beach. You can pack these bags with sunglasses, snacks, and magazines to fill your doll’s beach day with fun!
6. The Perfect Towel
Towels are wonderful for lounging in the sand and useful for drying off, making them yet another beach essential. Need something a bit bigger? Try the Watermelon Picnic Quilt and create a hangout zone for all her friends too!
7. Floaties For All
Floaties are the most wonderful way to relax in water without getting too wet and there are so many fun types of floaties to make!
8. Somewhere to Sit
When your doll is done playing in the waves or in the sand make sure she has a comfy place to lounge about and relax. Maybe it's time to use your craft skills and make a no-sew doll hammock using popsicle sticks! Try these crafty patterns too:
What is a beach trip without an ice-cold soda or water? This cooler pattern is the perfect way to make sure your doll’s refreshments stay ice-cold and if you have something smaller try the single serve lunch bag too! If you have a big group, you might need something even bigger to transport it all, try the Little Red Wagon!
10. Volleyball Net
Finally, what could be a more iconic beach game to play than volleyball? This crafty pattern project is easy to follow and makes a cute summer activity set for your 18-inch dolls. Try the Rashguard and Boy shorts, or the Gotchies patterns to sew a few matching beach volleyball uniforms too!
We’d love to hear from you and see what combinations you will create for your dolls ultimate beach day! If you make something and share photos online, we'd love to see them! Use #pixiefaire when posting on Instagram or add your photos directly to our Inspiration Gallery for all to see!
--The Pixie Faire Team :^)
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