July 13, 2021

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Summer 2021 Trends To Sew For You Doll

Summer is already upon us, but we still have lots of warm weather ahead of us! If you're looking for some creative ideas and designs to inspire your next doll clothes summer outfit you're in the right place! Here are some great design ideas to update your dolls wardrobe! 

We hope your summer 2021 is full of sun, fun, and sewing! For more fashion inspiration, check out our DIY Summer Totes tutorial post .

Giveaway Alert! We're giving away one $50 Pixie Faire gift card in this limited time contest. Scroll to the end of this post and leave a comment telling us: Which summer trend project you are most excited to work on?

 

Summer 2021 Trend #1:  Matching Sets

One very prominent trend we’ve been seeing this season (this whole year, actually), has been matching sets.  This has been especially popular with Gen Zers.  These sets are a perfect way to showcase fun and bold prints and colors on your doll!  Simply choose a fabric that works for both pieces and voila, you've got the look! Try pairing a crop top with a mini skirt (two other trends this summer) for bonus stylishness.  You can sew the look with patterns like the Catalina Top and Skirt option (which is available in two different doll sizes); the Chic Suit 18-inch Doll Clothes pattern, and the Sun and Sand Shorts Set.

  

Catalina Crop Top and Dress

Chic Suit 18-inch Dolls 

Sun and San Shorts Set 

 

Summer 2021 Trend #2:  Crop Tops

Crop tops are also a very prominent item that is being showcased this season!  While showing a little midriff and cooling off from the heat, crop tops are perfect for the summer season.  Try making these tiny tops out of cotton, knit, or even try crocheting one!  Check out these patterns for some project inspiration:

  

Peasant Crop Top 18in

Summer Picnic Crop Top 18in

Dallie Delish Skirt and Halter for 18 inch dolls 

 

Summer 2021 Trend #3:  Mini Skirts

The rise in popularity of mini skirts this summer is in part due to the re-emergence of the Y2K era of style.  The mini skirt is just as cute now as it was then!  Mini skirts can be very versatile in your doll’s wardrobe—make a denim one for a basic or a bright printed one for a statement! Either way, you can’t go wrong with this project.  Use one of these patterns offered from Pixie Faire to make your own:

  

Flirty Mini Skirt 

Trendy Skater Skirt 

Bellevue Romper (Skirt Variation)

 

Summer 2021 Trend #4:  Halters

The halter neckline for tops and dresses has always been a summer favorite, and that is no different this year!  Think about pairing a halter top with some denim shorts or combining trends and making a cropped halter top.  A halter neckline can be equally as fun on a flirty sundress—try it in a fabulous summery floral.  You can make this look with these patterns:

  

Heat Wave Halter Dress and Top

Halter Dress and Top 18in

Halter My Opinion Dress

 

Summer 2021 Trend #5:  Bucket Hats

The final summer trend on this list is bucket hats!  Bucket hats have always been a popular outdoor accessory but rose to mainstream popularity only a few years ago which is where they have remained.  Bucket hats can be made easily with fun quilting cottons.  Check out these patterns to start your project:

  

Summer Camp Collection Bucket Hat 

Surf Side 3-in-1 18in 

Alana Hawaiian-Style Shirt, Shorts, and Hat 14.5in 

 

Colors and Prints On-Trend Summer 2021

When thinking about starting any of the projects, always consider the materials you’re using!  A great way to make sure your projects are extra-on-trend is to make them with the “in” colors and prints.  This season’s colors, according to the Pantone Trend Report, are bright and optimistic (see the graphic for my favorites), which are so fun for summer projects!  Other trends we are seeing a lot of this season are checkerboard, bright florals, bold stripes, and tie-dye (a summer classic).  Mixing prints and colors will be sure to give your doll a unique and on-trend look!

 

 

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100 Comments

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

July 22, 2021

Crop tops, Halter tops and skirts, shorts, and capris are my favorite summer projects!

S.C.
S.C.

July 17, 2021

I like the matching top and bottom prints! They look cute together but can also be paired with other items in the wardrobe to create several different looks and styles!.

Lorrie
Lorrie

July 16, 2021

Crop tops! But I will be making several of the others too!

DellaSue
DellaSue

July 16, 2021

I will try the crop top. But as time goes on I will try all of them!

LizT
LizT

July 16, 2021

A summer trend I am excited about would be rompers because my daughter asked for one and I remember that I had one around age 10 in red fabric printed with gold dragonflies and I loved it because it was so easy to wear and pretty.

Kim
Kim

July 16, 2021

I like the Halter necklines and bucket hats

Cheryl
Cheryl

July 16, 2021

I will be working on the summer picnic crop top and a cute little western skirt i got from pixie faire some time ago. The rodeo will be here soon and I want my girl dressed to show.
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the rodeo

Heather Haw
Heather Haw

July 16, 2021

My favorite color combinations are rich jewel tones which mix and match so easily. I think in summery top and flirty skirts and shorts

Marilu B
Marilu B

July 16, 2021

will definitely will want to do some crop shirts and a mini skirt to match. Those will be great with today’s freebie underwear

Dena
Dena

July 16, 2021

Bucket hats and matching sets are what I would like to work on this summer.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

July 16, 2021

I love the little crop tops!

Anna S
Anna S

July 16, 2021

I am thinking of summery colors and halter tops!

Carol
Carol

July 16, 2021

Bucket hats would be my favorite trend. Of course, they are cute when they match another piece of the outfit.

Michele
Michele

July 16, 2021

I love all the fun little summer outfits showcased by Pixie Faire. For sure I would want to make more bucket hats and backpacks for those summer doll outings! I recently discovered the Sew Urban backpack and want to make more of those. I see a cute matching shorts set & a great little backpack in the sewing future!

Deb
Deb

July 16, 2021

I excited to make some crop tops. Crop tops can be paired with so many different bottom components.

Carol
Carol

July 16, 2021

I just went through all my scrap pieces of material. I plan to sew some crop tops and flirty mini skirts, maybe a bucket hat.

Vicki
Vicki

July 16, 2021

I’ll be working on some matching sets, halter dresses and rompers for my Ruby Red Fashion Friends and Gotz girls (Hannah, Happy Kidz, and Little Kidz) this summer!

Karen L
Karen L

July 16, 2021

I like the matching set trend. Throw in a couple extra pieces made with solids and you have a great mix and match wardrobe!

Cathy
Cathy

July 16, 2021

I have all kinds of Batik scraps that I cannot wait to make into crop tops.

Lisa
Lisa

July 16, 2021

Crop tops are catching my eye! That peasant crop top is going on my wish list!

Stephanie G
Stephanie G

July 16, 2021

I’m excited for mini skirts!

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

July 16, 2021

I would like to try the Crop Tops and Mini Skirts Trend. Thank you Cinnamon for the awesome giveaways.😘

Monya
Monya

July 15, 2021

Love the sweet mini skirts and crop tops!

Annlee
Annlee

July 15, 2021

I love the mini skirts and crop tops

James
James

July 15, 2021

Love the idea of combining trends and going with a matching halter top and mini skirt.Or maybe a matching crop top (like the peasant) and a skater style mini skirt.

Cathy
Cathy

July 15, 2021

halter tops are my favorite

Ariele
Ariele

July 15, 2021

My favourite summer trend is crop tops paired with paperbag shorts.

Sharon
Sharon

July 15, 2021

Bucket Hat paired with a set

Fran R
Fran R

July 14, 2021

Just finished the summer picnic crop top and am starting a mini skirt to go with it.

Joanne
Joanne

July 14, 2021

I think I’ll be doing some peasant crop tops from the fiesta dress pattern! 14-15" size.

Heidi
Heidi

July 14, 2021

Mini skirts.

Rebecca
Rebecca

July 14, 2021

I’ve been wanting to make the picnic crop top and a skirt. Maybe a hat to go with.

Jackie Koepnick
Jackie Koepnick

July 14, 2021

love to try crop top and halter sundress love the colors for summer

Brenda
Brenda

July 14, 2021

The bucket hat for sure!

Claudia
Claudia

July 14, 2021

I’d like to try the sun and sand short set!!

Eileen
Eileen

July 14, 2021

Bucket hats are so much fun!

Doreen
Doreen

July 14, 2021

Halter top with matching bottom.

Cathy
Cathy

July 14, 2021

I LOVE the hat trend!

Carol
Carol

July 14, 2021

The hats are lovely, very cool styles.

Florence
Florence

July 14, 2021

Thank you! I love the matching sets. They are loads of fun. Looking forward to trying that out!

Leighanne K
Leighanne K

July 14, 2021

I love the crop-tops, mini-skirts, and halter tops!

Linda A C
Linda A C

July 14, 2021

I think I’m going to go for the knitted crop tops. I have already bought the pattern I just have not gotten around to making it yet.

Connie M
Connie M

July 14, 2021

I’m to old but still think mini skirts are so cute!

Laura
Laura

July 14, 2021

All of the patterns are great. I am making the peasant crop top, halter-all outfits and LJC shorts. I Need the bucket hat pattern.

Laura
Laura

July 14, 2021

All of the patterns are great. I am making the peasant crop top, halter-all outfits and LJC shorts. I Need the bucket hat pattern.

sheila
sheila

July 14, 2021

love them all! may make all…

Sue
Sue

July 14, 2021

A crop top with matching mini skort and a bucket hat is the perfect winner in my opinion.

Al
Al

July 14, 2021

The Flossie Potter 3-in-1 surfside pattern is very cute! (so: bucket hat category)

Regan
Regan

July 14, 2021

I like the matching sets I really like stripes and fall colors and I don’t really like crop top but I loooove bucket hats I had a blue and white on when I was little I adored!

designdreamer
designdreamer

July 14, 2021

It’s hard to pick, but I’m going to with the crop top with a matching bottom

Tatum
Tatum

July 14, 2021

I love matching sets for sure!!

DennyZ
DennyZ

July 14, 2021

Love the matching sets. What pattern is the top on the right from?

Terri
Terri

July 14, 2021

I love the bikini top and skirt!

Rhonda
Rhonda

July 14, 2021

I made a whole Red, White ,and Blue outfit for the Independence day celebration, my Granddaughters loved it!!

Sparkle
Sparkle

July 14, 2021

Summer clothing is exciting after the many months we spend layering up in the Northeast. I love #2 – the crop top outfits, especially the first photo (Nordstrom).

Susana herman
Susana herman

July 14, 2021

I love the crop tops!

Linda Whyte
Linda Whyte

July 14, 2021

It’s telling my age, but the mini skirts don’t remind me of Y2K but of my first mini skirt in the 1960’s. I think I will have to make one for my granddaughter’s doll and do a little reminiscing at the same time

Valerie
Valerie

July 14, 2021

I think that I’ll do a couple in one outfit— A matched set with a crop top!

Debbie
Debbie

July 14, 2021

I really love the bucket hats.

Sharon B.
Sharon B.

July 14, 2021

I love the matched sets look – so cute in the right fabric!

Kathy
Kathy

July 14, 2021

I really like the matching sets.

Kathy
Kathy

July 14, 2021

I really love the crop tops and halter dresses.

Barbara
Barbara

July 14, 2021

I love the summer picnic crop tops.

Janet
Janet

July 14, 2021

I love the cute button front skit and the bikini top pictured with the sailboat print. I’m looking for that pattern!

Lesley from NE
Lesley from NE

July 14, 2021

I have always loved mini skirts.

Connie
Connie

July 14, 2021

I love the halter tops and dresses.

Kathy
Kathy

July 14, 2021

I love the crop tops! A matching crop, shorts and bucket hat would be the perfect summery outfit

Debi
Debi

July 14, 2021

Hard to decide! So many that I like!

Bettyann Laidlaw
Bettyann Laidlaw

July 14, 2021

Having fun with crop tops

Renata
Renata

July 14, 2021

It’s difficult to choose just one trend but I particularly like the peasant crop top.

Melodie
Melodie

July 14, 2021

I love them all, but I’m relatively new to knitting so DALLIE DELISH FLIP SKIRT AND HALTER TOP would be cool to try and also any of the crop tops especially the Peasant top!

Kelly
Kelly

July 14, 2021

I just love creating all kinds of summer outfits, whether iit is swim wear, shorts, halters skirts and hats using different colors, patterns and/or accessories.

Bee J
Bee J

July 13, 2021

I am all about hats right now.

Renee
Renee

July 13, 2021

The trend I really like is a crop top with shorts or a mini skirt, so cute. Thank you for the chance to win a GC!

Ashley M Wilson
Ashley M Wilson

July 13, 2021

Love the summer picnic crop top.

jj
jj

July 13, 2021

I love the bucket hats!
Thank you for the fun post.

Christine
Christine

July 13, 2021

Would love to see doll patterns to match the “matching sets” the girls are wearing here.

Christine
Christine

July 13, 2021

Matching sets look really cute!

Andie
Andie

July 13, 2021

The trend I am most interested in is Crop Tops! I’ve been sewing quite a few… they just seem to scream that summer is finally here!

Diane R
Diane R

July 13, 2021

If the matching set were connected, the striped outfit reminds me of our gymsuit.

C
C

July 13, 2021

I love matching sets! Matching tops and skirts are my favorites.😃

Leanna
Leanna

July 13, 2021

I like matching sets…with tulip leg shorts!

Laurie
Laurie

July 13, 2021

Crop tops and hats! Sew easy and fun to sew! Thanks!

T
T

July 13, 2021

I love make the mini skirts!

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

July 13, 2021

I have the skater skirt pattern and have been wanting to make it. I may pair it with the crop top. I really Ike the trend updates. Great ideas.

Candra
Candra

July 13, 2021

I’m looking forward to trying out different crop tops and mix/match with some cute shorts/capri pants. Thanks!

Janet  P.
Janet P.

July 13, 2021

To me, Summer means crop tops. Whether paired with shirts, shorts, or capri pants, I love the
cool and breezy look of a crop top.

And I sure do like that Coral color!
Norma Middendorf
Norma Middendorf

July 13, 2021

I love hats for the dolls, so it is bucket hats for me!

Julie
Julie

July 13, 2021

My dolls love crop tops and short skirts. Simple and comfy for summer! I love the color trends also – so many colors that will combine with each other.

Kathy
Kathy

July 13, 2021

Love the color trends. Some favorite colors in there. I also love the crop tops. They are so cool and cute to wear in the summer and my girls will just love to have some. Thanks for the give away PF team.

Carrie P
Carrie P

July 13, 2021

I love the bucket hat as well as the matching sets.

Michele
Michele

July 13, 2021

I have been making halter top dresses and short sets.

Karen L
Karen L

July 13, 2021

I can’t wait to sew the peasant crop top! It looks so comfortable and will go with and all length skirts! Such a versatile top!!

Pam R
Pam R

July 13, 2021

I just love crop tops!

Sherry M
Sherry M

July 13, 2021

I most like the matched sets! I don’t wear them myself, but they are cute on the younger girls and of course on dolls!

Lynne
Lynne

July 13, 2021

Beautiful summer colour palette, can’t wait

Cheryl
Cheryl

July 13, 2021

Love the hats.

Rebecca
Rebecca

July 13, 2021

I was never a crop top person myself, but I love that so many trends from my youth are coming back! The summer colors are great, too.

Ellen
Ellen

July 13, 2021

I really love the matching sets and the halters. these trends will make for some fun summer sewing.

Patricia
Patricia

July 13, 2021

I’m such a matchy-matchy person, so I’ll go with that trend.

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