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 .
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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.
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:
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:
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
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
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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I think short skirts are so cute for summer heat. Bare those legs and put on some sandals!
My choice would be matching sets!
I enjoy matching and coordinated sets that include a top, shorts, and a skirt. That way you have more than one outfit!
I’m excited about the trend colors but would like to make a mini skirt and halter outfit.
Most interested in the hats.
I’m excited about the on trend colors!!
Love the color palette, fun splashy colors for summer. Matching sets with crop tops and great coordinated bucket hats or straw hats would be amazing.
Hats! I have gotten some hat patterns from Pixie Faire before and really enjoyed making them. I think I would like to repeat that bit of fun.
My grandaughter like the crop tops so I will be making some for her dolls.
I love the new summer straw hat creations.
I am excited about the halter tops. My granddaughters love them as blouses or incorporated into a summer dress. Easy on, easy off is their motto.
Love the little bucket hat and mini skirts!
I am most excited about the halter top trend.
I love all the matched sets and bucket hats!
I love the matching sets
I love the matched sets. I’m that kind of girl by nature, and I think a matching set with a bucket hat would play equally well on either of my dollies.
Matching sets and halters!
I really like the matched sets. I can see them teamed with one of the barrel hats. My soon to be 10 year old granddaughter would love it!
I love the crop tops!
I think I most like the halters trend. There are countless ways to use that type of shirt. I also like the colors trends. ❤️
I want to work on the crop tops.
I like many of the summer trends. But think I will try a crop top with a mini skirt in the summer trendy color.
I love matched sets
I love the matching sets and the and the crop tops.
Halters are my favorite!
My favorite summer trend, is the matching sets.
I like the matched sets trend, they are so cute on little girls and dolls. Bucket hats are functional, but not my idea of stylish.
I love the colors for the season!
It really is great that matching sets are coming back.
I like the bucket hat trend.
the bucket hats are great!
I have to say the bucket hat is my favorite
Crop tops and Mini skirts never go out of style. Love Halter tops too!
I love the bucket hats and crop tops. picking fabric for these will be so fun!
Love the bucket hat!
The bucket hats are very cute and what I would choose to make.
I have been having a great time with the halter tops this summer. The hack using the Liberty Jane baseball shirt has been my “star” for tops this year. I am also thrilled to have the new “flirty” mini skirt pattern by Forever 18 Inches. I have made several skirts with that. Thank for the trend advise. Love, love, love Pixiefaire patterns.
The bucket hats are cute!
Love the bucket hats!
The bucket hats are very good!
The matching sets are cute!
The bucket hats are so cute!
I always like matching girl and doll outfits. Mini skirts are always in style.
The bucket hats are cute!
I think the matching sets!
oooh this is very helpful!!
I want to make a vintage swimsuit for RRFF dolls.
my favorite is crop tops and mini shirt to match!
The bucket hat
The matching sets are my favorite, though I also love some of the color trends!
Bucket hats; and Halter dress/tops! Maybe some rompers/shorts… I can’t believe this month is half over …Thank you!
I love matching sets and crop tops for dolls. The summer picnic outfit pattern is perfect for that!
July 13, 2021