July 06, 2020

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This Summer's Swimsuit Trends For Dolls

This Summer's Swimsuit Trends For Dolls

We've put together the ultimate resource guide to this summer's swimsuit trends to sew for your doll! From off the shoulder designs to ruffle details, these trends will make your doll's swimsuit pop! For more trend report fun, be sure to check out our other post about Summer Fashion Trends.

Giveaway Alert: We're giving away one Swimsuit Fabric Bundle that includes

  • 6 unique 9" x 30" pieces of swimwear knits
  • 6 1-yard long pieces of fold over elastic

Be sure to scroll to the end of this post and leave a comment telling us: What's your favorite swimsuit trend for dolls?

This Summer's Swimsuit Trends For Dolls

Trend #1: One Shoulder 

This Summer's Swimsuit Trends For DollsOne shoulder swimsuits are a fun trend that is easy to sew if you have the right pattern! Play up the fun asymmetrical style by adding fun crochet trim or swirly cutouts. 

Get the Look:

                    Splash Zone One Shoulder One Piece swimsuit sewing pattern for 18-inch dolls One Shoulder Ice Skating Dress Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls 

Trend #2: Ruching

This Summer's Swimsuit Trends For Dolls

Ruching is a fun swimwear trend that adds interesting detail and a feminine flare to any swimsuit. 

Get the Look:

Ruched Swimsuit Sewing Pattern For 14.5-inch Dolls Penelope Ruched Front Swimsuit Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls Sun Bathing Cutie  Swimsuit PDF Sewing Patter For 18-inch Dolls

Trend #3: Ruffles

This Summer's Swimsuit Trends For Dolls

Ruffles are the perfect detail to make a swimsuit playful and unique- especially because the raw edges of most swimsuit fabric don't need to be hemmed. There are so many different ways to add a ruffle too- on shoulder straps, across the bodice front, around the waistline, the list goes on and on. 

Get the Look:

Swimsuit Variations PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls  Ruffle Swimsuit PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls Aloha Vintage Swimsuit PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls

Trend #4: Off The Shoulder

This Summer's Swimsuit Trends For Dolls

Off the shoulder swimsuits are the perfect option for the fashion-forward doll. Play with contrasting fabrics and interesting textures like mesh for an extra fun look!

Get the Look:

Swimsuit Variations PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls Swimsuit Variations PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls Swimsuit Variations PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls

Trend #5: High-Waisted Bottoms

This Summer's Swimsuit Trends For Dolls

Following along with the trend of high-waisted jeans and skirts, high-waisted swimsuit bottoms are now all the rage too. Fun details like a belt, waistband, or scalloped edge can exaggerate the look. 

Get the Look:

Sanibel Vintage Swimsuit PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls    Swimsuit Variations PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls    Spring Bikini PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls

Must-Have Swim Accessories!

 What's a great swimsuit without great accessories? Or the pool party to wear it to? Create the perfect holiday in the sun for your dolls with these accessories!

Fun-flatable Unicorn Swim Ring PDF Sewing Pattern For 18-inch Dolls Beach Towels PDF Pattern For 18-Inch Dolls Chaise Lounge Chair PVC Pattern For 18-inch Dolls

This Summer's Swimsuit Trends For Dolls

ENTER TO WIN A Swimsuit Fabric Bundle!

To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!

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Which swimsuit style is your favorite for dolls? 

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Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Jennifer
Jennifer

July 21, 2020

I like the high waist bottoms.

Birgit Hedenskog
Birgit Hedenskog

July 17, 2020

I love the off-the-shoulder ruffas and would love to win the bundne.

Birgit Hedenskog
Birgit Hedenskog

July 17, 2020

I love the off-the-shoulder ruffas and would love to win the bundne.

Lynett
Lynett

July 14, 2020

I like the ruffles

Jo
Jo

July 13, 2020

Love the runching need to try that one

Patti
Patti

July 13, 2020

My favorite is the one shoulder look.

Betty Paschal
Betty Paschal

July 13, 2020

I adore the one shoulder style, so very enticing and cute!

Diane
Diane

July 13, 2020

I particularly like the off the shoulder swimsuit.

Maxi
Maxi

July 13, 2020

My favorite swimsuit trend for dolls is the one with ruching. I have to mention my second favorite is all those ruffles.

Luana
Luana

July 13, 2020

I love the ruffles and the one shoulder.

Pamela N.
Pamela N.

July 13, 2020

For me it’s all about the ruffles. Gives it so much interest and flirtiness! Love them particularly on the bottoms! Too cute!

Pamela N.
Pamela N.

July 13, 2020

For me it’s all about the ruffles. Gives it so much interest and flirtiness! Love them particularly on the bottoms! Too cute!

Allison Carter
Allison Carter

July 13, 2020

Love the one shoulder!! So adorable! Now, we need matching patters for our human girls :)

Michelle
Michelle

July 12, 2020

I love these off the shoulder patterns I’m seeing. Not seen them before.

Sarah
Sarah

July 12, 2020

I really love the off the shoulder (4) and ruffle options (3).

Kelly Machnik
Kelly Machnik

July 12, 2020

I love the combo of the off the shoulder an the ruffle! My girls would love that on their dolls as their favorite suits are similar!

Fiona
Fiona

July 12, 2020

swimsuit #4 .

Vicky
Vicky

July 12, 2020

My favorites are the #4 Off the shoulder styles. They are adorable.

Diane
Diane

July 12, 2020

I love all the new styles!! Especially the ruffles … and the ruching! ANd I’d love to win the fabric package … I can’t find this sort of fabric in my area. :-(

Dorothy Smith
Dorothy Smith

July 12, 2020

I like the ruched swimming costume

Mia
Mia

July 12, 2020

allemaal zijn ze even mooi maar mijn voorkeur gaat naar de one scholder trend.

Natalie
Natalie

July 12, 2020

My favorite style is the ruching. I love to manipulate fabric.

Linda N
Linda N

July 11, 2020

I must admit I love the look of ruffles for my favorite trend in swimsuits. They are just so “girlie” and I am a sucker for that!!!!

Billie Corbin
Billie Corbin

July 11, 2020

I love the ruffles!

Veva
Veva

July 11, 2020

I like the off the shoulder with ruffle.

Muriel H
Muriel H

July 11, 2020

My favorite trend is #1 the one shoulder. I have not made this style before and am looking forward to giving it my best.

Elizabeth Higgins
Elizabeth Higgins

July 11, 2020

off the shoulder suit with ruffled neckline – great with over skirt !!!!!!!!

Lila
Lila

July 11, 2020

I really like the look of the ruffles and the off the shoulder look with ruffles. Really all these swimsuits are adorable.

Colleen
Colleen

July 11, 2020

Ruffles!

Dorothy
Dorothy

July 11, 2020

I like the ruffles (#2). I think they’re perfect for little girl swimsuits. They are similar to the ones my grand-daughters wear, so they’d be perfect for their dolls!
Thank you!

Tara
Tara

July 11, 2020

I like the off the shoulder one with the ruffle.

Sherrie
Sherrie

July 11, 2020

I love all the bathing suits. I have never made one and this would be a great way to learn.

Sue S
Sue S

July 10, 2020

Love the retro ruching and one shoulder suits

Janice
Janice

July 10, 2020

My favorite trend is off shoulder.

Melinda Cieslinski
Melinda Cieslinski

July 10, 2020

Love the look of the high waist bottoms. Definitely an athletic look – great for beach volley ball!!!

Patricia S.
Patricia S.

July 10, 2020

I like the ruching and the ruffles.

Velda
Velda

July 10, 2020

Love how this swim suit fits.

Cindy P.
Cindy P.

July 10, 2020

I like the high waisted bottoms.

Pat
Pat

July 10, 2020

Ruffles!

Julie
Julie

July 10, 2020

Actually, all the suits are adorable…but my favorite is the off the should suit! I’ve always been drawn to the asymetrica lines! Ooooooh, but the ruffled one is so cute also! AND the ruched one is a hit also! All of them are so-o-o-o cute!

Eileen
Eileen

July 10, 2020

I think the ruffle swimsuits are perfect for the girls!

Eileen
Eileen

July 10, 2020

I think the ruffle swimsuits are perfect for the girls!

Christine
Christine

July 10, 2020

I love the high waisted bottoms with ruching. So classy!

AnnaB
AnnaB

July 10, 2020

My favorite swimsuit trend is the off the shoulder look.
Thanks!

Lani
Lani

July 10, 2020

Ruffles are the way to go. I’m not normally a “ruffly” person but I really like this look.

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

July 10, 2020

I like them all, but the ruffles are really trendy and so cute! I love Trendy patterns the best! Those fabrics would be wonderful to win!

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

July 10, 2020

I like them all, but the ruffles are really trendy and so cute! I love Trendy patterns the best! Those fabrics would be wonderful to win!

Cynthia Weigle
Cynthia Weigle

July 10, 2020

I really love the Liberty Jane swimsuit variations. One can make so many different styles of bathing suits. My granddaughter has five 18 inch dolls, so each one could have a different style.

Debbie siltala
Debbie siltala

July 10, 2020

Love the ruffles

designdreamer
designdreamer

July 10, 2020

LOVE the Little MIss Muffett Spring Bikini pattern!! Adorable!

Annie
Annie

July 10, 2020

I like the high waisted style. I also love the ruffles.

Kathleen A
Kathleen A

July 10, 2020

I always love a bikini! And retro style suits! I’d love to win fabric…so hard for me to chose knits!

Margaret
Margaret

July 10, 2020

Love the topic this month and can’t wait to try out some of these variations.

Sherri
Sherri

July 10, 2020

I love the ruffles!

Amy B
Amy B

July 10, 2020

I love the high-waisted look (keeps those swim bottoms on the dolls!) and the asymmetrical top. Ruffles too!

Lorie
Lorie

July 10, 2020

Can’t wait to sew swimsuits.

Carol
Carol

July 10, 2020

I like the ruffles!

Colleen
Colleen

July 10, 2020

The off-the-shoulder one piece with ruffles is my favorite!!!!!!! It looks so adorable on the dolls!!!!!!!

Karen
Karen

July 10, 2020

I like the ruching and the ruffles, but all of the styles are cute. Granddaughter likes the one shoulder.

Sandy
Sandy

July 10, 2020

My favorite is the one-shoulder ruffle swim suit (Splash Zone). Hard to decide.

Thanks.

Dorothy
Dorothy

July 10, 2020

I made a couple of swimsuit sets earlier this summer. Can’t wait to try some different patterns!

Sherry
Sherry

July 10, 2020

I love these patterns they are so cute!

marsha g
marsha g

July 10, 2020

I really love the ruffles for little girls!

Barb
Barb

July 10, 2020

I adore the off the shoulder look, but the girls want their dolls in ruffles. So maybe an off the shoulder with ruffles always fun to try new ideas. Thank you so much for the great giveaways.

Sharon B.
Sharon B.

July 10, 2020

I love the dropped shoulder look – so cute!

Sharon
Sharon

July 10, 2020

I like #2 and #5 the best. A combination of the two would look cute. Add a crochet swim over shirt to it and it would be quite the look.

Delpha
Delpha

July 10, 2020

I think they are all adorable but if I have to pick one trend, I am going with the ruffles!

Debra Luecke
Debra Luecke

July 10, 2020

I love the one shoulder. So very cute!

candy
candy

July 10, 2020

my granddaughter loves all the trends. the fancier the better.

Lisa
Lisa

July 10, 2020

My favorite swimsuit trend is the ruffles!!! I love that these can give a sense of modesty while still allowing for something cute. Plus on a doll, it can hide the arm and leg joints.

Darkys
Darkys

July 10, 2020

I am going with the one shoulder trend because it is something different, fun and just so adorable.

candy
candy

July 10, 2020

my granddaughter loves all the trends. the fancier the better.

Mary Ann D.
Mary Ann D.

July 10, 2020

I like the one shoulder trend.

Andrea
Andrea

July 10, 2020

My doll’s favorite trends would be the ruching on one-piece swimwear and the vintage look from the high-waisted bottoms. Swimwear with a nod to bygone days is a must for my doll!

Janet  P.
Janet P.

July 10, 2020

The suit with the ruching is my doll’s favorite, and she likes the the two piece suits, too. But especially the one with the high waist!

I sew for a doll who is a bit smaller than the AG, so I would have to adjust the patterns, but I like customizing things for her!
Leona
Leona

July 10, 2020

I love making swimsuits for all my dolls. Being an antique (like some of my dolls), I confess to not admiring the connections of arms to body and legs to body of all the beautiful modern dolls. When I make swimsuits, I camouflage this areas with tiny ruffles and trims. Very much like your Rouching Trend picture. My favorite I made featured a 1" ruffle dropped from the waistline, but covering the entire crotch of the doll. The top had the same ruffle on a dropped shoulder, but ruffled top and bottom. It is truly cute, if I do say so myself. And I do.

Marilyn
Marilyn

July 10, 2020

I am loving the vintage swimwear. The older styles always had a lot of flair

Debbie W.
Debbie W.

July 10, 2020

I vote # 3 Ruffles — cute as can be for little girls and their dolls!

Pat
Pat

July 10, 2020

I like the Ruffles….for dolls and little girls!

Patty Stanton
Patty Stanton

July 10, 2020

I love them all. How fun to create different looks for your dolls. Can’t wait to experiment.

Leighanne K
Leighanne K

July 10, 2020

I adore the off the shoulder look! Very tres chic!

Mary R.
Mary R.

July 10, 2020

I love the high waist styles the best.

Mary
Mary

July 10, 2020

I love them all. My favorite would be the one piece off the shoulder. Thank you for another great give away! Since there is only one give away, why don’t you offer the same bundle at a price also? Bathing suit material is so hard to find.

Heather
Heather

July 10, 2020

I like two, which I can’t make up my mind. The one off the shoulder and the one one with the gathering. I really like the colors in the bathing suit package.

Kathy Miller
Kathy Miller

July 10, 2020

I like the trend of ruffles on the two piece swim suits, especially on the edge of the straps.

Herman Hughes
Herman Hughes

July 10, 2020

I like the one piece swim suites the best, especially the one shoulder style.

Mardelle J.
Mardelle J.

July 10, 2020

I like one piece swimming suits, but the high waisted styles look interesting too!

Sonja
Sonja

July 10, 2020

Love the ruching! I’m not sure it works well for 18 inch dolls, but I’m going to find out!

Sandra Joan Eckhardt
Sandra Joan Eckhardt

July 10, 2020

Would love to make a swimsuit for my great granddaughter’s new doll. Am making all sorts of clothes for the doll now but no swimsuit.

Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill
Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill

July 10, 2020

I love the ruffles on the swimsuits, very cute!!!

Lynn
Lynn

July 10, 2020

I like the one piece suit with ruffles.

Patricia
Patricia

July 10, 2020

I like the ruffles. I’ve always loved cloths with ruffles and find myself carrying that love on into my doll clothing. All My clothing!

Lynda Obremski
Lynda Obremski

July 10, 2020

One shoulder suit. Trendy

Judy
Judy

July 10, 2020

ruching!

Feriba
Feriba

July 10, 2020

I love the high waist styles.

Carol B
Carol B

July 10, 2020

I prefer the one piece ruched suit. Probably showing my age, but it is flattering to many shapes, comfortable to wear, and actually good for swimming.

BL
BL

July 10, 2020

3,4,5 are all favorites – hard to pick, and great fabrics as well. Thank you for the weekend offer.

Theresa Norris
Theresa Norris

July 10, 2020

I like the ruffle.

Marian
Marian

July 10, 2020

I love making swimwear. I don’t use a serger, so I use some modified techniques. I love all the ruffles this year.

Deb Osborn
Deb Osborn

July 10, 2020

My fav is the ruching! Different from my other patterns!

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