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!

Contest Details: You enter through the entry form that is embedded on this page and appears just below this paragraph, if you don't see it, be sure to visit the page from your desktop or an alternate browser such as Google Chrome. It may not appear on all mobile devices. The complete rules and entry details appear on the entry form. This is not a comment contest - in other words, leaving a comment on the bottom of this page is not an official entry method. The only required entry method is to leave a comment under this post and then confirm that you did it in the contest widget. One person will receive the Fabric Bundle. You can enter once, or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increase your chances of winning. Please review all Terms and Conditions on the giveaway page before entering. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire. 

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We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us -

Which swimsuit style is your favorite for dolls? 

Commenting below and confirming your entry in the widget above gives you one entry method, the other methods are listed in the widget above, be sure to enter in as many ways as you can to receive the maximum amount of entries to win one Swimsuit Fabric Bundle!

Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team

 


96 Comments

Marietta
Marietta

July 08, 2020

Prefer garments that cover the cloth area on the American Girl dolls

Joyce
Joyce

July 08, 2020

Love them all

Kathy
Kathy

July 08, 2020

My favorites ( because they are so cute) are the ruffles and one shoulder swimsuits. I can’t just pick one.It was hard to pick just 2.

Sandra
Sandra

July 08, 2020

I love the Cutie pattern as it can be made in cotton

Katherine E Ackerman
Katherine E Ackerman

July 08, 2020

I like the ruffle and high waist look. When you are a child like the Wellie Wisher size doll reminds me of. You look so cute in reffles. The American Girl size doll reminds me of a little older child and the one shoulder look is cute and a two piece looks cute on them.

Frances
Frances

July 08, 2020

My favourite swimsuit trend for dolls is the ruffles, and the best of those is going across under the bodice.

Gwendoline Wheatley
Gwendoline Wheatley

July 07, 2020

I love the ruffles on the swim suits. Would love to make one.

Gwendoline
Gwendoline

July 07, 2020

I love the ruffles on the swim suits. Would love to make one.

Laura
Laura

July 07, 2020

Love the rouche so feminine
I like all of them
So cute!

Jenny
Jenny

July 07, 2020

My favorite trend is the RUCHING.

Susan Hebert
Susan Hebert

July 07, 2020

I like the one-shoulder one-piece look.

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

July 07, 2020

Facebook has been showing us ads for 1950s dresses and swimsuits for humans, and it inspired us to do them for dolls. Their so lovely.
Iij n fact, Mom was just making an outfit for Barbie for a OCC shoebox and asked me to make a swimsuit for it. It took me a little bit to design, and I have to confess that the red bottoms underneath are permanently on her. If you want to see it, here’s the link to the picture of the outfit I pinned on Pinterest: https://pin.it/4JKyPuJ

Shasta
Shasta

July 07, 2020

I don’t know if I have a favorite! Thank you!

Bridgette
Bridgette

July 07, 2020

I like #3! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Cindy
Cindy

July 07, 2020

I don’t know I can choose a favorite!

Bridgette
Bridgette

July 07, 2020

I can’t pick a favorite!

Sheila Chelednik
Sheila Chelednik

July 07, 2020

Love them all.

Christine
Christine

July 07, 2020

I like the ruffles trend best. You can add ruffles to so many different types of swimsuits.

Bonnie Rexroad
Bonnie Rexroad

July 07, 2020

Ruching or ruffles

Anne R
Anne R

July 07, 2020

I love Trend #3: ruffles. Ruffles are so cute on little girls!

Leanna
Leanna

July 07, 2020

Ruching is so feminine. It really makes a swimsuit pretty.

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

July 07, 2020

So hard to pick. I like the one shoulder style. Haven’t made a swimsuit like that yet.

Janet
Janet

July 07, 2020

I too like them all, but I like the ruching the best. I especially like the Penelope because my girls wear boy short bottoms and tops with sleeves.

Freda
Freda

July 07, 2020

My favourite swimsuit design is one with ruffles! I like the variety it gives.
Thank you.

Anne
Anne

July 07, 2020

like the one-piece styles

Adrienne
Adrienne

July 07, 2020

I like the ruching. The garments with that detail looks well on the dolls.

Jane W.
Jane W.

July 07, 2020

I love the ruffles…both on and off the shoulder!

Kristen
Kristen

July 07, 2020

I love the ruffles! They are such a cute addition to the swimsuits.

Jane W
Jane W

July 07, 2020

I love the ruffles..both off the shoulder and on!

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

July 07, 2020

I am loving the ruffles!

Anne C-E
Anne C-E

July 07, 2020

I like something sleek in swimwear. The ruffled ruched et c. are pretty but won’t help you swim. My girls like to swim and play Volley Ball.

Sue
Sue

July 07, 2020

I like Trend #2 Ruching.

Deb
Deb

July 07, 2020

My favorite swimsuit trend for dolls is #3 Ruffles. They’re very feminine and summery!

Holly
Holly

July 07, 2020

I like the high waist options so when she sits down the bottoms will stay in place properly

Glenda
Glenda

July 07, 2020

You cannot go wrong with ruffles, but I love the one shoulder style too. They all are amazing patterns!

DellaSue
DellaSue

July 07, 2020

I like the off shoulder swimsuit. I think it is cute.

Cath
Cath

July 07, 2020

Ruching and ruffles are both pretty and feminine. Ruching is my favorite. I’ve had some swimsuits cut out for months now, just haven’t gotten back to sewing them. Tanks for the opportunity. :D
Happy stitching!

Sandra Dozier
Sandra Dozier

July 07, 2020

I like the ruffle ones , but all are great patterns.

Sandra Dozier
Sandra Dozier

July 07, 2020

I like the ruffle one is best. but all are great patterns.

Pam H
Pam H

July 07, 2020

I love the one shoulder swim suit. All of the suits are so cute, very hard to pick just one.

Doll Lover
Doll Lover

July 07, 2020

I like the one shoulder suit with a ruffle on it, like the pattern above by Peppermintsticks, the blue suit— I had a similar one as child that I took to summer camp, and someone else liked it so much that they stole it! :-(

Cindy P
Cindy P

July 07, 2020

Trend #3: Ruffles

Donna Sherry
Donna Sherry

July 07, 2020

I like all of them but my favourite is #2 ruching will give it a try

Donna Sherry
Donna Sherry

July 07, 2020

I like all of them but my favourite is #2 ruching will give it a try

June
June

July 07, 2020

I love the ruffles on the swim suits. So feminine

Cindy
Cindy

July 07, 2020

The ruffles are my favorite.

Annlee
Annlee

July 07, 2020

I like the high- waisted bottoms and also the ruffles

Linda
Linda

July 07, 2020

My favorite swimsuit style is the off the shoulder either two piece or one piece. Thanks!

Judy
Judy

July 07, 2020

I like the ruffles and also the ruching.

Cynthia P
Cynthia P

July 07, 2020

I have already noticed the high waisted bottoms and they are cute on the girls. Also like the ruffles.

Jen Little
Jen Little

July 07, 2020

I love the ruching!

Carole Shaw
Carole Shaw

July 07, 2020

I just want to say that I love the Ruffles and high waist styles. Even though I am not able to join the competition, because I am in Australia, I wanted to add my choices too. I am looking forward to the classes for the swimsuits….even though it is very very cold over here at present lol…

Diane R
Diane R

July 07, 2020

Definitely the ruffles.

Lori
Lori

July 07, 2020

I love ruffles!

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

July 07, 2020

I really love the ruching.

Kate
Kate

July 07, 2020

I like the Penelope and the Sun Bathing Cutie one piece. I also like the drawing of the rouched one piece with the little ruffles around the leg holes. Very fun!

Kathy
Kathy

July 07, 2020

I love the ruffles-very girly!

BevM
BevM

July 07, 2020

I think ruffles are very cute for the dolls.

Dorothy St. Pierre
Dorothy St. Pierre

July 07, 2020

It was a difficult choice. I liked the ruching. It’s very feminine and pretty.

debbie
debbie

July 07, 2020

I love the one piece but would like princess seams and would like the ruffles

Dorothy
Dorothy

July 07, 2020

I think the ruching is the most flattering and feminine. Love it!

Carol
Carol

July 07, 2020

Love the ruffles and the off the shoulder look. Awesome ! can’t wait to try it

Marie Williams
Marie Williams

July 07, 2020

I think the two piece with the off the shoulder ruffles is really cute. I have made any swimsuits yet but I may try making one in that style.

Lyn K
Lyn K

July 07, 2020

Okay these suits are just adorable. So cute. Would love the chance to work with this bundle.

Linda
Linda

July 07, 2020

I like the high waisted bottoms with off shoulder top or tankini style top. Interesting fabric And trim to draw eye away from dollies soft body fabric.

Susan Urich
Susan Urich

July 07, 2020

Both the high waist and the one shoulder looks get to me.

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

July 07, 2020

I love the Trend 3 the ruffled swimsuit. Thank you Cinnamon for the awesome giveaways.😘

Donna
Donna

July 07, 2020

Love making swimsuits, my favorite is with ruching like the retro style.

Tamara G
Tamara G

July 07, 2020

Dolls look cute in ANY of these trends 😄 but I’ll go with ruffles — they’re so girly!!

Patty Gennario
Patty Gennario

July 07, 2020

I love swimsuits with ruffles! Preferably one piece. I love adding ruffles across the front diagonally or as a back skirt with two or three layers. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

Sandra L
Sandra L

July 07, 2020

Ruching is trend I like.

Carrie
Carrie

July 07, 2020

I love the ruffles and the high waist.

Dianne
Dianne

July 07, 2020

I like the high waisted bottoms (looks vintage to me) but the ruched suits are really cute too. Thanks for the fun giveaway, Cinnamon and Pixie Faire!

Jessie
Jessie

July 07, 2020

I can’t decide between the high-waisted bottoms (which look like my swimsuit), or the ruffled tankini (which looks like my daughter’s suit). So adorable.

Elizabeth N
Elizabeth N

July 07, 2020

All of the swimsuit styles are super cute, but I love the ruffles.

Amelia
Amelia

July 07, 2020

I love the high waisted look and the ruffles!

Sylvia
Sylvia

July 07, 2020

Haven’t tried making swimsuits but would love to. I’m sure my gd’s dolls would love swimsuits.

sheila
sheila

July 07, 2020

they are all soo cute; love the 2 piece versions

Linda A C
Linda A C

July 07, 2020

Love lots of ruffles.

J Tabler
J Tabler

July 07, 2020

I love the ruffles; especially around the shoulders!

Cathy
Cathy

July 07, 2020

Love the ruffles.

Debi
Debi

July 07, 2020

I love all the trends! Lots of possibilities!!!
❤️

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

July 07, 2020

I love all those sweet ruffles

Debs
Debs

July 07, 2020

Love the high waisted swimwear.
The opportunity to use your imagine is wonderful

Cathy
Cathy

July 07, 2020

Love the ruching swimsuits.

Mary
Mary

July 07, 2020

I like the high-waisted swimsuits.

Nancy
Nancy

July 07, 2020

I love the two piece with ruffles.

Lesley from NE
Lesley from NE

July 07, 2020

I like the suits with ruffles.

Kimberly Chidsey
Kimberly Chidsey

July 07, 2020

My favorite style is ruching and off the shoulder

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

July 07, 2020

I’m with the group here on the swim suits with ruffles – just so feminine! ;)

MAUREEN A
MAUREEN A

July 07, 2020

Love the high waist bottoms!

Judith
Judith

July 07, 2020

I really like the high waisted bottoms, and the short sleeved crop top look. It looks so comfortable. I think I’ll try the top using the free LJC trendy tee pattern in a swimsuit fabric..

S.C.
S.C.

July 07, 2020

I like ruffles but board shorts (like surf shorts) is my favorite type of swim suit!

joyce
joyce

July 07, 2020

i like the one piece with straps, but ruffles are a close second

Heidi
Heidi

July 07, 2020

Ruffles are my favorite.

Darby Darby
Darby Darby

July 07, 2020

I love the swim suites with the ruffles.

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