1950s Swimsuit 18" Doll Clothes Pattern


Flossie Potter's "1950s Swimsuit" is designed with panels of striped fabric that connect at various angles. (It can also be made without stripes, using varied colors or prints.)

Typical of that era, the suit has an under-piece with a second modesty front that flares slightly at the bottom, resembling a short dress. Its contrasting top portion is gathered in the center to give the impression of a "bow" with halter-style spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck. The legs are elasticized, and the back closes with elastic across the back waist, making the swimsuit easy to put on and take off.

This 14-page PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18-inch dolls such as American Girl® and sews up very easily at the intermediate level. It contains 5 pages of step-by-step instructions with full-color photo illustrations, 3 pages of pattern pieces, and 1 page of printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink!).

Pair the swimsuit with Flossie Potter's "RETRO Swim Cap" for an authentic look! You can get this pattern separately or as part of the 1950s Swimsuit and Retro Swim Cap pattern bundle.

See the complete collection from FLOSSIE POTTER HERE!

Recommended Fabrics: 

Woven fabric such as cotton or seersucker (Not for knits)


Supplies Needed:

Main fabric: 1/4 yard of woven fabric such as cotton, seersucker (striped preferred)
Contrast fabric: cotton remnant
2/3 yd of 1/8" elastic (cut into 3 equal pieces)

Helpful tools: serger, turning tool, point turner

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 14 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! This pdf sewing pattern contains 5 pages of instructions with full-color assembly photos, 3 pages of pattern pieces, and 1 page of printable summary instructions. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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