The Ruched Swimsuit by Love From Lola. If your doll needs a stylish new swimsuit for her next pool party or trip to the beach, look no further! This adorable one piece suit features bodice ruching which fancies up even the plainest fabric but also looks great with prints. The stretchy straps make dressing your doll easy, and the way the cross in the back keeps them from slipping off her shoulders no matter how active she is. Instructions are included for finishing the leg openings with a simple hem or with FOE.
This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: 4 way stretch - swim and dance fabrics are great for this. Gently used children's swimsuit are a great option as well.
-1/4 yard four way stretch material - an old swimsuit works great!
-17 inches of 5/8 inch wide FOE (Fold Over Elastic)
-Ball point or stretch sewing machine needle
If you wish to finish the leg openings with FOE you will need a total of 27 inches of FOE
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 12 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. 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.Download, Print, Sew!
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The pattern was as clear and concise as anyone could wish,easy to use and a good fit.Despite being British and used to slightly different language I experienced no problems.
The ruching is a sweet detail on this cute swim suit.