As spring turns to summer, this elastic back halter top and pull on capri pants are the perfect outfit for a warm, summer evening stroll along the beach or down the boardwalk. Your doll will be ready for the playgound, a picnic or a beach party! Stitch it up with contrasting ruffles or other fun trims. The ruffles add a playful boutique style to a simple and easy to sew summer look, to keep your doll feeling cool, cute, and casual all at the same time! Mix and match your doll's look with fun fabrics like holiday prints and tropical florals - and without formal closures, it is easy for little hands to sew and dress their dolls. The top ties at the neck with fabric ties or the simpler ribbon option.
Transition the Boardwalk Boutique to a back to school look by adding a tee shirt or turtleneck or using heavier fabrics. You can lengthen the top to make a simple sundress or jumper!
Boardwalk Boutique is an easy to sew pattern to make a halter top and matching pull on pants. With ribbon or fabric ties, it's easy on and off for little hands. This pattern is also a perfect starter pattern for girls that want to learn to sew for their dolls, or for more experienced seamstresses to make a basic doll wardrobe with lots of options. This pattern will quickly become a forever favorite!
This classic, simple top and pant set is very easily made from a quarter yard of fabric (quilters' fat quarters work great!) in a woven cotton or other lightweight fabric. Mix and match your fabrics and trims for unlimited design options. The simple front presents a perfect canvas to showcase a favorite novelty fabric or for appliqué, machine embroidery, heat transfer vinyl, iron ons, buttons, trims, ric rac, and fabric painting.
This PDF sewing pattern was specifically designed and tested on 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®. My dolls have a waist measurement average of 10 1/2 inches. Please measure and test the fit on your own doll as there are many on the market and it may not fit the same on all of them.
Recommended Fabrics: quilter's cotton, lightweight cotton, eyelet, seersucker etc.
-1/4 yard of cotton, or other lightweight fabric
-Optional: 20 inches of 5/8 inch ribbon for ties
-4-5 inches of 1/4 inch elastic for halter top
-9-11 inches of 1/4 inch elastic for capri pants
-Optional trim, fabric scraps (for bow), ribbons, appliqués, crystals, lace, ric rac, etc.
-Safety pin or bodkin, basic sewing supplies
Skill level: Easy
What You Get: One 29 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!
Absolutely love this pattern. I have made it many times changing it up with multiple fabrics. Cute cute cute! Thanks!
This pattern was easy to follow and to make. It was our most popular item for our girls this Summer! Bonus, no velcro or buttons and snaps. Just ties and elastic. SO versatile! With or without ruffles, or as a dress!
I really loved how this pattern turned out, it fit well and was fun to sew!! Great fit without the need for Velcro or closures was a big plus. I loved the finished outfit and have gotten great comments on the look! I could sew this outfit several times and never exhaust the possibilities for creating a new look. Versatile, dependable and stylish!! in one neat package!!
I had the opportunity to test this pattern and it is a very quick straightforward sew, with clear instructions and numerous options for customization. My daughter loves it and so far I've made 3 versions and she has already requested more. One of the versions I made I used ribbon for the top ties and I was able to make both the top and pants in under an hour so it's also a great pattern for a last minute present.