Splash Back To The 1980s 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Splash Back in time with a classic children's swimsuit design from the 1980s! This one-piece swimsuit (made in WOVEN FABRIC) is connected on the sides and open in the middle to show off the stomach and back.  Small pattern pieces and a color block style make this pattern a great way to use your "leftovers" stash.

The swimsuit is fully lined and can be reversible too! Mix and match colors and prints, the possibilities are endless!

This PDF sewing pattern by Crafty Lil Turkey is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Need a matching suit for little sister?  See Splash Back To The 1980s for 14.5" dolls.

Recommended Supplies: Woven fabrics, such as quilting cotton. Not intended for stretch fabrics.

Supplies Needed:

  • Top Front - 5.5x7” (14x18cm)
  • Top Back - 5.5x8” (14x20cm)
  • Bottom Front - 4.25x7” (11x18cm)
  • Bottom Back - 5x8.5” (12.5x21.5cm)
  • 5.5” (14cm) - 3/8” (1cm) Elastic
  • 3/4” (2cm) - 3/4” (2cm) Hook & Loop Tape
  • OR Snaps
  • 2 Safety Pins


    Skill Level: Confident Beginner

    What You Get: One 18 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.

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