Lather on the sun screen and head for the beach with the Flossie Potter "Surf Side 3-in-1" set, now resized to fit the adorable 16" A Girl for All Time® dolls!
You'll quickly sew up summer with three patterns in one!
The Easy Plus PDF sewing pattern contains 36 pages of instruction with full-color illustrations, 8 pages of printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink), and 6 pages of pattern pieces to show you how to create your own BATHING SUIT, SUN HAT, and HOODED COVER-UP!
And, best of all, instructions are included for sergers or without sergers!
As a bonus, this pattern will also fit Kidz N Cats® dolls!
Special Note - This pattern is designed to fit A Girl For All Time Dolls specifically and will not fit the standard 18 inch doll such as American Girl Doll. An AGAT doll is 16 inches tall and has a slimmer hard plastic body. You can see more info on our Doll Measurements page.
Please see our other listing to make this outfit for 18" dolls such as American Girl® .
Recommended Fabrics: (Swim Suit is NOT SUITABLE for one-way designs)
1/4 yd fabric such as cotton or sear sucker
1/8 yd lining (omit if using same fabric as outer layer)
BATHING SUIT: NOT suitable for one-way designs
1/4 yd stretch nylon or Lycra
1/8 yd stretch nylon or Lycra in contrast color
14 inches of 1/8 inch-wide elastic
18 inches of 1/8" wide ribbon
24 inches of butcher string (omit if using a ribbon)
1/2 yd of soft, airy fabric such as lacy knit or gauze
24 inches of 1/8" wide ribbon
24 inches of butcher string (if not using ribbon)
1 package of lace hem tape (if a serger is unavailable)
sewing maching with zig-zag setting
rotary cutter (helpful)
large-eyed needle, such as a carpet needle
serger (helpful) but instructions are included for no serger
Skill Level: Easy Plus
What You Get: One 54 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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Very cut patterns. I made the hat and the directions are very good. I had forgotten that Clems head is bigger than the other GFAT dolls and should have made the hat larger. I’ll make another one and give the one I made to another doll.
This makes up a great swimsuit, hat, and cover-up that not only fits the intended A Girl for all Time dolls but also the Kidz n Cats. With this being a little loose it can be made with not as stretchy T-shirt knits or swimsuit fabrics, and helps in fitting the Kidz n Cats! It looks great on either size.
Another versatile pattern from Flossie Potter. I love the fit of this swimsuit. The suit has enough fabric so that it is not clingy on the doll. The halter neckline can be adjusted to fit tightly at the neckline or lower like a scoop T-shirt. The tie for the halter is made from a tube of stretch fabric. I had never sewn a fabric tube in this way, and will definitely be using this technique in the future for turning spaghetti straps. Flossie also gives another new way to sew elastic into swimsuit leg openings. Loved the cover-up -- wish I could have found a soft open lace for this. Instructions were included for finishing edges on open weave fabrics. Happy to have a hat pattern, too. You can embellish this one with bands or flowers or contrast linings. Skill level -- Easy Plus. I was surprised at how quickly this pattern went together!
Just in time for summer fun, Flossy Potter patterns has released the Surf Side 3 in 1 pattern. You get three awesome pieces to make a complete beach outfit; a swimsuit pattern, a cover up pattern and a sun hat pattern. Each piece is as cute as can be. The fit of this pattern is excellent and the directions are well written and easy to follow. Do yourself and your dolls a favor and get them the ultimate summer pattern.