Swimsuit Variations 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Pattern Description: Sew many possibilities! Sew many variations! You can sew swimsuits all summer and still not make all the cute suits you can dream up with the options this pattern provides! One-piece, two-piece, ruffles, off the shoulder, and more! Mix and match the elements to create your own unique look!

The pattern includes:

  • Variation 1 & 2 - A one-piece suit with a deep "V" back. This style can be made with a full off-the-shoulder ruffle or with the smaller ruffles just on the arms.
  • Variation 3 - A two-piece top with the regular tank-style straps and a tie-back design. This style utilizes the "V" back element. 
  • Variation 4 - A two-piece set. The top uses the same full off-the-shoulder ruffle as variation 1, but for this design it's a cropped top and high-waist bottoms.  
  • Variation 5 - A two-piece set that has an added ruffle around the empire waistline of the top.
  • Variation 6 - A two-piece set that is made from the basic tank and low-waist bottoms. For this one, we've used flat picot lingerie elastic instead of the FOE. It's a cute detail and adds some feminine charm!
Swimsuit Variations takes the FREE Liberty Jane Basic Swimsuit to a wonderful new level. Be sure to grab a copy of that original pattern to see the in-depth detailed instruction for sewing with Fold Over Elastic.
Designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl® and Our Generation®.

Suggested Fabrics: Swimwear Fabric, 2-way and 4-way stretch, Lyrca®, Econyl® (sustainable knit blend)

Supplies Needed:

  • ¼ yard fabric (or small scraps)
  • 1 Yard 1/2” - 3/4” Fold Over Elastic OR 1/4” wide flat picot edge lingerie elastic
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Recommended - Double sided quilters tape
  • Optional Stabilizer (tissue paper, coffee filter, etc.)
  • Optional—Ball point or Stretch needle
  • Optional—Twin Needle 1.6 mm

Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 26 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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Pam N.
United States United States
Cute swimsuit for 18" Doll

The swimsuit turned out great! I purchased 4-way stretch fabric in metallic colors, black knit for the ruffle, and used the fold over elastic (FOE) for the first time. Wow - was it great. I made the swimsuit with the wide ruffle that goes over the arms and dips in the back. I gave the suit to my granddaughter who loved it for her AG Doll! Fast and easy!

Pixie Faire Swimsuit Variations 18 Doll Clothes Pattern Review
Bobbi B.
Canada Canada
Great pattern

Super cute. Easy to use.