If you'd like to make this retro Barbie bikini with "booty shorts" style swimsuit bottoms, please click on the link in the caption. This image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a Marilyn Monroe-style 1950s or early 1960s swimsuit / bikini with a halter style swimsuit top and booty-shorts-style swimsuit bottoms. The doll stands on sandy ground, surrounded by 1:6 scale wicker lawn furniture with a sun swept bay behind her. There's a cottage behind her on a grassy slope that leads to the beach. The watermark reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns.

#Barbie® #Retro swimsuit for #DIY @ ChellyWood.com

Spring is in the air, and the weather’s starting to warm up a bit. Is it too soon to post patterns for my retro swimsuit for fashion dolls like Barbie®, the Queens of Africa™, Momoko™, and similar-sized dolls? I hope not! This is a preview of what’s to come. I’ll be posting patterns and tutorials for this–what I like to call–my “retro swimsuit” for fashion dolls, later … Continue reading #Barbie® #Retro swimsuit for #DIY @ ChellyWood.com