A Versatile Old Pattern for Skipper Underpants and Swimsuits! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #DollClothes

The photo shows the Chelly Wood doll (a Spin Master Liv doll that has been altered to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood) holding up Simplicity Skipper doll clothes pattern number 7600. This pattern shows a Skipper sized doll from the 1980's wearing a swimsuit, a cheerleader costume, a shirt with ruffle collar matching a skirt with ruffle, a criss-cross tank top with capris, a formal gown, a Flashdance style tee with a circle skirt and short leggings or bike shorts, and a hoodie with capri pants. The logo on this photo reminds us that this image comes from Chelly Wood dot com.

Just looking at the image above, you would realize that this Simplicity doll clothes pattern number 7600 comes with a lot of great stuff: it’s got a cheerleader costume, a formal gown, shorts, pants, shirts, and a swimsuit. What a versatile pattern!

But what you don’t see is that it also includes a pair of bloomers, which are meant to go under the cheer outfit, but which could also be used for a pair of Skipper-sized underpants. That’s a gem! Take a look at the back of the pattern, and you’ll see the panties pattern in the upper right-hand corner of the pattern design area:

On the back of a Simplicity doll clothes pattern number 7600 we see each of the separate items offered in the pattern, which we realize now that it includes a pair of underpants which could be used as bloomers under the cheerleader's skirt, or we could make them into underpants for a Skipper sized doll.

Of course, my website offers a free, printable PDF sewing pattern for Skipper sized underpants and a Skipper-sized training bra:

Would you like to make this set of underwear or bikini style swimsuit for your 10 inch doll? Click on the link in the caption. This image shows a Mattel Skipper doll wearing a handmade pair of underpants and a sports bra (could also be a bikini style swimsuit). This set of doll clothes was handmade using Chelly Wood's free printable PDF sewing patterns and following directions found in her tutorial videos. The free patterns and the tutorials are found on the page where the link leads to. Please click on the link in the caption to make this adorable sports bra and panties (or swimwear) to fit your Skipper doll (little sister of Barbie) or a similar sized doll.

And these could, of course, be altered and sewn using other fabrics, to create a bikini:

This image shows a Mattel Skipper doll standing upright next to a Mattel Creatable World doll. They are both wearing bikinis or handmade doll underwear (bra and panties or swimsuit top and bottom). They face the camera with hands at their sides, so their body types are easily compared. The overlay tells where you can find the article about these two dolls' measurements in both metric and English body measurement methods: ChellyWood.com (a website best known for its free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many different shapes and sizes).

And as you can see in the image above, my Skipper patterns will also fit Creatable World dolls, along with many others. Navigate over to my Skipper patterns to see what other dolls can fit these patterns.

But if you’re looking for a one-piece Skipper swimming suit, the Simplicity 7600 pattern offers a lot of great things in addition to the swimsuit. So I do recommend this pattern for all the Skipper fans out there.

This image shows a photo of the Simplicity doll clothes sewing pattern 7600 which will fit Skipper dolls from the 1980's. The photo is framed by a turquoise blue and purple quilted frame and the logo for Chelly Wood dot com. This image accompanies a discussion about hard to find skipper patterns, like a panties pattern for Skipper dolls, a swimsuit pattern for Skipper dolls, and a hoodie pattern for Skipper dolls. There's even a Cheerleader costume for Skipper in this set of doll clothes patterns. Please visit ChellyWood.com to join the discussion about rare and hard to find patterns for your Skipper dolls, and to find free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Of course, be advised that this pattern was published and copyrighted in 1991. For those of you who don’t know what that means, let me explain; during the late 1980’s and very early 1990’s, Skipper’s body was a little different from the Skipper dolls of today.

Here’s a link to a late 1980’s Skipper on eBay, so you get the gist of the body differences.

The 1980’s Skipper doll‘s legs were more meaty, her bust was a little bigger, and her arms were shorter. It’s not like these patterns won’t fit your modern Skipper dolls at all, but I would recommend making the doll clothes out of stretchy material like jersey fabric, just to make sure they allow room for “give.”

And if you want the clothes to fit your modern Skipper perfectly, you may need to make a prototype out of muslin first and alter your patterns from there.

Most of the patterns I display and talk about here on ChellyWood.com are also available for sale on eBay. However, if you’ve never purchased a pattern on eBay before, it’s a good idea to read the article I wrote called, “Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay.” It will save you time, money, and will likely prevent buyer’s remorse.

And by the way, if you use the links I’ve provided to make your eBay purchase, this website will receive a small commission, which helps fund the ChellyWood.com website, so I can continue to provide you with all the free patterns and tutorial videos offered here.

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