This is a free printable sewing pattern for the back part of an 18-inch doll's bikini bottoms (swimsuit lower half for a two-piece swimsuit). The pattern includes instructions for seam allowances and it offers a URL where free video tutorials will show how to make the swimsuit or underwear: Photographs of an 18 inch American Girl doll and an 18 inch Madame Alexander doll are shown on the pattern with the dolls modeling the swimsuit. There's also a close-up photo of the doll's lower half wearing the bikini bottoms. The pattern is marked with a "Creative Commons Attribution" symbol.

Free 18-inch #dolls’ underwear or swimsuit #sewing #pattern

Here’s the back portion of the bikini swimsuit bottoms pattern. Tomorrow I’ll post the front side of the pattern. For easy download, try clicking here. You can also follow the instructions in this video tutorial if you need help printing your patterns. As I said in yesterday’s post, this pattern will fit most 18-inch dolls, like American Girl, Madame Alexander, and similar-sized dolls. The funny-looking edge around … Continue reading Free 18-inch #dolls’ underwear or swimsuit #sewing #pattern

Image shows a made-to-move Barbie wearing a green and white striped retro-style swimsuit top, as part of a two-piece 1950's style bikini. The overlay says, "DIY retro bikini top" and offers the URL:

#DIY retro #bikini top for #Dolls w/free pattern @

Yesterday I gave you the pattern; today I’m showing you how to make the retro swimsuit top. I’m very pleased with the way this pattern turned out. In fact, as the pattern implies, I’d really like to try making a pair of panties and a bra with plain white fabric (or possibly lace fabric), using the same pattern. But I’ll save that for another day. … Continue reading #DIY retro #bikini top for #Dolls w/free pattern @