Whilst it may seem a little odd for all my Aussie customers, the release of this cute Bikini and Tankini doll clothes pattern is just in time for summer in the northern hemisphere.
This is the perfect bikini for those dolls that want to look super cute at the beach whilst still dressing modestly. There are options to make a bikini or tankini top and the pants can be worn with the waistband pulled down into a mini skirt, or higher to reveal the little bikini bottoms. Frills feature on both the top and the pants and add a real ‘cuteness’ to the cossie – Aussie slang for swimming costume.
The best thing about the design of this bikini and tankini pattern is that as well as a great little swim suit, you also get awesome mix ‘n match pieces for your dolls wardrobe. The tankini top can be worn as a top with jeans or shorts, the bikini can be made without frills and worn as adorable underwear, or the pants can be worn as a mini skirt and matched with other tops for a casual summer outfit.
As an added bonus, Rosie shows you a great little tip for sewing with stretch fabric so you don’t have to fear sewing with knits anymore!
‘Sew’ what are you waiting for? Get your Bikini and Tankini doll clothes pattern today and your 18 inch and American Girl doll will be swimming this afternoon.
For all my Aussie mates, the beaches are beautiful in Queensland at this time of year so make this bikini or tankini pattern today and your Australian Girl® doll can be holidaying in the gorgeous Whitsunday islands tomorrow.
I will have the 18 ½ inch Cabbage Patch doll clothes pattern available soon.
i have 2 cabbage patch dolls and different people tell me they are 16 inch and others say they are 18 inch patterns the original was bought when they first came out and the other around 2004 they are the same size i get very confused
Hi Jennifer, Please don’t get over concerned as you will probably find that the torso of the 16 inch and the 18 inch dolls are very similar and so the patterns will be very similar. I have the measurements of my 18 inch Cabbage Patch doll here that you may like to compare to your dolls. You may also find a blog I have written about different sized dolls wearing the same sized clothes helpful, it can be found here.
Good luck and I’d love to know how you get on.
You have done a wonderful job of bringing us new ideas and outfits to keep us busy and to keep the dolls in style. Thank you! I look foreward to trying them out!
thanx so much for replying the 2 dolls i have are different sizes i thought they would all be the same size the original doll is smaller than the other one the american dolls would there clothes fit the cpk
Jennifer, I’m not sure if the American Girl doll clothes will fit your CPKs as I don’t know what your measurements are and there are so many different sized CPK dolls. Have you compared you dolls measurements to those listed on my doll sizing page? Some of my 18 inch and American Girl doll clothes patterns do fit my 18 inch CPK but because the cloth CPK dolls usually have thicker and shorter limbs you may be better to go for the CPK patterns when there are sleeves or long pants involved. You can find my CPK patterns here.
Cute summer patterns Rosie!
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