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Looking for a doll swimsuit for your slender dolls that's super quick and SEW ezy? The Sprinkler Season is perfect for you! Great for those intimidated by swim fabrics, as well as those with more sewing experience.
The suit has a round halter neckline and a scoop back. Jazz it up with optional 'tushie' ruffles in a matching or contrasting color.
If you're familiar with the original Sprinkler Season for full-bodied 18" dolls, this is the same great style!
WHAT DOLLS WILL THIS SLENDER SIZE PATTERN FIT? There are 2 cutting lines included.
Size A will fit Kidz n Cats dolls (both old and new bodies), Zapf Colette, and the Magic Attic dolls.
Size B will fit the Gotz 'Hannah, Sarah, or Anna dolls, the Gotz 'Happy Kidz' doll and the FAO Schwartz 'Claudia' doll. It also fits Diana Effner's, 'Maru & friends' and the Jakks Pacific 'Fancy Nancy' doll. It will fit the Journey Girls doll, as well, but the chest plate/body transition will be exposed in back.
Slender pattern sizes will NOT fit full-bodied 18" dolls, such as the American Girl brand doll!
You'll need just 1/3 yard of swim fabric and ONE main pattern piece. No serger is required, you'll stitch with a basic zigzag. With no fussy elastic to add, construction is a snap!
The slender sizes photo gallery includes pictures of suits on a wide variety of dolls. You'll see for yourself how great they look!
There are also 3 bonus worksheets to get your designer instincts out of the shallow end of the pool. You'll get tips on machine embroidery plus instructions for adding a neckline flounce or a 'butterfly' back bow. (note: This bonus worksheet is identical that included in the full-bodied 18" original pattern)
This pattern assumes basic sewing skills but you'll receive detailed instructions with photos. My patterns are written in an easy, conversational style. Imagine I'm right there with you at the machine!
You'll also get my 10 page 'Sew 'n Swim Info Guide'. All the information you need for swimwear sewing. Selecting fabrics and needles, avoiding throat-plate fabric-munching, perfecting your stitching and more.
For those with little sewing experience, the guide will have you stitching with confidence. Been sewing a long time? Use the guide as a handy reference for trouble shooting. You'll also love the links to fabric sources and helpful notions.
This listing is for a sewing pattern, NOT an actual garment. Photos shown are samples only, and may depict a few ideas not included in the pattern.
Test garments were designed to fit the dolls listed. I am not affiliated with any doll company or brand in any way.
Pattern is a PDF format with immediate download available after purchase. Remember to print with size set at 100%, 'actual size' and'no margins'. This insures that your pattern will print true to size.
This pattern is for your use only. It may not be published, sold or shared. You may sell items you make with the pattern; no mass production, please.
'Sprinkler Season' for slender sizes is an original design by Jane Wilkes of Janie Carroll Designs. My amazing pattern test team includes: Jaci, Julie, Debbie, Kel and Dana.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS PATTERN AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AFRICA AND AUSTRALIA. Due to European VAT requirements if you are a resident of another country and wish to purchase please send me a message first!
PLEASE NOTE: purchase this design for full-bodied 18" dolls, such as the American doll, here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/399110945/sprinkler-season-swimsuit-pattern-for-18?ref=shop_home_feat_1
Watch my shop for a 'coming soon' Sprinkler Season size to fit your smaller dolls, such as the new Wellie Wisher brand dolls.
INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL: for a limited time the Sew 'n Swim Info Guide will be included at no additional charge!
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