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How about a swimsuit for your Little Darling doll that's super quick and SEW ezy? The Sprinkler Season 'Darling' 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 THE DARLING SIZE PATTERN FIT?
Designed specifically to fit Dianna Effner's Little Darling dolls, this pattern was also tested on the Hearts for Hearts girls and the Corolle's Les Cheries doll. Additionally, it should fit other 13" - 14" dolls, such as Paola Reina, Madame Alexanders 14" dolls and Tonner's 14" Betsy McCalls dolls.
You'll need just less than 1/4 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 included photo gallery features these suits on actual dolls. You'll see for yourself how great they look!
There are also 3 bonus (updated) worksheets to get your designer instincts out of the shallow end of the pool. You'll get Instructions for adding a neckline flounce and a 'butterfly' back bow. There is also a detailed tutorial for a 'hula skirt' made from a party store adult or child size 'grass' skirt or party decoration. (note: The bonus worksheet for this pattern is identical to the 'Sprinkler Season Squirts' size)
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!
Don't forget to add 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 Darling' pattern is an original design by Jane Wilkes of Janie Carroll Designs. My amazing pattern test team includes: Jaci, Dana, Gloria, MiMi & Pam! Photo credits are detailed on the pattern.
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!
LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT SIZE IN THE SPRINKLER SEASON?
purchase this design for full-bodied 18" dolls, such as the American favorite, here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/399110945/sprinkler-season-swimsuit-pattern-for-18?ref=shop_home_feat_1
purchase this design for slender 18" dolls, such as the Kidz n Cats doll and others here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/463747989/sprinkler-season-swimsuit-pattern-for?ref=shop_home_feat_2
Purchase this design for 14.5" - 16" dolls, such as the new 'Wellie Wishers' here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/466676521/sprinkler-season-squirts-swimsuit?ref=shop_home_feat_1
INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL: for a limited time the Sew 'n Swim Info Guide will be included at no additional charge!
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