Magic 8 Sunsuits & Bonnets - Easy Sewing Pattern for Babydolls
IN EIGHT SIZES TO FIT MOST DOLLS!
This is not a vintage pattern. It was inspired by antique doll clothes and is useful for making reproduction clothing for vintage vinyl baby dolls.
This one-piece sunsuit pattern is very cute on baby doll types and looks especially cute on the chubby dolls. The sunsuit wraps around and ties at the waist in front. It also ties at the neck in back. The sunbonnet pattern is included, in 10 sizes.
There are infinite ways to decorate and trim this playsuit.
- We used ready-made bias tape on one sunsuit.
- We made our own bias tape out of gingham fabric for another sunsuit.
- We used only rickrack to trim the edges of yet another sunsuit.
You could put ruffles across the backside, if you wanted. If you used knit or spandex fabric, this pattern would also work well as a swimsuit pattern for baby dolls. The antique sunsuit that inspired our pattern was made with pink taffeta and trimmed with dainty ruffled lace, so you can use fancy fabrics as well!
The photos (above) show how the sunsuit is all one easy piece to stitch up. Patterns are sized according the body length. To determine what size your dolly needs, just measure your doll from the base of the neck to the center crotch. The sunsuit patterns are marked according to body length.
One of the photos shows our antique composition babydoll modeling a sunsuit and bonnet. This sunsuit is "suitable" for the antique babies because it's very similar to the clothing they originally wore. You could also add a skirt to this set: similar vintage outfits often had a skirt that was worn over the bodysuit.
PrillyCharmin's patterns are INSPIRED by antique doll clothing: we like simple designs that are adorable on our old babydolls.
INCLUDES BONNET PATTERN in 8 SIZES: This is the easiest doll bonnet we have ever seen! It's simple design is perfect for our vintage dolls. There are two darts in the back of the bonnet, for shaping.
BONNET SIZE 1 = 5-6 inches
BONNET SIZE 2 = 7-8 inches
BONNET SIZE 3 = 8-9 inches
BONNET SIZE 4 = 9-10 inches
BONNET SIZE 5 = 10-11 inches
BONNET SIZE 6 = 11-12 inches
BONNET SIZE 7 = 12-13 inches
BONNET SIZE 8 = 13-14 inches
The pattern includes: the sunsuit pattern in 8 sizes and the sunbonnet pattern in 8 sizes. Simple instructions are included with the pattern. We have additional photos and sewing instructions at our website.