This is Jasmine modelling the first pair of bathers I made. These are for Emily and I made another pair in a pink version of the same lycra for Jasmine. They are a little short in the body for my liking....I didn't alter the pattern for these, so I decided to do some alterations and make some more. The little sandals are a pair that I made after watching Diane Morello's YouTube videos on how to make doll shoes.....she does awesome tutorials!
Matilda is modelling the new version of the bathers pattern. I made the body longer and scooped the front neck a little. They fit much better now :) When I made the first pair I only had lingerie elastic in my stash to use on the openings. For these I used fold-over elastic that I bought from an Etsy shop. I couldn't source coloured fold-over in Aus, which was frustrating, so had some shipped to me. Now I have to make lots of things with fold-over elastic as I bought a nice collection of colours...should keep me going for quite some time!
I also made a little wrap skirt, for a little modesty as Matilda goes walking around after her swim lol The "towel" is a microfibre cloth from a pack of 6 I bought at the Reject Shop. They are the perfect size for doll towels :) The little thongs are the ones that came with Matilda. All the Australian Girl dolls come with a pair.....aren't they the cutest things! I've also made a pair of bathers with hot pink edging, just haven't photo'd them.