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Big Top Beach Party: Swimsuit Fabric & Fold Over Elastic Trim Kit for 18 inch dolls, with FREE Priority Shipping in the US

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Here in the Lee & Pearl™ workroom, we are fortunate to have easy access to the fabulous Los Angeles fashion, fabric and trim district — the home of the American sportswear industry.

Lee & Pearl™ designer Elizabeth Atwater Menes has been shopping that district for nearly two decades and is thrilled to offer our customers the next best thing to following her around the city for a day — carefully curated kits containing her absolute favorite doll-scale fabric and trim finds in generous quantities to go with our patterns.

We test every piece of fabric and trim that goes into our kits, and hand package them right here in our workroom in VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES. Once one of our kits sells out, it's likely sold out for good — so don't wait too long to get your favorites!

*

When "Lee" and "Pearl" were kids, an actual three-ring circus — the last still touring the country under canvas — set up on the beach near our home. That afternoon, we ate popcorn and cotton candy, played carnival games and saw the big, big Big Top go up. That night, we watched a real, old-fashioned circus while an ocean breeze pushed the cool canvas tent up against our backs.

Flash forward to this week: as soon as we put together this bright, popcorn-and-candy-colored swimsuit fabric and foldover elastic trim kit, memories of that day came flooding back. This is truly one of the most FUN kits we have ever put together. We just know you are going to enjoy this one as much as we do.

The kit starts with a warm, buttery yellow swimsuit print that features a brightly colored, layered pattern of large, fuzzy "spotlight" bubbles and tiny, coursing diagonal dots.

We coordinated that fabric with one of the most lusciously beautiful holographic "Mystique" prints we've ever seen — a raspberry pink with an "oilslick" metallic overlay that reflects every color of the rainbow.

To finish the kit, we included lots and lots of pretty fold over elastic — four yards each of three perfectly coordinating colors.

Using the fabric and trim in this kit, you can make FOUR to EIGHT complete 18 inch doll swimsuits, as each piece of fabric will make at least four basic one-piece swimsuits, or two or three fancier swimsuits like our Pattern 1057 Halter Swimsuit with Draped Tiers or Pattern 1058 Retro Ruffled Swimsuit (perfect patterns for mixing and matching the coordinated fabrics in this kit).



Here's what you get in the BIG TOP BEACH PARTY Swimsuit Fabric and Trim Kit:

1 — 18" high x 29-30" wide piece of CIRCUS BUBBLES spandex-blend high quality swimsuit fabric. This cheerful print features a layered pattern of brightly colored dots on a popcorn-colored background. The diagonal pattern of the dots will add a fun sense of movement to any garment you make.

1 — 18" high x 29-30" wide piece of RASPBERRY PINK "OILSLICK" MYSTIQUE spandex-blend high quality swimsuit and performance fabric. The juicy pink color of this fabric perfectly matches the pink in the circus print, while the rainbow reflections of the holographic "oilslick" pattern match all the other colors!

4 yards of RASPBERRY PINK 5/8" wide fold over elastic, with both shiny and matte sides

4 yards of SKY BLUE 5/8" wide fold over elastic, with both shiny and matte sides

4 yards of SUNNY YELLOW 5/8" wide fold over elastic, with both shiny and matte sides



The draped-front HALTER SWIMSUIT shown in our photo was made using Lee & Pearl Pattern #1057: Halter Swimsuit with Tiered Drape and Halter Swimdress for 18" Dolls, available in our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/listing/229718565/lp-1057-halter-swimsuit-with-tiered

We also recommend our Pattern #1058: Retro Ruffled Swimsuit and High-Waisted Bikini for 18" Dolls — https://www.etsy.com/listing/194105970/lp-pattern-1058-retro-ruffled-swimsuit? — and the basic one-piece suit included in Pattern #1051: Ballet Basics for 18" Dolls — https://www.etsy.com/listing/221288152/lp-pattern-1051-ballet-basics-leotard?

To see our other Fabric & Trim Kits, visit the FABRIC & TRIM KITS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15860795&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

To browse our patterns, visit the PATTERNS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15862176&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1



NOTE: The fold over elastics in this kit are vividly dyed. As with any such material, we recommend washing separately in cold water before use. Please also make sure that the elastic is COMPLETELY DRY before you sew with it, or put it on a doll.



We are offering the BIG TOP BEACH PARTY fabric and trim kit for 23.99, which includes FREE USPS PRIORITY MAIL shipping within the United States.

For an additional $9, we will also ship FIRST CLASS to Canada. For an additional $16, we will also ship FIRST CLASS to the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For an additional $15, we will also ship FIRST CLASS to Saudi Arabia. If you would like to arrange shipping to a different location, please contact us for a quote.



Sign up for our mailing list at www.leeandpearl.com, and you'll receive our newsletter full of FREE pattern tweaks, tutorials, crafts and printables. PLUS, you'll get the link for our annual FREE MEMBERS-ONLY PATTERN.

In 2017, that's Pattern #1025: She Blinded Me with Science Unisex Lab Coat (or Unlined Coat) and Safety Goggles for Dolls. This is our first multi-size release, which contains patterns drafted for 18” dolls, 16” dolls and 14 1/2” dolls — because we think every child, and every doll, should know the thrill of launching a chemical reaction or spotting a single-cell organism in a drop of pond water!

Do not miss out on this pattern — join our mailing list today at www.leeandpearl.com.

Join the Lee & Pearl™ community: like us on Facebook (Lee & Pearl), follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/LeeandPearl), join us on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/leeandpearl) and watch us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/leeandpearl).



There are no cats or smokers in our workroom, but we cannot promise that there were no cats or smokers in the factory, warehouse or storefront from which we got these materials. We have not, however, detected any odors ourselves.
Here in the Lee & Pearl™ workroom, we are fortunate to have easy access to the fabulous Los Angeles fashion, fabric and trim district — the home of the American sportswear industry.

Lee & Pearl™ designer Elizabeth Atwater Menes has been shopping that district for nearly two decades and is thrilled to offer our customers the next best thing to following her around the city for a day — carefully curated kits containing her absolute favorite doll-scale fabric and trim finds in generous quantities to go with our patterns.

We test every piece of fabric and trim that goes into our kits, and hand package them right here in our workroom in VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES. Once one of our kits sells out, it's likely sold out for good — so don't wait too long to get your favorites!

*

When "Lee" and "Pearl" were kids, an actual three-ring circus — the last still touring the country under canvas — set up on the beach near our home. That afternoon, we ate popcorn and cotton candy, played carnival games and saw the big, big Big Top go up. That night, we watched a real, old-fashioned circus while an ocean breeze pushed the cool canvas tent up against our backs.

Flash forward to this week: as soon as we put together this bright, popcorn-and-candy-colored swimsuit fabric and foldover elastic trim kit, memories of that day came flooding back. This is truly one of the most FUN kits we have ever put together. We just know you are going to enjoy this one as much as we do.

The kit starts with a warm, buttery yellow swimsuit print that features a brightly colored, layered pattern of large, fuzzy "spotlight" bubbles and tiny, coursing diagonal dots.

We coordinated that fabric with one of the most lusciously beautiful holographic "Mystique" prints we've ever seen — a raspberry pink with an "oilslick" metallic overlay that reflects every color of the rainbow.

To finish the kit, we included lots and lots of pretty fold over elastic — four yards each of three perfectly coordinating colors.

Using the fabric and trim in this kit, you can make FOUR to EIGHT complete 18 inch doll swimsuits, as each piece of fabric will make at least four basic one-piece swimsuits, or two or three fancier swimsuits like our Pattern 1057 Halter Swimsuit with Draped Tiers or Pattern 1058 Retro Ruffled Swimsuit (perfect patterns for mixing and matching the coordinated fabrics in this kit).



Here's what you get in the BIG TOP BEACH PARTY Swimsuit Fabric and Trim Kit:

1 — 18" high x 29-30" wide piece of CIRCUS BUBBLES spandex-blend high quality swimsuit fabric. This cheerful print features a layered pattern of brightly colored dots on a popcorn-colored background. The diagonal pattern of the dots will add a fun sense of movement to any garment you make.

1 — 18" high x 29-30" wide piece of RASPBERRY PINK "OILSLICK" MYSTIQUE spandex-blend high quality swimsuit and performance fabric. The juicy pink color of this fabric perfectly matches the pink in the circus print, while the rainbow reflections of the holographic "oilslick" pattern match all the other colors!

4 yards of RASPBERRY PINK 5/8" wide fold over elastic, with both shiny and matte sides

4 yards of SKY BLUE 5/8" wide fold over elastic, with both shiny and matte sides

4 yards of SUNNY YELLOW 5/8" wide fold over elastic, with both shiny and matte sides



The draped-front HALTER SWIMSUIT shown in our photo was made using Lee & Pearl Pattern #1057: Halter Swimsuit with Tiered Drape and Halter Swimdress for 18" Dolls, available in our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/listing/229718565/lp-1057-halter-swimsuit-with-tiered

We also recommend our Pattern #1058: Retro Ruffled Swimsuit and High-Waisted Bikini for 18" Dolls — https://www.etsy.com/listing/194105970/lp-pattern-1058-retro-ruffled-swimsuit? — and the basic one-piece suit included in Pattern #1051: Ballet Basics for 18" Dolls — https://www.etsy.com/listing/221288152/lp-pattern-1051-ballet-basics-leotard?

To see our other Fabric & Trim Kits, visit the FABRIC & TRIM KITS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15860795&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

To browse our patterns, visit the PATTERNS section of our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl?section_id=15862176&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1



NOTE: The fold over elastics in this kit are vividly dyed. As with any such material, we recommend washing separately in cold water before use. Please also make sure that the elastic is COMPLETELY DRY before you sew with it, or put it on a doll.



We are offering the BIG TOP BEACH PARTY fabric and trim kit for 23.99, which includes FREE USPS PRIORITY MAIL shipping within the United States.

For an additional $9, we will also ship FIRST CLASS to Canada. For an additional $16, we will also ship FIRST CLASS to the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For an additional $15, we will also ship FIRST CLASS to Saudi Arabia. If you would like to arrange shipping to a different location, please contact us for a quote.



Sign up for our mailing list at www.leeandpearl.com, and you'll receive our newsletter full of FREE pattern tweaks, tutorials, crafts and printables. PLUS, you'll get the link for our annual FREE MEMBERS-ONLY PATTERN.

In 2017, that's Pattern #1025: She Blinded Me with Science Unisex Lab Coat (or Unlined Coat) and Safety Goggles for Dolls. This is our first multi-size release, which contains patterns drafted for 18” dolls, 16” dolls and 14 1/2” dolls — because we think every child, and every doll, should know the thrill of launching a chemical reaction or spotting a single-cell organism in a drop of pond water!

Do not miss out on this pattern — join our mailing list today at www.leeandpearl.com.

Join the Lee & Pearl™ community: like us on Facebook (Lee & Pearl), follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/LeeandPearl), join us on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/leeandpearl) and watch us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/leeandpearl).



There are no cats or smokers in our workroom, but we cannot promise that there were no cats or smokers in the factory, warehouse or storefront from which we got these materials. We have not, however, detected any odors ourselves.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(1,208)
Reviewed by Lee Beasley
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 23, 2017
Bright, colorful, perfect scale for 18 inch doll swimsuits.
Big Top Beach Party: Swimsuit Fabric & Fold Over Elastic Trim Kit for 18 inch dolls, with FREE Priority Shipping in the US

Reviewed by A633110
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 22, 2017
The swimsuit fabric/fold over elastic trim kit is great. Stretch fabrics are not my favorite to work with - this fabric has a great feel to it. Very fast delivery - good transaction. L&P - great products (patterns)!
Big Top Beach Party: Swimsuit Fabric & Fold Over Elastic Trim Kit for 18 inch dolls, with FREE Priority Shipping in the US

Reviewed by maryloud
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 23, 2018
Great pattern with clear instructions. Love all of L&P patterns.
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Reviewed by Lori Gould
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 23, 2018
thank you! As always, a great design that I am looking forward to using soon.
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