L&P #1051: Ballet Basics Leotard, Unitard and One Piece Swimsuit Pattern for 18 Inch, 16 Inch and 14 1/2 Inch Dolls

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In celebration of all those wonderful dancing, tumbling, stretching, swimming, sunning and performing dolls, Lee & Pearl™ are thrilled to present Pattern #1051: Ballet Basics Leotard, Unitard and One Piece Swimsuit for 18 Inch dolls, 16 Inch A Girl for All Time® play dolls, and 14 1/2 Inch dolls like American Girl® Wellie Wishers™, Battat Glitter Girls™ and Play Zone Style Girls™.

Our sleeveless LEOTARD and capri-length UNITARD feature a wide scoop neck front and flattering low back with a hook-and-loop (Velcro™) closure. The LEOTARD also features snug-fitting, elasticized ballet-cut leg openings so your girls can move as much as their joints allow without fear of slipping, gapping or wrinkling.

The one-piece SWIMSUIT features the same snug fit as the leotard and unitard — but with pretty, sturdy fold over elastic edges and a deeply scooped low-back curve that allows the swimsuit to be slipped on and off without a center back seam or Velcro™ opening.

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NOTE: This listing includes ALL THREE DOLL SIZES. Pattern 1051 is also available as separate, single-sized patterns.

For the 18 INCH doll version only, CLICK HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/221288152/lp-1051-ballet-basics-leotard-unitard
For the 16 INCH doll version only, CLICK HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/604673399/lp-1051-ballet-basics-leotard-unitard
For the 14 1/2 INCH doll version only, CLICK HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/590887662/lp-1051-ballet-basics-leotard-unitard

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The UNITARD is rated EASY, while the LEOTARD and SWIMSUIT are rated EASY/INTERMEDIATE for the elastic application. As always, our photo illustrated directions and computer drafted, guaranteed-to-fit-together pattern pieces make every step as easy as possible.

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MATERIALS:

LEOTARD & UNITARD

1/4 yard (for the LEOTARD) or 1/3 yard (for the UNITARD) light to medium weight 4-way stretch knit fabric

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)

1/2 yard 1/4" elastic (for the LEOTARD)

Matching thread


ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT

1/4 yard 4-way stretch fabric or performance / swimsuit fabric

1 yard fold over elastic (either 5/8" or 3/4" for doll-scale edges)

Matching thread

NOTE: 4-way stretch fabrics, which typically include lycra or spandex in the fiber content list, stretch not only from side to side, but also lengthwise. Test any fabric before you buy it by stretching one corner: to be a 4-way stretch, the fabric must stretch both vertically and horizontally.

***

New to sewing with stretch fabrics?

Download our FREE Sew Easy with Spandex eBook from the Lee & Pearl website at http://www.leeandpearl.com/2015_05_newsletter.html#seweasy for lots of tips and tricks, including our NO SERGER? NO PROBLEM! directions for sewing performance fabrics with a standard sewing machine.

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Complete your little dancer's wardrobe with our ultra-realistic (and easy to sew) Pattern 1075: Ballet Slippers for 18 Inch, 16 Inch and 14 1/2 Inch Dolls, available HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/600056805/lp-1075-ballet-slippers-pattern-for-18

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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 members-only FREE PATTERN.

Starting in December 2018, that's Lee & Pearl Pattern 1038: The Gift Bow Front Dress for 18 Inch, 16 Inch and 14 1/2 Inch Dolls.

While scouting the fashion pages and runway reports for inspiration, our pattern designer was struck by one of the prettiest trends we’ve seen in a long time. You’ve probably noticed it too — all those soft ruffles and gathers, interesting pleats and seams, bows and motifs formed out of the fabric of the dress itself. It’s an organic kind of ornamentation, that allows over-the-top frills while still retaining the elegant restraint of a vintage couture gown.

Our Bow Front Dress explores this lovely trend with pleated raglan sleeves, a draped front panel and inverted center front pleats that mimic the look of a tied ribbon bow. Best of all, we designed this dress to be made from a single quarter yard or fat quarter of ordinary woven fabric — a dress designed around the use of pretty fabrics should allow you to use a wide variety of pretty fabrics!

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 Instagram (#leeandpearl), share us on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/leeandpearl) and watch us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/leeandpearl).

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

To see our selection of 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

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This pattern will be delivered as an instant download. After purchasing, you will receive a link to a PDF copy of the file. No paper copy will be mailed.

This pattern may be printed solely by the original purchaser. It may not be duplicated, redistributed, posted or resold without prior authorization from Lee & Pearl™. If you use this pattern to make items to sell yourself, we ask that you give Lee & Pearl™ design credit in the description of those items. Thank you!

Lee & Pearl™ is not affiliated with Mattel, American Girl® or any other company or organization.
In celebration of all those wonderful dancing, tumbling, stretching, swimming, sunning and performing dolls, Lee & Pearl™ are thrilled to present Pattern #1051: Ballet Basics Leotard, Unitard and One Piece Swimsuit for 18 Inch dolls, 16 Inch A Girl for All Time® play dolls, and 14 1/2 Inch dolls like American Girl® Wellie Wishers™, Battat Glitter Girls™ and Play Zone Style Girls™.

Our sleeveless LEOTARD and capri-length UNITARD feature a wide scoop neck front and flattering low back with a hook-and-loop (Velcro™) closure. The LEOTARD also features snug-fitting, elasticized ballet-cut leg openings so your girls can move as much as their joints allow without fear of slipping, gapping or wrinkling.

The one-piece SWIMSUIT features the same snug fit as the leotard and unitard — but with pretty, sturdy fold over elastic edges and a deeply scooped low-back curve that allows the swimsuit to be slipped on and off without a center back seam or Velcro™ opening.

***

NOTE: This listing includes ALL THREE DOLL SIZES. Pattern 1051 is also available as separate, single-sized patterns.

For the 18 INCH doll version only, CLICK HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/221288152/lp-1051-ballet-basics-leotard-unitard
For the 16 INCH doll version only, CLICK HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/604673399/lp-1051-ballet-basics-leotard-unitard
For the 14 1/2 INCH doll version only, CLICK HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/590887662/lp-1051-ballet-basics-leotard-unitard

***

The UNITARD is rated EASY, while the LEOTARD and SWIMSUIT are rated EASY/INTERMEDIATE for the elastic application. As always, our photo illustrated directions and computer drafted, guaranteed-to-fit-together pattern pieces make every step as easy as possible.

***

MATERIALS:

LEOTARD & UNITARD

1/4 yard (for the LEOTARD) or 1/3 yard (for the UNITARD) light to medium weight 4-way stretch knit fabric

Hook-and-loop fastener (such as Velcro™)

1/2 yard 1/4" elastic (for the LEOTARD)

Matching thread


ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT

1/4 yard 4-way stretch fabric or performance / swimsuit fabric

1 yard fold over elastic (either 5/8" or 3/4" for doll-scale edges)

Matching thread

NOTE: 4-way stretch fabrics, which typically include lycra or spandex in the fiber content list, stretch not only from side to side, but also lengthwise. Test any fabric before you buy it by stretching one corner: to be a 4-way stretch, the fabric must stretch both vertically and horizontally.

***

New to sewing with stretch fabrics?

Download our FREE Sew Easy with Spandex eBook from the Lee & Pearl website at http://www.leeandpearl.com/2015_05_newsletter.html#seweasy for lots of tips and tricks, including our NO SERGER? NO PROBLEM! directions for sewing performance fabrics with a standard sewing machine.

***

Complete your little dancer's wardrobe with our ultra-realistic (and easy to sew) Pattern 1075: Ballet Slippers for 18 Inch, 16 Inch and 14 1/2 Inch Dolls, available HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/600056805/lp-1075-ballet-slippers-pattern-for-18

***

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 members-only FREE PATTERN.

Starting in December 2018, that's Lee & Pearl Pattern 1038: The Gift Bow Front Dress for 18 Inch, 16 Inch and 14 1/2 Inch Dolls.

While scouting the fashion pages and runway reports for inspiration, our pattern designer was struck by one of the prettiest trends we’ve seen in a long time. You’ve probably noticed it too — all those soft ruffles and gathers, interesting pleats and seams, bows and motifs formed out of the fabric of the dress itself. It’s an organic kind of ornamentation, that allows over-the-top frills while still retaining the elegant restraint of a vintage couture gown.

Our Bow Front Dress explores this lovely trend with pleated raglan sleeves, a draped front panel and inverted center front pleats that mimic the look of a tied ribbon bow. Best of all, we designed this dress to be made from a single quarter yard or fat quarter of ordinary woven fabric — a dress designed around the use of pretty fabrics should allow you to use a wide variety of pretty fabrics!

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 Instagram (#leeandpearl), share us on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/leeandpearl) and watch us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/leeandpearl).

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

To see our selection of 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

***

This pattern will be delivered as an instant download. After purchasing, you will receive a link to a PDF copy of the file. No paper copy will be mailed.

This pattern may be printed solely by the original purchaser. It may not be duplicated, redistributed, posted or resold without prior authorization from Lee & Pearl™. If you use this pattern to make items to sell yourself, we ask that you give Lee & Pearl™ design credit in the description of those items. Thank you!

Lee & Pearl™ is not affiliated with Mattel, American Girl® or any other company or organization.

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