Yesterday, Thanksgiving, I whipped up some leotards and shorts in some new fabric I bought from JoAnns. I had two colors, so made two leotards in each color, as well as two shorts in each color. Both outfits are for my American Girl Doll, but I put the turquoise on my Kidz doll for the sake of photography. It is obviously not made for her, as it is quite loose. These outfits could also be used as swimsuits, however, my dolls don’t swim yet 🙂
I used the pattern for the leotard found here. You may notice I used Velcro on the back. I realized afterwards I didn’t really need to do this because the fabric is so stretchy. I believe it still makes it easier to put on though. I also just hemmed all the edges, the tutorial requires using fold over elastic.
The boy cut shorts are the Liberty Jane pattern from here.
And just the leotard and no shorts:
Of course, the shorts could go with either leotard too: