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Cowgirl Bandana swimsuit

Added Apr 30, 2012

by watatoe

Vancouver, Washi...






Another swimsuit design made with the most darling bandana print! It is always a challenge to sew in miniature because it presents so many unique problems that you don’t have to deal with when sewing in human size. And I always love a good challenge (which is why I sew in miniature!) I was very pleased with the fit of this suit.

Material Notes

Made of 4-way stretch lycra spandex




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Classic

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    May 4, 2012, 06.17 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    That tiny little binding around the leg holes is ridiculously perfect! I agree with Oona on the great print placement front and back and amazing photos as always :)

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      May 4, 2012, 11.56 PMby watatoe

      Thank you so much, kaitui-kiwi! That binding is a bit tricky, so I have to sew really slow….but it is worth it!

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    May 1, 2012, 02.00 PMby peaches2218

    I totally didn’t notice this was a doll clothes project or that the model was in fact a doll until I opened this in “View All” mode! What a great suit!

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    • Chinablue4_large

      May 3, 2012, 08.35 AMby watatoe

      Awww…..thanks! I love sewing in miniature!

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    May 1, 2012, 12.21 PMby bjr99

    Fantastic!! Really life like.

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    • Chinablue4_large

      May 3, 2012, 08.36 AMby watatoe

      Thank you……my husband gets the credit for the photography. But we both get to play while setting up the shot!

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    May 1, 2012, 09.10 AMby yuanitacik

    wow. amazing!!

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    • Chinablue4_large

      May 3, 2012, 08.36 AMby watatoe

      Thank you!

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    May 1, 2012, 08.42 AMby flowergirl22

    really nice,, creepy how real they look

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      May 1, 2012, 10.00 PMby camilaustral

      i agree

    • Chinablue4_large

      May 3, 2012, 08.43 AMby watatoe

      I think the “real” look is what draws me to sew for them. Making fashions in miniature looks so much better on a doll that has more realistic human qualities and proportions. These dolls cost anywhere from around $500 to $1,000 or more depending on the company, artistry, etc. And since they are fully customizable (they’re bald….you can purchase all kinds of wigs for them in all kinds of colors and styles) and you can change their eyes for any color you like.

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    Apr 30, 2012, 10.49 PMby sophienissirios

    Wow! This is really great. Im really impressed :-)

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    • Chinablue4_large

      May 3, 2012, 08.43 AMby watatoe

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 30, 2012, 07.42 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    SO awesome, that pattern placement on the booty is perfect! oh how i wish this were human sized…

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    • Chinablue4_large

      May 3, 2012, 08.44 AMby watatoe

      Thank you…..not only do I wish this were human sized as well, I also wish my backside looked as good! LOL!

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    Apr 30, 2012, 05.03 PMby RedDynamica

    how do you do that! amazing!

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      May 3, 2012, 08.46 AMby watatoe

      Thank you….it helps that my model is not Barbie sized….LOL! She’s 25 inches tall.

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    Apr 30, 2012, 02.09 PMby elisana

    wow! i’m so impressed with the details and fit – great job!

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    • Chinablue4_large

      May 3, 2012, 08.46 AMby watatoe

      Awww…..thank you!

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    Apr 30, 2012, 12.50 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Wow!!! you are wonderfull at miniature fashion!!! really this outfit is full of details, cuts, fitting, and it is just perfect!!!

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      May 3, 2012, 08.48 AMby watatoe

      Thank you! It was a trick to center the design because the fabric that I had was only 6 inches wide to begin with. And 4-way stretch lycra makes for such a nice fit.

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