Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Trends to Sew: O'Neill Swimsuits

In general, I don't see a lot of stylish swimsuits 
for the AG dolls that are super-realistic.

I noticed the Dollicious ones and the QT Pie Scrunchy style pattern 
really stand out in this regard.

(These were discussed in yesterday's post.)

I think people can experiment more with the construction 
of the swimmy-suit top in order to provide 
customers with more swimmy-suit options for their dolls.

And options are great - especially for people with multiple dolls 
who want to take group photo shoots.

You don't want your dolls all in the same style swimmy-suit. 
That's boring.

So check out these swimmy-suits from O'Neill 
and see if you can make them!

(Prod prod.)

And yes - there are two-piece human swimsuits below, that show skin -
so don't expect modesty here, haha.

(I don't expect a doll to cover-up 
all her bits when lounging poolside - sorry.)

Top styles to consider:

Bikini Ruffle

High-Neck Halter

Criss-Cross Bandeau


Knotty-Criss-Cross Front and String Tie-Back

Rash Guard Crop Top

Off-The-Shoulder with Lace

Off-The-Shoulder Drapey

As far as colors to focus on this summer: black, black, black.

But of course, that can easily look like underwear on the dolls -
so be sure to add some accents to make sure everybody knows it's a swimsuit.

For example - here ^^^ we see those extra X-cross straps as part of the top bodice.
(Most bras don't have those.)
And the model is sporting hemp and shell necklaces galore,
so consider adding something like that into your photo shoot accessorizing.

Here is another example of those straps underneath the bodice line:

You can also choose fabrics with black as the base, main color -
but not the only color.

Combo of black and gold ^^^

Note the high-waist bottom that is very in-style this summer.

^^^ Note the addition of the romantic florals which pop on the black.

I'd love to see more of these full-zip-front rash guard tops as well.

Another color range: rust-brown, bronze, rust-orange.

I love this one-piece design.
It looks awesome on the beach, or as a super-hero costume.
(Yes, I like costumes....)

One more color range: soldier blue, deep mint, dark teal.

^^^ "Check out my strappy-butt!"
(Straps are very in-style right now, if you haven't caught on.)

So start thinking outside of the box as far as swimsuit designs!

And remember - swimsuits don't all have to be in a psychedelic, 
bright color-range that burns people's retinas.

They don't all have to be pink.

They can be boho and hipster and edgy.

They don't all have to be cutesy, sweet-looking, and ruffle-y all over the place.

I'm not saying AG swimsuits have to be "sexy" but they don't all have to look 
like they were made for a 5-yr-old.

And they don't all have to look the same. ;-)

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