Yes, this little actress is the vintage Tammy Doll, made by the Ideal company. I designed her costume, snood, and a masquerade ball mask, and I plan to share those patterns and videos with you today. Scroll down for links to each one.
Tammy will be playing an “extra” at the Capulets’ feast scene, in my upcoming stop-motion dolly version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. To help get the word out about my stop-motion film, I’m giving away a free summer wardrobe that fits Barbie and other fashion dolls. If you haven’t signed up for the contest, you really should! Here’s a link for the contest details.
Anyway, here’s the pic of Tammy Doll, all dressed up and ready to attend the Capulets’ feast:
First, this pattern can be used to make the black shift (the dress under her pinafore), as well as the pinafore shown in the image. If you’re making the shift or a wedding dress for Tammy Doll, I recommend following this Momoko wedding dress tutorial, since Tammy’s shift is made using the exact same directions, only on a larger scale. To create the pinafore dress (the one with the diamond pattern on the fabric), follow the instructions for this pinafore tutorial, but to make the sleeves, you’ll want to follow the sleeve directions in this tutorial for my Basque traditional costume.
One of the accessories she’s wearing is a medieval snood. These are one of the easiest things I make. Here’s a tutorial for making a Barbie snood. Just follow those easy directions to create one like Tammy is wearing in the image above.
In preparation for our stop-motion Romeo and Juliet film, we have also given Tammy a masquerade mask. Here’s my tutorial for making masks for a masquerade ball. Like the snood, this is really an easy thing to create.
To see Tammy in her masquerade costume (including the mask), click on this post.
Also, you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects). If you have any questions about piecing this costume together, feel free to contact me, using my “Submit a Question” form. I’m always happy to help!