That’s a vintage Tammy doll (made by Ideal) wearing an elegant long dress with medieval-style pinafore and snood. I posted this pattern a very long time ago, but I noticed it was missing from my gallery page. So this week, I’m going to re-post these free patterns, plus the tutorials for making the long-sleeved gown, the pinafore, and the snood.
I often post that outfit around Thanksgiving time, because it resembles a Pilgrim’s costume for Barbie® dolls. However, I guess it won’t hurt to post it a little early, as that gives you time to sew it up before Thanksgiving is upon us.
Speaking of holidays, I’m designing some Halloween costume patterns for dolls this weekend. If you’d like to vote on what type of outfit I should make for Halloween, leave a comment on this post. Thanks!
Have you checked out my new Gallery Page, where you can pick an outfit for a doll, click on that picture, and the link in the caption will take you to all the free, printable patterns and free tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit? It’s awesome!
If you’re looking for easier tutorials (esp. for those who’ve just started to sew), check out my playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns. But it also has some easy sewing tutorials with free printable patterns too.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll and a gorgeous African American doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.