Today I’m posting the pattern and tutorials for making this lovely Renaissance-style ball gown for the vintage Tammy Doll made by Ideal. I’m also including the tutorial for her easy-to-make snood. Below you’ll find links to everything you need to make this lovely outfit for your Tammy Dolls:
- free printable pattern for pinafore and “wedding” style dress
- free tutorial showing how to make the dress
- free tutorial showing how to make the pinafore
- free tutorial showing how to make the snood
You may notice that these videos primarily feature Mattel’s Barbie®, however the pattern you find at that top link is designed to fit Tammy Dolls. The basic construction for the Tammy Doll gown and the Barbie® gown is the same with one exception: you must sew the pieces of the skirt together for Tammy’s “wedding” dress before gathering it and attaching it to the bodice. but in every other way, the construction of it is identical.
To make the lace-up sleeves, you might want to watch the additional tutorial below. The second half of the tutorial shows you how to make them:
- how to make lace-up sleeves and bodice
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
Please note: 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 haven’t seen it yet, you might want to check 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.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.
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, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
I’ve also got a series 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, just like I do!