If you look at the photo I’ve posted today, you can see that vintage Tammy dolls (made by the Ideal Toy Corporation) can’t swap clothes with Barbie very well. My Curvy Barbie (right) is wearing pants made with the same pattern as Tammy’s plaid pants. Curvy looks more like a samurai than a fashion model in these pants!
Tall Barbie looks like she’s waiting for a flood. That’s a no-go.
Here are Tammy’s measurements for sewing purposes:
- Neck circumference… 6.5 cm
- Neck to shoulder seam… 2.5 cm
- Collar to true waist… 5.1 cm
- Underarm to true waist… 2.9 cm
- Sleeve inseam (underarm to cuff)… 6.5 cm
- Sleeve from shoulder seam to cuff… 7.7 cm
- Sleeve circumference (upper arm bicep)… 4.8 cm
- Waist… 9.7 cm
- Hip circumference… 14 cm
- Pants inseam (crotch to just below the ankle bone)… 13.0 cm
- Pants outseam (waist to just below the ankle bone)… 17.2 cm
- Pants leg circumference (upper thigh)… 8.8 cm
- Height not including hair… 11.5 inches or 29.2 cm
So who can swap clothes with Ideal’s Tammy dolls? Well…
See that image above? My Tammy doll is sporting a pair of sneakers that actually came on one of my Project MC2 dolls. Yep! Tammy dolls and Project MC2 dolls can swap flat shoes. But the Project MC2 dolls are not able to swap high heel shoes with Tammy, and they cannot wear each other’s clothes.
My MTM (made-to-move) Barbie doesn’t look any better in Tammy’s pants than Curvy did, but my 17-inch Endless Hair Kingdom Barbie can comfortably wear Tammy’s pants as capris. In fact, they look pretty good on her!
Do you have a Tammy doll? Have you found that other dolls can swap clothes with her? Please feel free to post what you’ve learned about doll clothes swapping in the comments on this page, on my Twitter feed, or on Instagram. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
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If anyone has vintage Sindy Doll clothing (from the United Kingdom) Tammy and Sindy can wear the same clothes. Hope this might help someone 🙂
Thank you for that helpful tip! Sindy dolls and Tammy dolls can swap clothes — good to know!
My Tammy fits curvy Barbie dresses and Tops and skirts. I bought some home made pants on eBay that were made for those old muscular Ken dolls with the rubber type legs. Too bad someone doesn’t do a reissue of Tammy. I think the young kids would like her because the body is simple and easy to dress.
There is a re-issue, Mary. Back when Tammy lost favor to Barbie here in the US, the UK version of Tammy was still more popular there than Barbie. This doll is called Sindy, and she has a new re-issue.
If you look closely at modern re-issue Sindy dolls’ faces, they are clearly a similar face mold to Tammy. That’s because they were originally owned by the same company, as I understand it.
Here’s a link to the modern re-issue of the Sindy doll, Tammy’s look-alike sister from the United Kingdom!