This week I’m posting the FREE printable PDF pattern for making the felt shirt that my vintage Tammy doll is modeling in the image above.
Tammy dolls were made by the Ideal Toy Corporation from 1962 to 1966, according to Wikipedia. One of my aunts owned one, when I was growing up, but my Tammy is one I purchased on eBay a few years ago for nostalgic reasons. (I have happy memories of playing with my aunt’s Tammy doll!)
The felt shirt that Tammy wears in the photo above also fits a number of other dolls, as you’ll see in the photo below:
Yes, all of these dolls are wearing a felt shirt, made with the pattern I plan to post this week. In fact, this week’s pattern is a re-post of a pattern I’ve used for many different projects. It’s a very versatile pattern, and if your felt is flexible enough, you’ll find this shirt pattern fits quite a number of fashion dolls.
It’s a great pattern for beginners just learning to sew because felt does not require hemming, it’s inexpensive, and you can add embellishments for a variety of effects. Tall Barbie’s felt shirt, for example, includes bias tape and fringe trims.
Whenever one of my relatives wants some of my home-made doll clothes, I whip up two or three of these felt shirts to go with a variety of skirts and pants because these easy-sew shirts will quickly add color to their doll’s wardrobe for mix-and-match fun play time!
What have you made with felt? Have any of you tried this shirt pattern yet? Which dolls did you make it for, and how did it turn out? Please add comments! 🙂