#MeMade Monday: Easy-to-sew felt shirt for #vintage Tammy #doll

Find the free printable pdf pattern for this felt shirt to fit Ideal Toy Corporation's vintage Tammy dolls at ChellyWood.com. The image shows a Tammy doll modeling hand-sewn shorts and a hand-sewn sleeveless shirt made of felt. Tiny blue buttons adorn the front of this sew-easy shirt. The Tammy doll's shorts use a tiny argyle print, and she stands in a 1:6 scale room with a window and a hard wood floor. Behind her is a tall china hutch filled with itty bitty pieces of dishware. She models her handmade shirt with a fashion-model pose, her chin held high. The overlay offers the website where you can find more free patterns for doll clothes to fit Tammy dolls and other dolls of many shapes and sizes: ChellyWood.com.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

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:

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Endless hair princess Barbie standing next to Mattel's Tall Barbie and Spin Master's Liv dolls for a comparative study of the heights of these different dolls. The dolls are all wearing hand-made doll clothes, and the watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and more." The website does, in fact, offer free sewing patterns to fit all of these dolls, and it has free tutorial videos as well, showing how to make these doll clothes using the patterns which you can download and print for free.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

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.

The image above shows my Tall Barbie (left), 17″ Endless Hair Kingdom Barbie (center), and Spin Master Liv doll (right) all wearing shirts made using this easy-to-sew pattern.

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! 🙂

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