This week’s focus: vintage Tammy dolls by Ideal #Toy Corp #Dollstagram

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.

Believe it or not, I actually use my own doll clothes patterns when I’m planning to make doll clothes for my niece or one of my cousins’ kids. Today I went to my own website, ChellyWood.com to find the pattern for making the argyle shorts shown above, and I couldn’t find it. Ugh!

I could find this pattern:

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows vintage Tammy doll from Ideal wearing a hand-made sleeveless gown with tulle and cotton skirts in a hi-low style. She stands before a diorama-style photo of the Eiffel Tower, taken near its metallic criss-crossed base.

And this one:

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows a vintage Tammy doll (made by Ideal Corporation) wearing hand-made colorful pants and a hand-sewn felt summer shirt. The pants are colorfully decorated with flowers and stripes. The felt shirt has lace straps that embellish the front of the shirt as well. The Tammy Doll has her hair up in a pony tail. She stands in a diorama with a window set into a purple-colored wall. Beside her are a wicker chair and table. The floor is wooden beneath the Tammy Doll's feet. The image has the following watermark: ChellyWood.com: FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes.
Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

And this good ol’ standby:

The image shows a Tammy Doll (made by the Ideal Toy Corp) wearing handmade pajama pants and a handmade shirt. She stands in a 1:6 scale diorama with a doll-sized window behind her and a china hutch leaning up against the wall behind the doll. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free patterns and tutorials for doll clothes"
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

But what happened to those argyle shorts? I didn’t see any links to the patterns, the tutorials, or even the basic images!

As my regular followers know, last summer was a period of transition for this website. I had been losing patterns without realizing it because my gallery page had gotten WAY too large for my website host’s limits. Crazy, right?

So I embarked upon the enormous task of re-organizing this websites into mini-galleries for each of the dolls I’ve designed for. As you might imagine, a few of my patterns went astray during this re-design.

The pattern for the Tammy doll argyle shorts is one of those that flew off into Cyberspace without leaving any clues as to its whereabouts.

Thankfully I have backups of all my patterns, tutorials, and most images.

So this week I’m going to feature the argyle shorts again, but with a new adaptation. The previous incarnation of these shorts was only a JPG image, not a PDF.

On Wednesday this week, I’ll not only offer links to the tutorials for making the shorts and top, but I’ll also be posting a new PDF form for downloading both the shirt and the shorts patterns.

This argyle shorts pattern comes with the pants pattern included as a set, so if you want to make the outfit below, you’ll have a PDF of that pants pattern as well:

The image shows a Tammy doll (made by Ideal Toy Corporation) wearing a pair of handmade pants and a hand-sewn shirt. She stands next to a piece of furniture that is just her size, and it looks like a curio cabinet or china hutch. On this hutch are dozens of little tiny dishes with decorative paint, neatly arranged. The tammy doll's hair is drawn back in a pony tail. The wallpaper behind her is purple or lilac-colored. She looks at the camera with the forlorn eyes of the vintage Tammy doll, but it does look like she has been repainted with soft color to her lips. The fabric of her handmade pants is decorated with very small nautical print, showing sailboats, anchors, and very small red fish. The overlay explains where you can find the free printable sewing patterns for making this whole outfit: ChellyWood.com.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE, printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

 

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