For your free patterns, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
This week I’m giving you a brand new pattern for making a bathrobe to fit vintage Tammy dolls (from Ideal Toy Corp.) and similar-sized dolls.
I recommend using flannel for your bathrobe with cotton bias tape trim in a contrasting color. You should use 1/4 inch (6mm) double-fold bias tape for today’s project.
You’ll see some extras on the patterns themselves; there’s a pocket and wings! “What?” you say… “Wings?”
Yes, I intended to make an angel outfit for Christmas, but alas, that project is still sitting in my purse unfinished. So maybe next Christmas I’ll show you how to make the wings.
With the pocket, I intend to eventually convert this pattern into a raincoat pattern or something like that. I’m not sure when that pattern will be available to the public, but I’ll be using this pattern as the raincoat’s template. So watch for that some time in the future.
Today’s pattern will fit these dolls:
- Ideal vintage Tammy dolls
- Ideal Tammy’s Mom dolls
- Ideal Misty dolls
- Ideal Samantha dolls
- vintage 12″ Sindy dolls
- vintage Barbie dolls
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a 12 inch fashion doll bathrobe
- Tutorial video showing how to make the bathrobe (at the top of this page)
- Helpful tutorial reviewing how to use bias tape
Sindy dolls were originally created by Pedigree Dolls & Toys, but they have been made by other manufacturers including Hasbro, Vivid Imaginations, and New Moon. Currently (at the time of this blog post) a limited number of the newest version of these dolls is being manufactured by Kid Kreations of Staffordshire, England. I haven’t tried my doll clothes on this newer version, but sewists have told me my Tammy doll patterns do fit the vintage Sindy dolls created by Pedigree Dolls & Toys. Please visit one of these toy companies’ websites to learn more about the toys they produce.
Ideal Toy Company owned the registered trademark for the entire Tammy family of dolls, but that company is no longer in business. I’m including links to the Wikipedia pages on these topics for anyone who would like to research these dolls.
Vintage Barbie dolls are products that were once offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). They can sometimes be purchased from Mattel as reproductions. Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.