Make a shirt for Ideal Tammy dolls or Pedigree Sindy dolls w/today’s free pattern #Sewing #DollClothes


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Today’s tutorial video shows you how to make a sleeveless top for vintage Ideal Tammy dolls. I’m told these patterns will also fit a Pedigree Sindy doll, but I have to be honest here; I don’t own a Pedigree Sindy doll, so I can’t try them on to make sure.

But regular followers have told me that’s the case, and my online research does confirm that Ideal and Pedigree were once under the same umbrella company…

Okay, so to make today’s shirt, you can use a lot of different fabrics. Flannel works great for a pajama top. Cotton is the perfect fabric for everyday wear. I think there are probably other fabrics that would look equally good, using today’s free PDF sewing pattern, so experiment and have fun with this project!

And as it says in the video, you’ll need some 1/4 inch folded bias tape.

Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:

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The image shows a visual version of a free printable PDF sewing pattern for making doll clothes to fit the 1960s version of the vintage Ideal Toy Corp Tammy doll. The pattern includes capri pants and a top / shirt which can be sewn sleeveless or made with short sleeves. The pattern has a "creative commons attribution" mark on it, so if you download the free printable PDF sewing pattern for these doll clothes (found at, please show your appreciation by sharing this JPG version of the pattern with your friends, family, and social media followers.
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To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.

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.

2 thoughts on “Make a shirt for Ideal Tammy dolls or Pedigree Sindy dolls w/today’s free pattern #Sewing #DollClothes

  1. Chelly, I just wanted to thank you for allowing us to get free doll clothes patterns & tutorials.Doll clothes are sewn completely different from ‘people’ clothes (or, at least the way I was taught to sew).

    1. Yes, that’s very true. We cut doll clothes patterns out differently than we cut out people-clothes patterns too.

      Maybe I should do a blog post on that! Thank you for the idea, Carolyn!

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