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Today’s sewing project is a safari outfit for your older, vintage Pedigree Sindy or Ideal Tammy dolls. I realize it’s not summer in the northern hemisphere, but summer is rapidly approaching for those of you living below the equator.
So to make today’s safari gear, you can use a lot of different fabrics. Flannel works great for the shorts. (That’s what I used.) Cotton is the perfect fabric for the shirt. I think there are probably other fabrics that would look equally good, for use with today’s free PDF sewing pattern, so experiment and have fun with this project!
For the trim around the shirt, you can fold a piece of 1/2 inch ribbon (which is what I did) or use 1/4 inch folded bias tape.
Today’s patterns 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
*Would you like to know Tammy’s measurements for sewing purposes? I’ve been told that older, vintage Sindy dolls can fit into Tammy’s clothes. Here are Tammy’s measurements, so you can be sure your Sindy is old enough to fit into Tammy’s doll clothes patterns.
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a Tammy doll sleeveless shirt and shorts
- Tutorial video showing how to make the shirt
- Tutorial video showing how to make the shorts
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to use bias tape
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
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.