For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Today’s tutorial shows you how to make a tank top to fit a vintage Ideal Tammy doll, but I’ve been told it will also fit vintage Pedigree Sindy dolls, which used the same body mold.
The main difference between these two dolls, appears to be in the neck-and-head attachment areas. With Tammy dolls, the head attaches to the body at the base of the neck; whereas with Sindy dolls, the head attaches to the neck at the base of her head.
If you’d like to learn more about the Tammy doll Family of dolls, you can learn a lot on this Doll Reference website page. There’s more on the connection between Pedigree Sindy dolls and Ideal Tammy dolls on the Wikipedia page for Pedigree Sindy dolls as well.
Anyway, enough doll chit-chat! Let’s get to today’s free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos…
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
- 12 inch Tall Barbie dolls
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for making a summer top for Ideal Tammy dolls
- Tutorial video showing how to make the tank top / summer shirt — (found at the top of this page)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to choose fabric
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
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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.
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.