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Today’s patterns will fit your vintage Ideal Tammy or older, vintage Pedigree Sindy dolls. Now I have to make a little disclaimer here, right out of the gate… I don’t own a Sindy doll. I’m saying these patterns will fit Pedigree Sindy dolls, based only on what people have told me.
So if you’d like to know Tammy’s measurements for sewing purposes, here they are, so you can be sure your Sindy is old enough to fit into Tammy’s doll clothes patterns.
Now I do own an Ideal Tammy doll, and I am certain these patterns will fit her.
To make this skirt and reversible summer top combo, you’ll need cotton solid fabric, cotton small-print fabric, some 1/8 inch elastic, and some size 3/0 Dritz snaps.
You heard me right. The summer top is reversible. Compare the photo below to the one at the top of this blog post, and you’ll see what I mean!
Yup. That’s the same shirt. I just turned it inside out and put it back on my Tammy doll.
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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 the three-tier skirt and reversible summer shirt (tank top)
- Tutorial video showing how to make the skirt
- Tutorial video showing how to make the tank top/summer shirt
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to choose fabric
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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 and Tall Barbie dolls are products that were created by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Vintage Barbie dolls can sometimes be purchased from Mattel as reproductions. Tall Barbies are still in production and available at the Mattel Toys website or at retailers near you. 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.