How to make a 1950’s style dress for vintage Ideal Toy Corp. Tammy dolls w/free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #VintageToys

 

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Today’s tutorial video comes with a free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making an adorable 1950’s style fashion doll dress with a stiff petticoat. I’m calling this Tammy’s “Sunday Best” dress!

With a purple backdrop behind her and a wooden floor beneath her yellow plastic shoes, a vintage Tammy doll with very long, straight auburn hair stands with her weight on her right foot. She wears a pink and white floral dress with scalloped trim along the edges of both of the dress's short sleeves and the full, puffy skirt. At the front of the dress, near the neckline, a tiny yellow ribbon adorns the peachy-pink fabric of this "Sunday best" or Easter Sunday style dress. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left side of the image.
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And I’ll also be re-posting the pattern from last week’s tutorial for making a pair of gloves or mittens to fit your vintage fashion dolls today as well, so watch for those in the bulleted section below.

Here we see a close-up photo of a fashion doll's glove. It looks more like a mitten, though, with the white jersey fabric extending around the thumb and then as a whole section, around the fingers of the doll's hand. Behind the glove is a pretty pink dress with folds of floral fabric dotted with tiny white flowers that each have a different colored dot in the center of the flower. The scalloped edge of one sleeve appears in the image too, and we can more clearly see here that the sleeve's scalloped edge is the round portion of yellow rick-rack hanging down from the sleeve's hem. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the upper left corner of this photo.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

To make today’s 1950’s style dress with a petticoat, you’ll need some 1/2 inch rickrack, some lightweight interfacing, some white cotton fabric, some vintage-style printed cotton fabric, some 1/8 inch Offray ribbon, and a few size 3/0 Dritz snaps.

Just as it says in the video, I do recommend that you ask for help when you buy your interfacing, if you’re new to this stuff. It can be tricky to use, so a little guidance from the experts at your fabric store could be very helpful.

For the mittens or gloves, I recommend using lightweight, thin jersey fabric (lighter than typical T-shirt material).

Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:

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A vintage Ideal Tammy doll from Ideal Toy Corp. models a pretty pink floral "Sunday best" or Easter Sunday dress and gloves. The gloves are really more like mittens, made of white jersey fabric, with a thumb and then a whole single section for the doll's little fingers. One glove rests on her full skirt. The other glove is raised slightly, so we an easily see that it does have a thumb area and looks a lot like the gloves women wore to church back in the 1950's on Easter Sunday or for special occasions. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the corner of the image.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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This is the JPG image of a very full skirt pattern to fit Ideal Tammy and similar sized fashion dolls. There's a line where you should cut the petticoat as well as the regular length for the skirt. The skirt must be cut on a fold for extra fullness. This image is marked with the Chelly Wood dot com logo and a "Creative Commons Attribution" symbol. The title of the pattern is "Sunday Best free fashion doll dress pattern, skirt and petticoat."
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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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.

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