Learning to sew with Simplicity 4883 for Tammy dolls #DollCollector #SewingChat #DollClothesPatterns

This vintage Simplicity 4883 Tammy doll clothes wardrobe includes a red 3/4 length sleeve coat; a sleeveless sheath dress with a ruffle and matching belt at the waist; a pair of pedal pushers with a sleeveless crop top; a blue A-line wrap-around skirt with suspenders to match and under these, a red check short sleeved shirt; and finally a lovely prom dress with a red spaghetti strap bodice that meets a full white gathered skirt that's got tiny red silk roses sewn onto it here and there. This pattern also features a shoebox that has been converted to make a pretty, girlish closet with fabric lining and rack for hanging doll clothes.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Every time I look at Simplicity 4883, I am warmed by happy memories of childhood! This is the pattern that taught me how to sew doll clothes, and I remember being as young as 11 years old and using this pattern to create outfits for my fashion dolls.

I literally sewed every single outfit from this pattern by the time I had turned 12. Can you believe that? It’s quite an accomplishment for a little girl!

If you’re working with the Simplicity 4883 doll clothes pattern, which was primarily designed to fit Ideal Tammy but will likely also fit your vintage Pedigree Sindy dolls too, or if you’re just curious about Simplicity 4883 and would like to learn more about it, you may learn something new by clicking on the links to these older blog posts:

Click through to one of those blog posts to read about today’s featured pattern.

And if you’re not sure who Ideal Tammy is, here’s a photo of her with my “Chelly Wood” (Spin Master Liv) doll:

The image shows a Tammy doll (from Ideal Toy Corp) together with a Spin Master Liv doll holding up a vintage Simplicity pattern for making Tammy doll clothes. This photo illustration is used for a display on ChellyWood.com, where the exact sewing measurements for the vintage Tammy doll are given.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Most of the commercial patterns I display and talk about here on ChellyWood.com are also available for sale on eBay. However, if you’ve never purchased a pattern on eBay before, it’s a good idea to read the article I wrote called, “Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay.” It will save you time, money, and will likely prevent buyer’s remorse.

And by the way, if you use the links I’ve provided to make your eBay purchase, this website will receive a small commission, which helps fund the ChellyWood.com website, so I can continue to provide you with all the free patterns and tutorial videos offered here.

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Look, I know you’ve probably already heard about it, but my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course on the Creative Spark online learning platform will teach you how to alter pants, skirts, dresses, and shirts too. If you haven’t looked into it yet, you can click here to learn more.

In this image, we see a woman's hands making an alteration to a pants pattern for a little 8 inch plush doll with jointed arms and legs. She works on a cutting mat with a pen, a pencil, a ruler, and two different paper patterns; one for pants and the other is a shorts pattern. The words say, "how to alter doll clothes patterns" and the URL for the class is also offered as follows: https://creativespark.ctpub.com/courses/alter-doll-clothes
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.

I also have a new course on the Creative Spark Online Learning platform which teaches you how to design your own doll pants patterns from scratch, including leggings, overalls, and fly-front jeans. Click here to check out that new course, which is only $19.99!

The image shows an 18 inch doll next to an 8 inch doll, to demonstrate that Chelly's "How to Design Doll Pants Patterns" course is for dolls of any shape or size. In one photo, both dolls wear a tee shirt with leggings. In the other image, both dolls wear a T-shirt under a pair of green polka dot overalls (green with tiny white polka dots). The text says, "How to Design Your Own Doll Pants Course Only nineteen dollars and ninety-nine cents! There are two bonuses mentioned on the advertisement as well: Chelly's re-sizing formula and a complementary pattern for 18 inch doll overalls.
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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It’s a one-time fee for the course, and there’s no specific time limit to finish your course. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you. So go check out my paid courses on Creative Spark, using this link.

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Chelly Wood and the ChellyWood.com website are not affiliated with the pattern company or companies mentioned in this blog post, but Chelly finds inspiration in the doll clothes designed by these pattern companies. To purchase patterns from Simplicity, McCall’s, Butterick, Vogue, or other pattern companies shown and discussed in this blog post, please click on the links provided here. These links below the “Disclaimer” section do not help raise money for this free pattern website; they are only offered to give credit to the company that made these patterns.

4 thoughts on “Learning to sew with Simplicity 4883 for Tammy dolls #DollCollector #SewingChat #DollClothesPatterns

  1. My first pattern was Simplicity 4700. And I was also10 or 11 years old. I got in trouble with my mother, because I cut a big square out of an aqua gingham fabric that she had in her sewing closet. My mother didn’t anger easily, but, boy was she mad! I never did ask her what she had planned for that fabric.

    1. I know the feeling!

      When I was in junior high, I found a bunch of lovely square yellow cotton “remnants” and used them to make doll clothes. My aunt, who had been planning to use these squares in a blue and yellow quilt, was pretty unhappy with me that day!

  2. I have this pattern also and made everything from it for my Tammy Doll…we must be the same age!

    1. I think my Tammy doll clothes pattern was a hand-me-down pattern from my aunt, who is 11 years older than me. I’m 57. But oh! How I loved that pattern! I used to sit and stare it it with googly star-struck eyes! LOL!

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