New tights designed especially for 1980s Sindy
I got fed up with the tight tights struggle! Yes tights are meant to be tight but getting them onto Sindy's legs with their slightly tacky, skin-imitation, rubbery surface, is a tough game. She ends up with hair all mussed up, upside down with bunched up fabric rucked around her ankles!
I'm talking about the late 1970s to 1986 Sindy dolls (which are the most common). They have the double click knees and ball jointed hips.
So I decided to custom design the perfect Sindy tights pattern and make some tights up. I had beautiful weather and took my sewing machine out into the garden.
I ended up with about 7 versions of this pattern. It's surprising how many variations of making something there can be!
Anyway, I'm finally happy with the shape, and made up a few different colours. Which gave me the perfect excuse to have a styling session 😁
Red tights for majorettes
If you love majorette costumes, check out this marvelous photo series by South African photographer Alice Mann, called Drummies. I adore the crazy bearskin hats and the spirit of the girls!
Black compliments Alpine chic
A sweet vanilla contrast to Maddie Mod - pale yellow
Step up to crazy paving with bright yellow
Sindy swaps in red with her Bright and Breezy jumper dress
Yes beige is groovy with Faerie Glen tassels
Innocent pale pink team
Darkest purple contrast
Blue Checker Decker mate
The tights are soft touch, 4 way stretch. I've hand sewn the toes (for now). Sew there are no lumps, bumps or baggy knees.