the tomberlin collective

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Thank you for visiting The Tomberlin Collective, the creative website of Dan & Pat Tomberlin

Artefax Design is Dan's Art & Design showcase

Behind the Seams is Pat's Creative Sewing showcase

Starpod Odyssey showcases our creative travels on the road

Starpod Blog is where we share our daily creative adventures on our journey

Here we will share with you the wide range of work we have done and continue to produce, and where we are headed in the future. The Tomberlin Collective is for your information and enjoyment and ours as well. We hope you will agree and return often. 



Pat Tomberlin


I began sewing when I was about 12 years old and discovered that I was good at it and I enjoyed it very much. I started making Barbie doll clothes and selling them to my neighbors and had so much fun that I wanted to dress all of the dolls in the neighborhood. I remember making clothes for an antique Shirley Temple doll that my across-the-street neighbor owned. This Shirley had real human hair! Imagine!

I have decided in my retirement to return to my two loves (not counting my husband, he is my first Love) dolls and sewing. I am experimenting with sock dolls, messed up a few, but learning. I hope to have some for you to see soon. Also, I am working on a complete wardrobe for American Girl type dolls and all of my dolls from my childhood including Dolliken Miss Marvelous, Betsy McCall (8 inch and 14 inch) Suzie Walker, Littlest Angel in two sizes and Vogue Ginny doll to name a few. Check back soon and often.


All of the doll clothes on the Behind the Seams gallery pages can be custom made for sale. No two items will be exactly the same because some of my fabrics I have had for several years. I love to make clothing for dolls of every year or generation especially vintage. I love dolls and want to dress them all.

Please contact me if you have any doll clothes needs.

Click here for the Behind the Seams gallery pages. 

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