21 responses

  1. Nicole Roth
    October 3, 2011

    This is a beautiful project! I am excited to get started but wondered if you could provide a pattern for the clothes as well? I just see the pattern for the doll and her body. Thanks very much!

    Nicole Roth
    Roanoke, TX

    • Sandy
      October 3, 2011

      Hi Nicole,

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you like the doll, she’s on of my favorites.
      If you look at page two of the pdf, you’ll see one piece that is her dress bodice and sleeves. Make sure to look carefully at the directions to see how to cut that one out, it’s a little unusual. Her skirt doesn’t need a pattern, it’s just a rectangle, measurements are given in the directions. Her nightcap is a circle, again measurements are given in the directions. I’m pretty sure that’s all you need.

      Let me know if you have any more questions, and I’d love to see a photo of your completed doll. :-)

      Happy sewing,


  2. susan
    November 7, 2011

    I have been trying to print out the directions and it won’t print out.thanks for the help susan

    • Sandy
      November 7, 2011

      Susan, what exactly are you trying to print? The pdf should have an icon that looks like a printer in the upper left corner, just click on that. If you want to print the directions from my blog posts, you’ll need to highlight them, right click on any of the words and select “print” from the little pop-up window. When your printer comes up, chose “print selection” and it will only print what you’ve highlighted.

      Hope this helps. Happy sewing!

  3. Jean
    March 22, 2012

    When I try to go to “pattern pieces in PDF’ it tell me
    it can’t find it. Am I doing something wrong or need
    to do something else. I’ve tried to access both pdfs (the patterns here) to get the print out of the doll pattern.
    Can you give any suggestions, Both my girlfriend and
    I would like to make this doll.
    Thanks for any help.

    • Sandy
      March 22, 2012

      Hi Jean,

      I’m so sorry for the inconvenience. There were some minor issues and that file somehow went missing. It’s back up now, you can find it here http://www.keepsakecrafts.net/topsy_turvy_doll_pattern.pdf.

      I hope you have fun sewing. I’d love to see photos of what you and your girlfriend create.

      Happy Sewing!


  4. D B
    April 5, 2012

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this pattern and wonderful instructions for free.

    I am making my daughter one but changed it up. Her’s is a girl/dog. I had glow in the dark trim so I used it instead of lace.

    I had a time with the bodice (not cutting it that was easy) but when I realized I was being daff things started moving along a lot faster. I hope to be finished soon!

  5. Leslie
    June 16, 2013

    I am looking forward to tackling this topsy turvy doll!

    • Sandy
      June 16, 2013

      Let me know how it comes out. I’d love to see pictures. :-)

  6. neila jones
    September 24, 2013

    how do i print the pattern and instructions

  7. Kassie
    January 31, 2014

    Making this! It is so cool, and I’ve wanted a good pattern for it for a while.

    • Sandy
      February 1, 2014

      I’m so glad to hear it, Kassie. I’d love to see pics when you’r done.

  8. Barbara
    April 2, 2014

    I am so excited to make this. I am 78yr. old and my mother bought my sister and I each a doll for Christmas, when I was 6 or 7yr. old. Somebody my mother worked with was selling them.
    I just loved this doll and was so amazed by it.

    • Sandy
      April 2, 2014

      I know what you mean, Barbara, I’ve always thought they were fascinating, too. I would love to see photos when you finish your dolly! Happy creating. :-)

    October 13, 2014


    • Sandy
      October 13, 2014

      Well spotted, Barbara! I wonder just how many of us went on our merry ways, not noticing…

      Thank you, I’ll make a note of it, and change the pattern. :-)

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