21 responses

  1. Bedbug
    April 23, 2011

    This is an absolutely adorable topsy turvy.and your photos are so clear. I’m linking to this page from my hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Charming-Topsy-Turvy-Dolls-Lovable-Toys-Depict-Nursery-Rhyme-and-Fairytale-Characters

    • Sandy
      April 23, 2011

      Thanks so much, I’m glad you like it!

      Happy Sewing,


  2. Lori
    November 18, 2011

    Thank you so much for this post!! I just finished making one for my daughter. It came out perfect and I can’t wait to make more for the rest of the girls in my family!! Thanks again.

    • Sandy
      November 19, 2011

      Aren’t dolls so much fun to make? I just love them. :-)

      We’d all love to see photos of your finished dollies!

  3. Loretta
    January 24, 2012

    I can’t quite figure out how to cut the dress on ?two folds.

    • Sandy
      January 25, 2012

      Hi Loretta,

      First you fold your fabric in half in one direction, lengthwise. Next you fold the fabric again, in the other direction, crosswise, perpendicular to the first fold. Now you have two folds at right angles to each other.

      Think of it how you fold a washcloth to make it into a smaller square. First fold one way, then the other.

      Hope this helps! I should probably put up some photos to illustrate this step more clearly.

  4. Joan Nearents
    February 2, 2012

    I am having troble figureing out how to get doll into the dress the under skirt falls down when one is upright…..I love the pattern but can’t seem to get pass this one point and I did sew the bottom of skirt together…

    • Sandy
      February 2, 2012

      Hi Joan, What you need to do to keep everything in place is to sew the gathered tops of the skirts together (the skirts will be wrong sides together) sandwiched between the two bodices (the bodices will be right sides to the right side of their respective skirts.) These four layers, with two of them gathered, will make a very bulky seam, but this will keep everything in its place no matter which way the doll is flipped.

      I hope this helps. Feel free to contact me with any further questions.

  5. Jamye Exton
    May 13, 2012

    I’m so excited to find this pattern. I made this doll for my daughter 35 years ago and now my grandbaby just loves it. I want to make more to give as gifts. God Bless you for sharing!

    • Sandy
      May 14, 2012

      You’re very welcome, Jamye. It’s my pleasure. :-)

  6. Alice Clancy
    July 23, 2012

    why can’t I download part 3&4 of the topsy turvy doll

  7. Nicole
    November 5, 2012

    none of the links to the other pages will work for me. I keep getting “page not found” :-(

    • Sandy
      November 7, 2012

      Hi Nicole,

      The links are working fine now, give it another try. :-)

      • Nicole
        November 7, 2012

        Thank you!!!!!!

  8. Cheryl
    January 25, 2013

    This looks very similar to what my grandmother made for me and my 2 sisters when we were kids. Unfortunately mine got “misplaced/lost/destroyed” when I went to college and my parents subsequently moved. Mom was not a saver. I was devasted. That was some 35 years ago. My sisters have theirs and I am going to make one for myself. I know it won’t replace the irreplaceable, but it will definitely remind me of Grammy none the less.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Sandy
      January 26, 2013

      Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks for stopping by, I’m so glad you’ll get good use out of the pattern. Perhaps you can find something of your grandmother’s to sew into the doll that would make it even more meaningful.

      Happy sewing!


  9. Martha
    March 28, 2013

    I’ve been searching for this for a couple of years now! Thanks so much for the great instructions!
    Is there a pattern for the bonnet? I think I can figure it out but I was thinking I missed it somewhere.

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