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Trixie and Tess: A Topsy Turvy Doll


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Trixie may look like an evil step-sister, but she has a secret! Underneath that tough exterior is a sweet and charming girl. Literally! Trixie and Tess are two sides of this clever topsy turvy doll. A topsy turvy doll is a classic children's toy and is really two dolls in one: flip up the skirt to reveal the second doll. This doll is easy and fun to make and is sure to provide a child with hours of creative play! I take you through the process of making Trixie and Tess each step of the way with clear written instructions and step-by-step photos. The pattern templates are full-sized. Just print them out and start sewing! ***** You can sell items made from this pattern as long as you follow these regulations:?? 1. Keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase.? 2. The items cannot be mass-produced. They must be made by hand, one at a time.? 3. Items must be made only by the individual who purchased the pattern.? 4. Credit is given to Abby Glassenberg as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each item and, if selling online, the listing (on Etsy, etc.) must contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased.? 5. You may make alterations to the pattern, but you must still link to the original pattern and credit Abby Glassenberg on the item's tags and listings. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Baste Sew two pieces right sides together Topstitch Basic embroidery stitches SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 17 inches tall.

Supplies Needed

  • Quilting cotton, two 1/2 yard pieces
  • Flesh-toned muslin, 1/4 yard
  • Wool-blend felt, two 10" x 10" pieces

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Abby Glassenberg Design
Abby Glassenberg Design
I am a plush pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. I design patterns for stuffed animals from my home studio in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Sewing dolls and toys is my passion! I strive to make my patterns easy to follow by including step-by-step photos all along the way and writing clearly. My toys are clever and fun to sew. I think you're going to love making them! You are welcome to sell the toys made from my patterns! Since 2005 I've been sharing my ideas on design, technique and the culture of craft through my blog ( I have a master's degree in education from Harvard and taught middle school social studies in Mississippi and Massachusetts before becoming a textile artist and the mother of three girls. My daughters, now age 8, 6, and 18 months, are the happy recipients of all of her prototypes! <br> My first book, <i>The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends To Make and Sew,</i> was an ALA Booklist top ten craft book of 2011 and I have a new book coming out about soft toy design! It will be published by Lark in May of 2013.