If you aren't sure what a topsy-turvy doll is, here is another photo that might help:
I changed the pattern in the following ways:
- I used whatever yarn I had on hand instead of the colors/yarns the pattern called suggested.
- I made happy and sad Cinderella's hair blond. The pattern had happy Cinderella's hair white, and sad Cinderella's hair brown, which I really do not understand. Are sad girls brunette? Did she wear a powdered wig to the ball? Why don't they match??
- Sad Cinderella is supposed to have some knitted braids instead of twisted plaits. I didn't care for the look of the braids so I made two 3-stitch I-cords, twisted them together, and sewed them on instead.
- Happy Cinderella is supposed to have some knitted curls, which I didn't like the looks of either, plus I was running out of my yellow hair yarn, so I made a 2-stitch I-cord, folded it, and sewed these on as the curls.
- Happy Cinderella is also supposed to have a dance card that says "prince, prince, prince" for each dance. I (a) was running out of time and (b) just don't like the idea of a dance card so I didn't make one.
If you are a knitter I suggest looking into Jean Greenhowe. Her patterns are nothing short of incredible. The Christmas Special also has a Nativity scene, complete with Mary, Joseph, Kings, Shepherds, sheep... I just may have to do this one some day.... In my free time...
What is free time, anyway?