I got this topsy turvy doll for the girls a few weeks back and can't stop playing with it. I loved them so much when I was little and the girls are really getting into it too, but I had one of those icky "I should have made one for them" feelings when I bought it. I think this is so dumb because really, I will go crazy if I do that to myself, but after making raggedy I have been thinking even more about topsy turvy dolls and then I rediscovered this site, cloth doll supply, that sells copies of vintage patterns-which is what all these images are from.
Can you do this? Just copy vintage patterns and sell them? Well, I guess so after a certain number of years, huh? And I am really happy because these are cheap and wonderful and I can't wait to get some and try them out.
And while digging about for these I found out the American history of topsy turvy dolls were that they usually were made by salves, either for their own children, or for the white children the women slaves took care of, and they always had a white doll and a black doll-more info in this link.