I ordered one of these Flip Doll kits from Umbrella Prints (eek! Price went up since I bought it) after seeing it on SouleMama's blog. It took a few weeks to arrive, and then a few more weeks for me to sew it up, then a few more weeks for me to remember to blog about it, but here she is in all her cuteness. Meet Miss Louisiana:
I haven't made a lot of softies, so it was a bit slow going getting her assembled, and I found the directions a bit confusing. There are two dolls in the kit, Lily and Grace, and you're supposed to cut one of them out with a bit more seam allowance, but there's no indication regarding which one is who! I had to get online and poke around the Umbrella Prints site to sleuth it out. I also found the directions confusing regarding how to stack the faces and dresses so that the flippiness would work out in the end, but I wung it and it all came out fine.
The directions also tell you to stuff the arms and legs after sewing them to the body, which requires hand sewing up not only the stuffing hole of body of the doll, but all four of the arms and legs too. On the second doll, I think I'll stuff the arms and legs first, and just deal with all the lumpy bumpy hassle during the final assembly, and see how that works out.
Regardless, Louisiana is totally cute and happy and my daughter loves her. Miss H takes her to bed and tucks her in every night. The second doll from this kit is already cut out and ready to be assembled, and I also have Olive and Archie from wee wonderfuls on deck. Maybe in time for Christmas??