Tiny Betsy is now one of my favorite dolls to draft and dress. She is small enough to only take a fat quarter of fabric for a dress but large enough that she is still easy to sew for.
I first got my Betsys after hosting a Travelling Betsy doll. The darling little visitor traveled with my daughter and I to the State Fair and Betsy’s gift was a duplicate dress to my daughter’s first day of Pre-School dress. (I sent one with the travelling doll and later made a new one for Sera’s Betsy)
My daughter was devastated that Betsy had to go visit other people and so at birthday time I found and adopted the two Betsys we now have. Why two dolls? Well of course it was because I guessed that she and I would argue over the doll if there was only one…. over the years I’ve been right about that and neither one of us even remembers who had which doll to start and happily dress both dolls!
That year Betsy got several dresses for Christmas and that is the main reason she has so many patterns.
What a sweet little doll!
Sera was also very fond of her 18″ doll and she had a duplicate dress as well. The little dark haired Betsy was our visitor.