My Top Ten dresses for Patsy Tonner…

I’ve had my Patsy Tonner doll for a couple of years now and enjoy it when her turn comes up to model something for me. Not being one of the teeny tiny dolls, she’s a fairly easy doll to sew for. She is a little cutie designed by Robert Tonner and stands 10″ tall, with the same body frame as Ann Estelle. She’s very eye-catching with her big blue green eyes and her sort of chubby little girl body. There are lots of different versions of Patsy, with all kinds of hairstyles, but I opted to get the one with the short bob haircut as it’s easier to work with when I making and having her model my dresses.

I thought it would be fun to showcase my TOP TEN favorite dresses that I’ve made for Patsy… starting with number 10 and working my way down to my NUMBER ONE favorite. We’ll have to see if you all agree with me. It was hard for me to rate them…and I hope I got it right! After each picture I’ll show a close up with details…

Number 10


Number 9


Number 8


Number 7


Number 6


Number 5


Number 4


Number 3


Number 2



…and here are a few extra pictures of why I liked it the best… even though it was a tough decision…




Patsy’s apron was from a vintage embroidered hankie from Switzerland. It is so delicate and dainty; perfect for a tiny little girl.



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Thanks for looking…
See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. Linda Doyle says:

    What darling, delicate little outfits! I don’t see how in the world you can go from 1 to 10, but yes, number 1 is just plain adorable with the sweet apron, hat and that petticoat!

    I am not sure about that last paragraph you wrote, because the Comment part is, and has always been at the bottom of the page, at least for me!

    • Linda,
      Thanks for looking at today’s post… Glad you liked what you saw.

      I’m still trying to figure out all this website stuff… since I’m the “administrator” I think my page is slightly different that everyone else’s, so I can edit if need be. So, when you open up the post for today, is there a little box at the bottom of the post that says “speak your mind?” and you just automatically knew that that was where you were supposed to leave a comment?
      On my page, there is no box, you have to do it the way I gave instructions for. I need to get to a computer that isn’t in my name… I guess.
      Thanks Linda, I’ll get this figured out someday…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. I am afraid they would have been numbered 1, 1, 1, 1, and “sew” on. Adorable, adorable. The detail is extraordinary and the colors are luscious. After I get through oohing and ahhing, and stop the doll clothes dreaming , I remember the laundry basket sitting where I left it in my hurry to read your blog! Just beautiful doll clothes!!

    • Thanks Paula,
      Oops… I don’t want to get any ladies in trouble with not getting their laundry done…
      Thanks for all the oooh’s and ahhh’s… it means a lot!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  3. Yay, you have made my day looking at all the beautiful dresses for Patsy. They are all so beautiful, but my all time favorite you have sewn for Patsy is your No. 2 dress. I agree with the oohs and ahhs.

    • That’s funny Regina,
      I went back and forth on #1 and #2 and actually had #2 in the top spot until the very last minute. I LOVED that #2 and probably should have made it a tie between 1 and 2… I liked them both equally. I thought the hat and the slip and the silk ribbon work and the Swiss apron put it slightly over the top, but just going on feelings, I’m like you, I loved the #2 one.
      What I liked about the little peach one was the print and how little girly it looked on Patsy… and that bunny was the icing on the cake…
      Thanks Regina,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. And I agree with Regina’s liking #2, that one is also my favorite.
    And lucky me … I bought that one. I love the rose material and
    Lacey collar and the bunny hat, too. Cute!!

    • Hi Rita,
      Oh Dear, Maybe I should have listened to my heart and not justified my reasoning… and went with number 2 as number 1… the peach tones are definitely sweeter on Patsy I think.
      Maybe next time I’ll have a poll and all of my subscribers can vote…
      Thanks Rita,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  5. My comment button has always been at the bottom also.

    Oh, my. Once again trying to pick a favorite among all these darling dresses is quite difficult. I have to choose #4 because it is so similar to one that my mother made for my sister and I one Easter. We called them “the ribbon dresses”. Lots of memories.

  6. Charlotte Trayer says:

    And MY favorite is #3!! I love that little plaid jumper, it is just so adorable!! (I have always loved jumpers anyway, but this one is extra cute!)

    Although I’m a fan of Robert Tonner (LOVE his Betsy McCall, also Tyler), I’m not a big fan of his Patsy dolls; I like the traditional Effanbee Patsy dolls better. I just don’t like the “big eye” thing. That’s why I’m mostly not into BJDs, either (I have one by Goudreau dolls, Innuendo–got her because I thought she had a sweet face, but that’s it!)–so many of them are just weird-looking to me. I know, some people love them!! But then, I love Cabbage Patch Kids Originals! To each his/her own!!

    • HI Charlotte.
      I liked that little plaid jumper too. I thought Patsy looked extra sweet in it. You can’t really go wrong with plaid and little girls can you?
      As far as Patsy goes, I can’t say I’m a huge fan of hers but she is a very popular doll and many of my customers have her….so… guess why I sew for her… for them!
      It’s a good thing there are all different kinds of dolls for all different kinds of people, isn’t it?
      Blessings, Jeanne

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