The Dolls' Dressmaker: The Complete Pattern Book

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David & Charles, 1988 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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This is the most comprehensive book on making baby and little girl doll clothes in a variety of sizes. The instructions are as clear as or clearer than the average pattern packet so, although the author assumes some sewing knowledge, most sewers should have no problem following the directions. The patterns also trace easily onto computer paper and are simple to cut out. Not only are there photos of dolls wearing the clothes, but there are a great many black and white line drawings showing possible style variations with appropriate dates (from 1880-1900, for example). This is helpful information for those trying to clothe antique French bebes or German dolls. There are also excellent sections on color, scale, applying trim and using special sewing techniques such as pintucking; extensive information is provided on accessories as well.

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User Review  - keristars - LibraryThing

This is a great resource for both novice and experienced sewers of doll clothes. The styles and patterns are skewed towards historical collectible dolls, but everything is explained so clearly that it ... Read full review


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