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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • PREFACE
  • SUPPLIES, SOURCES AND PATTERNS
  • YOUR SEWING MACHINE
  • ONE: IN THE BEGINNING
    • The Plain Old Rag Doll
    • The Chicken Doll
    • The Silly Wearable Doll
  • TWO: CLOTHES MAKE THE DOLL
    • The Small Doll And the Large Doll
  • THREE: THE LONGER THE BETTER
    • Two Guys And A Doll
  • FOUR: PRETTY IS AS PRETTY DOES
    • A Jointed Pretty Doll
  • FIVE: ME, MYSELF AND I
    • A Jointed Character Doll
  • THE PLAIN OLD RAG DOLL
  • HOW TO ORGANIZE A DOLL CLUB
  • THE DOLLMAKER'S LIBRARY
  • DOLLMAKER'S NOTES

Title: The Rag Doll: From Plain to Fancy
Author: Elinor Peace Bailey
Publication Date: TPB:1994
Publisher: Quilt House Publishing, West Warren, MA
Page Count: 92
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 1-881588-09-2

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating. The patterns are organized from very basic up to a complex character doll with opposable thumbs. The patterns are full-size, and have plenty of markings to help the sewer - including the 1/8" seam allowance. The dolls are funny and charming and the photography is great.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. The instructions are very well organized, broken down into numbered steps, and well illustrated. Someone with no sewing experience could probably pick up and use this book.

SUMMARY- Ms. Bailey brings her colorful sense of humor to this project book, and makes for a fun read. I used to run across articles written by her in "The Cloth Doll" magazine and have always thought of her as a classy act. I was pleased to run across this book.