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  • Heirloom Dolls
  • A Beautiful Bride
  • Natural Beauties
  • Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty
  • Prairie Dolls
  • Scrap-Bag Dolls
  • Acknowledgments

Title: Country Dolls
Author: Better Homes & Gardens
Publication Date: HC:1991
Publisher: Meredith Corp., Des Moines, Iowa
Page Count: 80
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-696-01915-9

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Patterns are almost all full-sized. Seam allowances are included, but not actually marked on the patterns. It's stated in the corner of each pattern page, which doesn't help you once you've got the pattern cut out. There's a nice variety if you like primitive dolls.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are broken down by parts. There aren't any illustrations to guide the less experienced, so unless you have some experience sewing I wouldn't start with this book.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating This book surprised me with a small section on making cornhusk and applehead dolls - both of which I had fun doing as a kid.

SUMMARY- The dolls have charm and vary in complexity. I think the instructions could have been presented better, but it's an interesting book to own if you like country/primitive style dolls.