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Note on Table: This list is not complete. She has a very detailed Table of Contents that makes it easy to find exactly the instruction you're looking for page by page. I've only given the main headings for each chapter here.
SIMPLE PATTERNS, DARTING ABOUT
MAKE A FACE
Title: DOLLMAKING: THEORY and PRACTICE VOLUME TWO: CLOTH DOLLMAKING (an expanding notebook) Author: Antonette Cely
Publication Date: Binder:1993
Page Count: 115, plus pattern pages in back
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 11"
PATTERN RATING:. Ms. Cely gives 6 different cloth doll style patterns in the binder I purchased - the title page hinted that there may be more supplements floating around out there that are not in the copy I purchased. The patterns are well laid out and very well marked with Grainline arrows and instructions - but like most doll patterns, lack seam allowances, since working small you tend not to cut out till you're done stitching. That is my only complaint about the book, and I am well aware I'm swimming against the tide on this small point!
INSTRUCTION RATING:. Ms. Cely's instructions are top notch. They are heavily illustrated and broken down into painstaking detail. There are no places where I could insert "then a miracle happens" in the three chapters I've read so far!
MECHANICS RATING:. Since this book is about teaching cloth dollmaking to beginners, and I think it faithfully completes its mission, Ms. Cely gets the rare full five stars in this category. She made an instruction manual that is useful to own.
SUMMARY- Ms. Cely pours a lot of information into 115 pages. If you are lucky enough to run across this book, I recommend picking it up.
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