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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER ONE
    • FELT APLIQUES
  • CHAPTER TWO
    • SIMPLE PATTERNS, DARTING ABOUT
  • CHAPTER THREE
    • COMPLEX PATTERNS
  • CHAPTER FOUR
    • MAKE A FACE
  • CHAPTER FIVE
    • FAIRY MARIONETTES
  • CHAPTER SIX
    • SCALE DOLLS
  • SOURCES

Title: DOLLMAKING: THEORY and PRACTICE VOLUME TWO: CLOTH DOLLMAKING (an expanding notebook)
Author: Antonette Cely
Publication Date: Binder:1993
Publisher: Self-published
Page Count: 115, plus pattern pages in back
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 11"
ISBN: None

PATTERN RATING:Star 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:Star 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:Star 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.