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  • Essential Basics
  • Designing New Fashions
  • Chapter 1: Spring and Summer Wear
    • Rose
    • Kim
    • Hailey
    • Miss Hopper
    • Blossom
    • Liza
    • Hollyhock
  • Chapter 2: Fall Finery
    • "A" and "B" Beatrix
    • Ellen
    • Whitney
    • Miss Dottie
    • Rachael
    • Phoebe
    • Alice
  • Chapter 3: Winter Attire
    • Miss Rosie
    • Audrey
    • Joanie
    • Jennifer
    • Helen
    • Gabriella
  • Metric Conversion Chart
  • Index

Title: Two-Hour Dolls' Clothes
Author: Anita Louise Crane
Publication Date: TPB:2000
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NY
Page Count: 128
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-8069-2265-6

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating The author opted for pastel stenciling on her patterns that while pretty, isn't particularly helpful to the crafter - especially since it is so dark on some pattern pieces it will make it difficult to see the cut lines for the size you want. Markings are few, and the all important grainline arrow in particular isn't there. Seam allowances are stated in the directions, but not on the pattern pieces. BUT you get the pattern pieces already sized for you for 12", 14", 16" and 18" dolls with a nice assortment of styles.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are nicely broken down in numbered steps, but there is little illustration to go along with them.

SUMMARY- The styles are fairly simple, in keeping with her Two-hour goal of finishing a piece. I really dislike the colorful stenciling she did on her pattern pieces - it will make tracing pieces out of the book that much harder(she could have used that time and effort putting useful markings on her pattern pieces instead).