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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • 1: PLAY DOLLS
    • Two-faced dolls
    • Frog prince
    • Ballerina
    • Sweet Sue
    • Sock gnome
    • Happy clown
    • Cuddly rabbit
  • 2: USEFUL DOLLS
    • Message doll
    • Tidy Teddy
    • Doorstop Cat
    • Victorian Lady
  • 3: LITTLE DOLLS
    • Christmas fairies
    • House of dolls
    • Dolly pocket
    • Baby bunting
    • Baby doll
    • Flying witch
  • 4: BETTER DOLL MAKING
  • Acknowledgement

Title: Easy to Make Dolls: 30 Fabulous gifts for Family and Friends
Author: Audrey Vincente Dean
Publication Date: HC:1992
Publisher: Anaya Publishers Ltd., London(UK)
Page Count: 111
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/2" x 6 1/4"
ISBN: 1-85470-048-0

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Pattern pieces have very little direction printed on them, and the publisher commits the sin of letting pattern pieces cross into the ditch, where it will be very difficult to get an acurate tracing, and pressing the book flat on a copier will damage the spine of the book. You get a great variety of patterns scattered across the various doll disciplines(so long as cloth is involved), with nice detail to create the character of that doll. I strongly debated whether the difficulty in tracing the patterns merited 2 rather than 3 stars, but decided the charm and variety of the projects overcame this serious design flaw of the book.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are broken down and easy to follow, and there is a little bit of illustration to aid the seamstress.

SUMMARY- You get a wide variety of types of dolls(rag, sock, stump, soft-sculpt, etc), and some nice detail on most of them. Patterns are very simple, but have plenty of character nontheless. I don't know anyone who wouldn't be charmed by Sweet Sue's little embroidered bellybutton or the Cat doorstop.

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