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  • Introduction
  • 1 Soft Dolls
  • 2 Modelled Dolls
  • 3 Wax Dolls
  • 4 Dolls' Clothes
  • 5 The Rag Dolls
    • Little Sister, Big Sister, and Emily
  • 6 The Felt Children
    • Toddler Twins, Polly, Thomas and Harriet, the Babies and the Toys
  • 7 The Felt Character Dolls
    • Sailor, Ballerina and Fanny
  • 8 The Small Character Dolls
    • Pedlar and the Country Couple
  • 9 The Costume Dolls
    • Medieval, Tudor, Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian
  • 10 The Simple Modelled Dolls
    • Amy, Sara and the Pierrot
  • 11 The Fully Modelled Dolls
    • Sophy and Oliver
  • 12 The Clay and Waxed Babies
    • Emma and William
  • 13 An Elegant Waxed Doll
    • The Fashion Doll
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Title: Making Collector's Dolls
Author: Venus Dodge
Publication Date: HC:1983
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., NY
Page Count: 167
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/2" x 8 1/4"
ISBN: 0-8069-5506-6

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating. Patterns are gridded for resizing, and use the ABC method of marking - otherwise markings are minimal on the patterns. There's a nice assortment of patterns from simple to complex.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions aren't laid out as well as I'd like(not broken down into steps) and there is no illustration to help you over tricky parts.

SUMMARY- Ms. Dodge needed a lot more illustration to support her instructions but the patterns are interesting and useful.