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  • Basic Sewing
  • Poodle Skirt, Blouse and Cardigan
  • Flower Girl
  • Party Pants and Detached Collar
  • Eyelet Pinafore
  • Yoke Dress
  • Heirloom Pinafore
  • School Jumper
  • Fisherman Knit Sweater and Kilt
  • Cape, Hat and Muff
  • Pullover Sweater and Circle Skirt
  • Skater
  • Tennis Dress and Gym Bag
  • Quick and Easy Smocked Bishop
  • Nightgown
  • Shorts Set
  • Sweatsuit
  • Oversize Top and Leggings
  • Swimsuit
  • Cowgirl
  • Witch
  • Bride

Title: Best Doll Clothes Book
Author: Joan Hinds, Jean Becker
Publication Date: TPB:1997(4th edition)
Publisher: Fancywork and Fashion Press, Duluth, MN
Page Count: 58
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0963628755

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Seam allowances are 1/4", but not shown on pieces. There aren't a lot of markings other than the name of the pattern piece and how many to cut. They are also nested and printed on both sides of the pattern sheet to conserve printing space. There is a really nice selection and they are beautifully executed.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are well broken down and have plenty of illustration for putting the outfits together. There is a color section in the middle with dolls modelling all the outfits.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating This isn't a book about designing. It is a book for people wishing to dress their dolls in the patterns provided.

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