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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • Shop 'Til You Drop, Part I
  • Shop 'Til You Drop, Part II
  • School Fashions
  • Summer Picnic
  • Wheelin' Around
  • Playing Hard
  • Day At The Beach
  • It's a Snow Day!
  • Pajama Party
  • All Dressed Up
  • Special Occasions
  • About the Author
  • Resources
  • Patterns

Title: Sew Today's Fashions for 18-Inch Dolls: Full-size Patterns for Clothing and Accessories
Author: Joan Hinds
Publication Date: TPB:2004
Publisher: Krause Publications, Iola, WI
Page Count: 128
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-87349-772-4

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating You get a great variety of patterns for girl dolls. Patterns are full-size, but don't have a lot of markings(no grainline!), so if you don't know what you're doing, you could get in trouble. Patterns are all collected in the back of the book separate from the instrucions.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are very well broken down, and you get a lot of great illustration to go with them. You get a great photo of the finished clothing.

SUMMARY- I'm never disappointed with Ms. Hind's books - they're all so well executed, and her designs have beautiful detail. If you are a fan of the American Girl dolls and want to make your own wardrobe for her, Ms. Hinds' books are a "must have". Ms. Hinds also puts out a quarterly newsletter that includes patterns(check magazine section under "Fancywork and Fashion"). You can subscribe from her website.

The designer has a website: http://www.fancyworkandfashion.com/ .

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