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  • Storybook Dolls
  • Introducing- the Doll with So Many Roles to Play
  • Methods and Materials: I
  • Methods and Materials: II
  • Begin with the Basic Figure
  • Hair and hairstyles
  • Queen Guinevere
  • Maid Marion
  • The Wicked Fairy at the Sleeping Beauty Christening
  • Hans Andersen's 'Real Princess'
  • Titania- Queen of the Fairies
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Snow White
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Cinderella
  • Mary-Mary, Quite Contrary
  • Lucy Locket, Lost her Pocket...
  • Old Mother Hubbord (and her Dog)
  • Where to Buy the Materials

Title: Storybook Dolls
Author: Valerie Janitch
Publication Date: TPB:1979
Publisher: Faber & Faber, London
Page Count: 80
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 6"
ISBN: 0571113133

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating. Patterns use the A-B-C method of marking, and do not have seam allowances marked on the patterns, but a 1/16" seam allowance is incorporated into the patterns. These dolls are all worked off the same basic form, with different hair styles and clothes to give them character. They do have quite a bit of character, and I can imagine a little girl having quite a high time with a collection of these.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions are thorough, but there are no illustrations to help if you get stuck, except for creating the hair and the basic doll.

SUMMARY- This is the first book of Ms. Janitch's I've picked up, and found it interesting enough to seek out some of her other books, despite the fact I don't really make dolls (yet). I would recommend this book to anyone looking for fairly easy patterns in easy-to-work felt that are nontheless engaging. There are no boy dolls in this lot, which I would have liked to have seen at least a few of, but otherwise a nice find.