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  • Chapter 1: Materials and Methods
  • Chapter 2: Dolls in the Nursery
  • Chapter 3: Dolls to Grow Up With
  • Chapter 4: Traditional Folk Dolls
  • Chapter 5: Ball-and-Cone Dolls
  • Chapter 6: Flexible Dolls
  • Chapter 7: Dolls as Keepsakes
  • Chapter 8: Fairytale and Fantasy Dolls
  • Chapter 9: Special Occasion Dolls
  • Chapter 10: Collectors' Dolls
  • Index
  • Glossary

Title: Dolls in Miniature
Author: Valerie Janitch
Publication Date: TPB:1976
Publisher: Chilton Book Co., Radnore, PA
Page Count: 95
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/4" x 7"
ISBN: 0-8019-6412-1

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating. I teetered on the edge of giving Ms. Janitch a third star for this book, but ultimately decided that being able to decorate one pattern to make a wide range of different characters wasn't the same as giving a range of different patterns. The doll pattern is very simple with only paddles for hands and suggested facial features - and she still gets a lot of mileage out of them. Clothing patterns have grainlines and the ABC method of marking, but aren't gridded or have seam allowances marked.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions are broken down by body parts and have very little illustration to help the crafter.

SUMMARY- I know the ratings make it look like I didn't like this book, but I really did. These are dolls you'd have fun playing make-believe with by making up stories for the characters, instead of the more common Mamma/baby dress and undress type play. These dolls aren't for undressing, so if you're looking for that sort of toy to make for your children, look elsewhere, but if you have kids who love story-making, and you have the time and energy to make up new dolls for them as they wish up new characters, or wish to make dolls so they can act out fairy tales or other stories you read to them, this is likely a great fit for you.