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  • Introduction
  • Doll Body Patterns
  • Josephine, 1820's
  • Victoria, 1830's
  • Mistress Black, 1830's
  • Pretty Rags, 1840's
  • Melissa, 1850's
  • Belle, 1860's
  • Jocelyn, 1870's
  • Penelope, 1890's
  • Seminole Lady
  • Hiroku, a Lado of Japan

Title: Easy-to-Make Dolls with Nineteenth-Century Costumes
Author: G.P. Jones
Publication Date: TPB:1977
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc., NY
Page Count: 89
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0486234266

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating There is a fantastic selection of costume dolls here with excellent attention to detail, even down to the chosen features of the doll to correspond with what we know of the time period! Patterns are all full-size, and you get some dots and dart markings, and the part of the pattern/how many to cut. My only complaint is the lack of markings on the patterns themselves - no seam allowances, grainlines, etc. If not for this, there'd be another star! I was quite taken with the finished dolls. You get a basic doll pattern with mitten hands and feet, and variant embroidery patterns for the faces and the wonderful historic costumes.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are broken down into easy numbered steps, but there is very little illustration to go with them. If you don't already know what you're doing, the instructions won't help you.

SUMMARY- I was really happy with Ms. Jones' Godey doll pattern book. She did her homework here, too, and it shows in the details she presents. I was happy to find this book.