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  • Background and Starting Point
  • Making the Body
  • Heads and Faces
  • Materials and Accessories
  • Which Fabrics and Stitches?
  • Dressing Your First Doll
  • Tamas, Dick and Hans
  • Some Historical Personages
  • Little People
  • Mounts
  • Appendix
  • Index

Title: Costume Doll Making
Author: Eve McLaughlin
Publication Date: TPB:1975
Publisher: Larousse and Co., Inc., NY
Page Count: 120
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 3/4" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: 088332072X

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Patterns are full-size for all the costumes given, and there is a great variety. The Dolls are so awkward-looking, though, that I couldn't tell if the clothes were well done. Markings on the patterns are minimal.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating I have 35+ years sewing experience, and I couldn't follow the instructions on the two costumes I read...

SUMMARY- The clothing patterns looked interesting to me, but I had a really hard time getting past the dolls they were modelled on. Everything looked just a little sloppy to me. Your mileage may vary. I tend not to like books when I can look at their samples and think to myself "I could do a better job."