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  • Materials and General Hints
    • Stuffing
    • Jointed Toys
    • Finishing
  • Description of Toys
    • Mrs. Bear and Baby
    • Susan Rabbit
    • Mrs. Pig and Baby
    • Larry Lamb
    • Glove Teddy
    • Tree Bear
    • Doll
    • Lamb

Title: Dressed Soft Toys
Author: Edith Moody
Publication Date: 1937
Publisher: Dryad Press, Leicester
Page Count: 25
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 7 3/4" x 5 1/4"
ISBN: None

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. The Patterns are full-size and on tissue sheets that are kept in a separate pocket in the back of the book. They use the typical a-b-c method of marking. They do not have the seam allowances marked on the pattern pieces. Most of the animals are anthropomorphized, with patterns given for their clothes.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. There are general instructions given in the first chapter, then specific instructions given as text for each of the toys. There are no illustrations to go with the specific instructions, so if you don't already know what you're doing, there is no extra help. Each of the toys has a nice black-and-white photo of the toy made up.

SUMMARY- Ms. Moody gives some nice designs with details that make them stand out from others. She forgoes detail on paws and such to concentrate on ears and faces - her pig's ears in particular are more detailed than I usually see. I like the body posture of the lamb lying down quite a bit as well - one of the few nonanthropormorphized designs she gives us, and assymetrical as well.