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  • Materials Needed for Baby Doll
  • Materials Needed to make Baby's Wardrobe
  • Sewing Techniques
  • Pattern Pieces
  • Basic Construction of Doll
  • Bringing Baby's Face to Life
  • Hairstyles
  • Baby's Layette & Wardrobe:
    Kimono/Diaper Set & Bonnet
    Receiving Blanket
    Gown/Sacque & Brimmed Bonnet
    Baby Boy's Sunsuit & Cap
    Baby Girl's Sunsuit & Sunbonnet
    Long Pants
    Hooded Jacket

Title: Cradle Creations: Soft Sculpture Baby Dolls
Author: Martha Nelson
Publication Date: TPB:1982
Publisher: Cradle Creations, Inc., Stone Mountain, GA
Page Count: 31
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Patterns are full-size and well marked on a separate sheet stapled in the middle of the booklet. You get a pattern for 1(one) doll, with a nice variety of clothes.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating You get very detailed and well laid out instructions with photo illustration to go with them for the doll - something I think is very important for a soft-sculpture doll. The instructions for the clothing is well broken down and easy to read, but no illustration to go with them. I really debated with myself whether to go with 3 or 4 stars.

SUMMARY- I was pleased she gave such detailed instruction for the basic doll, and was happy to see a nice variety of clothing to fit the doll. There are a bunch of full-color pages of dolls in various outfits/costumes that are not actually given in this booklet, so I'm assuming they're advertisements for other craft books to suplement the basic doll book - but you don't get an order form or any information on where to order them, so I'm guessing they assumed you'd pick them up wherever you bought the booklet you have in your hands. Not optimal for a bibliographer(rather annoying, actually), as I have no idea what the booklets would be called and what to look for other than the designer's name.

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