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  • Introduction
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Instructions:
    • 20-Inch Doll
      12-Inch Doll
      Adult's Dress
      Child's Dress
      Adult's Apron
      Adult's Cape
      Child's Apron
      Adult's/Child's Covering
      Adult's/Child's Bonnet
      Adult's/Child's Slip
      Adult's/Child's Nightgown
      Adult's/Child's Panties
      Adult's/Child's Shoes
      Adult's Shirt
      Child's Shirt
      Adult's Plain Coat
      Child's Plain Coat
      Adult's/Child's Pants
      Adult's/Child's Vest
      Adult's/Child's Hat
      Adult's/Child's Nightshirt
      Adult's/Child's Boxer Shorts
      Mini-Doll Dress
      Mini-Doll Apron
      Mini-Doll Bonnet
      Mini-Doll Shirt
      Mini-Doll Pants
      Mini-Doll Hat
      Lizzie Lapp Doll
      Lizzie Lap Dress
  • Yardage and fabric color requirements
  • Patterns
  • About the Amish
  • Readings and Sources
  • Index
  • About the Authors

Title: Patterns for Making Amish Dolls and Doll Clothes
Author: Rachel Pellman and Jan Steffy
Publication Date: TPB:1987
Publisher: Good Books, Intercourse, PA
Page Count: 224
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-934672-47-4

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Patterns are full-size, are extremely well marked(except for grainline), but may be difficult to photocopy because of the way the book is bound. The dolls are button jointed with mitten hands. You get a huge amount of clothing patterns. You get one color photo(the cover) and one black-and-white full page photo just before the introduction. But you do get a line drawing of each garment(both front and back!) with the instructions. The patterns take up 9/10th of the book. Some of the patterns have to be pieced back together, but I consider that better than the breath holding often required when enlarging a pattern correctly.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are neatly broken down into numbered steps. There is no illustration except for the general instructions for constructing the doll, and the illustrations of the completed garment. But the garments are fairly simple in construction, so a novice sewer could probably follow the instructions if they paid attention to the glossary of terms provided.

SUMMARY- I'm a big fan of detail - the more detail the better - and I still loved this book. The details may be simple or subtle here, but they are present. This book was well worth the price of admission.