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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FORWARD
  • INTRODUCTION
  • DOLL BODIES:
    Patterns and Instructions for Give Me Color! Dolls
    • DOLL-BODY MAKINGS
    • PATTERNS & TEMPLATES
    • 12" DOLL INSTRUCTIONS
    • DOLLHOUSE DOLL INSTRUCTIONS
  • MATERIALS & PROCESSES:
    Embellishment Techniques for Dollmaking
    • Part I: MATERIALS & TOOLS
    • Part II: PROCESSES
  • NURSERY DOLLS:
    Cuddly Dolls for Pre-School Children
    • 12" FIRST DOLLS
    • 12" PIECED DOLLS
    • SIMPLE 12" DOLL CLOTHES
    • TINY DOLLS
    • OVERLAY DOLLHOUSE DOLLS
  • TEAPARTY DOLLS:
    Dolls for the Creative Play of School-Age Children
    • 12" PLAYMATES
    • DOLLHOUSE DOLLS & CLOTHING
    • CLOTHING TIPS & TECHNIQUES
    • CLOTHING PATTERNS & INSTRUCTIONS
  • CONCLUSION
  • INDEX

Title: Creating & Crafting Dolls
Author: Eloise Piper & Mary Dilligan
Publication Date: TPB:1994
Publisher: Chilton Book Co., Radnor, PA
Page Count: 113
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-8019-8524-2

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating. There are 3 basic doll patterns for a 12", 5 1/2", and 3 1/2" inch doll. The patterns are full size and very well marked. Because of the type of binding they used, you'll probably end up cracking the spine in order to get a good copy of the pattern pieces. Hands and feet are vestigial, and the faces are painted or embroidered to suit your needs. They have tons of beautiful gallery shots to show you just how many ways you can make the basic doll pattern differently.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. There's a great section on piecing the doll pattern to create the illusion of clothes incorporated into the doll body. Instructions are clear and well illustrated.

SUMMARY- This isn't a bad book to have if you're looking for a basic ragdoll to make for your kids or grandkids.