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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • INTRODUCTION TO OUR METHODOLOGY
  • THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT
    • Figures, Body Considerations, Heads, Torso, Neck, Boobs, Belly Button, Arms, Hands, Legs, Feet
  • INITIAL DESIGN
  • REFINING THE DESIGN
    • Head, Torso, Arms and Hands, Legs and Feet, Boobs, Size
  • DESIGNING AND SEWING
    • Heads, Torso, Gussets, Arms, Legs, Feet
  • ASSEMBLY
    • Arms and Legs: The "X" Method, The Botton Method, Sewing in Place, Mushing Together; Head
  • ANIMALS
    • Heads, Torso, Paws and Claws, Tails, Designing, Refining, Sewing and Assembling
  • IN THE END
  • OTHER BOOKS AND ITEMS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
  • APPENDIX A: CUTTING OUT AND SEWING
  • APPENDIX B: TURNING AND STUFFING

Title: BUMBLING THROUGH BODIES: How to Desgin Bodies for Soft Dolls and Animals
Author: Jeannie Rigby & Maggie Baggett
Publication Date: April 2002
Publisher: Maggie's Baggies
Page Count: 35
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. This is a basic guidebook to design, and the instructions are for true beginners. The instructions are easy to follow, and there's a nice short bibliography in back for further reading.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating. This book was all about the mechanics of doll and toy-making. It covers the basics pretty well, but lost stars for not covering any advanced techniques, and for the simplicity of the illustrations. I really wanted more pictorial detail.

SUMMARY- I liked the simple approach they took, and just wish the illustrations for finished products were there, or a black-and-white photo so the reader could see the results.