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  • Introduction
  • 1. Making, Altering, and Interpreting Patterns
  • 2. Techniques, Tools, and Fabrics
  • 3. Dressing the Baby Doll
  • 4. Clothing for the Toddler Doll
  • 5. Outfits for Fashion and Action Dolls
  • 6. Costumes
  • Glossary
  • Index

Title: Dressing Dolls
Author: Charlene Davis Roth
Publication Date: TPB:1976
Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc., NY
Page Count: 112
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 6 1/2"
ISBN: 0517523930

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Patterns are very basic with few markings to help the crafter. There is a nice variety here, especially for a fashion(barbie) doll, both male and female, and she covers several different styles of doll.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are a few paragraphs with some illustration.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating This book has a small chapter on drawing your own basic patterns for a doll which looks useful, so Ms. Roth gets an extra star.

SUMMARY- Ms. Roth covers a gamut of dolls here, and does a decent job of describing the process of drawing a pattern for a specific doll. I would not give this book to a beginner, though, and there are other books more valuable to an experienced doll maker to own.