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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • ACCESSORIES:
    • Picture Frames
    • Glass Domes
    • Rugs
    • Antimacassars
    • Beads
    • Book Shelves
    • Candle Sticks
    • Magazines and Newspapers
    • Pipe
    • Eyeglasses
    • Flowers
    • Bell Pulls
    • Bed Linens
    • Baby Rattle
    • Necklaces
    • Pillows
    • Walking Stick
    • Collars and Cuffs
    • Towels
    • Hat Pins
    • Sculpy
  • 1848 LADY:
    • Chemise
    • Pantalets
    • Corset
    • Petticoat
    • Nightgown
    • Apron
    • Day Dress
    • Evening Dress
    • Pelerine
    • Muff
    • Bonnet
    • Lace Cap
  • 1848 MAN:
    • Underthing
    • Shirt
    • Trousers
    • Vest
    • Coat
    • Dress Coat
    • Top Hat
    • Tie
    • Cape
    • Suspenders
  • 1848 GIRL:
    • Chemise
    • Pantalets
    • Petticoat
    • Nightgown
    • Dress
    • Sunday Dress
    • Cloak
    • Bonnet
  • 1848 BABY:
    • Diapers
    • Petticoat
    • Dress
    • Christening Dress
  • 1848 FURNITURE:
    • Footstool
    • Worktable
    • Sofa
    • Chaise Lounge
  • 1880 LADY:
    • Chemise
    • Pantalets
    • Petticoat
    • Corset
    • Nightgown
    • Apron
    • Dress
    • Evening Dress
    • Dolman
    • Bonnet
    • Reticule
  • 1880 MAN:
    • Shirt
    • Vest
    • Tie
    • Trousers
    • Lounge Coat
    • Morning Coat
    • Top Hat
  • 1880 LITTLE GIRL:
    • Pantalets
    • Slip
    • Nightgown
    • Dress
    • Sunday Dress
    • Bonnet
  • 1880 BABY:
    • Diapers
    • Petticoat
    • Dress
    • Cloak
    • Cap
    • Bib
  • 1880 FURNITURE:
    • What-Not
    • Hip Bath
    • Tufted Chair
    • Cradle
  • 1896 LADY:
    • Chemise
    • Pantalets
    • Petticoat
    • corset
    • Nightgown
    • Apron
    • Shirtwaist
    • Skirt
    • Evening Dress
    • Dress
    • Hat
  • 1896 MAN:
    • Shirt
    • Vest
    • Trousers
    • Tie
    • Prince Albert Coat
    • Formal Suit
  • 1896 LITTLE GIRL:
    • Pants and Slip
    • Nightgown
    • Dress
    • Sunday Dress
    • Bonnet
  • 1896 BABY:
    • Petticoat
    • Dress
    • Christening Dress
    • Wrap
    • Bib
  • 1896 FURNITURE:
    • Bed
    • Chest of Drawers
    • Wardrobe
    • Chandelier

Title: The Wish Booklet: Miniature Fashions 1848-1880-1896, Vol. VIII
Author: Susan Bonsall Sirkis
Publication Date: Booklet:1971
Publisher: The Wish Booklets, Williamsburg, VA
Page Count: 48
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-913786-08-X

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating You get a huge variety of patterns all appropriate for the time period. All the pattern pieces are full-sized, marked with seam allowances and have other markings to aid the seamstress(no grainline markings).

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating These aren't basic books for beginners - she expects you to know the terms she's using and to have experience putting garments together, so instructions are fairly brief. She provides lovely illustrations of finished garments but not a lot of illustration for getting there.

SUMMARY- Patterns fit Dolls 6" Inches Tall. And of course you get Susan's gorgeous illustrations of period dress. If you haven't run across Susan Sirkis' work before, you've really missed out. They're called "Wish Books" because everyone who reads them wishes they were longer! She does meticulous research. This is a companion book to Volume VII.

You can still get Susan's books directly at www.susansirkis.com/wishbooks.htm at $7.95 postage paid - far cheaper than what e-bay sellers are asking for them(usually about double - and you pay for postage on top of that!). They are well worth the investment if you like dressing your dollies in vintage styles!