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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • The Doll
  • THE FLAPPER BRIDE:
    • Panties
    • Chemise
    • Stockings
    • Wedding Dress
    • Shoes
  • The Slipper thimble Holder or Watch Pocket
  • QUEEN VICTORIA'S DOLLS:
    • Pantalets
    • Chemise
    • Petticoats
    • Countess of Durham
    • Lady Pultney
    • Mlle Euphronsine Ancilin
  • Perforated Paper Projects
  • Three Dimensional Decoupage
  • THe CONVERTED WOODEN DOLL:
    • Chemise
    • Petticoats
    • Pantalets
    • Nightgown
    • Dress #1
    • Dress #2
  • FRAMED LAYETTE:
    • The Christening Dress
    • Jacket
    • Bunting
    • Romper Set
    • Sacque
    • Receiving Blanket
  • DRESSED GODEY'S LADIES
  • BREAKAWAY BOX
  • BONNETS
  • THE SURPRISE SHOP
  • RIBBON DECOUPAGE
  • THE SPECIAL SEWING BASKET
  • ACTIVATED PAPER DOLL
  • SHADOWBOX DISPLAY FRAME FOR SMALL DOLLS
  • POTPOURRI RECIPE
  • THE PINCUSHION
  • THE LITTLE HOUSE
  • THE FURNITURE
  • PARASOLS
  • KATE GREENAWY PAPER DOLL
  • KATE GREENAWAY DOLL(10"):
    • The Doll
    • Pantalets
    • Petticoat
    • Outfit #1-4

Title: The Wish Booklet: Potpourri, Vol. XII
Author: Susan Bonsall Sirkis
Publication Date: Booklet:1973
Publisher: The Wish Booklets, Williamsburg, VA
Page Count: 54
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-913786-12-8

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating You get an interesting variety of patterns. 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- You get a wide scattering of interesting projects. 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.

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!