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  • Introduction
  • Making the Dolls
  • Techniques:
    • Finishing Seams
    • Attaching Lace to the Neckline
    • Applying a Band Collar
    • Facing a Neck Opening and Applying an Optional Collar
    • Making a Fabric Casing
    • Making a Zigzag Casing
    • Adding a Sleeve Band
    • Gathering Fabric
    • Applying a Patch Pocket
    • Closing the Back of the Garment
    • Attaching Lace to a Hem or Sleeve
    • Whipping in a Skirt Hem
  • The Wardrobe: Planning a Wardrobe
    • Dorothy's Collection
    • Mary's Collection
    • Pollyanna's Collection
  • Undergarments:
    • Drawers
    • Full Slip and Camisole
    • Half Slip
    • Stockings and Socks
  • Dresses:
    • High Waist Dresses
    • Fitted Waist Dresses
    • Dropped Waist Dresses
    • Round Yoke Dresses
  • Coats:
    • Mary's White Coat
    • Housecoats
  • Accessories:
    • Hats
    • Belts
    • Beads
    • Shoes
  • Extras:
    • Pets(dogs,cats)
    • Books
    • Games(jumprope,draughts(checkers))
    • Spectacles
    • Pillow and cover
    • Storing Clothes, Accessories
  • Patterns

Title: Easy-to-Make Storybook Dolls: A "Novel" Approach to Cloth Dollmaking
Author: Sherralyn St. Clair
Publication Date: TPB:2009
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY
Page Count: 102
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9780486473604

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating This is one well done doll pattern you adapt to whichever character you are creating. You get a wonderful variety of clothing patterns in this book, full size, well marked for easy identification(though doesn't have the book or author's name on them) AND pieces are kept away from the ditch so you can get a good photocopy without destroying the spine of the book - I really don't think you can get better than that!

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are pretty well broken down and easy to follow. There are illustrations to help the crafter, including the original book illustrations to show the crafter where she got her inspiration for the designs.

SUMMARY- The author was quite serious about developing her patterns from the illustrations of these novels:
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum(W.w. Denslow's original illustrations)
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter(from descriptions)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett(from descriptions)

I was quite surprised and delighted by this book of patterns. The designer had a clear love of the novels she chose. The book is well laid out and executed. This one's a treasure.

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