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  • Introduction
  • 1. My American Children Series
  • 2. Constructing the Dolls
  • 3. The Dolls' Faces
  • 4. The Dolls' Hair
  • 5. Puppedolls
  • 6. Constructing the Puppedoll
  • 7. Manipulating the Puppedoll
  • 8. The Teddy Bear Family
  • 9. Fashion Dolls
  • 10. Old Timeys
  • 11. Sewing Toys for Young Children
  • Index

Title: Dolls, Puppedolls, and Teddy Bears
Author: Estelle Ansley Worrell
Publication Date: HC:1977
Publisher: Hobby House Press, Inc., Cumberland, MD
Page Count: 132
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-87588-284-6

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Patterns are full-size, have seam allowances marked and some notches and other markings to help the crafter. She provides a great variety of patterns that range in child-age up to a cloth fashion doll. Her designs are impressively solid.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Her instructions are broken down by body part - barely, and have little to no illustration to go with them. An experienced crafter won't have any problem, but a rank beginner might.

SUMMARY- I was really impressed with her designs, and wished she'd taken a little more time with her instructions. I know what a pain they are to develop, but you can't be in every crafter's sewing room showing them what you meant personally - so good instructions are very necessary if you ever want them to pick up another of your designs to try. Of the upteen cloth doll/teddy books out there that offer solid generic patterns, this book still goes near the top of my list.