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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • 1: Costume Dolls
  • 2: Doll Clothes
  • 3: Seventeenth Century Costume
  • 4: Eighteenth Century Costume
  • 5: Empire and Early Nineteenth Century Costume
  • 6: Mid-Nineteenth Century and Civil War Costume
  • 7: Late Nineteenth Century Costume
  • Suggestions for Reading and Reference
  • Patterns
  • Buying Guide
  • Tools, Equipment, and Materials
  • Index to Furniture and Accessories
  • Index

Title: The Doll Book: Step-by-Step patterns for creating a whole family of dolls in period costumes
Author: Estelle Ansley Worrell, Norman Worrell
Publication Date: TPB:1966
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, NY
Page Count: 135
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0442295553

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating You get doll patterns for an entire family of cloth dolls. Hands are mitt type. You get a nice selection of facial expression templates, hair styles(for both men and women), and a ton of clothing patterns broken down by period. The patterns are well marked. I was delighted with the quantity and the quality.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating This book is designed for women who already have a lot of experience sewing.

SUMMARY- This is a great resource for doll makers who have experience sewing. I'd put it up there with Susan Sirkis' Wish Books for quality of patterns, and you get men's styles along with the women's - a huge plus for me.

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