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Title: Soft Toys Piece-by-Piece
Author: Janette Zapirain
Publication Date: Trade:1994
Publisher: Impact Printing, Australia
Page Count: 74
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/4"
ISBN: 1863511156

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. The patterns are full-size, some of them marked with seam allowances, some not. They have minimal markings over-all, with the exception of detailed wing patterns for the butterflies. Her patterns are designed to "mix and match" meaning she has basic patterns with interchangeable pieces in order to get the fancy butterfly, bird or cat you want. It's pretty nifty, and the toys are attractive, if not to my taste. The head of the basic cat reminds me exactly of the Pink Panther. Creating an anthropomorphic body to go with her head pattern would give you that toy.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. She gives good detailed instructions with illustrations for each step.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating. The mix-and-match style is not new to me, but I think she did an excellent job of demonstrating how well it can be used to make a variety of toys.