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Spring 2015:Vol. #1, Issue #1
Page Count: 19
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  • FEATURED STORIES
    • Cupcake Cutie Pie-
      An Etsy bestseller Interview
           with Erin Green
    • I give You My Heart:
      Trio of Valentine's Day Dresses
      Button-On Heart Accessory(pattern)
           by Joan Hinds
    • Wearing 'O the Green
           by Avery Lane Designs, McCall's
    • April Showers:
      Umbrellas and Raincoats for your Doll
           by Joan Hinds, NancyNotions.com
    • Easter Parade:
      Pastel Ensembles
           by Joan Hinds, Simplicity, Nancy's Notions
    • Top 10 tips to Craft Fair Success
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • Welcome...(editor's letter)
           by Margie Swoyer
    • PATTERN:
      Pleated Easter Dress
           by Not Given
    • Sewing Resources
    • 30-MINUTE PROJECT:
      Short Gathered Skirt

Magazine Title: Too Cute: Doll Designs Newsletter
Editor(s): Spring 2015 - Present: Marjie Swoyer;
Publication Frequency: Monthly
Began Publication: February 2015
Ended Publication: Ongoing!
Published by: Swoyer Publishing, Southlake, TX
Average Page Count: 23
Magazine Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISSN: Unknown

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PUBLISHER, but are scanned from my private collection.

SUMMARY: I just received the premiere issue for this new newsletter that caters to the dressing of the ever popular 18" vinyl dolls like American Girl. It appears to be a mix of craft(several patterns and projects in the first issue) and business(interview with an Etsy business, advice on selling at shows). It is a full-color glossy throughout with great photography and clear instructions on using the patterns given. If you were a fan of Joan Hind's "Fancywork's Best News", then this is perfect for you. I've taken the liberty of including the url below. There wasn't a lot of advertising in the first issue, but that may be because it is so new. I will be looking forward to seeing what future issues bring.

I've received the second issue - more of the same. Great patterns for 18" vinyl dolls with well executed patterns and instructions. I have developed two peeves- patterns are not clearly attributed, and outfits, or parts of outfits, shown are not included in the issue - you have to go and buy another book to complete whatever ensemble is presented. That is annoying. Photography is still great, and articles are useful. I still recommend picking this one up.

Interviews continue with other doll clothes designers, and you get a nice potpourri of patterns for American Girl in each issue created by Margie Swoyer, the publisher. All patterns are tested. I was annoyed that nearly all the patterns were unattributed, so I sent her an e-mail to ask why. She was surprised and fessed up immediately that all the unattributed patterns were her own designs! So, we can safely assume that all patterns that aren't attributed are Margie's. I'm pleased to know for certain, and she promises to make that clear in the next issue. I love her patterns, and am happy to be able to put a name and face with the designs. I've e-mailed her twice in the last two years, and both times she responded promptly and with the information I was seeking - I don't think you can ask for better.

They have a website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TooCuteDollDesigns.

Anyone with more information about this publication can contact me through My Contact Page.



TOO CUTE: Doll Designs Newsletter Bibliography

VOLUME 1, 2015: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 1, Issue #1: SPRING 2015
Page Count: 19
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURED STORIES
    • Cupcake Cutie Pie-
      An Etsy bestseller Interview
      with Erin Green
    • I give You My Heart:
      Trio of Valentine's Day Dresses
      Button-On Heart Accessory(pattern)
           by Joan Hinds
    • Wearing 'O the Green
           by Avery Lane Designs, McCall's
    • April Showers:
      Umbrellas and Raincoats for your Doll
           by Joan Hinds, NancyNotions.com
    • Easter Parade:
      Pastel Ensembles
           by Joan Hinds, Simplicity, Nancy's Notions
    • Top 10 tips to Craft Fair Success
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • Welcome...(editor's letter)
           by Margie Swoyer
    • PATTERN:
      Pleated Easter Dress
           by Not Given
    • Sewing Resources
    • 30-MINUTE PROJECT:
      Short Gathered Skirt

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Volume 1, Issue #2: SUMMER 2015
Page Count: 23
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  • FEATURED STORIES
    • 35 Years and Counting:
      Pat Johnson, Pat's Doll Creations
      (Interview)
    • Baker's Delight:
      Aprons
           by Unknown
    • Fun on the Fourth:
      Tie-Front Shirt
           by Unknown
    • Days of Summer:
      8-piece Summer Vacation Wardrobe
           by Unknown
    • Good Luck Graduate:
      Cap and Gown Pattern
           by Joan Hinds
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • From the Editor
           by Margie Swoyer
    • Business Tips:
      Are You Charging Enough?
    • 30-Minute Project:
      Beach Bag
           by Unknown
  • PATTERNS:
    • Tie-Front Shirt
    • Beach Cover-Up
    • Flounce Top

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Volume 1, Issue #3: FALL 2015
Page Count: 23
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  • FEATURED STORIES
    • INTERVEIW:
      Creating Glamour for the Young at Heart
           by Renee Adams, Dollhouse Designs
    • PATTERN:
      Paddywhack Backpack
           by Not Given
    • PATTERN:
      Fall Sleepover Set
           by Not Given
    • PATTERN:
      Fun Fashions for Star Students-
      Chambray Shirtdress, Plaid Ruffled Shirt, Vest, Jeans
           by Too Cute Doll Designs
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • From the Editor
           by Margie Swoyer
    • Business Tips:
      Embracing Etsy
    • 30-Minute Project:
      Sleeping Beauty Eye Masks
           by Not Given
  • PATTERNS
    • Chambray Shirtdress
    • Mad for Plaid Ruffled Shirt
    • Jean Cuisine(with front and back pockets)
    • Embellished Vest

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Volume 1, Issue #4: WINTER 2015
Page Count: 23
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  • FEATURED STORIES
    • INTERVIEW:
      Kathy Burton, Farmcookies
    • PATTERN:
      Purse Pageantry
           by Not Given
    • PATTERN:
      Stylish Coats
           by Too Cute Doll Designs
    • PATTERN:
      Party Perfect Dresses
           by Too Cute Doll Designs
    • PROJECT:
      Petite Tree Skirt for Doll's Tree
           by Erin Hentzel, Avery Lane Designs
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • From the Editor
           by Margie Swoyer
    • Business Tips:
      Maxi Resources for Mini Notions
    • 30-Minute Project:
      Hand and Ear Muff Set
           by Not Given

VOLUME 2, 2016: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 2, Issue #1: SPRING 2016
Page Count: 23
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  • FEATURED STORIES
    • Good Things Come in Three's:
      Interview with Med Welch, Doll Clothes Patterns by Med
           by Margie Swoyer
    • A-Scalloping We Will Go:
      Elegant Hemlines for Extravagant Events
           by Margie Swoyer
    • Prioritize to Organize:
      Organize your workspace
           by Margie Swoyer
    • Everything's Coming Up Roses:
      Bib Overalls, Knit T-shirt, Triple-pocket Apron
           by Too Cute Doll Designs
    • Hopscotch Mat, Tic-tac-toe Board
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • From the Editor
           by Margie Swoyer
    • 30-Minute Project:
      Headband Heaven
           by Margie Swoyer
  • PATTERNS:
    • Scallop Hem Dress
    • Coveralls, T-shirt, Work Apron
    • Hopscotch Mat, Tic-Tac-Toe Board

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Volume 2, Issue #2: SUMMER 2016
Page Count: 23
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  • FEATURED STORIES
    • A Dress for Freedom:
      Red, White and Blue with Flared Skirt
            by M. Swoyer
    • Sleep Tight:
      Pajama Tops, Bottoms
            by M. Swoyer
    • Summer Campout:
      Top and Shorts
            by M. Swoyer
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • From the Editor
            by Margie Swoyer
    • Business Tips:

      Sew Local, Sell Local      by Margie Swoyer
    • Designer Interview:
      Terrie Nielsen, All Dolled Up
            by Margie Swoyer
    • 30-Minute Project:
      Knot Bow Headband
            by Avery Lane Sewing(Erin Hentzel)
  • PATTERNS:
    • Sleeveless Gored Dress
    • Summer Campout Top, Shorts
    • Pajama Tops, Pants
    • Swimsuit, Life Jacket

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Volume 2, Issue #3: FALL 2016
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURED STORIES
    • You Can't Catch Me...:
      Gingerbread Man Costume
    • Embellishing with Machine Embroidery:

            by Margie Swoyer
    • Friday Night Football Fashions:
      Cheerleader Uniform, Pom-Poms
      Band Uniform, Hat
    • Too Cute Photo Gallery(reader's projects)
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • From the Editor
            by Margie Swoyer
    • Sewing Tips
    • Interview:
      Eve Coleman, Keepers Dolly Duds
            by M Swoyer
    • 30-Minute Project:
      Nurse's Cap
            by Eve Coleman
  • PATTERNS:
    • Gingerbread Man Costume
    • Cheerleader Uniform
    • Band Uniform
    • Doll Pom-Poms
    • Band Uniform Hat

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Volume 2, Issue #4: WINTER 2016
Page Count: 23
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  • FEATURED ARTICLES
    • Early to Bed, Early to Rise:
      Ruffle Pajama Top and Pants
    • Royal Treatment:
      Coat and Dress Fit for a Queen(cover)
    • The Finishing Touch:
      Purse and Shoe Embellishments
    • Leavin' On a Jet Plane:
      On-the-Go Tote Bag
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • From the Editor
            by Margie Swoyer
    • Interview:
      Erin Hentzel, Avery Lane Designs
            by M. Swoyer
    • Sewing Tips
    • TOO CUTE Photo Gallery(reader's projects)
    • 30-Minute Project:
      Jolly Dolly Stocking
  • PATTERNS:
    • Holiday Stocking
    • Pajama Top, Pants
    • Coat and Dress
    • Tote Bag

VOLUME 3, 2017: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 3, Issue #1: SPRING 2017
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURED STORIES
    • Come Rain or Shine:
      Hooded Raincoat
    • Kiss Me, I'm Irish!:
      St Patrick's Day Dress, Apron
    • Happy Valentine's Day:
      Flippy Skirt, "Heart-y" Tee
    • Gingham A-Go-Go:
      Ruffle Top, Capris
    • DESIGNER INTERVIEW:
      Joan Hinds, Fancywork and Fashion
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • From the Editor
           by Margie Swoyer
    • Sewing Tips:
      Sewing Events in 2017
    • TOO CUTE Photo Gallery(reader's projects)
    • 30-Minute Project:
      Go Fly a Kite!
  • PATTERNS:
    • Kite
    • Hooded Raincoat
    • Shamrock and Apron
    • Valentine's Day Skirt, Tee
    • Ruffle Top, Capris

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Volume 3, Issue #2: SUMMER 2017
Page Count: 23
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  • FEATURED STORIES
    • Oh, You Beautiful Doll!:
      Special Dress for a Special Occasion
            by Unknown
    • Island Girl Hits the Beach:
      Cool attire for the tropics
            by Unknown
    • Twice the Fun:
      Reversible Dress
            by Unknown
  • IN EVERY ISSUE
    • From the Editor
            by Margie Swoyer
    • Designer Interview:
      Suzy McKay, SuzyMStudio
    • My Favorite Sewing Tip:
            Carol Pennington
            Jane Kizer
            Sonia Ahrens
            Gerhild Turner
            Cora Flispart
            Marlene Date
            Heather Smith
            Mary Rister
            Peggy Stigers
    • TCDD PHOTO GALLERY:
      Readers Share Their Sewing Projects-
            Sarah Brady
            Gerhild Turner
    • 30-Minute Project:
      Come Along Sarong
            by Not Given
  • PATTERNS:
    • Sarong
    • Special Occasion Dress
    • Island Dress
    • Island Halter Top, Shorts
    • Tankini
    • Reversible Dress with Ties

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Volume 3, Issue #3: FALL 2017
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    • From the Editor
            by Margie Swoyer
    • Interview:

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    • Sewing Tips
    • TOO CUTE Photo Gallery(reader's projects)
    • 30-Minute Project:

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    • Interview:

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    • TOO CUTE Photo Gallery(reader's projects)
    • 30-Minute Project:

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