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American Costume Dolls: How to Make and Dress Them
American Costume Dolls How to Make and Dress Them Author:Nina R. Jordan Typical costumes of eleven important periods in American history, from 1620 to today, are described in this book with complete directions for making each one and also dolls to wear them. — Priscilla has a demure Puritan gown, Johnathan wears a typical boy's costume of Revolutionary times, Josephine is dressed in the Empire style of the early 1800... more »'s. Amy's gown is trimmed with the puffs and frills popular in 1850, and Edith of 1910 wears her belt down almost to her knees and looks more out of date today than Lucinda of 1862.
These dolls and their costumes were originally made by a group of twelve-year-old girls; the directions for the work are complete and simple to follow, the materials are easily obtainable and inexpensive. Illustrated by the author.« less