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The Doll Book: Step-by-step patterns for creating a whole family of dolls in period costumes
The Doll Book Step-by-step patterns for creating a whole family of dolls in period costumes Author:Estelle Ansley Worrell With this volume and the author's first book, The Dollhouse Book, it is possible to make a complete dollhouse, filled with furnishings, and dolls with their costumes and accessories in the style of either the seventeenth, eighteenth, or nineteenth century in America. These two books offer a variety of possibilities for the enjoyment of a fascin... more »ating pastime.
Here you will find step-by-step directions for creating a whole family of five basic dolls--from a three and one-half inch baby doll, to a plump governess or grandmother. The patterns include 17 basic faces with dozens of variations, and directions for creating authentic hair styles for all three periods.
Seventy pattern pages show you how to cut, shape and sew every article of clothing needed to make the costumes complete, including hats, shoes and underclothes. And you can use these patterns to dress any doll; the author includes a chart showing how the pattern sizes can be enlarged or reduced.
In this charming book, you will also find a brief history of costume for the three periods, a helpful bibliography, many photographs of completed dolls in period settings, and all the necessary instructions to guide you in this rewarding hobby.« less