Reviews about Dolls, Teddies and Patterns
1. 200 Years of Dolls by Dawn Herlocher
2. Cloth Dolls by Brenda Brightmore
3. Creating and Crafting Dolls by Eloise Piper and Mary Dilligan
4. Dolls' House Needlecrafts by Venus A. Dodge
5. Home Décor for 18 Inch Dolls by Joan Hinds
6. Sew Baby Doll Clothes by Joan Hinds
7. Sew The International Wardrobe for 18 Inch Dolls by Joan Hinds
8. Sew Today's Fashions for 18 Inch Dolls by Joan Hinds
9. Soul Mate Dolls - Doll Making as a Healing Art by Noreen Crone-Findlay
10. Storytelling with Dolls by Elinor Peace Bailey and Noreen Crone-Findlay
11. The Complete Book of Sewing by Chris Jefferys
12. The Teddy Bear Making Book by Brian and Donna Gibbs
not seen another book with such a plethora of patterns and information for
dressing doll houses. And the beautiful and detailed colored photographs are
inspirations in themselves. You want to just step into these rooms yourself -
lucky little miniatures! If you're wondering what sets Dolls' House
Needlecrafts - Over 250 projects in 1/12 scale by Venus A. Dodge
apart from other doll house furnishing books, it is that the items are made
using all hand and needle crafts with full instructions for the patterns!
Décor for 18 Inch Dolls
is a unique pattern book because it includes directions to make room settings
- walls, floors and accessories to go with them, in addition to 15 patterns
for doll costumes. Full size clothes and accessory patterns are included to
trace from the end pages of the book. This is Joan Hind's tenth book for
sewing doll wardrobes and her experience shows.
Also, a chart is included of all the doll dimensions in these categories. I find this useful for planning and sewing for dolls that my granddaughters have. And what's great is that each pattern has color-coded instructions for each of these 4 categories of baby dolls.
And remember, you can add just the trims you want to your own creations to suit the occasion. Just use holiday or seasonal fabrics and trims. It is all up to you!
And if you like to knit, instructions are included for sweaters, caps and booties. This is really a complete one-stop book for keeping your baby dolls well outfitted and warm and cozy with the blanket patterns, too.
My highest recommendation!
Details - 128 pages from KP Books; 10.7 by 8.3 inches; ISBN: 0873499344
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full-size patterns for 16 ethnic costumes are included in a large pocket
inside the back cover - and what a bargain all these patterns are for what a
couple of regular fabric store patterns would cost!
modern fashions will fit your 18 inch full body dolls including American
Girl, Gotz, Creative Doll Company, Laura Ashley,
Our Generation Dolls, Tolly Girl Dolls, and similar
size dolls. Ms. Hinds reminds us to measure our own doll and check each of
the pattern pieces as we cut them out and sew them together to be sure of the
with colorful photos and full size templates to copy onto thin cardboard (my
recommendation), a useful practical book to make more than 35 dolls - each an
aspect of soul mate. A journey to wholeness through "doll-work" is
how I see the creative path of making dolls presented in 144 pages by the
author, Noreen Crone-Findlay, in Soul Mate Dolls - Dollmaking
as a Healing Art.
soft body dolls are just beautiful, and directions to make them are carefully
explained. And, of particular interest, to me, is the technique of using what
looks like the potholder loom I used as a child. Except this "Pinboard" loom has 18 pegs along each of the four
sides. (Instructions for making included.)
is wonderful reference book to keep at your side by the sewing machine, or by
your side on the couch while doing your hand sewing. Chris Jefferys, The Complete Book of Sewing - A Practical
Step-By-Step Guide to Every Technique is a manual of sewing techniques,
including hand sewing that I recommend for making doll clothes.
love the variety of bears offered from the easiest to the more difficult
jointed bodies. There is even a teddy that can be completed in an hour or so.
Do you have lots of young ones on your gift list? Then, this is the teddy for
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