Provides instructions and patterns for making a variety of cloth dolls and doll clothes
With this excellent guide, anyone who can sew can create an exceptionally charming hand-crafted antique-style doll. Needlework authority Claire Bryant provides clear instructions and full-size patterns for making a sturdy, attractive cloth doll with a painted face and a closetful of clothes to dress her in: robe and nightgown, cape, suit, dresses, skirt and blouse, pinafore, wedding dress, and more. The actual number of costumes is even greater because you can mix and match outfits to create dozens of charming ensembles. While the doll itself is totally sewn, you paint the face on muslin to achieve an antique look.Over 30 how-to diagrams make each step easy, and you'll find various versions of the complete doll shown in black-and-white inside the book and in color on the covers. Also featured are instructions for making a little "dolly" for the doll with its own dress. Needleworkers, doll lovers, and admirers of hand-crafted items will find this doll a pleasure to make, give, or receive.