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Two-hour dolls' clothes
Crane, Anita Louise.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [1999]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TT175.7 .C73 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Whether they're for a child's plaything or an adult's prized collectible, here are charming fashions for every season that can be made quickly, using only basic sewing skills. Among these twenty projects are play clothes, suits, overalls, pinafores, and exquisite party dresses. Full-color photographs showcase each garment being "modeled" by a doll or teddy bear. Guidance is included on measuring your doll and adjusting patterns, as well as on making it easy to clothe your favorite dolls or stuffed animals. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11. NEW IN PAPERBACK.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The key to today's crafters' hearts is time, which prolific author Crane has zeroed in on. Specifically, two hours is the time parameter for the projects in her newest how-to book. The mere design of these doll clothes suggests that they are indeed workable in 120 minutes or less. That is not to say these adornments are dowdy, drab, or dreary. Included among the 30 styles are enough contemporary and period-style design-worthy outfits to dress any doll, whether a ruffled pinafore for a bisque cutie or coveralls for a Cabbage Patch look-alike. Templates are simple illustrations, folded into directions that feature lists of fabrics, tools, and notions as well as step-by-step instructions. Metric equivalency chart appended. --Barbara Jacobs

Library Journal Review

This book should interest many of the same patrons who check out Lyn Waring's Hats in Miniature (see review below). Although patterns are designed for 12", 14", 16", and 18" dolls, instructions for measuring your doll and adjusting the patterns to fit make the book of interest to almost any doll collector. Make no mistake: these clothes, while easy to sew, are quite attractive. Although purchased laces and trims cut sewing time, the more ambitious doll clothier can fancy up these creations even further. Crane is an accomplished watercolorist, and her illustrations add the flavor of a beautifully illustrated children's book to this volume. Each design includes a photograph of a doll or teddy bear wearing the garment, a drawing of the completed design, drawn full-size patterns, a materials list, and step-by-step instructions. Highly recommended for public libraries and subject collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.