34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 1999
This book has simple straight forward instructions. The doll pattern is simple as are the clothes. This book is for the dollmaker who wants a doll that is beautifully old fashion, but doesn't have the time to search for an original vintage doll. The doll is approximatly 18" tall with a wardrobe that contains nightgowns, dresses, pinafores,overskirts, bonnets,a suit,wedding dress and cape with muffs. She even has her own dolly!
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2006
This is a beautiful book with beautiful dolls and great clothes patterns. It's a great gift to give a little girl her own doll with its own wardrobe. You could do the doll to look like the little girl and the dresses in her favorite colors. There is even a prarie wedding dress. The only thing that I didn't like was the suggestion to varnish the head, neck and hands to make the dolls look antique. This would make the dolls faces hard. I would prefer to leave the dolls natural, or if you really want to antique them, use a gel stain or tea dye to get the same effect without the stiffness.