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We Make Dolls!: Top Dollmakers Share Their Secrets & Patterns Paperback – June 5, 2012
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Now the bad. There is really only one bad thing I can say about it, and it is regarding the "patterns" from Ana Fernandes. There are three dolls listed for her, but you only get the pattern for ONE. You get a pattern for a girl doll, and for the dog and lamb she "gives you" you are told to use the same body as the girl doll and figure out the rest on your own (see my image in the gallery to see the lamb). For a beginner like me, making a template myself for the dog's head, ears, and clothes and the lamb's head, ears, and cape seems a little daunting. The lamb's head seems especially complicated to me as it uses a mixture of fabrics. I don't know if this was Ana's idea or the author/publisher, but it was not a smart one. If Ana only wanted to give us one pattern or the publisher only had room for her to give one, then they should have just listed one doll for her. But since they chose to list the puppy and lamb, why couldn't they just include the head and ears for them? After all, if I could make my own patterns I wouldn't need this book!
So don't count on full patterns for 23 dolls, you get 21. I can't figure out why they did this- it's annoying. I still recommend this book, just know that 2 patterns are more or less missing.
|Length: 3:50 Mins|
My other issue is there is no resource page. I would have loved to have had a couple of pages to learn more about where to find doll making supplies. I have a Hobby Lobby near me but...there's more out there. I know it. But where?
This is a great book for someone who is just getting into stuffed animal/doll making as there are many different styles of stuffed animal/doll patterns most books are published by or feature only one individual so you will typically get only one style of pattern with basic variations. Whenever I am in a creative rut, I will flip through this book and remember how much I enjoy making stuffed animals/dolls and then will set off into a sewing frenzy.
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Great inspirational book for any budding toy maker. I have enjoyed reading about the artists and am looking forward to trying out some of the patterns included in this bookPublished 3 months ago by Cosala Salaci
One of my favorite sewing books.....have made three of the dolls....the mermaid, tattoo man and woodland nymph. I kept them for myself. So cute!Published 9 months ago by Barbara Davis
I've made a few things out of this so far and everyone loves them! They're kitschy and easy. Totally wort the buy for gifts you can make in a few hours.Published 15 months ago by Offbeatchic
Good book. I'm just rookie in sewing and for me the instructions are not enough detailed. I don't like all the dolls offered to make but several are really nice.Published 16 months ago by Anastasiya Kartel
This is really a great book, one of the best I've bought in awhile.
A variety of doll and toy artists generously share their patterns.
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