The Dolls Dressmaker Book, Complete Pattern Book, Venus A Dodge, 1987 Hardback with Dust Jacket

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This is an excellent book and I now quote from the jacket itself:

"Venus A Dodge presents a unique and exciting collection of actual-size patterns for doll's clothes. No enlarging is necessary. just trace directly from the page to make a ready-to-use pattern. The collection of over 120 designs fits 10-25in (28-63.5cm) dolls and can be altered easily to fit other sizes."

"Each of the 45 basic patterns has several views (clearly shown in magnificent colour photographs), offering an infinite variety of ideas, from modern outfits for commercial dolls to accurate period costume for antique dolls. The author shows how the clever choice of fabric, a different cut to the sleeve or collar, and new trimmings or accessories can completely alter a pattern's effect or period. Full making-up instructions are given throughout for clothes and accessories."

"Many of the patterns are simple enough for the absolute beginner, but the experienced dolls' dressmaker should find a stimulating challenge in the authentic and more elaborate period costumes. There is plenty of advice on techniques and how to achieve a neat professional result in a small scale, plus an invaluable and comprehensive list of stockists."

The patterns look as though they have never been used (or traced). There are instructions for making hats, shoes and other accessories as well as knitting patterns for the little sweaters etc. which can be seen on the second photograph.

The book is in excellent condition with only very slight wear to the dust jacket and would make an excellent gift for a doll collector.

Dimensions: 12" x 8.75" x 0.75", (30.5cm x 22.2cm x 1.9cm), Packed Weight 1.2kg

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