Delineator Styles for Dolls Clothing from Late-19th Century Styles - Calico Print Shop Petite Patterns #4008 and #4010

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Lucy Cunningham and Beth Herbst of the Calico Print Shop in Wichita, Kansas, put together a book in 1963 titled "Styles for Dolls," in which they reproduced the "Delineator Styles for Dolls," covering the clothing styles from 1879 through 1892, the Golden Age of Doll Costuming. Each page shows the illustration of the style and then describes in general terms how to make the doll dress, underclothing, and hats, even giving the fabric amount. The Delineator is evidently a type of catalog for the doll costuming patterns. It is invaluable for doll collectors and restorers because it identifies the period when a certain fashion was in style. It answers the question: "How should this old doll be dressed?"

One page says, "On this and part of the next Page is represented a Selection of patterns for Dolls' Bodies and Clothing. The Patterns can be had from Ourselves or from Agents for the Sale of our goods. - The Butterick Publishing Co. London and New York"

I could not find any information on the Calico Print Shop in Wichita, Kansas; however, I already had in my collection two unopened doll patterns #4008 and #4010 which theses two ladies published that I am including in this listing. There is another Petite Pattern available on Etsy, #5016, from Something Old2New. Other than these three patterns and the book, I can find nothing else. All patterns are sealed and unused.

This unique three-set collection is perfect for any doll collector or doll dressmaker.

As you can see from the photos, after 55 years the book cover is faded.

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