Sunday, January 31, 2010

The book I am talking about today is the one I bought at JoAnns on Friday. I am not a dollmaker and can't stand trying to make those small arms, legs, etc. and when it comes to panting a face - forget it. I am just not artistic in that way. Well when I saw this and opened it up I fell in love with it. The first half of the book is done with what they call a flat doll and she gives you the pattern for it that you can print onto either paper, cardstock or onto treated fabric. She had quite a few famous doll designers take the flat doll and come up with a finished doll. The clothes are made of fabrics, laces, ribbons, etc. I did take a few pics but there are many more. The second part of the book (actually the last 2/3) is instructions for making your own regular cloth dolls and she also includes pictures of many different finished dolls here also.

I am showing the original doll pattern and then some of the finished ones in their finery. The fifth picture has a dress made out of weaving ribbons and looks like the designer dress Susan Elliott just showed on her recent blog post on Plays With Needles. I think this one would be esier to make Susan.

The third picture with the lace and silk ribbon flowers was done by Gloria McKinnon from Anne's Glory Box fame in Australia. Sure looks like her stuff.

I apologize for the last two being turned. That is the way I took them to get them in but did rotate them and it said saved after I did it but now it shows up sideways. Sorry.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Another book I have in my collection! I've been planning to try making one of the decorated paper dolls but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Love your library choices.

Pat Winter said...

That is the mermaid Me and Jilly are going to make. You use a product that crinkles fabric for the neat tail. Love that book. Good choice!Smiles,Pat

Plays with Needles said...

Hi Freda! Finally getting caught up on my blog reading! LOVE this book and it was fun to see the woven ribbon dress...I think you're right, MUCH easier to make that one. Much easier for a paper doll to wear it too!