Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sewing For 20th Century Dolls

I found this book at the local used-book emporium today. It is full of fashion patterns for all kinds of dolls, covering fashions from the 1900s to the 1970s. I am very happy to have found this book, as it is in a like-new condition.

Sewing For 20th Century Dolls: 100 Plus Projects.
Johana Gast Anderton.
Grantsville, MD: Hobby House Press, Inc., 1972 (3rd printing, 1996).
ISBN: 0875884679

From the back cover:

Make 115 authentic doll clothing projects to dress your 20th century dolls. Ideal for every doll dressmaker, doll collector, hospital, and costume enthusiast, Sewing for 20th Century Dolls provides you with all the vital designing, decorating, and making knowledge! Full-size patterns, based on original clothes found on old dolls, allow you to create authentic costumes for a variety of dolls. Fashion sketches organized by decades from 1900 through 1971, along with a great deal of background material make this book a must for fashion composition and identification.

With 115 doll projects, you can make classic fashions for your dolls -- cardigans, blazers, nautical costumes, shirt-waist dresses, hats and other hair accessories, stockings and shoes -- with complete patterns and detailed stitching guide.

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