It's such fun to dress a doll! And if you wish your doll to be as lovely as the one in the shop window, this 1950s book is for you. It is for the doll Mother, real Mother, Grandmother, or devoted Aunt who wants to sew doll clothes -- for every girl, young or old, loves dolls.
Perhaps you belong to a club, a Girl Scout, Brownie, or Camp Fire Girl troop, or a neighborhood sewing group. If so, you will want to make doll clothes, dress puppets or marionettes, make a masquerade costume, even make simple clothes for yourself, or for a baby brother or sister. You may be too old to play with dolls but want the fun of dressing them for gifts, charity, the church fair, or to send abroad to a little girl who has no doll and would like to know how American boys and girls dress.
This book will show you that it is not necessary to buy a pattern. You will find it more fun to design your own. Anyone who knows how to sew can cut out and make dresses, coats, hats, costumes, and even shoes, from scraps of material found in the house.
If you know how to use a needle and thread, you will be able to follow the directions with numerous illustrations in this book, as they are written for both the young and the experienced sewer.
You may start at the beginning and go right through the book -- making your doll family complete outfits. Or perhaps your doll has clothes but you want more for her. Look through the book and choose what you want to make. You may start at any chapter. Some of the clothes are more difficult to make than others, so if you are an inexperienced sewer it is best to start with something simple -- like the doll's bathrobe. After you have made one garment and found how easy it is to sew for your doll, you will want to try other patterns.
Use your imagination in trimming and changing the design of a pattern. The pattern for boys' pants can be used to make dungarees -- by cutting them ankle length; and a party dress can be made from the pattern for the bride's dress -- by leaving out the sleeves and cutting the neck low. If you see a dress on another doll, or even a child, and want to copy it, look through this book and pick out a pattern that is cut basically the same way and add your own details. It's fun to copy dress designs this way.
- The Doll Dressmaker
- Night Clothes
- Two Dresses
- Doll Bonnets and Hats
- Coats and Snowsuits
- A Jumper and Pinafore
- Daughter and Mother Outfit (Skirt and Blouse)
- Shoes, Slippers and Stockings
- Sunsuit, Sunbonnet and Overalls
- Dressing a Boy Doll
- Masquerade and Puppet Costumes
- Dressing the Bride
- Sewing Tricks and Fancy Stitches
- A Dictionary of Sewing Terms
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