Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: MegannArt; 1 edition (June 7, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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This is a wonderful new book, the first in the series, created by a talented dolly couture artist and designer, with clear instructions and absolutely stunning photography!This book features to-scale patterns for various dolls (from Momoko, Barbie, FR:Nippon and Poppy Parker, 1:4 and 1:12 scale BJDs). The author has included many full-color, detailed photographs of the outfits on other dolls as well. The outfits include many pieces, and there are 14 outfits in there (including two for boys!). As the patterns are full-size, all you need is tissue paper to start your own project.Her instructions are clear and simple, and very easy to follow. My nine year-old daughter can follow these directions. Yet, they are detailed enough that more intermediate tailors would also be able to embellish them a bit as well. Additionally, the first pattern includes a full, step-by-step photo tutorial on how to create the pattern. This is helpful for me--I never really know how many pins to use for a tiny scale pattern, and seeing it visually a great addition.Ms. Zabel also includes full supply lists with each pattern, sewing tips (including basics--such as definitions for words like "easing" and "basting"), and very detailed drawings, including one for each pattern which labels where each pattern piece is used. Those of us (like me!) who are spatially challenged can rest easy and rely on her expertise. Now, the only thing I can blame when ruining doll outfits is my own incompetent sewing!The photography in the book is all full-color, and it's really well done and detailed. Ms. Zabel has a background in fine arts and design, and it shows in this amazing publication. Even if you don't sew for dolls yourself, you will want a copy of this book just for your own display.
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