Great book, loads of things to do and you can alter the patterns to fit with the dolls Great Book.
Perfect Not a bad book at all, as long as you are willing to cope with a few small problems.
The book was originally published in Denmark in the 1980s, so the patterns appear slightly dated not that dolls care and anyway, it s mainly the colours and trims which date the garments.
The patterns given are for baby and toddler type dolls, in small, medium and large sizes only the height is given, none of the other measurements, sadly.
Given the date and country of the book s original publication, the patterns are clearly not designed for the currently popular Baby Annabelle, BabyBorn, ChouChou and similar dolls That said, all the patterns are looser fitting, casual styles, and good advice is given re measuring and adjusting.
It is necessary to copy or trace the patterns from the book they are printed in the European style familiar to anyone who has bought Burda pattern magazine ie different pattern outlines are overlain on top of each other It looks and sounds worse than it actually is to handle.
Lots of good points outweigh these problems, though There is a clear statement near the beginning of the book that seam allowances of a certain width are included how many patterns and pattern books just leave you guessing, or searching in out of the way places for this vital information The book is bound in such a way that it lies beautifully flat for photocopying or tracing there are clear indications as to the ease or difficulty of each pattern, and suggestions are made for variations and trimming The instructions for each garment are clear and concise There is also brief guidance on some sewing techniques, and instructions for a few accessories There are even a couple of basic knitting patterns included, but sadly no attempt has been made to indicate the ply or thickness of the wool or the sizing system used for the knitting needles I am inclined to guess at mm needle sizing and 4 ply baby wool.
Good, bright, colour photos and quality paper make reading and handling this book a pleasant experience I ve not made up any of the patterns yet but will be doing so soon.
Excellent ideas for dressing different sizes of dolls for all occasions Great book