Written by Beverly Parker. This and the book below were the first books I purchased to learn how to make miniature dolls. They are fantastic learning books. This book offers step by step instruction for: casting, firing, assembling and painting you own miniature dolls.
Price: $16.95 per book
Written by Beverly Parker. A complete guide to miniature wig making. Instructions for over 30 hairstyles. Easy to follow step by step instruction.
Price: $16.95 per book
The Wish Booklet - Fashions in Trim
Making dollhouse and doll size trims: bead work, embroidery, ribbon work etc. By Susan Sirkis.
Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries
500 years of French fashion are reproduced directly from a rare and valuable 19th-century publication. Artfully rendered illustrations progress chronologically from the voluminous robes of 15th-century royalty to the Empire styles of the Napoleonic era. Members of the nobility are well represented, as are dapper pages, knights, chambermaids, milkmaids, and shepherdesses. 76 full-color plates.
Dover Original selection of plates from Modes et Costumes Historiques published by René Pincebourde, Paris [n.d.].
A one-of-a-kind exquisite book about shoes - and how to make miniature footwear for your favorite dolls - from antique fashions to Gene and Barbie dolls. Designer Timothy Alberts gives step-by-step directions for making high-heeled shoes the proper way and includes patterns. The authors also include an illustrated history of shoes - showing which styles were popular through the ages. A shopping bag and shoe box are fun to make, too. Every doll lover (and shoe lover) will want a copy of this elegant and informative book. Includes four patterns and 67 line drawings.
Doll costumers and vintage fashion enthusiasts will find this volume an invaluable reference to fashions from 1890 to 1905. Numerous line engravings from the period are reproduced, as well as detailed descriptions of fabrics, colors, style lines and construction methods. An extensive glossary is also included. Two special pattern pullouts will allow doll costumers to create authentic reproductions of period dresses for 16-1/2in (42cm) and 28in (71cm) dolls.
Masterpieces of Women's Costume of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Splendid view of elegant dresses, expertly rendered by noted theatrical designer, includes finely detailed illustrations of 32 complete costumes and three blouses, shown in color and black-and-white. Here are exquisitely embroidered, full-skirted dresses circa 1700, a high-waisted Empire dress (1820), a magnificent silk dress with an extended bustle and pleated overskirt (1880), more.