Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love
Super cute! Darling! How adorable is that?! Welcome to the world of Wee Wonderfuls. In this charming collection, acclaimed toymaker and popular blogger Hillary Lang presents a captivating gang of 24 huggable, lovable creatures to sew?from classics like Margot, a topsy-turvy doll, and the button-jointed teddy bear Bjorn Bjornson, to irresistible Evelyn, a wool felt inchw
The patterns are in the back of the book; you trace them onto paper (and you can magnify them if you want your toy to be larger). I'd recommend transferring the original tracing onto cardboard; the patterns will last longer, especially ...more
To review doll making books, I generally try to make at least one of the dolls. I started off with Katy, which made a well shaped Richard Scarry inspired cat head, and then at some point lost interest and started using her as a pin cushion. Sorry, Katy. But it was a nice head.
I had less luck with Margot, the topsy-turvy doll my son wanted. The body itself was nice, but I got thoroughly ...more
Overall though, it's a great book. The patterns/instructions work, for one. There's a real variety, for two; lots of different styles of ha ...more
Some of these dols are cute, some not so much, but there are a lot of interactive extras that are nice such as a pillow with a two dimensional doll on the front and a pocket in back with clothes to attach, much like a paper doll. There's the doll I remember in my childhood that are two dolls in one attached upside down where the skirt covers the one not being used. I liked the version I saw better which was little red riding hood with the wolf/grandmother on the other side.
The instructions a ...more
*Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review.*
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If you are looking for a great book to make some toys for your little ones... Pick this book up.
I want a bit more seam allowance. Right now the patterns demand very precise sewing. I'm going to play with size to see if it helps make a more manageable project.
Update: I definitely, definitely recommend playing with sizing.
I cannot truly review this book, as I did not attempt to make any of the patterns in it. I can only say that the dolls were made with happy fabrics, the directions looked clear, and it was beautifully photographed.