Second in the Creative Crafters series, this book includes 12 original patterns for creating hats and shoes for contemporary dolls in three popular sizes: 18 inches, 15 inches and 8 inches. From a sporty baseball cap and sneakers to an elegant fur-trimmed black hat and black shoes or an entertaining top hat and tap shoes, this versatile collection of accessories will complete any doll's wardrobe. Each outfit is pictured in full color; complete directions and pattern pieces for a total of 36 patterns are included.
The Sartorial Arts, Related Crafts, and the Commercial Paper Pattern : a Bibliographic Reference Guide for Designers, Technicians, and Historians
Author: Kevin L. Seligman
Publisher: SIU Press
Containing 2,729 entries, Kevin L. Seligman’s bibliography concentrates on books, manuals, journals, and catalogs covering a wide range of sartorial approaches over nearly five hundred years. After a historical overview, Seligman approaches his subject chronologically, listing items by century through 1799, then by decade. In this section, he deals with works on flat patterning, draping, grading, and tailoring techniques as well as on such related topics as accessories, armor, civil costumes, clerical costumes, dressmakers’ systems, fur, gloves, leather, military uniforms, and undergarments. Seligman then devotes a section to those American and English journals published for the professional tailor and dressmaker. Here, too, he includes the related areas of fur and undergarments. A section devoted to journal articles features selected articles from costume- and noncostumerelated professional journals and periodicals. The author breaks these articles down into three categories: American, English, and other. Seligman then devotes separate sections to other related areas, providing alphabetical listings of books and professional journals for costume and dance, dolls, folk and national dress, footwear, millinery, and wigmaking and hair. A section devoted to commercial pattern companies, periodicals, and catalogs is followed by an appendix covering pattern companies, publishers, and publications. In addition to full bibliographic notation, Seligman provides a library call number and library location if that information is available. The majority of the listings are annotated. Each listing is coded for identification and cross-referencing. An author index, a title index, a subject index, and a chronological index will guide readers to the material they want. Seligman’s historical review of the development of publications on the sartorial arts, professional journals, and the commercial paper pattern industry puts the bibliographical material into context. An appendix provides a cross-reference guide for research on American and English pattern companies, publishers, and publications. Given the size and scope of the bibliography, there is no other reference work even remotely like it.
This guide contains four books-worth of creative activities for the early years in one bumper-value guide. Perfect to dip into, this gem of a guide features: - Hundreds of easy-to-follow activities that cover 40 of the most popular early years topics - Each topic contains ideas for singing, dance, movement, storytelling, art and design, and drama - An easy-reference key showing which of the Creative Development Early Learning Goals are being explored An essential for anyone wanting new and creative ideas for use in topic work with the early years. This book is a compendium of all the activities from the following four Stepping Stones to Creativity titles: Dance and Movement; Design, Art and Modelling; Stories, Songs and Rhymes and Drama and Role Play.
Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald...the "Lost Generation."..illustrations by John Held, Jr....the "It" girl...Lucky Linda...Louise Brooks...prosperity, seemingly endless, and the inevitable crash. The Twenties loom large in the American imagination as a decade unto itself, a brief span of years, but with a style all its own.
Spanning three generations, an American colonial family of eight is shown in period attire in a variety of situations as they live out the drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath. The 32 authentic costumes are further enhanced by Tom Tierney's well-researched and scrupulously accurate text. Together they offer fashion and costume historians a precise, full-color view of prevailing fashions and trends of the late eighteenth century. Paper doll enthusiasts of all ages will delight in these finely rendered figures in typical Colonial raiment, while aficionados of Americana will follow with rapt attention this sartorial record of one family's progress through pre- and post-Revolution to a final frontier expedition.
Recapture the flavor and drama of American life in 1860 with a family of 9 paper dolls and their 36 authentic costumes. Formal and everyday attire includes hoop skirts and off-the-shoulder dresses for the ladies and military uniforms, cravats, and waistcoats for the gentlemen. "Very detailed, and quite lovely to look at." — The Civil War News.
Some 2,500 detailed supplier listings in two broad categories--general arts, crafts and hobbies; and needlecrafts, sewing and fiber arts--are followed by a comprehensive resources section with listings of information, supply, and publication resources for those in or about to enter a crafts business. Published by Betterway Books, 1507 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Learn how to make your own miniature paper doll fashions with this charming guide, which weaves together the tale of two spirited sisters and their dazzling wardrobe of vintage fashions. Costume designer Lauren George offers playful interpretations of authentic historical dress in her story of Reo and Lucille, who abandon their conventional lives in 1880s Detroit to join the circus — the first in a series of daring adventures. Each step of the detailed instructions is accompanied by a color photo that shows you how to create fabulous costumes for the pair as they travel across the country, working as entertainers aboard a Mississippi riverboat, celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans, performing with a Wild West show as well as at a New York City amusement park, exploring the Antarctic, joining a crew of stunt aviators, and ultimately returning to Detroit to help Harry Houdini expose fake spiritualists. You don't need specialized skills for these projects — they are simple enough for beginners but sophisticated enough to intrigue experienced crafters. Each how-to section begins with a brief introduction that places the costumes in historical context and includes a materials list, photographic guide, and ideas for further research. You'll learn how to create workable templates, prepare pattern pieces, and embellish the dainty outfits with shoes, handbags, gloves, hats, and jewelry. Materials, consisting mostly of cut paper and flourishes of beads, lace, and ribbon, are inexpensive and easy to find. You'll find everything you need to join the sisters on their adventures — or invent your own! Plenty of helpful suggestions include tips for cultivating your own style and adapting the techniques you've learned to create original designs.