With some many Japanese doll books, that contain patterns on the market, you maybe wondering what’s the difference between them.
Today we’ll talk about 4 doll pattern books and the skill levels for each.
Dollybird – Is a doll magazine that features doll news as well as clothing patterns from several designers.
The instructions for the patterns usually include step by step images.
The patterns in the magazine are generally for intermediate to advance sewist but if you’re a determined beginner, you’ll be able to tackle the projects too.
Doll Closet – Is a series of books that highlights 3-4 different doll designers.
Each book has a theme like seasons, romantic, and etc.
The instructions in this series are very detailed and have step by step images that guide you through the project.
This is a great series for beginners.
Dolly*Dolly – Is another doll magazine that showcases doll news and patterns from a variety of designers.
There are no step by step images for the instructions but there is an illustration that matches with the step by step text.
The patterns are best suited for experienced doll sewist.
Doll Coordinate Recipe – Is a book series that is presented by Dolly * Dolly.
Patterns from this book tend to feature 1 doll designer.
According to Dolly * Dolly, the skill level for these books range from beginner to advanced.
Beginner books have step by step instructions with images while the advanced books have step by step instructions with an illustration, no photos.
Sadly, there is no way to tell what skill level the books are before purchasing.
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