This book is the third installment on making creative art doll clothing and accessories from successful doll artist Patti Culea, following Creative Cloth Doll Making and Creative Cloth Doll Faces, both from Rockport Publishers This book builds on the previous two by delving into how to make exotic and beautiful garments and accessories such as hats, shoes, and purses for art dolls This is the only book available on making clothing for art dolls Moreover, it not only includes a pattern for various wardrobe staples, but the author offers basic garment making techniques, as well as information on decorative fabric treatments and embellishments Culea provides tips and techniques for creating everything from a vintage 1940 s ensemble to a 1960 s type of outfit There are techniques for dyeing, painting, and stamping to create a beautiful evening gown and how to drape a doll body to create your own pattern Professional tips, ideas for embellishments, cutting edge techniques, short cuts, pattern making ideas, and are also included....
|Title||:||Creative Cloth Doll Couture: New Approaches to Making Beautiful Clothing and Accessories|
|Publisher||:||Quarry Books May 1, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||695 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Creative Cloth Doll Couture: New Approaches to Making Beautiful Clothing and Accessories Reviews
Of the books that I have by this author, I probably refer to this one most often. The "model" shaped doll has very pleasing shape, and there are good patterns contained that can be adapted to a dollmakers own creations. This type of doll is very personalized and individualized, so it is difficult to give step by step directions to replicate a particular doll. Some steps are left out, however, and could be frustrating to someone who had not made this kind of doll before. Lots of nice gallery photos are included, and these are good eye candy for the doll maker. It is necessary to select the information that most suits the needs for one's own creation. The addition of some clothing patterns is nice in this book, and they could be redrawn, or at least give guideline for measurments in order to draw other clothing options. There is a similarity of instructions in the authors books, and some of the patterns are interchangeable.
To be absolutely honest..When I first received Creative Cloth Doll Couture
If you are into making cloth dolls and their clothing you will really enjoy this book and also learn new ways of doing the clothes by one of the most talented cloth doll makers. You will learn a lot of new things. Even if you are curious about making cloth dolls and their clothes the way she shows step by step on how and what to do it will be very easy to do.
I have purchased several books by this artist. She is truly a creative doll maker. Reading about her background was very interesting for she has done it all in various parts of the creative world. She is a very capable author in being able to communicate to the reader useable information to help the doll maker achieve further heights.
Love all of her books, wish I knew some of the material was repeated in some of her other books. This one covers a lot.
Great book. Good instructions and details.
The pictures are great and inspiring. It is NOT for the beginner, however. I think I will have to work up to it. But it's worth it, to make the dolls pictured here.