Corinne Crasbercu did an amazing book called "My Rag Doll: 11 Dolls with Clothes and Accessories to Sew" that behind us information to develop our craft.
The book presents one doll with variations. I love that you blow the patterns up 140% because I can use the 'as is' pattern for smaller dolls and still be in proportion.
I won't recommend this book for rank beginner sewists, but those who have a dozen or so projects and a year or two of sewing under their belts shouldn't have too many problems with most of the dolls in this book... and I do recommend this book if you like dolls and are both experienced and brave enough to try making them from these instructions.
Where to Buy the book Book My Rag Doll – Crasbercu, Corinne – ISBN: 1446304841. See on online shop the price of this book.
Sew super cute rag dolls and their gorgeous clothes to make the perfect present for little girls. There’s one basic doll sewing pattern which you can then alter to personalize your doll’s hair and eye color and hair style! Then choose from a range of fabulous different themed outfits and accessories to complete your uniquely charming doll–including a ballerina doll, a bedtime doll and a fairy doll! All instructions are suitable for intermediate to experienced sewers and include full-sized templates for the doll, clothes and accessories.
Corinne Crasbercu is a dressmaking specialist with a background in ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion design, she now designs for Marie Claire magazine.