The newest book from acclaimed doll-clothing designer Rosemarie Ionker presents designing, sewing and clothing ideas for dolls of every size, ranging from 7-inch-high favourites like Helen Kishs Riley, Heather Maciaks Molly and a vintage Ginny, to 18-inch-high Gretel from Kathe Kruse and the popular American Girl dolls. Modeled on 18 contemporary creations from a host of makers, including Heidi Plusczok, Dianna Effner and Pauline Jacobsen, the completed clothing will also fit reproduction Bleuettes and older dolls such as Sasha and the antique Daisy. The easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by patterns from which seamstresses can design a multitude of garments, from underwear to pants, dresses, coats and jackets. Ms. Ionker leads readers through the process of creating new patterns from these basics. Beginning sewers can confidently replicate some of the simplest pieces, while the more advanced may choose to progress into designing their own unique fashions. Detailed directions for decorations and embellishments are included, as well as guidelines for selecting fabrics and general sewing tips.