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The Miniature Costumier: Removable Clothing for Dolls House People (Milner Craft) (Milner Craft Series) [Paperback]

Catriona Hall
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Book Description

30 Sep 2004 Milner Craft Series
People assume it can't be done but it can, quite easily. The how, what and why are explained in this wonderful new title. Simple solutions to challenging problems make this an adventure guide into unknown territory. Technique's explained and illustrated, from basic running to simple smocking and needle lace. All the techniques you need are included. There are complete patterns and instructions for a dozen outfits for the full range of family members plus table, bed and bathroom linen to furnish their home. All beautifully made and changeable. Readily available materials and equipment explained.

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The Miniature Costumier: Removable Clothing for Dolls House People (Milner Craft) (Milner Craft Series) + Sewing Dolls' Clothes: 27 Projects to Make in 1:12 Scale (Dolls House Magazine) + Mini-knits for the 1/12 Scale Dolls' House
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Product details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd (30 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1863513299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1863513296
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 18.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 389,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Catriona Hall studied Architecture for several years, then trained as a teacher and moved to Tasmania in 1975. She began making toys and dolls in 1976 and by 1979 had her first exhibition. Catriona started collecting dolls' house miniatures in 1979 and started to make dolls' house people at the same time, it took 15 years for them to take over completely. Since that time she has exhibited work in USA, UK (Birmingham) and Australia). She is represented in collections in UK, USA, Europe and Australia

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent results. 6 Aug 2011
I have used patterns and ideas from this book to make several items including blouses from Joanna's print dress pattern and trousers from Archie's suit. The clothes are made to measure for the editor's own hand made 12th scale dolls, but I have had no difficulty adjusting them to fit a Heidi Ott lady. It was just a matter of lengthening them a smidgen - cut the originals out in tissue paper, without hems and then "try" them on your doll to see if there are any obvious differences.
The garments are 20th Century, but with such a good range of options; male/female, young/old that they can easily be addapted. Best of all, they are designed to be put on and taken off and give the illusion of realism. I have sewn mine by hand and look forward to trying them on my sewing machine.
The book is a delight to read even if you never make anything. ( I would love to see more of Catriona Hall's work, her dolls have such great character.)It contains good clear patterns for sewing clothes, household linens, shoes, hats and knitted garments and good advice for excellent results.
Just the very best book of this kind that I have ever come across!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miniature marvels 19 April 2012
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A wonderful book from a very talented author. The modern styles and patterns are very good, as are the instructions for making them up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLE PATTERNS FOR BEGINNERS 22 Feb 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars mini knits 13 Dec 2013
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Purchased this for myself, good background information. Good designs include all range of ages. Good small uncomplicated practice pieces. went on to give the finished products as gifts which were greatly appreciated
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book 27 April 2005
By Mary loves Murder - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent book, full of good ideas and common sense. The patterns and instructions are crystal clear. I enjoyed reading it and removable clothing for 1/12 scale dolls no longer looks impossible! The author's own exquisite work is illustrated, but the techniques are usable by anyone with just modest sewing skills. This is a real find!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Miniature Costumier 10 Feb 2007
By Larita F. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Sewing is not my strong point. But this book was a really big help! It is very discriptive and full of helpful hints. A beginner should feel quite at ease in doing Catriona's first project. My first project came out looking good. And that's saying a lot! I can't wait to do all the projects in this book. I highly recommend The Miniature Costumier!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for mini crafters 14 Feb 2009
By Dawn Green - Published on Amazon.com
I was really looking forward to getting this book and was not disappointed. I really liked reading through this book and viewing the pictures. The photography is well done and almost all of the items are shown modeled on actual dollhouse dolls. The instructions are easy to follow, I've made two items, but I'm not totally sure how easy they would be to follow if I didn't already have sewing experience. That said, I really do think that this is a great, great book for anyone who wants to sew "removable" clothing for their miniature dolls. It could be improved by having more boy patterns and by having a spiral binding so that the book could stay open while you're using it. I'm actually taking mine to a copier to have the spine removed and a spiral binding put on because I'm definitely planning on making more items from this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! 5 Nov 2011
By Classylady716 - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book for a miniaturist to use for current day patterns. I was able to trace some of them and then create my own designs.
4.0 out of 5 stars nice book 17 Oct 2013
By Julie Fulger - Published on Amazon.com
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A lot of great ideas. I can't wait to start a project. Doesn't look too difficult. This will be my first attempt at sewing miniature clothes.
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