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Dd received this book for her birthday, does anyone know of it? It was written in 1913.<br><br>
It's about a little girl at her grandmother's house who learns to sew from the thimble people. They make clothes for her doll, and the patterns are in the back of the book.<br><br>
It says that they'll fit a 16" doll, but from looking at the photos she's a pretty thin doll. I'm thinking I might have to make the doll on the side.<br><br>
Any experience with the book or patterns?
 

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Yes, I have experience withe the book. You are correct in assuming these patterns are for a thin doll. My dd loved this book when she was in the 3rd grade. The patterns were too small for her 16" Playmate type Waldorf doll.
 

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That's what I thought. I found a pattern for the doll at Lacis. I think we'll read through the whole book then see where we are. My dd is only in first grade, so I might have some time.
 

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Can you tell me more about the pattern? We also have the book and clothes patterns, but we don't have a thin 16" doll. ...I'd love to find an antique doll with a ceramic head, but if not would love to find the pattern to make a cloth one the right size.
 

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here is a link to <a href="http://lacis.com/catalog/catalog.html" target="_blank">Lacis</a><br>
the site has frames, so to get to the Mary Frances stuff you have to click on <i>Novelty</i> under Tools and Materials; then <i>Mary Frances</i><br><br>
they have 2 patterns for the doll body and I think they do sell a Mary Marie doll with a porcelain head.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">here is a link to <a href="http://lacis.com/catalog/catalog.html" target="_blank">Lacis</a><br>
the site has frames, so to get to the Mary Frances stuff you have to click on <i>Novelty</i> under Tools and Materials; then <i>Mary Frances</i><br><br>
they have 2 patterns for the doll body and I think they do sell a Mary Marie doll with a porcelain head.</div>
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Thanks for the link!
 

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Oooohhh....many thanks for the link. My dd does not have the book yet - she's 5.5 and I've been waiting til she gets just a little bit older...but when the time comes, she might get the book and the Mary Marie porcelain doll as well! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I want the book too and I am older than 5. There was a Mary Frances Cooking book too. I know they have been reprinted but I have never seen one.
 

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There are five in the series and each is a complete delight! I think the Knitting one may fit the doll at Lacis as well.
 
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