Bring characters from favorite stories to life with creative stitchery! This unique guide to making cloth dolls offers patterns for the eternal optimist, Pollyanna, as well as Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Mary of The Secret Garden. Ther book also features patterns for clothes, pets, and accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions include 263 black-and-white illustrations, plus an eight-page color insert. Perfect for beginners, this manual will also appeal to more experienced dollmakers. All three characters use the same basic doll body and accessories such as hats, shoes, and slips. Dorothy's wardrobe, based on descriptions of her clothing in the Oz books, comprises six dresses and a nightgown. Mary's ensembles include five dresses, a coat, and a housecoat; and Pollyanna's costumes consist of six dresses and a gown. Extras include Dorothy's green spectacles and Toto the terrier; a miniature copy of The Secret Garden, a bed cover, and a pillow for Mary; and Pollyanna's pets, Fluffy the cat and Buffy the dog.