This unique book outlines the history of children s sewing and features over 700 full-color photographs of sewing sets, dolls, toys, books, and patterns. Extensive illustrations and detailed descriptions will inform collectors on the correct placement of items and the completeness of their sets, making this an indispensable identification and value guide. You will find details on sewing sets featuring mannequins, as well as sets with dolls made of bisque, composition, hard plastic, paper, celluloid, cloth, and rubber. There are also chapters on dolls clothing, millinery sets, plain sewing, embroidery, needlework, crocheting, knitting, and patterns. A listing of more than 150 books dating from 1831 to 2000 which focus on children s sewing projects is provided. This is truly a must-have book for all who sew, as well as collectors of toys, dolls, television characters, patterns, children s books, or period graphics.