Item description for Bleuette: The Doll and Her Wardrobe by Barbara Hilliker...
Well-known to Bleuette collectors as the publisher and editor of Chre Amies de Bleuette Revue, Barbara Hilliker has written the first comprehensive book in English about the fashionable little French doll, which was popular from 1905 until the late 1950's. Bleuette's history is coupled with fabulous photographs of the doll, her family and friends, as well as her wonderful wardrobe. Also included are patterns by Louise Hedrick.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.28" Width: 9.37" Height: 0.79" Weight: 2.82 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Reverie Publishing
ISBN 193248521X ISBN13 9781932485219
Reviews - What do customers think about Bleuette: The Doll and Her Wardrobe?
Great Reference Book, Reproduction Artist's Tool or Coffee Table Book Jan 27, 2008
Being a doll collector and reproduction doll artist for over 30 years I have a very extensive doll library as well as doll collection. This book is an excellent reference source for anyone like myself who wants to learn about the history of Bleuette, how to paint her features authentically as well as study her extensive wardrobe. There are many wonderful color photographs, especially helpful for close-ups of Bleuette's facial features and patterns to make her a very lovely authentic wardrobe. This book is even wonderful as a gift for people who love dolls who may just love beautiful books to decorate their home with, a coffee tablebook. I love this book and thank the author for sharing her knowledge with fellow collectors and Bleuette fans around the world.
A Definite For Bleuette Enthusiasts Jan 19, 2008
If you can only afford one book on that very collectible fashion doll "Bleuette", this is a wonderful choice. A large hardcover, the pictures and history are wonderful and cover it all. There are also original Gautier-Languereau patterns included, so you can sew for Bleuette yourself. The overall quality of the book itself is well worth the price. I'm very happy I purchased Bleuette: The Doll and Her Wardrobe by Barbara Hilliker.
Coffee Table book about the Bleuette doll Jun 28, 2007
I agree with the previous commentator that this book is basically a coffee table book about Bleuette ,her history, and her family.
So, if you need a book about Bleuette's clothing patterns, then this book is probably not for you. There are other books out there that are specific to Bleuette clothing patterns....but not this one.
The photos in this book are absolutely amazing though...that is for sure!
Please note that this book is not just a picture book. This book does indeed contain lots of information about the history of Bleuette. Also, the photos are mesmerizing (most photos being very large and in full color).
I believe that if you are a Bleuette collector, then it's good to have a nice book about the doll's history. If so, then this book will serve that purpose nicely.
Review of Bleuette: The Doll and Her Wardrobe Jan 18, 2007
I purchased the combination of this book and another, thinking I was going to receive an extensive collection of Bleuette patterns. Instead, I got coffee table books with only a few patterns drafted by the author, rather than the original patterns. I found the advertising text misleading, and would not have ordered them had I known I was not going to get real Bleuette patterns.
A Must Have Book for Bleuette Collectors Jan 16, 2007
I love this book and if you love Bleuette, you will read this book cover to cover. Barbara Hilliker is one of the experts we collectors rely on to tell us more about the lovely French doll produced from 1905-1960. The doll was produced as a give-away to sell a weekly periodical to young French girls. Each issue of the paper contained patterns to dress the doll. These patterns are what make the doll so popular. There were over 1300 patterns published, and this author has been influential in getting some of these patterns to the public.