Monday, November 19, 2012

Japanese Doll Books

I have a small collection of Dolly Dolly and Dollybird mooks.

In May this year, I got Dolly Dolly Vol. 28, not because there were no patterns in it for any of my dolls, but, because I love Momoko and the issue was dedicated to her 10th anniversary.   I don't know what it is about this doll - her innocent face, perhaps?

My latest acquisition is Dollybird Vol. 17.  This issue uses felt and leather in most of its projects.

Happy, happy, joy, joy! There's a Dollfie Dream section with patterns for this outfit and body blushing tips.

 There's also this section on drafting a shirt for a male doll.

And, of course, printed patterns.

More photos of Momoko, as well as other dolls, such as Blythe, Volks, Mama Chapp, Groove, Unoa Quluts and Tiny Betsy McCall.

And my favourite outfit is this one - kind of 'hippyish'.  Since I don't understand Japanese, I am guessing that 'CoCoon' is the brand of clothing and accessories.  See their blog here.  I think the designer's name is Haruka.

These are the pieces.

The sandals ....

... and the handbags!

And, there are patterns and instructions to make them!  I'm looking forward to making this outfit and accessories, eventually.


  1. I haven't seen these before but they look great. The projects and patterns look mouthwatering. I hope you post pictures of any you do make. I assume you have to buy them online although years (and I mean years) ago we used to be able to buy japanese fashion pattern magazines in newsagents here in Australia.

    1. Hi Carrickters. Lots of eye candy. I get them from Hobbylink Japan at We used to get the them here (Trinidad) too, many years ago. I'll definitely post pictures. Thanks for stopping by.