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The August/September 2020 issue of DOLLS features 48 four-color pages. This issue includes the annual presentation of the Dolls Awards of Excellence Public’s Choice nominees and ballot, as well as articles on BJD fashion designer Edith Schmidt, artist April Norton’s new white-porcelain doll series, resources for finding doll-sized notions, a raincoat pattern for 14- to 17-inch dolls, and more!


8 Simply Elegant
Edith Schmidt’s clothing designs are lovely, lyrical
By Stephanie Finnegan

14 Tourist Trap
Designer can’t travel, so her dolls get an outing

16 In Memoriam
Doll artist Sylvia Weser dies

18 2020 Diamond Awards
See this year’s nominees and get ready to vote for the Public’s Choice winners

24 Diamond Awards Ballot

25 The Tiniest Notions
Finding sewing supplies scaled for dolls
By Chelly Wood

28 Elizabethan Drama
Inspires April Norton’s white-porcelain dolls for 2020

31 Gayle Wray’s CJDs Capture personalities in cloth

32 Custom Corner

34 It’s Raining, It’s Pouring …
Make a hooded raincoat for a 14- to 17-inch doll
By Chelly Wood