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The October 2017 issue of DOLLS features 68 four-color pages. This issue focuses on ball-jointed dolls (BJDs), with features on Bo Bergemann’s new project, artist Kori Leppart, and RubyRedGalleria’s new doll line. Plus, articles on artist Apryl Jensen, antique dolls, two patterns, and more!


8 Create, Show, Tell
Apryl Jensen takes on teaching
By Sharon Verbeten

12 Collector Confidential
What Have Dolls Given Me?
Friends, Fashions, Photos
By Adrian Cardozo

18 Family Matters
Bo Bergemann pursues new project close to her daughter, herself
By Stephanie Finnegan

26 Polymer & Porcelain
BJDs inspire Kori Leppart’s dollmaking career
By Pam North

32 Lovely in Lavender
A romantic gown for your 24-inch BJD
By Martha Boers

42 Costume Play
Make a Native American dress for an 8-inch doll
By Jean Dicus

45 Beijing Quintuplets
RubyRedGalleria launches new 5 ½-inch BJD line

48 What Makes a Doll ‘Antique’?
A guide to pre-1930 treasures
By Vicki Steensma