Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mary Englebreit October Paper Dolls


Here are two uncut paper dolls from the artist Mary Englebreit out of her magazine, Home Companion.  I don't have dates on these for the year, but I'm pretty sure the month would have been October, because of the Halloween costumes.  Ann Estelle has two outfits, including a very cute princess costume and lots of tiny accessories.  Gracie has two outfits including a clown costume and lots of tiny accessories as well.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mary and Her Toys



Here is a lovely paper doll published by the Samuel Lowe Company.  This set was published in 1943.  Since it is a cut set, it is missing some items, like her 'toys'. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Here's the Bride










Here is a cut set of Here's the Bride paper dolls.  This is missing the flower girl.  This was published by Walkins Publishing and is dated 1956.  This is note a complete set and was purchased as part of a lot from goodwilll. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Jane Arden's Wardobe

I love the profile paper dolls, they have such a unique pose.  Above is a lovely Jane Arden with 4 outfits and some accessories.  This one is dated 2-21-1937.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Muny Opera Dressograph

Thanks to the St. Louis Dispatch, we also have lovely Opera outfits like the ones above.  This opera singers is Ruby Mercer and she has three lovely costumes and two hats.  The page has some small tears on top, it is fragile newspaper, but thankfully the doll and outfits are unaffected by this fact.  The writing below the page indicates it was published July 7th 1935

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dainty Squid Blogger Paper Doll

http://www.thedaintysquid.com/

So a while ago I stumbled across a blog called The Dainty Squid by Kaylah. (link above).  I was very inspired by her "What I Wore" posts and asked if I could do a paper doll inspired by her posts and fashions.  Kaylah thankfully agreed, and here is the result above.  As you may notice, her hair color changes often, which I love.  I gave her 6 outfits and 5 hairstyles, all from references from her blog posts.  I wished to do more, but this took much longer then I anticipated, so I decided to wrap up this project.  I hope to do more blog fashion paper dolls, do you have a blog about fashion?  Want a paper doll? Let me know! 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Teddy Bears








This cute sets is called Teddy Bears my very first paper dolls. It includes 2 bear dolls (a boy and a girl) with very simple outfits so young children can cut them out.  This was published by the Whitman company in 1978 and originally sold for .59 cents (on sale for .55 cents!).  Six pages of outfits in total, most look like they fit both dolls.