Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Your Dress and Dolly's

This single sheet paper doll is from Child Life magazine.  The doll has two dresses, one salmon color with black bow and peter pan color and the other a light pink with floral print detail.  she is wearing a green dress with black shoes paired with white socks.  she is holding a pink purse and a small bouquet of flowers.  Her brown hair is short with a flip and a black bow.  The design are from Chiquet and available as patterns to buy at the time.  This is dated June 1930.

The text reads:

Beth is ready for her first party and expects to have a wonderful time! If a pretty frock will help, she will indeed.  It is made of crepe de chine with a high waist, scalloped skirt, and a bateau neck.

But one cannot always be dressed for parties, so for less festive occasions Beth has two other dresses- a flowered crepe with a round yolk which extends in the front and forms a panel and a handkerchief linen with pleats in the front and back for fullness, a round collar and a perky bow, just the thing for joyful romps.  Are your dresses ready for the happy June days?
These patterns will help you if they are not.

then it list the patterns and sizes and years ect.  Patterns were just 20 cents!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Jane Arden's Wardrobe

Here is a newspaper panel from Jane Arden's Wardobe. The paper has discolored and at some point the page had been folded over right on her face!  She has 4 outfits; a blue dress with flower and ribbon, a yellow dress with buttons and pocket along with matching yellow shoes, a white nautical dress with skirt under and a small white hat to match., a white top with mustard pair of pants and matching  hat. Jane is shown in profile with her dark hair in a bun.  This is dated 8-22-1937.  I try to keep track of which ones I've posted but I'm not always sure. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Tillie the Toiler Fashion Parade

This early newspaper panel is from Tillie the Toiler.  The paper has discolored with age.  Note the print is in only black and yellow ink.  The doll has an unusual stand.  She has one long dress and one fur coat w/ plaid skirt along with a hat and scarf.  This is dated January 28 1933.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

This is Dickey Brewster

This single page paper doll is from the children's magazine Wee Wisdom.  This boy is named Dickey Brewster and I'm going to pretend he's related to Punky Brewster from the old tv show.  the page features limited color of black, grey, brown and red.  I have noted that this is from April but no year.  He has 4 outfits, 2 jackets, 3 shirts, and 2 pairs of shorts along with a couple of hats.  lots of mix and match options. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Carol Ann's Mother

This two page centerfold magazine paper doll is from Jack and Jill. Carol Ann's Mother has a lovely long yellow dress, a black textured coat with pink gloves and matching hat , a pink and black stripe apron (or very short skirt!) a pale blue suit with top, skirt, purse and hat with pale yellow accents, and a pink house dress with belt.  I do not have a date on this.  The artist is Elsa Scheuerman.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Collaboration July Ballerina/Dancer

July is almost over.  Back to school soon!  lots of stuff happening at work.  Busy busy.  It's hot here!  Anyway, this month's theme was Ballerina/Dancer.  i pretty much just stuck with ballerina.  I can't say I've seen many ballets, because I usually fall asleep but I love love love ballerina costumes.  And a few of my favorite movies involve ballerinas (The Red Shoes, Susperia, Black Swan).  As a kid, I loved ballerina paper dolls.  Wait, I still do! 

Included are lots of tutus, including Odette from the Swan Princess.  Three sets of ballet shoes, and three hair styles.

Please note I will be signing all my art as Melissa Pepe now.
 Make sure to check out the other blogs/artist to see what they have designed for this theme

Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here

Saturday, July 20, 2019

short hiatus

quick break from the blog. will not be posting for a while.  need to rest.  be back soon