Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dolly Dingle Paper Dolls Dover


Dover has published a few Dolly Dingle Reproduction books. This one is published in 1978 and features many Dolly Dingle sheets from the around the world dolls.  The main difference between the orignal sheets and the reproduction is the size.  These are 12x9 while the vintage magazine sheets are around 14x10 or so.  Also the color of the reproduction tends to be brighter, especially the white background paper.  I did not include scans all the pages of this item.  the artist is Grace G Drayton.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Paper Doll Collaboration 2017 Oscars

Find the Doll here

For the February theme of the Collaboration Project, the challenge was what to wear to the Oscars (which I believe are next week?).  I'll be honest, I don't really watch awards shows, only the red carpet to see the fabulous gowns.  I'll be also honest and say the two dresses are not based on any real gowns, just the overall theme I tend to see at the Oscars award show.  To the left is a mermaid with a simple top and dramatic ruffle bottom, mermaid dresses seem to be common.  I expect it would be in a jewel tone or dramatic pastel in color.  To the right is a big sparkly ball gown, another dress that seems to rule the red carpet.  I image the color of this dress to be nude, blush or gold tone.  The hair style is simple pulled to one side, with earring accent.




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lilyan Tashman

This beautiful Move Dressograph features Lilyan Tashman with 3 lovely outfits, a jacket, and a hat.  From the St. Louis Dispatch dated January 24, 1932.  The paper is very yellowed in color.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Jane Arden's Wardobe

Here is a newspaper sheet with Jane Arden featuring 3 outfits including what looks like a bell hop costume.  This sheet is dated 1-26-1941.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Paper Doll Collaberation

Alright, so if you follow other paper doll blogs you may have stumbled across a project called Paper doll Collaboration 2017 from Paper Doll School, Paper Thin Personas, and Pop Culture Paper Dolls. 

Well, I asked if I could join the project, yes it's belated, but the girls agreed to let me in on the fun!  So above is my modification of Julie Mathews wonderful base along with January's theme, the Year I was born.  The two outfits are based on the sewing patterns below.  I was born in 1988, a bad year to be a bridesmaid!  Puffy sleeves and ruffles! I haven't named her yet! 

Be sure to check out the other girls dolls at the links below.  The outfits should all fit, with the exception of hair I think.

 Julie Mathews
Rachel Cohen 
Elena Carrillo

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dolly Dingle's Valentine

This beautiful page is from February 1927.  Dolly Dingle has a very cute wardrobe with 4 outfits, 2 hats and a pair of shoes.  Her Valentine's dress is too adorable.  Main colors seem to be red and blue.  This image was on my computer and is not from my personal collection.  Source

Friday, February 10, 2017


Here's another single page Wee Wisdom paper doll.  Janie was designed by 11 year old Charla Woodworth and drawn by Dorothy Wagstaff.  She has a black and red wardrobe that includes 3 dresses, a coat, 2 tops and a skirt along with some accessories. No date on this one.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Winnie Winkle

This newspaper sheet of Winnie Winkle has a bit of damage around the title, and corner of the doll's stand.  She has 2 lovely outfits, one red and one green and one matching hat.  This is dated 10-6-1935.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Valentine's Doll

I used a base I've already used for an Easter doll in 2015 and edited it to be a Valentine's theme.  I used a font here for the heart accents.  Main colors are pink and red with a purple outfit as well.  She has 8 dresses with hearts and bows. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Jane Arden back

This beautiful paper doll features a rare back view of the doll.  This Jane Arden was published 2-13-1938 and features 3 outfits.