Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sis Winter Fashion

This paper doll page is from Katy Keene created by Bill Woggan featuring the character Sis and her Winter Fashions.  There are 4 outfits, a coat, and two hats. No exact date on this, probably in a winter season month. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tillie the Toiler

This newspaper panel of Tillie the Toiler is dated 7-28-1935 and features 2 long dresses and a hat.  Tillie the Toiler Fashion Parade created by Russ Westover and the doll and outfits are from Ruth Bennett.  I like the back view included for the green dress. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Paper Doll Collaberation 2018 February Date Night

 The theme for the month of February was date night, inspired by Valentine's Day.  The first dress is based on a real dress that of course I can't find a picture of now.  The other dress I imagine in a blush/pink or maybe champagne color and is inspired by vintage lace dresses.  I don't actually dress up to go on a date but I've always liked the idea of wearing something fancy to go out to dinner.  I created  a pair of shoes to go with the short dress and a little hair heart.  Also a box of chocolates, of course, my favorite Valentine's gift!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dolly Dingle's Baby Brother Dickie

Here is a cut Dolly Dingle paper doll featuring her cute baby brother Dickie.  This paper doll is from February 1923.  The baby has 3 outfits, 2 bonnets, a bunny, and a bottle.  There are also comic strips.  He is missing a white bib.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Jane Arden's Wardrobe

This single page newspaper paper doll is from 2-23-1941.  I can't believe Feburary is almost over!  It's cold here too! *unusual for Vegas*  The doll has 4 outfits and one hat.  Love that top left one, looks very patriotic.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lucki Red Lorelei

This single page paper doll features the character Lucki Red Lorelei from the Katy Keene comic series.  This one is titled "Hit the Sac" and features 5 sac dress designs and two hats.  Her character sometimes has symbols of luck, such as horseshoes and clovers in her outfits.  Created by Bill Woggon, I don't have a date on this page.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Fu Mei Ling

Happy Chinese New Year!  This year is the year of the Dog.  I'll admit I don't have many paper dolls from China or depicting Chinese people.  I found this one, it's from an old Children's Playmate magazine dated September 1942.  The  single page paper doll is Fu Mei Ling drawn by the artist Fern Bisel Peat.  Note the doll has costumes for a girl and a boy, how wonderful.  The doll has traditional costumes along with hats.  Fern Bisel Peat also drew the cover of this issue.

Monday, February 12, 2018


This is a two page black and white Paper doll from the magazine Paper Doll World.  The paper is yellowed from age.  This is dated November/December 1984 and even asks original paper doll artist to send in artwork for the magazine. This magazine is no longer published.  The artist name simply says Kay.  The doll has 5 showgirl style outfits, one with a matching hat.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Shakespeare's Loveliest Heroine Juliet

This two page paper doll is from Doll's magazine August 1999.  The paper doll has three lovely gowns, some head dresses and a mask.  It features Shakespeare's character Juliet from Romeo and Juliet play/story.  I'm not sure I'd personally consider her a 'heroine' but I enjoy the colorful costumes of this paper doll set.  The artist is Teri Wilson.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Various Black and White Paper Dolls

Genie 1986

Nora Denis

Tere Tronson 1988

Patsy a Paper Doll

S. Fahey

Margaret Groninger

Frost Bros Ad

BJ 81

Domine Edwards 1910

Suffolk Museum

I have a small sleeve full of miscellaneous black and white paper doll sheets of unknown origin.  I believe some are from old Paper Doll Newsletters, but others have no text on the back and may be from old conventions or simply sold by the artist as prints or maybe photo copies.  If anyone recognizes anything and knows a bit more detail, please let me know.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Dress the Snow Family

This cute two page paper doll is from Jack and Jill magazine dated January 1961.  It features 3 snow people paper dolls, a mom, a dad and a child.  The outfits are hanging from a clothing line, what a cleaver idea!  And hats are laid out on a bench.  I love the overall composition of this set, it's a charming visual story.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sam Ivy Valentine

I actually made these outfits last year but never posted the page.  This uses an old base I designed called Samatha Ivy Jones.  More outfits for her here.  This is a Valentine's inspired page featuring pink and red outfits along with lace and heart motifs. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

This is Susan

A single page paper doll from Wee Wisdom magazine.  This features black, white, and red coloring in the outfit.  She has two dresses, two tops, a skirt, a jacket, a purse, and a little hat.  Her name is Susan and she was created by Langley Tolbert and drawn by Dorothy Wagstaff.  I don't have a date on this one.