Saturday, March 31, 2018

Paper Doll Collaberation 2018 March Now and Then/Then and Now

OMG totally spaced posting this yesterday! It's been a crazy week for me.
Alright this months theme was "Now and Then" so taking a vintage outfit and making it modern and taking a modern outfit and making it vintage in sorts is how I interpreted it..  For the first outfit I used a fashion plate for inspiration here  and made a casual every day version inspired by the details.  For the second dress I took a casual every day outfit here and created a vintage dress inspired by the fabric and patterns.  The lines on the bottom of the dress are supposed to be the stitched detail of the jeans.  Added some shoes and hats.  The hats, I have no idea if they will actually fit.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter 2018 Black And White

For this Easter, I created a rag doll bunny paper doll.  She has lots of dresses and outfits.  21 in total, including a ballerina tutu.  She has 7 pairs of shoes, 2 bows, and 2 flowers for her head.  This was inspired by a rag doll I used to own when  I was a kid.   I image some of the outfits as being home made dresses and some more like doll outfits you'd buy in the store.  This is the black and white version that can be colored.  I'll post a color version in a few days.  I may even do two variations, if I have time.  Have a Happy Easter!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Gigi Goes Glamourous

This comic sheet paper doll features Gigi, a friend of Katy Keene created by Bill Woggon.  her outfits were designed by Barbara Rausch.  She has four outfits, a swimsuit, a top and a pair of boots.  A bit western inspired wear.  Love her little dog. No exact date known.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Movie Dressographs Diana Wynyard

This single page newspaper Movie Dressograph paper doll features the celebrity actress Diana Wynyard along with three outfits from various movies.  The movies are "Cavalcade", "Men Must Fight" and "Rasputin and the Empress"  I love the little hat that matches her blue dress.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I know it's early!  But I will be pretty busy this weekend and next week as well.  Here is a paper doll to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  She is supposed to be a leprechaun.  I actually based her somewhat on a drawing for my DND character gnome Fizzlepop "Poppy" Peppertree.  I was hoping to do curly hair but I just couldn't get it too look how I wanted. She has 6 outfits, all with various shades of green, 1 wig and one extra pair of shoes and a pot of gold.  The bottom outfit two inspired by Irish step dancing costumes and the traditional male leprechaun suit. I also included the page in black and white for those who want to color it.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jane Arden's Wardrobe

Here is a newspaper paper doll of Jane Arden's Wardrobe.  This sheet is dated 3-23-1941.  She has 4 outfits and 1 hat.  Each outfit was designed by someone who submitted it to the newspaper.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Paper Dolls

I almost feel as this is missing a page, since most magazine paper dolls are two pages. However, I only have this one page.  It's a paper doll by Gerry Hizer that reminds me of a little doll.  She has 2 dresses, two stocking/leggings, and three hats (another reason I'm unsure it's complete).  This one is dated August 1994 and is from Doll World magazine.

Friday, March 9, 2018

OPDAG News #42 Winter 1995

Sue Chaffee

Christine D Scarlett

Dress a Doll by Johana Gast Anderton and Helen Johnson

Dress A Doll

Elinor Peace Bailey

dress a doll

dress a doll

Marcy Lewis

Dress a Doll

Dress a Doll

Elinor Peach Bailey
Here is a black and white issue of OPDAG (original paper doll artist guild) News.  This is issue #42 from the Winter of 1995.  The theme was paper dolls of and for children.  It features 2 dress a doll babies with lots of clothing submitted by members.  Not all pages are shown here. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

This is Deborah

A cute single page paper doll from Wee Wisdom magazine dated March 1955.  This paper doll is mostly Black and Red coloring.  She has 2 dresses, 1 outfit, a top and bottom and a necklace.  She was designed by Sharon Lee Badgett (12) and drawn by the artist Dorothy Wagstaff.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Muny Opera Dressograph Ilse Marvenga

This is a photocopy of the orignal newspaper sheet, which is why it's a bit more yellow in color.  It features the opera star Ilse Marvenga and her costumes from the following operas: Kathie from "the Student Prince" which is the peasant dress and wig, and the other two are from Marietta in "Naughty Marietta".  I really like her blue outfit that the base is wearing as well!  This one is dated July 9, 1933 and was published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch