Sadly, none of my paper dolls survived my childhood. I hadn't really thought much about paper dolls until seeing them on Pinterest, where I now have a pin board dedicated to "Paperdolls". Looking back over the McCall's paper dolls really brings back memories. I always looked forward to visiting my Grandmother, who subscribed to McCall's, and raiding her new issues for "more Betsy's"!
Recently, two of my Aunts have given me vintage paper dolls!
In this picture below are my Aunt Dorothy's paper dolls she played with as a child
There are several Shirley Temple dolls, and even a little boy paper doll!
Below is a book of "Little Women" Paper dolls given to me by Aunt Jane! Little Women was one of my favorite books when I was a pre-teen! My Mother has a beautifully illustrated copy of
Little Women that she "loaned" to me when I was 12.
As an adult, I still love paper dolls, though until I received these gifts,
I hadn't realized that is what I have been doing...playing paper dolls!
With my Pink Persimmon stamps of the little girl and boy, plus the Lottie doll stamps, I have been stamping my dolls, and restamping on patterned paper to cut out their clothes, and then using the paper dolls on cards, banners, tags, etc!
Here are my Lottie Doll paper dolls, along with my childhood china doll
I received this china doll as a gift from my Mamaw and Pappaw Silvernail, as you can see her toes are chipped, because I played house with her many hours under our backyard fig tree
Here is the Lottie Doll stamp set from Pink Persimmon, you can then go to their website and download the body and dress pattern. And you can make all the paper dolls and clothes your heart desires!!