Wednesday, November 30, 2016


April 1947 artist Elaine Ends

Fern Bisel Peat

Here is a two page paper doll from Children's Playmate featuring a dutch doll and four outfits, with one hat.  The paper doll was drawn by Elaine Ends and published in April 1947.  I've also scanned the inside pages that include art by Fern Bisel Peat.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Little Louise and Her Pets

This is a single page paper doll with clothes on the back that are to be traced and made into homemade clothing.  This is from Good housekeeping Magazine.  The only date I have on it is 02-09 which I think means February 1909 not 2009 however I think this is a reproduction because the paper is so bright.  I believe (though not signed) the artist is Shelia Young. If anyone has information about this possible reprint, please let me know.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sigrid A Swedish Girl

Here is a paper doll page from Wee Wisdom's magazine. The sheet features Sigrid, a girl from Sweden along with three costumes and accessories.  Notes date it as 6-1936. Dorothy Wagstaff as the artist.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The New Cut-Out for Young Folks

I found this lovely newspaper sheet on ebay (link) but wanted to share it.  The doll has four outfits with matching hats and a Turkey.  Perfect for Thanksgiving.  No exact date but 1930s and most likely November.  From the Detroit News.  (note, I will take this link down if requested by the ebay owner.)

Sorry, link only.  I don't own the image but thought it was one everyone would enjoy seeing.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ready for the Feast Cut Out

These two pages are from Golden Magazine dated November 1966.  The artist is Neva Schultz.  Golden magazine had many paper doll pages, some months were only one page, others had a two page spread.  This set features a boy and girl, each with one costume and accessories.  Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving!?  I haven't designed a Thanksgiving paper doll for this year yet (not sure I have time now!)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Winnie Winkle Fashion cut-outs

This beautiful newspaper sheet features Winnie Winkle and two lovely outfits, including a gorgeous bridal gown.  These were created by "Branner" and published in various newspapers.  This sheet is from Oregon and is dated 6-16-1935.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dolly Dingle's Little Friend Junior Allen and Tinker

Dolly Dingle sure had a lot of friends.  Above is a boy named Junior along with his dog.  He has foru outfits, including a Boy Scout uniform.  This full sheet is from the Pictorial Review and is dated May 1924.  The artist is Grace G Drayton. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Doll Making Projects and Plants

cover Fall 1986 Maia

Rebecca Iverson

Heather a Cloth Doll

Here are some pages from Dollmaking Projects and Plans magazine from Fall 1986.  I've included the two page paper doll, featuring two boys and the pages of instruction and pattern for a cloth doll named Heather.  There are other pages in the magazine, the magazine is all black and white.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Dolly Dingle's World Flight in France

This full page paper doll features Dolly Dingle and four costumes along with two hats.  The artis is Grace G Drayton.  This page was published in the Pictorial Review for the June 1932 issue.  the main colors are red and blue with some black and brown.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ralph Bellamy

Here is another newspaper Dress O Graph,this one is featuring Ralph Bellamy.  He has three outfits with matching hats.  This is dated May 28, 1933 and is from the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Norah Wellings

Another lovely two page paper doll from Karen Reilly.  This one has three outfits and three hats. This is from Doll Reader magazine.  I forge the year, but I think February is the month.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Margaret O Brien Doll

Here is a beautiful two page paper doll featuring the Madame Alexander's Margaret O'Brien Doll made in 1947.  The paper doll has three lovely outfits a lots of accessories including two hats.  These pages are drawn by Karen Reilly and was published in the June/July issue of Doll Reader 2007.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Paper Doll Review Issue 19

Larry Basin

Larry Bassin

Hilary Knight
I'll be honest.  I subscribe to OPDAG's Paper Doll Studio but I do not subscribe to the Paperdoll Review.  It's a magazine featuring articles about vintage paper dolls and collecting paper dolls.  Above is a scan of the front and back cover and one inside page from the Spring 2000 issue number 19.  I do have a few issues of Paperdoll Review from a lot I purchased as well as some newer issues that I bought at the Paper Doll Convention I attended in Phoenix this year.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Debutante Belle

Here is a two page magazine paper doll from Dolls Magazine July/August 2014 by the artist Diana E Vining. She has three ball gowns, three shawl tops, gloves, and a crown.