Way Beyond Your Childhood Paper Dolls Clothes

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When I was a little girl, I loved to play with paper dolls. With a blunt pair of scissors, I would set about cutting the clothes from the page in the paper doll book, occasionally cutting off a tab that helped hold the clothes on the doll. In thinking back, it was a harmless way to learn from a mistake. There is a new generation of paper craft people playing paper doll clothes in a creative way. They make beautiful dresses out of lovely papers, add embellishments, and place them on cards or tags, and other creative projects.

7a6099f4d746e88d17fc88435f92ba1fThere is another reason I am enamored with these beautiful miniature creations. I have imagined an alternative career choice for a darling granddaughter, Miss Kelsey M. When she was growing up, she used to design clothes on a sketch pad. She has always had an eye for fashion experimenting with her own wardrobe from an early age. When I saw these amazing little jewels, I knew Kelsey M. could work her magic with  this paper craft.  I’m sharing Pinterest images (Artists unknown) to prove that paper dolls have come a long way since I was using blunt scissors.

This post is dedicated to Miss Kelsey M.

 

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Take a minute and check out this video-How to Make an Origami Dress   

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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7 Responses to Way Beyond Your Childhood Paper Dolls Clothes

  1. johnvic8 says:

    It’s interesting to look back and remember that none of our three girls or three granddaughters have liked paper dolls. I don’t know why. Too many Smurfs and fuzzy animals perhaps?

  2. So pretty! It would be a thrill to get a card with one of these.

    • Wish I could send you one of these little beauties. That’s why I love Pinterest. You can collect images of the things you love. Just know that ….if I had one to send, I would. Thank you for keeping me company on the blog.

  3. noelleg44 says:

    These are sumptuous, Stepheny. Would love to get a card with something like this on it. If they weren’t clearly so much work, it would be a way to make some money on the side.

  4. noelleg44 says:

    Wouldn’t have that been fun? loved my paper dolls – often drew dresses for them!

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