Marisole Monday & Friends Paper Dolls Get Some 1970s Clothing


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Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations: Simplicity 9370 from 1971
A super cute bright yellow jumpsuit from 1971 based on the art on a vintage sewing pattern cover. Available in color or black and white.

A super cute jumpsuit from 1971 based on the art on a vintage sewing pattern cover. Available in color or black and white.

So, I work in batches. This doesn’t just mean I tend to draw a batch of the same paper doll series together, it also means I sometimes draw the same themes together. For example, I drew today’s jumpsuit around the same time I drew the my 1970s Mini-Maiden. Sometimes, I get into a theme, like 1970s clothing, and want to spend some time there.

Then I promptly get over and am distracted by some other thing. That’s the nature of my brain.

Today’s jumpsuit was based on a 1971 Simplicity sewing pattern cover. Apparently the pattern was designed to be sewn quickly and only took two different pattern pieces. I loved the cheery bright yellow color in the cover art, so I kept it.

The wide brown belt was from the pattern cover, but it also was nice because it split up the jumpsuit. I think jumpsuits really need belts, don’t you?

This is probably the last piece of 1970s clothing for the paper dolls for a while. As I said above, I tend to be a bit flighty in my paper doll interests. I have been feeling very “over the top princess gowns” lately, so stay tuned for some of that, also I have been dabbling in the 1870s.

Out of the curiosity, which do you like better for the fashion- the 1970s, the 1870s or the 1770s?

I have so confess to being a pretty big 1870s fan. Let me know your favorite in a comment.

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9 Responses to Marisole Monday & Friends Paper Dolls Get Some 1970s Clothing

  1. Nicole says:

    1770s! I’m a huge American Revolution nut

  2. boots says:

    1870s, easily! but then you probably knew that. can’t wait to see what you’re cooking.

    that said, i really enjoy these simplicity pattern outfits ~ they’re just fun and colorful!

  3. Julie says:

    Ditto. 1770s.

    This is great. So bright and cheery 🙂 I have a paper doll jumpsuit coming up, too!

    I’m loving the random format of the blog, by the way. Not that I didn’t like the more structured format, but have new, random stuff is more fun.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Choosing between the 1770s and the 1870s is tough because I really like both:) Looking forward to the over the top princess dresses!

  5. Annemarie says:

    Can I pick the 1670s? Although that might be because I’m working my way through Eric Flint’s 1632 books right now. And it’s fun to say “hurluberlu.”

  6. Kate says:

    1770s, because that’s where I would time-travel to. Gotta know your priorities.

  7. Cathy says:

    I’d go with 1770s, too, though 1870s would be a close second. Love today’s jumpsuit. I vaguely remember it, I think I had a paper doll with a similar one years ago.

  8. Kiersten says:

    I like the 1970’s best everything is just so cool and funky!

  9. Laura says:

    Torn between the 1770s and 1870s! The only things I really like about 1970s fashion are the punk trend and the Annie Hall trend. Other than that, I can skip right on to the 1980s.

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