This is only the second historical paper doll outfit I have ever made for the Ms. Mannequin series. My last one was my second foray into Viking dress. This is a bit more current and I do think the paper doll’s pose works better with more contemporary fashions (if you can call the 1930s contemporary) than it did with Viking looks.
I suppose contemporary is really just a matter of point of view.
What I liked about the pattern cover that inspired today’s paper doll dress was the split sleeves and the wide white collar.
Confession time: The dress fabric pattern is way out of scale for what was common in the 1930s, but I found this amazing pattern swatch from the V&A and I just had to use it. The tulips felt so modern and contemporary. Obviously, I heavily adapted the pattern, so it was more of a jumping off point than anything else.
Part of what I wanted to do was a spring dress in black which isn’t a color usually associated with Springtime fashions.
What are your favorite spring colors? I love corals and yellows. Let me know in a comment.
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