Archives Collection: The 1920s Children’s Clothing Collection

One of my favorite projects I did over the years for the blog, was this collection of 1920s children’s clothing I drew for the Poppet paper dolls. I love 1920s clothing and I especially love 1920s children’s clothing.

So in 2017, I drew a whole wardrobe of 1920s outfits for the Poppet’s paper dolls. I thought it would be fun to gather them all up and share them here in a single collection which I’d never done before.

The 1920s Children’s Clothing Printable Paper Dolls

I still love 1920s children’s clothing, but drawing 13 pieces of it over a year did probably get that urge out of my system for a while. I did enjoy the simplicity of just picking up a book and drawing from a reference image which is sometimes very soothing for me. I should do more of that. And the 1920s are nice, because the silhouette is really pretty simple. It’s not like drawing the 18th century or something.

And if you wanted a new stuff for the Jewel and Gemstones today, join us on Patreon.

Archives Dive: Alice in Wonderland

I’ve been drawing versions of Alice in Wonderland I think forever. Some of these long predate the blog, including one from college. I’ve always loved that novel.

Alice in Wonderland Paper Dolls

Ocassionally, I think about going back to Alice, but then I think- I’ve done so many variations. One the other hand, I’ve also drawn a lot of mermaids and I don’t feel weird going back to that theme.

What do you think? Should I draw more versions of Alice?

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Archives Round-Up: Lolita Fashion & Lolita Fashion Inspired

Happy Friday! One of my favorite kinds of Japanese street fashion is Lolita, which is a style inspired (vaguely) by Victorian Children’s clothing. I do wish it didn’t have such a sexualized name, but then I didn’t name it. So, there’s nothing for that, I suppose.

It’s really a pity that Nabokov’s novel means that I can no longer hear the name Lolita and not feel sort of creeped out by the experience. On the other hand, maybe he deserve props for his skillful writing. (By the way, I think the novel Lolita is among the most amazing works of the 20th century, but it’s not exactly kid friendly.)

Lolita Fashion Paper Dolls

One of the fun things about Lolita fashion is, like any sub-genre of anything, there’s layers upon layers of nuance and sub-categories. So, my Lolita forays have included Sailor Lolita, Gothic Lolita, Country Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Princess Lolita, and Classic Lolita, plus I included in this archives round up a few pieces that while not strictly Lolita were very much influenced by the style. Whatever you Lolita Fashion preference, I should have something that will do. I am missing Pirate Lolita or the sort of Punk Lolita looks which involve plaid. Plaid and I do not get along. There are words when I draw plaid.

As a friendly reminder, there’s a Friday paper doll on Patreon every week. Pledge 2 dollars a month, and you get access to all the past and future Friday paper dolls. One of those was a Qi Lolita set which was really fun to create.

Archives Collection: The 4th of July Paper Dolls

I love drawing paper dolls for various holidays. So, here are all the 4th of July paper dolls I’ve created for the site.  I wanted to post these early, so if you wanted to print some out for kids at a party or something, than you’d have time before the big events on the 4th.

4th of July Paper Dolls to Print

So, I am from Alaska, as a lot of you know, and in my home town the fireworks go off on midnight of the 3rd, because it doesn’t get dark until close to 11 pm. Some of my fondest childhood times were spent trying to stay up late enough to see the fireworks on the beach.

The 4th of July sneaked up on me this year, so we’ll see if I have time to get something draw for the Jewels and Gemstones to celebrate the holiday.

Archives Round Up: 10 Knights!

Secretly, I think of this set as paper doll knights, the practical armor edition. Because I also have a love of super impractical armor and I suspect someday I’ll have to gather those up too for a collection.

10 Knight Paper Dolls

It always fascinates me to see all of one style of paper doll in one place, especially when the dates range from the early part of the blog’s life back in 2014 with Rebecca Grace to something I created just a few month my Noble Knight set.

And, since it is Friday, I thought I would remind folks that there’s a Friday paper doll on Patreon every week. Just 2 dollars a month gets you access.

Archives Dive: Paper Dolls of the 1960s & Their Clothing

I love 1960s fashion. So, I also love paper dolls of the 1960s and these paper dolls are my ode to that era and it’s amazing fashions. Seriously, drawing this beehive for Abigail was maybe the most fun thing I’ve done in a while. I still find the beehive one of those hairstyle that you think must be a joke, until you find vintage photos.

And then it is like, nope… that was a real thing. (Yes, I know I can’t make too much fun- I was alive in the 1990s.)

Paper Dolls Of the 1960s & Clothing of the 1960s

The other really great thing about the 1960s is how colorful it was. One of the best parts of that decade was that they really embraced radical color schemes. I know some people might argue some of the radical color schemes weren’t attractive, but as someone who loves color. I think it is super fun.

As always, it is Friday, so a friendly reminder that over on patreon there’s a Friday Paper Doll Post for my 2 dollar and up patrons every Friday.

I’m Doing #The100DayProject

Prepping for the 100 Day Project!

I could not be more excited to say that I am going to tackle the 100 Day Project this year! I’m going to try super hard not to cheat and create a bunch at once, unless I absolutely have to. I will be doing some travel, so some of that maybe necessary.

What is the 100 Day Project? Well, I’m glad you asked! It’s basically a challenge born on Instagram to pick a project and then do it for 100 days.

A best friend is doing 100 days of 100 words a day. I’m doing 100 days of paper doll clothing. No full outfits mind you, but like a shirt, or shoes, or dress or something. I suppose if I need to do something super quick, I could even do a necklace. But the idea is to do 100 days of different paper doll pieces.

And what is the prize? Well…. nothing. I just get to say I did.

The paper doll I’ll be drawing for is from my Etsy store. I’ve been meaning to create more clothing for those dolls for weeks/months and I am WAY behind. So, I thought- Well, this is a great chance. I know I need about 8 to 10 pieces to make up a page, so I can try to get 10 or more pages done.

If you want to follow along as I do my drawing, then follow me on Instagram. I’ll be posting there. I will try to remember to also post to Facebook and Twitter, but I’m not 100% reliable about that.

Tomorrow I’ll share my first piece on Instagram! Come say Hi! I could use the moral support.

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