Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations: 1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company
So, it was pointed out to me earlier this year that I had done very few sets of paper doll pajamas. As a result, I’ve been working on creating paper doll pajamas for the various series over the last year. Every paper doll needs pajamas, after all.
One of the things that always surprises me in my costume research is when I see something and I think, “Well, I didn’t know that was a thing.”
All of us, myself included, suffer from the tendency to see what we want to see in historical evidence. It’s very easy to get so used to a time period as to stop noticing it. When I found this pajamas in 1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company, I thought to myself, “Wow, that’s awfully modern looking.”
Sadly, the illustration was in black and white, so I have no idea the true color of these pajamas. However, I know coral was a popular shade in the 1920s, so that is what I went with. I love the art deco floral design on the right side of them.
One pair a pajamas is hardly enough to make up for years of pajama paper doll neglect, but hopefully this pair helps a bit.
And I think it could pass as super comfortable lounge wear in the 21st century. I’d wear it.
(And I can’t say that about all the paper doll clothes I create.)
What do you think? Would you wear it? Let me know in a comment.
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