I found this book on paperdolls last week at the library. I brought it home thinking it’d be a great resource for doll clothes designs. What I didn’t expect was that it’d be a fast track flashback to the mid 70s. Playing paperdolls was one of my favorite activities when I was a girl but I didn’t realize how deeply etched into my brain they were until I saw this catalog of paperdolls. I could immediately identify which sets I had and then specific outfits started coming back to me. Such fun! It’s all I can do to keep myself from running over to ebay to recreate my paperdoll collection. Actually if I was going to recreate I might veer a little from what my mom always bought me. For example I had these
but maybe this time around I’d get these!
that’s not to say I didn’t have my share of barbies, I had this ballerina barbie set
but we had more of Barbie’s friends than the superstar herself. Like Dusty, the Sabrina-esque sidekick
What we had the most of were the Gingham Girls. I think we had all of these.
So I guess I’m a Holly Hobbie type of gal on the outside but deep down I want to have shiny shiny curls….