Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Tab- Whitman Wendy's Wardrobe, 1965, #1426

Here's a blast from my past- my sisters and I walked up to Sproutz Ritz (or maybe it was Weed's Variety- though that was downtown and a bit more of a hike from our house in the Pilchuck River Valley) and bought multiple copies of Whitman's #1426 Wendy's Wardrobe, in 1965. We made hundreds of outfits for our Wendys. And after we exhausted our small amount of spending money and the store's supply of books, we used magazines and newspapers and wrapping paper, and Kleenex.
Just looking at this set makes me want to do it all over again.
p.s. If you're of a mind to make some cloned paper doll clothes (like the pattern catalog dolls, in a graphic program), these fabrics work perfectly.


Yankee Girl ~ Missy said...

You know I have never ever played with paper dolls. I did however see the cutest idea for paper dolls, so I thought that I would share it with you.

There is supposed to be some kind of photo paper you can buy that is magnetic. You can take pictures of your child in her underclothes or a swim suit and make your doll out of that. Then take pictures of her clothes wearing different outfits and print those on the magnetic paper as well. Then you cut the clothes out so that they can be mixed and matched.

Bunny said...

This is a terrific doll. I wonder how real fabric ironed to freezer paper would work.

Karen said...

Hey, Kathleen -- nothing to do with paper dolls, but I did leave you a wee bit of love over on my blog. Hugs to you!
and thanks for the mitre square pattern...that's on my "to be printed" list.