What to wear? That is the question asked and answered by this paper doll (made by my niece Zoe Paschkis, many years ago.)
Recently I came across an article about Paper Dolls by Francine Kirsch that I had clipped from the magazine Folk Art in 2007. She talked in the article about some paper dolls that were made professionally to show certain styles of clothes, and she also showed these lovely handmade ones.I like the way that every outfit has to confirm to the posture of the model.I like the materials used to make the dresses:As in almost everything, sometimes what is revealed is not what is intended to be revealed. In this paper doll family from 1907 the creator reveals racism: the black doll is made to be somewhere between a child and an adult in size.Some paper outfits are nearly abstract, like these from the blog Accidental Mysteries. Here is a mermaid by Deborah Mersky.Lately I have been making big paper dolls. Here I am with a new friend, made with no tape, glue or staples. One of my goals is to use all of the paper in different parts of the doll. Here are the pieces of a doll called Paper Howdy, cut from one sheet of paper.
Here is what remained from that 12″ x 18″ sheet of paper.