I love paper dolls - I always have. Both collecting and drawing my own form some of my fondest childhood memories...
Well, I just discovered this classic paper doll and I can't believe I haven't known about her before now!
Miss Betsy McCall paper dolls were printed in the McCall's Magazine and pattern company starting in May 1951, and lasting until at least 1995. Children could cut out the printed dolls and clothing, or for a small fee (10¢ in 1957, 25¢ in 1967) paper dolls printed on cardboard could be ordered. Betsy McCall became so popular that various sized vinyl dolls were produced by Ideal and American Character Dolls... and now, you can make your own set of these lovely dolls once more!
I found the following link while researching for a special upcoming project... and had to share so that you too can print out and laminate a set of these darling vintage paper dolls for yourself, a sister, daughter, or friend! What fun!
Betsy has changed over the years... here she is with her adorable mother in 1952, while the rest are from 1960.
Aren't her frocks too darling? That's one of the reasons I love paper dolls so much, I think... they can have as many lovely dresses as one's imagination can concoct for them!
Happy paper dolling!