When I was going through some boxes of old stuff recently, I came across a book of paper dolls that I had forgotten I ever had. How it has stayed with me this long, I'm not really sure! But it was a delight to take a look through it. They even had accessories like a picnic table & croquet set 😄
It was a gift when I was quite young; I really loved Holly Hobbie, Strawberry Shortcake and similar things when I was young -- this set of paper dolls falls into the same general area. I guess my style preferences were quite clear!
There were four dolls, each slightly different, with colour themed outfits for each. I hadn't even punched out some of the outfits!
But the most delightful thing about finding this old book was that when I opened it, homemade outfits fell out. I had not remembered doing this at all, but I think my interest in clothing started early! Looking at these, I do recall that my Mom would have us tape a doll to the window, and then we could trace outfits around the shape, and spend a lot of time colouring them in and adding decorative details. I'm sure she was happy that we had something we were focused on for so long ;)
Do you remember paper dolls? Or did you have another way you showed an early interest in clothing and design?