|Paper Doll and Clothing|
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Last week a long-forgotten memory popped into my head. I think it might apply to many of the women of my generation! I suddenly remembered that I used to love playing with paper dolls.
Do you remember those? They came in a booklet, a think booklet which held pages of a few figures and lots of clothes. You cut them out and put the clothes on the flat paper dolls.
I loved my paper dolls! When I was a bit older, around 10 or 11 I think, my new sister-in-law Jeanette showed me how you could design your own clothes for your paper dolls. I was in heaven. I loved to draw and this was so much fun. You simply put your paper doll on a piece of paper and started tracing lightly around her body shape.
Then you went crazy designing dresses, hats, scarves, slacks, tops, swimsuits. I spent hours doing this then colouring them in. When you were done you carefully cut them out, being sure to remember the little paper tabs that held the clothes in place on your doll.
It would sound so ridiculous now to a young girl who has Facebook, an iPod Touch, and toys galore but to me as a young girl those paper dolls were hours and hours of creative fun.