DD–Makes_Dress 400 x 200Product: Dolly Dingle Makes a Dress and Darns Socks

Dolly Dingle Makes a Dress and Darns Socks

 Dolly Dingle knows how to clothe herself and her dolls!

Grace Drayton’s cartoon characters brought joy to many children and their families in the 20th century and now, almost a hundred years later, her drawings are still popular today. Grace and her sisters grew up in Philadelphia. She was a prolific and accomplished artist, belonging to the most prestigious artist circles. She was actively drawing from 1904 until her death in 1936. She is most famous for designing the Campbell’s Kids and Dolly Dingle, although she painted in oils and was a student of Robert Henri.

Dolly Dingle grew up in the 1920s and 1930s. She went from the excesses of the Roaring Twenties to the frugal living of the Depression. Home arts skills were routinely taught in school and in the home. Most families were independent and self sufficient, counting on members to provide everything needed for daily living. Food was grown in back yard gardens, while home cooking, canning and sewing made everyday comfortable. Sewing clothes and knitting socks were encouraged activities for young girls.

A famous saying that, “Woman’s work is never done” refers to women, who tended to do most of the home arts at that time, always having their hands busy. Here we see Dolly Dingle has her sewing basket handy with her hand sewing and darning. It is ready to pick up in between other chores.

Included in this 4 page PDF of four color paper dolls are:

  • Dolly Dingle Doll in a blue lace slip, matching pantalettes with blue striped socks and black Mary Jane shoes
  • Dolly makes her doll a dress in a blue jumper with white patterned blouse
  • Dolly helps Mother darn socks with her sewing basket in a pink and white dress with a pink sailor collar
  • Dolly’s ruffled and laced, with a BIG pink satin bow, dress holding fan and nosegay bouquet
  • Dolly’s green winter coat with ermine trim, collar, cuffs, belt and muff
  • Dolly’s green winter hat to match her coat with a feather cockade motif
  • Dolly’s Doll Dottie

These paper dolls and their accessories are a PDF that will be downloaded to your computer and printed off by your computer’s printer. Please help keep Sunbonnet Smart on-line by not sharing paper dolls. Be fair! Don’t share!

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