Such a (Paper) Doll (and sale)

Simplicity 3815

When I ran across this dress I looked at it for a good five minutes trying to figure out what it reminded me of. Of course, that didn't work, and it was only after doing two or three unrelated things that I realized — the sleeve-and-neckline combo here reminds me of paper dolls! Not that that's a bad thing. I think you should get this pattern and make it for you and all your friends, then wander around holding hands, very stiffly.

This pattern is from Sheila at Out of the Ashes, and she's decided to have a last minute Christmas sale – so if anyone wants to make any presents or that special Christmas or New Year's dress you *may* have time. (I'm now planning to make a festive dress for a December 26th wedding, myself …) Sheila also needs to make room for some more patterns – she can only fit so many in that spare bedroom!

How much of a sale, you ask? TWENTY PERCENT OFF! Use coupon code MERRY for discount, sale ends Wednesday.

11 thoughts on “Such a (Paper) Doll (and sale)

  1. Lucky you for snapping up this pattern!The plaid bias cut version has a sort of Claire McCardell thing going on. (and wouldnt it would be really cute with a wide leather belt?)


  2. Very lovely, unfortunately already gotten and not my size. I would pout – but this being hte season and all ..and the better not pout…


  3. You could sew a white tab into the seams at various points, with letters on them. Nicely interfaced to stick up.Enhancing the effect would be to make the fronts out of a coloured fabric and the back from black or other neutral.Ok, I obviously need more stunt dressing in my life.Cheers,AJ


  4. Dear Dress a Day:Ive noticed that it is quite commonon 50s patterns to have a boat-neck dress, and a dress/sleeve combo;in other words, the sleeves are part of the bodice and not cut/sewn separately. Is this a style thingor were they not able to sew in sleeves? Thanks. A loyal reader.


  5. Wow…the girl on the right looks to be caught in a really high-wind gale! Shes practically Dorothy before she was blown away to Oz. Something makes me think shes on acid, too. Isnt there definitely SOMETHING going on with her?


  6. Anon at 12:24 –Erin has fondness for those types of sleeves — thats why you will see them alot here.As to the paper doll Stunt dress…I know what Im doing next year for halloween!


  7. Joni that looks totally adorable! I love the “separates” impression you created, can’t wait to try that out.


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