Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Clara's 1960s A-Line Jumper

I can't imagine anyone wearing this cute outfit anytime soon. It is supposed to be 112° again today, just like it was yesterday, and probably will be tomorrow. However, since Clara can wear any outfit any time of year, she gets this jumper today.  :-)

Clara’s jumper has a classic 1960s A-Line silhouette, with an empire waistline, tied with a soft bow. Geometrical patterns were very popular in the 1960s, with lines, squares, and circles dominating the fashion industry. The innovative empire waistline adds an interesting angle to this outfit. A cute box pleat adds another geometrical accent to the skirt. 

The bulky turtleneck worn under the jumper is a classic 1960s style with  a wide ribbed neck and 3/4 length sleeves.

Clara’s shoes are patent-leather Mary Janes with low heels. The cute asymmetrical straps echo the angles of the jumper's waistline and box pleat.. The shoes are worn with thick knee-high ribbed stockings, similar to the turtleneck.

The original jumper was kelly green with a white turtleneck. The original shoes are black patent-leather, worn over white stockings. Bright, clear, primary colors were quite popular in the 1960s. Here are some popular colors for fashion from the decade.

To print Clara's Dress, use this PDF file:

Clara is a free, printable paper doll. Clara will be available on this blog as long as I continue to post new fashion pages for her. You can read the introduction for the Clara paper doll here.

To print the Clara paper doll, use this PDF file:

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