Thursday, December 5, 2013

Clara's 1950s Snowflake Dress


Clara’s dress is perfect for a winter party or a Christmas dinner.  The dress has a classic 1950s silhouette, with a fitted bodice and sleeves, and a wide circle skirt.

The sweetheart neckline was very popular in the 1950s, but this one is unusual since it has a fully curved neck with no straight lines, as most sweetheart necklines have. The wide waistline is trimmed with five ribbons, adding a nice element of design to the dress. The wide skirt is decorated with embroidered snowflakes.

A pillbox hat and some flat shoes finish off Clara’s Christmas ensemble.

The original dress was a deep blue silk with silver embroidered snowflakes. The hat matched the dress.

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:

4 comments:

  1. When I clicked on the link to the dress, it opened up to Clara's Dress 78 which is 1993 dropped waist dress instead of dress 75.

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    1. Not again! I keep doing that, and I thought I was checking this time. I've updated that. That's what I get for changing the lineup. I thought some Christmas dresses would be fun for December, and postponed the 1993 dress.

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  2. I am so pleased and excited to have discovered your wonderful blog and your wonderful paper dolls. I particularly like all the beautiful historical dresses you've done for Clara. I'd like to feature your blog on my paper doll blog and I couldn't find a way to email you. Please drop me a line at paperthinpersonas (at) gmail (dot) com, if you're interested.

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    1. I've seen your blog before, and it's great! My email is heritagepaperdolls (at) gmail (dot) com. You don't like spam, either? :-)

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