Thursday, August 29, 2013

Clara's 1950s Sweater and Skirt

This week, Clara has another school outfit from the 1950s. With the same wide skirt shape as last week's dress, this skirt has some wide box pleats, a tall waistline, and a narrow belt for decoration. The sweater is a soft, form fitting shape with 3/4 length sleeves.

With some of the popular penny loafers and tall socks, Clara is ready for a stylish day at school.

The original sweater was yellow. The skirt was a dull orange with a shiny black belt. The penny loafers were dark brown leather, worn with white socks. The headband matched the yellow sweater.

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

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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.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Clara's 1950s Jacket and Skirt

Finally! It's back to school for most of the country. If they are not already in school, most students will head back within two weeks. So to celebrate, here is a cute dress for Clara to wear on her first day of school for a new year.

In the 1950s, fashion designs had bold, clean lines, and simple shapes. Clara’s dress has a wide skirt in a style very typical of the dresses in the 50s. Think "poodle skirts"....

A cute jacket adds some flair to the outfit, with its straight lines and rounded collar. Three simple round buttons are the only decoration on the jacket.

Mary-Jane shoes were quite popular, and Clara’s are worn with ankle socks.

An finally, Clara has a cute 50s hairstyle with two ponytails tied with ribbon.

The original dress was cherry red with pinstripes.

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: