Tuesday, October 25, 2011
COLLECTION #83: Girl's Toy Sewing Kits and Dolls
Lois Lenski. Very colorful & charming!
The second little sewing kit is called Gingham Girl, by Alma De Journette. It's a 'sewing free' kit- you simply tuck the fabric around the paper doll, and add paper trims and accessories. The styling and artwork is so cute! Alma De Journette was know for her Curly Top Paper Dolls, and I think technically this would fall in the paper doll category, not the sewing category. But alas, I don't have a paper doll collection!
I never quite caught on to the whole sewing thing. I took sewing classes in junior high, and made a few dresses and outfits for myself in my younger years. But the magic of sewing eluded me. I've always been an impatient person, so I think the Gingham Girl would have been more my style.
*Just as I was posting this, I found this charming Lois Lenski illustration of... you got it, little girls sewing! How cute is this?