Naomi recently gave me some Tammy paper dolls that she had printed out from a pdf file. As you know she loves to buy vintage paper dolls and reproductions but now the cost of shipping the repro books has become so high that it’s hard to justify buying them any more so she has turned to digital downloads.
These paper dolls are Tammy and her fashions, the only problem was that when Naomi printed them she discovered that the doll was way bigger than the clothes meaning that we are going to have to fiddle with the settings to either reduce the size of the doll or increase the size of the clothes.
I decided that I would photograph the fashions because they are very nice. I have not looked yet to see if they are actual Tammy fashions. Paper doll makers often reproduced the actual clothes the dolls had and they are actually a great reference for finding vintage outfits. While I was going through them I discovered a second doll who is the same size as the clothes so about half of them can be used. As often happens the two dolls are facing in opposite directions so they can’t share oufits.
I haven’t photographed everything in detail but when we have figured out the sizes, cut the dolls out and put them on a cardboard backing I will definitely do that.