Catalogue for Paper Dolls, Items 50 and 51

Outfits from Anne of Green Gables

The horrible yellow-gray wincey dress fro the orphanage:

“Matthew was not looking at her and would not have seen what she was really like if he had been, but an ordinary observer would have seen this: A child of about eleven, garbed in a very short, very tight, very ugly dress of yellowish-gray wincey. She wore a faded brown sailor hat and beneath the hat, extending down her back, were two braids of very thick, decidedly red hair. Her face was small, white and thin, also much freckled; her mouth was large and so were her eyes, which looked green in some lights and moods and gray in others.”

– Anne of Green Gables, Ch. 2, “Matthew is Surprised”

 

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The pretty brown gloria with puffed sleeves from Matthew:

“Anne took the dress and looked at it in reverent silence. Oh, how pretty it was – a lovely soft brown gloria with all the gloss of silk; a skirt with dainty frills and shirrings; a waist elaborately pintucked in the most fashionable way, with a little ruffle of flimsy lace at the neck. But the sleeves – they were the crowning glory! Long elbow cuffs, and above them two beautiful puffs divided by rows of shirring and bows of brown-silk ribbon.”
– Anne of Green Gables, Ch. 25, “Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves”
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(Prints of these and other outfits are available at my Society6 shop.)
 

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