When Greg asked me to do a paper doll of the sassy and brazen Seneca Sabre, I just about flipped my lid. I've been playing with paper dolls since before he was born! My mom had a set of Hollywood stars paper dolls with glamorous outfits and accessories. I played with Lucille Ball, Claudette Colbert, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Tierney, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Jane Russell and all the greats. I didn't even know who they were, only that I loved their dresses, hats, fur coats, pantsuits, purses and bouquets. Their poses were so confident: Claudette Colbert holds one arm up and looks off to the side in disdain, while Lucille Ball looks you right in the eye with both arms outstretched. Gene Tierney has her hands on her hips, giving you a smoldering come hither look. My design (coming soon!) has taken some of my favorite elements of these dolls, with
updates of my own that ring true to her character.
|Lucille Ball's summer dress|
Sharpen up those scissors!