Vintage Fashion Illustrations: DIY Place Card Dolls

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I love the look of vintage fashion illustration and I’m super excited that I found a way to use it for a vintage wedding! These DIY place card dolls are a breeze to make!

I got the idea for making these vintage fashion illustration dolls when I saw Claudine Hellmuth’s Sitting Pretties. Instead of using her template, I found some vintage fashion illustrations online and printed them on on cardstock. I folded them like the Sitting Pretties and voila! I love how they turned out!

To make it even easier for you to make these DIY place cards dolls, I’ve uploaded a bunch of vintage fashion illustrations that you can print out.

Here’s the tutorial on the DIY place card dolls:

Go to the vintage fashion illustration images. Right click on the images and save them. If you need more, do a search vintage sewing patterns on Google Images or Flickr.

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Print the images on card stock. Cut out the images using scissors and an Exacto knife.

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After the doll is cut, fold at the waist and at the knees.

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Print out your guest list. I used Tekton Pro Ext. as the font. Make sure that when you print them out there is enough white space between the names. I used scissors with scalloped edges to cut them out. Adhere the names to the vintage paper dolls. (I used a glue stick.)

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Turn wine glasses upside down and set the DIY place card doll on the bottom of the glass. Let your guests ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ over their cool place cards!

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  1. Posted by Chris on September 7th, 2010 at 1:53pm

    love this diy!! so cute!
  2. Posted by Julie on September 9th, 2010 at 9:13pm

    These are so cute! If I was having a Mad Men party, these would be my place cards :-)
  3. Posted by Dianne on September 11th, 2010 at 2:49pm

    I love them! Very creative!
  4. Posted by Erin on November 30th, 2010 at 8:40pm

    It's Virginia Woolf not Wolf!
  5. Posted by Regina @ Margarita Bloom on August 2nd, 2011 at 1:50pm

    Those are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Posted by Christina on August 2nd, 2011 at 4:34pm

    Thanks Regina!
  7. Posted by Danielle Pohn on August 10th, 2011 at 4:01pm

    Etsy is by far the best source of vintage pattern photos.
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