Judy : Vol. 29, 1881 Plate 6

vol29_06_thumbSeems a bit strange posting bathing costumes in December, but I guess that’s the way this one fell out. These were actually featured in August and September issues of Vol. 29 (September still feels kind of late for swimwear, but there you have it!). These are pretty simple pieces. Love the hair twist for the first costume. Also feel compelled to explain that the decoration on that outfit is supposed to be cockle shells (my rendering wasn’t so good).

I decided (sound the trumpets) that we will be getting new Judy dolls in the new year. I have 9 more volumes of costumes and 6 others I could probably get through interlibrary loan if I got ambitious. So there’s still plenty of material to work. And I’m finally going to hit the issues where Chasemore’s drawings really explode creatively! So I think this is a great time to do this shift.

Judy will return in January with the Catwalk dolls. I haven’t yet decided whether I will be picking up a third series or idly adding anything else at this point. But I can be predictably over-ambitious, so expect to see the Star Wars: Force Awakens dolls at the very least.

Meanwhile, to find all the plates in this series (and the dolls themselves) click on the Judy tag down below.

[Click this link or the image to download a printable .pdf of these costumes]


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  • Julie Matthews

    Think of those Southern Hemisphere folks who are right in the thick of summer right now! This set makes total sense to them 🙂 I like the Judy dolls. It’ll be interesting to see updates. It’s also nice to know I’m not the only one who feels compelled to work & rework old projects.

    • oh how true about the people down below!

      in a way (if you’re not too obsessive about it) it’s certainly a good measure of learning to revisit and improve on old ideas! as long as it doesn’t impede progress! : D

  • RLC

    I love these swimming costumes. How fun these are! I adore the hair on the left doll. I think coming back over and over again to the same thing/idea/themes over and over again is pretty normal. I do it.

    • i love that hair too!

      i will be really sad when i run out of Judy one of these days.

      fortunately i think that’s a long way off at the moment ~ ha!