Coincidentally, another friend alerted me to a unique vintage Singer collectible commonly used back in the day for cutting out Paper Dolls. This is what happened when the two genres met. Be sure to click on the images for close-ups!
A Vintage Singer Paper Doll Cutter with Contemporary Paper Dolls
This was the first little machine I had which a friend snapped up before I could say "Vintage Singer Paper Doll Cutter For Sale".
Alas, I found another one!
From about the 1950's to 1960's this little plastic hand-crank can come alive for pretend play again!
Notice any resemblance to this real sewing machine?
This is a Singer 500 Rocketeer Slant-O-Matic Sewing Machine - an amazing vintage machine that will sew about anything (still quite desirable and sought after today, actually)
This particular toy is available right now on my eBay page to the highest bidder.