Marisole Monday: Empire Elegance

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I love regency costume, though not as much as my Mother loves it. I find it simple and elegant and a little romantic, but it can get boring to draw after a while. I try to learn new things about the era each time I draw it- like I learned elastic actually existed (who knew?) and was being used for garters.

Never would have thought of that.

Days seem slip away quicker than I can blink and suddenly I am realizing time has passed. I suppose that’s the danger of having many commitments on my time- I’m always stretched thinner then I thought I would be. Working while going to school is incredibly forefilling and incredibly challenging. I love my program. I love my job, but my time is a premium. Fortunately, I paper doll to relax, so as long as I know what I am going to do, I can sit down on my couch with my clip board in my lap and draw away when I get home from work. Sure my dishes get neglected, but who needs dishes?

I’m still playing around with skin tones for Marisole, eventually I’ll get a set of them that I like on multiple computers.

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5 Responses to Marisole Monday: Empire Elegance

  1. Monica says:

    I really really really like the orange dress. The cape is totally enchanting.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Monica

  2. corissia says:

    I don’t know how I missed this one, but it’s great. I really love the little blue jacket.

  3. Lizzy says:

    It’s a regency marisole. it’s SO cute. I love it. May favorite era is the Regency.

  4. jazz13 says:

    Umm…. How do you put the red hat on?

    • RLC says:

      The same way you do with all the hats that don’t have tabs. Create a backing piece and paste it to the edges. In some of the earlier paper dolls, I didn’t include backing pieces. Full instructions can be found in the FAQ.

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