Fashion Doll Friday: Florence’s Yachting Costume

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Today’s paper doll costume is based off an 1872 dress housed in the V&A Museum which has a fantastic costume collection. I first saw the dress in a book describing it as a yachting costume which is not, I found out later, how the V&A describes it. I’m still calling it a yachting costume. After I saw it on the paper doll, I realized it should have been a bit shorter. Oh well.

I must confess I am getting a little weary of Florence. I have been drawing for her for over a year and a half. While I like the early 1870’s, I find my patience with the costumes is slipping. The stripes are much sloppier on this dress then they should have been and the bustle is awkwardly shaped. The paper doll has 22 dresses at the moment, not including hats and underwear. I have a list of paper doll dresses I still want to draw for her, but I worry I’m not really that interested in drawing them.

Of course, I have nothing to replace Florence with, so I guess for the time being she’ll continue. Still, I’m curious- If my readers could pick out an era to have a paper doll devoted too, which era would they choose? I might make a poll, but for now it’s just a casual inquiry.

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4 Responses to Fashion Doll Friday: Florence’s Yachting Costume

  1. Lei says:

    I’ve never seen a dress with that many stripes before. And why not give the doll another era?

  2. Toria says:

    your stripes are amazing! I love this dress :)

  3. veronica says:

    ask me for my link to my blog if you want it.

    I love her!!! the dress was the most cute one
    i have ever seen! LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  4. Lizzy says:

    I would be REALLY sad if Florence went away, because I REALLY like Florence, but Know you need to do whatever is best for you and I can totally imagine drawing the same stuff for a year would be TOTALLY boring after while so I think you should do what you want. I really like the regency dresses with their high waists and stuff. You should do something from then.

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