Fashion Doll Friday: Flora’s French Ballgown from 1812

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I usually don’t go for Rose Ballgown’s but I liked the grace of this costume and I really liked the sleeves. I didn’t mimic the plate exactly and I sort of invented the front of the dress since I only saw the back of the dress. I included gloves, which were needed since the sleeves of this era were so short, shoes to match and a wig styled with roses. So, it’s pretty much a whole Flora outfit.

Really this outfit happened because I have wonderful friends. As I wrote before, I have supportive friends who seem to be fairly relaxed when I say things like “Yeah, I’m thinking about buying Instyle so I have some paper doll fodder.” And they nod as though this is a normal thing to say while standing in a drug store at 10 pm on a light night chips run. In fact, sometimes they go through it with me telling me what I should draw though usually their picks are more hilarious than practical.

(I don’t really fancy the idea of drawing nine million sequins. Sorry guys.)

But when one of them told me this was the dress I should draw of a set of dresses I was looking at, I decided to go for it. It was the right period and fun, if a little fancier then what I usually draw

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2 Responses to Fashion Doll Friday: Flora’s French Ballgown from 1812

  1. Sara says:

    It’s very pretty. I shall avoid colouring it pink though. Maybe blue or lavender. Something less… pink.

  2. Marie Louise says:

    I think light green with pink roses. I love that colour combination. Such a lovely set for Flora!

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