The spenser is based on a fashion plate from 1819. The dress is based on a different fashion plate from 1811. I totally loved the sleeves and knew I wanted to draw it. The bonnet needs to have the back piece pasted on around the edges so that it can slip over the dolls head.
For another sort of paper fashions, check out Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, a show organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco featuring fantastic costumes made from paper. The word “astonishing” comes to mind when describing them.
Also, I’m trying to sort of my schedule and thinking about it and therefore have a poll-
I love making blog decisions by committee. Whatever the results, I’m not going to give up my schedule completely, I’m mostly just curious if people get horribly annoyed when I post late.