Marisole Monday: In the Nineteen-Tens…

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I had so much fun drawing and researching this paper doll. I’d forgotten what a blast it is to settle down in the library with a big stack of historical costume books. (Okay, so maybe that makes me all kinds of geeky, but I can be cool with that.) The early teens of the 20th century are fascinating to me, because they are before the Great War (also known as World War 1) and repersent the last hurrah of a culture that was ended by the time was war ended. The Great War truly changed the cultural and poltical and geographic landscape of Europe and when it was over, nothing would ever be the same. While historical interesting, the Second World War’s cultural upheavel can not be compared to the devestation wrought by the First World War.

Along with historical costume and libraries, I am a bit of a World War One buff.

Anyway, I mostly used The Cut of Women’s Clothes: 1600-1930 by Waugh, Fashion in Costume 1200-2000 and Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook. None of them are what I would call excellent texts (except The Cut of Women’s Clothes: 1600-1930), but they all served the purpose of providing images of clothing to draw from. I have my doubts about Peacock’s research sometimes since his work is not extensively footnoted, but I love how easy it is to draw from. I should add that all of Marisole’s costumes come from between 1910 and 1915- the first part of the decade up to the first year of the Great War.

Edit 8/23/13: This paper doll is now available in black and white for coloring.

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5 Responses to Marisole Monday: In the Nineteen-Tens…

  1. April says:

    Love it!

  2. Riti says:

    Hi ! I’m such a big fan of your drawings :) And the peek at your sketch books is a bonus.
    And, another lovely doll ! Thanks !

  3. boots says:

    as always, i love love love the details on your shoes!

    ~ and would love to see more wwi dolls.

    : D

  4. Another gorgeous doll with gorgeous costumes to match. Thank you so much for sharing your talented and beautiful paper dolls.
    Teresa

  5. RLC says:

    Thank you all. I had a lot of fun drawing these paper dolls. I get a little obsessive about hair and shoe details when I do historic dolls which is part of the reason I don’t do them that often. Research takes time.

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