Marisole Monday & Friends Now Have an 1820s Inspired Winter Walking Dress


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Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations: Pelisses from the 1820s, such as this one from 1822
A fantasy winter walking costume for a paper doll based on pelisse of the 1820s from paperthinpersonas.com.

A fantasy winter walking costume for a paper doll based on pelisse of the 1820s from paperthinpersonas.com in black and white for coloring.

First of all, Happy St. Patrick’s Day and this paper doll has nothing to do with it. 🙂

Last Friday, I shared a ballgown inspired by the late 1860s, but today I have a winter walking costume inspired by the 1820s pelisse like this one from 1822, this one from 1818 and this one from 1825. It is the companion piece to last week’s printable paper doll dress.

The pelisse from 1822 was the one that was today’s paper doll gown’s strongest influence.

I went back and forth about the color scheme for a while, but I really wanted to do something in the red family. As it happens, I super like red.

Monochrome color schemes aren’t something I do much, but maybe I should play with them more. I find I often go back to the same colors for paper doll clothing over and over again.

I was trying to get all my wintery paper doll stuff backlog taken care off before it gets too warm, but frankly the weather has been freakish.

It keeps switching between Spring, in the 70s, and Winter, in the 30s and 40s. I don’t really care which one it chooses, but I dislike having to check my phone every morning to see if I need to grab my coat.

That’s enough complaining about Alabama’s wacky spring weather.

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7 Responses to Marisole Monday & Friends Now Have an 1820s Inspired Winter Walking Dress

  1. Annemarie says:

    Love this! Adding it to the wintry collection.

  2. SC says:

    Hello! Amazing outfit as always, but just curious, is there anyway i can merge two outfits into one file? Since there’s usually half of the page extra, i thought i could save a bit more paper if i could merge them both. However, most softwares i’ve tried doesn’t recognize PDF files. While it would be nice if possible, it doesn’t mean i will stop printing these if unable to :3

    • RLC says:

      Hmmm.. I’ll confess that I’m not sure. If I was going to do that, I would use Photoshop or even Photoshop Elements, open the two files and then copy and paste. I’m not aware of a program to automate it.

      The thing you have to watch for is scale, since if the clothing gets out of scale it can’t be used to actually dress the doll. This is why every PDF is 8 by 10- because otherwise printers often try to be “helpful” and things would end up wildly out of scale.

  3. Irma says:

    It is a beautiful dress. Red is such a vivid and eye catching color and it seems to be favored by many. I like red too.

  4. boots says:

    maybe it’s the hat (and the red), but this strikes me as sorta Russian. the Casey index is awesome, by the way. i use it all the time! : D

  5. Lisa Jo Bezner says:

    Lovely, but the black and white file is missing.

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