Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations:Renaissance Dresses & Princess Gowns
Confession time: I didn’t keep really good notes on this princess gown- I think of it as one even though there is no crown. I usually try to write down where an idea comes from or what images I look at as source material, but in this case, I really don’t have much of an answer. I know I wanted to do something renaissance inspired and fantasy gown, but with a very different aesthetic than the Sorceress Gowns Project.
I think of the Sorceress gowns as being all about layers and flow.
This gown, on the other hand, is very much a renaissance inspired gown, though it’s not historically accurate in anyway.
And I love, love, love the colors.
The colors were inspired by a sunset, but I really wanted to embrace the idea of rich yellows, oranges and greens. The cream blouse and socks are meant to counter the rich color scheme of the rest of the dress. The garters are orange, of course, to march the flowers. I trimmed everything in black to counter balance the bright yellow and orange.
Playing with color is such a fun part of creating paper doll fashions.