Archives Collection: All of the Flora Paper Dolls

I occasionally feel odd posting things that are as old as this. I drew flora back in 2011 towards the end of my first master’s program. She was inspired by the fashion dolls of the early 19th century. I had a lot of fun drawing her and drawing all her dresses. Who knew it was so much fun to draw regency coloring pages? Seriously.

Some of these dresses I did a good job citing, but others not so much. I’ve become much better at that now. Still, I think there’s a nice range of designs from early fashion to later styles.

I really loved drawing for Flora and the exercise did give me a much better knowledge of clothing of the early part of the 19th century. I wasn’t as good at noticing trends in historical dress as I am now. I’ve learned a lot. She would be such a fun project to cut and color for a child learning about the era.

Flora & Her Wardrobe: Regency Coloring Pages

I really fell in love with history through clothing, so I often think of children like me (when I was one) when I design my historical paper dolls. I want to open up the complexities of social history and present it in a way that seems approachable. So, I hope these regency coloring pages might do that.

I hope everyone has enjoyed regency fashion week as much as I have. If you’re a patron, there’s a morning dress which I think is super fun (and covered in ruffles).

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