A Steampunk Mechanic with Striped Trousers

A set of printable paper doll clothing with striped trousers, shirt and boots in a steampunk style from paperthinpersonas.com. Includes tools as an accessory and can be printed in color or black and white for coloring.

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Thoughts on Today’s Paper Doll
I really wanted to do a steampunk set that felt different from some of the other steampunk things I have done in the past. I occasionally like to dabble in what I think of as “steampunk for the lower classes”. While I tend to love my over the top ruffles and bows, I thought it might be fun to do a steampunk mechanic sort of get up.

I also wanted to practice drawing vertical stripes which are a bit of a challenge for me.

Inspiration for Today’s Paper Doll
So, there was a short fad in the 19th century for striped pants for men. They weren’t quite this bold though, generally. Really, this outfit was heavily influenced by men’s clothing of the 1800s, but I didn’t use any actual historical sources.

Specific Source Images: These pants and this belt both of which I found on Pinterest.

Learn/See More
On the Blog: More Jewels & Gemstones paper dolls &  more Steampunk Paper Dolls
Around the Internet: So, I’ve got a bunch of Steampunk Fashion ideas on my Pinterest board devoted to it. Also, here’s the Wikipedia article on Steampunk fashion which I think gives a decent overview.

Last Thoughts
Friendly reminder, on Instagram, some other paper doll artists and myself are all using #100daysofpaperdolls to share 100 days of paper doll clothing pieces. It’s been so much fun to draw these! I’m going strong, but I confess I’m a little nervous about making it to 100. So, keep me company while I try.

Plus, if you’re a patron (thank you for your support) head over to Patreon because I am doing a poll for my next theme for my 100 days of paper doll project.

Meanwhile, I’m super happy to say that later this week there will be a new Jewels and Gemstones paper doll debuting and a round up of 1960s paper dolls from the blog.

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6 comments

  1. The coloring on this one is really great. i especially love the design of the boots and the little tools to go with it.

  2. Rachel can you tell me how can I make my own paper doll blog? I have some paper dolls and outfits designed, but I don’t know how I can make my own blog and how I can post there my posts. Can you help me? ;(

    1. I’m sorry, but this is actually a very big, very complex question. I don’t think I have the time to help. You might want to look for a free platform to start and decide how you want to share your work. Some people just share on Social Media while others, like myself, run a website. I think you can be successful either way. If you are curious, I run PTP through WordPress on self-hosted server with a company called Sucuri providing a firewall and auto-backups. This option, while great for me, is not very beginner friendly and is not free.

  3. Looks awesome! I love steampunk and this makes me want to design a steampunky doll too! As much as I also love frills and ribbons I like that you decided to change it up for this one, it turned out very nice!

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