Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations: Pelisses from the 1820s, such as this one from 1822
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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