I suppose the dresses have been posted a little bit backwards since I'm just now getting to the first dress mention in the book. This is the heavy skirted, black silk gown she wears to her mother's funeral. The PDF is linked below which includes the doll and the gown Ella wears at the funeral reception.
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Lissette makes an adorable cowgirl with her billowy cotton shirt, neckerchief, leather riding skirt (which can be worn as a split riding skirt if she unbuttons it), gaiters and spurs. An elaborate holster is stocked full of ammunition. Her hat is similar to some of those worn by soldiers of the confederacy.
This costume was based off of several paintings used in advertisements in the early 1900's.
Cleo finally has a PDF book of her own! She's been waiting for a couple years for this (She was one of the original dolls... drawn especially for the blog.) Better late than never, eh?
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I've spent the afternoon getting PDFs ready for posting, and created PDF books for the dolls who are finished but lack a book. I'm almost done with it! It's my least favorite part of the paper dolling process...
In more exciting news, I have a new project ready to start posting (no, it's not one on the list to the right.) I began a series I'm calling A Paper Family. The set is drawn for my mother and follows our ancestors back as for as she's tracked them. She's done an amazing amount of research, for both sides of the family. It's been fun to learn more about the people I'm descended from. You might be wondering about the "family" part of the name, yes: I am drawing men! It's been scary, but I think they're finally looking masculine rather than like bearded women (I don't think I'll ever share my first attempts... they're just too embarrassing). So debuting soon will be Eliza and Christian, from the 1850's.
About the Artist
I'm a full time veterinary technician who enjoys winding down by creating beautiful costumes and recreating historical outfits on paper.
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