December Birthday Dress and February Birthday Dress from Liana’s Paper Doll Boutique

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It wasn’t so much that I was uninspired today as it was that I spent a couple of hours on trazy’s requested coloring of the 1700s dress and then screwed it up, and even though I took some stabs at doing something easy after that, nothing quite seemed to work. So here are two dresses from Liana’s Paper Doll Boutique, which was the paper doll site that I ran around ten years ago, when I was in high school. This is the December birthday dress, with turquoise and white poinsettias, and the February one, with amythests and violets.

Two More Prom Dresses from Liana’s Paper Doll Boutique

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Sorry for two days of Boutique posts in a row, I’m just feeling horribly uninspired today. Anyways, the yellow gown is probably my favorite of the sixteen prom dresses I did for the Boutique! I’ll do something new tomorrow though.

Two Prom Dresses from Liana’s Paper Doll Boutique

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So I said I drew a few prom dresses for the Boutique, and here are the first two of them! I don’t think they’re particularly based on any real gowns, but it’s been a long time…

Johanna at 18th century fashion linked to a sort of museum social networking site, Creative Spaces which is a way to tag, collect and organize works from different museums that are participating. I love this, because one of my biggest issues is, say, looking for gowns from a specific year and going through this crazy avalanche of Google image searches and bookmarks and links to sites I’ve never seen before and links to sites I’ve used before and then forgetting where I saw what. I’m sure there’s some widget I could use to fit with my stream-of-consciousness research style, but in the meantime I like where this is going. If you join up, add me as a contact and then explore the Things Liana Likes notebook!

Two Wedding Gowns from Liana’s Paperdoll Boutique

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Here’s two more Boutique wedding dresses — I waited until too late to start drawing tonight. I’ll have something more interesting tomorrow, I bet.

If you haven’t seen it yet, RLC just started a paper doll blog, Paper Thin Personas with some great black-and-white outfits. So between this one, Annissa’s blog and 19th Century Paper Dolls that’s a pretty good collection of paper doll blogs, and even if I’m boring they’re not!