In wandering around Pinterest, I found some gorgeous doll clothing. I also happened to find two outfits by the same doll designer! (There's also a really interesting interview here with a photo of her super-tidy studio...and I am very envious.) My dress for Josephine is very, very vaguely based on two outfits (here and here). I loved the idea of a flower covered 18th century inspired gown and fitted jacket.
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I thought about coloring this set in soft pastels and then found bright patterns in my collection that I liked better. The blue pattern and the pink-yellow pattern really had nothing in common, so I created the striped border in order to join them together.
The flowers were a problem. I tried using photorealistic flowers and it looked wrong. Then I tried flat shapes and that looked wrong. So then I did what I should have done in the first place: I drew my own flowers!! And wouldn't you know it...they were exactly what I wanted.
To finish things off, I created a powdered wig and modified an earlier headwrap with some flowers.
The jacket fits over the dress and the bodice is meant to fit over the dress as well. It was a tight fit getting everything on one sheet!
If you're looking for the Josephine doll, it's here. And you can find other wardrobe sheets with the "Josephine" tag.