So today's outfit is inspired in part by a family tradition and in part by illustration's in John Peacock's Chronicle of Western Costume.
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In drawing this, I wanted to give the skirt a bell shape. It was partly aesthetics and partly practical - I needed to cover part of the arms of the doll with the outfit. Speaking of practicality - I'm not completely sure the tabs on the top of the dress will do anything. I haven't printed and tested these yet.
This outfit is based on a German Renaissance costume. I wanted colors that were muted and warm. I also wanted a German pattern and came across something called German brick stitch. It isn't anything I'm familiar with, but I did find some images that I thought I might be able to adapt to create an Illustrator pattern.
Much like the Santa paper dolls, I feel like almost every outfit is my favorite. This is definitely high on the list! Make sure to come by tomorrow for more!!