Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Free Summertime Paper Doll Outfit

Victoria's Gone to the Seaside!
Back in the late nineteenth century, a "bathing costume" could be a very big, heavy garment. This sporting ensemble was intended for a day's outing at the beach. You won't be able to see it, but this outfit most likely had a pair of bloomers underneath its skirt, rather than petticoats, for decency's sake. It has cloth covered buttons, a matching belt, and a very broad, heavy white collar,  features that were very fashionable in its day (about 1894 or so, but probably earlier)

We love paper dolls here at the Studio. We also like to offer things in more than one way wherever possible, and so have decided to give our Victorian paper doll two color choices for dressing today: blue or red. I guess you could say that she's dressing appropriately for Independence Day celebrations at the beach!

The outfit itself was really quite challenging to produce. We like to start out with fashion plates that are in the public domain (meaning copyright free) and then alter them substantially so that they will not only fit this doll, but will look correct in every respect. This was tricky, at first, until we had added an arm, changed the sleeves, and revamped the collar just a touch for you. Once all of that had been taken care of, her outfit was tailored and even looked nicer than was anticipated!

As Victoria herself has UK relatives as well as USA ones, we also thought it would be fun to allow her to visit her Aunt Martha in Virginia Beach, VA for the summer months.

All of our paper dolls may be found under the category "Paper Dolls" (see below, left) or our guests may click on this link HERE instead.

We hope our guests will enjoy this new outfit with their
Happy Playtime Creativity!

Victoria's Seaside Ensemble in Red
will look as displayed below

The outfit itself may be downloaded HERE

Victoria's Seaside Ensemble in Blue
will look as displayed below

The outfit itself may be downloaded HERE

You are free to:
Play or make art with our paper dolls for fun or profit.
You are not free to:
Repackage the doll as we have remade it or any of the outfits for sale to anyone.
Please respect our gifts for the public's use.
Thank you.


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful dolls, hanks for sharing! Valerie

June Macfarlane said...

Gorgeous gorgeous Victoria x

Plush Possum Studio said...

Valerie-Jael: Victoria needs a new outfit once in a while, and we're so glad that you liked our choices for her!

Plush Possum Studio said...

So happy you like her too! When she was first found and then altered, there were lots of smiles around here.
Since that time, altering her outfits has become a favorite hobby!
See you later my friend
Hugs to you from across the "puddle"

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