Thursday, December 31, 2015

Regency Paper Doll Room No. One

A Regency doll needs a Regency room!

This antique watercolor of a unique moment from the past is so charming and cheery that I simply could not resist using it. It may have a few flaws, such as faulty perspective for the four poster style bed, but I still love it. (Beds in Jane Austen's time were generally much smaller than this bed appears to have been)

The Room Size
This particular room has had to be sized a little bit differently than the previous 2 Victorian Rooms now offered here at PPS. This was due to a format problem. To enlarge it any further would have made the doll appear to be what she is, a doll, or else like a young child. Consequently, each printable section measures 10.5 inches wide by 7.5 inches in height.

There are 4 sections, as per usual. Each one has its very own Download Link. 

Shown below is a Display, with doll, of the entire Room. 

For some helpful tips and ideas for Room assembly and use, including suggested materials, etc., I'd like to suggest following this link HERE
For a few Room storage options, simply follow this link HERE.

This will finish out the month-long salute to Jane Austen and all things Regency Era.

More Regency to come in the New Year!

PPSPlaytime™: Regency Paper Doll Room No. One

Download Upper Left HERE

Download Upper Right HERE

Download Lower Right HERE

Download Lower Left HERE

Display version with doll
(lower quality than the download)

You are free to:
play with any of the items in 
the Paper Doll Rooms Collection here at PPS.
But please do not sell them,
for if you ever were to do so,
you'd spoil the fun for everyone.
You'd also be selling my work.
The original image did not look 
like this room does today.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Full Steam Ahead for the New Year!!!

Steampunk Greetings to color or to give

This newest addition to the Steampunk Category is a fun one, I think. This picture makes me yearn to be able to ride the rails behind a steam engine once again. I do love all different sorts of trains, but steam powered ones are my reigning favorites.

Displayed below are 4 different versions of this fun steam powered graphic. Two have the greeting (black and white or sepia), while the other two are plain (both colors again).

For all of the Studio's fun Steampunk Party gear, please follow the link HERE. Just skip down a few posts once you arrive there to begin to find the Steam items in the collection (masks, a game board, invitations, etc. Please follow all red letter Guidelines for each. Thanks!).

Happy Steampunk New Year, everybody!

PPSColorMe™Full Steam Ahead!

Download Plain Black & White version HERE

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(lower quality than the download)

Download Plain Sepia version HERE

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Download Black & White Greetings version HERE

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Download Sepia Greetings version HERE

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You are free to:
Play with the above images
to your heart's content.
This one is free and
in the Public Domain.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!
Happy New Year!

Delivering New Year Wishes

Happy New Year!

There is snow on the rooftop, and a pleasant scene in this cute new coloring page. I like its old fashioned appeal.

The lucky child is carrying a gigantic fresh pretzel! The woman has a basket under her arm loaded with what appear to be fresh baked goods or a treat of some sort hidden underneath a cloth. As she hands the elder gentleman her letter of greeting, the snow is thickening upon her umbrella. Behind her sits a little sledge for carrying young people or things through snow covered streets. The two must be delivering good cheer to their friends and family. The man stands in the doorway, still smoking his long stemmed, old fashioned pipe.

(Note: this one may be challenging to color, due to all of the fresh snowflakes!)

To all my friends here at PPS and G+ ~~

May joy and peace be yours in the coming New Year!

PPSColorMe™: Delivering New Year Wishes

Download HERE

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You are free to:
use the above illustration
however you may like!
It's free
and in the Public Domain.
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Carriage Ride Coloring Pages

Jane Austen Month continues!

We are in the "home stretch," so to speak, of our month long celebration of all things Jane and Regency. 

Today's exploration of that era includes 2 separate coloring pages, both involving carriages and the people who once rode in them. The first is of a young Regency "buck" or "dandy," in his silk hat and finery. As he steps out of the roofed carriage, he looks glad to have arrived at his chosen location. The second is of a group of ladies aboard a shared carriage, with its foldable hood down. In the distance is a gentleman on horseback.

Happy Regency Coloring fun!

PPSColorMe™: Two Carriage Rides

Download Regency Dandy HERE

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(lower quality than the download)

Download Regency Ladies HERE

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You are free to:
use these 2 images
for coloring purposes
and in artwork which may be 
either kept or sold.
These were both found in 
the Public Domain.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Monday, December 28, 2015

For Jane Austen Month: a Special Wallpaper

Two portraits of Jane are incorporated into this desktop wallpaper design.

Please see all credits and red letter guidelines at the bottom of this post. Thank you.

This is a very special treat for me. As a former teacher of collage and book arts, I really enjoy trying anything new which allows me to dust off a few skills. As usual, collage for this project was a labor of love and a matter of trial and error, all in one.

The top right portrait of this month's heroine, Jane Austen, is actually a partially painted version of a drawing done by her sister, Cassandra. I chose this one, over all of the other options, for its softer coloration, which I thought might do well next to the browner tones of this wallpaper. I next chose to give it an antique oval frame which stayed within the color parameters of the design.

The house at the heart of this wallpaper is the Austen family home of Jane's childhood called Steventon Parsonage. This opened up the view for a second portrait of Jane by her sister, this one painted from behind the subject. I saw that she might view the house and some of her writing. As this was the last portrait anyone was ever able to make of Jane, I thought it fitting that she should be looking back fondly.

Next came the handwritten letter to her sister. As she and her sister were really quite close, I liked the idea of including one of Jane's own handwritten letters to Cassandra. Jane's signature was added later, as an afterthought.

Next came much fussing along with some further embellishment. What was at last settled on is what you see here. You will no doubt notice how this image is of a lower resolution than the usual used here at PPS. This was due to the fact that nearly every screen currently available can only show a resolution that is 72px. Anything too high tends to look nearly as bad as something of a far lower resolution might. It is also due to the lack of a need to ever print a copy of this wallpaper, which is intended only to decorate the view of a person's computer desktop, after all.

Today's Jane Austen Quote:

"How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."

~ Jane Austen 

Happy Jane Austen Month!

PPSWallpaper™: Jane Austen

Download 72px wallpaper HERE

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(lower quality than the download)

Digital Brushes Used:
Ornate Borders by
Decorative Frames by Diana at
(that one I could no longer locate at brusheezy)
Mask by Hilla29 at (found!)
All others by

You are free to:
Decorate your computer desktop
with this image.
You are not free to:
ever sell it for any reason.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Paper Doll Storage Options

Preserve your paper dolls and their accessories!
(you might even be able to do this for free or at low cost)

The dolls posted here at the Studio's blog, along with their clothing, generally all fall within the 8.5 inch by 11 inch size range prior to their being cut from their backgrounds.

To prevent damage, there needs to be extra room when storing such outfits, so perhaps something as large as 10.25  inches by 12 inches would work well enough for most storage needs. However, I prefer 12" by 12" myself.

I will continue searching online now and again for better ideas than the ones I'm choosing to show today. The size ranges for most box blanks made from papier mâché seem limiting at best.

However, at a price of $26.99 for 3 different sizes (as a set), including a fairly good size for the outfits, here is the first (and most pricey) idea for my fellow paper doll fans. (A Link is listed below the image)

These are by a company called Darice.
They are available online only
at the following link HERE.
These look both cute and versatile.
(Price listed here may not remain the same.)

The smallest of the 3 boxes could be set aside for hats and other small items for the dolls, all paper. But I would like to caution you never to store anything other than paper items with other paper items. Children interested in collecting paper items need to be shown what's best, of course.

Walmart carries items from the Darice line as well, although they offer a smaller range of products than can generally be found online. The cute little suitcase style purse below has similar dimensions to the larger of the 3 trunks shown above, but would it be sturdy enough or store enough? Plus, it has a wooden handle and a few metal parts. It could need reinforcing. Perhaps decoupage and some attractive paper using Mod Podge would help to ultimately strengthen it a bit. Rough play with such an item would not be wise.

But let's face it--it is a very cute design. It might be fun to have a paper doll or crafting party devoted to decorating one of these pretty boxes, wouldn't you agree?

Contains one 10"L x 8"W x 3"H suitcase style box 

Available at the following link HERE.

Smaller boxes for things such as hats and any other leftover bits or accessories likewise need a little bit of order, too, don't they? Such things can be very delicate, and easily ruined without the proper care.

I would measure your largest hat, and find a box that is twice as long and half again as wide, if possible. In my experience , some tobacco shops do sell various sizes of already emptied cigar boxes in their stores (no, I do not smoke cigars!). These should be chosen from for sturdiness and for size. The size may be the trickier part to find. I'd take along something to use when measuring the inner dimensions. Inner dimensions do matter most, don't they?

I've been fortunate enough to find a few good, sturdy wooden cigar boxes that way, all of them with brass hinges. For these, I like to check and see how well put together each box for sale is prior to narrowing my choices down to the final few. Does a box close completely? Are any of the sides warped at all, or crookedly put together? Most of the wooden ones in plain wood (without a paper covering on all sides) are mainly too small for this project, in my experience. 

The paper covered ones come in a wider variety of sizes and some might work well for most outfits. Even the paper covered ones tend to be made from wood. Some of these have short nails at the lid front. Such nails may be removed fairly quickly. I generally give the sharp end a few straight taps with a hammer. Once the flat end rises high enough above the outside of the lid and pokes above the paper, a pair of pliers will finish the job. 

Also, it's best to check for signs of weakness in the front closure. These will be often made of brass, and must be worked around carefully if you are going to cover or paint the box. I often use blue painter's tape as a guard. This can be cut to fit finely using nail or manicure scissors.

Generally speaking, such boxes, though cheaper, 
are not my first choice for such a project.
They are fun to work with, though!
Some paper covered ones can be fairly good sized.
(I have a collection of maybe 15 to 20!)

Check all corners for damage, as well as the interior. Likewise, test the fit of the lid to the box carefully. Occasionally, some can be warped a little bit. The stress to the structure of any warped piece will cause it to break, or a hinge to come undone. If you don't like the leftover smell of tobacco, some potpourri or fresh whole cloves can help. Cinnamon and cloves can be slightly oily, as can potpourri, so in my experience, gluing your lining in place first prior to re-scenting the box's interior works better. Also, felt works better than paper for lining interiors.

Some Favorite papers for decoupage:  Victorian style papers of course! Victorian Trading Company (link HERE) often sells some very nice paper. Some of it may be used to decorate or to wrap gifts. But almost any really attractive paper or fabric might look equally good. If the interior of whatever sort of box you've chosen is large enough, I'd recommend first lining it with felt. In which case, the glue is applied first to the wood or paper board of the interior walls of the box. Tacky Glue is very helpful. By the way, I like to do this one wall at a time, as it saves mess and fuss for later. Keep waxed paper handy for sandwiching in between sticky edged lids and bases during drying time. This helps during decoupage time, so that patterns can stay consistent and the lid stay free of the base.

Even my favorite Mod Podge tends to stay or to even become tacky for long periods, especially during damp weather. The solution? Microglaze! This handy, tiny little jar of special finishing sealant lasts a very, very long time! Just coat with a few swipes followed by some light buffing, and your already dried surface will remain protected for quite a while. I actually really like this Judikins brand product very much. I've discovered that it works well in my art journals, too. My Google search results page is overflowing with options for shopping, including and Jo-Ann's, etc.
The link for that search page is HERE

Other possibilities might include hat boxes, vintage luggage pieces, boot boxes (reinforced) or plastic storage boxes for 12 inch by 12 inch scrapbook papers. Some of the latter can be actually very handy and even dressed up a bit.

Whatever your choice, please remember this: the biggest dimension for the outfit items is close to (I think) 11 inches. Therefore, 12 inch by 12 inch might be your optimal size for the dolls and their dresses.

My favorite for being child proof and able to be wiped clean? The one at the link below! It is sized to a generous 14 inch by 14 inch size, and may be found at Target online. The site wouldn't let me get a copy of the picture of it for you. I like the lid to this one very much, as far as plastic storage lids go.

To see that one, you'll need to follow the link HERE.

As for the Paper Doll Rooms being offered here at PPS, I'd suggest a simple portfolio which can be tucked underneath a bed or inside of a closet. Simply measure your Rooms and then find a portfolio which  is simple and sturdy and which preferably ties at its top edge. My experience with zippered portfolios (I now own 4) is that for regular use, these can beat up corners and edges of larger pieces of paper. Also, the average diorama folding table top screen can be folded up and tucked cleanly out of sight.

Here is one idea for a simple, easy to assemble portfolio for your Paper Doll Room Storage (it might actually be free!).

1.) Get on the phone to your local art or hobby supply store. Ask to speak with the person in charge of stocking the art department, if possible. Or, you can speak to a member of their management for a moment.

2.) Your first question:
"Do you carry Artist Illustration Board? And if so, what sizes do you carry?" Ask for the biggest sizes they've got.

Crescent 300 comes in 20 inch by 30 inch size. The Rooms themselves do measure (oddly) to 21.5 inches by 15.5 inches. (Other companies also make this kind of heavy weight paper for Illustrators and cartoonists.)

3.) Your second question:
"How often do you receive new shipments of your paper stock, especially your Illustration Board? I am actually looking for the box which the board comes in. This needs to be clean and have no dents or cuts, if possible. It has to be for illustration board which comes in the 20 inch by 30 inch size." 

If they do have one of these boxes, and it looks good enough for storage in your home (decorated by you, of course), then ask if you may have one or two for free. They are usually glad to get rid of such large boxes so easily.

Once you have succeeded in your quest for the right box, the box should be opened at the (narrow end) top, so that the Rooms can stand on edge, shorter side down, or lain flat if the box is to be kept under a bed. Colorful duct tape can be used on every corner edge and at the top open end for greater strength. The stronger you can make it, the longer it will last for you.

Further Ideas
Bull clips may be used to keep Rooms clipped to the storage box's top edge. (short end to short end) Felt squares may be used between the Room and each bull clip to protect surfaces.

I recommend smooth, clear contact self adhesive shelf paper for protecting each Room. This might be tricky. It would have to be done in sections carefully. It might require a practice run, so to speak, using something less valuable than your assembled Room. It's better to assemble your Room (possibly even by gluing it to some illustration board for further sturdiness) prior to later coating it with the clear contact paper. Bone folders can help with smoothing and preventing bubbling.

There are special clear plastic sleeves in art stores for prints and paintings (not canvases). These might extend the life of every room quite well, providing they fit properly.

All white margins need to be removed FIRST using a cropper or straight edge, prior to assembly, in order to assure proper fit of the Room sections in the dolls' world. There are currently two Rooms available, but there are sure to be more in future.

Last but not least
Lastly, here is a fun little project that may or may not work for you as a hat box. The template for it may be had for free, although never ever sold, out of fairness to the person who is allowing us to use her templates and instructions for free. Thank you for your every inspired design, Ruthann Zarnoff!

Templates for Ms Zarnoff's Suitcase box 
plus all of her other creative design options
can be downloaded for free by following the link HERE.

Happy Paper Doll gift-giving and storage decorating!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Regency Note Paper, 2 Styles, 3 Colors

Regency Style Stationary

Skating a pen across a page never looked so fun! Please change your Printer settings to the 1/4" margin setting to ensure the best fit. Choosing to have no margins at all may be possible with some machines, so if you're uncertain, perhaps this might work just as well.

The 3 color choices are as follows: ordinary black and white, a medium brown, and a wintry ice blue.

The 2 Style choices are with "Jan'y" at the top, or without. I know that January will soon be upon us, and so have chosen to offer both the dated and the undated styles here for you.

Happy Wintertime Creativity!

PPS™Regency Ice Skating Stationary

Download Dated Black and White HERE

Download Undated Black And white HERE

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Download Dated Brown HERE

Download Undated Brown HERE

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Download Dated Ice Blue HERE

Download Undated Ice Blue HERE

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You are free to:
download these pages for personal use.
Please do not sell them, 
for if you do, 
you are selling my work.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Fun on the Ice for Mercy and Victoria!

Two outfits, one for each young lady

Victoria and her newly married cousin, Mercy are taking to the ice today, each with her very own brand new outfit. The outfits come in two colors, and were designed to fit each doll specifically.

[Please see Guidelines in red, posted below. Thank you.] 

The blue chosen for Mercy is meant to enhance her lovely clear eyes, while the red of Victoria's in the perfect choice for her in every way. 

Victoria the Doll does come with 5 different hair colors here at the Studio (for the complete set of choices, you may follow the link HERE). This time around, as a special treat, I've decided to include all 5, each one with its own coordinating hat. In other words, no matter which style of doll you may have chosen here before, there is the appropriate hair color plus hat included in this outfit set.

The new Mercy paper doll may be found by following this link HERE.

Skates and ice had to be collaged into this story, as did the muff. Snow was next added for a better landscape feel. The hats might seem silly or too chilly for cold weather, yet that is what most women did wear when ice skating, whether at an indoor rink or outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine.

A Few Words About Mercy
Mercy and her husband have chosen to wait till winter's end before traveling abroad to celebrate their wedding. More of that story will be added later. For right now, Tom is busy at work in his role as an assistant to a curator in the British Museum. This has left Mercy free to come out to the park with her young cousin for some wintertime sport and some warming cups of cocoa in their Grandmother's lovely parlor. (That room, the Parlor, may be found by following the link HERE.)

Some Suggestions for Best Use:
As with the latest Regency Doll outfit (the green one with the hall table), these two outfits need a little strengthening. Card stock or a second layer of paper glued to the back of each outfit were both suggested as possible ways to handle this little problem in that post.
The choice will be up to you, of course.

Happy Outdoor Winter Fun!

PPSPlaytime™: Skating Outfits for Mercy & Victoria

Download Victoria's red Outfit HERE

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Download Mercy's blue Outfit HERE

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You are free to:
play with or share or trade
the outfits and dolls  in this post.
You are not free to:
ever sell them for any reason.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Regency Music Coloring Page

Jane Austen Month continues with music!

Music played a very important role in Regency social circles. If a person knew how to play music well enough on an instrument suitable for the parlor or for a drawing room, that person would quite often be welcome at most nearby social events.

Miss Eliza Bennet sings and plays
from Pride and Prejudice

Below is one illustration of music being sung by friends at the "pianoforte," the very favorite instrument of the Regency era. 

Happy Regency Era Creativity!

PPSColorMe™: Regency Music

Download HERE

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You are free to:
use the above illustration 
in any way in which you may choose.
It is free and in the
Public Domain!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A New Outfit for the New Doll

Is this technically Regency in style, or isn't it?

This outfit was made for the new Regency Era paper doll.

I've debated this question for hours this past week, and I have to say that I still don't know. Some sources offer different dates for the Regency Era than others will. Everything from the 1790's to 1811 has been offered in the opinions from various articles online. I do not believe that this dress would have been worn during Jane Austen's lifetime, although I may be wrong about this idea. The waistline on earlier 1800's clothing can often tell us much about when and where such clothing must have been worn. However, the transitions in waistlines and corsetry styles can be a bit confusing.

For me, this probably is not strictly Regency (the waistline says either late regency, of late Georgian), but then it isn't Victorian, either. Call it "Pre-Victorian," meaning while Victoria was a little girl, a princess, while George IV was still the king, and perhaps we'll arrive at our best conclusion. 

George IV actually spent a lot of time as a Prince, and was Prince Regent only once it became obvious that his father, George III was unfit to rule. George IV's Regency time on the throne of England ended officially on his father's passing. After that, of course, he became the next king.

Incidentally, Jane Austen did not care for him, even though she dedicated her "Emma" to him. She eventually got invited to visit one of his palaces--a very special honor. There is a short video clip below of how this could have happened for her. He really did enjoy her novels (but then, who doesn't?).

Red letter Guidelines still apply. Please see below. Thank you.

Suggested Ways to Handle This Special Outfit
You will notice how this outfit is unlike any other doll outfit I've ever introduced here. There is the addition of a piece of Regency Era furniture, the image for which I had to hunt around.  This makes it a little flimsy when it is printed onto regular home office paper. There are two ways I could think of in which to handle the problem:

1.) Simply back the outfit with a second piece of paper. If this way is chosen, it's probably better to carefully avoid smudging the printed outfit by  laying it face down on a work surface. Next, rub a glue stick carefully all over the back of the doll's outfit (including the hall table, but not the hair or the Hair Tab). Immediately align the edges of the second piece of paper with the already glue-stick sticky printed page. I'd use a hand brayer or a bone folder, but good hand pressure might do very nicely. Finally, turn the project face up, so you can see the outfit. Cut away the white spaces surrounding all the parts of the outfit and table. (Leave the table and the dress as one whole piece.)

2.) Use a heavier weight of paper such as card stock or matte photo paper instead of regular home printer paper. Then, cut away the white and play!

Miss Jane Regrets video clip with Palace

Her visit to the Royal Palace 
begins at about 5 minutes into 
this 10 minute clip.

Happy Creative Playtime!

PPSPlaytime™(Regency?) Day Dress

Download HERE

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You are free to:
either play with this doll or to give it
--or even to trade it.
Please do not sell it for any reason, 
not even if you change it in some small way.
Many hours of work went into it.
It is my gift, free of charge.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Coloring Page: Young Ladies Whisper

Imagine two of Jane Austen's Bennet sisters!
That is what I think of when I view this fun illustration. Of course, it can't be left just like it was before. If you ask me, this begs to be colored in. Colored pencils might work very nicely on such a refined project. An image transfer process, followed afterwards by the right paint might also do very well.

This comes 2 ways: normal black and white, and a sepia version. I will show both below. The downloads were set at 300 pixels per square inch when I worked with it. I always like to recommend the downloads here over mere copies of the Display images for quality reasons. I likewise generally do work in 300px, unless otherwise stipulated by me, here.

Just a thought for newcomers to the Studio's blog.

Happy Creative Jane Austen Month!

PPSColorMe™: Two Regency Era 
Young Ladies Whisper

Download Normal Black and White version HERE

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Download Sepia version HERE

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You are free to:
color and/or frame this picture.
This would include coloring it in 
and then using it in artwork 
which may then be sold.
Please do not sell it as is.
Thank you for helping me to
keep free things free!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Regency Paper Doll: Celebrating Jane!

Today is Jane Austen's Birthday!

This doll fits only Regency outfits from this blog. It will not properly fit Victoria paper Doll outfits.

It's time to celebrate Jane Austen's life and works with a brand new Regency Paper Doll. This doll, of course, is an entirely new remake of the Victoria Lacey paper doll whose wardrobe keeps on growing.

Please observe the Red letter Guidelines at the base of this post, for they are unusual. Thank you.

The shape and even the "unmentionables" or underpinnings of the doll had to be utterly different, of course. The foundation to a lady's garment was designed solely for the style of garment to be worn.

The previously featured Victorian wardrobe would not properly fit this new doll. The first doll's corset had to be replaced with what are called, "short stays." Also, rather than a starched, fairly full petticoat, she now is wearing a long slip sort of a garment called a "chemise." This last generally was made either from lightweight cotton or perhaps linen.

It is very important to not cut away the spaces between the sleeves or arms and the main body of each outfit. Fitting this new wardrobe was, indeed, very tricky. This will most likely keep outfits in better shape, too.]

Her shoes and ankles had to be remade entirely, for during the Regency Era, high heels were not in style at all. Only servants working at the houses of the great and wealthy were stuck with wearing the styles of the 18th century to show their status in the world. 

Ladies of the Regency era (1811-1820) wore more comfortable, or sensible footwear, although they still were not designing either shoes or boots to be Right and Left in shape like we do today. A shoe then might have been worn on either foot. I can't imagine what that must have been like!

Note about HATS and HAIR
All hats and hairstyles in the Studio's blog which differ at all to the doll's real look are generally equipped with Tabs. These often require delicate work using scissors or snips. Assembly must be done in stages, with less glue than might be supposed. I'd frankly start with a tiny bit of glue stick glue (I prefer Uhu Stick, but you chose your favorite) at the very top of the Tab, then proceed to fit to the doll's head in slow stages, adding touches of glue as necessary. Being careful never to get any glue on the doll would, of course, work best (Have I ever accidentally glued 2 things together? You bet I have! LOL).

Today's Downloads
As this is a special event post, there are several downloads available here today. The first is the New Regency Doll in her undergarments, stockings and flat shoes. Next is her New Standard (this is necessary for correct fit). After that, there are a total of 3 separate outfits with different hairstyles for each one. One of them even has a unique and very fancy bonnet, and is carrying a very stylish gigantic white velvet muff. 

In future, I hope to add at least two rooms and a few more outfits for this new doll. As this has been a fun project since its beginnings four years ago, I doubt that it can stop with what is being offered  today.

{NOTE: for some weird reason unknown to me, Blogger has been repositioning all of my centered artwork here so that it is on the left. This does not show up when I try and correct in in Edit mode, however. Sorry if this looks sloppy. All artwork posted here is posted CENTERED, and never off to one side or the other. I will try and correct this problem. Thank you. ~RH McG}

Happy Jane Austen Creativity, everyone!

PPSPlaytime™: Regency Style Victoria

Download Paper Doll HERE

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Download Regency Doll Standard HERE

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Download Lilac Promenade Outfit HERE

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Download Dinner Party Dress HERE

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Download Winter Walking Costume HERE

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You are free to:
Play with or give or trade
the above doll with any of her outfits.
Her standard has a copyright.
It may never be sold.
Neither can this doll, even if you remake her.
In other words,
everything you see has had to be 
painstakingly re-worked by me.
They are not intended for sale, at all, and not ever.
Thank you for respecting my wishes in this matter.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

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