draw this dress

My friend Emily and I have been challenging each other to draw period and vintage clothes based on photo reference, and the results are cataloged in a tumblr for as long as we keep it up. Check it out!

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30 Responses to draw this dress

  1. manuela montero says:

    Luv your work!

  2. Kim Gadbois says:

    WooooW! These drawings are amazing! Are you thinking about having guests artists? It looks like so much fun!

  3. Nina says:

    I want to 'like' and 'love' and 'fave' and 'holy cow this is so awesome' everything you two have drawn there so much that I might have to start a tumblr?

  4. jane says:

    This is a super cool project. I love seeing all the pretty dresses and the characters you two conjure up to go with them.

  5. Daron Leah Nefcy says:


  6. Nicky J says:

    Such a cool idea!
    I have such a soft spot for vintage stuff.. Almost as soft as the spot I have from being dropped repeatedly during childhood.

  7. Jesse Hamm says:

    It all looks awesome, Vera!

    I guess you and Emily Carroll WOULD be pals. ; p

  8. Karla Usagi says:


  9. Panda says:

    Amazing!!! What brush do you use?

  10. Adam Campbell says:

    Love your stuff, and that idea is the coolest! Such fun drawings!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Your works are so cute. I love your stuff.

    May you say to me what kind of tools you use to draw?
    Real paintbrush? Wacom pen? Do you sketch directly con Photoshop or something else?

    Thank you very much.


  12. Maddi says:

    It would be really swell if maybe followers could suggest dresses that you could draw?
    anyways, here a cool dress that I had the privilege of actually seeing… valentino.. ;]

  13. Mikelodigas says:

    I like so much wath you do and your art, fantastic!

    I follow you, see you.

  14. Rob Davis says:

    I adore your work Vera. These dress pics you and Emily have been doing are a real treat! Wish I could draw girls as well as you two.


  15. Freckles says:

    So dainty and appealing! Love it!

  16. Freckles says:

    I love your work! and I REALLY love the new blog with emily!

  17. Angarushka says:

    The Clever person!

  18. nate v says:

    too cute!

  19. Marie Bower says:

    I've been following Fashion From Old People for about two months now and I love it! These are so inspiring! Thanks for putting it out there! ^.^

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  21. quiet_storm1011 says:

    love all of the drawings :)

  22. bernardo says:

    hey there vera girl!
    oh my, recently got in touch with work.
    and Loved it!!!


  23. Hans Kortlevers says:

    Nice dress, like your style :)

  24. Maya Shavzin says:

    everything looks so great! so charming – not just the garments, but the poses, characters and colors, too!
    i love your style, AND vintage… wonderful combo.

    i realized how awesome vintage can be back in 2004, in an international exhibit in Brazil documenting 100 years of fashion – this is the best link to photos i could find, maybe there's some inspiration there: http://moda.terra.com.br/fotos/0,,OI13511-EI1119,00.html

    looking frward to more stuff :D

  25. Melissa Leeanne says:

    I'm really digging your most recent contribution of the Lanvin dress with the two torso girl. Is there any chance one might be able to purchase a print?

  26. verabee says:

    Melissa – hopefully soon! I need to get my printer set up…

  27. -C- says:

    I had a look at tumblr page, great drawings in there! This is a very nice idea.

  28. HYOJI LEE says:

    Vera, these are BEAUTIFUL~~!!

  29. Zee says:

    Vera, I beg you to get a tumblr! It’s a blog, you could post art and things, Like I do! PLEASE, I love your art, you inspire me!

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