A Victorian Dress for a Dame of Lengthy Pedigree

Added Feb 3, 2010

by Jenny Wren

York, United Kin...






Lady Sangazure’s dress for our production of The Sorcerer, February 2010. Nicknamed ‘the floating green monstrosity’, our Lady Sangazure is unusually tall, so I lengthened the skirt by adding the frill at the bottom, which actually works rather well with my aesthetic for the show.

Material Notes

Green silk for shell, petticoat, bustle made from garden wire




Garment Type
Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Other, Polyester, Silk

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    Feb 12, 2010, 06.01 PMby d3liriums4m4

    LOL! Yeah, they’re in dollars. They’re still kind of expensive, but the woman drafts them all by hand, usually from antique fashion plates, so it’s not like you can find them anywhere else for less, and they’re just amazingly pretty.

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      Feb 28, 2010, 09.39 PMby Jenny Wren

      Yeah, I completely agree. I also want to work on a couple of pieces from the relevant Patterns of Fashion book…

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    Feb 4, 2010, 04.46 AMby d3liriums4m4

    This looks great! I know from experience that this kind of dress is challenging.

    As far as the bustle, you might want to check out Truly Victorian patterns. Her TV101 bustle pattern is great, because it collapses for easy storage, and you can SIT in it, easily. It also came together quickly, though the ruffle overlay took some time.

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      Feb 4, 2010, 04.25 PMby Jenny Wren

      Thanks for the tip! The prices on that website always put me off, but I should remember they’re in dollars, not pounds…

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