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Bustle gown for a steampunk ball

Added Feb 8, 2011

by alyb

London, United K...






My first attempt at making a complete outfit (other than the corset underneath). Outfit consists of petticoat, bustle pad, 5 gored underskirt, bustled overskirt and victorian bodice.
The patterns were from Truly victorian and the bodice was adapted from two different patterns – obviously i like to make things difficult for myself!
Made lots and lots of pleats from the left over fabric to trim it!




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Steampunk, Victorian
Satin, Taffeta

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    Jul 12, 2011, 07.16 PMby nehozack

    lovely, truly lovely.

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    Jun 25, 2011, 09.05 PMby lylith

    this is incredibly beatifull ! i would like to do something like this but have no possibilities to buy the patterns. you look amazing ! lylith , a french fan !! :)

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      Jul 12, 2011, 12.17 PMby alyb

      Thank you! :-) the patterns come from an american company – Truly Victorian. they’re a bit pricey but worth it as the instructions are pretty straightforward and great to work with.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 07.05 PMby stuffit-1

    Looks so beautiful! I love the color of your skirt and pinstripe is always perfect ;) The trim is just great!

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      Feb 9, 2011, 09.54 PMby alyb

      black and copper pinstripe :-) I just had to buy that fabric, didn’t have an outfit planned for it at the time, just wanted it!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 06.08 PMby cquinn13

    beautiful! so jealous a bustle dress has been on my to-do list for ages…i’ve got a few TV patterns I’m planning on ordering in the next few weeks. Did you find them easy to use?

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      Feb 9, 2011, 09.54 PMby alyb

      yes, they are pretty straightforward to use – well the skirts are at least. The bodice top was a bit more of a challenge!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 07.27 AMby erizah

    this is stunning!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 11.37 PMby bjr99

    NIcely done. I love Steampunk!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 11.08 PMby jenss-1

    Really impressive! I particularly like the trim on the bodice neckline.

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      Feb 8, 2011, 11.12 PMby alyb

      Thank you!
      I am pleased with how the trim came out – i somehow started to enjoy pleating and ended up with so much trim to use!

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