Bustle gown for a steampunk ball

Added Feb 8, 2011

by alyb

London, United K...

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Description

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!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Steampunk, Victorian
Material
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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