Added Jan 6, 2011
After all those undergarments, I’m finally dressed!
I used the burda pattern No. 7880 for the bodice and the overskirt, for the basis skirt I used the pattern I had made for my petticoat (because my bustle was bigger and generally different from what burda suggested).
Also, the burda pattern is pretty high-necked, but the character (Lady Jessica Wotton), whom I had in mind when designing the dress, would find the original burda neckline utterly boring. So I made it a little more “daring” (in Victorian terms). If I put on my chemise sloppily, you can sometimes glimpse a bit of lace trimming! * gasp *
The hat is bought and altered (it was too high, I sort of flattened it…) and then decorated.
For loads of more pictures, go take a look at my blog. It’s worth it ;)
My complete victorian project:
Unmentionables – Chemise and Corset
More underwear?! – Bustle and Petticoat
Get dressed, young lady! – Victorian Day Dress and Hat
A Night at the Opera – Victorian Evening Gown
taffeta (skirts) and velvet (bodice)
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
Fashion & Trends
Three takes on how to wear a menswear essential.
Member Project of the Week
A gorgeous confection with a surprise peach chiffon layer.
Meet the colorful designer behind our upcoming fashion design course.
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