Get dressed, young lady! - Victorian Day Dress and Hat

Added Jan 6, 2011

by alasse

Munich, Germany

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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

Material Notes

taffeta (skirts) and velvet (bodice)

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Classic, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian
Material
Cotton, Taffeta, Velvet

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    Jul 12, 2011, 02.05 AMby denecier1

    Oh My Goodness! You look FABULOUS! Your work is gorgeous!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 08.38 PMby cquinn13

    gorgeous! i’m so jealous…a victorian ball gown has been on my to-do list for quite a while! it’s amazing, incredible job!

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    Jan 7, 2011, 12.28 AMby libra-s

    Fantastic job!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 07.16 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Glad to see you finally dressed! : ) Ambitious project! Great work, great photos, great blog, and perfect model!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 08.22 AMby asperge11

    wow ! absolutly amazing

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    Jan 6, 2011, 07.13 AMby irmchen

    OMG! I am speachless!

    Dieses Modell ist ohnegleichen! (Habe noch nicht den Blog gelesen bzw. geguckt… aber ich muss sagen du bringst es mittlerweile zur Meisterschaft!)

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    Jan 6, 2011, 01.05 AMby ivorykohl

    absolutely lovely! So much work put into it, but it looks perfect!

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