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)
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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