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victorian(ish) outfit

Added May 3, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






The other dress-up event in the same weekend (as the band gig) was the annual Fantasy Fair at Kasteel de Haar (for more info: www.elffantasy.eu). I had been there before but never put a lot of work into my outfit, which seems to be a shame as it’s the perfect opportunity for dressing up big time. I had planned to make a Simplicity victorian dress for last year, but never finished it. Now, I used the bustle pad (pillow-on-string-like thing), petticoat and underskirt from the pattern and combined it with a jacket I made a long time ago but never wear because it’s not quite right, which I took in at the waist so it would fit smoothly over my corset. I still want to make the full outfit, although I’ll only use the pattern for the skirt drapes, the bodice wasn’t designed to wear with a corset and if I have to do a lot of fitting, I think I’m better of starting with my own sloper. Of my boyfriend’s outfit, I made the shirt and cape last year.

Material Notes

cotton for petticoat, bustle pad and men’s shirt, taffeta and lace for the skirt, cotton twill for the jacket, polyesther crepe and satin for the cape, canvas, a busk and flat steel boning for the corset.





Simplicity 9769 for the corset

Simplicity 5457 for the dress

Elf, for orginising the fair

my friends, for agreeing to dress up together

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    Oct 11, 2015, 11.44 PMby cbsheff

    I so admire your fine work! Congratulations, they are marvelous.

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    May 14, 2008, 07.00 AMby carottesauvage

    A really cool and romantic victorian drama is unfolding before our eyes!

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    May 6, 2008, 12.06 PMby stephaniemorgan

    very cool!

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    May 5, 2008, 02.23 PMby spiderlily

    Oh it’s brilliant. I really like the first picture.

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    May 4, 2008, 08.08 AMby kasia26

    It’s awesom! I wish there were more opportunities to wear different kinds of clothes.

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    May 4, 2008, 07.51 AMby annika

    Impressive. Love the headpiece, whatever its called.

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    May 3, 2008, 11.30 AMby dianacirne

    So crazy!!! I love this kind of outfit, you both are so well! That’s a really really nice job!

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    May 3, 2008, 09.38 AMby jj1

    Wow, must feel good to wear something like that.

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    May 3, 2008, 06.02 AMby OnYourHead

    wow i love it! i’d like to see a similar event!!,,also ’cause costume designer should be my job!!!;)

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