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A Night at the Opera - Victorian Evening Gown

Added Apr 14, 2011

by alasse

Munich, Germany






I made a variation for my victorian Day Dress: with the second bodice and the upper skirt gathered with hooks and eyes, it can now also be worn as an evening gown.
I also made the mini-hat/fascinator, which you can find as a separate project with instructions here

For a few more pictures, also check out my blog

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





Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian

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    Jun 2, 2012, 02.32 PMby helenrose90

    Stunning :) Is this bodice a variation of the 7880 you used for the other one, or did you draft it yourself? Trying to work out if I can re-create something a bit similar when I can afford fabric again, and it will be much easier if I have a pattern to at least modify :)

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      Jun 2, 2012, 09.13 PMby alasse

      Yes, I used the 7880 for this one as well. It’s basically the same thing, just altered the neckline, shortened the sleeve and the piece that lays on the bustle in the back I just ruffled instead of pleating it. And then I added the drapey part around the neckline. That was it really :) I’m looking forward to your gown!

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    May 9, 2011, 09.31 PMby ladymacbeth86


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    Apr 18, 2011, 02.16 PMby lugreen

    Just beautiful!

    I have been using your Unmentionables pattern to make my own chemise and corset as the start of a Victorian costume for myself. Thank you, they have been a pleasure to work with!

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      Apr 18, 2011, 02.31 PMby alasse

      Thank you!
      It would be lovely if you could post your project, I would very much like to see it :)

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      Apr 18, 2011, 02.36 PMby lugreen

      I will do :) Chemise hopefully tonight and the corset when it’s finished!

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      Apr 18, 2011, 02.42 PMby alasse

      Yay! :)

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    Apr 18, 2011, 07.50 AMby zaarissima

    großartige Arbeit! Chapeau!!!

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    Apr 17, 2011, 08.56 PMby artepart

    I wish I was a Victorian Lady with you as my best friend.

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      Apr 18, 2011, 12.37 AMby alasse

      Aw, thank you, that’s very sweet :)

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    Apr 16, 2011, 07.47 PMby frankiesoup

    This is just incredible! I would want to wear it every day!

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    Apr 16, 2011, 12.24 AMby eurolyons

    Very, very lovely. Wonderful job.

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    Apr 15, 2011, 04.10 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Talk about versatility! Wonderful creativity!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 02.36 PMby atrinka

    you look regal!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 09.04 AMby asperge11

    amazing ! :)

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    Apr 15, 2011, 08.34 AMby stuffit-1

    Boah! Is das schön! Das Blau hat einen schon fast um, so ein schöner Ton is das! Gewaltig!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 07.10 AMby Marion Stornig

    WOW !!!

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    Apr 14, 2011, 10.39 PMby tilshmil

    Really amazing dress!

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    Apr 14, 2011, 09.35 PMby sewinl0ve

    Please tell me you actually wore this to the opera! How could you not?? It’s wonderful!

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      Apr 14, 2011, 11.04 PMby alasse

      Not yet. But then again, nobody has given me the private box at the opera (which I should totally have as a victorian lady) yet, either. ;)

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    Apr 14, 2011, 08.37 PMby babalodious


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    Apr 14, 2011, 05.54 PMby kanamithedreamer

    That is so beautiful!!!

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    Apr 14, 2011, 04.09 PMby msgems

    WOW!! Amazing.

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    Apr 14, 2011, 04.09 PMby michellebates83

    Wow, that is amazing!

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