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

Added Jan 6, 2011

by alasse

Munich, Germany






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)




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