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Neville's victorian ensemble, take 1

Added Jun 12, 2011

by grafiketgrafok

Toulouse, France






Here’s Neville. As I said before I’m a huge fan of Nancy Pena’s work (@ La Bote Bulles) and I’m now working on men’s costumes! For Neville I’ve chosen to mix and match the decades, ‘cause the roll collar waistcoat is from a 1840 pattern and the frock coat from a 1880 pattern. But I liked the two together and who will really notice? ^^ I know… OK, next time I’ll try to be more historically accurate!
Well… Patterns are from “Mens Garments 1830-1900 A Guide to Pattern Cutting” and the fabric is vintage natural linen + black silk lining. The inspiration is from Nancy Pena’s “Tea Party” and the gentle model is my brother! :)

The final costume must be made of striped grey wool with silk lining… Cross my fingers for the result to be that great! I’m proud of myself ‘cause at first I thought this was way above my head, still I decided to have a go (’cause I’m a litlle stubborn yes I know) and I’m pretty happy I did! :D

Material Notes

Old linen + silk lining




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Other, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Linen, Other


Pattern book

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    Jul 27, 2011, 09.22 AMby domestikatie

    I think I’m in love! And the outfit is nice too. ;)

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    Jun 13, 2011, 05.40 PMby peaches2218

    It’s really lovely! It’s a shame period pieces are so hard to wear on a daily bases. He looks so smart!

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      Jun 13, 2011, 07.01 PMby grafiketgrafok

      Thank you! ♥ Yep you’re right but I’m planning to figure that out! I really want to sew myself a victorian-styled vest that I wish to wear very often!!! In a jeans fabric maybe… ^^

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    Jun 13, 2011, 12.07 PMby sew4my3


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      Jun 13, 2011, 02.27 PMby grafiketgrafok

      Haha! I wish it was! ^^ But no… Hehe

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    Jun 13, 2011, 12.46 AMby urbandon

    Love it, love it, love it! Beautiful cut, fabric and finish. LOVE.

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      Jun 13, 2011, 02.26 PMby grafiketgrafok

      Thank you, thank you, thank you! :D

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    Jun 12, 2011, 07.53 PMby joost52

    That’s pretty amazing stuff. Really nice!

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    Jun 12, 2011, 07.37 PMby EuStacia Noir

    i love it! (and the model is adorable btw :P)

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    Jun 12, 2011, 06.31 PMby tirrs

    very nice

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    Jun 12, 2011, 05.48 PMby lanternwaste33

    Very cool. I love the cut of the coat. They just don’t make clothes like that anymore. Can’t wait to see the final!

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      Jun 13, 2011, 02.25 PMby grafiketgrafok

      Thank you! Yes you’re right! Clothes are not that classy any more! ^^’

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    Jun 12, 2011, 04.20 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Each item is good, not sure I’d put them together.. It will be good to see the finished items in wool too. Great job!

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      Jun 12, 2011, 04.58 PMby grafiketgrafok

      Thank you! ^ Ah! As we say in french “les goûts et les couleurs!” ^ Haha! I relly look forward to receive my wool fabric to make the final version! :) Hope you’ll like it!

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    Jun 12, 2011, 04.20 PMby Olivia Anne

    love it!

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