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Post-apocalyptic ballgown

Added Jul 6, 2010

by alyb

London, United K...






an outfit I made to attend a post-apocalyptic themed ball. I didn’t originally intend to make a skirt from scratch but the hooped underskirt was too big to fit under any of my existing skirts!
Hairfalls, corset and hat are purchased but the skirt, leather overskirt and cape are made by myself

Material Notes

taffeta, leather, venice lace trimmings




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Other, Steampunk, Victorian
Leather/Fur, Taffeta


photo by Lawrence Randall
hairfalls by Miss Needles
skirt pattern from Truly Victorian

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    Nov 18, 2010, 07.30 PMby stuffit-1

    Love it! Your idea turned out to something really great!

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      Jan 26, 2011, 11.25 AMby alyb


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    Sep 2, 2010, 05.10 PMby Anda Purina

    Love the drape on skirt!

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      Jan 26, 2011, 11.26 AMby alyb

      Thanks! it is a lovely skirt pattern; turned out to be very versatile too as I’ve since used it as an underskirt for a few other outfits.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 11.34 PMby steampunkginger

    This is so amazing! Nice work on incorporating purchased items and tying it together with your own work. Awesome outfit!

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    Jul 6, 2010, 08.42 PMby sophielophie

    I love the cape and you did such an amazing job on the skirt!

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    Jul 6, 2010, 08.03 PMby matticrafts

    Love this. Was this a steampunk affair?

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      Jul 6, 2010, 08.32 PMby alyb

      Thanks! It was a post-apocalyptic themed event but one of the outfit suggestions/tribes leant itself to steampunk. :-)

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