May 2008

Fabric: mint satin (synthetic), pale teal taffeta (synthetic)
Patterns: TV 460: 1885 Cuirass Bodice, TV 364: 1886 Autumn Overskirt, TV 261: 1885 Four-Gore Underskirt

From Truly Victorian patterns, I made this late bustle era ensemble to wear to my 25th birthday party along with a few friends. A pity the roses weren't blooming yet, but the day was absolutely gorgeous. From Truly Victorian patterns, I made this late bustle era ensemble to wear to my 25th birthday party along with a few friends. A pity the roses weren't blooming yet, but the day was absolutely gorgeous.

I wanted an excuse to get dressed up and play a silly game of croquet, so I invented one.

The overskirt and bodice are made of some synthetic satin, the underskirt changeable synthetic taffeta. Someday I'll be able to afford silk. ::sigh::