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Topic: Victorian bustle gown + corset. [Image heavy!]  (Read 16133 times)
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ronillebest
« on: February 03, 2010 04:38:14 PM »

Wow, I finally get around to posting this, almost a year after it was finished! Okay, so at my past school there's a tradition of having a dress-up day in school a few days before you graduate. Me being me, I of course made this into an excuse to take on a silly large sewing project and spend way too much money on fabric.

Anyways. I don't really have all that much to say about it, except that it was oh, so much fun, and that it never would have been possible without my mother. The skirt was a burda pattern, but the bodice and corset were both made from vintage patterns printed from teh interwebz! Enlarging and following those was probably the hardest part to be honest.

Either way, pics!







I didn't actually wear this white skirt under it all, just wanted to keep some dignity for the pictures. xD


Yeah, making a proper bustle for all of this would have taken way too long. Gotta love tulle!


And I actually did end up wearing this dress once again. Or at least one part of it. The overskirt got to be a piece of my steampunk Halloween costume last year. Excuse the silly picture, best I've got. xD
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010 05:18:20 PM »

Stunning. Very nicely done.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010 05:29:10 PM »

You look so pretty! Great job!  Grin Would you mind posting where you got the patterns from? I've been looking everywhere for some patterns for my wedding dress and this is EXACTLY how I want it to look like!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010 06:16:44 PM »

Very Beautiful! I<3 bustle dresses!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010 09:24:49 PM »

this is so gorgeous! i've always loved that dark teal-y colour Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010 06:54:03 AM »

Thank you so much everyone! =D

JBear;
Bodice pattern. This one was such a pain, lots of trial and error on that. Probably took about 3 times as long as the rest of the dress. If you do decide to make this, feel free to send me a PM if you need any help figuring it out. Smiley
Skirt pattern, Burda #7880
I can't find the link to the corset pattern we used, but it shouldn't be too hard to find a good corset pattern.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010 03:30:39 PM »

Wow, I admire your skill on the top, you've done an amazing job on it. I also love your fabric choices! Really fun combo and very pretty.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010 04:38:13 PM »

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Bodice pattern. This one was such a pain, lots of trial and error on that. Probably took about 3 times as long as the rest of the dress. If you do decide to make this, feel free to send me a PM if you need any help figuring it out.  Smiley
Skirt pattern, Burda #7880
I can't find the link to the corset pattern we used, but it shouldn't be too hard to find a good corset pattern.

Thank you so much for the reply! Whenever I do start making this, I will send a message your way!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010 05:36:11 PM »

so pretty. I love the colors
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010 06:02:04 PM »

Great dress. I love how you used it for your haloween costume
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