Victorian Gown, Steampunk Walking Dress, original design, stunning 1880's couture yellow silk and blue striped cotton by TwilightAttire
This gown, inspired by a delicate, antique shirt completely covered in rows of beads and pale yellow pearls, is a testament to the Victorian ideals of opulence and excess…
The main fabric is a hand-dyed cotton blend stripe, the darker blue stripes in plush velour.
Thirteen yards of pale yellow silk adorn the bodice and skirt, inside and out.
Lined in yellow silk, interlined and boned, the bodice features handmade silk piping, lapel and cuffs beaded with vintage pearl beads, contrasting chevrons in yellow velvet ribbon on the sleeves with a silk covered button at each point, and a hidden-closure front contrast panel completely covered in vintage beads and pearls.
The back of the tailored bodice terminates in a swallowtail of silk, beads and pearls. The skirt features piping, tabs and covered buttons in the front, and an extravagant panel of yellow silk pleats, repeating the chevron shape around the base of the skirt.
The pleats, framed by silk piping, run up the back to frame the striking waterfall of yellow silk. The waterfall train is contained only by three flattering bands in blue, each band topped by two silk covered buttons.
The opulent hem decoration is a deep band of box pleats in yellow silk, adorned with a hand-sewn design of beads and pearls.
The hat, once a 1940's asymmetrical "film noir" style beauty, has been transformed into a confection of Victorian elegance, featuring a pleated band adorned with covered buttons at the crown and lined in yellow silk around the base of the brim. The matching silk purse keeps to the simple lines of the dress, but is decorated with a yellow velvet ribbon and a vintage cobalt blue rhinestone button.
Made for use with a moderate to large bustle.
Hat and purse ARE included with skirt and bodice. Gloves, corset, bustle and petticoat are not included. Size 12-14. Waist size approximately 28-32", bust size 38-43". Sizing is primarily dependent on waist size & is alterable to a smaller waist. there is some flexibility in the bust size due to the lower neckline & the tendency of corsets to push everything up. Any questions, please ask!
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