Bustle Day Dress

Bodices

The day bodice Here’s a picture of the day bodice in the making, still without sleeves, decoration and the detachable gilet front. The basque – still without waistband – is pinned to the underskirt. As you can see I have made the sides of the bodice from black velvet. This was not just done to […]

Victorian Day Dress

Some time ago I discovered another fabric in my fabrics collection that I had almost forgotten. It’s a beautiful blue wool fabric which is covered with black velvet swirl patterns. Draped over my shoulder, it looks like this… I always wanted to make a nice day dress for myself; no matter from what period (I […]