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1860s Victorian Day Dress by giusynuno 1860s Victorian Day Dress by giusynuno
Yaaaay for Victorian picnics!! :D
I made this day dress for the Victorian and Romantic Pic Nic in Monza two weeks ago :heart: it was a wonderful day!! Full of friends and friendly people very sharply dressed :boogie:
I love reenactments :heart:

So recently I'm a bit short of money, so to make this dress I had to work with small so I used two double layered 190x280cm curtains, remainings of a gold voile I used for an evening dress and various pieces of brown/gold trim with paillettes I had.
Total expense: 10€ XD I'm so very proud XD
I used double layered curtains because I wanted to achieve a late 1860s day dress effect, and in that era tarlatan cotton was very popular. Tarlatan is extremely flimsy and looks like voile, almost completely see-through, so what would work better if not 100% transparent polyester XD
I'm not particularly fond of liliac, but the other curtains were just TOO bright and I didn't want to look actress of the era XD
This gown is to be worn with a conic hoop skirt, fully corded petticoat and crinoline to achieve the right fluffiness :D

When I'll be over with my current projects I SO want to make a bustle gown *-* there were some beautiful ones at the picnic, I really want to try it too:heart:

Dress by: me XD
Photo&very poor edit by: me XD

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heartcandy101 Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well done!
giusynuno Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!! :hug:
Poetdontknowit Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
giusynuno Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!! :hug:
NovelPashion Jun 8, 2012   Artisan Crafter
BRAVA!!!! You've done it again! :clap: :clap: :clap: I love that fabric! Good choice. :woohoo:
giusynuno Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Waaaaaaaaaaaaai!!! I'm so happy you like it!!!! :D
I was a bit scared about the fabric (it's very cheap curtain polyester xD) so I'm happy it turned out all right :heart:
Wow!!! *w* non avrei mai detto che hai speso solo 10 euro per fare questa meraviglia!!!
Dimmi quando accetti commissioni che mi prenoto!!!
PS: Ho visto anche le foto su facebook, indossato rende ancora di pił!!!
giusynuno Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D guarda, appena riesco a venire a capo della mia vita (sto provando a cambiare lavoro xD) ti faccio sapere!! :D che cosa ti piacerebbe fare? :D
In bocca al lupo per la ricerca! (anche io sto cercando di cambiare lavoro!! incrociamo le dita a vicenda!!)
Eh ci sarebbero troppi vestiti che mi piacebbero >.< ...magari quando sei pił tranquilla ne riparliamo!! :hug: cmq se doveste aver bisogno di un ulteriore personaggio per i vostri cosplay sai che io sono disponibile!! *w*
Battlefield-Angel Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work- it has a wonderfully delicate look to it. Just an FYI: very bright colors (if not the polyester) like magenta would have been historically accurate due to the development of aniline dyes in 1856. These original synthetic dyes became very popular and were in widespread use by 1860. In case you have to sacrifice any more curtains, of course.
If you are looking for good bustle-era patterns, may I suggest Truly Victorian? They are historically accurate, are fairly easy to follow and don't break the budget. They also offer patterns spanning c. 1830- c.1910; including both bustle eras.
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