Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
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 like....hmmm...an 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 design&making by: me XD
Photo&very poor edit by: me XD

:star:WIP and other pictures on Facebook and Instagram:star:

Stop This work is not stock and is protected by creative commons - ask permission before using (chances are high that I'll say yes xD)!!
Thank You Birthday Sign

Related deviation:
Victorian portrait... by giusynuno
Add a Comment:
 
:iconlullabyly:
lullabyly Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
oh wow...che bello!!!!
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Grazieeeeee!!!! E' uno dei miei preferiti, mi sono divertita un mondo a farlo :)
Reply
:iconheartcandy101:
heartcandy101 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well done!
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!! :hug:
Reply
:iconpoetdontknowit:
Poetdontknowit Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!!
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!! :hug:
Reply
:iconnovelpashion:
NovelPashion Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Artisan Crafter
BRAVA!!!! You've done it again! :clap: :clap: :clap: I love that fabric! Good choice. :woohoo:
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner 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:
Reply
:iconbelialmadhatter:
BelialMadHatter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
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!!!
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner 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
Reply
:iconbelialmadhatter:
BelialMadHatter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
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*
Reply
:iconbattlefield-angel:
Battlefield-Angel Featured By Owner 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.
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!! :D I'm so glad you like it!! :D and thank you so much for the infos:tighthug:
I made some bustle patterns from existing specimens and a friend of mine has a couple of Truly Victorian ones (they are really pretty!), we are thinking about mixing them up and see what comes out ;)
Reply
:iconbattlefield-angel:
Battlefield-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem- it's a lovely dress and I really look forward to seeing how your bustle gown turns out!
If you want any more info about 19th century fashion, feel free to ask- I've a BA in history with a focus on the Victorian era (specifically the Civil War and it's ramifications, but I've a passion for the changing fashions of the time).
Reply
:iconmamabot:
mamabot Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
If Scarlett O'Hara can use curtains, then why not? I think your curtains look much better, though. (Although, Carol Burnett had one ...speaking of costumes) Ohhh, I love the design on the back!
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
XD I was thinking exactly the same when I bought the curtains XXXDDD
Waaaai!!! I'm so happy you like the back!! It took a lot of moving the pattern around to get the leaves in the center :D
Reply
:iconmamabot:
mamabot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
hehehe, or Sound of Music! What talent and patience you have. My sewing machine faints before yours. (snigger)
Reply
:iconvulpix70:
vulpix70 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very formal and refined, yet casual and beautiful; it looks like something you would have pulled straight from a Disney's movie :)
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:tighthug: thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so, so happy you like it!!! :D
Reply
:iconsamoc1992:
SamOC1992 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This... I would definately wear...
No doubt about it... @_@
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D I'm so glad about it!!!!! I actually want to wear this everyday, but I suppose people would stare ==;;
Reply
:iconsamoc1992:
SamOC1992 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So? Let them. I went to university one day wearing a velvet green batsleeved backlaced celtic druid dress XD People deserve to see you in something you absolutely adore every once in a while
Reply
:iconxombiexarx:
Xombiexarx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Still a magnificent piece even if you had a less of a budget than you would have liked.
Reply
:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D thank you so, so much!!!!! I was a bit sad about not being able to put money on this, but I'm glad it came out nice still :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1611 × 648




Details

Submitted on
June 7, 2012
Image Size
1.3 MB
Resolution
1611×648
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,241 (3 today)
Favourites
175 (who?)
Comments
24
Downloads
436

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×