I’ve always really loved the idea of steampunk, especially the fashions. Victorian bustle dresses combined with all sorts of gadgets, from gears to goggles to little glass jars filled with strange things. I don’t doubt that this love has something to do with my love of Victorian fashions and fantasy. For this post, some bustle dresses which, with the right accessories, could fit in very well with this genre. And although steampunk is such a broad genre by now, for this post I’ll stick with the traditional brown color.
Every now and then, I stumble across a dress on an image online and think ‘I want to make that!’. Usually it doesn’t get made, or yet anyway, because I get that feeling much too often for my sewing speed. It’s still fun to dream though. Recently, I found two different green ensembles which I really loved. I adore this color.
La Mode Illustrée, 1864
This lovely drawing is from a fashion magazine. I’m not really a fan of the shade of pink on the left dress, but I adore the right. It’s such a gorgeous color, and would be perfect for winter. I’m not entirely sure about the bonnet though…
Portrait of Juliane Fürstin zu Schaumburg-Lippe c.1781 (Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder | The Athenaeum
This other dress is very different, different era, different silhouette and different season. I’ve always liked the green/pink combination which is so typical for the 18th century, and this amount of pink is just right for me. And she even has matching shoes, and what seems like a full flower bouquet in her hair!
So, two more items for the ever-growing wish-list.