In my two previous posts, I shared the progress of making an 1880’s gold/black bustle dress.
I’ve had the gold fabric for this dress for a while. The occasion to finally make this was a private anniversary in the U.K. to which I was graciously invited. There were a couple of days, all in the ‘Victorian bustle’ theme, so it was the perfect reason to make a new garment. The event was lovely, and I really loved wearing this new dress. As always, I have some small things I want to fix already (mostly necklines which wanted to gap open a little), but overall I’m really happy with how it turned out. This fabric was a joy to work with and wear.
Thanks to Serena and Melchior for taking some pictures for me!
It was originally inspired by this dress from the MET:
I changed the underskirt to better suit my taste and fabric stash, inspired by the design of this dress:
And I added a ballgown bodice based mostly on this existent one;
Wow, that turned out incredibly beautiful!! You must be so proud.
Absolutely stunning! I’ve enjoyed watching you make this.
Thank you 🙂
Thank you for sharing pictures – you look lovely and the dress is perfect.
Pinned – link below.
Fabulous! What a perfect backdrop for photos–the rich wood really makes the gold glow. It’s fun to have a dress with so many looks and pieces.
Thanks, it was a wonderful setting! I was a bit worried with the low lighting, but the images came out beautifully.
Such a lovely dress!!!
You did a fantastic job!
Oh my goodness, that is SO GORGEOUS! It looks so good on you; those colors really flatter you and the style does too. I love it! Great, great job. So beautiful. I can’t wait to see what you’ll be making next!
What a lovely dress…the color combination is sophisticated and perfectly in tune and the entire look fresh and unique. How well you look in the portraits, for that is how they come across. Agree with Quinn that the coloring harmonizes very well with the interior.
Have enjoyed following along along with its progress.
Natalie across the pond
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the journey.
It’s so fine.