Officially Introducing my ''Young Victoria'' 1840 Ball Gown!!!

I drew that dress on a piece of paper during the summer of 2011. In insisted to make the corset all by hand (which took around 80 hours) and took a long long time to finally make this costume because of various events in my life and other projects that came along on the way. Anyway, here it is at last, and I am very proud of myself!! It is made of blue satin, with purple silk piping and lining, lace on the sleeves, stays, a purple silk petticoat, a corded petticoat, a bustle (yep, thay had bustles in the 1840's), and hooks and bars for the back closure. Enjoy the pictures (you can click on them to enlarge them)!

oups... I haven't got any shoes to go with it yet, but I do like the barefoot look! You can also catch a glimpse of the silk petticoat and the corded petticoat underneath.

And for those whe were wondering, this is the corset I am wearing underneath you can see more pictures here:

 Have a nice day!


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