Physical Garment Construction
"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."
- Gore Vidal
This first costume is a Victorian Walking (or Afternoon) Dress from around the year 1860. I had a pattern to work off of but as with all patterns, this one had to be tailored in specific ways to fit the individual correctly and is designed to be worn with a corset. Foundation garments are very important for all clothing!
This one took the longest to create as a whole costume piece as it includes not only what is seen here, but also the undergarments.
The full list of garments created for this costume is:
- Bonnet (modified)
- Ruffled Petticoat
- Hoop Skirt
- Pantalettes (bloomers)
- Fingerless Gloves & Ladies Reticule