brocade dress

Turquoise, gold, red, midnight blue satin thin brocade dress created with deep blue satin bertha and neck choker for Gaskell's Victorian dance.

dancing pose side

Items constructed for this costume:



Sleeveless bodice laces up back with midnight blue ribbon, self piping on top and bottom edges, slight sweetheart neckline. Midnight blue satin bertha crosses in back with snap tie to make bow shape. Bertha not form fitting/tight to allow for better arm movement for dancing.
Based from McCalls 2799


Gathered skirt with a set waistband and adjustable interior ribbon drawstring, back hook and eye closure, hidden side pockets, 3 tucks near hem.
Length: approx 41"
Hem circumference: approx 173"


Same fabric choker with snap closure and midnight blue fabric flower.

Completed: April 2006