Victorian 1850/60's style burgandy and black taffeta evening dress for PEERS 12th Night Ball and Gaskell's Victorian dance.
BodiceBurgandy polyester taffeta with black velvet print, boned, off-the-shoulder bodice with back burgandy satin ribbon lacing through buttonholes, burgandy moire polyester taffetta bertha with black lace on bottom hem, puffed sleeves, bodice fabric oversleeves with black lace, back placket, underarm/bust pads (fills in the space between underarm and bust), drawstring ribbon on top.
Pattern: Simplicity 5724. Changed the undersleeve to a gathered puff which gives a little more movement but still has limited arm mobility.
SkirtBurgandy polyester taffeta with black velvet print overskirt sewn to burgandy moire polyester taffeta underskirt and cartridge pleated into set waistband. Has back hook and eye closure, hidden side pockets, black lace trim on overskirt, black velvet taffeta trim on bottom hem has black braid trim