A mid 1800 Victorian style ball gown dress made for dancing at Gaskell's Victorian dance. A matching waistcoat was made later.
Items constructed for this costume:
BodiceBlue, black, and burgandy plaid taffeta with black satin bertha, sheer black sleeves with satin undersleeve, black piping, sheer ruffled trim around upper edge, and laced up back.
Pattern: Simplicity 5724
SkirtBlue, black, and burgandy plaid taffeta, pleated into a set waistband, hidden side pockets, ruffles on bottom edge and scalloped ruffles and black satin trim on skirt for a faux overskirt look.
WaistcoatBlue, black, and burgandy plaid taffeta, black satin lining, V-neck no collar, buttons up front, clean lines with no pockets.