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The 1880s front by lill-sara The 1880s front by lill-sara
Late victorian dress (1880s) from blue dupion silk.
Tie-back bustle skirt and front-buttoned bodice, with matching purse.

The bodice is based on TV416
The skirt is based on TV305

Back view of this dress: The 1880s back
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taimdala Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Gorgeous! I love blue and I love bustle dresses--this combines both. ^_^
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mudwolf45 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist
Can you tell me, did you make the pattern for the bodice or did you buy it? because I am planning to make a bodice vary much like this one, and I am having a vary difficult time trying to find a pattern.

p.s. This is an absolutely beautiful dress.
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MarianaFuzaro Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would love to know what kind of people, of what level of progressiveness, would wear such a dress. As long as I know women would cover the upper part of the arms AT LEAST until the 1920s. I've seen one like this in a painting by J. S. Sargent (Madame X or Madame Gautier) and the painting was such a scandal that it almost ruined his carreer and he had to move to Britain and start again.
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Well, I make clothes and costumes mostly for myself.
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zebrrra Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
i really like your work! i`m searching for patterns to do something for me and so i wanted to ask: what do you mean by "The skirt is based on TV305"? does this mean, i can easily find those patterns, when i know how to search ?! ;-) thank you!
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Artisan Crafter
That means that the pattern is from Truly Victorian ([link]). They have plenty of patterns. Other online stores also sells them, Vena Cava ([link]) for example. Thereīs also Ageless Patterns ([link]). Check out these pages and see what you can find.
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Jie-n Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
wow, very beautiful!
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Subaly-mind Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
The dress is so beautiful. What do you made the bustle? i need made something similar for a dress.
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks.
Itīs a tie-back bustle so Iīm not wearing it over any bustle-cage och -cushion. Itīs basically draped and hold back with strings and tapes. Truly Victorianīs patterns have really simple instructions for how to create a tie-back bustle skirt.
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Subaly-mind Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks for the help
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LadyTzatziki Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool, i really like the color.
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I like the matching purse! The silk color is really lovely, too :D
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice dresses excellent work .
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Ooh, lovely!
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M-n-M-s Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
it's very nice
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Hen-na-Ningyo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
thanks for the pattern references. i really like your choice of dupioni for this pattern. :)
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks.
Yes, dupion has great structure for this type of dress.
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