Copper Dress

Copper Dress
This beautiful victorian dress out of coppery flock-taffeta and plenty of black laceband is pure Steampunk. It consists of a plain skirt, a bum-pillow, a bustled overskirt and a delightful jacket.

To get a greater shape for the whole thing, you can wear for example the long Petticoat underneath and a corset, so that the jacket fits just perfectly.

Matching the outfit I made the Copper Leaflet and a Pompadour Bag.

Photos: NeedMoreCoffeeMan (2011)
Jewellery: Sandra

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Making of …

making the copper dress pattern
This should have been my first machine sewn piece. That I dared to take on such a huge creation with my first sewing machine efforts was thanks to my dear friend Mel-Stichfest (she makes the most wonderful rococo gowns!) ;-)
But it wasn’t that easy after all. The easy pieces were done quickly, but the others like the jacket weren’t exactly beginners-stuff. So the dress was lying around in pieces for a long time.

The pattern is from Burda (7880) and the cost of material is around 100 EUR.

And here are some pictures of my very first day sewing on this dress together with Elyriata :-)

Skirt completed: 2009
Bum-pillow completed: 2009
Overskirt completed: 2010
Jacket completed: 2011

first sewing-machine attemptscompleted bum-pillowcompleted skirtcompleted, but not gathered overskirt

… in Action

Was part of the exhibition Machina Nostalgica in 2013!

Status: in my Klamottenkiste, I wore it often and I will wear it again and again :-)