1800s | Jackets | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 2207

August 4, 2013

I took the last week off to have time for another sewing project and decided to tackle this wonderful victorian era inspired steampunk costume, consisting of jacket, skirt and bustle. I bought dark green dupioni silk in Brussels at Maison des Tissus and beige lace at Maison dorée a few weeks ago (I forgot to take the pattern with me then and was so lucky to have bought just enough of both!). The pattern is incredible – it was the first time for me that all patterns parts matched perfectly (and I am always very careful with cutting them out) and the instructions were easy to follow.  I decided to shorten the skirt to make the costume a bit more suitable for daily wear and I will probably take it in a bit but I changed nothing else. I am very happy with the finished costume and am eager to wear it soon again (-:

See a few more pictures on my blog, Draped in Cloudlets.

  1. Wow, I own this pattern and I like your shortened version so much better. And I think your jacket fits better than the one the model is wearing. I haven’t actually used the pattern, but your pictures are making me like it more–I think I might have to actually make a dress!

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