Monday, 3 August 2015

1869 Parlor Dress

Pattern: Truly Victorian #202 "1869 Grand Parlor Skirt"
               Truly Victorian #400 "Bodice" (heavily altered)
Fabric: Embroidered taffeta, polyester/rayon. Velvet, cotton/rayon.
Available on ebay---->HERE
The Grand Parlor Skirt is a very simple pattern, but I have always liked its shape and hang, especially at the back. As for the bodice, it too is very simple. I added a collar and the velvet plastron at the front, as well as some minor reshaping to the bottom edge. My greatest deviation from both patterns is basically just the addition of all the velvet work.


  1. Holy moly, that's gorgeous! The black trim is striking with the embroidered gold taffeta. Absolutely beautiful!