1830s romantic era dress was made originally
for April 2014 Gaskell Ball. The Romantic Era is the era of big sleeves and big, funny hair. Over a dozen of us
made 1830s dresses using the Truly Victorian TV455 pattern. It was fabulous!
Later in March 2015, several of us
wore our dresses again for PEERS Poe Ball. Here we are fawning over Mr. Poe.
Pattern: Truly Victorian TV455 1830's Romantic Era Dress
Purple lavender silk dupioni flat-lined with purple poly/cotton.
Sheer embroidered silk organza hem trim, partial bertha and sleeves. Sleeves have some net in them to make the pouf.
Blue silk dupioni belt with sewn on faux buckle in front and
bow in back, hook & eye in back. Dress has hidden side pockets. Skirt is pleated and attached
to the bodice. Bodice front has gathered front, organza, and crossover pleating. Bodice back continues the pleating.
Neck hem is piped and has silk organza trim. Back bodice and waist seams are piped. Originally dress had hooks and eyes in the back, but it gaped open. So, for second wearing, eyelets were handsewn in the
back and dress was laced closed.
Back with hooks and eyes gaped.
Back with eyelets and lacing.
Undersleeve before it was gathered to make big sleeve.
Completed: 2014, Bodice back closure redone 2015