Victorian 1850's style evening dress for Gaskell's fashioned after a fashion print
from Moniteur de la Mode c. 1855.
The finished skirt looks very similar to the fashion plate.
However, the bodice differs from the plate in several ways. Bodice neckline is more
off the shoulder in the plate. Bertha should be longer and sheer
may have been gathered down
on lower edge. The sleeves should be more slender without noticeable
gathering on sleeve or embroidered trim.
The InspirationFashion plate from Moniteur de la Mode c. 1855.
BodiceRose pink polyester satin, boned, off-the-shoulder bodice with embroidered sheer ruffles on neckline and over gathered bertha, back lacing through buttonholes, and purchased ribbon bows over gathered sleeves with embroidered sheer on cuff. Ribbon drawstring on neckline and hem.
Major alterations from base McCall's M4744.
SkirtRose pink polyester satin skirt with two layers of embroidered sheer, cartridge pleated, hidden side pockets, hook and eye back closure. Detachable ribbon and artificial flowers tied to sides with ribbon loops.