An 1850 Victorian style dress was created for Old Sacramento's Gold Rush event and then refit for a Victorian tea at the Sacramento Cemetary. The photos below show the dress worn with a slip/crinoline and with a hoopskirt and petticoats. Hoopskirt makes skirt fuller. When the bodice was refit, a corset was worn underneath, defining the shape.
Items constructed for this costume:
BodiceCotton green print bodice with beige print cotton yoke with ivory ribbon edging; pearlized buttons down the front; dark green satin and lace trim down the front and on the sleeves; and ivory ribbon, moss green ribbon, and dark green satin piping on bottom edge. There are detachable, sleeves with ivory ribbon creating ruffles pinned inside the bodice.
SkirtCotton green print skirt is gathered to a set waistband, has hidden side pockets, one flounce with a beige cotton print ruffle on the bottom of the flounce, band of green satin and lace trim, moss green ribbon trim, and ivory ribbon trim.
BonnetGreen home decorator fabric textured buckram bonnet with green print cotton lining and sage green ribbon trim and ties. Pattern: Butterick B4210