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Date: 3/27/10 8:48 PM

So I've gone a bit mad and am dying to make this "Steampunk Cinderella" gown to wear to Mardi Gras next year. I'm linking because I can't post the picture due to copyright and all that stuff. I'd decided I was going to make a costume and I just LOVE the idea of this! I'm looking for pattern suggestions for my experiment. I'm getting started soon because I know it will be a lot of work.

(by the way, anyone else LOVE the Girl Genius webcomic? So awesome!)

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Date: 3/27/10 9:57 PM

Actually, that looks like a fun dress to recreate.

Elaine (who knows absolutely nothing about Girl Genius...yet.)

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Date: 3/27/10 10:08 PM

That was my first thought upon seeing it - MUST.MAKE! I think I need to find patterns for a big princessy skirt, a sweetheart neckline, and an underbust corset. I am just hoping that someone more familiar with costumey patterns than I will have suggestions for something that works.

(You should totally read Girl Genius. If you appreciate any combination of "Adventure, Romance, MAD SCIENCE!" you will love it!)

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Date: 3/27/10 10:36 PM

From what I've read Steampunk has a Victorian influence.

For an underbust corset you could do Laughing Moon pattern co.

However, you might consider an over bust and a chemise underneath.







Without the jacket, you could play with this skirt.




or this other corset.



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Date: 3/27/10 10:43 PM

Then there is



Laughing Moon Merchantile

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Date: 3/27/10 10:48 PM

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I think I need to find patterns for a big princessy skirt, a sweetheart neckline, and an underbust corset.

Before you get committed to the underbust corset idea ... just how busty are you? If you're bigger than a B cup you should seriously think about an overbust corset to avoid "wardrobe malfunctions" with the strapless dress in the picture you linked to ...

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Date: 3/27/10 10:51 PM

I just found this on the internet, but I've never ordered from them, the catalogue shows all of the silhouettes that are available. It's a Victorian Pattern catalogue (maybe if you search for them on PR you can find some more info on them). It's called Truly Victorian and they even have a Gallery of costumes made up from the patterns.

Also you can find the Simplicity / Laughing Moon patterns on ebay, I've seen them come up every now and then and they are much cheaper.

Good Luck, it looks like a fun project.Truly Victorian

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Date: 3/28/10 0:11 AM

If you're looking for more ideas (versus patterns), you could also check out Clockwork Couture. NAYY - the site was recommended to me by a friend because I'm supposed to be helping to costume a Steampunk Shakespeare production next month.

Most of the clothes have no application in my real life (more's the pity), but I'm having a serious yen for a pair of Victorian two-toned high button boots.

Never seen Girl Genius before - of course my graphic-novel, comic-loving DBF says, "Really? I thought that would be something you'd like." Then show it to me, sweetie, and maybe I'll like it.

Good luck with your gown.

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Date: 3/28/10 1:34 AM

Hmm, I am bigger than a B cup! I've never worn a corset before, so I didn't think about that. I've never made one either, and was under the impression that an overbust is much harder to make than an underbust...

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Date: 3/28/10 1:36 AM

Thanks! I don't want to do a chemise per se because I would like to recreate the dress as faithfully as I can, and there is no chemise underneath, but the corset and the skirts look good.

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