I still have oodles of the brocade from which I made my husband's tailcoat.
I treated myself to this corset as a Christmas present to myself, as well as swooping up a tophat from cupcake_goth's last wardrobe culling sale. The stripes on the corset are a bit darker than the brocade but it was close enough, I decided.
Started cutting out the pattern before church this morning, and finished sewing the skirt at about 6pm this evening. Paired with the corset and the vintage crinoline I bought last year, and voila!
I still haven't finalized the decoration for pinning back the front of the skirt yet. I've got some trim bows pinned in place for now, but may change my mind after a trip to the store this week. Will still also be making headbands for both our tophats as well. Oh, and by the way:
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Newest parasol, black, with overlay of purple sheer fabric with a silver spiderweb pattern, accented with purple ribbon, black Venice lace, and sequined trim. The purple doesn't come through properly in the picture - it's a deep royal shade, not thelavender shown here. Sold practically the moment I posted a picture to Facebook!