For the Mina Harker Dress, I made a fancy underskirt. Actually, it was planned out to be much simpler, but somehow I took a nosedive into my decoration box and added anything I could find! I startet with the pattern Truely Victorian TV201 1870's Underskirt. As Mina Harker's dress is covered with pleats, I inserted a floor length pleat panel at the front:
The decorative apron part was draped at the mannequin and is acutally a large rectangle with lace around all hems. The rushing underneath the rose was done by hand and is sewn right to the underskirt!
The left side of the skirt is another rushed panel. I added three velvet bows because I had a strip of velvet in just the right colour!
On the right side, I again rushed the apron to the underskirt by hand and added some roses - which unfortunately where hidden under the train when I wore it... I should really have tested that before I added them!
As you can see, the back is still plain, as I wanted to wear the Butterfly Train by Truely Victorian, which I will show you soon!
Have you ever sewn a Truely Victorian pattern? And do your projects also take a life of their own and scream for decoration?