When I showed you the cape, I didn't tell you about the rest of the outfit I was planning for it. When I visited Vienna in 2013, I fell in love with the city. And I insisted that one day I would return with approriate historical clothes. Fast forward two and a half years and I made this true! And even infected wome fellow friends with the flouncing through Vienna virus! Without them, it would not have been possible - thank you girls!
So, today I will start with the basics of the outfit:
I used the pattern 1870s Underskirt from Truly Victorian as a base. Initially, I wanted to do pleats around the hem, but my pleating foot was not cooperative and after starting to pleat 12m of fabric for the first layer, I was annoyed enough to give up. Bummer!
selfmade pleating board, which I will make in future. But this skirt will have to live with ruffles.