I finished my late-Victorian ballgown on Saturday! Yay! Luckily, I only really had to make a bodice, as I had enough of the green silk left over to match it to the Money Dress skirts. It made things much simpler (and cheaper!)
The pattern I used was Truly Victorian's Cuirass Bodice pattern; technically, this is for the 1880's, but with a little modification it works just fine for 1870's.
I dressed my hairpiece once again and got dolled up for pictures, as promised! I wish I had had a better location to take them, but for now, my porch had to do!
I'm pretty pleased with the results, and looking forward to this weekend! Finally my first late-Victorian Ball!
Pictures to follow . . .