Victorian era dress

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I sewed this Victorian era costume that includes the dress itself, chemise, drawers, stockings, a corset and a petticoat, for a game, where I should to take final pictures on a real Historical place.

Victorian era dress (1890's)

At first, I chose Raffles Hotel as the final photo spot.

It is a colonial-style luxury hotel in Singapore, and it was established by Armenian hoteliers, the Sarkies Brothers, in 1887. The hotel was named after British statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the British coloniser of Singapore.

After I chose the photo spot it was easy to chose what to sew. I chose a dress for a morning stroll that was fashionable in 1890. Thus my Iplehouse Jessica “visited” the hotel 3 years after it was open for public (it was opened December 1887).

Despite the fact that it is really hot in Singapore, and it was hot before (at the end of the 19th century as well, I mean), every lady should wear a lot of layers of undergarment. Let’s spy how lady dresses all the undergarment layers up.

First, necessary to put on the chemise.
Next – the stockings.
And the drawers after that.
Time for the corset…
..lace up…
… and for the petticoat.
Victorian era modest dress
And finally – the dress!
Victorian era hat
Lady has to cover her head with a hat. Not only because it is fashionable, but also to protect herself from tanning or sun stroke.
Victorian era modest dress details
Tiny detail: modest dress embellished with cabochon.

I like the sun, but I’m not sure I could wear full Victorian era dress with all the undergarments. Poor ladies!

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