I drafted the pattern off of my Truly Victorian 1890s skirt pattern, combining the front and side pieces on one side to create an a-symmetrical 'wrap' look, which was popular during the ragtime era, and cut a lot of the volume from the back. The 'wrapped' side is also accented with green piping and a row of buttons--both accents often seen in fashion plates of the period.
The hat is far too floppy, and hopefully I will be making a new one soon. But all things considered, I'm happy with the skirt. It was a rushed project and the fabric is hot and doesn't breath well, but it's a good down-and-dirty skirt to have on hand.
|a close-up of the fabric and hat ribbon|
|after the performance at the Salem Anthaneum|
|I am really bad at posing on my own...I need a production team. oof.|
|despite its faults, I really do love that bow!|
|with CVD at the Anthaneum|