This ensemble was made in 2010 for Costume College but was only worn briefly, so was pulled out again for a proper wearing at the Gaslight Gathering Steampunk and Victoriana Convention in San Diego in 2011.

The blouse and vest were made from an original 1910s pattern and the skirt was made from a Past Patterns Attic Copies reprint of a 1917 skirt.

The fabric of the blouse is cotton batiste with French cotton laces and covered buttons for trim.  The vest is made from a silk blend fabric and decorated with original Victorian buttons.  The skirt is made from a vintage wool and has black silk shantung trim for the welt pockets.

The hat is original vintage.

Many thanks to the talented photographer Jerry Abuan for these photos
http://jerryabuan.zenfolio .com/

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