Victorian Dress (portfolio piece)

This 2 piece gown features a gathered-sleeved corset and layered skirt, with built-in bustle. This dress was inspired by traditional Victorian mourning wear, combined with the sassy feeling reflected in the clothing worn by Paris prostitutes in the 1920s. The corset and underskirt are made from satin, and the corsetís sleeves and neckline, as well as the gathered overskirt are made from embroidered organza. Original design, pattern and construction by Geoffrey Davis.