1880s Green Acres Gown: Steampunkin' Photo Shoot Preview

Mar 31, 2013 7 comments

Happy Easter!

Yesterday was photo shoot day with one of my favorite girls, Angie, wearing one of my favorite gowns, the 1880s giant green bustle dress.  I can't wait to share the "official" photos with you, showcasing Tavistock Victorian Button Boots, but for now, here are a couple behind-the-scenes preview shots:

We shot at the Sparks Museum's antique train, on Victorian Square, here on our home turf.  We decided on a Steampunk styling, to go with all the nitty-gritty gears and goodness of the old locomotive.

More to come, promise!


  1. Ruffle envy: I have it. I *LOVE* the finished dress!

  2. Looks great, can't wait to see the official photos!

  3. Love, love, love! You could say I'm 'green with envy'.

  4. I absolutely adore that dress :D

  5. How beautiful! Your posts about this wonderful gown make me yearn for having a precious darling like this of my own. May I ask though, as a total newbie to long bustle gowns, what is it like to walk in one, especially seeing it has a train? Do you carry the train in your hand when you walk, or do you let it sweep the ground? I'd like to make a nice trained 1875/6 gown one day, but I'm afraid of people stepping on it and the train getting dirty...
    Thanks very much and I'm very much looking forward to your future projects!:-)

  6. That is an absolutely gorgeous dress and the photos look lovely so far.


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