I was inspired by the dress seen several times on May Welland in The Age of Innocence. Mine is made from a black with white stripe cotton and some white ribbon with black pick stitching. Patterns are the Truly Victorian natural form era jacket bodice, a heavily modified Hermione overskirt, and the basic natural form underskirt with two tiers of pleats trimmed with ribbon.
It needs a white ribbon belt or something for when I wear it next. The front is too plain.
Hat is by One of One Creations https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1148722603028.2023366.1376476474
Last year I found a red satin embossed with a crocodile print. So crazy that I had to have it! I was inspired by the Pingat red day dress at the Kyoto Costume Institute. My version is the crocodile fabric paired with a plain red taffeta and black venise lace with tassel trim at the hem. Bodice is an altered Truly Victorian late bustle bodice and the skirt is a heavily modified Truly Victorian 4 gore underskirt.
Here is a close up of the croquet mallet harness I made out of one wide belt, one cannibalized thin belt (used as the shoulder harness), some brass D-rings, a scrap of black vinyl fabric, and some brass stampings.
For the Steampunk World's Fair this year, I made a new evening bustle dress inspired by the gown Madeline wears in the film Interview With the Vampire, and a dress someone made and wore to Costume College 2008.
The bodice is a Truly Victorian with no changes. The skirt is a heavily modified combination of the Truly Victorian 4 gore underskirt and the back of Simplicity 5457 (OOP, but easily found on Ebay).