Although probably not as vile as Terry Deary labels them to be - my dress is in no way vile at all!
Before I left for Kentwell Hall for the main event, I had made a good start on my Victorian dress. I used a commercial pattern as recommended by friends - Laughing Moon 1860s day dress. I too would wholly recommended this pattern aswell! It was absolutely brilliant - so easy to follow and the only adjustment I had to make was to take up a bit more on the bodice waist than it said.
The bodice was made first.
Then the sleeves were added.
And then the skirt!