Truly Victorian patterns 463 1884 French Basque Bodice a modified TV 361 Butterfly train, shortened. The TV 261 4 gore underskirt. so we'd use the same pattern and brocade but different watered silk for each.
Purple velvet-figured and watered silk two-piece dress, The tightly fitted bodice has encased boning; it buttons down the front with 18 steel-studded pearl buttons. The back bustle with puffed drapery creates the proper silhouette.
Woman's Dress: Bodice and Skirt, 1876 Artist/maker unknown, American. Worn by Elizabeth Morris Cox Keim. Steel grey silk taffeta and pale pink silk plain and striped satin; grey silk knotted fringe and pink satin cording Philadelphia Museum of Art