I run the haunted house at my daughter's elementary school and have been wanting to make a "Haunted Mansion" type costume for a few years. This year I finally had some time to do it. It was made from a commerical pattern.
Step 1: Materials
the patterns that I used were from a company called Truly Victorian. The bodice is pattern TV 460 and the skirt is TV261. I made them just as the instructions called for.
Truly Victorian bodice TV460 Truly Victorian skirt TV261 Material for bodice- fake raw silk Material for bodice lining- lining acetate material Rigilene boning 3" lace for bow at collar Material for skirt- medium weight woven cotton material Stiff netting for skirt pouf ribbon or cord for skirt pouf cheap felt top hat fine netting for hat veil Sewing machine and general sewing notions