Victorian Maiden Inspired JSK

Miss H found this fabric in my stash and decided to make a Victorian Maiden inspired jumperskirt. VM is a Japanese Lolita brand that I absolutely LOVE. The problem is that their largest sizes are waaaay to small for healthy sized American girls. So, we just drool over the loveliness on their site and come up with our own stuff. She came up with the design & did 80% of the work. I worked on the trickier parts.We modified Butterick 4815, view B, for the bodice. I added an extra 2 inches to the back pattern piece and cut it on the fold instead of cutting two pieces and putting in a zipper. The back is shirred in the center panel and bodice is fully lined.I also shortened the waistline to make a baby doll waistline….somewhere between an Empire waist and her natural waist. The skirt is our usual Lolita skirt pattern with a 6″ ruffle added at the bottom. The bodice and bow feature a snippet of antique lace I also had in my stash.This is one of my favorite outfits on Miss H. I like the longer length and, of course, the fabric. I think she did an outstanding job.

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About Lady McCormick

Wife, mother, time traveling Cache Curator. Does life get any better?
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2 Responses to Victorian Maiden Inspired JSK

  1. Katie says:

    Miss H looks so sweet in this. You guys did a great job sewing it. It looks wonderful. ^__^

  2. Heidi says:

    Thank you, Katie. We had a lot of fun making it.

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