The Victorian dress made for girl child, so she could dress up a la Violet Baudelaire of Lemony Snickett's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Finally, finally took some pictures. The skirt portion is a pinstripe, the bodice a simple black broadcloth and the puffed sleeves a dark blue silk with a broadcloth edge. The netting sleeves are a seperate shirt worn underneath. The pattern is cobbled together from a couple of different ones - Simplicity and Ottobre with my own tweaks. Expression of suffering is produced exclusively by a cranky girl child, who was unhappy with the mixing of a gusty fall day with her earache. She is actually very happy with the dress. It's long, dark, gloomy and lined with flannel for non scratchy warmth and comfort.