Decadence – Custom Steampunk Gothic Masquerade Ball Gown


Rustling taffeta trails behind you when you walk. Satin slips along your legs in shimmering folds. You’re wearing an elegant dress jacket – made to measure to fit you perfectly. It’s cut in just the right way to enhance your curves and trim your waist.

Can you imagine how gorgeous you’ll feel while wearing this Victorian masquerade ball gown?

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About This Design

This is one of my more versatile looks.  The all-black look in the photos above is what you’ll have if you take off the dress jacket!

The skirt is a hitchable design.  When you pull on the ties fully, the ruffle touches the fabric where it drapes in the front, and it looks like a whole new skirt! You can wear it with or without the bustle for three different looks.  The photos below show different fabric and trim – but the same skirt pattern.  I never took photos of the black skirt hitched!


Please take your measurements (instructions here).  Choose the size that the majority of your measurements fit within.

XS S M L XL 2X 3X 4X
Bust 31-33″ 33-36″ 36-39″ 39-42″ 42-45″ 45-48″ 48-52″ 52-56″
Waist 24-27″ 27-30″ 30-33″ 33-36″ 36-39″ 39-43″ 43-47″ 47-51″
High Hips 31-33″ 33-35″ 35-38″ 38-41″ 41-44″ 44-48″ 48-52″ 52-56″
Low Hips 33-35″ 35-38″ 38-41″ 41-44″ 44-48″ 48-52″ 52-56″ 56-60″
Upper Arm 9-11″ 10-12″ 11-13″ 12-14″ 13-15″ 14-16″ 15-17.5″ 16.5-19″

Also please provide your measurements to me when you check out, so I can tweak my patterns as needed to fit you perfectly.

The back drape on the jacket is designed to have a slight (2-3″) train.  It’s about the right length to look super-elegant, but not get stepped on by accident.  For an additional $20, I can create this dress with an 8-12″ train and hitching ribbons sewn to the inside to bring it up to calf length.

As-Pictured Discount

The price in this listing is discounted (10% off each handmade item), as it’s a bit faster to make something I’ve made before, and requires less time spent communicating what I’m making for you.  The full price you see in this listing is what you should expect for a custom gown based on this design with different fabrics and/or trims, and/or alterations to the style of sleeves, skirt, etc.

Matching Hat

I can’t get the hat base I used to make the hat in the photoshoot anymore!  I promise, if I ever find that style again, I will snatch it up quick like bunny so I can offer that exact hat again.  My wool fedora tilt hat has a very similar look, however, which I recommend in its place:

Frequently asked questions

Are there alternate fabrics available for this dress?

Yes, quite a few!  It’s possible to make this gown with most of my fabrics.  I most recommend any of the following: Swirl Velveteen Taffeta, Zebra/Tiger Velveteen Taffeta, or Imperial Jacquard for this look.  Photos of each fabric coming soon!

Can you make this item with a different color corset, underskirt, and trim (IE, without black)?

It’s possible to make this look with either white or ivory trim and corset/skirt combo.  With Ivory trim, it looks best to pair it with a solid-tone fabric like Ribbon Embroidery Taffeta or Imperial Jacquard.  With white trim, a two-tone fabric becomes possible – Quatrefoil Satin Print.  Photos coming soon!

I already have a corset.  Can I order just the jacket and skirt?

Unless you own one of my exclusive hourglass corsets, the jacket most likely won’t fit over the top.  Both my corset and jacket pattern are unique (I draft all my own patterns) and thus, my jackets do not fit properly over corsets from other shops.   They also do not fit natural form (uncorseted).


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