Splendid Stripes Victorian Steampunk Wedding Dress


Bring out the grand lady in you with this beautiful bustle dress. The skirt has a pleated front with a flirty ruffle that falls to just above your knees. Large satin ribbon bows adorn each of your hips, and a draping bustled back adds vintage elegance. A matching shrug adorns your shoulder and adds vintage flair.

With the exception of the color purple (my purple taffeta fabric does not match my purple corsets, so I substitute satin fabric for that color), this dress will be made from two-tone taffeta – a fabric with a bright color woven one way and black the other, for a near-metallic sheen.

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About This Design

This dress is made-to-measure to fit you perfectly, and is available in petroleum blue (as pictured) and the additional colors from the final picture above.  There are also options above for “Skirt Style”.  The photo below shows each skirt style.  “Basic” is a three piece set of bolero, corset, and bustle skirt.  “Lacy” adds a see-through lace underskirt, to bring the look to a peekaboo full-length.  “Bustleicious” adds a bustle petticoat, to poof the skirt (and jacket) out in back.  Check both boxes to receive the “Deluxe” look!


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.

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

The perfect hat to match this look is my wool fedora tilt hat – adorned with the same fabric used to make your dress.  Check the “Add a Hat” box, and I’ll custom make a hat to match your gown.

Frequently asked questions

Are there more colors available for this dress?

This look can be made in any of the colors below:

However, the colors offered in the dropdown menu are ones I’ve already verified to have a perfect match with my fabrics.  With the additional colors, I’m uncertain about my ability to find perfectly matching fabric, although I will try my best.

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

With a white, ivory, or “Ice Blue” corset, it would be possible to make this item with white or ivory trim instead.  If you wish to do this, please contact me for a custom option in the listing.

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

I’m afraid that I don’t offer made-to-order gowns without purchase of matching corset.  I have to turn custom orders down on a regular basis since it’s just me designing and sewing all these creations.  Since my available time to sew custom orders is extremely limited, I must reserve it for full-gown customers only.


Made-To-Order Information Am I out of your size, or do you need a size other than what's listed? If you catch me at the right time, I offer this item made-to-order! It's not available made-to-order right now, but enter your email below, and I'll reach out to you when it is: