SuperGem "Vanessa Ives" Inspired Commission - 9Dec16
This commission was for a "Penny Dreadful" Vanessa Ives inspired outfit
for the Soom Super Gem gal. This commission consisted of seven pieces.
The customer wished to have a snug fit over the arms, so the coat and long
sleeved blouses must have the doll's hands removed to put them on/off.
The long gray Vanessa Ives inspired coat was made with imported lightweight wool fabric.
The black details at the collar, lapel and wrist were sewn with black suedecloth. Madiera
embroidery thread was used. The coat has working pockets with edging of black embroidery.
The coat is fully lined in silver silkessence fabric.
The white blouse was made with batiste fabric and French cotton lace insertion down the
center front as well as each slender long sleeve. The stand up collar was finished with
a narrow French lace edging. The sleeves have French lace insertion and edging at the cuff.
The blouse closes with snaps.
The sleeveless black under-blouse has the dropped neckline. The black silkessence fabric was
fully lined in blue silkessence fabric. The back closes with small snaps.
The black over-blouse was made with fabric from a vintage embroidered mesh woman's blouse.
Pintucks were sewn into new black chiffon fabric which lines the wrist points. It was unlined and
meant to be worn over the black under-blouse. The back closes with small snaps.
The black five gore Victorian skirt was made with peachskin fabric and is unlined. The back
of the skirt has two pleats on each side of center. The skirt's waistband closes with a hook
and eye and has a small snap on the placket.
The champagne five gore petticoat was made with vintage batiste fabric and lace.
The back was gathered and has a train similar to the skirt. The yoked waistband closes
with small snaps.
The pantalets were also made with the vintage champagne batiste. French cotton lace insertion was
sewn down the side of each leg, with a band of insertion above the seven rows of pintucks. The
hem was embellished with wide cluny lace which is slightly gathered.
The waistband has a casing with 1/4" elastic for ease of dressing.
My Soom Super Gem Dia, in heels, models the outfit. My Dia is the original Soom SuperGem body.
Vanessa Ives' Inspired outfit for SuperGem
close-up of bodice
close-up of bodice showing pockets
coat front open showing lining
hands off - preparing to remove coat
coat lying on cutting table show interior
White Batiste and Lace Blouse
blouse side view
Black Vintage Mesh Over-Blouse
Blouse - hands must be removed to don
Black Sleeveless Under-Blouse
Black Five Gore Victorian Skirt
Five Gore Victorian Petticoat
Batiste and French Lace Pantalets