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Plaid Olive 1880 Bustled Walking Dress

There's 2 weeks until Halloween and I have nothing to wear!                                 Well, that's not entirely true. Sure I have a lot of cosplays and a whole wardrobe full of 18th and early 19th century dresses at arm's length (get the pun?), however that's my dilemma: I have so many outfits, I just can't decide what to wear!  ...So... Ultimately, I've decided to just go with my new outfit I'm working on. This is mostly because I've already got 5 yards of fabric that was in the queue to be another victorian gown, and given that I live and work in an old Civil War/ Victorian town anyway, why not wear it for Halloween? CONSTRUCTION Choice of Fabric: Olive/Purple Tartan Plaid shirt fabric; purple quilting cotton fabric (lining for the jacket) Pattern: Simplicity 1558 and Truly Victorian Year: 1885 Notions: hooks & eyes; purple cotton thread, snaps, buttons, ribbon (to make bow for back of the jacket), b