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The Bustle Suit

We love the Victorian era and the steampunk aesthetic.  Making Victorian-esque wedding attire is one of our favorite pursuits.

But we also love the idea of introducing Victorian elements into everyday wear.  And making business suits both for women and for men is a specialty.  Victorian Women's Suit

So it was only a matter of time before we decided to make a Victorian inspired business suit.

This suit is made from a gorgeous wool/silk herringbone fabric that shimmers slightly in the sun.

The weave is made up of black and ivory yarn that read as grey from a distance.

The vest is a simple princess seamed bodice with ornate metal buttons and the skirt is unlined with a draped bustle in the back.

Everything that we do is custom made to order.  So we can make hundreds of different variations on this suit, mixing and matching vests styles and picking from thousands of different fabrics including the finest wools, cottons, linens and silks.

If you would like us to design you a suit, please contact Lianna K. (superhero@vigilantelabs.com) and we can send you some fabric swatches and begin sketching ideas.

We are a full service couture studio located in Denver, CO and we make clothing for customers all over the world.  For special occasion wear we also offer muslin fittings by mail.  For this process, we send you a cotton mock-up of the pieces to try on before making the final garments.  This guarantees that the fit and look will be ideal.

Retro Party Attire

We made this outfit for a customer in Baltimore who wanted something unique to wear to her brother’s wedding.

The corset top is made from a wool herringbone tweed in blues and greys. It is completely structured and shaped.

The skirt is made from 100% silk duchess with wide pleats.

The whole outfit feels completely fifties; but like all of the retro pieces that we make, it is modern enough in fit and details to look exactly right for wearing to a wedding or party today.

After sketching several different options for her, the customer decided that she had to have sleeves feeling that this look would be more flattering. But this style would look amazing without the sleeves as well.

We are more than a tailoring or alteration shop….

We can design and make and original pattern for almost anything imaginable.

Alternate Sketches for This Project

So if you are looking for something that is impossible to find anywhere, just contact us and we will send you some sketches and swatches and let you know how much it will cost to have made.

We use pictures of you wearing the muslin to achieve a great fit

For certain items (like this set, with a corset) we offer a full couture muslin fitting. This entails having us make a complete mock-up of the outfit from rough cotton. We mail this to you for feedback and pictures, thereby assuring a perfect fit for the final garment.

Located in Denver, Colorado, we make clothing for customers all over the world.

Contact Lianna (superhero@vigilantelabs.com ) to get started designing your own custom project with us.