This little beauty was a long overdue commission for a beloved friend on LiveJournal. It was supposed to have been made waaay back in 2008 when I was still living in Japan, but due to various circumstances, got put off again and again until now! But after that loooong time, I love how it finally turned out, and I'm very happy to say that my friend said it was well worth the wait!
It is a fully shirred jumper skirt that is meant to be worn over a separate ruffle underskirt (the photos show a Victorian Maiden plain black cotton ruffle underskirt underneath the jsk). It could also be coordinated with a kinari/cream color underskirt for a different look! The straps can be worn normally or crisscrossed in back. There are 2 detachable bow brooches that can be worn anywhere, but were designed primarily for use on the bodice in front and on the back waist where waist ties might traditionally be. Never a clumsily tied bow again! There is also a 3rd bow, a hairbow, that could be attached to a headband or hairclips depending on how it's to be used that day.
If you'd like to see even more photos, my sew_loli community post is here!