A ball gown fit for a pirate captain
How to show you are a pirate while being honoured by the Navy that hunts you in its spare time.
After the crew of the Sunset Dawn forbade their Captain to go to the Victory Ball in a denim mini skirt and t-shirt. They make Rose a ball gown fit for an unsubdued pirate captain.
A white floor-length skirt topped with a blue uniform style jacket.
The jacket is a waist-length type known as a double-breasted mess jacket. It is made of dark blue wool cloth and has long full-length sleeves. The collar is folded down and forms standard notched lapels. The front parts do not overlap. There are four buttons on each side vertically aligned, and the two front parts of the jacket are held close together with a small gap by two buttons connected by a small length of chain, located across the belly.
The jacket has gold cord piping around the edge of the sleeves, around the bottom edge going all around the lapels and collar. Also, the epaulettes are gold cord piped. The epaulettes are held closed by the same type of gold buttons and are further empty of any rank or insignia.
For contrast, and to hide the unavoidable rude sewing, the jacket is lined with red cloth on the inside. The lapels and collar are not red, as one might expect from a folded open design, but the same dark blue as the jacket.
On the lapels the jacket is decorated with an embroidered pirate insignia based on the Pirate flag of Rosalind Abigail Oak. The skull and sabre in gold wire superimposed over the red rose.
The piping forms a decorative pattern on the two front lower corners of the jacket, imitating the loops in the rank insignia on the cuffs. On the tips of the loops and on the intersection four brilliant-cut diamonds are placed.
XIV The Victory Ball
Rose and Bobby visit a party, the crew makes a dress, Rose get a medal, and in a fight.