The Challenge: #10: Literature - Anna Karenina-inspired bustle over-skirt
Fabric: Black cotton velveteen
Pattern: I draped it myself
Notions: black marabou, black pleated silk satin remnants, black pleated velvet ribbon remnant.
How historically accurate is it? Hard to say, these are materials they had, but modern techniques and sewing as this is the base for a fantasy Victorian costume.
Hours to complete: I never know since I usually work on multiple projects at once! CADD is my middle name. :P
First worn: To be worn this upcoming Saturday at Myth Masque!
|Inside of bustle over skirt back|
At first it was unlined to help with heat in the LA summer. But it just didn't poof out enough. So I added an organza lining to just the back section which helped enormously. Instead of sewing the bustle ties at specific points on the back of the skirt I sewed three plastic curtain rings down the center back and on either side of the CB, threaded ribbons through the rings and then tied the ribbons to create the right amount of poof. This gives me a little more flexibility in how much poof and how long the back drape is.