Adventures in Costuming: The Bustle Skirt


Hi everybody!

I have been looking around for a pattern for the perfect bustle skirt and I found the following one on line – which I think looks amazing! So I set about making one myself. It was a much longer process than I thought it would be – I am not the most confident sewer, and my scissors were pretty blunt.

I used some old gold curtains that I used to have hung in our van, and picked up 8 meters of lace from the haberdashery!

I got my pattern from Becca. K at Cut Out and Keep.

Only things I would add is when pinning on your lace, make sure you add little gathers so that it doesn’t pull the hem of the bustle, otherwise the lace will fold under (I worked this out after my first ruffle). I also didn’t add the 2 inch band around the waist for the extra detail she talks about.

It did take me a solid 2 1/2 days, but like I said, I am certainly no sewing pro!

– Bex

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