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For anyone who is interested or might find it helpful, I'm including a link to my blog entry on making my first bustle last summer.  It's sort of a "How I did it" description, with in-process pictures.  I wasn't using a pattern, I just pinned and draped fabric and winged it from there.  Photos of me wearing the bustle are below the link.

http://steamwenchsalon.blogspot.com/2010/12/bustle-skirt-making-madness.html

 

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sixgun45lc
Jan. 18th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
I love these costumes.
sauciwench
Jan. 18th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
hannahsarah
Jan. 18th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! The fabric drapes beautifully. :-)
sauciwench
Jan. 18th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The fabric was a stunning brown crepe - beautiful stuff to sew with, doesn't fray, sews easily, drapes like a dream, and doesn't wrinkle at all.
noxenlux
Jan. 19th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
It's Mah Hat!

:D

Looks darling!
sauciwench
Jan. 19th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
Are you the one who sold me that awesome hat at Steamcon? Gods I love that hat!
noxenlux
Jan. 19th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
Yes :D
drachen_jager
Jan. 19th, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
Excellent work!
Where did you get the parasol? Did you make it? I love the hat in the lower picture but the jacket and top in the upper picture go better with the bustle in my opinion.

http://brassbolts.blogspot.com/
sauciwench
Jan. 19th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
Re: Excellent work!
Thank you! I did make the parasol from an old umbrella I found. I have just about finished writing up that how-to with photos, and will be posting it probably this evening once I get home, or maybe tomorrow, on my blog.

http://steamwenchsalon.blogspot.com/
ydnic
Jan. 19th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Very nice work and great pics! :)
jaborwhalky
Jan. 19th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Very nice!
Thank you for doing this.
rhonan
Jan. 19th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
Verra nice!
risssssy
Jan. 19th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Wow, the bustle looks wonderful! Thanks for posting this! If I ever gain any actual sewing skills, maybe I'll attempt it. For now, I'll stick to pinning/altering pre-made skirts from the thrift store!
sauciwench
Jan. 20th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Actually, I have no sewing training beyond brief horrific classes in grade school, where all I learned is that I hated making ugly things from patterns (I remember an apron and the world's ugliest gathered skirt). I've always figured that most things beyond a straight line were a challenge. I am basically self-taught (with brief lessons from my mom when I was a kid). I still use the old sewing machine that used to be my mom's (Singer 403). I figure, if you can pin and sew-alter stuff from a thrift store, you can do this sort of sewing. You need the willingness to completely bollocks it up, though (experiment lots). I'm learning all the time.
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