Reproduction 1870s bustle dress made with aqua blue shot with gold silk dupioni taffeta
has ruffled underskirt, apron and back pouf overskirt, and evening basque bodice. This
was initially worn at the Costume College 2018. Two armored knights kindly took photos
with us and told us about their armor.
Early 1870s fashion plates
Aqua blue with gold shot silk dupioni taffeta bodice has
gold dupioni piping.
Pattern: Truly Victorian #416 using their sizing methods.
Aqua blue with gold shot silk dupioni taffeta overskirt has apron front that
pleats up side back and pouf bustle back with ruffle on hem.
Aqua blue with gold shot silk dupioni taffeta bustle underskirt has gathered self fabric ruffle on hem, two hidden side pockets and back left hook and eye closures.
Pattern: Truly Victorian TV201 1870s Underksirt Size G. Instructions are mostly text and assumes user knows how to put on a skirt waistband. I used a lot of previous sewing knowledge for construction. Shortened 1", added 2nd pocket, added interfacing to waistband, added back placket instead of overlapping 2" over back.
Finished measurements: TODO Check these
Front length: 39"
Side length: 39"
Back length: 42.5"
Hem circumference: 123"
White cotton muslin grand bustle with hoops and flounce
Pattern: Truly Victorian #108