Reproduction 1887 Red Stripe Bustle Dress.
Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle dress: front view

18th century, 1887 Red Stripe Bustle Dress made for GBACG Bustles at the Beach event July 2009. Inspiration was from an 1887 fashion plate seaside print.

Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle dress: left view Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle dress: back view Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle dress: right view Reproduction 1887 Red Stripe Bustle Dress: quarter view

chemise in progress

Inspiration

Le Journal des Demoiselles 1887 fashion plate, left view.
Reproduction faux chemisette

Chemisette

White cotton, button front, with lace and tucks.
Modern blouse with sleeves cut short and upper collar cut off.
Reproduction bustle: front view

Bustle

White cotton sateen with 1/2" metal boning in and black grossgrain ribbon ties.

Pattern: Laughing Moon

Reproduction bustle: left view Reproduction bustle: back view Reproduction bustle: right view

Reproduction petticoat: front view

Petticoat

White sheet base with cotton sateen ruffles edged with poly beige ribbons, white grossgrain drawstring. Six gored skirt with gores in back and back sides lengthened up top to accommodate bustle. Ruffles down back and along bottom.

Reproduction bustle petticoat: left view Reproduction bustle petticoat: back view Reproduction bustle petticoat: right view

Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle bodice: front view

Bodice

Red and white striped bodice (bolt said cotton, feels like poly cotton shirting blend) on flatlined on white linen. Three quarter sleeves, V neck with collar.

Pattern based on: 1887 fashion plate, Le Journal des Demoiselles. Drew pattern on dress form and then made fittings on actual garment.

Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle bodice: left view Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle bodice: back view Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle bodice: right view

Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle underskirt: back view

Underskirt

Embroidered white linen underskirt with hidden back side pockets gathered into set in waistband with hook and eye closure.

Pattern: 5 gore skirt pattern used to make six gores with the back and side backs lengthed at the top.

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Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle overskirt: back view

Overskirt

Red and white striped overskirt draped/pleated and sewn onto red satin waistband with hook and eye closure.

Pattern: Front based on 1887 fashion plate from Le Journal des Demoiselles. Since not enough fabric to make drape on back of fashion plate, draped similar to Truly Victorian 1886 back view. Two lengths of fabric draped on dressform before sewing onto waistband.

Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle overskirt: left view Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle overskirt: back view Reproduction 1887 red stripe bustle overskirt: right view

Reproduction Red Silk Tall Hat by Lynne Taylor: front view

Tall Hat

Buckram hat base covered with red silk, rolled brim, black and white striped silk hat band, black and white feathers, black ribbon and buckle decoration.

Made by Lynne Taylor.

Reproduction Red Silk Tall Hat by Lynne Taylor: left view Reproduction Red Silk Tall Hat by Lynne Taylor: back view Reproduction Red Silk Tall Hat by Lynne Taylor: right view Reproduction Red Silk Tall Hat by Lynne Taylor: quarter view



Completed: July 2009