Truly Victorian Imperial Bustle
Im using some Truly Vic patterns to start with another Project, my Eye Watering Plaid dress. First things first, a Proper Large derriere.
This is my fabric, a lovely polished synthetic that looks like carnivorous alien plant life:
And of course I have the amazing pattern by Truly Victorian,
The hooping as well. I have hooping, but I wanted to make the first one to the ideal measurements.
For my boning channels Im using up some vintage (60s) bias tape I inherited. Yay, reduce reuse and recycle, (CHA!)
Love how this looks. OMG, it makes me sad I put them on the inside.
My fabric choice came from a long tablecloth/runner, so had limited fabric. I wasn't able to ruffle the whole back but I got a good few flounces. I LOVE box pleating. Seriously. LOVE IT.
These are the inside of the bustle, before I flipped it out.
And what it looks like under a petti.