An 1880s Bustle and Petticoat

The bustle is made of coral cotton sateen. I used the Laughing Moon Bustles and Hoops pattern, but instead of making my size I made about a size 20, since I wanted a rather big bustle.

The petticoat is a lengthened version of the Truly Victorian petticoat pattern. Since it was common to mount flounces on full length petticoats instead of at the hem, I decided to do this for mine. The flounce is decorated with tucks, which also give it body, and lace from Francine's Lace.

My Costumes
The Bustle Era

I'd like to go home!