Every train needs a caboose. My train will sit on my caboose. Let’s talk bustles!
Us trained-women know that we need a bustle to turn our carpet-sweeping drapery into a manageable second-rump. Okay, maybe not quite a second rump; the focal point of all the extra fabric doesn’t have to be one’s rear.
There’s the American/Over bustle – pull the train up, and pin. You can pin at one point or many, depending on your personal taste.
Now, my dress has pickups all over it – which is already sort of a French bustle. So I’ll just add more of those to get the train off the floor.
Let’s try, shall we?
First, Mr. Sewing helps me figure out where all the points will be, sampling them with safety pins.
Now let’s try it on and see what it looks like…
Okay, so it’s not the best looking bustle ever, but it’ll do for learning purposes.
Time to sew on the ribbons! (they go underneath..for a more detailed explanation, try this tutorial.
All finished; time to tie those ribbons together…
Bustled up and ready for the party!
A Halloween party that is… hello steampunk Sewings!
What type of bustle did you use (if any)?