Friday, June 6, 2014
Here's my new bustle. It's the train-supporting bustle from Laughing Moon Mercantile (Pattern 112, View C). I've been wanting one of these for years and only just now got around to making one.
The pattern went together pretty easily. I had to move the bottom stays (the wall of fabric behind the legs) forward a few inches because it was swinging too far forward on me, which meant the train dipped down too far and the bones in front were poking too far out and would be visible under anything. Moving the stays forward seems to have corrected the positioning. Now I just need a few petticoats over this thing and we can get some real volume going.