1889 Drape Front Bustle Skirt sewing Pattern
1889 Drape Front Bustle Skirt Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This bustle skirt is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1880's. It is lightly draped in the front, with the back bouffant. All of the draping is created with pleats off the waistband, with no pleats in the side seams. This style of draping was very popular toward the end of the bustle era. This skirt is perfect for a day dress as full length, made out of heavier materials. Or make the skirt out of lighter stuffs, and pull the hem higher by bunching the skirt on the sides, to create an overskirt for fancier dress.
This pattern requires 60" material. If using 45", you will need to piece the panels together. It is also recommended that you use underskirt TV261 as a base under this skirt to help hold the form of your skirt. This skirt fits over petticoat bustle TV101.
This is a heavy paper pattern with 3 pieces. The sewing instructions seem easy to follow, and are lightly illustrated. There is also a page of suggestions for various trims.
One pattern fits waist sizes 20-40 and hip sizes 30-50. Please see back cover photo for sizing chart, fabric and notion requirements.