Thursday, May 11, 2006

Hustle Bustle

Tremendous is the reaction to this easy skirt that everyone needs! Tonnes of thanks goes out to NIKKI-SHELL for posting her sewn skirt on her site!

If anyone is interested obtaining the pattern please click on [your destination] "Buy Now" button which can be found along my side bar.

This example is my winter Bustle Skirt in pink herringbone. I've added a lace trim where the gathering meets the skirt.

I've figured out a way to produce the pattern on a heavy paper en-mass. The pattern contains 3 sizes. Small, Medium and Large.

The Small fits a waist/hip measurement of 70cm.
The Medium, 80cm.
The Large, 90cm.
In this example, the bustle is criss-crossed at the back hence, it is twisted and turned under-- hiding the key hole.

I state a waist/hip measurement because it can be worn anywhere inbetween that area. There is a lot of slack, and not tailored, so it is easy to fit many sizes. If you fall in the middle of the sizing, then mark your button holes in the middle or create the two button holes around your waist measurement and that's about it.

The length of the skirt part is optional.

Add a super long ruffle or a ruffle on a ruffle or a kangaroo pocket! Have fun with it. I've posted a few examples of the Bustle skirt I have in my wardrobe. One for the winter (pink weed) and the other in a lighter fabrics for the summer.

This is an example of one of the many ways you can tie the bustle part. Note: thicker fabric gives fuller gathering.

The pattern is an adaptation of a design I found at CLOTHES and inspired by a design I found at Calyspo, and I encourage you to go to these sites to find your inspiration.


Lissa said...

So exciting! I can't wait ;)

Nichola said...

Woohooo! I'm making another today! Yippeeee.

Miss Twiss said...

I just want to let those who've already contacted me, I've got your number.

lisette said...

so gorgeous - i want one now!

Marietta said...

i love your bustle skirts - a nice victorian flair - but how are they on the amply-bottomed?

Danielle said...

Holy creative synchronicity...

I did something very similar in my grad collection, though I controlled the fullness with lacing... I might do a post about this, I find it interesting. The fullness could be shifted to the side or the front even.
It also works as a dress:

Sue said...

Any plans to offer this pattern again? I'd so love to try it!!