Bright orange bustle dress made for an October Gaskell's Victorian dance. Style more resembles natural form bustles with gathers but non bustle pad.
Items constructed for this costume:
BodiceOrange polyester satin with rope pattern, polyester pleated puff sleeves, lightly boned, buttons up front, buttonhole back-laced with ribbon, graduated polyester sparkling yellow to orange neckline trim hangs draped in back. Purchased artificial flowers.
Pattern base Butterick 3012
UnderskirtOrange polyester satin with rope pattern front gored underskirt has larger panel in the back that is gathered in back for more fullness and has hidden back pockets, ribbon drawstring on set waistband, back hook and eye closure. Orange pleated polyester ruffle with orange grossgrain ribbon trim covering gathers.
Pattern base Simplicity 5457.
Bustle OverskirtGraduated polyester sparkling yellow to orange polyester organza ties to dress with ribbons and has drawstring ribbons to bustle up back.
ApronOrange pleated polyester apron with hook & eye back closure. Purchased artificial flowers
WrapOrange synthetic fur with orange polyester or acetate satin lining.