With the holidays upon us I haven’t made any further progress on the colonial dresses but I thought I would share some images of a bustle era dress that I made a few years ago. It was for a little “Yuletide” performance that I was involved in at a local historical house. This was my first venture into making a bustle dress and all things considered I think it turned out quite nice.
I used a poly taffeta –which of course is NOT historically accurate but silk was out of the budget so I made do.
Mind you I had no clue what I was doing but thankfully found some very good resources online. Most especially Jennifer Rosbrugh at Historical Sewing. Her bustle dress posts and bustle day dress class, were invaluable to me!
I truly enjoy making historical dresses. They can be challenging but also incredibly fun!
As I was writing this post I realized that I don’t have a good photo of me actually WEARING the dress. I will have to work on that!