I told you all about my lobster bustle plans recently, and here is the result! In a fall colored paisley fabric, this is Truly Victorians Imperial Tournure Bustle Pattern, but if you can believe it this is the regular size not the imperial. I imagine the imperial must be enormous!
The pattern for the bustle is great, it goes together very well and is actually a relatively easy garment to make. It looks and feels a bit ridiculous, and I love it! This was the first test wearing of my new chemise too, which worked perfectly with my corset and new bustle. Now all I need is a petticoat and the dress to go on top! I plan to order the fabric for the dress this week, but I will make a muslin for the bodice to ensure a good fit. It feels good to get even a small bit of costuming done, but tomorrow I will be back to finishing up a new 40's inspired hat!