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History 1888 Victorian Bustle walking dress for Llandridod W...

Added Jul 23, 2015

by MrsIngleby

Shrewsbury, Unit...






I’m going to take part in the Llandridod Wells Victorian festival, Powys, Wales UK in August this year 2015. http://www.llandrindod-wells.com/victorian.html

Material Notes

I have a box of bridal fabric remnants which I brought from a charity shop. I used the remnants for the jacket and bustle. The skirt is a recycled bridal dress which I’ve been given, unpicked and used the fabric Front apron & bustle trimmed with ribbon. The waistbands were fastened with Velcro – easier and quicker. Front of the jacket I machine sewed the button holes and used genuine tiny Victorian buttons which had been given to me by a lady over 30 years ago, and she must have been at least 80 years old. She worked as a costume maker in a theatre. The hat is a recycled charity shop find decorated with bridal fabric remnants and genuine Victorian Lace which had been given to me by a lovely neighbour. The gloves are genuine Victorian, a find from a charity shop. The lace parasol I brought when we visited Venice on holiday.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Satin, Silk, Taffeta

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    Aug 18, 2015, 06.24 PMby MrsIngleby


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    Jul 23, 2015, 10.11 AMby Livonet

    Good luck!!!!!

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      Jul 24, 2015, 07.03 AMby MrsIngleby

      Thanks , this costume certainly has lots of pieces to make up, and is proving a challenge as there are instructions missing. I’ve just bent a needle on my serger so I have to wait until a new one arrives via the post.

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