Added Jan 4, 2011
Yes, while making my victorian dress I had the feeling I had enough undergarments for three outfits. Because after my Chemise and Corset there were still the bustle and petticoat to be done.
A wealthy victorian lady sometimes would have worn two petticoats, but I decided against that ;-) I also decided to forgo drawers, as not everybody wore them and seriously… just too much stuff to put on :-D
After looking at a lot of pictures and for a long time considering to buy a pattern, I tried my hand at making a bustle pattern myself and to my own surprise, it worked on the first try!
The petticoat is just a long, wide a-line skirt, which is elongated and gathered at the waist in the back to accomodate the bustle. It also has a ruffle at the bottom, which was quite usual to give the skirt more fullness.
Please have a look at my blog for more info and more pictures!
I am considering adding the pattern for the bustle, because I was unable to find one online, when I was looking for it. But that might take me a while… so bear with me :-)
My complete victorian project:
Unmentionables – Chemise and Corset
More underwear?! – Bustle and Petticoat
Get dressed, young lady! – Victorian Day Dress and Hat
A Night at the Opera – Victorian Evening Gown
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