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Victorian walking dress with bustle ready for Monday







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18 August

16 August

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    Aug 16, 2015, 11.09 PMby MrsIngleby

    Almost finished History 1888 on finishing touches, but run out of thread, must go to the shops!

3 August

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    Aug 3, 2015, 09.56 PMby KIMAIS

    Hi there, how is the skirt coming along?? Hope you figured it out :-) If you are still puzzled, you could check out my pictures of the inside of the the bustle in my projects.

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      Aug 7, 2015, 09.40 PMby MrsIngleby

      Hi thanks for asking. I have almost finished the outfit, I’ll post photos when done. It’s been a challenge without instructions!

23 July

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    Jul 23, 2015, 11.44 AMby MrsIngleby

    This morning I’ve been getting to grips with the bustle – despite no written instructions!

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    Jul 23, 2015, 08.44 AMby MrsIngleby

    I’m missing the sewing instructions for the pattern. Can anyone help please? Burda 7880 – History 1888

13 July

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    Jul 13, 2015, 09.36 PMby alasse

    Hi! Thank you for the compliment :) It’s polyester taffeta with a sort of crinkly texture, which I probably wouldn’t buy anymore now (but it was what I could afford and it worked for the dress). I think it’s a medium weight fabric, it definitely shouldn’t be too light or the skirt will be floaty. I bought this particular fabric at a market, but I use this site quite frequently: https://www.myfabrics.co.uk/ They send swatches if you’re not sure about your fabric just from the picture. If you want a similar look to mine, you could go with one of these: https://www.myfabrics.co.uk/taffeta.html But looking back with a little more experience with historic costume, I’d go for something with a more “natural” and matte look, maybe a cotton sateen or even a silk if it’s affordable.

    Good luck with your project!

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      Jul 14, 2015, 12.24 PMby MrsIngleby

      Hi, thanks for your speedy response. I had looked at the taffeta on the myfabrics website, They appear to be much less expensive than other sites, so I wonder would their taffeta have less body?
      Could I ask you to give me a link to a suggested cotton sateen please? I’m looking at a slate blue perhaps? Your advice is much appreciated.