September 2008

1880s Long Bustle

Laughing Moon's Long Bustle, View D in #112 Hoops and Bustles. Cotton sateen and plastic coated hoop wire.

My first version was hastily sewn in April 08 with what I had on hand: cotton sheeting. Though functional, the fabric was too lightweight. This is my second effort.

This is a nice supportive bustle. It's very easy to wear and holds it's shape well. It also flattens out like a pancake for storage.