New Bustle Skirt

I actually finished this gray bustle skirt a little while ago, but never put it online.

I didn’t even get a chance to try it on! I finished it, and hung it up out of the way so I could move on to other projects.

Today was the first time I finally got around to making sure it fit.

There are some issues I’m not happy about, but who knows how many times I’ll actually wear it. It’s not worth the trouble to fix any of those issues right now, unless I finish everything else in enough time and want something to work on.

The fabric was annoying, and even with flatlining it to another fabric, it still drove me nuts. It didn’t want to press nicely either.

The main annoyance is some buckling on the back hem. That’s where the flatlining didn’t go so smoothly, and I didn’t realize it until I’d already started handsewing the hem. I’m not in the mood to take those stitches out and attempt smoothing the fabric down, so I’m just hoping no one will notice.

I still need to take some photos of the skirt with the bodice later this month, but click here for more information and some photos of the skirt on a dressform:

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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2 Responses to New Bustle Skirt

  1. Merja says:

    I think I’m going to love the this skirt and the bodice together.

    And about the issues, no-one will notice. To me it looks great as it is.

  2. Thank you, Merja! I’m looking forward to getting some photos with the garments together. I had limited time and budgets this year, and I’ve always wanted to make the plaid travel outfit. With the upcoming retreat’s mourning party, I thought a gray skirt and making a more plain and subdued outfit would at least work. It’s not the outfit I originally wanted to make for the mourning party, but it gives me a chance to try something I normally would not have made.

    I do like the skirt’s simplicity though. I’m usually a frilly, pretty fan, but I love the lines of the skirt. I had considered making the TV waterfall overskirt in black, but decided to just leave it like this for now.

    Thanks for the replies! And I do hope no one notices the back hem puckering. I can always go back later and try to fix it if it’s too noticeable. Best wishes!

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