1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Bustle Dress

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Reproduction 1870s bustle dress made with aqua blue shot with gold silk dupioni taffeta has ruffled underskirt, apron and back pouf overskirt, and evening basque bodice. This was initially worn at the Costume College 2018. Two armored knights kindly took photos with us and told us about their armor.
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1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Bustle Dress Front. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Bustle Dress Quarter View. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Bustle Dress Left. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Bustle Dress Back. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Bustle Dress Right Quarter View. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Bustle Dress Right. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Bustle Dress  Right Quarter View.



Inspiration

Early 1870s fashion plates

Bodice

Aqua blue with gold shot silk dupioni taffeta bodice has gold dupioni piping.
Pattern: Truly Victorian #416 using their sizing methods.
Finished measurements:
Bust: 39.5"
Waist: 32"

1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Bodice Front. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Bodice Left Quarter View. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Bodice Left. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Bodice Back. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Bodice Right. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Bodice Right Quarter View.

Overskirt

Aqua blue with gold shot silk dupioni taffeta overskirt has apron front that pleats up side back and pouf bustle back with ruffle on hem.
Finished measurements:
Waist: 32"

1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Overskirt Front. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Overskirt Left Quarter View. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Overskirt Left. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Overskirt Back. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Overskirt Right. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Overskirt Right Quarter View.

Underskirt

Aqua blue with gold shot silk dupioni taffeta bustle underskirt has gathered self fabric ruffle on hem, two hidden side pockets and back left hook and eye closures.

Pattern: Truly Victorian TV201 1870s Underksirt Size G. Instructions are mostly text and assumes user knows how to put on a skirt waistband. I used a lot of previous sewing knowledge for construction. Shortened 1", added 2nd pocket, added interfacing to waistband, added back placket instead of overlapping 2" over back.

Finished measurements: TODO Check these
Waist: 31.5"
Front length: 39"
Side length: 39"
Back length: 42.5"
Hem circumference: 123"

1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Underskirt Front. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Underskirt Left Quarter View. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Underskirt Left. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Underskirt Back. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Underskirt Right. 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Silk Underskirt Right Quarter View.

Grand Bustle

White cotton muslin grand bustle with hoops and flounce
Pattern: Truly Victorian #108
1870s Grand Bustle Front 1870s Grand Bustle Left Three Quarter View 1870s Grand Bustle Left 1870s Grand Bustle Right Back 1870s Grand Bustle Right Three Quarter View 1870s Grand Bustle Right



Completed: July 2018