red chrysanthemum bustle  dress
red chrysanthemum  bustle  dress

Red satin chrysanthemum brocade bustle style dress that would be just the right thing for an Asian inspired PEERS event. Plus, it's just fun to say "chrysanthemum". Now if only I can remember that word for hangman or Scrabble.

red chrysanthemum  bustle  dress red chrysanthemum  bustle  dress

Items constructed for this costume:



Red satin chrysanthemum polyester brocade and black satin polyester brocade with red crysanthemums, daggers, fans, gourds and other gold designs.

fabric fabric fabric

fashion plate/print

Bodice Inspiration

The first bodice was too short and not quite right, so these fashion plate and photo compilations were used to create the new bodice.

photo compilation sketch



Red satin chrysanthemum polyester brocade centered in black chrysanthemum polyester brocade with red ruffles on front and neck edge, gathered black chiffon puff sleeves with brocade edging and drawstring ribbon bow on edge, peplum, back-laced through buttonholes, and gold tone buttons on faux front edge. Black trim can be added as faux lacing across front.

Pattern base Butterick 3012 .

bodice bodice sleevedetail



Red satin chrysanthemum polyester brocade front gored underskirt has larger panel in the back that is gathered in back for more fullness and has hidden back pockets, ribbon drawstring on set waistband, back hook and eye closure.
underskirt underskirt

Pattern base Simplicity 5457.



Black satin chrysanthemum polyester brocade bustle overskirt is tied to underskirt with drawstring ribbons. Last set of ties can be left undone to create a train effect.
bustle bustle bustle back detail

Pattern base Simplicity 5457.



Red satin chrysanthemum polyester brocade apron/swag to go over underskirt and bustling.

Pattern base Simplicity 5457

apron apron


Red chrysanthemum polyester brocade reticule with red tassle, black satin lining, and ribbon drawstring.

Pattern base Simplicity 5418.

bustlepad bustlepad

Bustle Pad

Light canvas type cotton bustle pad filled with polyester, grossgrain ribbon waist/tie.

Pattern base Simplicity 5457.

Completed: October 2007 18:21 hrs