18th century, 1887 Red Stripe Bustle Dress made for GBACG Bustles at the Beach event July 2009. Inspiration was from an 1887 fashion plate seaside print.
InspirationLe Journal des Demoiselles 1887 fashion plate, left view.
ChemisetteWhite cotton, button front, with lace and tucks.
Modern blouse with sleeves cut short and upper collar cut off.
BustleWhite cotton sateen with 1/2" metal boning in and black grossgrain ribbon ties.
Pattern: Laughing Moon
PetticoatWhite sheet base with cotton sateen ruffles edged with poly beige ribbons, white grossgrain drawstring. Six gored skirt with gores in back and back sides lengthened up top to accommodate bustle. Ruffles down back and along bottom.
BodiceRed and white striped bodice (bolt said cotton, feels like poly cotton shirting blend) on flatlined on white linen. Three quarter sleeves, V neck with collar.
Pattern based on: 1887 fashion plate, Le Journal des Demoiselles. Drew pattern on dress form and then made fittings on actual garment.
UnderskirtEmbroidered white linen underskirt with hidden back side pockets gathered into set in waistband with hook and eye closure.
Pattern: 5 gore skirt pattern used to make six gores with the back and side backs lengthed at the top.
OverskirtRed and white striped overskirt draped/pleated and sewn onto red satin waistband with hook and eye closure.
Pattern: Front based on 1887 fashion plate from Le Journal des Demoiselles. Since not enough fabric to make drape on back of fashion plate, draped similar to Truly Victorian 1886 back view. Two lengths of fabric draped on dressform before sewing onto waistband.
Tall HatBuckram hat base covered with red silk, rolled brim, black and white striped silk hat band, black and white feathers, black ribbon and buckle decoration.
Made by Lynne Taylor.