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In a search for a bigger, better bustle we have come up with the Imperial Tournure. Tournure is the French term for bustle. Based on the lobster tail design, it has 7 wires in total. The upper wires are set in at an angle in a fan shape, which give a round outline to your bustle and plenty of strength to support your heaviest skirts. Ending a little above the knee, this bustle folds up easily to make sitting in any chair effortless. This bustle has side panels that wrap around the body to the front, which holds the bustle perfectly in place, and keeps it from shifting.
This bustle comes in two sizes of prominence, Imperial and Regular. The Regular size is similar to the TV101/TV108 bustles. The Imperial size is quite a bit larger, and is perfect for 1887-88 impressions. The Imperial bustle may require length adjustments to our existing skirt patterns, which are discussed in the instructions.
In the photos: The Black bustle is Regular size, and the green stripe bustle is Imperial size.
This pattern is now available for download! Go to E-pattern listing.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
Yardages given are with nap.
Notions: Hook and eye closures. Two packages of exra wide single fold bias tape. 14 U-tips to cover the ends of the wires.
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