Renaissance Fabrics - Baby Got Back: Make a Bustle Skirt

Renaissance Fabrics is offering the class Baby Got Back: Make a Bustle Skirt. The class is June 22-23, 2019.

Students can use their 15% off coupon for the patterns listed in this category. Coupon expires June 30, 2019.

Go to https://www.renaissancefabrics.net/product/baby-got-back-make-a-bustle-skirt-workshop/ for class information.

 

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    This skirt is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. It is designed to be worn with an overskirt or polonaise, and bustle TV101 or TV108. The full skirt is flat in front with gathers or pleats in back, with the extra fullness shifted to the back. It has the traditional five gores and a full width in back. The placket is in the left side back seam. A pocket is in the right side seam. An optional 12" ruffle can be added to the hem.

    This skirt is suitable for just about everything. It can be left plain for day wear, or elaborately trimmed for evening. Mix and match overskirts for different looks. This pattern also can be used for petticoats.

    This pattern is now also available as an E-Pattern.  Go to E-Pattern listing.

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    This skirt is of the style used during the transitional period of 1868 to 1872, when the hoop was giving way to the bustle. It is designed to be worn over TV108 Grand Bustle, or a small elliptical hoop. The very full skirt is fitted to the waist in front, with the extra fullness shifted to the back. It has the traditional five gores and a full width in back. The placket is in the left side back seam. A pocket is in the right side seam. The hem is floor length in front, gets longer at the sides and is demi-trained with an 8" sweep in back.

    This skirt is suitable for just about any use. This skirt can be left plain, as many post civil war skirt were, or heavily decorated as in the 1870's. Mix and match overskirts for different looks. This pattern also can be used for petticoats.

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    These skirts are drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. It is designed to be worn over bustle TV101 or TV108.

    Skirt A has the traditional five gores and two widths in back for train length. The full overskirt is pulled up in the center back and has four sashes hanging down the back.

    Skirt B has the five gore front and a double width back, pleated at the side back for a "pouf." The front apron is also pleated on the sides for gentle swags. On both skirts, the placket is in the center back seam. An optional pocket is in the right side seam.

    Both skirts are suitable for a variety of events: balls, reenactments, weddings. Keep the trims simple for day wear, or for evening, add elaborate trims, ruffles, and ruches.

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    This skirt is drafted based on an actual garment as seen in a photograph taken in 1875, in Paris. The skirt base is the traditional 5 front gores and full back. The front has two swags, one high and one low on the skirt. The sides are trimmed with vertical ruches simulating a separate panel. The back can be made either bouffant or flat, with a very full train added. The closure is in the left side back seam. An optional pocket is in the right side seam.

    The original dress was of a plaid silk, but anything will look nice. Best when worn with bustle TV101 or TV108. An extra trained petticoat may help to hold the dress to a better shape. This skirt is suitable for evening parties or weddings, or other fancy occasions.

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    This skirt is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. It may be worn with an overskirt or polonaise, or trimmed heavily and worn alone with a cuirass bodice. The skirt is slim in front and is tied on the inside in back, to wrap around the body leaving the center back fullness free. It has the traditional 5 gores and a full back width. The closure is in the left side-back seam. An optional 12" ruffle can be added to the hem of the skirt. This skirt works best if worn with Petticoat TV121.

    Trimming can make this a very elaborate skirt for a ball gown. Left plain, it makes a great walking skirt. Wear it with different overskirts to get different looks.

     

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    This skirt is drafted based on a garment as seen in an 1878 Arthur's Home Magazine. The front is in 3 gores, fitted at the waist with darts. The back is tied in behind the knees with a drawstring and the train flares dramatically in fan shape, also known today as a "fishtail". The closure is in the center back seam. If desired, this skirt can be also be cut to floor length.

    This skirt is suitable for just about any type of dress during the period of 1878-1882. It should be elaborately trimmed if worn by itself. It also works well under overskirts and polonaises.

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    This skirt is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1880's. It can be made flat in back, to be worn with an either with an overskirt or polonaise, or with the back bouffant and the front decorated. The skirt is flat in front with gathers or pleats in back, with the extra fullness shifted to the back. It has the three front gores and full width in back that were popular at that time. The placket is in the left side back seam. An optional 6" ruffle can be added to the hem.

    This skirt is suitable for just about everything during the period of 1883-1889. It can be left plain for day wear, or elaborately trimmed for evening. Mix and match overskirts for different looks. This pattern also can be used for petticoats.

    REVISED EDITION - Now comes in larger sizing, and with more sizing options. Also, the ruffle has been reduced to the narrow ruffle that was popular during the Late Bustle period.

     

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    This skirt is particularlly suited to the years 1887-1888, and to fit over the TV163 - Imperial Tournure bustle.   It has three train options:


    View A is floor length all around, and is perfect as the base skirt for walking dresses.  It has a wide front gore, and narrow side gore which extends back over the bustle to give a narrow, but extended look to the back of the dress.  The full back panel has a bournous pleat at the center, which aslo acts as the closure.


    View B has a moderate length train, suitable for evening gowns.  The front is the same as for view A.  It also has gores added to the side back seams to help the train fall smoothly to the floor.  The extra wide back has the closure between the center back and side back panels.


    View C is a full court train, suitable for weddings or other formal events.  The front and sides are the same as for view B, with the back being a double width square train.  The back has two bournous pleats and a center back closure.

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