The Bustle Layer Skirt is a staple of steampunk fashion and a great way to add neo-Victorian style to an outfit. Two layers cascade down the back with ruffled bottoms and fall nearly to your doll’s ankles. Ribbon drawstrings allow you to bustle up the front, creating a ruched effect. The high waist features a double faux button closure on the front and lacing in the back so the skirt will fit dolls with a variety of waist sizes.
Part of the Steampunk Separates collection, this skirt can be mixed and matched with other KeLibu Steampunk Separates patterns, and is also available as part of the Steampunks Separates Bundle.
Recommended Fabrics: light to medium weight cotton, broadcloth or blends
-1/3 yard of light to medium weight cotton, broadcloth or blends as a main fabric
-¼ yard of light to medium weight cotton for the ruffles
-10 inches of 5/8 inch to ¾ inch wide ribbon for bustle channels
-24 inches of 1/8 inch wide ribbon for bustle
-2 ¼ inches of ¼ inch to 3/8 inch wide ribbon for back cincher
-5 inches of 1/8 inch wide ribbon for back cincher
-13 inches of 1/8 inch wide ribbon to lace back cincher
-Two sew in snaps
-Six ¼ inch wide buttons
-Small piece of double sided tape
-Dressmakers tracing paper and tracing wheel or other temporary marking tool
-Small safety pin
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 27 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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I like the skirt when finished. They mention in the pattern to place the upper bustle part of the skirt to the FRONT....they mean the back. I didn't totally follow the directions but ended up with the same skirt. I appreciate the photos.Be very careful with the sizing.