This Waterfall Bustle is designed specifically to attach to Thimbles and Acorns Victorian Era Bustle Dresses, but is versatile enough to use with just about any dress - or even pants - to add a little Victorian or Steampunk panache. It can be sewn directly to a dress or bodice or attached with snaps or on a waistband as a separate piece.
This pattern is the first in our new "Design-ables" series, which consist of component pieces for existing patterns that will expand individual design possibilities.
This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit American Girl®, A Girl for All Time®, and other similarly sized dolls
Recommended Fabrics: Dress and Skirt in lightweight cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
-Waterfall Bustle ~ 1/2 yard (1/2 m)
-Lining ~ 1/3 yard (1/3 m).
*Note: Fabric amounts are generous; most items can be cut from leftover pieces of fabric.
Waterfall Bustle WITHOUT waistband:
-three small snaps; 2/3 yard 1/2-inch (6 mm) trim such as lace or bias tape (optional)
Waterfall Bustle WITH waistband:
-one medium size snap; 2/3 yard 1/2-inch (6 mm) wide trim such as lace or bias tape (optional)
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 16 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn 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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First, I really appreciate the attention to detail in "Thimbles and Acorns" patterns-right down to a whole page of historical facts concerning the pieces included in the pattern. Next, the actual pattern pieces are well drawn out and clearly and consistently labeled. Then, the instructions! Wonderful, really! I have been sewing professionally for over 30 years and used all manner of patterns and this brand of patterns are just outstanding all around. For anyone looking to make lovely, historically detailed outfits for dolls, I highly recommend this pattern and company.
jolie modèle facile a réaliser et a combiner avec d'autres modèles de vestes très gracieux bravo et merci paulette
Quick and easy. Very nice. I made it on a separate waistband and also made a human sized one with the bustle sewn to the skirt. Great inspiration.
The waterfall bustle turned out very sweet. Pattern was easy to follow. Thank you
I love this pattern! It's a wonderful way to change up other patterns.