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Based on Burlesque Bustle Skirt by Becca K.
Here's my second attempt at the bustle skirt (in red - the black underneath is a separate, store bought, petticoat). I did a few things differently on this one:
Instead of having a full base skirt, I did 4 ruffles that just went 3/4 of the way around the waist. This required less fabric - I think ~2.75 yds??
I also used 2 snaps instead of buckles to close it in front - this works well for quick release.
I also made the waistband only 2" high, which eliminated the problem of it being too far from my body. The only problem I still have with this design is that because there are 4 layers of fabric going into the waistband, it becomes quite thick and difficult to sew (especially with thicker fabric like this brocade... which is also harder to iron folds into, fyi). If anyone has any ideas, put them in the comments!! Thanks!! Hope to see yours soon!

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Ilyse N.
Ilyse N.
As a solution to the thickness of the layers, you can stagger them when you sew them to the waist band. You might need an extra half inch or so this way but everything will sit nicely and if your sewing machine is like mine it'll hate you a little less. I'll be making this tomorrow so I can show pictures of what I mean then.
Nina H.
Nina H. · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US
So did you make the fourth ruffle 20 inches?
msnew007 · Long Beach, California, US · 6 projects
Lauren N.
Lauren N. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
It's very nice. You know, it this was white and turned backwards... it'd almost look like a maid's skirt...
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
Very lovely!
Roxanne M.
Roxanne M. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 27 projects
very lovely!!!
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
I like it

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