Monday, June 24, 2019

Déjà Vu

Some things are so pretty and just fun to make so I do it again. Of course it's nice when there are months in between each one. I've done plenty of assembly line type of building and I don't enjoy that nearly as much.  Almost a year ago I made a bustle pad almost exactly like the one pictured here. (The only difference is the ruffle.) and it sold out of my Etsy shop.

I enjoy "fussy cutting" pieces to place a motif in just the perfect spot or to match a pattern. And who doesn't love a good ruffle?!  This is the same style of bustle pad I wear under my 1880's Victorian gown (so come to think of it, I've now made this three times!).  Not too heavy and not too difficult to sit it. This bustle and its predecessor are made of black and red iridescent silk taffeta with velvet appliques.  Items for my own use and to sell I don't purchase new silk. This beautiful silk was left over scrap from a previous project so I'm happy to have kept it out of the bin.

Feel free to see the other photos of this bustle here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/714660537/red-silk-victorian-bustle-pad-with-self?ref=shop_home_active_1

1 comment:

  1. Was it common to layer bustle pads in Victorian dressing? I can find almost nothing about it! Everyone seems just obsessed with wire bustles.