This PDF pattern will allow you to make a Steampunk Detachable Bustle for your 18 inch dolls. This pattern is part of the KeLibu Steampunk Separates Collection and can be mixed and matched with other KeLibu Steampunk patterns. It is also part of the Steampunk Separates 2 Bundle.
One of the staples of Victorian fashion is the bustled skirt. Steampunk takes Victorian fashion and gives it a twist…like this Detachable Bustle! Modelled after a bustle style that was popular in the 1870’s, we’ve taken a skirt and turned it into an accessory piece that can be mixed and matched with skirts and even pants! This design features pleated sides, a gathered waist and pick-ups to give the bustler lots of fullness. The Waistband pattern piece is graded so that it can fit dolls with a variety of waist sizes.
• ½ yard of woven fashion fabric with moderate to voluminous drape. If you are concerned that your fabric will not be voluminous
enough, you can flatline it with a piece of tulle that is the same size as your fashion fabric.
• 26 inches of ⅜ inch wide twill tape or ribbon
• 1 sew-in snap
• Matching thread
• Sharp or microtex needle (depending on fabric choice)
• Small safety pins
• Tailor’s chalk
• Hole punch or awl
• Hand sewing needle
• Fray blocker
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Start your project immediately with this digital PDF pattern. It includes step-by-step instructions with full color pictures and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the file (e.g. Adobe Reader for Windows or Preview for Mac).
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