A Bustle & Cleaning Out

by Eleanormeriwether

in 1800s

I am so excited to have made my first bustle of the season :) It’s Victorian/Steampunk in the most lovely shade of Antler (this was the color name on the bolt) of twill you ever saw!

Ok, so I went a little crazy with the fringe, but that can be a good thing right?

I think “Antler” and black go lovely together. I think this may be my new favorite color combo.

I also thought you guys might be interested in seeing what kind of things I’m cleaning off my cluttered and crammed bookshelf. I have discovered original tissue pattern supplements from Godey’s Lady’s book, 1917 Dressmaking books, a Singer Classroom book, 1950′s pattern drafting and more! More on my blog.

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I started sewing in 2005 when my husband borrowed his mother's sewing machine for me and told me that I could make corsets for myself (instead of paying $500 a pop for them.) It was the first thing I ever made. and the first thing I ever sold! The rest is history I'm a Fashion Designer/Antique Dealer just south of Atlanta!

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EmSewCrazy September 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Wow those books look interesting!! That bustle is something else too! Where are you going to wear it? I also think “Antler” and black are a good color combination.

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Eleanormeriwether September 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

They are great books! This week is “buggy days” in my town. Basically it’s a historical event. I haven’t decided yet, but I may wear it there :)

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