Theatre Project: Bustles

This is what I’m doing for the current show. The ensemble is wearing denim corsets and striped bustles in a burlesque-saloon girl sort of look. After this one is finished, I’ll probably be making a few more if the shop supervisor doesn’t do it first!

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In order right to left: Front, 3/4 view, side, back

The bustle shape is made from big pieces of netting all scrunched up and tied with yarn, then sewn down super secure onto the skirt portion. I have to reinforce this really well because of the dancing and the barfight scene.