Sunday, November 16, 2014

Birthday Bustle Dress

GBACG's fabulous New York Society Tea is on my birthday! This seems like a fabulous opportunity to make anew bustle dress. Fortunately, there is one I've always wanted to make.
Mina's red bustle dress
from Coppola's Dracula. The costumes for the movie were designed by Eiko Ishioka, and are gorgeous. 

My to-do list is pretty intense considering I have 1.5 months:
1. New corset with bust and hip gussets, to hopefully give me more of a later bustle shape.
2. New petticoat bustle, to support the skirts better than my lobster tail bustle.
3. Hundreds of kanzashi flower petals.
4. The actual dress.

Guess I'd better get to work!


  1. Ooooh! I look forward to seeing your new dress. It will be stunning!

  2. I'm hoping it will hold me accountable and make me finish the dress in time if you all know what I'm planning to wear!