I started with a (wearable?) musselin for the bustle outfit. I started with cheap fabrics for the skirt and kept close to the original Burda pattern - I just added 5cm length to the skirts because otherwise I know they will be short. Here ist the result:
direct view at back (doesn't look bustle-y, hu?)
Next step will be to cut the spiral steel and finish the underskirt and overskirt. I promise some pics with me inside once the boyfriend has time...