Since I sewed the skirt pattern of Burda 7880 quite some times now, the work went relatively quick. Actually, the main time investment was cutting the fabric (I usually add some length for a little train and have to occupy both living room and the hallway at the same time) and sewing on the flowers. Plus I didn't have any decorative over skirt to go with the skirt. Which means that after the skirt, I made an additional apron for the front and a bustle for the back. Call me crazy! ^^
For the apron I used the pattern from Burda again as it might not be historically correct, but doesn't eat much fabric and looks nice. I made the apron from the fake raw silk I also used for Madame Cherié. I added a ruffly border which I bought from a Chinese Ebay seller for less than 1 Euro per Meter!
I also used my very first decorative stitch on a garment! (See? It totally made sense to buy the more expensive sewing machine with all the additional stitches I never use! ;) )
The back bustle was made without any pattern. I just made a huge half circle out of the remaining fabric and rushed this by hand. The waistband was machine sewn again, but the machine ruffles were too small for my liking and waistband. Again, I used the ruffly border to pull the whole outfit together:
And finally, I added those d*mned Kanzashis again (are you sick of them yet?!). I hot-glued them to leftover pieces of fabric and added safety pins at the back. Now I can use the flowery pieces to drape the bustle!
Now keep your fingers crossed that I can buy an Amphi ticket tomorrow at the venue so I have an occasion to wear this outfit! Maybe I should start planning a little earlier next time?! ^^