|Middle layer: Stiff tulle (neon orange but will be invisible), Upper layer: Marine satin, Lining: Blue Tafeta|
These were the fabrics I used for the bustle part of the pattern! I was seriously fabric constricted as I only had 4.5m of the marine blue satin and 2.2 m of the stripey fabric. And even though I tried hard, I was not able to make the bustle from the stripey fabric. But I think it looks rather good this way!
I sewed up the front and added the sleeves like this:
There was even enough small scraps to make a nice neck insert (help, what's the correct word for that?):
This is how it looks worn (this time with the correct butt pillow and the skirt I made before):
And I this is where I had to stop as I need the corset to fit the jacket over it. And the corset is in the making, but still not finished - I will ask my boyfriend to cut up the steel... ;) So, stay tuned for the front closure and a full outfit. Soon!