Ruffled and Corded Bustle

Short Corded Bustle Short Corded Bustle Side

Click to enlarge. Left: back view. Right: side view.

Pattern: None
Fabric and Materials: Cotton twill, worsted cotton yarn, cotton tape

Inspiration Photos:

Click to enlarge. Left: c.1825-1830 from Costume in Detail. Right: c.1830 from the Manchester Gallery of Costume.

Notes: Main references were Costume in Detail by Nancy Bradfield and The Workwoman’s Guide, a sewing/housekeeping manual from the 1830s.