This week was all about getting the under garments for the Checked Wool Costume complete and ready for me to begin fitting the garments next week...and i did it! I finished the petticoat that has the extra length for the bustle to be worn underneath as the over garments require a bustle. I again used the Truly Victorian pattern for Victorian Petticoats #TV170 selecting view B (small bustle back, flat front). For the outer fabric i found a plaid weave linen in unbleached cotton. The entire petticoat is lined with a heavy unbleached muslin. And again all clean finished seams. It will be great to have a petticoat that works with a bustle!
Also i drafted a pattern for a "traveling bustle". An under garment to help with the bustle effect on the back and be completely fold-able. I did some rough math and then went for it. I am very pleased with how the traveling bustle came out (Full instructions to follow in separate post). The petticoat above is shown with the traveling bustle underneath. It gave it a perfect 2 1/2" extra length in the back. Some pretty pictures!