This adorable look is perfect for Victorian saloon girls, steampunk divas, pinup princesses, and more. It’s a bustle skirt, with gathers across the front, and side pleats adorned with large flirty bows. The skirt’s back is full enough to fit a full bustle petticoat underneath, and the hem is trimmed in ruffled black lace for just a bit of extra sass.
My supplier calls this color “royal blue” – but often the color people are hoping for when they order a royal blue is closer to cobalt – so to distinguish, I’ve called this color “Sapphire blue”. The tone is close to the highlights in a sapphire stone – a medium blue.
There are so many ways to wear this skirt! Worn by itself, it’s this cute Victorian saloon girl look. Wear over a petticoat, and it’s more elegant – adorably lolita at knee to tea length, or very ladylike with a full length petticoat.
The photo below shows a “deluxe” look – this skirt, over my lace underskirt and bustle petticoat. Add one of my Victorian bustle jackets, and it’s a gorgeous ball gown!
The first time I make a batch of skirts, I’ll make just one per size – Small, Medium, and Large, to test the waters. If it’s popular, I make more, and the next time, I’ll make sizes XS thru 2X, or S thru XL, depending on how much spare time I have in my schedule. I also offer this skirt made-to-measure, if you catch me when I’m about to start cutting and sewing a new batch. To be notified when custom made skirts are available, please sign up for my email newsletter below.