Truly Victorian TV163 1887 Imperial Tournure Bustle Pattern
1887 Imperial Tournure Bustle Pattern
A perfect pattern to achieve that large 1880s bustle silhouette!
In a search for a bigger, better bustle Truly Victorian has come up with the Imperial Tournure. (Tournure is the French term for bustle.) Based on the lobster tail design it has 7 wires in total. The upper wires are set in at an angle in a fan shape, which give a round outline to your bustle and plenty of strength to support your heaviest skirts.
Ending a little above the knee, this bustle folds up easily to make sitting in any chair effortless. This bustle has side panels that wrap around the body to the front, which holds the bustle perfectly in place, and keeps it from shifting.
This bustle comes in two sizes of prominence, Imperial and Regular. The Regular size is similar to the TV101 & TV108 bustles. The Imperial size is quite a bit larger, and is perfect for 1887-88 impressions. The Imperial bustle may require length adjustments to our existing skirt patterns which are discussed in the instructions.
Waist: 20" to 46"
Hip: 30" to 56"
44"/45" - 2 1/2 yards
60" wide - 2 yards
Hoop Wire Requirement:
Regular size - 3 1/2 to 5 1/4 yards
Imperial size - 4 to 5 3/4 yards
Notions: Hook and eye closures. Two packages of exra wide single fold bias tape. 14 U-tips to cover the ends of the wires.
If you're hesitant about making the Imperial size, make up the regular then add ruffled petticoats and a stuffed pad to enlarge the bustle silhouette. And... the regular size will be more versatile for the entire Bustle Era -1870s through 1889.
This pattern is used in our Victorian Undergarments Online Class and the single Lobster Tail Bustle Online Class.