Category Archives: Captain America Bustle

Captain America Bustle bodice – construction

Usually construction is the easy part, but this bodice had finicky steps where order mattered. Everything is made out of the blue Joann cotton sateen, flatlined with polished cotton. First, the sleeve needed the white decorative cuff added. I thought … Continue reading

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Captain America Bustle Bodice – Fitting

Where we last left off, I had finished the skirt in time to wear to an outing(!), and had a goal of finishing the bodice ASAP. Welp, it’s still not done yet, but let’s start talking about it – My … Continue reading

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Bustle skirt at the Legion of Honor

My last pre-quarantine event with the Greater Bay Area Costumer’s Guild was in the beginning of February 😦 The theme was bustle dresses, while attending the Tissot exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco (as Tissot was known … Continue reading

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Captain America bustle skirt drapery

Welp, you are now going to have to wait a year to find out how this costume ends, because obviously Jordan Con, scheduled for April, has been cancelled. I am mostly done with the bodice, but can’t be arsed to … Continue reading

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Captain America bustle underskirt

I’m sure you are bored by now of me saying things like “the whole skirt was supposed to take 2 months and instead is taking 3+!”. Sigh, why is sewing so hard? I’m going to split the skirt posts into … Continue reading

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A late bustle era petticoat

No shocker to anyone that undergarments have to be done before you can start the main costume! I hate drafting skirt patterns (my cutting table isn’t really big enough for it) so I decided to just throw money at the … Continue reading

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1880s hat

So, that Captain America bustle gown. For once, I decided to start with the accessories, because that’s what takes this from a perfectly nice bustle gown to the cosplay concept. I wanted a quick and easy win, so I decided … Continue reading

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When Captain America throws her mighty shield (parasol?!?)

So to have a new costume for April, I need to start this now, because I get approximately zero hours per day to sew with a baby around. (And now is actually a month ago, when I started with accessories). … Continue reading

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