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item number #RHONDA0013-20091003-01

Victorian Lobster tail Bustle made for you by Rhonda Griffin

Have a Victorian Bustle dress costume, or Victorian event you need a quality bustle, such as VICTORIAN BALLS, DICKENS, SASS, or POST CIVIL WAR events that you need a terrific bustle for? Outstanding seamstress Rhonda Griffin will make the most lovely loster tail bustle slip especially for you! This is an especially popular style dating from 1876-1889.

This lovely loster tail bustle slip with train support is custom made NEW, from a Laughing Moon Bustle pattern. This is the longer, trained version of the lobster cage bustle that adds the astonishing lovely shaping to the bustle dresses and gowns that feature dramatic trains. We use heavy-weight, bleached white muslin fabric. The lobster tail cage with train is formed by eight (8) casings, with hoop steel inside the casings for support, not plastic. A bottom set of stays, and a top set of stays, are built into the bustle to control shaping. The stays are adjusted by loosening or tightening the drawstrings (shoelaces) laced in one eighth inch metal grommets. A bustle pad comes with the cage. The bustle pad is worn under the hump for extra support when you are wearing the very heavy velvet and wool dresses. The waistline closes with a three quarter inch waistband with hook and bars. This bustle can be custom ordered in any size from a 22 waist to a 52 waist. Please email you height and waist measurements with payment. Allow 4 to 5 days for custom making your trained lobster bustle.

VERY IMPORTANT TIP!!! This bustle should be worn 6 to 8 inches above the floor!!!!!
This gives the bustle the best appearance for ynder your Victorian gown. This bustle must be custom made to your height and waist.


For many years of loveliness we recommend gentle hand washing. Line dry. No bleach. Seller has been custom designing since 1975. Garments crafted, designed, and made in a smoke free environment.

We ship priority mail in the US and international. We also ship express mail in the US and international. We will combine shipping for multiple purchases. Please email us before funding your purchases if you would like combined shipping for multiple puchases.Thank you very much for shopping with us, and please come again.

Price is: $149

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Griffin Rhonda by you for made Bustle tail Lobster Victorian
Griffin Rhonda by you for made Bustle tail Lobster Victorian

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SizeEstimated condition rating
22 waist to 52 waistNew/ Mint.

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