Costume - Victorian Bustle Petticoat Workshop



On this workshop, you will make your own Victorian Bustle Petticoat. The calico petticoat has two elements, the lobster tail bustle which is made with the use of channels and boning and the full petticoat which has layers of frills across the back and can be finished with a machine embroidered edge.

The petticoat can not only be used for theatrical costume, it can be suitable for bridal wear, would be perfect for Steampunk events or could be adapted and used as part of a Cosplay outfit. This is a mid-Victorian style underpinning, circa 1870s.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The "Victorian Bustle Petticoat Workshop" is a two day course, the cost is £160 and this includes all fabric (calico), materials and use of equipment.

Tea, coffee and refreshments are also included, all you will need to bring is your lunch.


Paula Cain at Cambria Costume House


2nd Floor, 43-47 High Street

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


2 days (10:30am to 4:30pm)

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