The hem finish is beige narrow hemming for contrast, and the front and side of the skirt is embellished with ruffles of cotton muslin strips finished with cream narrow hemming. The hem features bustles created by hand-cut'flowers' with zigzag edging made of cotton crepe, pale cream cruelty-free silk, ecru cotton crochet, and ivory white eri silk and floral lace. The flowers are adorned with pearlescent buttons in natural and ivory colour. Draped over the waistband are removable sashes made out of champagne cotton sateen with a decorative flower feature and brass filigree with ecru lace. Tie both sashes over the waistband, or use one as a matching headband the skirt closes at the back with an organic cotton tape zipper and buttons with lace hooks.
For romantic weddings, wear the muslin garden skirt over a hoop cage or plain petticoat for a'full' skirt look; for romantic day wear, pair the skirt with a lace or ruffle blouse. Ordering instructions: for made-to-order in standard sizestandard sizesstandard size guide (please select from drop-down menu)xs: waist 62cm/24.4 inches; hip 86cm/33.9 inchess: waist 66cm/26 inches; hip 90cm/35.4 inchesm: waist 70cm/27.6 inches; hip 94cm/37 inchesl: waist 74cm/29 inches; hip 98cm/38.6 inchesxl: waist 78cm/30.7 inches; hip 102cm/40 inchesskirt fabric (layers of lightweight fabric) - select from drop-down menu (the original listing is in aud; however, etsy should automatically convert currency for you) light tea-dyed organic cotton muslin (see 6th photo; fair trade 100% cotton woven in india) + tea-dyed cotton for the waistband. Skirt price: $460.00 aud. White organic cotton muslin (soft white not optically whitened, fair trade 100% cotton woven in india) + cream cotton drill for the waistband.
Note that the natural colour seen in photos 1-5 is unavailable. Care instructionstea-dyed skirt: to protect the tea-dyed colour, hand wash the skirt in cold water and line dry in partial shade away from the full sun. Use clear/colourless eco-friendly detergent with non-optical brighteners or mild organic soap such as white castile soap.White skirt: hand wash the skirt in cold water and line dry. Ironing for all colours: ironing is not needed nor recommended for the muslin skirt, but if desired, use only a low heat setting for delicate fabric. Cotton sateen sash: do not iron directly onto the sash; ensure that there is a thin sheet of fabric in-between the iron soleplate and the waistband.
Use a medium-heat setting for sateen fabric. Cotton sateen sashes: if washing is needed, gently hand wash the sashes in regular cool water preferably without any soap or detergent added to the wash bath to protect the brass filigree.
However, if necessary, add mild organic soap to the wash bath. White castile soap is recommended. Rinse in regular cool water, and lay flat to dry preferably away from the hot sun. Do not iron directly onto the sash; ensure that there is a thin sheet of cloth in-between the iron soleplate and the waistband.Note: if hard-water staining is ever an issue caused by. Heavily-mineralised water, soften the wash bath by adding 2 tbsp of washing soda in addition to castile soap, and then add 3/4 cup of white vinegar to the rinse bath. This prevents'hard-water staining' which causes yellowing of light-coloured garments. If you have any questions or encounter problems with checking out, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm always happy to answer questions materials for bustle skirt skirt: pre-washed organic 100% muslin cotton gauze (fair trade artisan fabric woven in india) in tea-dyed or white waistband: cotton drill fabric in a cream colour (medium-weight fabric/190gsm; 100% cotton) belt/sash & embellishments: champagne cotton sateen (cotton elastane blend), natural organic 100% cotton crepe, ivory & ecru cotton floral lace (95% cotton % 5% nylon, english-made), and cruelty-free silk (lightweight 40g/yard, fair trade made in india) in a natural pale cream colour.