I really wanted to add something to cover the seams a bit and spent days trying to work out what to do... I had more of the black silk roses left and really wanted to use those. But only the roses looked a little boring and much too black (it has to look good in the pictures too after all). I tried using some leftover lace from the skirt to make large rosettes (not yoyos) like on the hat, but they turned out way too big and not at all nice looking on the skirt. I just looked wrong somehow and much too white.
So I had to add something purpley. The fabric from the jacket was much too stiff and not purple enough and also didnt look very good. But then, as I slowly woke up on Saturday morning, I had it! I would use some of the purple (lining?) fabric scraps and cover that with the lace. Eureka!
It took a few hours (am still taking it easy after all) as I had to burn the edges of each circle to prevent fraying, but this is the final look of the bustle :)
So the skirt is done! Whoohoo! And of course all this is made with just my stash :) This costume is heading into the right direction :) All I have left to do now is: handbag, zombie top, and zombie corset. Watch this space!