Last summer I made a suit with a long skirt and floaty bustle back but have been finding the stairs at work too much for it as lifting the skirt up over steps is all very well for princesses with footmen but not so good when carrying lots of books. So I cut the bottom off the skirt to make it on the knee and decided to jazz it up with ribbons and bows. The jacket's bustle has never fallen quite right and needs to be unpicked, trimmed and a heavier interfacing installed which is far too much like hard work so I always wear a belt with it and decided to used the off cut from the skirt to make a matching belt.The suiting is black with a light blue tweeding so I used turqoize ribbon as a contrast. It took 4m of 10mm ribbon from eBay.
You rip what you sew!