Well, it took a week longer than I wanted, but I finally finished my bustle skirt! Woohoo! I love how it turned out, and it looks even better when it is on me and there are actual legs to help fill the bottom part out. There is a ton of fabric in this skirt (8 yards of plaid + 3 yards of foundation), but all the fabrics are so lightweight that is isn't too heavy, and hopefully, it won't be crazy hot. I expect hot - I just prefer to avoid crazy hot.
And now, I need to get cracking on that bodice! Just 2 weeks to go!