- There are no, well, bustles :). I decided to opt out of the bustles, even though they are really cute. Instead, I used a piece of sequined dance fabric to cover the bottom half of the bag. I then embroidered her name on the bag.
- Rather than sewing multiple button holes and threading a sash or ribbon to make a draw string, I created a casing. I made two buttonholes at the top middle of the exterior backpack portion, then topstitched above and below the buttonholes. Using a safety pin, I threaded a length of ribbon through the casing to create a drawstring.
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