Size 10 12 14 16
Bust 30 32 34 36
Waist 28 29.5 31.5 34
Waist w/ dart 26 27.5 29.5 32
This pattern is one size 10-12-14-16 multisized for teenage girls.
The style is based on pattern drafts and pattern catalog images from the late 1870's and the 1880's. This is a simple dress meant for play, morning wear and chores around the house or farm.
The pattern includes:
3 collar variations: rolling collar, standing collar(military), ruffle collar
4 dress variations including:
Spanish flounce, narrow flounce, plain, bustle back panel
step-by-step directions with images
Historical sewing notes
Option ideas from extant sources
$18 Teen girls
sizes 10-16 included
This pattern includes a basic bustle era skirt pattern, with several lengths, two train styles, instructions for book lined pleats, box pleats, Marna's ruffle worksheet Much more than shown on the picture. We use this basic skirt pattern to create the basis for most of our gowns. It also includes instructions for creating a foundation skirt with built in bustle, a bustle pad pattern.
View A & C require 4 1/2 yards fabric Views B & D require about 6 1/2 yards. More fabric may be required for more elaborate ruffles or for trained skirts. Equal amounts of lining are also needed for a lined skirt, and 3/4 yard of firm fabric is needed for the hem facing.
$21 All sizes included
Waist 24-48" Hip 34-54"
This pattern is based on a draft directly from an original in the collection at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher, OK .
Create the comfortable corset for all your sports/household chores! The cording used to give this garment support, not only gives you the appropriate shape for the late Victorian era, it provides comfortable support for heavy lifting while allowing flexibility for those folks who are active in their impressions.
The multi-sized pattern includes illustrated directions, historic notes, and helpful sewing terms/hints. Two pattern sizes including 30-40 inch bust finished corset measurement and 40-50 inch bust finished corset measurement.
The measurements on this corset are actual finished corset measurements.
This means you should choose a size about 2 to 4 inches smaller than your actual measurements.
If your bust measurement is 38 inches, then you should choose a 36 corset as your base- or if you like to lace tighter (or suspect your fabric could stretch) even a 34.
This corset is not meant to be a “fashion” corset for large amounts of reduction, but rather for proper historic support for active wear. Tapering lines between sizes to customize fit will help to get a more comfortable corset. Corset measurements for bust/waist/hip are given printed on the pattern sheet, as well as in the historical notes of the corset instructions.
$ 18 Size A or B
SIZE A, B, or C
This pattern was created for the early bustle time frame-1869-1875.
It has two length options-A. waist (short) and B. basque (hip length) and depending on the fabrics and trim used can be made up into an appropriate bodice for nearly any situation. It was not taken directly from an existing garment, but rather made by studying many such garments, pattern drafts, photos, and fashion plates as being the most "representative" of the period.
It is suggested that view A back be cut on the fold of the fabric and the style shown is appropriate from 1868-1875 , while View B with a center back seam and stand up collar is a bit later in the early bustle era and would be seen from 1870-1875. The sleeve caps may be omitted on view A and are more common from 1868-1872 than the later years of the early bustle period. Decorative sashes are very popular from 1868 through about 1874 and may also be worn with the basque bodice, and in many other styles as well as the one shown.
I have also marked the cutting line for a square neckline on the front of the dress for evening or dinner wear, or to be filled in with a chemisette for day wear. Simply cut out along this line and bind or pipe as you would the round neckline. A tall collar is not necessary for "proper" day wear in this period- a neckline to the base of the throat is sufficient to remain within the boundries of polite society.
This bodice should be very fitted when finished, and only 1/2 inch ease is allowed in the pattern, plus a wide seam allowance at the side seam to allow for fitting. It is also intended to be worn over a corset. If you have not worn a properly fitted period bodice before it is suggested you make it up in an inexpensive fabric to see if you want to make it from the next larger size. Instructions for making a fitting muslin are also included to achieve the best fit possible!
SIZE A (32-39 inch bust)
Natural form (1876-1881) work or house dress
multiple size pattern 32 through 39 inch bust measurements
This pattern is based on an original in my collection, and options are taken from ideas from other period gowns and photos, as well as pattern catalogs. This pattern can be easily adapted for any season by choice of fabric, but the original was meant as a summer gown with its ¾ length sleeves, and unlined bodice. It would have been easily washed, and the slight flounces and self bias trim would hold up well when laundered. It was what would be known during the natural form period as an easy fitting basque, or simply by leaving the dart out- a “half fitting sacque”
It includes two sleeve lengths, two collar options, trim options, as well as period notes on similar fashions to help you make it a very flexible pattern.
Fabric Suggestions- About 7 1/2 yds of fabric is required
Calico print, broadcloth, homespun, linen for summer dress with ruffles– winter dresses may be wools or heavier linen, and the bodice options without ruffles are suggested– or contrasting silk ruffles may be used.