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TV446 - 1860s Darted Bodice

Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)

This bodice is drafted for the reenactor, and is the basic darted bodice that was seen throughout the 1860's.   Though seen as casual wear in 1860, by 1863, this style gains popularity and becomes accepted for more dressy occasions.  By 1865, it is the most common bodice style, and remains so until the 1870's. 

It has a jewel neckline, moderately dropped shoulder, and ends round at the natural waist.   The center front is cut on the straight of grain, and is fitted with 2 darts.  The back is fitted with a curved T-back seam, and a side piece.    The sleeves are the 2-piece coat sleeve, with the slightly full elbow that was popular 1863-1869. 

Also included, are 2 styles of linen collars;  a pointed sailor or "flat" collar (pre-1864), and a pointed stand collar (1864 and later.) The collars are basted into the bodice neckline prior to wearing.

  This pattern is now also available as an E-Pattern.  Go to E-Pattern listing.

  • $12.75
  • Weight
    0.23 lbs
  • SKU

Sizing and Yardage Information:

All the sizes are included, as given below.

Sizing A B C D E F G H I J K L M N
Bust 30" 32" 34" 36" 38" 40" 42" 44" 46" 48" 50" 52" 54" 56"
Waist 22" 24" 26" 28" 30" 32" 34" 36" 38" 40" 42" 44" 46" 48"
Fabric 44" 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
Fabric 60" 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards
Lining 44" 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
Piping add 1/2 yard
Linen 2/3 yard

Yardages given are with nap.
For lining, use a firmly woven fabric like broadcloth, Silesia, or light twill.
For linen, use linen lawn, batiste, or other white light weight fabric.

Notions: Eight ¼" Bones; Buttons or hooks and eyes for closure.

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Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
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  • Christin Carlson
    Jun 5, 2017, 09:08 AM
    As usual, Truly Victorian has given us a great pattern! The tips for how to do the fitting is wonderful. I used this pattern for my Mom who is a modern size 20. Even worn without a proper corset, it looked great! She is very happy with it. :-) I then downsized it to a size 8 for my sister. We added a small cap sleeve over the original sleeve and it was lovely. My sister wore all the correct undergarments and she looked like she stepped off of a fashion plate. Just an all around great pattern! Thank you so much!
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