The Autumn Overskirt design is seen in several fashion plates from the early 1880's, until about 1887. It was very popular during the transitional period of 1884 -1886, when the bustle was reintroduced after a period of unsupported skirts. It is designed to be worn with an underskirt and bustle petticoat TV101.
The long, gored front apron is heavily swaged with pleats high at the side back, which disappear under the back drapery. It can be either pointed or rounded, in both front and back. The back has drooping poufs framed at the sides by a rippled "fall" on each side. The closure is in the center back.
This pattern may not be suitable for stripes.