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A talma is a kind of mantle, or wrap, that was very popular during the 1870's and 1880's. It has a fitted back, held in place by a hidden belt around the waist, with pleats to fit over a bustle. The front is loose in a moderate point. The "sleeve" falls in long points on the sides, with ample room to lift your arms without disturbing the hem of the mantle. A Center front button closure and a mandarin collar give a tailored look.
This pattern provides for a fully lined garment, and can be interlined with flannel for warmth. Frog closures can be substituted in place of buttons
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
Yardages given are with nap for 45" wide fabric.
Notions: 1 - 2 yards tape or grosgrain ribbon for belt. Buttons or frog closures. Approx. 7 yards fringe, or other trim.
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