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Wide belts were very popular through the 1860's. Belts with long tabs were a favorite in 1864-1866. They look wonderful with a blouse, and also with a Spanish Jacket. A belt can also dress up a plain bodice. They can be either the same fabric as the skirt, or a contrasting fabric to define the waist. Period examples were used for both day outfits and dinner or evening dresses.
View A has two long tabs in the front and 2 longer tabs in the back. View B has a pointed front, and the 2 long tabs in the back. For both views, the center back has a laced closure. It fits very nicely over the TV103 elliptical hoop, but can also be worn with a round hoop. Decorate with braid, beading, or lace for very pretty results.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
Suggested farbics: Twill, velvet, silk, brocade, etc.
Fabric 45": 1 1/4 yards - all sizesFabric 60": 1 yard - all sizesLining: 1 1/4 yard - all sizes - may be either fashion fabric or a lining type fabricInterlining (optional): 1 1/4 yards - broadcloth or other tightly woven fabric.
Yardages given are with or without nap.
Notions: 10 Grommets, 2 yards lacing, 1/4" wide steel stays (bones) in the following lengths: One (1) stay 4 1/2" long, and 6 stays 5 1/2" long.
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