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This bodice is designed after a style shown in an 1883 Haper's Bazar magazine. This style was also popular in the later 1880's and 1890's, as well. The front of this bodice has a point and the sides extend past the waist. The back and side-back have "tails" that lay in double box pleats, giving the classic "waterfall" style, in either a long or short version. The sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be made either full- or 3/4-length. There is a full mandarin collar for the high neck, a mandarin collar for the keyhole neckline, and a half collar for the open neck variation.
Our bodices are drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1880's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled, with all of the seams true to the era. This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset, and over a bustle.
This pattern is now also available as an E-Pattern. Go to E-Pattern listing.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
Yardages given are with nap, and are approximate only. For Interlining, use a firmly woven fabric like heavy broadcloth, or light twill or denim.
Notions: Ten 1/4" Bones; Buttons for closure. .
All the sizes are included, as given below.
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