Pre-Hoop and Hoop Era 1830-1869

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper, or that you can have printed by a professional printer, like Kinkos. 

    The Elliptical cage crinoline was the main support foundation for the later- and post-Civil War period of 1863-1868. Called a "cage" because of the cage-like appearance created by the hoop wires and vertical support tapes, this type of crinoline offers maximum support capabilities for a perfect shape, combined with flexibility for comfortable wear. Our Elliptical shape is narrow over the hips, close to the body in front, and dramatically expanded to the rear; the most popular shape for 1865-1866 skirts.

    Our crinoline is 126" in circumference at the hem, 36" in length to hem level, and has 12 hoop wires to support the weight of heavy skirts. The self-supporting, elliptical shape is maintained by strategically placed vertical supports, as well as ties on the inside of the 4 top hoops. A "bag" at the hem keeps the wearer from stepping through the hoops.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper, or that you can have printed by a professional printer, like Kinkos.

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    This style of chemise can be found as early as 1865, and lasts through the Victorian Period. The neckline is finished with a moderately low, round yoke, with a pointed front/round back. It has a button at each shoulder, which will allow the shoulder straps to be dropped for wear under low, or off-shoulder bodices.


    The drawers have a fitted waistband with a center front button closure. The crotch seam is left open and is finished with bias tape facings. The legs are finished with a plain hem, at mid-calf length, as is common for 1860s drawers.

    Recommended fabrics: Muslin, broadcloth, flannel, linen, silk, or other natural fiber materials.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper or at a professional printer, like Kinkos.

    This corset pattern is taken from an original pattern found in the May 31, 1886 issue of De Gracieuce, a Dutch magazine similar to Harpers Bazzar. It was published in several other magazines of the time as well, including La Mode Illustre and Harpers Bazzar. This pattern has been modified slightly to accommodate the different cup sizes and modern body types, but retains most of the original proportions and elegance of the original garment.

    This corset has 6 panels, a center front busk, and laces in the center back.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper, or that you can have printed by a professional printer, like Kinkos. 

    The Round cage crinoline was the main support foundation for the period of 1855-1862. Called a "cage" because of the cage-like appearance created by the hoop wires and vertical support tapes, this type of crinoline offers maximum support capabilities for a perfect shape, combined with flexibility for comfortable wear.

    Our crinoline is 126" in circumference at the hem, 36" in length to hem level, and has 10 hoop wires to support the weight of heavy skirts. A "bag" at the hem keeps the wearer from stepping through the hoops.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper or at a professional printer, like Kinkos.

    The walking cage crinoline is a mid-sized support foundation for the period of 1856-1866. Called a "cage" because of the cage-like appearance created by the hoop wires and vertical support tapes, this type of crinoline offers maximum support capabilities for a perfect shape, combined with flexibility for comfortable wear. This cage is in a domed shape, perfect for the years 1856 - 1860. We have added a cincher style belt for ease of wear.

    Our crinoline is 110" in circumference at the hem, 33" in length to hem level, and has 8 hoop wires to support the weight of heavy skirts. A "bag" at the hem keeps the wearer from stepping through the hoops.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper or at a professional printer, like Kinkos.

    This pattern if for an assortment of chemisettes and cuffs, suitable for the 1860's. The chemisettes are perfect for filling in a low cut diner bodice, making it more suitable for day wear.  You can also add interest to a more conservative neckline, with just the collar showing. The cuffs can fill out wide sleeves, or give a nice finish to a narrow sleeve.

    There are three full chemisette styles: Plain Front, Tucked Front, and Gathered Front. Both the Plain and Tucked Fronts have a center front button closure. The Gathered Front is buttoned closed at the collar and waist only. All the versions have a waistband that holds the chemisette in place at the waistline. There are 3 styles of Collar to add to the chemisette: a Shaped Stand, Pointed
    Fall, and Large Fall. Both the Pointed and Large Fall collars also have a small stand. All of the collar varieties are interchangeable with any of the chemisette styles.

    There are two styles of undersleeve with a choice of three cuffs. The first is a full gathered under-sleeve, which gathers into a fitted upper sleeve section, and gathers at the cuff. The second is a
    semi- fitted under-sleeve style, with moderate gathers at the wrist, and easing to fit the upper sleeve section. There are three interchangeable cuff styles: a rounded Shaped Cuff, a moderately Tall Cuff, and a narrow Band Cuff.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper or at a professional printer, like Kinkos.

    This skirt is an original design based on elements and ideas in use during the 1850's and 1860's. The top skirt is pulled up in swags, revealing a box pleated ruffle underneath. Double box pleats at the waist complete the look. If desired, contrasting fabrics may be used, or a single tone is very elegant. Garnish the swags with flowers or bows. This is a very elegant skirt, that is also easy to make. Made out of cotton calico, this pattern is a nice "country" ball gown and picnic dress. Richer materials and elaborate trims make this a skirt fit for a high society evening. This skirt fits best over TV141 Cage Crinoline.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper, or that you can have printed by a professional printer, like Kinkos.

    Revere styles skirt are shown in fashion plates from 1861 to 1864. The overskirt can be
    short, as in view A, or reaching to the hem, and any length in between. But in each case, the
    overskirt is in panels, with the bottom corners flipped back to reveal a contrasting lining, and the
    skirt underneith. View A, with the 3 ruffles at the hem, is more suited for evening dresses, while
    View B with a single flounce is suited for both day and evening styles.

    For an evening dress, the top skirt could be made of a sheer fabric or net, showing the
    entire underskirt through the fabric. For winter, velvets, silks, or fine wools look nice. Or use
    silk or cotton prints, with solid-colored reveres and ruffle for a light and airy summer dress.

    This pattern fits over both TV142 - 1856 Walking Cage Crinoline, and TV141- 1858
    Round Cage Crinoline. The closure is in the center back, and the skirts are pleated to the
    waistband. The flounces are gathered over a cord and sewn to the base skirt.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper, or that you can have printed by a professional printer, like Kinkos. 

    This skirt is of the style used during late and post Civil War period.   It is designed to be worn over TV103, Elliptical Cage Crinoline.  The front and sides are gored, fitted to the waist with a pleat at each seam.  The full back is tightly gathered into a few inches.  This skirt has 9 panels in all, and is about 185" at the hem  The placket is in the center back seam.  A pocket is in the right side seam.  The hem is 42" long in front,  lengthening in back to 49", for floor length all around the elliptical cage.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper or at a professional printer, like Kinkos.

    This bodice is in three pieces, Front, Side, and Back, the most common style of the early Victorian period. The shoulder is cut with an elongated line, and is finished with a large Modified Pagoda sleeve, which is fitted at the armhole, but full below the elbow. Optional necklines, either high necked for day wear, or an open square neck for evening events. The front can be either straight across, or a shallow point at the waist.

    This bodice now comes with an Undersleeve and collar pattern!!

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper or at a professional printer, like Kinkos.

    This is a loose fitting blouse, which first appeared in 1861, as a female version of a soldier's uniform worn during the Civil War. Originally, it was of red wool with trimmings across the shoulders, down the center front, around the belt, and at the cuffs. This blouse was gathered into a waistband, and worn over the skirts. By 1862, the term "Garibaldi" began to be used for any loose blouse with bishop sleeves. At this same time, the blouse began to be cut longer and was then tucked into the waistband of the skirt. Prior to 1865, the blouse would be partially hidden from view by a Zuave or Spanish Jacket. After 1865, the blouse could be worn with a simple belt. A white linen version called a "Canezou" appeared, with tucks and lace trimmings covering the front, shoulders, and sleeves.

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    This bodice fits just off the shoulder for evening wear. It reaches to the waist and has a point in front and back. An optional gathered bertha trims the neckline. The closure is in the center back, with hooks and eyes. The sleeve is a small pouf with a fitted lining. A double bow decorates the shoulders. This style is particularly suited to 1850-1873, but can be used for other periods as well. Heavy decorations at the neckline will give an elegant look to the bodice.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper, or that you can have printed by a professional printer, like Kinkos. 

    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.

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    This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper, or that you can have printed by a professional printer, like Kinkos.

    The Illustration for our Revere Bodice is taken from the August 23, 1861 issue of Der Bazar,
    magazine. It is named for the French term which describes the fold-over lapel at the neckline, the
    folds at the center back below the waist, and at the outside of the sleeves. It is very much like a jacket and can be worn over a full blouse like TV441 Garibaldi Blouse, or a chemisette and undersleeves. Made of wool or heavy fabrics, it is a nice winter style, or made of light cottons or silks, it can work for summer styles as well.

    Our bodice has the wide 2-piece sleeve common to the early 1860's. It is based on the standard 3-piece bodice, with 2 darts at the front and a curved side back seam. The front and side are also fitted with a "fish seam" at the waistline, to help smooth the fit over the hips.

    For this pattern, please disregard any attempt at standard sizing. Everyone is unique in body
    type and size, and we have come up with a totally different way of managing patterns. We have
    included comprehensive directions on how to size and adjust this pattern for a good fit. Although we can’t fit everyone, we have tried to do some of the guess work for you. These methods are a little different than what you may be used to, so please read them carefully, before cutting out pattern pieces.

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