Dragon Con 2019 - AHMC Adept: Constructing a Victorian Bodice

This is a list of the patterns that are being used in class AHMC Adept: Constructing a Victorian Bodice being offered at DragonCon 19 August 29 - Sept 2.

Registered students will recieve a 15% discount for items in this category.  Coupon will be active Aug 1, 2010 through Sept 30, 2019.

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    This bodice is high necked for day wear or can be cut into a square neck for evening events. The front can be either straight across or rounded in front and a pleated peplum falls in the back. This style is particularly suited to the early 1870's, but will work well for any bustle era. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be made either full- or 3/4-length.

    The bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled. All of the bodice seams are true to the era, and it is designed to fit snugly over a corset.

    This pattern is now also available as an E-Pattern.  Go to E-Pattern listing.

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    This bodice is taken from the 1872 Butterick Pattern Catalog. It was listed as a Carriage Bodice, as it has an outerwear look to it, but it is fitted as a bodice with all the normal darts and seams. The neckline was given as high round, without a collar. I have added the option of a "V" neckline as well, which was very stylish at the time. The bodice closed with buttons down the center front. The bell sleeve is in 2 pieces, and widens dramatically at the wrist. The basque has deep points at the front and the sides, with short pleats at the center back. It is split at the side seams below the waist, to allow room for bustles of various sizes.


    The bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method used in the 1870's, adjusted to fit the modern body. All of the bodice seams are true to the era, and it is designed to fit snugly over a corset.

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    This bodice is taken from the 1872 Butterick Pattern Catalog.  The main highlight is the layered front; with a vest and outer Jacket layer.  The vest is high necked with a shallow point at the waist, and buttons down the center front. The "jacket" closes with 2 buttons at the waist, and folds over in lapels both above and below the waist.  The vest is sewn to the bodice proper at the side and shoulder seams, and at the armhole.   The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and widens dramatically at the wrist.  The basque is split at the center back and the side seams, below the waist, to allow room for any sized bustle.

    The bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870’s, adjusted to fit the modern body.  All of the bodice seams are true to the era, and it is designed to fit snugly over a corset.

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    This bodice is designed from a garment as shown in the November 23, 1872 issue of Harper's Bazar Magazine. The longer, layered look below the waist lend the term "Basque" to this bodice. Many similar bodices where shown throughout 1872 and on into 1875. It has a simulated "vest" portion in the center front, closing with buttons to the waist, and diamond-shaped neckline framed with a rolled collar. The back has a tail with a pleat at each side-back seam. The side-backs are loose below the waist and overlap the back tail. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and has a wide cuff. Undersleeve is not included in this pattern.

    The bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled, with all of the bodice seams true to the era. This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset, with a bustle.

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    This is a polonaise with a basque back, i.e. the back has an upper bodice section overlapping a lower section with poufs. The front buttons to the waist and then falls open into two points, with pleats at the sides. As an option, the buttons can be extended down the front to give a round apron effect. This style was very popular in the early 1870's. The sleeve is a full length pleated bell. Two neckline options are given. This pattern is recommended for intermediate to advanced sewers.

    Our patterns are drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled. All of the bodice seams are true to the era, and it is designed to fit snugly over a corset.

    This pattern is now also available as an E-Pattern.  Go to E-Pattern.

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    This bodice fits just off the shoulder for evening wear. It has an extended waist, pleated basque, and a point in front. The closure is in the center front, with either buttons or hooks and eyes. The ball gown sleeve is a small pouf. This style is particularly suited to 1870 - 1876, but can be used for other periods as well. Heavy decorations at the neckline will give an elegant look to the bodice.

    Our patterns are drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled. All of the bodice seams are true to the era, and it is designed to fit snugly over a corset.

    This pattern in now also available as an E-Pattern.  Go to E-Pattern listing.

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    This bodice is high necked for day wear or can be cut into a low square neck for evening events. The front can be either straight across or rounded in front and back. This style is particularly suited to 1878 - 1882. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be made either full- or 3/4-length. The ball gown sleeve is a small pouf.

    The bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled, with all of the bodice seams are true to the era. This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset, without a bustle.

    This pattern is now also avialable as an E-Pattern.   Go to E-Pattern listing.

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    This style is particularly suited to 1878 - 1882, and is perfect for dinner and evening events. The neckline is high at the neck in back and cut in a low diamond in front. A small half collar is optional. The bodice is cuirass length in front and has a longer square "tail" in back. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be made either full- or 3/4-length.

    The bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled, with all of the bodice seams true to the era. This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset, without a bustle.

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    This style is particularly suited to 1878 - 1882, and is perfect for daytime events. This jacket has a roll down collar with lapels, and is cut away at the center front below the waist. The bodice hem can be made in two styles, either with two points and shaped over the hips, or long on both sides and back. The side back seams open up into pleats below the hip for added fullness. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be made either full length with a cuff, or 3/4 length.

    The bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled, with all of the bodice seams true to the era. This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset, without a bustle.

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    Truly Victorian's 1878 Polonaise is modeled from the graceful designs of the new "Sheath" dresses that began in the late 1870's. This fashionable pattern is given in two variations, both are suitable for handsome gowns in which one all-over fabric or two compatible fabrics can be used. View A is long in the front. The sides are pleated up toward the back. Smaller pleats near the front create soft folds below the knee. View B has a center front panel which is pulled up into gathers on both sides below the waist. The side is allowed to fall into points before being swept back into pleats. The back view for both gowns is the same. Long seams go from shoulder to hem, allowing for the center back to be made in a second fabric to give a two-toned look, if this is desired. The tail is bunched behind the knee with gathering ties pulling the gown toward the back as is the fashion of these years. The fronts can be made in the same contrasting fabric as the back, or there is an optional bib that can be applied over the front to extend the back contrasting fabric to the front neck area only. This polonaise can be worn over a trained, or floor length skirt. The closure is in the center back and can be closed with buttons, hooks/eyes, or laced.


    This garment is designed to fit snugly over a corset, without a bustle. The skirt length is drafted to fit a measure of 40", from waist to hem, at the front. It is strongly advisable to make a mockup of the bodice, before cutting out your fashion fabric, to check fit.

     Skirt not included with this pattern. Can be worn over TV221 or TV225

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    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 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.

    This pattern is now also available as an E-Pattern.  Go to E-Pattern lising.

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    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.


      This pattern is now also available as an E-Pattern.  Go to E-Pattern listing.

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    This 1863 sheer dress pattern makes up as a lovely authentic civil war gown perfect for those hot summer days. The sheer outer fabric has a jewel neckline, moderately dropped shoulder, and is lightly gathered at the front and back waist. The sleeves are a medium-full bishop sleeve fitted to a loose cuff. Under the sheer dress is a foundation lining of white cotton, or a colored silk, cut low at the neck and known as a half high lining. The front lining is fitted with 2 darts, and the back is fitted with a curved T-back seam. The closure is at the center front, with the sheer dress and the lining each buttoning separately above the belt. The skirt waistband is attached over the waist of bodice, with the opening is in the left side-front seam. A pocket is hidden in the skirt opening.

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    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.

    This pattern is now also available as an E-Pattern.  Go to E-Pattern listing.

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