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#0115 Victorian Basic Skirt, Early Bustle period with a loopable train Sewing Pattern Size US 8-30 / EU 34-56 PDF Download

#0115 Victorian Basic Skirt, Early Bustle period with a loopable train Sewing Pattern Size US 8-30 / EU 34-56 PDF Download

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This is a DIGITAL sewing pattern for a basic skirt of the early bustle period from 1869-1875.

The pattern shows a trained plain basic skirt of the early bustle era, made of several gores. The two front gores are smoothly sewn to the waistband, the width is gathered into narrow cartridge pleats at the back and two folds at each side. For walking, the skirt can be looped up with an invisible cord.
The front length of the finished skirt is 39 1/2” (100cm) and is closed on the left side between the 1st and 2nd gore. At that time, the placket often was cut on and just overlapping, without any additional fasteners, only the waistband was closed with hooks and eyes. Hooks and eyes can be used as described in the pattern, omitted or replaced by snap fasteners, invented about 1890. On the right side, a hidden in-seam pocket enables to carry a wallet and a handkerchief.
The whole skirt is flatlined, with additional hem support, to reach the desired shape.

The basic skirt, worn over a petticoat, was often kept plain, sometimes decorated with ruffles or a flounce at the hem. Next layer, an overskirt, also called apron, was voluminously gathered and decorated, fitting the basic skirt and bodice.
The bodice was still similar to the crinoline bodice, featuring a high waistline compared to the following eras.

Length of finished skirt front: 39 1/2“ (100cm)

Fitted to be worn over a corset and bustle.

Also suitable for steampunk costumes.

Please scroll down for yardage and pattern information.

→→WHAT YOU RECEIVE←←
This is a DIGITAL pattern (PDF), you can download both size ranges and languages after payment has been confirmed.
The pattern comes with detailed and illustrated sewing instructions in English and German. It is a multi-size sewing pattern, you can choose between Sizes US 8-18 (EU 34-44) and Sizes US 20-30 (EU 46-56). A seam allowance of 5/8" (1,5cm) is included in my patterns.
The pattern is ready to be printed out on DIN A4 or US Letter. Format DIN A0 to be printed at a plotter / copy-shop comes with a second email at no additional costs.

→→HOW MANY PATTERN PAGES TO PRINT←←
The sewing pattern itself consists of:
Size US 8-18 (EU 34-44): 42 pages A4/US letter or 2,5 A0
Size US 20-30 (EU 46-56): 48 pages A4/US letter or 3 A0

→→PATTERN INFORMATION←←

Recommended fabric:
Fashion fabric: (silk) taffeta or (silk) sateen
Lining: light to midweight cotton fabric
Hem facing: stiff fabric like buckram or hair canvas

Yardage:
US 8-18 (EU 34-44):
Fasion fabric: 4,4 yds. 55“ wide / 4m with a width of 140cm
Lining: 4,4 yds. 55“ wide / 4m with a width of 140cm
Hem facing: 2 yds. 35“ wide / 2m with a width of 90cm
Hooks and eyes
Twill tape 3/4“ (2cm) wide (hem + waistband): 6yd. (6m)
9 small metal or plastic rings
Cotton cord Ø 1/8“ (2mm): 2yd. (2m)

US 20-30 (EU 46-56):
Fasion fabric: 5 yds. 55“ wide / 4,5m with a width of 140cm
Lining: 5 yds. 55“ wide / 4,5m with a width of 140cm
Hem facing: 2 yds. 35“ wide / 2m with a width of 90cm
Hooks and eyes
Twill tape 3/4“ (2cm) wide (hem + waistband): 7yd. (7m)
9 small metal or plastic rings
Cotton cord Ø 1/8“ (2mm): 2yd. (2m)

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EJ

As always Black Snail patterns are so easy to download and put together. I have downloaded many and aí am just making them up one by one so this one has not yet finished. Will edit review to add comments about instructions when I have made it up. Glancing through them I just wonder whether I will find the gathering up by cord a bit tricky ? But I will see!

E
EJ

Lovely and easy to follow pattern for skirt. Super seller!