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|1856 Gathered Dress by Truly Victorian
This pattern is for an
1856 dress, designed from fashion plates and original garments of
the pre-Civil War Era. This style is suitable for the years
1855-1862, and fits over TV141 round hoop.
It has a gathered Fan Front bodice, with a fitted lining and a
gathered back. The deep V neckline can be filled in with a
chemisette, or let open for a dinner dress. The full gathered sleeve
has a fitted upper section and dropped shoulder line. The bodice
reaches to the waist at the back and sides, with a shallow point in
front. The bodice can also be made plain, if desired. A full skirt
is attached to the bodice, or can be sewn to a separate waistband.
The closure is in the center front, with hooks and eyes. This bodice
is designed to fit snugly over a corset.
This is a heavy paper pattern with
pieces. The sewing instructions seem easy to follow, and are lightly
illustrated. There are instruction on
how to customize your pattern for a perfect fit, and a page of
Multi-sized pattern with bust sizes 30-56, and waist sizes 22-48
all in one package.