1870 - 1897 Victorian Petticoat Sewing Pattern
1870 - 1897 Victorian Petticoat Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This pattern contains instructions for four different petticoats, suitable for the years 1870-1897. Historically accurate, these petticoats are perfect to help hold the silhouettes required for each individual era. The front is fitted with darts at the waist to help eliminate bulk. The closure is in the center back with a drawstring, for all views. The middle flounce has optional tucks to help stiffen the petticoat.
View 1 - 1870-1876 Early Bustle. This version is a full flounced petticoat with extra length in the back to fit over a bustle.
View 2 - 1877-1882 Natural Form. This version has a slim front and does not fit over a bustle. Suitable for under Tie-Back style skirts. Also works well for 1890-1891 slim skirts.
View 3 - 1883-1889 Late Bustle. This petticoat has the slim front needed for this era, plus has a full back with extra length to fit over a bustle.
View 4 - 1890-1897 Belle Epoch. This skirt has the full front needed to hold the wide skirts fashionable during this period. Does not fit over a bustle.
This is a heavy paper pattern with 6 pieces. The instructions seem easy to follow, and are lightly illustrated.
This is a multi-sized pattern which includes waist sizes 20-40 and hip sizes 29.5-50 in one package. Please see back cover photo for sizing chart, fabric and notion requirements.