1870's Underskirt Sewing Pattern
1870's Underskirt Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This skirt is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. It is designed to be worn with an overskirt or polonaise, and petticoat TV101. The full skirt is flat in front with gathers or pleats in back, with the extra fullness shifted to the back. It has the traditional five gores and a full width in back. The placket is in the left side back seam. A pocket is in the right side seam. An optional 12" ruffle can be added to the hem.
This skirt is suitable for just about everything. It can be left plain for day wear, or elaborately trimmed for evening. Mix and match overskirts for different looks. This pattern also can be used for petticoats.
This is a heavy paper pattern with 7 pieces. The instructions seem easy to follow, and are lightly illustrated. There is also a page of trim suggestions.
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.