1875 Natural Form Parisian Trained Victorian Skirt Sewing Pattern
1875 Natural Form Parisian Trained Victorian Skirt Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This skirt is drafted based on an actual garment as seen in a photograph taken in 1875, in Paris. The skirt base is the traditional 5 front gores and full back. The front has two swags, one high and one low on the skirt. The sides are trimmed with vertical ruches simulating a separate panel. The back can be made either bouffant or flat, with a very full train added. The closure is in the left side back seam. an optional pocket is in the right side seam.
The original dress was of a plaid silk, but anything will look nice. An extra trained petticoat may help to hold the dress to a better shape. This skirt is suitable for evening parties or weddings.
This is a heavy paper pattern with 10 pieces. The instructions seem easy to follow, and are well illustrated. There is also a page on trimming 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.