1878 Tie-Back Underskirt Sewing Pattern
1878 Tie-Back Underskirt Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This Natural Form skirt (no bustle) is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. It may be worn with an overskirt or polonaise, or trimmed heavily and worn alone with a cuirass bodice. The skirt is slim in front and is tied on the inside in back, to wrap around the body leaving the center back fullness free. It has the traditional 5 gores and a full back width. The closure is in the left side-back seam. An optional 12" ruffle can be added to the hem of the skirt. This skirt works best if worn with Petticoat TV121.
Trimming can make this a very elaborate skirt for a ball gown. Left plain, it makes a great walking skirt. Wear it with different overskirts to get different looks.
This is a heavy paper pattern with 5 pieces. The instructions seem easy to follow, and are lightly illustrated. There is also a page of trimming suggestions.
This is a multi-sized pattern which includes waist sizes 20-46 and hip sizes 30-56 in one package. Please see back cover photo for sizing chart, fabric and notion requirements.