1878 Fantail Skirt Sewing Pattern
1878 Fantail Skirt Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This Natural Form skirt (no bustle) is drafted based on a garment as seen in an 1878 Arthur's Home Magazine. The front is in 3 gores, fitted at the waist with darts. The back is tied in behind the knees with a drawstring and the train flares dramatically in fan shape, also known today as a "fishtail". The closure is in the center back seam. If desired, this skirt can also be cut to floor length.
This skirt is suitable for just about any type of dress during the period of 1878-1882. It should be elaborately trimmed if worn by itself. It also works well under overskirts and polonaises.
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 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.