1860 Ball Gown Skirt Sewing Pattern
1860 Ball Gown Skirt Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This skirt is an original design based on elements and ideas in use during the 1850s and 1860s. The top skirt is pulled up in swags, revealing a box pleated ruffle underneath. Double box pleats at the waist complete the look. If desired, contrasting fabrics may be used, or a single tone is very elegant. Garnish the swags with flowers or bows.
This is a very elegant skirt, that is also easy to make. Made out of cotton calico, this pattern is a nice "country" ball gown and picnic dress. Richer materials and elaborate trims make this a skirt fit for a high society evening.
This pattern is "one size fits all". The waist can be pleated to fit any given measurement. The size of the hoops being worn determines the number of panels to be cut: a 120" hoop is seven panels, 135" hoop is eight panels, and a 150" hoop is nine panels.
Please see back cover photo for fabric and notion requirements.