1898 Flared Skirt Sewing Pattern
1898 Flared Skirt Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This skirt is drafted based on a drafting method taken from a turn-of-the-century tailoring guide. The front panel extends the full length of the skirt, while the sides and back are cut with a fitted upper section and a tapered flare to add fullness at the hem. It has box pleats on either side of the center back closure. An optional kick pleat can be added to the front seams at the hem. This style of skirt was extremely popular from 1898-1903, and can be used for both day and evening wear.
This pattern is somewhat wasteful of fabric, and it MAY be possible to fit a bodice pattern into this yardage.
This is a heavy paper pattern with 6 pieces. The sewing instructions seem easy to follow, and are lightly illustrated. There is also a page of suggestions for various trims.
One pattern fits waist sizes 20-46 and hip sizes 30-56. Please see back cover photo for sizing chart, fabric and notion requirements.