1886 Autumn Victorian Overskirt Sewing Pattern
1886 Autumn Victorian Overskirt Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
The Autumn Overskirt design is seen in several fashion plates from the early 1880's, until about 1887. It was very popular during the transitional period of 1884 -1886, when the bustle was reintroduced after a period of unsupported skirts. It is designed to be worn with an underskirt and bustle petticoat TV101.
The long, gored front apron is heavily swagged with pleats high at the side back, which disappear under the back drapery. It can be either pointed or rounded, in both front and back. The back has drooping poufs framed at the sides by a rippled "fall" on each side. The closure is in the center back.
This is a heavy paper pattern, 3 sheets with 5 pieces (the 2 back pieces need to be taped together). Sizing is very easy - cut the overskirt for your hip size and the waistband for your waist size. The sewing instructions seem easy to follow, with some illustrations. 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.