1880 Dinner Bodice Sewing Pattern
1880 Dinner Bodice Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This style is particularly suited to 1878-1882 (Natural Form), and is perfect for dinner and evening events. The neckline is high at the neck in back, and cut in a low diamond in front. A small half collar is optional. The bodice is cuirass length in front and has a long square "tail" in back. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be made either full or 3/4 length.
The bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled. All of the bodice seams are true to the era, and it is designed to fit snugly over a corset, without a bustle.
This is a heavy paper pattern with 7 pieces. The instructions seem easy to follow, with some illustrations. There are instructions for sizing your pattern to fit just right for you. There is also a page with trim suggestions.
This is a multi-sized pattern which includes bust sizes 30-56 and waist sizes 22-48 all in one package. Please see back cover photo for sizing chart, fabric and notion requirements.