1877 Two-Tone Bodice Sewing Pattern
1877 Two-Tone Bodice Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This bodice is designed after styles shown in many fashion magazines of 1875-1880 (Natural Form). The front of this bodice has a simulated vest portion. This vest can be of a different fabric and trimmed to effect. The back has long seams that reach up to the shoulder. The center back portion can be made of a different color like the vest, or of the same fabric as the rest of the bodice. The hip is bluntly pointed at the center front and center back, and the sides curve upward over the hip. The sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be made either full length, princess length, or with a flared cuff. The collar is the pointed roll that was very popular during this period.
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 9 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 30-50 and waist sizes 22-42 all in one package. Please see back cover photo for sizing chart, fabric and notion requirements.