1883 Tail Bodice Sewing Pattern
1883 Tail Bodice Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This bodice is designed after a style shown in an 1883 Harper's Bazar Magazine. This style was also popular in the later 1880's and 1890's, as well. The front of this bodice has a point and the sides extend past the waist. The back and side-back have "tails" that lay in double box pleats, giving the classic "waterfall" style, in either a long or short version. The sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be made either full or 3/4 length. There is a full Mandarin collar for the high neck, a Mandarin collar for the keyhole neckline, and a half collar for the open neck variation.
This bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1880's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled, with all the seams true to the era. This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset, and over a moderate sized bustle.
Multi-sized pattern 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.
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