1883 Riding Habit Bodice Sewing Pattern
1883 Riding Habit Bodice Sewing Pattern by Truly Victorian
This is a double-breasted habit bodice taken from an 1883 tailoring guide. This was one style that was very popular during the late bustle era, and is suitable for 1882-1889. It has a roll collar/lapel, double points in the front, and square tail with a center back vent. The 2-piece coat sleeve is very slim, with a slightly full head. Combine this bodice with TV264 - 1883 Habit Skirt for riding outfit. Or wear it with a regular skirt and overskirt for a tailored day dress.
The sewing methods given in our instructions are for simple construction. If you desire a fully tailored jacket, it is recommended that you find further instruction into tailoring techniques.
This bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1880's. Each size is hand-drawn, not scaled, with all of 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 30-50 and waist sizes 22-42 all in one package. Please see back cover photo for sizing chart, fabric and notion requirements.