The August overskirt design is seen in several fashion plates from the early 1880’s, including our logo. It was very popular during the transitional period of 1882 -1884, when the bustle was reintroduced after a period of unsupported skirts. It is designed to be worn with an underskirt and bustle. It can be worn for any of the bustle era’s, including Natural Form.
The front gored apron is heavily swaged with pleats at the side seams. The back has large poufs which are held in place by tapes, with the hem draped up to give the back an oval appearance. The button closure is in the left side seam.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
|2 3/4 yards – all sizes||3 1/4 yards – all sizes||3 3/4 yards – all sizes|
|2 3/4 yards – all sizes|
|with nap||3 3/4 yards – all sizes|
Notions: 3/4 yards netting (optional), 5 yards tie strings (ribbon, tape, strings), hook and eye or other closures, five 5/8″ buttons
Yardages given are with or without nap.