This bodice is high necked for day wear or can be cut into a square neck for evening events. The front can be either straight across or rounded in front and a pleated peplum falls in the back. This style is particularly suited to the early 1870’s, but will work well for any bustle era. 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.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
|Fabric 44″||2 3/4 yards – all sizes|
|Lining 44″||2 3/4 yards – all sizes|
|1 3/4 yards all sizes|
Yardages given are with nap, and are approximate only.
For Interlining, use a heavy woven fabric like twill or denim.
Notions: eight 1/4″ Bones; Buttons or hooks and eyes for closure.