This style is particularly suited to 1878 – 1882, and is perfect for daytime events. This jacket has a roll down collar with lapels, and is cut away at the center front below the waist. The bodice hem can be made in two styles, either with two points and shaped over the hips, or long on both sides and back. The side back seams open up into pleats below the hip for added fullness. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be made either full length with a cuff, 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, with all of the bodice seams true to the era. This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset, without a bustle.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
|45″ wide fabric||All Sizes|
|Fabric||3 1/2 yards|
Yardages given are with nap, and are approximate only. For Interlining, use a medium/heavy, firmly woven fabric like twill or denim.
Notions: Ten 1/4″ Bones; Buttons for closure.