Misses’ Corset Cover - The
Corset Cover has four darts, front and back, and a square neck. It
buttons down the front and can be made with or without sleeves.
Petticoat in Three Lengths - 1870
to early 1900’s petticoat has no darts in the front and back yokes,
seams at side front, sides, side back, center back and gathered back
panels. Back opening has placket with buttons. There are three
different length options: Walking skirt (ankle length), short train
length (6 inches longer in back), and long train length (12 inches
longer in back). The petticoat is designed to fit under Pattern #101 Five Gore Skirt.
Bustle - 1886 bustle is stuffed and has no wires. There are three main pieces: Under stay, support pad, and outer
channels. It has a waistband and ties to secure it around the hips.
The support pad can be made up alone and used as a small bustle. The
shape of the bustle can be used for the periods 1870-1876 and again
1883-1887. The bustle comes in four sizes, S, M, L, and XL. The bustle
is not meant to be worn under Pattern #101 Five Gore Skirt.Notions:
- Corset Cover: Six 1/2” buttons. Sleeveless needs 1 package of 1/2” single fold seam binding for binding armholes.
- Four 5/8” buttons or six hooks and eyes.
- Bustle: One 3/4” vest buckle, 1 1/2 yd. of quarter-inch grosgrain ribbon, 1 to 2 bags polyester filling.
Cover and Petticoat would have been most commonly made with white
cotton Lawn, Cambric, Nainsook, Percale, Broadcloth, Sateen.
- Petticoat - could also be made of white or black Taffeta or Flannel.
- Bustle - Twill, Sateen, Broadcloth.
Package contains patterns for the Ladies' Victorian Corset Cover, Petticoat, and Bustle.
Sizes 2-36 included.
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