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1820s-1840s Corded Stay. By Past Patterns #001, 19th Century Pattern #001
1820s-1840s
Corded Stay
1830 Chemises. By Past Patterns #002, 19th Century Pattern #002
1830
Chemises
1830s Full High Gown pattern by Past Patterns, #003 Pattern #003
1830s
Full High Gown
A ''Transition Stay'' Fashionable Circa 1796-1806. By Past Patterns #30, 19th Century Pattern #030
1796-1806
A ''Transition Stay''
Front Closing Gown pattern by Past Patterns, #031 Pattern #031
1796-1806
(Lewis & Clark era)
Front Closing Gown
Front Closing Gown pattern by Past Patterns, #031 Pattern #038
Fashionable Circa 1793-1820
A Partially Boned ''Transition Stay''
1890s Side closing Bodices pattern by Past Patterns, #207 & 208 Patterns #207 & #208
1890s
Side Closing Bodices
Butterick Pattern Company Tea Gown or Wrapper pattern by Past Patterns, #211 Pattern #211
1894
Butterick Pattern Co.
Tea Gown or Wrapper
1893 Wedding Gown Bodice pattern by Past Patterns, #301 Pattern #301
1893
Wedding Gown Bodice
1882-1888 Bustle Wedding Gown with Cathedral Train pattern by Past Patterns, #303 Pattern #303
1882-1888
Bustle Wedding Gown
with Cathedral Train
1850-1867 Gathered Fitted Bodice pattern by Past Patterns, #700, 701 & 702 Patterns #700, #701 & #702
1850-1867
Gathered Fitted
Bodice
1863 Ball Gown. By Past Patterns #704, 19th Century Pattern #704
1863
Ball Gown
Homestead Dress 1860s-1870s pattern by Past Patterns, #711 Pattern #711
1860s-1870s
Homestead Dress
Fan Front Bodice and Skirt pattern by Past Patterns, #800 & 801 Patterns #800 & #801
1841-1847
Fan Front Bodice
& Skirt
Round Dress 1840s-1850s pattern by Past Patterns, #803 Pattern #803
1840s-1850s
Round Dress
Lowell Mill Dress pattern by Past Patterns, #806 Pattern #806
Late 1820s-1830s
Lowell Mill Dress
1880s-1890s Riding Habit Ensamble pattern by Past Patterns, #900, 901 & 903 Patterns #900, #901 & #902
1880s & 1890s
Riding Habit Ensemble
Late 1880-1892 Day Dress. By Past Patterns #903, 19th Century Pattern #903
Late 1880-1892
Day Dress
1880s Polonaise and Walking Skirt pattern by Past Patterns, #904 Pattern #904
1880s
Polonaise
& Walking Skirt
circa 1883-1884 Three Piece Ensemble (Bodice, Skirt & Overskirt). By Past Patterns #905, #906, #907, 19th Century Pattern #905, #906 & #907
circa 1883-1884
Three Piece Ensemble
(Bodice, Skirt & Overskirt)
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1820s-1840s Corded Stay. By Past Patterns #001, 19th Century

1820s-1840s Corded Stay
by Past Patterns. #001

   The stay fastens and adjusts in the back with laces. A busk made of wood, like the one pictured at right, kept the front of the stay straight.

   The fabric from which the originals were made is undyed fine cotton drill and medium-weight white linen.

   The pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. All sizes require 1-1/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

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1830 Chemises. By Past Patterns #002, 19th Century

1830 Chemises
by Past Patterns. #002

   A chemise and a shift are interchangeable words, as the word corset is interchangeable with stay. Chemises were worn under the stay. This way the stay would remain clean and would be washed less. It looks as if some stays were never or very seldom washed, if we can judge their appearance from museum collections. Chemises from this era could be made of all linen as well as linen and cotton or all cotton.

   These two simple chemises can be made with a high or open neck and short or elbow length sleeves. The high neck was embroidered with red thread. Mice teeth needlework finished the neck and sleeve edges.

   The patterns are multi-sized 10 through 20. The high neck requires 2-1/2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. The open neck requires 2-1/2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

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1830s Full High Gown pattern #003. By Past Patterns, 19th Century

1830s Full High Gown.
by Past Patterns #003

   The 1830's Full High Gown is copied from an original in The Hermitage Clothing Collection. The Hermitage, located in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

   The Hermitage gown is dated to the 1830's by its rectangular skirt panels and dropped shoulders with gigot sleeves. In 1836 the gigot sleeves became unfashionable and were replaced with a sleeve that had a fullness below the elbow. Before 1836, fashion plates illustrated the hem at ankle length, but after 1836 the hem descended to the instep. The gown closes in the back with four hooks and eyes; one at the neck and three on the waistband.

   Sizes 10-14 require 7 1/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric; sizes 16-20 require 7 3/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

1830s Full High Gown #003
by Past Patterns.

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A ''Transition Stay'' Fashionable Circa 1796-1806. By Past Patterns #30, 19th Century

A ''Transition Stay'' Fashionable Circa 1796-1806
by Past Patterns. #030

   This pattern was pulled, with permission, from the extant garment in the Danvers' Historical Society in Danvers, Massachusetts. The threads appear to be hand spun and the fabric appears to be hand woven of linen warp and cotton weft. The thread count is approximately 40 warp and 36 weft. The pieces are sewn together with linen thread, perhaps the thread used to weave the fabric. The stiffening is whalebone. While the front is fully-boned the back and sides are partially boned. Variations of the front boning from Conner Prairie Museum in Fishers, Indiana and The Chester County Historical Society in West Chester, Pennsylvania are included with the pattern.

   Detailed Historical Notes explaining and documenting what is unique about a pair of transition stays are included in the pattern package.

   This pattern is sized 8-14, 16-20, 22-26 in B, C and D cups. Sizes 8 through 14 require 1/2 Yd. fashion fabric and 2/3 Yd. lining; sizes 16 through 20 require 3/4 Yd. fashion fabric and 7/8 Yd. lining and sizes 22 through 26 require 7/8 Yd. of fashion fabric and 1 Yd. of lining.

   Reed: Past Patterns sells reed for the stays by the l lb. bundle - $12.00 or by size. Sizes 8-14 $6.00, sizes 16-20 $8.00, sizes 22-26 $10.00.

   Metal Bands: Past Patterns sells the set of metal bands that are inserted in the horizontal breast-bone casings that make a transition stays unique - $3.00 a pair.

   The stay is worn with Past Patterns' #031 Circa 1796-1806 Lewis & Clark Era Front Closing Gown. Past Patterns is also developing three high waisted short gowns and two petticoats of the era.

   Patterns for the shift and day cap may be purchased from Kannik's Korner at: www.KanniksKorner.com

   Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Nancy Rexford for editing the Introduction and allowing Past Patterns to reprint portions of "Frocks and Curls." Thanks to the Danvers Historical Society; the Connecticut Historical Society; Ericka Mason at Conner Prairie; Alden O'Brien at the DAR in Washington, DC; the Farmers‚ Museum in Cooperstown, NY; Margaret Ordonez at the University of RI; Kristina Haugland at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the SPNEA; Paula Richter at the Peabody-Essex Museum; Megan Spagnolo at Western Reserve Historical Society; the Kansas City Museum; the Chester County Historical Society; Marianna Klaiman and The Hermitage, Ho Ho Kus, NJ; the ladies in the workshops at MOMCC; Travellers Rest in Nashville; and Katy Depot in St. Charles, Missouri, who enthusiastically tested the pattern; and the people who generously opened their homes to me when I traveled to research.

   This pattern is copyrighted July 1, 2000 and is for personal non-commercial use only. Dressmakers and other commercial users contact Past Patterns.

   Also available: Linen Kit with Linen Thread, Linen Kit with green or blue Silk Thread. Each kit includes everything needed to make a pair of transition stays by hand.

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Circa 1796-1806 Front Closing Gown by Past Patterns. #031

Circa 1796-1806 Lewis & Clark Era Front Closing Gown
by Past Patterns #031

   The #031 pattern was pulled, with permission, from the extant garment in the Wayne County Historical Museum in Richmond, Indiana. The gown has no history. It is a day dress. The threads are hand spun and the fabric is hand woven of linen warp and cotton weft. The background is white, interrupted every 7/8 inch by alternate threads of madder red and indigo blue. Unlike today's fabric, the stripes are at a right angle to the salvage.

   Illustrated instructions for sewing the garment by hand are included, however, this is an easy garment to sew by machine.

    The bodice conservatively cut yet it has the fashionable small back of the period. As a result of the small back the sleeves form the shoulders, creating a very comfortable fit. Drawstrings fasten the center front closed at the neck and waist. The bodice is lined. The front lining is loose from the armholes to center front. It crosses over and fastens at center front with straight pins. This front lining does not support the bust. It is to help hold the front closed. A corset is worn with this garment. Past Patterns' will be marketing a 1790's-1809 boned stay in 2003.

    The pleated skirt is fullest in the back and flat in the front. A 1-1/2 inch crescent-shaped tuck at center front raises the skirt over the toes.

    This pattern is sized 8-14, 16-20, 22-26 in B, C and D cups.

Circa 1796-1806
Lewis & Clark Era Front Closing Gown #031
by Past Patterns


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A Partially Boned ''Transition Stay'' Fashionable Circa 1793-1820. By Past Patterns #038, 19th Century

A Partially Boned ''Transition Stay'' Fashionable Circa 1793-1820
by Past Patterns. #038

   Order this pattern in sizes 8-26 (bust 31-1/2 - 48).

   Purchase 45"-wide fabric in the following amounts: Sizes 8 - 14 require 7/8 yd.; sizes 16 - 20 require 1 yd.; sizes 22 - 26 require 1-1/8 yds.

   The #038 pattern was pulled, with permission, from the Connecticut Historical Society stay number 1963-42-4. The pattern package contains Past Patterns' Background Notes, published for the first time, reviewing differences among eighteenth-century stays, transition stays of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and classic stays of the first quarter of the nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. The Background Notes also show detailed drawings of transition stays in museum and private collections, plus contemporary documentation dating the Connecticut Historical Society stay to between the late eighteenth century and 1820. Additional illustrations from advertisements, catalog companies, United States patent records, and ladies' magazines of 1840-1899, as well as original garments, document cupped stays made both at home and commercially. These garments were in addition to, if not a complete substitute for, the stiff and inflexible, waist-compressing item that most people imagine when the word corset is mentioned today. Detailed illustrated fitting and construction instructions complete the package.

   Saundra Ros Altman has been indebted since at least 1993, and will be for the remainder of her life, to clothing historian Nancy Rexford. She was the person who first introduced me to the administration at the Connecticut Historical Society and who sought permission for me to produce the Connecticut Historical Society stay pattern. This pattern would not exist without her support.

   Ms. Rexford is a guiding light, sharing her knowledge with both veteran and novice students of costume history. Inspired by her dedication and example, I have continued to work to share historical fashion with the public at large, via historical patterns. By researching in public and private collections and archives, and by creating patterns from original garments, I have, I hope, allowed people to make and wear clothing that exemplifies fashion history in the round. We all owe Ms. Rexford more than we can ever acknowledge.

   Thanks to Nancy Rexford for allowing Past Patterns to reprint portions of “Frocks and Curls.” For access to original garments, I thank the Connecticut Historical Society; the Danvers Historical Society; the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.; Conner Prairie; The Hermitage, Ho Ho Kus, N.J.; the Kansas City Museum; the Chester County (Penn.) Historical Society; the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities; Leslie Bellais at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; Alden O'Brien at the DAR Museum; Kristina Haugland at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Paula Richter at the Peabody-Essex Museum; Megan Spagnolo at the Western Reserve Historical Society; Marianna Klaiman; Beth Miller Hall; and Catherine Bishop. For access to archives and libraries, and for research assistance, I wish to thank Elizabeth Bryan at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Erin Schleigh and Susan Ward at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England; and Yolanda Blue at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For assistance producing the pattern packet, I am deeply indebted to Peggy Falk of Falk Designs for the cover art, the illustrations of original stays, and freehand art in the fitting sections; Elizabeth Bowling for editing and research; Holly Turner of Holly's Custom Sewing (573) 438-4596 for testing the pattern and instructions; Catherine Bishop for supplying period advertisements; Virginia Mescher; the ladies who enthusiastically tested the pattern at workshops; and the people who generously opened their homes to me when I traveled to research.

   This pattern is copyrighted and is for personal non-commercial use only. Dressmakers and other commercial users contact Past Patterns

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1890's Side Closing Bodices #207 & Circular Skirt #208
by Past Patterns

1890s Side Closing Bodices by Past Patterns. #207, 19th Century

    Side Closing Bodices. #207

    These two bodices represent the tailored and frilly styles of the Gay 1890s. The small gigot sleeve is particularly attractive to create a broad shoulder line, which in turn gives the illusion of a small waist.

This pattern is multi-sized 8 through 20. All the sizes are in one package.

1890's Side Closing Bodices #207
by Past Patterns

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1890s Circular Skirt by Past Patterns. #208, 19th Century

    Circular Skirt. #208

    Because the Circular Skirt is not gored, it is quick and easy to sew. This style fits smoothly over the hips.

   The pattern is multi-sized 8 through 20.

1890's Circular Skirt #208
by Past Patterns

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1894 Butterick Pattern Company Tea Gown or Wrapper by Past Patterns. #211

1894 Butterick Pattern Company Tea Gown or Wrapper
by Past Patterns #211

   It was permissible to entertain close friends at home wearing a tea gown or wrapper. The rich could afford to have their tea gown custom made of embroidered silk and expensive lace. The middle class could order their tea gown from the back of the Sears Roebuck or Montgomery Ward catalog or purchase the 1894 Butterick pattern and make their own.

   The waist is drawn in snugly with a self fabric belt or wide ribbon, while the Watteau pleats at center back hang loosely away from the body. The gown pleats are held in place by the smooth fitting yoke. The yoke is self fabric trimmed or finished with lace.

   The leg 'o mutton sleeves make this a stylish garment which rich or poor would find irresistible.

   The pattern is multi-sized 10 through 18.


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1893 Wedding Gown Bodice by Past Patterns. #301

1893 Wedding Gown Bodice
by Past Patterns #301

   Worn by Frances Arnold at her marriage to William Chaddock on June 21, 1893. The bodice was ordered from Marshall Fields in Chicago, Illinois. Wear the bodice with the 208 skirt.

   The original fabric is a heavy silk candlelight satin.

   The pattern is multi-sized 8 through 20. This is a pattern for the bodice only.

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1882-1888 Bustle Wedding Gown with Cathedral Train by Past Patterns. #303

1882-1888 Bustle Wedding Gown with Cathedral Train.
by Past Patterns #303

   The bodice fastens by lacing in the front which is drawn through eyelets. The bodice is boned and form fitting. The sleeves are 7/8 length. The neck and sleeves are trimmed with Brussels lace.

   The bustle is created with metal stays in three rows from below the center back waist to the knees. While the bustle is stylish it is not necessary to enhance the gown which is quite lovely without it or the cathedral train.

   The cathedral train is separate. It is trimmed on the inside outer edge with a row of dust ruffles called a balayeuse during 19th century.

   The original fabric was a cream silk faille.

   The pattern is multi-sized 10 through 16.

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1850-1867 Gathered & Fitted Bodice,
1850-1863 Darted Fitted Bodice
or 1850-1867 Fashionable Skirt,
by Past Patterns #700, 701 & 702


1850-1867 Gathered and Fitted Bodice by Past Patterns. #701, 19th Century

    1858-1867 Gathered and Fitted Bodices. #701

   The woman holding the fan is wearing a loose-fitting bodice with bishop sleeves. The front closes with buttons.

   The lady with the umbrella wears the same bodice but has chosen a one piece peg-top sleeve. The front of her bodice fastens with hooks and eyes. Both bodices are fitted into a waistband with gathering or plaiting.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20.

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1850-1863 Darted and Fitted Bodice by Past Patterns. #702, 19th Century

    1850s-1863 Dart Fitted Bodices. #702

    The seated lady wears full pagoda sleeves fashionable from the late 1850's to 1863. The standing lady wears modified pagoda sleeves which were popular from the late 1850's though 1863. The under sleeve pattern is included.

    This pattern is multi-sizes 10 through 20.

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1850-1862 Fashionable Skirt by Past Patterns. #700, 19th Century
1850-1862 Fashionable Skirt by Past Patterns. #700, 19th Century

    1858-1862 Fashionable Skirt. #700

The skirt can be gathered and flounced, knife-plaited or box-plaited. The original fabric of the ruffled skirt and the gathered bodice is a thin cotton. The plaited skirt and the fitted bodice fabric is a light-weight wool plaid.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20.

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1863 Ball Gown. By Past Patterns #704, 19th Century

1863 Ball Gown
by Past Patterns. #704

   A princess seam construction makes this bodice easy to fit and sew. Many women were married in their best dress. If their best dress was a ball gown they would probably have worn it to their wedding. The puff sleeve with bows or the bell sleeve change the bodice from fancy to tailored.

   The bodice closes and fastens in the back with lace that is drawn through eyelets. The bodice is boned. The point may be made shorter without changing the overall look.

   Looking for a skirt to wear with this bodice? Order the #700. We sell a hoop skirt pattern dated to 1863. For the hoop skirt order the #712.

   The original fabric was a black silk faille trimmed with a heavy black lace and small black jet beads. A watered taffeta, a changeable silk taffeta or a plaid weave taffeta are particularly good choices.

   The pattern is multi-sized 8 through 26 and a B, C & D cup.

   To make the bodice with the puff sleeves purchase 45" wide fabric: 2-1/8 yds. for sizes 8-14, 2-1/4 yds. for sizes 16-20, and 2-1/2 yds. for sizes 22-26. To make the bodice with the short bell sleeves purchase 45" wide fabric: 1-5/8 yds. for sizes 8-14, 1-3/4 yds. for sizes 16-20, and 1-7/8 yds. for sizes 22-26.

   This pattern is copyrighted and is for personal, non-commercial use only. Dressmakers and other professional commercial users contact Past Patterns for an annual license fee of $20.00.

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Homestead Dress (1860s-1870s) by Past Patterns. #711, 19th Century

1860s-1870s Homestead Dress
by Past Patterns #711

   We dated this dress to the 1860s because of the fashionably long shoulder line. The princess style, however, is more typical of the 1870s. The 711 is a very comfortable gown and the unaproned waist is suitable for ladies in confinement.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. Sizes 10-14 require 6-1/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric; sizes 16-20 require 7 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

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Fan-Front Bodice and Flounced or Single Skirt by Past Patterns. #904, 19th Century

Fan-Front Bodice and Flounced or Single Skirt
by Past Patterns #800 & 801

   This fan-front bodice and single skirt were fashionable between 1841-1847. It may also be worn as an 1850s gown because daguerreotypes abound of women wearing the fan-front bodice in the 1850s.

    The illusion of a small waist is created with tucks at the shoulders which are drawn into shirring at the center front waist. The fullness at the center front waist may be fashioned into pleats.

    The bodice is mounted on a form fitting lining. The lining alone may be used as a pattern for a popular variation from the fan-front. The long form fitting sleeves may be made with or without a cap. The bodice is lightly boned and closes in the back with hooks and eyes.

    This pattern is multi-sized 8 through 26 in a B, C and D cup.

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Fashionable Late 1840s to Early 1850s Round Dress) by Past Patterns. #803, 19th Century

Fashionable Late 1840s to Early 1850s Round Dress
by Past Patterns #803

   The lined and lightly boned front-closing bodice is gathered into a drop-shouldered yoke. The style, with the bodice and skirt attached to the same waistband, is called a 'round dress'. The #702 undersleeve works well with this style of sleeve.

   The original fabric is a printed cotton paisley in red and brown earth tones.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. All sizes require 5-3/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

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Lowell Mill Dress by Past Patterns. #806, 19th Century

Lowell Mill Dress
by Past Patterns. #806

According to family records, this dress was worn by Mary Gregg Butler. The original appears to have been made in the late 1820s or early 1830s when the sleeves were full. After the full sleeve fell from favor around 1836, the sleeves on the dress were banded down. The pelerine caplet is worn with the full sleeves.

   The original fabric on the dress with the banded-down sleeves is a fine white cotton print with red, blue and brown flowers, leaves and vines. The fabric for the full-sleeved dress is a large poinsettia with morning trumpet flowers and large broad leaves.

   This pattern is multi-sized 8 through 20. Sizes 8-14 require 7-1/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric; sizes 16-20 require 7-3/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. Newly updated in 2008.

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1880s-1890s Riding Habit Ensemble
by Past Patterns. #900, 901 & 902


1880s-1890s Riding Habit Ensemble. By Past Patterns #900, 901 $ 902, 19th Century

1880s-1890s Riding Habit Bodice #902

   Riding Habit Bodice is the traditional form fitting, fully darted and high collared style worn with tailored skirts.

   The pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. All sizes require 1-1/2 Yds. of 60 inch wide fabric or 2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

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1880s-1890s Riding Habit Skirt #900

   The Riding Habit Skirt is the classic full riding skirt with darts at the knees and longer on the left side and front to hide the feet. When walking the extra length is draped around the right hip and fastened at the center back waist with a button and ribbon loop.

Multi-sized 10-20. All sizes require 3-1/4 Yds. of preferably 60" wide fabric to prevent piecing.

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1880s-1890s Riding Habit Trousers. By Past Patterns #900, 901 $ 902, 19th Century

1880s-1890s Riding Habit Trousers #901

   The Trowsers are worn instead of a petticoat. The trowsers are not worn without the skirt. The lady is pictured with the silk knit undervest she would have worn under the bodice.

The pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. All sizes require 1-5/8 Yds. of 60 wide fabric.

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Late 1880-1892 Day Dress. By Past Patterns #903, 19th Century

Late 1880-1892 Day Dress
by Past Patterns. #903

   The full skirt is gathered into a flattering point at the waist front and back. Two pockets, one large in the back and another in the front for your watch make this a practical dress.

The original fabric is a cotton plaid, woven in a light blue, white and yellow. The original dress is the one with the puffy sleeves and shirt collar. We replaced the shirt collar with a short standing collar so popular in the practical clothing of the 1880s and removed the puff at the top of the sleeve to give you a style variation.

The pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. Sizes 10-14 require approximately 5-7/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric; sizes 16-20 require approximately 6-1/4Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

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1880s Polonaise and Walking Skirt by Past Patterns. #904, 19th Century

1880s Polonaise and Walking Skirt
by Past Patterns #904

   1880s Polonaise and Walking Skirt. This delicate, doll-like ensemble is made of fine white batiste, Valenciennes lace and silk ribbon. An open square neck is an option worn in the afternoon or evening. The skirt is a gored underskirt of unbleached muslin with a white batiste ruffle overlay. The bustle is created at the hips by the drapery.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. All the sizes are in one package. Look at our National Standard size chart for your size. All sizes require 4 1/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric for the tunic and skirt ruffles.

    If this dress is made of a printed cotton consider using reproduction calico buttons.

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circa 1883-1884 Three Piece Ensemble (Bodice, Skirt & Overskirt). By Past Patterns #905, #906, #907. 19th Century

Three Piece Ensemble,
Fashionable circa 1883-18844
Bodice #905, Skirt #906 & Overskirt #907
by Past Patterns.

   Past Patterns' Summer Three-Piece Dress is worn without a bustle. The October 1889 issue Godey's Ladies Magazine states: "The war between a small bustle and none at all still continues. Everyone cannot dispense with this little addition to their figures. Those who can dispense with it, however, are only to glad to do so, and, by making underskirts very full at the back, this can generally be done, even by not quite perfect figures."

   Acknowledgments: Special thanks to The Warren County Historical Society in Lebanon, Ohio and Ericka Mason at Conner Prairie Museum in Fishers, Indiana.

   Order this pattern in sizes 8-14 (bust 31-1/2 - 36-1/2), 16-20 (bust 38-42) and 22-26 (bust 44-48).

   Purchase 45 inch wide fabric in the following amounts:

   Three Piece Ensemble: #905, #906 and #907 in sizes 8 - 14 requires 8-3/4 Yds.; sizes 16 - 20 requires 9 Yds.; sizes 22 - 26 requires 9-3/4 Yds.

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   #905 Bodice sizes 8 - 14 requires 2 Yds.; sizes 16 - 20 requires 2-1/4 Yds. and sizes 22 - 26 requires 2-5/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

   #906 Skirt sizes 8 - 20 requires 3-3/4 Yds.; sizes 22 - 26 requires 4-1/4 Yds.

   #907 Over-Skirt sizes 8 - 26 requires 3 Yds.

Three Piece Ensemble,
Fashionable circa 1883-1884

Bodice #905, Skirt #906 and Overskirt #907
by Past Patterns
circa 1883-1884 Three Piece Ensemble (Bodice, Skirt & Overskirt). By Past Patterns #, 19th Century
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Edwardian Spectator
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Edwardian Dress Jacket
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1896 Eretria Blouse
by Past Patterns. #212

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Late Victorian Corset
by Past Patterns. #213

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1926 Day Dress. By Past Patterns #502, 19th Century

1926 Day Dress
by Past Patterns. #502

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1926 Evening Dress
by Past Patterns. #503

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19th Century Stays
by Past Patterns. #705

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1850-63 Drawers and Petticoat
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1850-69 Chemises
by Past Patterns. #707

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1845-70 Corset
by Past Patterns. #708

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1850s-Late 1860s Garibaldi Shirt
by Past Patterns. #709

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1863 Hoop Skirt
by Past Patterns. #712

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1862-1867 Madame Foy Corset
by Past Patterns. #720

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

Victorian Sun Bonnet
by Past Patterns. #802

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1850 Wrapper
by Past Patterns. #807

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1850-1870 Sack and Petticoat
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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1858-1864 A Sheer Muslin Dress Circa
by Past Patterns. #812

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1896 Dorcas Apron
by Past Patterns. #993

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1898 Hugenot Skirt
by Past Patterns. #1097

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1899 Skirt Waist
by Past Patterns. #1313

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1899 Shirtwaist
by Past Patterns. #1687

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1899 Bernard Shirtwaist
by Past Patterns. #1954

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1924 Day Dress
by Past Patterns. #2496

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1923 Ladies' Evening Dress
by Past Patterns. #5622

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1920 Ladies' Dress
by Past Patterns. #7936

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1899 Bodice Belts
by Past Patterns. #8233

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1896 Skirt
by Past Patterns. #8320

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. By Past Patterns #, 19th Century

1896 Ladies' Waist
by Past Patterns. #8355

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