Pattern:Truly Victorian #560 "1880s Late Bustle Coats." Fabrics: Wool blend, mouse brown.
Cotton flannel interlining, chocolate brown.
Thin sateen (rust orange), and linen blend (oatmeal) for lining.
Collar and facings done in dark brown silk taffeta.
Measurements:This is a coat, an over-garment, so these numbers reflect the measurements to be taken over your clothes.
Waist: 35-37" (The coat is only lightly fitted with darts, giving it lots of ease in the torso)
Hip: <55" (Again, lots of built-in ease)
Length (base of throat to hem, front): 52"
Shoulders: 20" across.
This is only the second time I've worked with this pattern, and it's the first time making the full length version. The pattern comes with two collar variations, and two sleeve variations. I chose the turned-down lapel version with the one-piece bell sleeves. I also went with the asymmetrical buttoning shown on the pattern cover art, rather than doing a double-breasted look.
It is a great pattern! All the pieces go together well, the pattern sizing is true and reliable. Because it's so simple, it also lends itself to alterations and being a jumping off point for other garments. I added pockets to this one, hidden in the side seams =)
Pattern: Self drafted. Fabric: 100% Cotton, blue and white stripe print.
Measurements:Pinned closure has a 1.25" front overlap that allows for the size range.
Waist: 27.5 - 28.5"
Hip: Free Back Width: 12.5"
Sleeve Length (inside curve): 19"
Sleeve Length (outside around elbow): 25"
Hem: 39" at front, 42" at back
Upper Arm: 12.5" max
Closure Types: Pins on the bodice front. Buttons on the cuffs.
I went simple with this one, owing mostly to the fabric. I imagine a white apron, something like organza or voile, would look very well over this (I might make one). It's a Pierrot Jacket with front pinning closure and full length sleeves. The sleeves end in Mariner's cuffs with hand-worked buttons and buttonholes. The petticoat is a full width style, three panels coming out to 132".
Patterns: Laughing Moon's "Bib-Front" Gown, with some alterations. Fabrics: 100% silk organza, with a jacquard border weave of flowers in gold/silver metallic threads. Fully lined in gray broadcloth.
Measurements:*Pattern size 20
Hem: 40.5" at front, 41.75" at back.
Back Width: 14" Upper Arm: 16" max
Sleeve: 25" (long to give the scrunched up look, popular at the time).