Monday, 28 September 2015

1880s Four Piece Suit - Autumn Colors

Patterns: Truly Victorian #364 "1886 Autumn Overskirt"
                Truly Victorian #303 "1872 Side Drape Overskirt"
                Self Drafting on jacket and vest.
Fabrics: 100% cotton print. 100% silk, dupioni weave.
Chest...44" max
Hem....41" at front.
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This is a pretty simple ensemble I put together from 7.5 yards of green cotton and one yard of silk dupioni I had left over from another project. The notable pattern usage is in the over skirt. I mixed parts from two different patterns.

I used the front apron from TV364, but used the back "sashes" from TV303. I also shortened the sashes by about 12" from what is on the pattern. The back sashes cover up the ribbon that is used to pull the apron sides up and keep them in place (see photo somewhere below).

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