Friday, 30 November 2018

Larkin & Smith English Gown - Blue Wool

Patterns: Larkin & Smith "English Gown" with en fourreau style back.
Fabrics: 100% wool, medium weight. 100% linen.
Time to Finish: About 4 days with hand top stitching.

Chest: 39"
Waist: 35"
Hip: Free
Hem: 36"
Sleeves: 18" from shoulder

Saturday, 24 November 2018

1872 Basque Separates - Cian Silk

Patterns: TV #305 "Bustled Apron Over-Skirt", TV #410 Polonaise (altered to bodice length), Self-Drafted Collar.
Fabrics: 100% silk taffeta, light cian color. Wool/silk blend suiting, solid black.
Available on Etsy HERE
Available on Ebay HERE
Chest: 35.5"
Waist: 27.5"
Hip: <40"
Hem: 39" at front.
Back Width: 14"
Shoulders: 17.5"
Nap to Waist: 16"
Bicep: <13.5"
Sleeve Length (front curve): 13.5"

An early 1870s ensemble consisting of 5 separates pieces:

The skirt and over-skirt are 100% silk taffeta, in a light cian color. The bodice is a tightly woven wool/silk blend, medium weight, in stark black. The collar is a separate piece with a single hook/eye at the center front. The bodice has a plain square neckline. 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

1872 Side Drape Overskirt - Red Homespun Cotton

Patterns: Truly Victorian #303 "1872 Side Drape Overskirt"
Fabrics: 100% cotton, red, homespun weave.
Available on Etsy HERE
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Chest: 34.5" max
Waist: 25"
Hip: free
Hem: 40.5" at front
Back Width: 14" max
Upper Arm: 13.5" max
Sleeve (top seam to end): 23"
Bodice length (back, not including collar): 16"

Saturday, 10 November 2018

1872 Carriage Bodice - Red Homespun Cotton

Patterns: Truly Victorian #402 "Carriage Bodice"
Fabrics: 100% cotton, homespun, in deep red. Cotton twill interfacing. Black broadcloth lining.

Measurements: *I cut the pattern at a size H, but there are the final measurements I got.
Chest: 42"
Waist: 34.5"
Hip: Free
Back Width: 16"
Shoulders: 19" across back of neck.
Bicep: 16" max.