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Late Victorian Period,

301T - 1893 Wedding Gown bodice. Past Patterns 301: 1893 Wedding Gown bodice. The ultimate sleeves for the late 1800's, closes with hooks and eyes up the back. Multi-sized, 10-20. Wear with skirt 208.

Price: $17.00.

1893 - Visiting costume. Patterns of History 1893 - Visiting costume. Full bishop sleeves with ruffled cuffs in contrast fabric. Delicately shirred high neckline and attached capelet completes the proper Victorian look. Sizes 10 and 14 only available.

Price: $10.00 SALE! $5.00 While supply lasts.

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Order Size 14: OUT OF STOCK
La Mode Bagatelle 001: Regency Wardrobe

La Mode Bagatelle 002: Artistic Reform Teagown.

Drink tea and discuss Rosetti's newest painting with John Ruskin. Make plans to attend the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta Patience. Admire the latest Liberty silks and select wallpapers for your Arts and Crafts decor with William Morris.

In contrast to the artificially padded, corseted silhouettes of the era, historically inspired Artistic Dress was romantic, a little daring and provided a comfortable break in an otherwise tightly corseted day.

Elegant, classic, individual: the Artistic Reform Teagown is a wonderful choice for brides and bridal parties.

Each La Mode Bagatelle pattern contains ladies sizes 6 through 22 (also included are special bodice pieces for DD cup in sizes 18 through 22) as follows,

  • Three Overgowns.
  • Underdress with Three Interchangeable Bodice and Sleeve Choices.
  • A Decorative Pouch.
  • A Tea Cozy.
  • Iron-On Transfers for Embroidery.
  • Complete Instructional Booklet.
  • Historical Information.
  • Fabric and Trim Suggestions.

Price: $57.00 SALE! $48.00 While supply lasts.

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