This pattern is for an 1856 dress, designed from fashion plates and original garments of the pre-civil war era. This style is suitable for the years 1855-1862, and fits over TV141 round hoop. It has a gathered Fan Front bodice, with a fitted lining and a gathered back. The deep V neckline can be filled in with a chimisette, or left open for a dinner dress. The full gathered sleeve has a fitted upper section and dropped shoulder line. The bodice reaches to the waist at the back and sides, with a shallow point in front. The bodice can also be made plain, if desired. A full skirt is attached to the bodice, or can be sewn to a separate waistband. The closure is in the center front, with hooks and eyes.
Each size is hand drawn, not scaled, with all of the bodice seams true to the era. This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset.
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