Package contains pattern for sizes 4 to 26. Large, clear illustrations with simplified directions. No corseting required. Intermediate Skill Level. Instructions for boning and embellishing the waist are included. Period sewing methods are shown.
Appropriate for the Gay 90's, Turn-of-the-Century, Late Victorian, and Belle Époque eras. 1890's Waist has a fitted foundation over which four different choices of outside design can be applied. The five different sleeve options are all interchangeable with all the bodice options.
View A has a gathered center front and back waist, two-piece mutton leg sleeves, high collar and the waist is straight all around.
View B has a draped right front, a slightly ruffled collar and a lower neckline. The bodice is pointed at the waist front and back, and has a short puffed sleeve. The remaining views use either View A or B bodice but change sleeves, drapes, or omit the collar.
View C omits the wrap and the mutton leg piece of the sleeve.
View E is like View D with the addition of ruffled sleeve epaulettes.
View F is like View C but uses a petal sleeve.