This fan-front bodice and single skirt (PP800 sold separately) were fashionable between 1841-1847. It may also be worn as an 1850s gown because daguerreotypes abound of women wearing the fan-front bodice in the 1850s.
The illusion of a small waist is created with tucks at the shoulders which are drawn into shirring at the center front waist. The fullness at the center front waist may be fashioned into pleats.
The bodice is mounted on a form fitting lining. The lining alone may be used as a pattern for a popular variation from the fan-front. The long form fitting sleeves may be made with or without a cap. The bodice is lightly boned and closes in the back with hooks and eyes.
This pattern is multi-sized 8 through 26 in a B, C or D cup.
Fan-Front Bodice fabric requires 45 inch fabric for: Sizes 8 through 14 - 2-1/3 Yds. fashion fabric and 1-5/8 Yds. lining; Sizes 16 through 20 - 2-1/2 Yds. of fashion fabric and 1-3/4 Yds. of lining and Sizes 22 through 26 - 2-2/3 Yds. of fashion fabric and 2 Yds. of lining.