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Historical Sewing Patterns (Women)

1870 - 1890 Dona Madre Overskirt

1870 - 1890 Dona Madre Overskirt

This was a very popular style inEngland, France, America and Spain.
Ideal as a dressy overskirt for any occasion.
Directions for different styles of draperies.
With adaptations for the 1883-1887 aggressive bustle.
Variations and decoration ideas included.
Foundation skirt not included.

Based on a pattern diagram for a winter costume in the February 1875 issue of Peterson s Magazine and a pattern issued as a supplement to the Harper s Bazaar Magazine on July 25, 1874. I have placed the full text of both sets of directions at the end of my instructions. Between these two patterns, and many other illustrations and photographs, I have designed a set of variations on a very popular theme.

This style of over-skirt was often called an apron tunic . The fashion term tunic generally meant over-skirt. The front piece was often called a tablier , which is French for apron and because the word is French, so much more fashionable than the English apron.

You will need an underskirt or foundation skirt to wear under this over-skirt, which is *not* included in this pattern (to keep your cost down).

The pattern is named for my mom. Do a is a Spanish word for lady or noblewoman, and Madre means mother.

This pattern includes 12 pages of instructions with historical tips and quotes, and 2 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a reclosable plastic bag.

All sizes Petite Full are included.

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