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Historical Sewing Patterns (Women)

1860s Ball Gown Skirt

1860s Ball Gown Skirt

This skirt is an original design based on elements and ideas in use during the 1850's and 1860's. The top skirt is pulled up in swags, revealing a box pleated ruffle underneath. Double box pleats at the waist complete the look. If desired, contrasting fabrics may be used, or a single tone is very elegant. Garnish the swags with flowers or bows.

This is a very elegant skirt, that is also easy to make. Made out of cotton calico, this pattern is a nice "country" ball gown and picnic dress. Richer materials and elaborate trims make this a skirt fit for a high society evening. This skirt fits best over TV141 Cage Crinoline.



Sizing and Yardage Information:



This pattern is "one size fits all", the waist can be pleated to fit any given measurement. The size of the hoops being worn determines the number of panels to be cut: A 120" hoop is seven panels, 135" hoop is eight panels, and 150" hoop is nine panels.


120" Hoop135" Hoop150" HoopTop Skirt (when contrasting fabric)5 Yards5 Yards6 1/4 YardsRuffle (when contrasting fabric)3 Yards3 Yards3 1/2 YardsSkirt Base (Lining)3 Yards3 Yards3 3/4 YardsTop Skirt/Ruffle (when same fabric)7 1/2 yards8 Yards9 1/4 YardsSkirt length42"42"42"


Yardages given are with nap. Longer lengths will require extra material.
Notions: Hook and eye closures.

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