In a sort of Advents-Kalendar way, I will post 'red' for each day of December through Christmas and link the image as closely as possible to EvaDress Patterns (in pattern tour form) available in the shop!
Here is the first, all tied up like a present: 1897 Afternoon Dress Detail Image per: http://
2009 copyright Suzanne Hansen:
As printed in the original instructions: ‘This costume which in the model is of porcelain blue serge, is in two pieces – a kilt skirt and a jacket with a bouffant Moliere vest.
For the simple skirt a kilt flounce about a yard deep, extending high enough to have its upper edge covered by the jacket, is mounted on a foundation skirt that is gored slightly at the top and is two yards and a quarter (81”) wide around the bottom.’ Note: A proper foundation skirt pattern may be obtained from Mantua-Maker here.
I liken this pattern to the 'red' image due to the bow ties at the throat and waist. As well, 1885 is the closest era, as I do not have a selection of 1890's dresses at present.