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Pattern Tour Cos80-1887, 1887 Bat Crinoline

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Pattern Tour Cos80-1887, 1887 Bat Crinoline

21-piece pattern for the wings, corset bodice, flounced skirt, gloves, polonaise and fichu.  5/8" seams are given.This pattern does NOT include pieces for the crinoline or optional bustle pad. I have given recommendation in the yardage chart as to sourcing patterns for these parts. There are also no provisions for the bat headdress.I have rated this pattern advanced as it is very technically challenging. Technical abilities are required in corsetry, mitering double or single bias binding, knife-pleating, armature, draping and glove-making. Build this costume over our 1886 corset pattern offered separately, here. See my blog series for construction details and...

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 21

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An EvaDress 'Advents-Kalendar' of RED! Day 21

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 twenty-first not unlike Christmas Hard Candy Mix, Bustle Dresses per: https://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/170238307037/evening-dress-of-alexandra-princess-of-wales and https://fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/144217498604/evening-dress-1870s-from-the-fashion-museum Sew the look using our 1869 Bustle Dress pattern, now in one style, but with a few alternates coming next year! Above: Back view of the currently offered 1869 Costume pattern.   It is a 17-piece pattern originally by La Mode Illustrée for the waist, skirt, basque and sash. Part of a...

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