"Sweet Dress from 1882"... A Beribboned Cozy Ensemble in Fine Wools and Silks
This is a sweet 1882 style for a lady’s house dress. It has a four paneled skirt, a pleated and swagged overskirt with ribbon bows and rosettes, a semi-fitted bodice with double darts in the front, and four shaped pieces in the back, trimmed with a narrow pleated edging on the hem and sleeve. The collar is a modified sailor style. Her little shawl is fringed loosely woven wool. “To top it all off” is a darling cap that is puffed and trimmed with lace and ribbon loops; it ties cozily under the chin. I have made it in a very fine wool, silk shantung, and silk satin. This pattern is open to many variations of different fabrics.