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TSB-100 Basic Fitted Bodice Sewing Pattern, Darted Bodice, Civil War Era Bodice

TSB-100 Basic Fitted Bodice Sewing Pattern, Darted Bodice, Civil War Era Bodice

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TSB-100 Basic Fitted Bodice pattern is for a bodice style that was the most common bodice of the 1860’s and a style worn by women of all ages. The bodice is fitted to the body with two vertical darts in the front and the curved lines of the back.
Key features of the bodice include:
· Long shoulder seams fall off the shoulder and towards the back.
· Jewel neck-lined bodice fastens at the center front.
· Side seams are towards the back.
· Armholes (armscye) shaped to appear diagonal and sewn with piping.
· Modified Pagoda Sleeves are cut full at the elbow.

Instructions are included for installing hook and eye tape and piping neckline and armscyes.

The bodice is designed to be worn with detachable collars and sleeve jockeys. TSA-Sleeve Jockeys and Cuffs and TSA-502 Chemisettes ad Collars are great patterns for these items.

Combine with a Timeless Stitches skirt pattern to create a perfect day dress or basic work dress. TSS-201 Double Opening Skirt, TSS-202 Gauged Skirt and TSS-203 Gored Skirt each work well.

Please see the sizing information in the pictures above.
This pattern is available in two size groups:
REGULAR SIZE for busts from 30—42 inches and waists from 28—40 inches.
PLUS SIZE for busts from 48—56 and waists from 46—54 inches.
If you do not fall within these guidelines please contact me and I will work with you to make sure you get the pattern group that best suits your needs.

 Pattern Requirements:
2 1/2 yds 45” wide fashion fabric/ same amount for lining
* 3 - 3 1/2 yds for Plus sizes
18” hook and eye tape or 9 buttons for optional buttons and holes
Fine cord for your piping
To install hook and eye tape you will require a fabric punch or awl, and a wash-out marking pencil.
Trims of choice

 The most important part of sewing your period garment is achieving a good fit. We offer a “FIT KIT” aimed at helping you accomplish this. This kit is designed to help you fit Timeless Stitches Basic Fitted Bodice TSB-100 pattern, but its principles and ideas can be used to fit any pattern. I have chosen the Basic Fitted Bodice because it has the most features. If you can fit a Basic Fitted Bodice you can fit anything.  
This listing is for a hard copy pattern and not a finished garment. 

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