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TSB-109 Basque Bodice Sewing Pattern, Mid- 19th Century, Civil War Era

TSB-109 Basque Bodice Sewing Pattern, Mid- 19th Century, Civil War Era

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By definition a Basque Bodice is a bodice that extends below the waist, over the skirt. The bodice utilizes pleats or gathers and fabric belts to give shape at the waistline, making it comfortable to wear, but still giving it the period look. TSB-109 Basque Bodice pattern includes both a square and a rounded front. Options are included for three styles of edging: pleated, ruffled and a fabric ruching, as well as an optional removable pelerine. The use of your Basque will depend on the fabric chosen. Basques made of light, airy fabrics can be worn as morning and at-home attire and as day dresses for warmer weather and southern climates. Basques made of heavier cottons, silks, linens, wools and brocades can be used for day dresses, visiting garments, traveling attire, and for riding habits. Remove the belting and this bodice works as maternity wear. Done in cream or soft pastels this would be a great bodice for a late afternoon or dinner wedding.

Key features of the bodice include:
· Long shoulder seams fall off the shoulder and towards the back.
· Bodice closes 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.

The modified pagoda sleeves are meant to be worn with sleeve jockeys, TSA-501 Sleeve Jockeys ad Cuffs offers some great choices.

Basque bodice and skirt combinations were the forerunner of the suit. Try:
TSS-201 Double Opening Skirt, TSS-202 Gauged Skirt or the more tailored look of the 
TSS-203 Gored Skirt.

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.

Pattern Requirements:

21/2 - 3 1/2 yds 45” wide fashion fabric/ same amount for lining
* depending on size
1/3 yd both fashion fabric and lining for detachable pelerine
7 buttons
Fine cord for your piping
Trims of choice

This listing is for a hard copy pattern and not a finished garment. 

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