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TSB-110 Swiss Body Sewing Pattern, Mid 19th Century, Civil War Era

TSB-110 Swiss Body Sewing Pattern, Mid 19th Century, Civil War Era

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TSB-110 Swiss Body pattern offers a fitted Swiss Body with a pleated peplum back and pointed front. The ruffles at the sleeve cap and around the peplum serve to soften the lines, but if a tailored look is desired the ruffles can be omitted. A small belt at the center back adds distinction, and can be used to draw in the back, adding to the overall fit of the garment. If you prefer this can be omitted and two buttons placed at the head of the pleats.

Swiss Bodies, vests and other “waists” were very popular as younger woman could wear a skirt, waist and Swiss Body and be considered “dressed.” This considerably extended her wardrobe. A satin, silk or velvet Swiss Body can be worn for evening wear, by those of all ages. These were often embroidered, beaded or extensively trimmed. Swiss Bodies were also worn for traveling as they did not restrict movement like a full bodice or jacket did, but still provided warmth.

TSS-203 Gored Skirt works very well, as the tailored lines of the skirt compliment the tailored look of the Swiss Body. TSB-120 Tucked Body and TSB-121 Guimpe both work well as a “blouse” for under your body.

 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:
1 2/3 - 2 yards 45” wide fashion fabric
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 yds 45” wide fabric for lining
9 1/2” buttons for the front
2 1/2 - 1” buttons for optional belt
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.  
This listing is for a hard copy pattern and not a finished garment.  

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