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TSB-108 Wrap Bodice Sewing Pattern, Mid- 19th Century, Civil War Era Bodice

TSB-108 Wrap Bodice Sewing Pattern, Mid- 19th Century, Civil War Era Bodice

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A simple but dressy bodice suitable for dressier day wear and evening attire.
As the name suggests the bodice is fitted by crossing over in the front and “wrapping” the body. The pattern has two collar options; a soft shawl collar and a “revers” or fold-over pointed collar. The modified pagoda sleeves can be made either plain or with a cuff to match the fold-over collar. All can be trimmed with braids, laces, ruffles or handwork, many ideas for which are included in the pattern. A pattern for the insert at the neckline is also included. The bodice is designed to either be tucked into your skirt or placed on a waistband. The built-in adjustability of this style makes it a great choice for those growing teens.

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.

This is a good bodice to start your Civil War sewing, as it is one of the easiest to make and fit, while giving you the basic sewing techniques used on most of the bodices of the Era. This bodice is not tightly fitted like many of the bodices worn. It utilizes pleats or darts along the waistline as well as the waistband of the skirt to give it shape and structure.

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

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, TSS-203 Gored Skirt or
TSS-206 Split Skirt with Underskirt Panel.


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:

2 1/2 - 3 1/2 yds 45” wide fashion fabric/ same amount for lining
* depending on size
Fine cord for your piping
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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