Women's Civil War Era Garment Patterns

 

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1860s Evening Dress by Period Impressions

Princess cut Low body with pleated skirt

IM430-S..........$18.00

IM430-M.........$18.00

 

IM430-L...........$18.00

Night Dress & Night Cap

by Granny's Attic (Period Impressions)

Has tucked or plain yoke and tucked or plain cuff options.  Cap with tucked or plain brim Sizes XS-XL included in same package

IMGANDNC...........$18.00

Pleated Skirt

from Granny's Attic (Period Impressions)

Pattern includes in one package sizes XS-XL

IMGAPS..........$16.00

Work Dress 1860 - 1870 

from Tailor's Guide
A simple cotton dress, with either a "Fitted" or "O" Type bodice. It has off the shoulder full sleeves, and a choice of either a pleated or "gauged" skirt. In two separate envelopes, bust sizes 26" - 36" and sizes 38" - 49"

HDG16………$14.00

Chemise

from Timeless Stitches

This pattern is for a knee-length chemise with little short sleeves.  This pattern is adapted form one published in Peterson’s Ladies Magazine in 1860.  The chemise was worn next to your skin and acted as a layer of protection for your clothing from your perspiration and body oils. This pattern has a formed yoke in the front and a straight yoke across the back, which makes the garment very comfortable to wear.  The pattern includes many suggestions and choices for different trim ideas from simple pintucks to laces and ribbon combinations.  The look of this garment is limited only by your imagination and the fabrics and trims that you can find that are “of the Era”.  

Sizing:
         
The back is measured yoke so adapting this pattern to fit individual  bodies is very easy.

TSU030..........$12.00

 

TSU030P.............$12.00

 

Corded Petticoat

from Timeless Stitches

             If you don’t want a hoop skirt, but do want the shape of the Era, this petticoat is for you.  Prior to the invention of the hoopskirt, corded petticoats were  worn in combination with multi-layers of petticoats to provide the silhouette so popular to this Era. Once the hoopskirt arrived, many women omitted the layers of petticoats including the corded petticoat, in favor of the hoopskirt, for their large circumference day dresses and eveningwear.  Corded petticoats, however continued to be worn with the camp-dresses and many other styles of dress with narrow hemlines, as they help to hold the skirt out and prevent it from becoming entangled in the feet. The ADULT corded petticoat has a bottom circumference of just under 90”, which makes it perfect for camp dresses and any other style of dress with a narrow hemline.

        For young ladies, corded petticoats continued to be worn well into the 1880’s, when the bustle back replaced the fluffy look, even for the young girls.   Corded petticoats are great for girls and teens, as they help to give shape to the dresses without the hassles of the hoop skirts.  Made with a good quality cotton or poly/cotton cording, they are machine washable, which makes them ideal for the young ladies.  (Mom’s who have had to deal with pulling and replacing hoop skirt wires, will appreciate this.)  This is a wonderful way to satisfy the wants of young girls for their fluffy dresses.  The TEEN and GIRLS petticoats have a lower circumference of 65”, which is perfect for the fluff and flutter of the girls’ dresses

TSU112.......$12.00

 

 

 

Basic Ballgown Bodice

from Timeless Stitches

       The princess line and the boning allow for a tight, close-fitting garment
      shoulder seams fall to the back of  the shoulder to help emphasize the width of the shoulders the side seams are to the back to help give the  illusion of a smaller waist the bodice ends in a point at both the front and  the back
·        the bodice closes with eyelet and laces down the center back the bodice is finished at the neck edge and the      lower edge with piping   Sizes Petite- Large 

 

           TSB130.........$16.00 

 

90" Hoop Petticoat

from Timeless Stitches

This pattern is for a 3 tiered 90 inch diameter hoop skirt. These hoops were also known as “Junior” hoops as this was the first hoop a girl graduated into when they went to long dresses.
This hoop is also correct for those under 5’ 2” tall.  The slimmer hoops were also worn under certain dresses that you want to give a  slim tailored look to.  The pattern is shown with a drawstring waistband but includes instructions for a fitted waistband if preferred.

 

Sizing:
      
    The use of a drawstring in this pattern makes it truly adjustable for waists up to 45 inches.  The length is 34 inches, with the lowest hoop at 30 inches, but instructions are included to lengthen or shorten as necessary

TSU001..........$12.00

 

120" Hoop Petticoat

from Timeless Stitches

This pattern is for a 4 tiered 120 inch diameter hoop skirt.
This is the standard hoop size.  It is large enough to give the bell shape but small enough to allow ease of movement. The pattern is shown with a drawstring waistband but includes instructions for a fitted waistband if preferred. 

Sizing:
           The use of a drawstring in this pattern makes it truly adjustable for waists up to 45 inches.  The length is 36 inches, with the lowest hoop at 32 inches, but instructions are included to lengthen or shorten as necessary. 

TSU002............$12.00

 

 

Petticoat - Under and Over Hoop

from Timeless Stitches

 

This pattern is for a single ruffled petticoat.  The pattern includes instructions for both under and over the hoop petticoats. Petticoats were worn over the hoops to prevent the individual hoops from showing, and under the hoops for warmth. The pattern utilizes a waistband front and a drawstring back, which helps reduce the bulk of fabric at your waistline.

 

Sizing:
         
The drawstring back of this pattern makes it truly adjustable. The choice of the number of panels used makes this an easily adaptable pattern for all waistlines and  hoop sizes. The pattern is for 40 inch length but instructions are included to lengthen or shorten as required.

TSU010........$14.00

 

 

 

 

Drawers (Pantalettes)

from Timeless Stitches

This pattern is for Drawers or pantalettes as they were called.  This pattern is for a split -crotch but the seam can be closed if you choose.  As the drawers are worn under every thing else, the split-crotch makes going to the "necessary" a whole lot easier.  The pattern includes instructions for pintucks and lace.  A pattern for a hand made lace edging is included.  A special feature of the pattern is its' method of sewing pintucks, which keeps both sides symmetrical.  The pattern is for a drawstring waistband but optional fitted band instructions are included.

 Sizing:
  
 
         You will want to maker your pantalettes roomy as this allows for overlapping at the crotch and back, which makes them quite draft-free. Pantalettes were worn to just below the knee.

TSU020..........$10.00

TSU020P...........$10.00

 

 


1860's Ball Gown Skirt

from Truly Victorian
This is a very elegant hoop skirt with a top skirt falling in swags over a specially pleated ruffle. Can be made with contrasting fabrics for greater effect. Fits over 120", 135", and 150" hoops. Fits all sizes.

TV240.............$10.00

 

 


1843 Tablier Skirt

from Truly Victorian
This skirt is inspired by a Mr. Worth drawing, as a pre-hoop design. The upper section, or "tablier", of the skirt has four rounded points. The shaped flounce adds enough fullness to fit over a hoop. Fits all sizes.

TV243........$10.00

 

 

1860's Ballgown Bodice

from Truly Victorian
This is an off-the-shoulder 3-piece bodice for evening wear. The neckline is decorated with a gathered bertha and bow at the shoulders. The waist has a point in both front and back. The center back closes with hooks and eyes.  Size group A

TV442.........$12.00

 

1859 Pagoda Bodice

from Truly Victorian
This is a 3-piece bodice, the most common style of the early Victorian era. It has an elongated shoulder and a large Modified Pagoda sleeve. The closure is in the center front, and there is no center back seam. The necklin can be high or an open square. The waist can be straight around or with a shallow point. Size group A

TV440...........$14.00


1851 Petal Ballgown Skirt

from Truly Victorian
A beautiful Pre-Hoop skirt. The upper "petals" fall gracefully over the skirt. The very deep lower flounce adds enough fullness to go over a hoop, if desired. Fits all sizes.

TV246...........$9.00


 

 


1859 Double Skirt

from Truly Victorian
This skirt has two layers, just as the name implies. The skirt lining has a flounce added to give plenty of fullness over a hoop. The upper skirt covers the lining and the top of the flounce. Fits all sizes.

TV244........$10.00

 

Sheer Summer Dress 

by Period Impressions

Late 1850s to mid 1860s

Cool summer wear meant for stay at home, definitely not for traveling.   This dress is made with very sheer fabric.        Small 6-8-10    Medium 12-14-16  Large 18-20-22

IM454-S.............$16.00

IM454-M...............$16.00

 

IM454-L...........$16.00

 

 

 

1845 Day Dress

by Period Impressions

An 1845 Day dress with sloping vertical pleats that narrow the look of the waist.  Misses sizes 6-8-10, 12-14-16, and 18-20-22.

IM447S........$14.00

                

IM447M........$14.00

                

IM447L........$14.00

                

 

1850-1862 Fashionable Skirt and 1850-1867 Gathered and Fitted Bodices  by Past Patterns  

The skirt can be gathered and flounced,  knife-plaited or box plaited. The original fabric of  the ruffled skirt and the gathered bodice is a thin cream cotton embroidered with green evergreens. The plaited skirt and the fitted bodice fabric is a light weight plaid wool of dark green, light green,  rust and cream.  The woman holding the fan is wearing a loose-fitting bodice with bishop sleeves which is fitted by plaiting or gathering. The front closes with buttons. The lady with the umbrella wear the same bodice but has  chosen a one piece peg-top sleeve fashionable in the 1860s. The front of her bodice fastens with hooks and eyes. These patterns are multi-sized 10 through 20. The flounced skirt requires 7-1/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide flounced skirt requires 7-1/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. The plaited skirt requires 5-1/2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. The gathered bodice requires 1-7/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

P700 (Skirts).....................$14.00

  

P701 (Bodices)..................$14.00

          

 

 

 

Mid-Nineteenth Century Wrapper   

by Past Patterns  

This wrapper was most likely fashionable in the mid 1850s. Wrappers and robes were considered "undress" garments and were generally worn in the privacy of home or in a rural setting. The historical notes contain information about American robes and wrappers from the 1820s to the 1860s.  The original fabric and linings are plain weave printed cotton. Life size swatches are shown here and on the back of the color envelope. Sizes 8-18 require 6 1/2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric; sizes 20-26 require 7 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

P807......................$19.00

                          

 

 

1850-60s Chemises by Past Patterns   Chemises or 'shimmies' were worn throughout the nineteenth century next to the body. The corset was put on over the chemise. Generally, they were calf-length. The  package contains two typical chemises. The original fabric is a medium weight, high thread count white cotton sheeting. Both chemises  require 3 Yds. of 45 inch wide  fabric. Sizes 10-20  included.                                         

P707.............................$14.00

 

     

 

 

 

 

1850-60s Drawers & Petticoat by Past Patterns Throughout the 19th century, drawers were generally two tubes that frequently overlapped at the front waist and were either set into a waistband or onto a drawstring. The drawers require 2-1/8 yards of cotton sheeting and the petticoat required 3-1/3 yards cotton sheeting. Sizes 10-20 Included          P706................$17.00

 

 

Civil War Era Ball Gown

by Rocking Horse Farm

Dropped shoulder line with flanges, short sleeves and full skirt.

RH265-1014........$20.00

  

RH265-16-20.......$20.00

     

RH265-22-26.......$20.00

     

 

 

1860s Day Dress

by Rocking Horse Farm

Simple front opening dress with full skirt.  Can be made as dress or as skirt and bodice.  8-22 in one packet.

RH264..........$16.00

   

 

Civil War Era Accessories

by Rocking Horse Farm

Hoop skirt, pantalettes, camisole and snood.

All sizes included.

RH266.........$13.00

 

 

 

Traveling Item for the Lady

by Period Impressions

The items presented in this book are pieces that were recommended for ladies to use while traveling.  Period Impressions have translated and adapted their patterns from original patterns and pictures found in popular ladies magazines dating from 1858 to 1864.  Items include corset bag, crocheted toilet sachet, lady's toilet sachet, sachet of comb, brush & c., knitted boa, lady's anklet, lady's work-bag, lady's traveling bag, card-case and extras.

IM-TRAV......$12.00

  

 

1835- 1865 Mantelet

from the Mantua Maker

For Formal wear or warm weather daywear.  Designed from an historical garment. Multi-sized petite to x-lg

 1840-1…….$15.00

 

  

 

 

 

Crinoline Hoop Slip

from Old World Enterprises

This pattern is offered for those who want a hoop skirt and do not wish to order a gown pattern.  The hoopskirt features a dropped waist that is smooth across the front.  there is a base upon which the tiers of flounces are affixed .  On the interior, casements run along the seam line into which the hoops are fed.  The hemline and each flounce are embellished with lace.  There is a center back closure.

OW860HS......$10.95

  

 

 

 

 

1840 Romantic Ball Gown

from Old World Enterprises  

The fitted bodice of this gown is set off by a Bertha collar made of lace and embellished at the center front with a single flower.  The center back opening can either be laced or employ a hook and eye closure.  The pleated skirt is gathered at the center back.

OW841...$16.95

  

 

 

1850s Crinoline Ballgown

from Old World Enterprises  

This is an off-the-shoulder gown with a lace or fabric flounce running around its perimeter.  The fitted bodice is fully gored and sweeps to a point at the center front, which is embellished with flowers on ribbon pillows.  A center back opening that can either be laced or employ a hook and eye closure.  The neckline is trimmed with flowers that are set onto ribbon cushions. Lace or fabric flounces fall from the sleeve cap. The large skirt is bell-shaped, gathered at the waist.  The lace mitt pattern

 is included as is the hoop skirt.  

OW851........$14.95

  

 

 

 

 

1860s Outer Wrap

from Old World Enterprises  

The wrap has two tiers that are set off by faced scalloping.  Falling from both of the tiers are flounces that can be made either of self fabric or of lace as pictured.  There is a center front hook and eye closure.  

OW860A.............10.95

  

 

 

 

1860s Crinoline Ballgown

from Old World Enterprises  

The  very fitted boned bodice of this gown has a front button closure.  The neckline has a contrasting band of fabric upon which chevrons are set, holding pillows of contrasting fabric with a ball button in the center.  The sleeves are accented by mock epaulettes and lace.  The large skirt is pleated and gathered and is set off by three large chevrons that fall from the back of the bodice.  The chevrons are embellished with a center ribbon upon which pillows and buttons are attached.  A pattern for the hoop skirt is included.

OW863.........$16.95

  

 

 

 

1860s Crinoline Walking Gown

from Old World Enterprises  

This is a two piece gown featuring large pagoda sleeves with shoulder flounces. The bodice has a center front button closure.  A small stand-up collar is achieved by attaching a gathered ruffle to the neckband. The large skirt is pleated and has a slight train in back. A false sleeve pattern is included as is the pattern for the hoop skirt.

OW861......$14.95

  

 

 

 

 

 

1860s Crinoline Ballgown

from Old World Enterprises

The gown has little puffed sleeves that are placed on a supporting band.  A pinked flounce moves around the neckline, embellished with two types of lace. The bodice is very fitted and has a shaped belt that moves to a point in the center front.  There is a center front closure that employs tiny buttons.  The very large skirt has a double-pinked flounce moving around it’s perimeter.  A bow that flows the length of the skirt enhances the back.  

OW862.......$15.95

  

 

 

 

 

 

1860s Ball Gown Bodice. 

from Past Patterns

A princess seam construction makes this bodice easy to fit and sew. Many women were married in their best dress. If their best dress was a ball gown they would probably have worn it to their wedding. The puff sleeve with bows or the bell sleeve change the bodice from fancy to tailored.

The bodice closes and fastens in the back with lace that is drawn through eyelets. The bodice is boned. The point may be made shorter without changing the overall look.

Looking for a skirt to wear with this bodice? Order the P700 or the P800 skirt pattern

The original fabric was a black silk faille trimmed with a heavy black lace and small black jet beads. A watered taffeta, a changeable silk taffeta or a plaid weave taffeta are particularly good choices.

The pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. The puff sleeve bodice requires 4-3/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. The bell sleeve bodice requires 2-1/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

P704.......$14.00

  

 

 

 

 

 Fan Front Bodice

from Past Patterns

This bodice was fashionable between 1841-1847. It is also appropriate to interpret 1850's clothing because images of women wearing the fan front bodice in the 1850's abound.

The illusion of a small waist is created with tucks at the shoulders which are drawn into shirring at the center front waist.

The bodice is mounted on a form fitting lining. The lining alone may be used as a pattern for a popular variation from the fan-front. The long form fitting sleeves may be made with or without a cap. The bodice is boned and closes in the back with hooks and eyes.

This pattern is multi-sized 8 through 26 in a B, C and D cup. Sizes 8 through 12 require 2-1/3 Yds.; sizes 14 through 18 require 2-1/2 Yds. and sizes 20 through 26 require 2-2/3 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

P801..........$16.00

  

 Flounced or Single Skirt. 

The flounces on the flounced skirt are cut on the bias. The single skirt is without flounces.

The pattern is multi-sized 8 through 26. The flounced skirt requires 5-3/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. The single skirt requires 4-1/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

The original fan-front bodice ensemble fabric is a black silk taffeta. The original flounce skirt is a forest green and black stripe cut on the diagonal. A watered taffeta, a changeable silk taffeta, plaid taffeta and a medium-weight good quality cotton are particularly good choices.

P800.......$16.00

  

 

 

 

 

 1850s-1863 Dart Fitted Bodices

from Past Patterns

The seated lady wears full pagoda sleeves fashionable from the late 1850's to 1863. The standing lady wears modified pagoda sleeves which were popular from the late 1850's though 1863. The under sleeve pattern is included.

This pattern is multi-sizes 10 through 20. All sizes require 2-1/3 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

P702.....$14.00

 

  

 

 

 

1863 Dayton's Skirt Supporting Corset

from Past Patterns 

This corset can be made without the straps to wear under an off the shoulder gown.

This pattern is multi-sized 8 through 26 in a B, C and D cup. Sizes 8 through 12 require 1-5/8 Yds.; sizes 14 through 16 require 1-3/4 Yds. and sizes 18 through 26 require 2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

The fabric from which the original is made is an undyed light weight cotton drill.

P703..........$13.00

  

 

 

 

 

 Early-to-Mid-Nineteenth Century Stays.

from Past Patterns

We call these stays our sensible stays because they are quick and easy to make and are very comfortable to wear. They are not boned. The lady wearing the stay that has lacing over the belly is wearing a gestation stay.

The original fabrics are natural cotton drill, white cotton satin weave, and natural cotton drill. The gestation stay closes in the front with ceramic pie-crust buttons. The other stay with shoulder straps fastens with ceramic utility buttons.

This pattern is multi-sized 10-20. Fabric requirements are: Gestation stay 2-1/2 Yds. 45 inch wide fabric; Stay with shoulder straps 1-Yds. 45 inch wide fabric; Stay with sleeve straps 1-1/2 Yds. 45 inch wide fabric.

P705...........$14.00

  

 

 

 

 Two Chemises 1850-1870)

from Past Patterns

Chemises or 'shimmie' were worn throughout the nineteenth century next to the body. The corset was put on over the chemise. Generally, they were calf-length. The package contains two typical chemises.    The original fabric is a medium weight, high thread count white cotton sheeting.   The pattern is multi-sized 10-20. Both chemises require 3 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

Wear this chemise with  P712 Hoop Skirt.

P707........$14.00

 

  

 

 Hoop Skirt with Hoop Flounce 

from Past Patterns

This pattern is multi-sized Small through Extra-Extra Large. The Hoop Skirt requires 3-1/4 Yds. and the Hoop Flounce requires 2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric for all sizes.

The circumference for the everyday hoop in the smallest size is 105 inches, for the largest size it is 120 inches. The Hoop Flounce buttons on to create an even fuller evening silhouette of 130 inches for the smallest size and 145 inches for the largest size.

P712.........$22.00

  

 

 

 

 

1857 Promenade Dress

Patterns of History

Worn over a full, round hoop skirt, this  afternoon costume evokes memories of a Scarlet O’Hara pre-Civil War dress. The two-piece dress sports the wide pagoda sleeves  popular during the 1850s. The original  moiré-striped silk taffeta gown with silk fringe was worn by the wife of a Wisconsin congressman to the inaugural address of President James Buchanan.  Sizes Small (8-10-12) and Large (14-16-18)

WIS-1857-S……$19.95

  

WIS-1857-L……$19.95