1901 Ladies Empire Coat - 40 Inch Bust

1901 Ladies Empire Coat - 40 Inch Bust

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Sized to fit a 40 Inch Bust - This reproduction sewing pattern features a Ladies Empire Coat, having raised waistline, and full gathered sleeves with shaped, turn-back cuffs.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The source material from which these early patterns are replicated from contain much less information than the more modern patterns from the 1920's and 1930's.  

Patterns and fashion journals published during these eras presumed that the home seamstress possessed sufficient skills to construct a garment without detailed directions.   

 As a result patterns for facings, linings and other details - such as instructions on how to create trims, are sketchy at best -- and usually non-existent. Most of the time sizes and yardage information is also unavailable.

In order to make these early patterns easier to use, we have dropped in grain lines, seam allowances, and clarified markings on the patterns as much as possible.  Included with each of the patterns are any and all text and instructions that were available in the original source material. 

Be aware that all of these patterns run small compared to our modern bodies, and were drafted with the understanding that "proper" undergarments/and corsets would be worn underneath.  Armholes especially tend to be much tighter and smaller than modern garments.

It is very important when sewing these items to make a fitting mock-up of the pattern out of muslin or other waste fabric, and make all of the adjustments for your individual figure on the mock-up.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS:  Heavy Silk, Linen, Woolens

Materials Required For Size Shown:

44 Inch Wide Material (Without Nap)            5-7/8 Yards
54 Inch Wide Material (Without Nap)            4-3/4 Yards
           
Other Notions           
                      
Snaps, Hooks, Eyes
Two large decorative buttons
Optional - additional contrast yardage for cuffs & collar.
           

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