This reproduction sewing pattern is sized as Waist 28 / Hips 46.
gore petticoat, circa 1908-09, with straight or gathered flounce,
perfect under skirts from that era. Can be left plain, with or without
lace edging, an/or a gathered flounce. Insertion lace and
embellishments are optional. Suggested fabric includes batiste, cotton,
flannel, silk, taffeta.
Much of the original documentation on
this pattern has been lost or destroyed. Yardage requirements are
included, but, although the pattern pieces are marked for layout, the
printed layout diagrams are not available. Also, no verification can be
determined regarding the original pattern publisher, however, the
artwork available steers us to believe it was a McCall pattern.
The fashion patterns of this era had far less sewing instructions 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: Batiste, Cotton, Silk