This bodice fits just off the shoulder for evening wear. It reaches to the waist and has a point in front and back. An optional gathered bertha trims the neckline. The closure is in the center back, with hooks and eyes. The sleeve is a small pouf with a fitted lining. A double bow decorates the shoulders. This style is particularly suited to 1850-1873, but can be used for other periods as well. Heavy decorations at the neckline will give an elegant look to the bodice.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
Fabric: 1 1/2 yards – 2 yards
Lining: 1 – 1 1/2 yards
Interlining: 1 yard
Bow fabric: 1/3 yard
Yardages given are with nap, and are approximate only.
For Interlining, use a heavy woven fabric like twill or denim.
Notions: eight 1/4″ Bones; Buttons or hooks and eyes for closure.