RH945 — Ladies’ Long-Tailed Bodice for the 1870s-1880s


Victorian Women’s Bodice sewing pattern



Shake a tail feather with our Long-Tailed Bodice!

Start your dress from the 1870s or 1880s right here.  Make the perfect Steampunk or Victorian outfit!  You need our pattern for this beautiful ladies’ long-tailed bodice based on an original period tailor’s draft.  With its front darts and seamed back, this basic bodice looks beautiful on a variety of figures and works from the 1870s through the 1880s as well as for any fantasy outfit you can create.  Works over a bustle or not.  Wear it modernly as a jacket or coat!  Pair it with skirts!  Wear it with pants!  It’s all up to you.

Fits busts 28″ through 48″ and waists 20″ through 40″ with instructions for conversion to larger sizes.  All sizes are  included in the pattern. Detailed instructions, period tailoring directions, embellishment suggestions, and historical notes are also included.

Suggested Fabrics:
any top weights

thread, buttons for front closure, interlinings optional

5 yards 45″ wide or 4 yards 60″ wide. Allow more for napped fabric or pattern matching.

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Additional information

Weight 0.00 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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