RH942 — Ladies' Vest or Waistcoat for the 1870s-1880s sewing pattern
RH942 — Ladies' Vest or Waistcoat for the 1870s-1880s sewing pattern
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RH942 — Ladies' Vest or Waistcoat for the 1870s-1880s sewing pattern

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Make your Perfect Waistcoat! 

Replicate a dress from the 1870s and start here. Make the perfect Steampunk or Victorian outfit! You need our pattern for this beautiful ladies’ waistcoat based on an original period tailor's draft. With its front darts and seamed back, this basic vest looks beautiful on a variety of figures and works from the 1870s and 1880s as well as for any fantasy outfit you can create. Lengthen it into a jacket or coat! Pair it with skirts! Wear it with trousers! It's all up to you. Four versions are included:  V-neck, step-collar, double-breasted, and high collar.  

Fits busts 28" through 48" and waists 20" through 40". All sizes in one envelope. 
Or order a Made to Measure pattern in your personal measurements.

Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

Suggested Fabrics: any top weights

Notions: thread; buttons for closure, interlinings optional

Yardage Requirements: outer and lining 1 yd at least 36" wide

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