Victorian Hoops and Bustles Pattern
All views are copies of extant period hoops and bustles.
Creating an accurate historical silhouette starts with undergarments - this includes the various petticoats and wired frames worn throughout the 1800s. This sewing pattern includes six different support garments to help you create that silhouette.
View A is a bell shaped hoop skirt popular from 1856-1863 and 1869 and 1876
View B is an “elliptic” skirt 1863-1871
View C is a bustle, hoop and train supporter 1869-1876, 1883-1889
View D and E bustles were worn during the second bustle period of 1883-1889
View F is a bustle pad worn throughout the Victorian and into the Edwardian periods.
More information and resources are contained in the pattern.
Suggested Fabrics: Cotton Broadcloth or Sateen.
Pattern comes printed on white bond paper with multi-color size lines in a 11.25" x 8.5" plastic pouch.